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  • Waterloo

  • The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941

From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a close run thing!

  • By carl801 on 05-13-15

Just ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-16

It is hard to listen to a tale of a vast battle. Without the visual it is not easy to get the feel of armies moving etc. Also, the change in narrators with only a few chapters remaining really threw me as a listener. Both were good, but I kept trying to figure out the motivation for the change. Was it a different perspective? A different character? Never made sense.

  • The Bulletproof Diet

  • Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

TheBulletproof Diet will change what you think you know about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat a high-fat diet, work out and sleepless, and handle stress with ease. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, increased his IQ, and reached a level of health that seemed unattainable. His 40s are truly better than his 20s, and The Bulletproof Diet brings his best hacks to the masses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having the physical book may be better than audio

  • By Victoria Seebeck on 02-13-15

Coffee infomercial

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

As a non-coffee drinker, I was really tired of the author's obsession with coffee. I suppose with all these books they have to prove their scientific chops with ridiculous amounts of content on chemical/nutrients.

  • Grass Crown

  • By: Colleen McCullough
  • Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The magnificent glory of Republican Rome is threatened when a struggle for power erupts among the men who shaped its hard-won peace. At its center are two extraordinary leaders: Gaius Marius, the general who saved Rome from Barbarian invasions, desperately trying to extend his reign for a prophesied and unprecedented seventh term as Consul; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once Marius' most trusted right-hand man, now a dangerous rival hungry for his own taste of political success.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Warning Terrible Abridgement

  • By NewJerseyThomas on 11-27-11

Abridged!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-16

Great book, only drawback is it is missing some wonderful detail. Please someone record unabridged!

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  • The First Man in Rome

  • By: Colleen McCullough
  • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

In the first century B.C. at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man - the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man, but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MASSACRE! DON'T BUY ABRIGED BOOKS!

  • By R. L. Roeck on 01-28-14

Why no unabridged option?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

This is the first book from my favorite series of all time. Well read, but why don't we get the option of an unabridged version? I'd pay more.

24 of 25 people found this review helpful