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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,529

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

The Reckoning

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I struggled to finish. Grisham lingered much too long on the Bataan Death March. The narrator was the best of any of the 20+ audios to which I have listened. The voice changes were natural and authentic for a southern dialect.

  • The Clockwork Universe

  • Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
  • By: Edward Dolnick
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,715

The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Calculus Ergo Modernity

  • By Nelson Alexander on 07-09-11

The Wonder of Calculus

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

The idea that calculus changed the way people thought, worked, lived and died is truly amazing! As a history teacher, this book opened new vistas for me to ponder.

  • The Moralist

  • By: Patricia O'Toole
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reflections on a Changing Presidency

  • By Keith on 05-02-18

struggled to finish.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-18

As a historian by profession, this was unremarkable and tedious . Very redundant in content.

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