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  • Killing England

  • The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,335

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Must Read This Book

  • By Susie Davis on 10-22-17

Pretentious

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I loved "Killing Reagan," "Killing Lincoln, & "Killing Kennedy." I didn't love this. Mainly I found the reader to be pretentious. There were also far too many uses of blatant alliteration. Admitting.

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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,080
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,841

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

I would try another book, but not something "acted out" like this.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I did not finish. I couldn't get past the first 15 minutes.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

There is no narrator. It is all acted out, like a radio drama, with sound effects. The only actor that was good was Duchovny. Anderson & Pilleggi were "OK," and the extras were miserable.

Any additional comments?

Much of the acting seems forced (over-acted), and it just felt REALLY CHEESY.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful