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  • Black Earth

  • The Holocaust as History and Warning
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the 20th century and reveals the risks that we face in the 21st. Based on new sources from Eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think and thus all the more terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tough book but worth it!

  • By Amazon customer on 11-20-15

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

This book really makes you think about your life and the future! A must read!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • By: Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration ruined it for me

  • By Julia on 11-09-14

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Loved the book. I learned a lot about the history of the times. Well written and very enjoyable. Will read again!

  • The Black Count

  • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  • By: Tom Reiss
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866

Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth more unbelivable than fiction

  • By Jean on 01-27-13

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 03-18-15

Loved this audio book. If you like the time period this is the book fit you because it is filled with historical delights!

  • Holy Rule of St. Benedict

  • By: Saint Benedict of Nursia
  • Narrated by: John Polhamus
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Convictions St. Benedict about monastic life are contained in the most influential guide for monastic life ever written, The Holy Rule of St. Benedict. It is written for laymen, and emphasizes the value of work, community, simplicity, obedience, moderation and prayer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Michele on 02-23-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

Very well recording. The reader is clear and methodical. Perfect for a short listen. I listen to the recording often.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jim Henson

  • The Biography
  • By: Brian Jay Jones
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

For the first time ever - a comprehensive biography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatically complete

  • By T on 10-01-13

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Loved Jim Henson!
The book was very interesting.
It was a very positive and uplifting story.
We loved the book!

  • Jeeves and Wooster, Vol. 2

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Bertie Wooster is living the high life as an English gentleman in New York. But when he's instructed to look after young Wilmot, a fearful drip who just happens to be the son of the fearsome Lady Malvern, matters become jolly complicated jolly quickly. And for some reason, Bertie's valet, Jeeves, refuses to be of any help at all. What's to be done?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!

  • By Michele on 05-01-13

Hilarious!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-13

Colonial Radio Theater shines with this! We really enjoyed this. Laughs abound. So true to the original characters. I strongly recommend this for when you need a chuckle. Love the voices and the plots.

  • Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

  • By: Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington; the twins called Stars and Stripes; and their daughter, Virginia. They've just moved from America and into the English country manor of Canterville Chase. Though rumors persist that the house is haunted, the Otis' have none of it, and set about making the house their own. Then come the mysterious clanking chains and the bloodstains on the floor, and soon even the Otis family must come face to face with that most feared of creatures - The Canterville Ghost. But will the Ghost be able to survive his encounters with the erstwhile Americans?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny Stuff !!

  • By Michele on 04-26-13

Funny Stuff !!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-13

Colonial Radio Theater does it again. We really enjoyed the story-the music, sound effects, and the voices. CRT picks the best stories. Keep up the great work

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Powder River - Season Six

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, Derek Aalerud, Lincoln Clark, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

In Season Six of Powder River, Etta and Jacob discover a 10-year-old boy, Levi Curtis, chopping wood at their home, acting as if he lived there. Britt soon discovers he is the sole survivor of an Indian attack on the Conestoga wagon he's traveling in with his family. Britt realizes Levi has no relatives and prepares to take him to the orphanage in Sheridan. When the telephone line arrives in Clearmont, Millie hires Etta to work the switchboard. Etta soon begins hearing things she shouldn’t: other people’s conversations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my new lone ranger , Clint Eastwood !

  • By Roger D. Mayes on 05-08-16

CRT did it again

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

Colonial Radio Theater has another success! The story line is exciting and touching. Very enjoyable listening. As a fan of the Powder River series Season Six has an interesting story line, great music and realistic sound effects. The cast is like family. Thanks for a great story.

  • Ticonderoga

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Ticonderoga tells the story of Captain William Taylor and his Mohawk scout Degadawidah who are charged to escort Captain Carlton Campbell of the 42nd Highlanders through the dangerous lands of the Huron to Fort Edward, where the British are making plans to march on the French held Ticonderoga. On the journey they meet young orphan Adam Cobbs who receives a baptism by fire in the harsh and bloody wilderness of New York State. Ticonderoga is a musket blasting adventure on the epic scale that The Colonial Radio Theatre has become known for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CRT, does it again.

  • By Ralph Mansker on 05-06-15

A+++++++

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

Reviewed: 07-01-12

If you like Colonial Radio Theater this is the best! If you like adventure and excitement with history thrown in then this is for you. Love it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Corbett Space Cadet

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tighe, Mark Thurner, Mark McGillivray, and others
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Juggling schoolwork, cadet training and saving the world, Tom is on the adventure of his life. In his new adventure, Tom, and fellow cadets Roger and Astro, have their first encounter with a dangerous new enemy with a surprising origin. "As roaring rockets blast off to distant planets and far flung stars, we take you to the age of the conquest of space with Tom Corbett...Space Cadet!"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Only There Were More Of These!

  • By sam on 02-07-14

Colonial Radio did it again!!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-12

Bought this for a trip. The entire family loved it. The voices became our friends. Well written and exciting.