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  • Murder at Fenway Park

  • By: Troy Soos
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Reporting for his first day as a Boston Red Sox player, Mickey Rawlings discovers a faceless body in the empty stadium. When police name him as their suspect, he knows he must clear his name or give up baseball and his freedom. But nameless foes are trying to silence him with warnings that become increasingly dangerous. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Troy Soos creates delightfully authentic ballplayers and places them in believable, colorful settings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baseball mystery in 1912

  • By Byron on 06-06-14

OK for what it is.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Historical fiction, with enough insights into the sights, sounds, customs and personalities of the time to make it interesting. The mystery is reasonably good, but don't expect to be drawn in waiting to find out what happens.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,959
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,818

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Listen to the first half; second half optional

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

The first half of this book is 'how Al Franken became a US Senator.' It's interesting and instructive.

The second half is partly 'what I've done in the Senate' and partly 'why the Democrats are right on everything.' There's sometimes good content in the second half, but if you would prefer to avoid the Democratic screed, just skip it.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The High Middle Ages

  • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

At the dawn of the last millennium in the year 1000, Europe was one of the world's more stagnant regions-an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater, with illiteracy, starvation, and disease the norm for almost everyone. Yet only three centuries later, all of this had changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful teacher

  • By Mary Elizabeth Reynolds on 03-02-14

OK, but was it the best investment of time?

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

I learned from this course, some things that I've found useful to know, others not so much. Unfortunately, the latter outweigh the former. In addition, Professor Daieader has a manner of speaking that doesn't hold up to twelve hours of listening.

If you really want to fill the gaps in your knowledge about this European era, it will do the trick. If you're listening principally for enjoyment, get something else.

  • Tod zwischen den Zeilen

  • Guido Brunetti 23
  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: Joachim Schönfeld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Brunetti auf der Jagd nach Raritäten: Der Commissario wird zu einem ungewöhnlichen Tatort gerufen, der altehrwürdigen Biblioteca Merula. Wertvolle Folianten liegen aufgeschlitzt da, und der amerikanische Forscher, der ein Dauergast war, ist verschwunden. In Venedig, das einst auch eine florierende Bücherstadt war, entdeckt Brunetti eine eigenartige Welt: einen florierenden Schwarzmarkt für Bücher.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typisch Donna Leon

  • By Shager670 on 06-02-17

Typisch Donna Leon

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

You get what you expect. A good mystery, the normal cast of characters. If you liked others, you'll like this one. I did and I do.

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,955
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,975

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

  • By JJ on 09-10-12

A wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Not just a book you listen to during your normal audiobook time. One that you find more time for. Get this book. Listen to it. You will be glad you did.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,207

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Excellent book, except for the sequencing

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

A story that is involving, touching, very well told. If it weren't for the author's decision to insert two jump ahead time sequence sections in the middle, it would be nearly perfect. But I found those sequences maddening -- enough so that I accused Audible of assembling the audiobook incorrectly.

So, you are forewarned. Get the book. The rest of it is worth it. And when you get to the time sequence jumps, just deal with it.