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  • Psycho USA

  • Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of
  • By: Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of US history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • True crime enthusiast's dream

  • By Athelsten on 08-24-17

Terrifying History of American Madness

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Schechter is a wonderful writer of the dark history of American lives. Truly gripping in the true crime genre, yet eerily proved as a history of American life. This brings the listener into the every day life of Americans, realizing a monster has arrived in their community, frequently a known neighbor.
This collection of horrors should not be discounted by historians due to it’s True Crime categorization. This audiobook touches upon the real lives of Americans throughout the years. Haunting and factual,
Schechter has done it again.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,903

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

The Emperor Has New Clothes, Non-Fiction Version

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Stephen King could not have published a fiction novel as engrossing and terrifying as Michael Wolff has portrayed in this non-fiction book. Revealing the nightmare scenario of how great civilizations fail.

22 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

Earth shattering!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

This book has opened my eyes more than any history, social discourse or theory. Ideas well explained and while in some areas seemingly whimsical, all tied up in a expose on the modern world and our fault lines in society.

  • The Big Burn

  • Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating history of early Forest Service

  • By P. Bergh on 11-11-09

If you like Ken Burns, listen to this.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is an audible documentary of the National Forests. The narration and writing is so well done, I get lost in the story and can envision the fire leaping at myself, as if I were an observer. I have new heros and they lived trough this inferno!

What did you like best about this story?

This is a story about great men and women. Some well known, some that Timothy Egan has pulled out from the shadows and given them the spotlight they have long deserved. He has made a world full of sound, light and life in his writing. I still feel the sparks coming down and taste the smoke in the air.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Worst Hard Time

  • The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
  • By: Timothy Egan
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207

The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating History

  • By Sara on 02-02-14

When is the next Egan release???

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

What made the experience of listening to The Worst Hard Time the most enjoyable?

I have read this book, gifted this book, bought the audiobook and still listen to it time and again. The best research of the Dust Bowl years that I've ever read, including personal histories of survivors of the Dust Bowl (my grandparents). As always, Timothy Egan is both a great researcher and storyteller.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Worst Hard Time?

I think I can taste dirt when he describes the cars dying from the black blizzard. I will dream of static lightening on the fences and tumbleweeds.

  • Save Me

  • By: Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

From the best-selling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice. Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who’s been bullying her daughter. In the aftermath of a massive explosion, Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to rescue Melly or usher Amanda to safety.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Protagonist Was Shallow and Unbelievable

  • By C. Byrnes on 04-20-11

A good story.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

What did you love best about Save Me?

As always, Lisa Scottoline is able to take random things and weave them into a great story.

How could the performance have been better?

I found the performance too dainty. Lisa's characters seem grittier than what was portrayed. A lot of that was lot in the performance.

  • The Lion

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,546

Detective John Corey now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What happened to Scott Brick?!!

  • By JSR on 07-03-10

I expected more.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was acceptable, but not what I expected.

What could Nelson DeMille have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The Loin's Game was phenomenal, and a follow-up would be hard pressed to beat it. That withstanding, I was dismayed by the taming down of the rich characters and plot that entranced me. I fell in love with the acerbic humor of DeMille's characters, and missed it mightily. The taming of the plot from the Lion's Game was disappointing, and I was editing the book in my head far before the middle of the book. I'm sorry, but I was let down.

Do you think The Lion needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

A redo!