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Chester F. Hilton

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  • The Book of Mormon

  • By: Joseph Smith Jr. - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor production

  • By Jared on 08-09-12

monotone

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was excited to listen to the Book of Mormon. However, the reader was monotone, and it was evident that he hadn't read the pronunciation of some of the names in the Book of Mormon. While it was great to have the Book of Mormon on Audible, there are better versions from the Church.

  • Genghis Khan

  • His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy
  • By: Frank McLynn
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to Central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well Researched but Poorly Written

  • By Sean V. Werner on 08-10-16

Excellent book about this period of history

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

What made the experience of listening to Genghis Khan the most enjoyable?

Very much enjoyed the book. The one thing that I found that I didn't like was that the narrator would drop the "K" from khan, pronouncing it han. He did this at times with Kubla Khan's name. I'm not sure if that is how it is pronounced in Mongolian, but made it hard to follow at first, since I've always heard the "k" pronounced.

Which character – as performed by Tim Andres Pabon – was your favorite?

see above

  • Absolution by Murder

  • A Sister Fidelma Mystery
  • By: Peter Tremayne
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

In AD 664 King Oswy of Northumbria has convened a synod at Whitby to hear debate between the Roman and Celtic Christian Churches and decide which shall be granted primacy in his kingdom. At stake is much more than a few disputed points of ritual; Oswy's decision could affect the survival of either Church in the Saxon kingdoms. When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered, suspicion falls upon the Roman faction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting new (for me) series & great narrator!

  • By Yvette on 02-27-15

Great Early Medival murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

What made the experience of listening to Absolution by Murder the most enjoyable?

I have read all of the Sister Fidelma series, but hearing them brings them to life for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fidelma.

What about Caroline Lennon’s performance did you like?

Great job especially with the Irish word.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would like to, but couldn't

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 644

"My name is Mike Ross and I'm a Ferryman - like in the Greek myth. I didn't ask for, or really want, the job, but I'm trying to make the best of it. Most ghosts are okay and just need a little help to get where they need to go. Unfortunately, there are lots of exceptions, like power-mad psychopaths, spirits still trying to fight battles long since lost, and the worst of the lot - the Skinwalkers. They live vicariously by possessing people and controlling them like puppet masters. Then they toss them aside when they've outlived their usefulness."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really like this series

  • By A. Hogue on 07-11-12

great disappointment

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I was expecting more on the order of Tony Hillerman's books dealing with Navaho spiritual beliefs and such, not a guy who can see both living person and the spirits of the dead.

Did Jeffrey Kafer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Jeffrey did a good job reading. I could keep the characters straight with his voice changes.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead Eye: The Skinwalker Conspiracies?

the whole book did nothing for me. I'm sure that there are those who enjoy this genre, but I didn't.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Naked Edge

  • I-Team Series, Book 4
  • By: Pamela Clare
  • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Someone wants the Native Americans off their sacred land. And when Navajo journalist Katherine James and park ranger Gabriel Rossiter team up to investigate why, their passion for the truth - and each other - makes them targets for those desperate enough to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Addicted to this Series!

  • By Stacy on 12-21-14

pure smut

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

Reviewed: 12-20-14

What would have made Naked Edge better?

I only listened to part of the first chapter. I was shocked at the graphic sex described in the first few minutes. That was all I could listen to.

What could Pamela Clare have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have enjoyed Tony Hillerman's books on the Navaho people. If she were to keep it clean, I think this book would have potential

What didn’t you like about Kaleo Griffith’s performance?

I have nothing against the reader,

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

People should be given their money back

1 of 2 people found this review helpful