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  • The Chimes

  • Dickens on Dickens
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Gerald Dickens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

On New Year’s Eve, Trotty becomes disheartened with life and feels that the working classes are wicked by nature after so many report of crime and mortality. His daughter, Meg, announces her plans to marry her fiancé on New Year's Day, something that Trotty is not particularly happy about. After meeting Will and his niece Lilian, the group return to Trotty's house. During the night, Trotty feels the church bells are calling him, so heads to the tower and climbs up to the bell chamber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and great story

  • By The Wolf on 11-09-17

Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

This story is a very good Dickens tale, full of sharply depicted characters, some very loveable, others not, and a plot that keeps you asking what comes next. I did not want to stop listening, and I did not want the story to end! I wish this tale was part of a longer story, a novel. All Dickens fans should love this story.

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  • American Caesar

  • Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur. They either worship him or despise him. This gripping narrative of the General's life is moving because he was a man of vision - majestic, though tragically flawed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding recording of a great book

  • By Tim on 09-01-03

An amazing man, an exceptional book

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

MacArthur was one of those men who was the perfect person at the right place and the right time in World War II...but his whole life was an adventure that was outstanding...truly he was a giant on the world stage...his talents as a military commander were exceptional...his personality was complex and confounding....he was a giant ego but he measured up to his self-assessment....he served as virtual dictator of Japan for five years and put in place a healthy democracy that survives today...and in the end he over-reached and brought about his own demise as a commander. His complex story is told by one of the best history writers of the 20th century...who was himself a Marine officer in the Pacific battles during the time MacArthur was defeating Japan. Manchester clearly admired MacArthur...but he did not over-state his subject. I read the print version of this book twice, and I have listened to the audiobook twice. It is a treat!

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  • Roughing It

  • A Personal Narrative
  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    4 out of 5 stars 72

"If there is any life that is happier than the life we led on our timber ranch, it must be the sort of life which I have not read of in books or experienced in person," wrote Mark Twain, and now you can share in that experience. The beloved American humorist spent seven years on a "pleasure trip" through the untamed wilderness of Nevada. Twain intended to spend three months touring silver mines, but the lure of rough terrain and comfortable clothes proved irresistible - as will this vibrant travelogue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By Tad Davis on 04-21-08

Several laughs per page...so to speak...

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

In the mid-1860s Mark Twain travelled from Missouri to Nevada Territory by stagecoach, hung out for a while, then went on to San Francisco, and then to Hawaii. Along the way he mined for gold and silver, wrote for local newspapers (his first paid writing work) and had many damn funny adventures...at least the way he remembered it all, it was funny. In this book you will hear a lot of info that is true about the West in the old days...Indians, cowboys, outlaws, miners, idiots galore...but you will also get exaggerations of all of those characters as a bonus...so you see the real thing, then you see it cockeyed and hilarious as well. You will perhaps also realize that a lot of stuff you have seen in movies about the West came from Twain...descriptions of outlaws especially. This book is highly entertaining...I read the print version three times before listening to the audiobook...and I will listen to it again when I need to be cheered up.

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  • The Listener's Bible NIV

  • The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

Do you find the Bible hard to read? Do your thoughts wander as you try to make your way through a Bible reading program? If so then discover the joy of listening to the Bible. Now you can experience the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, wherever you are... with understanding you never thought possible. These digital recordings are a lifetime investment for your spiritual well-being. They are also the perfect gifts for senior citizens, the sight impaired and anyone who finds the Bible hard to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's All There - And It's Wonderful

  • By Barbara Thompson on 02-27-12

Great narration!

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

This audio is the best narration of the Bible I have encountered. It is exceptional...very easy to follow...the narrator uses excellent emphasis and pausing so that the meaning of sentences is quite clear. Also his voice is clear and enjoyable to hear. Highly recommended. And this version of the Bible is in clearly understandable modern English.

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  • The Innocents Abroad

  • Or, The New Pilgrim’s Progress
  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 668
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 601

In June 1867, Mark Twain set out for Europe and the Holy Land on the paddle steamer Quaker City. His enduring, no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler also served as an antidote to the insufferably romantic travel books of the period.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twain's Hidden Gem

  • By Cynthia Franks on 05-08-12

A greatly entertaining and humorous book...

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

First I read the print version...at least three times over the years...then I found this audiobook, which I have listened to twice.

This is a wildly humorous account of a real voyage Twain took in accompaniment with some travelers on a trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1870. As with all of Twain's travel literature, the book includes real information, facts, descriptions, about the trip and the travelers, but he also makes fun of himself and his co-travelers....exaggerating at times, but always very humorous.

Interestingly, this was Twain's FIRST book...except for a collection of short stories...and it sold more copies in his life than any other one of his books. It established him as a major writer, and it put many dollars in his pocket.

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  • The Pastures of Heaven

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Today, nearly 40 years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the first time as Penguin Classics. This season we continue with the seven spectacular and influential books East of Eden, Cannery Row, In Dubious Battle, The Long Valley, The Moon Is Down, The Pastures of Heaven, and Tortilla Flat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Golden, mythical America

  • By Dan Harlow on 07-07-13

If you like Steinbeck...

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

A great collection of inter-related short stories...if you like Steinbeck, you will love this book. I read the print version many years ago, and I enjoyed the audio version greatly. Steinbeck loved people, and he presents here some touching, engaging stories of common folks. This book is similar to his The Long Valley.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Palace of Treason

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,229

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow and the Center, the headquarters of her service. She finds things worse than when she left. She despises the men she must serve, the oligarchs and crooks and thugs of Putin's Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington's most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's inconsistency

  • By Bruce P. Woodward on 10-23-16

Very good story..excellent writing...

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

A high quality, literary mystery. Very well written and a great plot. I have listened twice to the audio and I have read the print version. Highly recommended. It is a sequel to Red Sparrow, which you really should read first. Both are exceptional books...well written and highly engaging.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343

It is a society that is, officially, a paradise. Superior to the decadent West, Stalin's Soviet Union is a haven for its citizens, providing for all of their needs: education, health care, security. In exchange, all that is required is their hard work, and their loyalty and faith to the Soviet State. But now a murderer is on the loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Prepared Be Forewarned

  • By Steven on 02-22-10

Yes!!!! A GREAT story!!!

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

I have read the print version twice, listened to the audiobook, and I have viewed the film three times. A really entertaining story!!! Wow!!! I recommend all three versions...audio, print, and film.

  • One Step Behind

  • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

On Midsummer's Eve, three role-playing teens dressed in 18th-century garb are shot in a secluded Swedish meadow. When one of Inspector Kurt Wallander's most trusted colleagues, someone whose help he hoped to rely on to solve the crime, also turns up dead, Wallander knows the murders are related. But with his only clue a picture of a woman no one in Sweden seems to know, he can't begin to imagine how.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely Recommend

  • By Joanna on 08-02-10

If you love the Wallender books....

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

I love all the Wallender books, and this is another good one. Good mystery, good details about Wallender himself....hard to guess what will happen next...a great story...

  • The Case for Jesus

  • The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ
  • By: Brant Pitre, Robert Barron - afterword
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 455
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    5 out of 5 stars 415
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    5 out of 5 stars 412

Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps in to the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other Gospels, such as the lost Gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Scripture Scholar

  • By John on 03-03-16

Excellent apologetics!

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Reviewed: 07-13-17

A very convincing case is made for Christian faith. You may want to read the print version as well. I have listened twice to this audio, with pleasure. It is one of the best apologetics books I have encountered.

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