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  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,852

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Lloyd on 10-15-17

Good story; but nasal-quality delivery

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Didn't like the nasal quality of reader's voice.

Story makes me not want to visit Cuba, whereas, beforehand, I thought I would.

  • The Oregon Trail

  • A New American Journey
  • By: Rinker Buck
  • Narrated by: Rinker Buck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 731

In the best-selling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck's The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules - which hasn't been done in a century - that also tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • An author does not a good narrator make

  • By C. Davis on 07-03-15

True adventure!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Loved the interspersing of history with the live account of following the Oregon Trail!
Beautifully described familial interactions. Great listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 44 Charles Street

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

The plumbing was prone to leaks, the furniture rescued from garage sales. And every square inch was being devotedly restored to its original splendor - even as a relationship fell to pieces. Now Francesca Thayer, newly separated from her lawyer boyfriend Todd, is desperate. The owner of a struggling art gallery, and suddenly the sole mortgage payer on her Greenwich Village townhouse, Francesca does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders. Soon her house becomes a whole new world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Danielle - Did you really write this?

  • By Loretta on 05-01-11

Rich relationship-building

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

Would you listen to 44 Charles Street again? Why?

No, once is enough for almost any story. So many stories, so little time; explore the unexplored!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In Every Heartbeat

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible. But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends' differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible, irritating narration

  • By Judy on 11-14-10

Terrible, irritating narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-10

Julia Gibson, as narrator, has a terrible habit of pushing out the last word of almost every sentence with an airy gush and elongating each of those last words. The intonation in dialogue is quite unnaturally affected. The story would have been good if it weren't so irritating to listen to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful