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  • Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

First published in 1719 in London, the first edition of Robinson Crusoe gave credit to the work's fictional protagonist, Robinson Crusoe, as its actual author instead of Daniel Defoe. This led many readers to believe Robinson Crusoe was a real person and the book a true account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Roxanne Derkum on 04-30-17

The performance by the narrator is excellent.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

What would have made Robinson Crusoe better?

Not pushing the God & Jesus non-sense. The book would've been great without the religious undertones.

Any additional comments?

If you're not into a book where Jesus saves everything don't but it.

0 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Warrior

  • The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues
  • By: Charles Henderson
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

In the U.S. Marine Corps, the most dangerous job in combat is that of the sniper. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappear for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will to protect them - as they watch, wait, and finally strike. But of all of the snipers who ever hunted human prey, one man stands above the rest as the most legendary fighting man to ever pull a trigger. That man is Carlos Hathcock.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Phil M. on 06-11-15

Do Not Buy

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

What would have made Silent Warrior better?

Not being written

Would you ever listen to anything by Charles Henderson again?

Absolutely not.

Any additional comments?

He's just retelling stories. This is a complete plagiarism of several books. I equate it to a 7th grader copying and pasting a book report from the internet.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,647
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,587

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

Save Your Money Just Buy The Conan Stories

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Unoriginal to the bone. Blatantly stole all the ideas in this series from Robert E Howards Conan books.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81,159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81,096

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Yuck

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

Listen to Robert E Howards Conan books (which came out in the early 1930's) & you'll be disgusted. Terminology, story lines, weaponry, even the set up of the kingdoms! There's nothing that Martin didn't steal from Robert E Howard. I understand there's going to be similarities because Howard created the Sword & Sorcery genre but this's ridiculous.

The narrator is great but everything else reaks of un-originality.

  • Renaissance

  • Assassin's Creed, Book 1
  • By: Oliver Bowden
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli, knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.To his allies, he will become a force for change in his fight for freedom and justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, Great Narration.

  • By Jason on 05-22-12

A Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

It's got a lot of action, extremely detailed descriptions of events, and characters you can easily get invested in.

  • The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,278
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974

Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities...there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars.... Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand...to tread the jeweled thrones of the earth under his sandalled feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect Introduction

  • By Wes on 11-09-09

Buy It Immediately

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

The stories that created the Sword & Sorcery genre are still the best. When you listen you realize Howard doesn't receive as much credit and accolades as he deserves.

I tried listening to Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings (Never watched the show or movies believe it or not.) but they've just cannibalized the Conan stories. I can't finish either series because they blatantly ripped off all their ideas from Howards waork

I just keep coming back & listening to Conan. You can't find anything more original than these stories.

Narrator's great too.

  • The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery - and brought to life one of fantasy's boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian, reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. This volume gathers together three of Howard's longest and most famous Conan stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! Crom and Steel! Long live Conan!

  • By Kirk on 09-05-09

Don't read this if you're a Tolkien or Martin fan.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

When your listening you realize that the authors of Game of Thrones & Lord of the Rings cannibalized the Conan stories. When I finished all 3 books I was ashamed that I liked either series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A World Undone

  • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

  • By Andrew on 12-14-12

Moving

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Very comprehensive and informative book on the Forgotten War.

Narrator is pretty good also. Makes it easy to listen to.

  • Dead Center

  • A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War
  • By: Ed Kugler
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there - the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at 17, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966. As a new sniper with the 4th Marines, Kugler picked up bush skills while attached to 3d Force Recon Company, and then joined the grunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If not the best certainly tied for the best

  • By Rose Dawn Blanton on 08-04-15

Mind Blowing

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

It's not a bullshit rah-rah book. He doesn't make himself out to be Superman. It's a very honest and sincere look at his time in Vietnam.

It's funny as hell also. The narrator has me cracking up. I've listened to listen to this at least 7 times and it's still great.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,833

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Eye Opening

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

There are so many lessons to be learned in this book you've got to listen to it twice to absorb all the information. Well worth your time and money.

Jocko and Leif's narration is awesome and makes it a easy listen.