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  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,212

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Rejected

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Narration accompanied by loud music todisturbing to concentrate on story. I could not get past the first chapter I check later chapters but found the same distinction in

  • Killing the Rising Sun

  • How America Vanquished World War II Japan
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,291
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,252

Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice voice, just fine! *****

  • By Gramofalot on 11-25-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Having lived through the war it brought back many memories and described the hardships the Jajanese inflicted on the soldiers and civilians in a graffic way. One of the best books I have read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Shadow of Lakecrest

  • By: Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 110

The year is 1928. Kate Moore is looking for a way out of the poverty and violence of her childhood. When a chance encounter on a transatlantic ocean liner brings her face-to-face with the handsome heir to a Chicago fortune, she thinks she may have found her escape - as long as she can keep her past concealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise

  • By Fuschia on 09-28-17

Very interesting with many twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

The story kept my interest and the narrator was very good. Her intonations were very good and held my attention,

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,632

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Did not read past first chapter

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

What would have made Duma Key better?

I did not read the book as it was so bad and vulgar that I gave up during the first chapter. The story may have been good but the vulgarity was so bad I refused to continue.

What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Leave out the fowl language and present the story

How could the performance have been better?

Nothing in the performance would help this book

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

No

Any additional comments?

I am send it back

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mathews Men

  • Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats
  • By: William Geroux
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the US Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community's monumental contribution to that effort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Read Not About Brothers, but Men

  • By Gillian on 04-22-16

Excellent read with much history

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

This book would be a must read for those interested in the German submarine activity during WW2.and the history of the merchant marine at that time.

  • Betty Zane Trilogy: Classic Western Library, Book 5

  • By: Zane Grey
  • Narrated by: Bob Rundell
  • Length: 27 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The American West by President Eisenhower's favorite writer comprises of Betty Zane (1903), The Spirit of the Border (1906), and The Last Trail (1909).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh God, just shoot me!

  • By R. Blankenship on 08-05-18

Lesson in history of the Ohio Valley

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

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

I enjoyed the books as they tell the story of the place in West Virginia wher I grew up. My grandparents often spoke of the Zanes and Girty's. Some of my relatives were there at the time so a personal interest and I enjoyed the book. I agree the narrator was not the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Home town experience.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Could you see Betty Zane Trilogy: Classic Western Library, Book 5 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes but cannot recommend actors