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  • Cary Grant

  • Dark Angel
  • By: Geoffrey Wansell
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood's greatest stars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the hardcopy book !! not the audio one..

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-17

Buy the hardcopy book !! not the audio one..

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

What disappointed you about Cary Grant?

there were no pdf with this book - the original book has tons of high quality pics - pass on this audio version !!!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Tunnels

  • Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill
  • By: Greg Mitchell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

A thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the US television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration's unprecedented attempt to suppress both films.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • captivating

  • By maria on 11-28-16

Horrors of a Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This possibly good book is killed by a horrible narrator. Why don't they check on these narrators... just plain horrible - maybe audiobooks are not the way to go.... very VERY distracting from the story... this book is being returned.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery

  • By: Benjamin Carter Hett
  • Narrated by: Andrew Ingalls
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In Burning the Reichstag, Benjamin Hett offers a gripping account of Hitler's rise to dictatorship - one that challenges orthodoxy and recovers the true significance of the part the fire played. At the scene the police arrested 23-year-old Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist stonemason. Though he was initially dismissed abroad as a Nazi tool, post-war historians since the 1950s have largely judged him solely guilty - a lone arsonist exploited by Hitler.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat disappointing

  • By Michelle on 07-04-15

Very boring Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

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

Buy the book, NOT the audible version - again Borrible Narrator (yes B-orrible)

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Interesting that Audible.com allows such bad narrators

How could the performance have been better?

To simply not do it! This systemic bad delivery in many books is just not pleasant

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Exile and Pride

  • Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
  • By: Eli Clare
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow, incredible

  • By Jennifer Dickman on 12-25-17

Narrator Horror -- book outdated

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

What disappointed you about Exile and Pride?

Narrator Horror -- book outdated - Just because it is about our OUR community - does not mean it is Worth buying - very outdated. The narrator is too theatre for the purpose of the book - really..!!! do not buy it..

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,181

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Can t stand the valley girl accent, horrid

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

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

After a few minutes, Can t stand the valley girl accent, horrid Certainly not recomended in AUDIO, but possible great as a regular paper book.... sorry about the news..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reflections

  • Life After the White House
  • By: Barbara Bush
  • Narrated by: Barbara Bush
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both the wife and mother to a president. Barbara Bush's prominent place in American history is matched by her extraordinary popularity: Republicans and Democrats alike appreciate her wit, her compassion, and her devotion to her family. Dignified, loyal, and unpretentious, Barbara Bush defied skeptics to become one of the most admired First Ladies in history; she remains a beloved public figure today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book by the late Barbara Bush

  • By Ginger Mitchell on 07-26-18

Great all around !!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

What made the experience of listening to Reflections the most enjoyable?

THis book is well produced and comes out right. As you may know it is hard to get a book that the narrator is good, the story is good etc etc - This ONE is a good one.

What does Barbara Bush bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Well i guess it is because it is her life she is talking about - she always had a great brain and mouth !

  • The Diana Chronicles

  • By: Tina Brown
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them: among them, Diana's sexually charged mother, her bad-girl sister-in-law, Fergie, and, most formidable of them all, her mother-in-law, the Queen. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Privileged people behaving badly

  • By Chris on 08-27-12

Great all around - a first for Audible !

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

great book all around, well read - pleasant to hear, and the writer is fantastic - filled with information. I highly recommend this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

  • By: Shelby Foote
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253

The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storytelling brilliance

  • By Tad Davis on 07-17-08

This narrator is horrible, and very nasal lol

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Could not get into the story, and i do teach history. This narrator just reminds you about HIM, and not the story. Just remember what you hear as a sample will not convey the real image of what will happen after hearing him for one hour = dont do it.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,909

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

Great book, and well done

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Where does The God Delusion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Another great book by him - very informative and presented in a very entertaining way. Great narrator, nice to see these great orators once in a while on here - so few.. buy this book.

  • Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

  • By: Suzanne M. Desan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Suzanne M. Desan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048

The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society - not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great balance of the big picture and detail

  • By Monte Johnston on 09-17-13

Narrator is rushed, and some accent going on

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

i could not listen to this book, as it was annoying - and rushed. You can feel your heart rush as she RUSHES through the reading of this book. I am sorry they chose her as a narrator - great topic, bad delivery

0 of 1 people found this review helpful