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Concord, MA, United States
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  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,495

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Low content plot and dialogue.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Don't be fooled by the positive reviews. This book is long , tedious, liberal political boilerplate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking Wild

  • By: Diane Les Becquets
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 865

Driven to spend days alone in the wilderness, Amy Raye, mother of two, is compelled by the quiet and the rush of nature. But this time, her venture into a remote area presents a different set of dangers than Amy Raye has planned for, and she finds herself on the verge of the precarious edge that she's flirted with her entire life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read especially if you like the outdoors

  • By Dale on 03-29-16

Wonderful !

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

You will not be able to stop listening to this marvelous journey through the full range of human emotion. Life, longing, pain and redemption. It's all here.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Savages

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run an independent Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from an established clientele. But they may have come up against something that they can't handle---the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and saying no is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard-Core ... Not For Everyone But Really Good!

  • By Jennifer on 01-10-13

High Intensity Ride You Won't Put Down

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Winslow's laces this thrill ride with edgy atmospherics and witty social commentary. His major and minor characters are all living dangerously in the San Diego - Mexico border drug scene. While I have not yet seen the Oliver Stone movie, it will have to be quite a trip to top this "page turner".

  • From Bauhaus to Our House

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dennis McKee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement. This is his sequel to The Painted Word, the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years before. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and Incisive Satire. Wolfe at his Best!

  • By Pat on 07-10-12

Brilliant and Incisive Satire. Wolfe at his Best!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-12

If you want to understand why so many modernh new buildings in our cities are hard on the eyes as well as the spirit, Tom Wolfe is your man!
Wolfe eviscerates the pompous and arrogant class of modern architects, and makes you laugh out loud as he does it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Look at the Harlequins!

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

As intricate as a house of mirrors, Nabokov’s last novel is an ironic play on the Janus-like relationship between fiction and reality. It is the autobiography of the eminent Russian-American author Vadim Vadimovich N. (b. 1899), whose life bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, though the two are not to be confused (?).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Peek, Memory!

  • By Darwin8u on 09-11-13

Brilliant command of language

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

My selection was based as much on curiosity (as well as the excellent reviews)
I was interested in Nabokov's writing style given that Russian was his native language. His mastery of words and phrasing is brilliant.
While it is true that this is clearly the autobiography of a man of letters rather than a world leader who accomplished world-shaking events, his entertaining descriptions of even the minutiae of life was very entertaining.
It is easy to see why his talent has been recognized so widely.
Recommended for the thoughtful and other fans of high quality prose writing.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • After America

  • Get Ready for Armageddon
  • By: Mark Steyn
  • Narrated by: Mark Steyn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

In his giant New York Times best seller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn predicted collapse for the rest of the Western World. Now, he adds, America has caught up with Europe on the great rush to self-destruction. What will a world without American leadership look like? It won’t be pretty—not for you and not for your children. America’s decline won’t be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction. No, America’s decline will be a wrenching affair marked by violence and possibly secession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts

  • By Peter on 11-11-11

Brilliant, Scary, Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-11

With his characteristic brilliance, Steyn explains how much of the world has relied on the hegemony of the United States to maintain international civil order, and how so many countires and societies now face a painful chaotic future as the US declines economically, and eventually militarily.
What is truly amazing is how Steyn can provide so much humorous entertainment, even as he is scaring the hell out of you.
This book can make you laugh and cry at the same time!
Highly recommended on all levels.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Coming Insurrection

  • By: The Invisible Committee
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50

The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord — and with comparable elegance — it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wake up and pay attention. America

  • By Wayne on 12-20-11

The "Secret" plan by the Left

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

The startling plan by the anarchist/communist left to overthrow not only the capitalist system but the whole of western society as we know it.
A dark look at the mental state of the leaders of the OWS demonstrations.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,205

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

PVC

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

Magnificent from so many perspectives - Historically accurate sweep of America's West in the late 1800s. Nuanced character development. A book about relationships of complex characters in stressful conditions. Narration is superb. Spellbinding from start to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful