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  • A Race Like No Other

  • 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
  • By: Liz Robbins
  • Narrated by: Chris Fogg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the Verrazano to the triumphant finish line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, horrible narrator

  • By N. Craig on 10-02-17

Poor Narration Detracts from Riveting Story

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

I downloaded this book to get myself mentally prepared for running the NYC Marathon this November. I loved the story, the history, the way it follows the details of runners both elite and amateur, but the narrator's consistent failure to pronounce words--not just proper names and foreign terms, but also multiple regular English nouns--nearly ruined this book for me. I have never heard so many gaffes in all my years of listening to audiobooks. Is there no budget for editors?

  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

  • By: Katherine Howe
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 882

Connie's mother asks her to sell an abandoned house once owned by her grandmother in Salem, Mass. Relunctantly, Connie moves to the small town and inhabits the crumbling, ancient house, trying to restore it to a semblance of order. Curious things start to happen when Connie finds the name "Deliverance Dane" on a yellowed scrap of paper and begins to have visions of a long ago woman condemned for practicing "physick," or herbal healing, on her neighbors in 1690s Salem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Darinda on 06-20-09

Hurray!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-09

This is the first intelligent historical thriller I've encountered since The Historian. I couldn't stop listening. My one qualm was with the narrator, who, like so many other narrators and actors, seems to think that everyone from Massachusetts sounds like a Kennedy or even better, like they are from Maine. While this annoyed me, it wasn't enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying the story.

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  • Blindspot

  • By a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise
  • By: Jane Kamensky, Jill Lepore
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Set in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot ingeniously weaves together the fictional stories of Stewart Jameson, a Scottish portrait painter and notorious libertine, and Fanny Easton, a fallen woman from one of Boston's most powerful families who disguises herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice. Together with an African-born doctor, they investigate the death of the famous revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Cariola on 03-06-09

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-09

This is great historical fiction, evoking Boston on the brink of revolt through plot and carefully wrought detail while also telling a well-plotted tale. John Lee is always a pleasure to listen to as well.

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