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  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,499
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,449

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Heartwarming story of courage & desire!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

For those who are not members of the greatest generation this book is a depiction of the hardships and extreme obstacles this generation faced that made them great. Unquenchable desire and true grit prevail setting the stage for the most perfect outcome.

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,900

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy In Contemporary London

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-24-16

Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-28-15

What was most disappointing about Robert Galbraith’s story?

Book was very slow. Plot was very weak as well. Grusome and contained sadistic references to sex. Too far fetched for my taste.

What three words best describe Robert Glenister’s voice?

Well enunciated.

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

None

Any additional comments?

Waste of time and money

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,951

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Scott Harvath

  • By Carol on 11-18-12

Shallow. Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-14

What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

The plot was shallow. Slow

What do you think your next listen will be?

Unknown

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Armand Schultz?

Narrator was okay.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

Difficult to say. The story line was disappointing.

Any additional comments?

Not one of Thor's best.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight in Europe

  • By: Alan Furst
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

Paris, 1938: As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Alan Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation", now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and Odessa, on the eve of World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Furst + Carroll = WIN!

  • By Annie M. on 06-22-14

Slow Book....

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

Reviewed: 09-14-14

What disappointed you about Midnight in Europe?

Boring. Moved very slow.

Would you be willing to try another book from Alan Furst? Why or why not?

No

What didn’t you like about Daniel Gerroll’s performance?

Narrator was fine.

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

Story was fair.

Any additional comments?

Do not recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful