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  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

  • By: Aaron Allston
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Luke Skywalker's daring mission to halt the Yuuzhan Vong's nefarious plot to overthrow the New Republic is struggling on all fronts. And time is slipping away for Han and Leia Organa Solo, trapped on a small planet whose rulers are about to yield to Yuuzhan Vong pressure to give up the Jedi rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well written

  • By M.L. on 04-14-16

Great Battle

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

Strong description of the battle plan from both sides in the rising war between enemies

  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey

  • By: Elaine Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina Solo is forced to seek haven in the unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy - and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief-stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Paid too much!!

  • By Sammie on 05-10-15

New journey

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

As the conflict continues the Jedi slip up to look for an answer to the question of how to end the war

  • Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Star by Star

  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their campaign of destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding and killing Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money

  • By John on 08-20-12

Another great book in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Once I got started I couldn't stop listening until it was done. Lost another character to the dreaded Uivon.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,325

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Great story of Christmas Spirit

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Characters and performance by different readers made total story line better. It was a Great story of Christmas Spirit from the horrors of a War.

  • North and South

  • North and South Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973

Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating novel of the Civil War

  • By 9S on 01-12-13

The book comes to Life

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

If you remember the TV series then this book brings it to Life with characters you know and Love. Read with feeling.

  • The Vikings

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

As raiders and explorers, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of western Europe. Now, in a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher and classical scholar, you have the opportunity to understand this remarkable race as never before, studying the Vikings not only as warriors, but in all of the other roles in which they were equally extraordinary - merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling Presentation of a Fascinating Subject

  • By AppleCedAR on 09-14-13

Lecture style

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Story less appealing to me because of the Lecturer's style, organization and flipping back and forth in the timeline of events.

  • The Republic of Pirates

  • Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,968

In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a novel

  • By Abbie on 02-02-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

if you like history and pirates this is the book for you. Great background on each character, with full details of the life in the period

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,570

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Great understanding of Vets with PTSD

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I liked the humor, the talks with vets and stories of their service and what they are doing now.

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  • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

  • By: Ulysses S. Grant
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly funny and very informative.

  • By Trent on 08-20-12

Great Civil War Story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I wish that I could have heard more on his presidency and the experience of that from his viewpoint.
But overall a great story with interesting details of the events and insight into the people.

  • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin

  • By: Michael A. Stackpole
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless and they stand utterly outside the Force. Even the Jedi are rendered helpless by this impervious foe, and their solidarity has begun to unravel. While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn set off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi. There they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy - if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • too short

  • By Nunya' Bisness on 06-03-17

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

The Jedi battle the forces from the outer rim in this third piece of the puzzle