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  • My Southern Journey

  • True Stories from the Heart of the South
  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: Rick Bragg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

From celebrated New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Rick Bragg comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, Bragg explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Incomparable Rick Bragg

  • By Karen Kinnison on 10-01-15

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

if you're not a college football fan you can basically skip the last two chapters

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,252

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

much more prison camp than advertised

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

All of the hype for this story was focused on the first 5 chapters (the running in the Olympics and the survival at sea) what isn't advertised at all is the 20 chapters of torture, beatings and mental health issues that follows. It's a great representation of that period in time but if you're not expecting it then it's a pretty horrifying surprise.

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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,999

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feels like Jules Verne

  • By Ramon on 03-10-11

Great except the Main Character is a douche

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

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

If you like science expeditions, goofy old professors or adventure/discovery tales, this is totally up your alley. If not then I'd suggest you give it a shot anyway cause you might change your mind.

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