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  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

  • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
  • By: Jason Fagone
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474

In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important biography, perfectly told

  • By sarah brown on 10-25-17

Friedmans key to winning WW1 and WW2.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Fascinating and amazing true story. Along with the Navajo code talkers, the Friedmans were key in winning WW2. She did much more battling drugs and Nazis...and key to safe encriptions today.

  • The Lord God Made Them All

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 809

The volume that completes the verse: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. These are the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the others

  • By Alison on 03-01-05

wonderful and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

When you listen to the trials and attitudes of the farmers you realize you have no room for whining.

  • All Things Wise and Wonderful

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,037

This enchanting collection of stories is the warm and joyful sequel to All Things Bright and Beautiful and All Creatures Great and Small, the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, Poor editing

  • By Sassy1980 on 09-11-13

3rd book equally enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Such a rich mix of real people and stores woven with great story telling. Voiced by the reader makes it infinitely better!

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79

Charles Dickens' ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Donnie E Porter on 11-30-18

Best performance I've heard. Music, voices & more

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-19

All aspects top notch. Voices, performance, music, sound effects all put you into the story. Best performance I've heard. Thank you.

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,431

Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book, but....

  • By Shirley on 10-07-11

outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

The best series alongside The Mitford series. The readers, different but perfect for each book, make them better than when I read them all years ago.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,299

In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Wonderful in every way

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I read this book & sequels years ago. Even better with native voices for characters.

  • White Fang

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404

In the desolate, frozen northwest of Canada, a lone wolf fights a heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who's the animal: Man or Wolf?

  • By Erik on 08-14-15

Exciting and sensitive too

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Outstanding story. I can see why it's a classic. I never read it and so glad to hear it on Audible.

  • 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 13,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,615

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

very moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

a great reinactment we should all make part of our Christmas, to remember and not forget.

  • Jingle Bell Pop

  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,093

On Christmas Eve, 1818, in a small Austrian village, a local Catholic priest and a church organist composed a Christmas carol that changed the course of holiday music forever. Exactly two hundred years later, it’s not the holiday season until you’ve heard “Silent Night” in the car, at the store and on TV – all in the same day. 

In Jingle Bell Pop, John Seabrook, acclaimed author of The Song Machine, takes us deep inside the holiday music business. We go behind the scenes to meet some of the producers, songwriters and recording artists responsible for the timeless tunes we hear on repeat between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making of a Christmas Hit

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

good but needs music

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

very interesting. I would've enjoyed it much more if it had included parts of the music being discussed.

  • Console Wars

  • Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
  • By: Blake J. Harris
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763

A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video-game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video-game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Childhood: Explained

  • By Shane Snyder on 07-22-14

Lengthy but fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Long saga but interesting especially because reader makes it worth while. Historical business competition. I don't play video games and I liked it. Gamers, IT people, business owners will like it more. Things to learn from the successes and failures presented.