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  • How Firm a Foundation

  • Safehold Series, Book 5
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

The Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don’t know even now, however, is how much more it’s fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying Performance

  • By William on 09-14-11

What were they thinking?

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Any additional comments?

Wrong narrator, I feel cheated somehow. What happened to the energy, the accents the youthful narration? I have to agree with others, Mr. Keating is all wrong for this genre. Too grandfatherly. Too university professorish. I can't listen to 28 hours of this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fox

  • By: Arlene Radasky
  • Narrated by: Arlene Radasky
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Jahna and Lovern's clan lay in the Romans' path of destruction. The death of their people is a certainty, unless a bargain is made with the Gods, even if it means a human sacrifice. Will the trade the Druid Lovern, and his visionary wife, Jahna make with the Gods, save their family?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A so so story

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-07-11

A so so story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-11

While the story itself was pretty good, it would have been much more enjoyable if there hadn't been musical intermissions between each chapter and if someone with a more expressive voice had done the actual reading. The music got so annoying that as soon as a chapter ended and the darn music or song started, I would skip the music and go right into the next chapter. I would have never gotten through the book any other way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,958

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Don't judge this one too soon.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-03

Jeff Wood does an excellent job bring the character of "Pi" to life in this wonderful fiction. It is so well written that at times I forgot it was fiction and had actually happened. It does start out a little slow, but that is necessary to lay the foundation upon which the story develops. I really enjoyed this book and recommended it to everyone I know.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

A Great Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-03

I never knew there was so much involved in hiking. I was enchanted, learned a lot about the Appalachian trail that I never knew and felt like old friends with the characters in the book. The narrator is great! A real pleasure to listen to. This book will have you laughing out loud! You won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamcatcher

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 22 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796

A dark and sweeping adventure, Dreamcatcher is set in the haunted city of Derry - the site of Stephen King's It and Insomnia. In it, four young boys stand together and do a brave, good thing, an act that changes them in ways that they hardly understand. A quarter-century later, as grown men who have gone their separate ways, these friends come together once a year to hunt in the woods of Maine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Master's Best Work

  • By Anthony W. Perryman on 12-21-02

A MUST LISTEN

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-03

From the first chapter you will find yourself glued to your earsets. This is classic King and worth every minute of your time. One truly becomes INVOLVED in the story, identifying with each character as if you knew them yourself and chances are, you know someone who is like them.

Nineteen hours of listening pleasure, there is no way Hollywood can do justice to this book. And I'm glad I listened to the book first as I probably would have passed it by had I made the mistake of going to see the movie first. Now, I can happily wait until the movie is put out on video tape before viewing it. Then I'll only be out a few bucks to rent it just to see what they did and what they left out. :)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skipping Christmas

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Best selling author John Grisham ( A Time to Kill, The Brethren) returns with a new tale for modern times, offering a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become a part of our holiday tradition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple Pleasures!

  • By Lisa on 03-02-08

Highly Entertaining, will make you laugh and cry

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-02

What do you do when the last bird leaves the nest? Why plan a romantic vacation to a tropical destination of course. That was the plan and the trials and road blocks along the way are realistic if somewhat exaggerated. This was a great listen, will make you smile one minute, shake your head in agreement the next, laugh out loud and wipe a tear from your eye in the end.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful