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  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,489
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,594

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Tremendous story, but plodding pace

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

I have long loved LotR, and here it is unabridged. Yet nowhere has the pitfalls of an audio book been made more apparent. In reading, the eyes can skim and consume words, but here the narrator goes through each at his languid pace - even the songs.

Its fantastic, but its also sleep inducing.

  • A Little History of the United States

  • By: James West Davidson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers uncovered in James West Davidson's vividly told A Little History of the United States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It’s accurately titled “little history”

  • By Alexander on 06-28-18

More Progressive in viewpoint

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

For a short history, its striking how much time is given to individuals like Rachel Carson, and it ends with comparing nuclear war to global warming.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wild

  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,677

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

The narrator in sounding like different people wasn't the best but good enough. The book got us through two 4 hour trips. This book was good and a learning experience.