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Philip M. Chute

29 Palms, CA
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  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and Drama

  • By Simon Fraser on 07-26-09

Simple compared to modern retellings, still good

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Doesn't take much attention to follow along, but it isn't boring writing. It doesn't feel dated; very similar to Holmes.

  • Waterloo

  • The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997

From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a close run thing!

  • By carl801 on 05-13-15

Perfect balance of detail and scope

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

This book gave a great and detailed picture of the battle and it's place in history, while moving quickly enough through it to never grow stale. It was very entertaining, and I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,708

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Twain and Nick Offerman are a perfect match

  • By Philip M. Chute on 10-23-17

Mark Twain and Nick Offerman are a perfect match

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

The narration is perfect for the wit and sarcasm throughout this classic. The book is timeless and still great fun. I hope Nick Offerman reads more of Twain's novels.

50 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • I Speak Esperanto

  • By: James Nugent
  • Narrated by: Stan Jenson
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10

I went to learn more about Esperanto, a language that was invented 126 years ago. In the end I found hope for the future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • almost no info about Esperanto; poor pronunciation

  • By Ferdinand Cesarano on 12-29-15

Not really about esperanto

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

I really don't care what the author had for dinner while learning esperanto. I was hoping for discussion of the language, but that was maybe a quarter of this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Revenant

  • A Novel of Revenge
  • By: Michael Punke
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,539

The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • solid entertainment

  • By jude butler on 07-11-15

Good story, exceptional narration

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Maybe not as good as the movie, but still a good book. The narrator was excellent at distinguishing and producing the collection of harsh grizzly voices.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Storm of Steel

  • By: Ernst Jünger
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

This classic war memoir, first published in 1920, is based on the author's extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on the Western Front during World War I. It has been greatly admired by people as diverse as Bertolt Brecht and Andre Gide, and from every part of the political spectrum. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, The Storm of Steel is perhaps the most fascinating description of modern warfare ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • World War I from a German Viewpoint

  • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

The narrator is a grown British man, even though the author was a young German man. The sound effects and music added as transitions are fitting and add to the experience. Would recommend this to anyone interested in World War I history or stories of war.

  • Medical School for Everyone

  • Grand Rounds Cases
  • By: Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Roy Benaroch
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralled!

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-09-14

"Medical School for Everyone" is appropriate

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Where does Medical School for Everyone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent and unique book. Each case is separate, but they build on things discussed in previous cases. This is written for adults with common knowledge but not necessarily any medical knowledge, so it is a great way for a non-medical person to improve their understanding of how medical diagnoses are made.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,860

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Dark and provocative

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

Zachary Quinto was a good narrator of this interesting short novel. Not Hugo award material, but definitely worth listening to.