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  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but technical issues

  • By mikeinLA on 06-07-17

Another great book...

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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: 01-23-19

Michael Crichton, one of his best, he is missed... few authors come close to the skill and style that made these his books so enjoyable.... and Scott Brick, bring the words to life and does an amazing job....

  • Rampage

  • MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
  • By: James M. Scott
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The 29-day battle to liberate Manila resulted in the catastrophic destruction of the city and a rampage by Japanese forces that brutalized the civilian population. Landmarks were demolished, houses were torched, suspected resistance fighters were tortured and killed, countless women were raped, and their husbands and children were murdered. American troops had no choice but to battle the enemy, floor by floor and even room by room, through schools, hospitals, and even sports stadiums. In the end, an estimated 100,000 civilians lost their lives in the massacre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TRUE CRIME OF PURE HELL

  • By Steve Horwitz on 12-18-18

Something not taught in schools.

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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: 01-18-19

I knew a bit about what happened through reading articles, but this was an eye opener. I had never really heard how brutal. We have always heard about the Germans but think the Japanese got off easy...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,002

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

fun and interesting

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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: 11-09-18

very well done... i hope there is more to come. i totally recommend this book.

  • Sink ‘Em All

  • Submarine Warfare in the Pacific
  • By: Charles A. Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Sink 'Em All was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the US Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the best

  • By Robert on 08-29-18

well done

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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: 10-04-18

i enjoy history, this was neither boring or slow.... good book... excellant speaker... lest we forget our fore father sacrifices...

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  • In a Dark Place

  • By: Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren, Carmen Reed, and others
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys one-by-one on their family. Exhausting all other resources, they call up the world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have never encountered a case as frightening as this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best book of the Warren series

  • By S. Winchester on 04-03-17

really makes you wonder about the world we live in

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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: 05-29-18

eye opening, evil larks everywhere... glad to know God is in charge... The Warren's I admir...

  • Killing England

  • The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,350

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Must Read This Book

  • By Susie Davis on 10-22-17

interesting history

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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: 02-09-18

really good book, many things not usually discussed in history books... I enjoy Bill O'Reilly and Martin Duguards books.... they can't write them fast enough...

  • The Cutthroat

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Isaac Bell books are great

  • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

another excellent Isaac Bell Story

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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: 11-25-17

I enjoyed this, have been a Cussler fan most of my life, Scott Brick always brings a book to life, well done... thank you...

  • Masters of the Air

  • America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
  • By: Donald L. Miller
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

This is the dramatic story of the American bomber boys in World War II who brought the war to Hitler’s doorstep. With the narrative power of fiction, this is a harrowing ride through the fire-filled skies over Berlin, Hanover, and Dresden. Fighting at twenty-five thousand feet in thin, freezing air no warriors had encountered before, bomber crews battled new kinds of assaults on body and mind. Air combat was deadly but intermittent: periods of inactivity and anxiety were followed by short bursts of fire and fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Facts and Emotions Masterfully Combined

  • By Olaf on 01-05-12

a very good book

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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: 12-14-16

it's interesting to hear the stories... being retired Air Force we don't understand how lucky we really are...

  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots, an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders. The American Revolution was neither inevitable nor a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against each other as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. These were the times that tried men's souls: No one was on stable ground, and few could be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history lesson

  • By rick loy on 10-24-17

Another O'Reilly Success

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

good book... not my favorite O'Reilly Book.. but lots of interesting facts... did not seem to flow like his other books, but will worth listening too... I enjoyed it...

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The Rite

  • The Making of a Modern Exorcist
  • By: Matt Baglio
  • Narrated by: Matt Baglio
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

The Rite describes the reality of demonic possession. It also traces the history of exorcism and and treats related topics such as satanic cults and black masses. Since Fr. Thomas was a skeptic and the author is a fact-seeking journalist, this book is more compelling even than the previous best-seller on this topic, The Exorcist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By VH on 01-06-11

believable...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

very well done... a real and believable account... thank you... the movie did nothing for this book...