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  • Company Aytch

  • A Side Show of the Big Show
  • By: Sam Watkins
  • Narrated by: Dan Calhoun
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

This book is considered to be the best account of the Civil War ever written from the Confederate point of view. It is also the one most frequently cited by historians of the Western campaigns. Sam Watkins, a high private in the Army of Tennessee, brings a vividness and detail to his story unmatched in the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Company Aytch

  • By Jan on 01-14-05

Great book; not-so-great reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-04

I am halfway through the book and am enjoying the content very much; however, I think the reader was definitely a wrong pick! I have listened to a myriad of Audible books and have never been disappointed in a reader. His reading is very word-at-a-time choppy and it is a distraction. Perhaps a southerner would have been more appropriate. Nevertheless, I am anxious to get back to finish it.

8 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,879

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adjust Your Perspective...

  • By E. Baxter on 11-13-03

Am reviewing at Chapter 90.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-04

Believe it or not, I am reviewing this at chapter 90. I have enjoyed the book so far immensely. I think Stacey (Bestseller--A travesty) is very far off the mark. Granted it is not the great American novel, but for listening while relaxing or cleaning out a closet! it has certainly fulfilled my needs.

Paul Michael is a wonderful reader and I thought his accents were quite good. At times, I could hear his voice coming through, but for the most part his characters took on their own voices.

All in all, it is an exciting "read" and I just bought Angels and Demons, will download it and compare the two.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death in Holy Orders

  • By: P.D. James
  • Narrated by: Charles Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Atop a sweep of low cliffs stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. Not far away, smothered beneath a fall of sand, lies the body of one of the school's young ordinands. When Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate the death, the college is torn apart by another death, a sacrilegious and horrifying murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Death in Holy Orders - good PBS

  • By Jannice on 09-18-03

An Enjoyable Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-03

I listened to the book in bits and pieces and enjoyed it thoroughly EXCEPT for the ending. Ms. James could have put a little more pizzazz in it or at the very least kept me in suspense til the last "page". I was more surprised at not being surprised. Overall, it was well written and was narrated well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful