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  • The Stars My Destination

  • By: Alfred Bester
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Frederick on 03-26-18

Hardly dated, despite being over 60 years old

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

An entertaining yarn with action, which contains within it a message about the importance of free will. Ahead of its time, with depictions of synesthesia and telepowers, it foreshadowed both the trippy, thoughtful 60s Dangerous Visions SF writers, as well as, famously, the cyberpunk movement which started in 1982.

  • Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

  • By: Padraic Colum
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beutifully and thoroughly Narrated

  • By Emanuel on 12-16-03

Great but

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This is a fine book, aged well for being 100 years old. It is available for free at libri vox . com

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,702

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Not enough Bob

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Too much of the other comedians. Was not well organized. But worth listening to for free.

  • Coyote America

  • A Natural and Supernatural History
  • By: Dan Flores
  • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

Coyote America is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the "wolf" in our backyards and its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Book, Subject Matter, and Reader

  • By John Townsend on 03-17-17

Pro-Coyote

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Starts as a straight-forward history, but later devolves into polemic, characterizing one method of killing coyotes "despicable" and declaring that Project Coyote's founder, Camilla Fox, is very pretty. Well, he does admit his inyerest in the subject began with a Disney documentary as a child. Entertaining nevertheless.

  • Red Harvest

  • By: Dashiell Hammett
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 307

When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the author of The Maltese Falcon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration, terrible reccording

  • By yep on 08-21-14

Hard-boiled

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

A good hard boiled sounding narrator. Confusing plot, but compelling in a gritty way, nonetheless.

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • By: Anne Brontë
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a wicked woman as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Brontë wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nicely done

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-17

nicely done

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Nicely done, but you can get for free at librivox.org , a site run by volunteers.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Homage to Catalonia

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, marred by narration

  • By Kirby on 02-02-13

Still the best intro to the Spanish Civil War . .

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

. . 80 years later. In only 6 months, Orwell absorbed much of what was happening, and went on to debunk press accounts, both from the establishment and from the Communists. Read by the incomparable Frederick Davidson.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kit Carson and His Three Wives

  • A Family History: Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture
  • By: Marc Simmons
  • Narrated by: Kirk O. Winkler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Kit Carson (1809-1868) has long held a prominent place in the popular imagination of the American West. However, little is known about his family life, thanks largely to Carson's own guardianship of his privacy. After almost four decades devoted to researching Kit Carson's personal life, Marc Simmons provides information here to further our understanding of Carson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK biography

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-16

OK biography

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

This is really a short bio of Kit Carson, with some info on his wives based on results of primary research and analysis of secondary sources. A bit quixotic, as history records little of the wives' lives, the author does a good job nonetheless. Not too laudatory, or too judgmental.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Comanche

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Jim Wentland
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

For centuries, the Comanche thrived in a territory called Comancheria, which comprised parts of eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, Oklahoma, and some of northwest Texas. Before conflicts with white settlers began in earnest, it's been estimated that the tribe consisted of more than 40,000 members. While the Comanche are still a federally recognized nation today and live on a reservation in part of Oklahoma, they have remained a well-known tribe due to their 19th century notoriety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enthralling and suprised

  • By Anonymous User on 10-13-18

Nice overview

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

Nice brief overview of the Comanche, concentrating on their wars with encroaching settlers, very briefly touching on later reservation life.

  • Mirta y el viejo señor [Mirta and the Old Man]

  • América Latina
  • By: Dolores Soler-Espiauba
  • Narrated by: Claudia Aberzua
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Las novelas de esta serie están ambientadas en el entorno geográfico y cultural de diversos países latinoamericanos: Cuba, México, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Guatemala y Costa Rica.Estas novelas, además de incluir numerosos comentarios culturales, políticos, geográficos, gastronómicos, etc., reproducen la variante de español del país donde se desarrolla la historia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story, great for students of spanish

  • By Paula on 10-09-10

Un lindo cuento

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Un cuento corto de los 90, usando palabras particular de Chile y de Espana. Facil de entender, y una historia felix.