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Cortaro, AZ, United States
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  • Sully

  • My Search for What Really Matters
  • By: Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, Chesley B. Sullenberger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director/producer Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring biography--but incomplete

  • By Kathi on 09-24-16

Inspiring biography--but incomplete

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

While I enjoyed the low key storytelling, I was hoping for additional facts, data and information about the NTSB investigation which is included in the movie made from this book. I was glad to have a chance to learn about the challenges faced by air crews and how passenger safety is impacted.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Portrait of a Spy

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934

Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series

  • By jb on 08-01-11

When did Gabriel become Russian?

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

Would you listen to Portrait of a Spy again? Why?

As always a great story about the issues of our times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Portrait of a Spy?

Gabriel's efforts to stop the suicide bomber in Covent Gardens

How could the performance have been better?

i have been listening to these books in order. This narration has to be the worst! Gabriel sounds Russian! I do not think the new guy did his homework. Bring back Phil Gigante.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but the theat of terrorism and ease with which they carry out their hateful tasks is frightening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ireland

  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland's history. Ronan, a 9-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen In A Quite While

  • By John on 03-17-05

An epic telling of Ireland's History

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

Reviewed: 07-30-11

This mesmerizing work is worth the time it will take to listen. While the storyteller's first tale of Newgrange is a bit of a slow start,each tale reveals a bit more of the Irish and their history, from the Stone Age to the Easter uprising. Told alongside the story of a young boy growing up in Ireland of the 50s and 60's the writing and narration are a pleasure. I toured Ireland once and can hardly wait to travel there again to find the excavated Newgrange passage, the Devil's Bit, the Yellow Ford, the Boyne Valley and the General Post Office in Dublin if it still stands. What a treat for long summer days!