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  • Freedom

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Franzen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,363

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book. Really liked the narration.

  • By R. Spangler on 12-13-10

A waste of time.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-10

What a horrible story filled with whiny, narcissistic characters. It makes me embarrassed to be from Minnesota. The overwrought political commentary quickly gets tiresome. It is difficult to be interested in characters who display such obvious contempt for someone like myself.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Colour Out of Space

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

As a man surveys the countryside for the construction of a reservoir, he comes across a stretch of barren farmland leeched of life. An aged survivor of the town tells him the tale of a rural farmer's family and their path to madness and unspeakable horror.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration, ruins a great story.

  • By Micki on 09-07-08

Disagree with earlier review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

I listened to the entire recording and while it was not a great reading, it was good enough. Don't let it deter you from this story. This was my second Lovecraft download and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was exactly right for a short road trip

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten 500

  • By: Gregory A. Freeman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810

Here is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II: when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines. During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for WWII Fans

  • By B. Beck on 03-06-08

Should be required

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-08

Anyone who claims to be interested in US World War 2 or Cold War history should listen to this or read it. It is not only a remarkable story of determination, but also provides an interesting retrospective on some of the mistakes the US made immediately following World War 2. It is interesting to speculate how things could have been different, and discouraging when you realize that many have not learned from these mistakes.

  • Last Flag Down

  • The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
  • By: John Baldwin, Ron Powers
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider's name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a 24-year-old warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good all around

  • By Rob on 01-19-08

A little known event and an incredible story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-08

A great story and an excellent example of character and leadership. I enjoyed the unique perspective on the US Civil War. I thought the narration was good and the pace of the story was exactly right. My only criticism is that it was sometimes easy to lose track of which person was being spoken about, as some of the names were similar.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,102

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

let down

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-07

The good reading cannot make up for a mediocre story. Granted, the second part of any trillogy is usually slow, but this one bogs down in unneccesary descriptions and ramblings over post-modern angst. Those who enjoy rapid plot development and movement will probably find this book tiresome.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful