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  • The Truths We Hold

  • An American Journey
  • By: Kamala Harris
  • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, read if possible

  • By TCamp72 on 03-07-19

Holy Cow, this girl is amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Absolutely amazing story!
Thank you for sharing. I hope you continue the fire you bring to the table.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Watch

  • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

Juan Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fun. Might be the Best.

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-07-14

One of Cussler’s best

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I had a lot of physical ranch work to do and listening to a good book is a nice way to enjoy the work. This one held my attention and kept me smiling all weekend. Nicely done!

  • Sacred Stone

  • The Oregon Files, Book 2
  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

Two opposing groups seek a 50,000-year-old radioactive meteorite known as the Sacred Stone. Muslim extremists have stolen a nuclear device and need the stone to give them the power to vaporize any city in the west. A megalomaniacal industrialist leads a group seeking to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself. And caught between the two militant factions is Juan Cabrillo and his crew, who must do whatever they can to stop the impending doom....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Narration

  • By Myrna Kay Wildschuetz on 05-17-16

From a great author, a “Difficult Read”

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

The introduction of characters was long and tedious. The story was slow to develop and was poorly finished. I am surprised that Mr. Cussler let this one go out to the publisher as is. This one is not characteristic of a Clive Cussler novel. Clive Cussler novels are normally page burners that leave you wanting more. On this one I was happy to finally finish.

  • The Chase

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

  • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

Very well done!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

The story, the detail, the edge of your seat excitement and the narrator. Excellent! Next?

  • The Striker

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, really enjoyed this one.

  • By tristan on 03-15-13

Nice!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

I started over twice in the first chapter since I was not giving it the attention it deserved. I actually took the time to google and see the early turn of the century vehicles being referred to. Then I swallowed the hook and was still enjoying it to the very end.

  • The Twelve

  • A Novel
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,691

In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • TWO IN THIS SERIES IS ENOUGH

  • By Randall on 06-15-18

Not as good as I had hoped.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-13

I eagerly awaited the release of this second book in the series, since "The Passage", the first in the series, ended so abruptly after keeping me spellbound for hours of listening. I enjoyed the description of the events that occurred following the outbreak in this sequel, but I found it confusing to follow as he jumped forward and backward in the timeline. With so many characters with their own subplots, it would have been an easier read if it had not been so disjointed. Scott Brick is an excellent (but slow) narrator, and he does have a tendency to drag it out. I preferred it at double speed. Overall, if you are fan of this series, you must read this book, although it did not live up to my expectations.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,091

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's over, it's finally over!

  • By Fly Fisher on 03-06-17

A Great Read, and a Great Performance!

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

Reviewed: 11-23-11

I always loved Stephen King's earlier novels, before horror became such a key element of his writings. This is simply a wonderful story with unexpected twists and turns that keep you sitting in your driveway because you can't stop listening. The narration was as good a performance as the story was engrossing. I highly recommend this book, especially if you grew up in the 50's - it was a walk down memory lane.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol Part 1

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favoe, pick up a good book

  • By F. Hayek on 09-28-09

A good reference book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-09

I found the book tiresome. I felt like a sophomore sitting in a college lecture class that would never end. Although his previous books were outstanding because of their clever decryption of ancient mysteries, the story in this book was lost to boring, lengthy technical explanations. Maybe the abridged version would read better.

  • Lightning

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,070

A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere - the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. Years later - after another bolt of lightning - the stranger returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Koontz' best, entirely enjoyable.

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 01-01-09

One of my favorite Dean Koontz books

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-09

This is one my favorite Dean Koontz books - its merit comes from true mystery and suspense, rather than from the shock value of horror and supernatural events of his later works. Written in the later part of the 1980's, its content is still timely. I read it several times years ago and enjoyed my recent listen as much as I did my first read.

39 of 42 people found this review helpful