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  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Read by History Channel host Edward Herrmann!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Thomas on 07-06-06

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-19

Another in a series of outstanding books on history written by David McCullough. Too bad he doesn't write textbooks as well!

  • Impeachment

  • An American History
  • By: Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, Peter Baker, and others
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

In the first book to consider these three presidents alone (Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton), and the one thing they have in common, Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than it is a legal verdict. The Constitution states that the president, "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • May not scratch your personal itch, but read it anyway!

  • By Marshall on 11-17-18

Very, very good

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

An unbiased history of several moments when the country faced the possibility of presidential impeachment. Very intersting, very informative.

  • The New Iberia Blues

  • Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 22
  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier’s door, it's to ask about a young woman he found who’s been crucified. She disappeared near Cormier’s Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROBICHEAUX IS BACK ON FULL FLEEK!

  • By The Louligan on 01-22-19

Never tire of James Lee Burke

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Another is a series of exceptional books by James Lee Burke. He is a wonderful storyteller who keeps you guessing the outcome right to the very end. Will Patton, as always, does a superlative job of narration. I always very much enjoy every book in this series which I have either read or listened to. Very highly recommended.

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  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary view

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 04-25-16

Really well done

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

This is a really good book giving an overview of philosophy that is easily understood. The writer and narrator both deserve credit for the quality of their efforts.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,629

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Entertaining but nothing special

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

A nice diversion and adaptation of a real battlefield occurrence during World War 1. Entertaining but nothing out of the ordinary.

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary reading.

  • By Septimus MacGhilleglas on 05-18-11

It's Hemingway - what's not to like

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Exceptional collection of some of his short stories. Each one an example of his great writing and storytelling. Some of the authors of other books on this site should read his works first and get some lessons.

  • Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Danny Robins
  • Narrated by: Danny Robins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,033
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9,132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,117

This is the story of one of the greatest records ever made - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison - and its shocking and tragic aftermath. Join award-winning journalist Danny Robins on the 50th anniversary of the album as he takes you on a road trip back to 1968, a pivotal year in US history, to investigate the dramatic and unlikely friendship between Johnny Cash, American icon, and Glen Sherley, armed robber and Folsom inmate, and how that friendship was violently torn apart. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tabloid Presentation

  • By Empressive on 02-02-19

Waste of time

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

This is a 2 hour and 21 minute program that would be a four minute radio report anywhere else. The writer and narrator is right out of tabloid media. The overall story content is weak. The interviews are weak. Just a waste of time.

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • An American Slave
  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Raymond Hearn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 860

This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appropriate Audio

  • By Gigi P on 05-23-16

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Excellent narration of an excellent chronicle of man's inhumanity to man. This should be required reading in every school.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,458

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part history lesson, part audio documentary.

  • By brian on 11-01-18

The price is right

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-18

If you downloaded this book free of charge, then the price is right. If you paid for it, ask for your money or book credit back. Except for a few interesting cocktail conversation tidbits, this book does nothing more but kill time while you are driving.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,664

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Excellent cast and an enjoyable presentation. Sort of an updated version of It's a Wonderful Life!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful