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Sharpe's Rifles: The French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809 audiobook cover art

Rupert Farley bring Sharpe and this story to life.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Bernard Cornwall weaves a tale that is both vivid in its detail and compelling in its characters. Not just with this story but with all his stories.
It is Rupert Farley that brings these great stories to life. His ability to go from a broad Yorkshire accent for Sharpe (that sounds like he’s Sean Bean’s brother) to Spanish, French or any accent makes Rupert a master storyteller.

Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1) audiobook cover art

A great story and a great read.

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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: 11-02-18

Bernard Cornwell weaves historical fact and entertaining fiction into a compelling story. One cannot help but admire Richard Sharp’s ruthlessness and kindness.
It is Rupert Farley who brings this great story to life. His ability to give voice to the variety of characters makes this a great listen.

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Ready Player One audiobook cover art

A must read for your video game playing child

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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: 01-13-18

This is a wonderful story about friendship, courage, determination and love in the virtual and real world.

I listened to the book after hearing of the upcoming movie release. I had not heard of the book before so had not read any reviews. It was great to experience the story without external bias.

This should be on every junior high and high schools mandatory reading list.

What a great read, Ernest. Thank you.

The Gods of Gotham audiobook cover art

A very enjoyable thriller.

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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: 11-19-12

What did you love best about The Gods of Gotham?

I stumbled on this book waiting for a flight. After starting to listen I was glad I had a few hours to kill. A well written book combined with a great performance by Stephen Boyer made this a winner for me.

What did you like best about this story?

The weaving of a fictional characters into real events in NY in the late 1800's.

The New New Thing audiobook cover art

Another winner by Michael

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

Reviewed: 10-30-12

What did you love best about The New New Thing?

Getting to know Jim Clark through Michael's eye.

What three words best describe Bruce Reizen’s performance?

There was a point when I thought they had replaced Bruce as the sound of his voice changed significantly. It was okay but not sure I liked it that much. I always enjoy listening to the author narrate their own story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I loved the story. An insight into an exciting time in Silicon Valley only a few get to see firsthand.

Liberty and Tyranny audiobook cover art

Right-wing drivel...

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-10

Thanks, Mark for distilling 300+ million americans into less 10 people. "The Status is ...", "Hollywood is ...". America is a country where the populous has more in common that not. However Mark Levin, and other talking heads like him, make a living driving a wedge between the small differences we all have.
Mark, your concepts of tyranny are just that; concepts. You have no idea what real tyranny is! Visit China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, to name but a few, to truly see tyranny.

Lastly the book is as dry as Death Valley. It couldn't have been written from a more boring, academic, standpoint. I have to admit I got two-thirds through the book and had to stop fearful of my sanity failing me. Not sure how many times I yelled at my car stereo whilst listening to this drivel but it was lots.

Mark, if you truly want to write a good book, and selling lots of copies doesn't make it good, write about what brings us together as a country and not what divides us. Don't mistake the democratic process with tyranny.

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