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Richard T. Whalen

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  • Devils

  • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Exiled to four years in Siberia, but hailed by the end of his life as a saint, prophet, and genius, Fyodor Dostoevsky holds an exalted place among the best of the great Russian authors. One of Dostoevsky’s five major novels, Devils follows the travails of a small provincial town beset by a band of modish radicals - and in so doing presents a devastating depiction of life and politics in late 19th-century Imperial Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent translation and narration

  • By Lawrence on 09-06-13

Almost interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-27-17

Was looking for a long book to pass the time during my commute. Read "The Brothers K" and enjoyed it so thought I'd try "Devils". All the way through I kept waiting for the story to grab hold of me but it never did.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ninety-Three

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stuffy

  • By Julie on 04-08-13

Never again

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I will never again listen to a book read by Frederick Davidson. After Le Miserable' I knew I had to buy 93. But almost quit listening as soon as I started because of the nasally unimpassioned voice of Davidson. I truly had to force myself to stay with this one to the end. If you can find this book read by anyone else, buy it instead. This could have been so much better if not for the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Warrior’s Heart

  • Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

In The Warrior's Heart, an adaptation of his best-selling memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens brings his adventures to life, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. This remarkable book will inspire listeners to live every day with compassion and courage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but boring

  • By Anonymous User on 09-05-17

Same book just a new name.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

I loved this story in The Heart and the Fist. This time I was disappointed. I guess if I'd have read the fine print I would have known it was a "retelling" of the first book.
As far as the narrator, I was not impressed. I like Eric's narration much better.
Leave this one alone and just read The Heart and the Fist.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This edition is ABRIDGED

  • By A on 07-31-15

Wonderful classic

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I somehow missed this one back in school in the 70s & 80s. Great listen. I'm glad I found it.

  • The Heart and the Fist

  • The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books on Audible

  • By Kristopher on 05-21-11

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 02-17-15

Loved this book. Now I'm having my teenage son who wants to be a Navy seal read it.
Thanks Eric