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  • Trustee from the Toolroom

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hologram of a Decent Man

  • By Jim In Texas! on 05-28-12

My favorite book!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

Being an engineer, I think I was predisposed to liking this book. It's a fascinating study of how an engineer is presented with seemingly insurmountable problems and overcomes them by determination and skill. Shute never wrote a book that wasn't completely engrossing and this, his last book, is no exception.

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • The Warm & Witty Side of Attila the Hun

  • By: Professor Sackett
  • Narrated by: Craig Allen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Warm and Witty Side of Attila the Hun is a collection of historical anecdotes; odd, humourous facts; and things you will never forget, once you know them. They are the product of a life devoted to history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Rod B on 11-30-11

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-30-11

Filled with little known fascinating historical facts. A few I'd heard before but most are new to me. Very good narrator on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful