ruth a anderson

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  • The Reivers

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque story that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucas Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have enjoyed it very, very much

  • By Dražzen on 04-02-18

4 days in the life of an eleven year old

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-09

Like Hemingway with one day in the life of an old man at sea, your intrest in the four days spent in this novel is held from begining to end. Life lessons learned.Enjoyable.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Divers

  • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars

  • By Douglas on 07-03-04

Takes you to the water and beyond.

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-09

If you have ever spent time near the water and around people who love the ocean this book will take you there. Sharing new exploration, a real treasure hunt this day and age. You feel you are on the boat and in the water with the crew sharing all the adventure...good and bad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful