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  • The Old Man and the Sea

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Donald Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,916

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly a Classic

  • By Dave on 07-01-08

great story & performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

This is the 1st Ernest Hemingway book that I have heard as an audio book. It is excellent and I highly recommend it

  • Give Me Tomorrow

  • The Korean War’s Greatest Untold Story - The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company
  • By: Patrick K. O’Donnell
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

“If I were God, what would you want for Christmas?” With a thousand-yard stare, a haggard and bloodied marine looked incredulously at the war correspondent who asked him this question. In an answer that took “almost forever,” the marine responded, “Give me tomorrow." After nearly four months of continuous and bloody combat in Korea, such a wish seemed impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The boys of Summer Camp….Amazing!!

  • By James on 05-18-11

great!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

a very interesting account of a war most Americans know nothing about, including myself. I really enjoy the readers performance

  • Once There Was a War

  • By: John Steinbeck, Mark Bowden (editor)
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in wartime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The greatest war story(ies) ever told

  • By Robert Achenbach on 07-16-15

Steinbeck is a genius

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Steinbeck has captured interesting moments from the war that most others would have missed - a must read

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,646

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

great!

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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: 05-15-18

this was a terrific book and absolutely fantastic performance. A very chilling account of a possible future

  • Battle for the Falklands

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in every regard.

  • By Charlie Hovenas on 02-14-15

very interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

this was a very interesting account of this war. The book provided a very nice overview with historical context and also gave a very good description of the events leading up to the war and the events through the war. The only thing it didn't really address was the aftermath

  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wit and Drama

  • By Simon Fraser on 07-26-09

great performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

a good book and great performance. it is very, very interesting to get a glimpse of mainstream European thought from the early 20th century and how that contrasts with today

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,099

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

great story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

really an amazing story - a fantastic performance as well - I couldn't stop listening!

  • The Worst Journey in the World

  • By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worst journey in the world

  • By ellen on 01-11-09

great read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

fantastic performance - a very interesting and poignant account of this polar journey and tragedy

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,469

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

neat story - good performance

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Reviewed: 01-26-18

this is a very quick and entertaining book - i hope this is made into a movie

  • My Early Life

  • By: Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Adventures of a Glow Worm

  • By John on 08-10-15

great story and performance

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Reviewed: 11-22-17

I very much enjoyed this book - it was very interesting and the performance was excellent