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  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

Masterfully done!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I'd forgotten what it was like to be nearly lulled to sleep by a long-winded novel and it could have happened in this one too, had it not been for the narrator, Mr. William Hootkins. His wonderful way of handling the dreadful ebbs of this book and contrasting them with the exhilarating flows made the textbook style sections of the author's exhaustingly lengthy doldrums of entertainment, of which (and quite honestly) having been omitted would have lessened the entire experience of this book, audio or otherwise. An incredible story, and an incredible reading. Well woth the monthly credit!

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 82,249

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Others may have their opinions on the narration, but I didn't have any idea what to expect, really.. It was my first audiobook and the first of a series that made last summer fly by in a hurry! By the third or fourth book, Mr. Dotrice changes the pronunciation of the names, more than likely to fit the way the names are said on the HBO series. Hats off to the writer, the narrator, the recording, editing and mastering! Masterfully done!

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,697

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

  • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

Little Finger did it justice!

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Reviewed: 02-26-16

After about 45 seconds, the familiarity of Aiden Gillen's voice kicked in and I knew I was in for a treat. Little Finger is one of my favorite characters on Game of Thrones and it's like listening to his game plan on battle strategy and conquest.

I've listened to it several times and look forward to listening several more times.

  • Guerrilla Marketing

  • Fourth Edition
  • By: Jay Conrad Levinson
  • Narrated by: Bob Loza
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

When Guerrilla Marketing was first published in 1983, Jay Levinson revolutionalized marketing strategies for the small-business owner with his take-no-prisoners approach to finding clients. Filled with hundreds of solid ideas that really work, Levinson's philosophy has given birth to a new way of learning about market share and how to gain it. In this completely revised and expanded fourth edition, Levinson offers a new arsenal of weaponry for small-business success in the next century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's okay

  • By 90210 on 11-08-12

A wealth of information.

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Reviewed: 12-07-15

Guerilla Marketing is nothing short of a wealth of information and strategies to take the average novice (like me), plant the seeds of guerrilla marketing mastery and provide enough insight to water that seed. From that point, its up to the readers imagination, intuition and instinct to make that seed grow.

At times, the information can be exhausting, sometimes a little too extensive. However, its important to know just how far market research goes to provide information to businesses that need to know certain information about all typesnof potential customers.

I bought the book to help me think up ways to promote and take care of my band Into Existence. We are a Metal band out of Kansas City, MO. While not all of the information applies to the music industry on a local level, I definitely found more than a few ways to put a leg up on other bands in the area and even gave me ideas on how to make our music community here in KC closer and stronger.

If you keep thinking about how to apply the information and strategies in Guerrilla Marketing, this book will help you out.