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Megan

Newport Beach, CA, United States
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  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,642

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Terrible Performance

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Others have mentioned the bizarre timing of the narrator, it's as bad as they all say. It doesn't ruin the story, but it's definitely distracting.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Diseases and Human Evolution

  • By: Ethne Barnes
  • Narrated by: J. D. Smith Jr.
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In a clear, lively style, Barnes offers general overviews of every variety of disease and their carriers, from insects and worms through rodent vectors to household pets and farm animals. She devotes whole chapters to major infectious diseases such as leprosy, syphilis, smallpox, and influenza. Other chapters concentrate on categories of diseases ("gut bugs", for example, including cholera, typhus, and salmonella).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, truly terrible performance

  • By Megan on 01-08-16

Great content, truly terrible performance

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

The subject matter and writing are great, but the reader sounds like the digitized monotone of your GPS. It's actually very difficult to listen to, and whomever selected this particular gentleman to read has done the author a terrible disservice. Recommend listening to a sample to see if you can get past the dreadful narration before committing to the purchase.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Three Day Road

  • By: Joseph Boyden
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each man’s life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book

  • By Kevin on 08-19-10

Distracting Sounds

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

Reviewed: 05-11-12

Any additional comments?

The book is great, and it's nice that the readers are able to pronounce the cree words properly, but it's really distracting to hear the readers swallowing and breathing throughout the entire story.