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  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,379

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Boring

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Monotone that goes on and on. I fell asleep in the middle and won’t be going back to see when it ends

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Foreign Affairs

  • By: Alison Lurie
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Virginia Miner, a 50-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Margaret on 03-16-12

Awful

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Boring and pseudo clever. One of the worst ever and a total waste of time.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Colonel Roosevelt

  • By: Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If I see another king,” he joked, “I think I shall bite him.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The guy is amazing!

  • By Chrissie on 07-02-13

Read them in order. Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Outstanding bio of TR that taught me a great deal. His brain was electric, photographic memory and he sucked the air out of any room, when he wasn't big game hunting or cattle roping or at war. Truly off the charts.

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,836
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,764

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Off the charts great

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

The Best!!! Intricate well documented revelation of Hamilton as person, husband and genius. We owe him the structure that this country grew on for centuries. Outstanding. Somehow I need to get tickets to the play.

  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?

  • By Eric on 11-18-04

For this we pay tuition?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-09

Excellent and funny and sad. This depicts college life and upscale universities. Scary in parts -- especially with my sons in college. Scarier if I had daughters. A great read that reflects college life - and growth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Charlie Wilson's War

  • The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
  • By: George Crile
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613

Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the agency's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Afghan War:Last Nail in the Soviet Coffin

  • By William Lorenzen on 08-10-04

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-09

Better than the movie - a great READ! You learn without a lecture, fast plot, excellent characters, funny, exciting. Can't ask more more.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful