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  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

Laugh - travel-learn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-07

I love Bill Bryson- so glad he reads his own material because it adds that element of real time and place - he is funny as a reader-writer; yet as often as I listen, he never fails to cause one to think, or if you are a world traveler, to remember!

  • Chatter

  • Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping
  • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In Chatter, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the international eavesdropping alliance known as Echelon, sorting facts from conspiracy theories to determine just how much privacy Americans unknowingly sacrifice in the name of greater security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really neat look at intelligence gathering/secrecy

  • By E. Lundin on 03-06-05

A must

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-07

So many different angles and elements- could be a thriller- but rings with expertise, facts, and keeps ones interest after the book is done! Sobering!

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  • The Quickie

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 443

Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Ralph on 12-14-07

The Quickie

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-07

Great new characters- made me glad Patterson's audiobook was NOT a quickie-- very entertaining!

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  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Geraldine James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife, Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence, with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Theresa on 03-15-09

Jamey and Claire

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-07

This last? in D. Gabaldon's series of tales from Scotland delivered all the elements I continue to enjoy within her Outlander series. Don't care for Sir John or anything but James Fraiser and Claire- hope for more to come! Her reader is essential and the best!!!

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  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself

  • Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

After living in Britain for 2 decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and 4 children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens - as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new-and-improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, 24-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Cather on 12-22-06

Bill B

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-07

No matter how many times I listen to any of Bill Bryson's audiobooks, I am sure to have hours of laughter,insights, learning, and vicarious travel!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful