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  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

Nice twist

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

This was well worth the time with an interesting twist and a somewhat surprising ending.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Silk

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE tell me there are MORE !

  • By Debra J Pekin on 01-17-12

Sherlock Holmes Continues

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

One of the best listens. In the tradition of Sir Arthur. Excellent on every way!

  • Red Gold

  • By: Alan Furst
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Continues the saga of Jean Casson

  • By Darwin8u on 07-21-13

WWII intrigue

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Exceptional writing and perfect narrator. if you like historical intrigue, this is very believable and holds one's interest.

  • Europe Since 1815, Volume 2

  • Imperialism and Militarism
  • By: Mitchell Garrett, James Godfrey
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

19th century Europe produced some of the greatest soldiers, statesmen, scientists, artists, and thinkers of any period in recorded history. And by the middle of that century nationalism had emerged triumphant from Ireland to Greece, and many new nations, including Germany and Italy, had appeared. But nationalism was accompanied by a chauvinistic impulse toward militarism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Details, details, details

  • By carolyn on 08-24-10

Europe Since 1815

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

Reviewed: 02-02-13

Good series and not too disjointed or biased. Good review of 19th and 20th centery history.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Classical Music

  • By: Richard Fawkes
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Also available: The History of Opera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommend

  • By Walter on 02-09-04

The History of Classical Music

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

It wesvery good except the clips were a little short and I did not learn a great deal. As an introduction to music appreciation, it is a good start.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No, They Can't

  • Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed
  • By: John Stossel
  • Narrated by: John Stossel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Must Listen

  • By Daniel Cogan on 04-27-12

No, And Leave Us Alone!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-12

This is so right on...every voter should read this prior to his or her vote. I do fear Stossel is spitting into the wind, however, for the government will never relenquish their power or leave us alone.

  • The Amateur

  • Barack Obama in the White House
  • By: Edward Klein
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703

It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein in his political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama’s toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance has run our nation and his presidency off the rails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • And yet, he was re-elected.....

  • By Daryl on 07-08-13

He certainly IS!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

This should be required reading for all voters. It explains some of the seemingly irrational and sometimes rediclulious actions of this Administration. The bok is, in general, eye opening as to why we are in the mess we are in in America.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Roots of Obama’s Rage

  • By: Dinesh D’Souza
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to understand Obama.

  • By Daryl on 02-05-15

Eye Opening

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

This should be a must read for every voter and every American. It explains much of the seemingly irrational behavior and agenda of Obama. We need to know this man that has so much power over all of us and wants to have so much more. Be scared, or be prepared--either way, you need to remove your head from the sand and get informed!

5 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Pinheads and Patriots

  • Where You Stand in the Age of Obama
  • By: Bill O'Reilly
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the president and the American people on the current state of the union. While the changes that took place in America during President Obama's first 18 months in office are dizzying to just think about, their real-life impact on the average American is a helluva lot stronger than that. Tempers have reached the boiling point over the shifts in healthcare, immigration, national security, energy, and the environment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entering the No-Spin Zon

  • By Jennifer on 12-08-12

O'Reilly as usual

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

This is a good read and fun. I did not get any great revelations or super new knowledge from this, but the book was a quick read and held my interest.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful