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  • 1493

  • Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
  • By: Charles C. Mann
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together - and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult - the “Columbian Exchange” - underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows the creation a worldwide trade network....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The top history book of the decade

  • By avdefsa on 12-28-11

Entertaining! Filled many gaps in my understanding

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

What did you love best about 1493?

Great that he actually went to all the historical places he writes about. Wonderful historical overview and journalistic research made captivating due to good narration. Fitting performance and voice too!

  • The Alloy of Law

  • A Mistborn Novel
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,302

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorter, but very entertaining

  • By Robin on 12-14-11

Shorter, but very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

Any additional comments?

He pulled that off really well. Transporting his action and 'magic' rich Mistborn material to a western-steampunk-SherlockHolmes future of the same world? I definitely didn't expect that but was very well entertained (and amused). Good listen! - On a side note: very interesting how Sanderson develops the storylines containing religious ideas of the characters. Like a little bonus: nice to have a fun philosophical idea to ponder when not listening to the book :)

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

A Feast for Crows
    A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
    
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        John Lee
    
    


    
    Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
    4,653 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,653
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885

It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Roy Dotrice

  • By Aaron on 12-07-05

Different narrator! Annoyingly read :(

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-09

What a pity. For some reason there is a new narrator for the 4th book... Not a very good one in my view. I'm not even sure I will hear the audiobook to the end, as I find the reading style rather annoying. So: listen to the audio preview before you decide to buy it to see whether you like the reader or not.

64 of 72 people found this review helpful