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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,482

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

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  • Six stars

  • By mark harris on 12-24-16

really good

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

so much information delivered so skilfully in a story format. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning about the world

  • Dancing at the Rascal Fair

  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Dancing at the Rascal Fair by National Book Award nominee Ivan Doig captures the passion and tenacity of turn-of-the-century immigrants struggling to build new lives amidst Montana’s windswept Rockies. The tale unfolds into a contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill—kept apart by obligations—as they and their stormy kin vie to tame the brutal land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Dana C. Nicolay on 05-28-10

Terrific Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-11

This was the first Ivan Doig book I've read or listened to, and I really enjoyed it. The narrator was terrific, and the author's writing style is wonderful!

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,077
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,561
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,461

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Thank you for the unabridged version!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-08

I love this series and was thrilled to see this come out! There's no comparison with the abridged version, and having listened to 4 of the 6 parts so far, so much was left out of the abridged version. I appreciate Davina Porter's interpretation as well, it just wasn't the same listening to another narrator. Can't wait for the next two to come out - unabridged!

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