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  • Andrew Carnegie

  • By: David Nasaw
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

The Scottish-born son of a failed weaver and a mother who supported the family by binding shoes, Andrew Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream. In his rise from a job as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being the richest man in the world, he was single-minded, relentless and a major player in some of the most violent and notorious labor strikes of the time. The prototype of today's billionaire, he was a visionary in the way he earned his money and in the way he gave it away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Andrew Carnegie

  • By Peggie on 10-01-07

Intriquing

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Capture a lot of the dynamic personality of Carnegie while not ignoring his foibles. As with most biographical works, it possessed its own bias, but it was milder than most. It captured the complex nature of the man and the inherent dichotomy of a philanthropic robber baron.

  • Boundary

  • Boundary Series, Book 1
  • By: Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

A daring and resourceful paleontologist uncovers something at the infamous K-T boundary marking the end of dinosaurs in the fossil record - something big, dangerous, and absolutely, categorically impossible. It's a find that will catapult her to the Martian moon Phobos, then down to the crater-pocked desert of the Red Planet itself. For this mild-mannered fossil hunter may just have become Earth's first practicing xenobiologist!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay story ruined by the voiceactor's performance

  • By Blao on 02-02-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-26-15

Slightly cardboard and archetypical in character development but a very good sci fi story without Star Wars technology. Highly recommend

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