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  • The Templar Legacy

  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,966

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Brown... eat your heart out

  • By Bonnie-Ann on 07-22-12

NO! NO! NO!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

As a Cotton Malone fan I would not be had I listened to this book first I would NEVER have listened bought, or had anything else to do with the server.. THE MYTH OF CHRIST! Really!????? Shame on you Steve Berry! While I’ve been very interested in the Cather’s who possessed a spiritual love unlike the murderous Knights Templar I found myself nothing but disgusted with this volume. Stop lying about Christ, his Divinity et al. I find myself as a Christian, as a historian appalled.

  • The Pilgrimage

  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 693

Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, Favorite Coelho Book So Far!

  • By Idaho Trojan on 01-14-15

Why?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I found the narrator boring and as such could not wait for this book to end. The story was lack
Luster and too much ego driven. I far preferred The Alchemist. Think I'm done with his books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92,957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86,119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85,713

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I believe listening to this book is a treat and treasure! He speaks many African languages and I loved hearing him speaking them!

It's also a wonderful love story about the deep bonds of a mother and a son!

A great, grand book. Don't miss hearing this story! I learned so much about Apartheid. I had no idea of its horrors! The separation of races was curious Chinese people were considered black and Japanese people were considered white! It's all so curious! Trevor does a marvelous job educating us all!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Light of What We See

  • By: Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she'll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees....Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • overall captivating, but, to & fro hard to follow

  • By Diana M. O'Steen on 04-24-18

A Good Start

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

The story held such promise and in fact I had hoped for more. I loved the interactions between Grace, the ghost and Nina and wish there had been more. It seemed a long time to tell the story. While I am glad that I listened to the story I somehow long for there to have been more.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • I'll See You in Paris

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Gable
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

After losing her fiancé in the Vietnam War, nineteen-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England, hoping the distance will mend her shattered heart. Laurel expects the pain might lessen but does not foresee the beguiling man she meets or that they'll go to Paris, where the city's magic will take over and alter everything Laurel believes about love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Curious and Aggravated

  • By Violet Trout on 04-13-16

Curious and Aggravated

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

I had hope for the positiveness of the story to continue. I was deeply disappointed as the story made no sense as far as Charlie and life choices evolved. This 180 degree turn was not only obnoxious but it made no sense. Thus I end up sadly disappointed with the Charlie aspect of this book. We're I the publisher I would have demanded a rewrite. I'm sick of abuse glorified. There us nothing noble about it,

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House
  • By: Gary Aldrich
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

As one of two FBI agents posted at the White House to perform background checks on appointees, FBI Special Agent Gary Aldrich intended to close his eventful career in peace and dignity. But what he witnessed during the Clinton administration left him deeply troubled, then alarmed, and finally, so outraged that he felt compelled to leave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hillary is a bad girl

  • By V on 06-19-16

A Must For Anyone Voting Clinton!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Shocking! Revelatory! A MUST READ!
I've read a lot about the Clinton's but this goes above and beyond! So thankful I read this BEFORE the election!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,774

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You To All Who Recommended This!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-26-16

Shame and Shaming. Hello Social Media!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

I'm blown away by this book and it is a must read! I had no idea that so many lives had been destroyed by social media!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Young

  • My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • By: William Noonan
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

For 25 years William Noonan and John F. Kennedy, Jr. were best friends. Sharing an adolescence in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, the two frequented beach bonfires and the Monday-night yacht-club dances, took road trips, shared albums, sneaked cigarettes on the widow’s walk of John’s house, and scored beer together. And as they grew older, John and Billy never lost the connection they forged in the Kennedy compound as two young boys who had both tragically lost their fathers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks substance

  • By Beverly Floyd on 12-04-16

I Mourn JFK Jr Life's was Taken

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

It's 15 years? How can that be? America needed JFK Jr. His friends and family needed him too.

I appreciated Billy's sharing. I cannot imagine how awful this loss was to him and all of Johns close friends. He sounds extraordinary!

Billy confirms that JFK Jr was going after the Senate seat in NY. He would have won hands down.

I for one have always believed he was assassinated. I do not buy the official story. There was a flight plan. John did contact the tower. It was all scrubbed away. Tragic and sad!

It's a very good book! Thank you Billy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Year of Yes

  • How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person
  • By: Shonda Rhimes
  • Narrated by: Shonda Rhimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,077

The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best 7 Hours Listening to an Audio Book Ever!

  • By ccreads on 02-20-16

Vulnerability

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

I've just finished listening and I feel rather indicted because I so identify with so many of her challenges, her questions of self. As I listened, especially the last few chapters, I too felt I needed to ask many of the same profound questions. I've had a year of sometimes yes, and I too found profound gifts. Perhaps it time to open myself to more yeses!
It was lovely to hear the flower of Shondra open into a full bloom. I'm certain her continued search will create a vast garden of joyous love for her and hers! Thank you for your vulnerable sharing !

36 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Fairy Tale Interrupted

  • A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss
  • By: RoseMarie Terenzio
  • Narrated by: RoseMarie Terenzio
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

To everyone else, John F. Kennedy Jr. may have been American royalty, but to RoseMarie Terenzio, he was an entitled nuisance—and she wasn’t afraid to let him know it. RoseMarie was his personal assistant, his publicist, and one of his closest confidantes during the last five years of his life. In this, her first memoir, she bravely recounts her own fairy tale interrupted, describing the unlikely friendship between a blue-collar girl from the Bronx and John F. Kennedy Jr.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre read

  • By Rachel on 05-28-12

A Heartfelt Sharing

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

Reviewed: 09-25-15

I always wondered about the heart of JFK Jr. He had a great feeling about him and I loved George as well as the fact that he was forging his own path. Rose Marie lovingly show the heart and the humor of the man. Further she sh reads light on his wife, the enigma. It good to know she had been so lovely and supporting of Rosie!

Their deaths were tragic and I for one don't believe it was an accident. My sense is JFK Jr and wife were assassinated. The world needed him and the feeling of loss goes on and on. God Bless them all!



0 of 1 people found this review helpful