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  • Nimitz

  • By: E. B. Potter
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 198

Called a great book worthy of a great man, this definitive biography of the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet in World War II is considered the best book ever written about Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Highly respected by both the civilian and naval communities, Nimitz was sometimes overshadowed by more colorful warriors in the Pacific such as MacArthur and Halsey. Potter's lively and authoritative style fleshes out Admiral Nimitz's personality to help listeners appreciate the contributions he made as the principle architect of Japan's defeat. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular Book

  • By Darrell E. Fisher on 07-13-18

What an Honorable man

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

It is always wonderful to hear about a truly respectable military man. It is never a waste of time.

  • Court Wizard

  • Spellmonger, Book 8
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 35 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825

With the south in full rebellion, the goblins stirring on the northern frontier, and the summer capital being run by a corrupt baron and a gang of thugs, things could be better. But those aren’t the worst of her problems: Pentandra is learning how to live with her new husband, Arborn, while the town is driven to distraction by an incarnate sex goddess who is organizing all of the whores, a mopey spellmonger, a nun addicted to gambling, a prude sent by the queen, undead skulking through the shadows, and a mysterious blind girl shows up in her office claiming to be her new apprentice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Boring.

  • By Scott on 04-22-19

How can almost 40 hours go sooo fast.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I have loved a lot of series but this is the best! Can’t wait for book 9.

  • Enchanter

  • Spellmonger, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,008
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,983

Minalan the spellmonger faces the boredom of house arrest after being confined to his lands by Prince Tavard for his defiance with the Wilderlands refugees. The Alka Alon have returned to their seclusion, dealing with their own crisis, the dead god is being quiet within the Umbra, and Min’s plans toward reestablishing a functional Duchy of Alshar are progressing. Min sees his punishment as a unique opportunity to indulge in thaumaturgical research. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • more of the same as the other books

  • By Oluwatobi fadeyi on 02-02-19

The Best Series Audible has.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I love this series. It takes over my life every time there is a new one out. Love it.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,460

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is a little slow at the beginning but it picks right up by the end. I think the next book will be much faster because so much is left dangling at the end.

  • High Mage

  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,234
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,758
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,726

 Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series can not wait for the next

  • By Joseph on 05-22-18

1 of the best series ever.

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Every time I finish a book I can’t wait for the next one. Please hurry and get #6 in the series. Also John Lee is wonderful. How does he keeps track of all of those voices.

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  • Twilight

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,457

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love that's sweet and deadly...

  • By Megan on 08-25-07

This is a child's book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-09

In my case I didn't like it because I kept yelling at Bella that this whole situation was wrong. For all of you who love this story I understand why, but there are not any guys that are over 100 years old that you would have the desire to fall in love with that hard.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excessively abridged

  • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

Nothing ever changes.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-09

The arguing in the Cabinet in Lincoln times seems awful similar as in our time. This gives you some glimpse into what is happening today and surprised me how contentious cabinets probably have always been.

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,501

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

After Elder, I was surprised how good this one is.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-09

I had figured out all the revolutions in Elder about half way through the book so I wasn't expecting much from Brisingr. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was so good and am on pins and needles for the conclusion in the next book. Great listen or read!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Pardonable Lies

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlaugh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

In the third novel of this best-selling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maisie Does It Again

  • By Nancy on 05-09-06

Boy I love a good mystery, this is one!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-09

Loved the 4 different mysteries running through this listen. You always think about how the world was changed by WWII, but this makes you think about how WWI changed things also, and how bad it will be in WWII.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • FLAK

  • By: Michael Veitch
  • Narrated by: Bolinda Publishing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

A collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF veterans about their experiences of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood. From bomber pilots to fighter aces, from rear gunners to bomb aimers, from stories of death and fear to tales of humor and comradeship, Michael has helped unearth the extraordinary stories of ordinary men living and fighting in extraordinary times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Marcia Y. on 02-20-09

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-09

As an American I just didn't realize how much the Australian's did. Thank you for opening my eyes! Really enjoyed this one and his other book that Audible has. Listened to both at least twice. I hadn't realized that the German pilots never got a break until I listened to this but it made sense after I heard it in their own words. Thanks for of the eye opening experience!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful