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  • Edge of Eternity

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,350

Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Elisa on 09-22-14

Inspirational and historical.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-17

This is an apt and and perfect final conclusion to the two preceding books, "Fall of Giants" and "Winter of the World". Mr. Follett so beautifully divided up the detailed historical accounts of 4 dominant countries. USA, Great Britain, Germany and Russia following family characters that intertwined from WWI until the inauguration of President Obama. Listening to all three books made me think of the quote, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it". The true accounts flowed and had my interest. I give all three of the books the "max" in ratings.
Gail L.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,790
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,330

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Very Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Mr. Hills previous book, "NOS4A2" was so good and I wrongly expected a good book. For me it was predictable, lacked imagination and I would have to say adolescent. The problem is I wouldn't allow my adolescent child or grandchild to read it because of the language, story line and violence. I do not recommend this book.

27 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in Translation

  • By: Nicole Mones
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole Mones creates an unforgettable story of love and desire, of family ties and human conflict, and of one woman's struggle to lose herself in a foreign land - only to discover her home, her heart, herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fascinating!

  • By Brendan on 10-16-10

A book with sustenance!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

I thought it was a beautiful love story. I have never read a novel involving an American woman and a Chinese man. Very deep and appropriately sensual. A novel that you can sink your teeth into. Ms Mones clearly did Her homework.

  • The Prince of Tides

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488

Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Prince" amongst novels

  • By Ella on 11-24-09

Now one of my 4 favorite books over 35 year period

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-10

There are only 3 other books that fall into the category of the best all time books and they are "Gone With The Wind"; "The Thorn Birds" and "East of Eden". I got so caught up in the characters and the story, I did not want it to end. You felt like you knew the 3-main sibling characters intimately. I loved it!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful