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  • Sacre Bleu

  • A Comedy d'Art
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is Nothing is Sacre'?

  • By Mel on 05-07-12

Typical Christopher Moore

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

Reviewed: 07-28-12

If you are a Christopher Moore fan you will love this book. Typical twists and turns and a very unusual look at the subject matter. Love his sense of humour. If you have never tried a Christopher Moore book be prepared for the language.

  • All In

  • How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
  • By: Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in. Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters. Based on their extensive consulting experience, the authors present a simple seven-step road map for creating a culture of belief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for all Leaders

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-17

Interesting Theories in Management

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

Reviewed: 07-28-12

Did not necessarily enjoy the switching between two narrators in this book. Didn't add to the experience. The material was interesting, but nothing really new or startingly, but then I have stayed up on the latest management philosophies so that would be expected. For a new manager this is one book they should listen to and absorb.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dust and Shadow

  • An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,629

Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Wadie on 01-07-11

Okay for a new Sherlock Holmes story

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

Reviewed: 07-28-12

The narrator was very good at giving the different characters different voices, a couple of areas that seem to be slips in voices but good overall. Story was okay but didn't have quite the ah-ha moments of a good Holmes story.

  • Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

  • The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks
  • By: Kevin Flude
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

From Henry VIII dispatching his numerous wives to Edward VIII’s unprecedented abdication, Britain’s monarchs have personally been responsible for shaping some of the most dramatic events in the nation’s history. Encompassing murder, civil war, adultery, usurpation and madness, Divorced, Beheaded, Died... relates the extraordinary stories of all of England’s kings and queens, plus some of the less well-known Scots and Welsh rulers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Royal Tidbits of Fact & Salacious Scandal

  • By Clare on 07-02-12

History in Sound Bites

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

Entertaining look at history, not dry, dull or boring. Capsule comments that give an interesting perspective on the British monarchy. Ric Jerrom has a great voice. Enjoyed every moment of it. Wish there were more books of this nature to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,996

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Thought it was refreshingly honest, funny, and human. Too often we forget that actors are just people too. Thoroughly enjoyed it, recommended it to several friends and played it in the car for my husband to listen to as well.

  • The Sense of an Ending

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 838

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Something Happened'...

  • By Mel on 01-09-12

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Had this book recommended by a friend and didn't have the time to read it - the Audio book was a perfect compromise. Narration was supurb and the plot was good. Had to go back from the ending and listen to the last couple of chapters again because of the unexpected ending. Understand why it was recommended to me and would recommend it to others.

  • Faking It

  • By: Jennifer Crusie
  • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Reformed art forger Tilda Goodnight reluctantly joins forces with semi-reformed con man Davy Dempsey. They want to steal a dubious painting and several million embezzled dollars from a lethal widow named Clea, who has targeted a mild-mannered art collector as her next dearly departed. Complications include her sister, the female impersonator; his best friend, the reformed cat burglar; a recidivist embezzler named Rabbit; a hit man; some lousy sex; and a juke box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes Audioversions really stand out.

  • By Ruffian on 10-17-08

Easy listen - good distraction

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Enjoyable, doesn't make you work too hard. Sometimes you just need something light to distract from everyday life and this works well.

  • The Guinea Pig Diaries

  • My Life as an Experiment
  • By: A. J. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: A. J. Jacobs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Best-selling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington’s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty", brushes his teeth with the world’s most rational toothpaste, and outsources every part of his life to India—including reading bedtime stories to his kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but hard to listen to.

  • By Rikki on 09-12-12

A.J. Jacobs Fan

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Any additional comments?

I had read his previous books and was looking forward to listening to this one. Did not find this as humorous as his previous works but still enjoyable. Looking forward to his next book.

  • Leviathan

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,071

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Positively Addictive.

  • By Tracy on 05-05-10

Takes me back to Jules Verne

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Any additional comments?

This was my first foray into