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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,051
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,964

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

100 Stars

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

What did you love best about A Higher Loyalty?

Insights into the workings of our government, the humor and the shining intelligence of the author.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Higher Loyalty?

It was chock full of them. Not a dull moment throughout.

Which scene was your favorite?

The chapter dealing with the struggle to de-legalize torture during the Bush administration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Which is the worse torture, waterboarding or trying to work with Donald Trump!

Any additional comments?

No wonder Trump hates this guy--Comey is bigger than him in body, mind and spirit.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • In the Name of the Family

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Dunant
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

It is 1502, and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, age 22 - already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans - is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best historical fiction novels

  • By GrandmaNurseHeather on 04-13-17

Outstanding Historical Treatment

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I very nearly did not purchase this book having read a surfeit of Borgia (et al) history, but Dunant's book combined with the exceptionally talented performance of Nicholas Bolton brought astounding vitality to Machiavelli, the Borgias and all the many peripheral people of their time and place that, unlike so many a drier histories, I could not stop listening. They absolutely brought the era to life, alive and juicy!

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,915

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE best audiobooks ever!

  • By Sarah on 05-22-16

My kind of audiobook

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

I only bought this book because it was a 2 for 1 selection. I'd not heard of the author or narrator but I was hooked within minutes. Very funny laugh out loud dialogues, fabulous and diverse characters,classic British murder, everything I love in a book. The narrator was brilliant. I'll be looking for more audiobooks by both men.

  • The Plantagenets

  • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrative History

  • By Troy on 08-07-13

Yawn

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A more balanced presentation of the fascinating Plantagenet women who were barely mentioned as well as more insight into the personalities and personal lives. This is a male presentation of history and a desert dry recitation of already written to death facts. The narration is a persistent monotonous droning. Not even a lance through the eye causes a change in pitch or inflection.

Has The Plantagenets turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely not.