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  • McNally's Secret

  • By: Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by: Nathan Lane
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

When detective Archy McNally is called to retrieve a set of rare stamps known as "Inverted Jennies" from one of Palm Beach's wealthiest and most curvacious matrons, he unexpectedly becomes entangled in something far more dangerous. A local collector is slain, and all roads lead Archy back to the original crime scene. But before he can put the pieces together, he faces another murder and all-to-real romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Lane IS Archie McNally ... almost :)

  • By Tnafbrat on 06-04-12

Nathan Lane IS Archie McNally ... almost :)

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

What made the experience of listening to McNally's Secret the most enjoyable?

Nathan Lane

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm a fan of the series and Archie is of course my favorite character though, I do get a kick out of his father.

What about Nathan Lane’s performance did you like?

He didn't overvamp it, didn't "Birdcage" it. He was able to deliver the "fashion" lines believable.

Any additional comments?

Another of my favorite series that since I can not get the books for my kindle, I can still listen to them

  • 102 Minutes

  • The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
  • By: Jim Dwyer, Kevin Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers; reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it, until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar Reporting; Ages Well With Time

  • By Gillian on 03-06-15

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

What did you love best about 102 Minutes?

It put me right there. I was captivated from the beginning

What was one of the most memorable moments of 102 Minutes?

When I realized I was on my seat waiting to hear what happened to each person.

What does Ron McLarty bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings a voice, and a sound

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, wanted too, but couldn't

Any additional comments?

I lent it to a friend and she had the same reactions. We were both very moved by it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Grass Roots

  • A Will Lee Novel
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book.

  • By Oliver on 11-05-08

Part if an Enjoyable Series

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you listen to Grass Roots again? Why?

Pleas see my reviews of Chiefs and The Run. I did not realize that Barrett Whitener did not narrate all of this series. The voice and acting continuity was great

Have you listened to any of Barrett Whitener’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Y

  • The Run

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Ken Howard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected Senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous and deadly than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kinda predictable Stuart Woods. There is a bonus.

  • By Richard Delman on 06-25-13

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you listen to The Run again? Why?

Yes, I actually did because I diid not get the first few in tis series in order, and I went back to re-listen in order

What other book might you compare The Run to and why?

Some of it makes me think of one of the earlier Jack Ryan novels by Clancy. The political game, without the international spy thriller part.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not so much a scene, but Ken Howard's southern gentleman accent reminded me so much of my uncles.

  • Chiefs

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

  • By karen on 09-17-13

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Where does Chiefs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the top. I loved the entire series.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I wanted to see how it all turned out and how everyone fit together in the end

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm not sure as it's been a while since I listened to it. I do however keep envisioning the family home through the years

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

The past never leaves, it just becomes the future

  • Catherine De Medici

  • By: Leonie Frieda
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding performance of an excellent book

  • By Zaubermond on 05-24-11

Brought to Life

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

What did you love best about Catherine De Medici?

The family and national history as well as how some of the "stories" came to be.

What did you like best about this story?

Catherine was neither all good or bad

Have you listened to any of Anna Massey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

na

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I couldn't

Any additional comments?

Audio is becoming one of my favorite ways to "read" history and biographies

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • American Lion

  • Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Jon Meacham, in American Lion, has delivered the definitive human portrait of a pivotal president who forever changed the American presidency and America itself. Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't handle the melodrama or the narrator

  • By Dog Lover on 03-03-12

Such a Good Biography

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you consider the audio edition of American Lion to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version yet, but based on the audio edition, I bought the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The details both social and political.

What about John H. Mayer’s performance did you like?

He sounded like a southerner, more Virginian than Tennessean but still, that Southern Gentleman voice

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I couldn't.

Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05) audiobook cover art
  • Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05)

  • By: Antonin Scalia
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia makes remarks on the topic of "Constitutional Interpretation." He speaks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Supreme Court for Dummies

  • By Jeff on 07-22-05
  • Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05)
  • By: Antonin Scalia

Educational and Gives You Something to Consider

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

If you could sum up Justice Antonin Scalia Speech on Constitutional Interpretation (03/14/05) in three words, what would they be?

Literal not Fluid

Who was your favorite character and why?

The founding fathers - they were brilliant

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice, his personal insight.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Anyone who wants to talk about or debate the constitution with others should listen to this before daring to open their mouths. You cannot listen to this without giving thought to what makes the constitution work and what destroys it. It gives a better understanding of that document.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05) audiobook cover art
  • Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05)

  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press, moderates a panel with three members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Antonin Scalia join in a conversation hosted by the National Constitution Center, The National Archives and the Aspen Institute.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't pass up this listen!

  • By Marc on 06-12-05
  • Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05)

Justices are Humans

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you listen to Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05) again? Why?

Yes, there were so many nuances and a few asides that I did not catch the first time

What other book might you compare Tim Russert Interviews Supreme Court Judges (04/21/05) to and why?

Anton Scalia's speech on constitutional interpretation

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

na

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The differing points of view between the justices were interesting. I especially appreciated the personal give and take between the justices themselves. It really made them human, real people in my mind. I could see them in a group teasing each other like most co-workers do. I have always seen them as political figures but never really as co-workers to each other.

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Georgette Heyer book

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 03-31-13

I'd Listen to This Narrator Read the Phone Book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Venetia to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! I'm not a fan of romances however the narrator has such a gift for voices and dialects as well as a voice to make you melt

Would you be willing to try another book from Georgette Heyer? Why or why not?

Only if Richard Armitage was the narrator

Which character – as performed by Richard Armitage – was your favorite?

the hero of course

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes