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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 41 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

A Must-Read

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

This book brilliantly transports the reader into Churchill's life and times, providing insight into both the great man and the context in which he grew up and developed into the figure we all know. The narrator does a fantastic job, and the writimg is superb.

  • The Last Romantics

  • A Novel
  • By: Tara Conklin
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

In the spring of 1981, the young Skinner siblings - fierce Renee, dreamy Caroline, golden boy Joe, and watchful Fiona - lose their father to a heart attack and their mother to a paralyzing depression, events that thrust them into a period they will later call “the Pause”. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the siblings navigate the dangers and resentments of the Pause to emerge fiercely loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the Skinners find themselves again confronted with a family crisis....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe the best book I ever read

  • By Plundered treasure on 02-16-19

incredibly depressing

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

Very emotional, very depressing. I think it tries to be uplighting but it's not. Tragically performed, but that's honest to the text.

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  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

  • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282

In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Re-Imagining of Mrs. Keckley's Life

  • By Melissa on 03-04-13

beautifully performed!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Powerful story that gives an intimate portrayal of the Lincoln White House and Mary Todd. Beautifully performed with heart and much talent.

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures, and religions, and it was the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the emergence of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death, the struggles of the Great Game, and the fall of Communism - the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Really Makes the World Go Round

  • By Mom in Santa Fe on 07-29-16

Thought provoking, but not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book was fabulously written and performed, but nearly half is about the last two centuries, which I didn't expect, especially the heavy focus on the 20th. I wanted more of Mongols and Tatars, of Marco Polo (barely mentioned), and of the place all that silk came from, China. I learned a lot, but perhaps Frankopan's desire to upend traditional conceptions and relate current issues in the Middle East to his thesis caused him to stray from aspects of the older history of this region I was hoping to learn about here.

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,847

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some fire, a little ice

  • By Elese Newman on 06-03-18

beautifully told, emotional story

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Beautifully told, you become instantly interested in the characters and their lives and back stories. But it's very emotional and melancholy, don't expect happy endings.

  • A Simple Favor

  • A Novel
  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,433
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,011

It starts with a simple favor - an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son, Nicky, after school, she happily says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best friends, and the five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn't come back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • yuck

  • By Tabitha on 05-05-18

not very original, hate both female characters

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

not very original, hate both female characters, which makes it hard to care what happens

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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,045

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

fascinating true story, reads like a novel

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

fascinating true story that reads like a novel. the reader feels like they're watching the movie rather than reading the book. great performance by the reader!

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,218

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

entertaining and educational!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

Great read about the interesting life of an extraordinary man. entertaining, educational, and enlightening. highly recommend!

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,069

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Transports you to another time

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This fictionalized account of a historic train robbery shines for its intense research into not just the crime itself but the world in which it occurred. It is very entertaining and informative, and mixes Victorian vocabulary into a modern telling in a way that truly adds to the feel of the story. This is a great read for fans of crime novels and history buffs alike. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,465

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy the whinny quality of this book.

  • By Sharon Blunk on 11-29-17

fabulous, funny

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

so fun, so real, and read (acted) by Tina Fey herself!! it was wonderful from start to finish

0 of 6 people found this review helpful