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  • The World of Downton Abbey

  • By: Jessica Fellows
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence, a world of duty and obedience, and a world of romance and rivalry. This companion book, full of rich historical detail, takes fans deeper into that period than ever before. Experience the inner workings of the downstairs life and be dazzled by the glamour of upstairs life with profiles of all the major characters, interviews with the actors, and behind the scenes insights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun look at the backstory to Downton Abbey

  • By Teddy on 08-15-12

How do I find the Downton. Abbey series?

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

The book would be more enjoyable if I were able to actually watch the television series. I am not able to find out how to watch it.

  • Bear in the Back Seat, Book 2

  • Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • By: Kim DeLozier, Carolyn Jourdan
  • Narrated by: Carey Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

This is the second volume in a best-selling series of true stories from "[a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless." In Kim DeLozier's world, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his car as he's driving down the highway, or in his office while he's talking on the phone, it's just another day in the park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I could hardly put my earphones Down.

  • By Mary on 02-11-18

I could hardly put my earphones Down.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Kim is an entertaining author, and the reader made me feel like I was right there in the Smokies listening to a live wildlife ranger. Kim's stories come out of his own personal experiences.

I was moved by his compassion for the animals, from the bears to the bats to the hogs to the elk. He risked his life for the preservation of the animals and for the park. He also provides guidelines for encountering a bear, and gives strict warnings about not feeding any wild animal.

I highly recommend this book, for outdoor adventurers as well as for city slickers.

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  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,524

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Eleqphant whisperer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-16

Very easy to listen to. Hard to put down. I will read his next book too.
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