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  • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

  • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
  • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the feint of heart

  • By joseph on 11-19-12

greatness in a file

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-17

I have never been so awestruck and terrified by a book in all my life.

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  • Dune

  • The Battle of Corrin
  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877

Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Battle for Corrin

  • By Eric on 09-05-04

laser shield bombs, done

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I was glad with how the series ended but I still think too much effort was made to tie in every concept Frank Herbert had in his setting 10,000 years from the events in this book.

however I think the whole bit about nuclear weapons was unnecessary since a simple laser and a shield does the same thing as a nuke. it seems like there were easier ways to destroy the machines.

  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 27 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907

More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dune - How We Love Thee!

  • By J.R. Rich on 10-18-03

very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-17

I think the butlerian series tries a little too hard to explain in one generation how everything in the Dune universe came to be. it's a good story but I think it is pretty corny at times.

  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapário on 12-05-10

tear jerker

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

it makes you wanna cry at times and laugh at times. ten out of ten.

  • Dune

  • The Butlerian Jihad
  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a hint of melange.

  • By Kevin S Williams on 03-23-03

pretty good

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I liked the story but I thought too much of it was taken up by meaningless arguments and characters in a rush to explain everything about the dune universes origins. the reading was done very well

  • Pigeons from Hell

  • By: Robert E. Howard
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, also wrote stories in a diverse range of genres. He was particularly masterful with horror stories. This 1938 spell-binding story is one of his best. In 1983, Stephen King, wrote that he considered Pigeons from Hell to be "one of the finest horror stories of our century".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Short Masterpiece of Gothic Horror

  • By Richard L. Rubin on 02-28-12

classic

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

the performance is not very good but the story is worth hearing. it's classic horror, almost Lovecraftian.

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,135

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!

  • By timguitartaylor on 05-07-17

dope

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-17

read more about your politics and other golden showers if you don't like questioning whether or not you're willing to help topple the government. random auto correct. read the damn book.