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James D. Coburn

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  • The Black Count

  • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  • By: Tom Reiss
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth more unbelivable than fiction

  • By Jean on 01-27-13

First 1/4 of book is confusing

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Once the generations of Dumas are understood the book is quite interesting. Getting past the first quarter of the book is a challenge.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,795
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,724

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

O.K., women were part of the WWII resistance.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Heroic and stoic women part of the WWII resistance in France do battle with the invaders in many different ways. The book was exciting and romantic but at the end I felt no victory for women. They did what they could or had to within their circumscribed roles. In the end I had respect for them as heroines, but it was so flat.

  • How to Be Both

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving, genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real--and all life’s givens get given a second chance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incompetent Foreign Pronunciation

  • By J. Kahn on 06-28-15

unresolved ending

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

Choose your own adventure ending. This is Sad with really no resolution. A big disappointment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
  • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Through a series of calculated moves that involve death and a large inheritance, a small community is rocked and shrouded in mystery at the hands of the conniving Sir Percival Glyde, who is interested only in making himself wealthy at the hands of others.... Celebrated as one of the first popular mystery novels, The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, skillfully incorporates the twisting and turning of more than a few plot lines that all manage to converge beautifully at the end of the work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • horrible technically - echoes at most of the words

  • By James D. Coburn on 12-30-15

horrible technically - echoes at most of the words

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

Reviewed: 12-30-15

horrible technically - echoes at most of the words. The narrator's accent is also a real disturbance.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Wilson

  • By: A. Scott Berg
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

A hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson - the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. This is not just Wilson the icon - but Wilson the man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written & Narrated But Too Much Hero Worship

  • By IRP on 11-17-13

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

gave up after a few chapters too tedious and out of time sequence.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful