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C. Moore

Eugene, OR United States
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  • The Man Who Invented Christmas

  • How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
  • By: Les Standiford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Told!

  • By JodyB on 12-01-17

Enjoyable Book

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I learned a lot about both Christmas and Charles Dickens. The first hour and a half was a little slow, but necessary for the rest of the book. The performance was good, and I enjoyed it. For me, it was wonderful to hear how Dickens wrote, and understood his Christmas Carol. So much of our culture changed as a consequence of this book, and this author. Wonderful opportunity to learn about this holiday and us.

  • 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 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714

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

Tough

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

I love William Manchester. He writes a complex fully textured narrative. He wants to provide the full context (the person, the time the place), but the narrator makes this very difficult to follow. I am sure it was a clever idea to have this read by someone from Britain with a high class British accent, but given Manchester's style of wandering all over the landscape it makes this a very difficult book to listen to. I would recommend it to someone who isn't bothered by the narration because I think Manchester is a wonderful story teller. I am having real difficulty making it through.

  • The Glory and the Dream

  • A Narrative History of America, 1932 - 1972
  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

This great time capsule of a book captures the abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972. It encompasses politics, military history, economics, the lively arts, science, fashion, fads, social change, sexual mores, communications, graffiti...everything and anything indigenous that can be captured in print.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book, good narration, bad recording

  • By Paula on 07-10-08

Great story of America

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

William Manchester is a wonderful historian. His prose is wonderful, and he paints such a nuanced picture of this country. I love the narrative and the texture of the story. The narrator does a remarkable job.

  • Dust and Shadow

  • An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,644

Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Wadie on 01-07-11

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

I enjoyed the plot. Not as good as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but still entertaining. Very good narration. Very good character development.

  • Murder on the Orient Elite

  • A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207

In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Teaser

  • By Matthew E. Bowman on 12-03-14

Pure Grimnoir

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

My only complaint is that it was too short. I love the Jake Sullivan character, I love the world of Hard Magic, and Pinchot does a great job on the narration.

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  • Nine Princes in Amber

  • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,451

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, lame deal!

  • By Robert on 08-13-12

Thank Heaven this made it to Audible

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

Reviewed: 09-13-12

Roger Zelazny was a wonderful, gifted writer. If you like science fiction/fantasy he wrote some unbelievable stories. I am so glad that this series has made it to Audible. The series is as fresh for me now as it was forty years ago when I started reading it. I can't recommend it enough. It is pointless to talk about one of these books in a vacuum. You must read the first six books as one story. The second six are not as good, but I still enjoy them. I can only hope that more of the works of Mr. Zelazny will be coming to Audible in the near future.

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