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  • Canoeing with the Cree

  • A 2,250-mile voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay
  • By: Eric Sevareid
  • Narrated by: John Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

In 1930, two novice paddlers - Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port - launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe from the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems like an abridged version

  • By Angela on 12-31-09

Modern Day Hero's Journey

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Well worth listening to, even though the writing was less than stellar. It really is a modern-day Hero's Journey with all the drama, excitement, and triumph. Oh for a country and world so simple again. What wonder and wildness we have lost.

  • Turtles All the Way Down

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,283

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly small amount of actual turtles.

  • By Meg on 11-03-17

Torturous

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

This book is torturous. It's frustrating, infuriating, disgusting, and very well written. By the end, everyone disgusted me. I will never read another book by this author.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Separate Peace

  • By: John Knowles
  • Narrated by: Scott Snively
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 661

Now a modern classic, this story of two boys' friendship at an exclusive New Hampshire prep school as it parallels the inescapable and escalating atmosphere of World War II, is intense and engaging to the last word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How can one fault a Classic like this?

  • By Theodore on 06-02-13

The narcissist

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Any additional comments?

This book should be offered as a psychological study of the power and peril of being in a relationship with a narcissist. This is the kind of book that turns kids off to reading.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of Philosophy

  • The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN ALL TIME FAVORITE

  • By Jeff on 04-14-12

As beautiful as it is informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

This is an outstanding history of philosophy. The writing is beautiful, even moving, and the narrator marvelous.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • That Distant Land

  • 23 Short Stories
  • By: Wendell Berry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

That Distant Land collects 23 stories, interlinked with each other and with the other published "Port William" novels. The stories, arranged in their fictional chronology (from 1888 to almost the present day), become one sustained work, a new novel that spans the entire life and time involved. The range of this book is extraordinary - it offers rest for the weary, hope for the beleaguered, and strength for everyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life-Changer

  • By E. Pearson on 08-29-13

A National Treasure

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-10

Berry is a national treasure and a genius with words, and his short stories are particularly suited for audio. The narrator has a voice as smooth as the finest Kentucky whiskey and as varied as a mocking bird. It is impossible to overrate this book.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Lonesome Dove
    
    
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        Larry McMurtry
    
    


    
    
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        Lee Horsley
    
    


    
    Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
    7,143 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,303

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Terrible narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-10

While this story is certainly an American classic, the narrator drove me crazy. It made me so nuts, I couldn't get through the first part.