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  • Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Danny Robins
  • Narrated by: Danny Robins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,722

This is the story of one of the greatest records ever made - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison - and its shocking and tragic aftermath. Join award-winning journalist Danny Robins on the 50th anniversary of the album as he takes you on a road trip back to 1968, a pivotal year in US history, to investigate the dramatic and unlikely friendship between Johnny Cash, American icon, and Glen Sherley, armed robber and Folsom inmate, and how that friendship was violently torn apart. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing.

  • By Margaret on 02-04-19

Great Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

A great and sad story of a music legend, and one that could have been!

  • Killing England

  • The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,446
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,421

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Must Read This Book

  • By Susie Davis on 10-22-17

ANOTHER O'REILLY TRIUMPH!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Well written, performed, and enjoyed! My biggest disappointment is that Bill only spoke for the prologue. Still, this was quite good.

  • The Path to Power

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 40 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,587

This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just fantastic...

  • By Casper Paludan on 07-30-14

WELL-DETAILED

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Very well detailed, researched, and presented! Sometimes a little tedious, but definitely worth the time. Looking forward to the subsequent works on LBJ!

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,163

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

WONDERFUL STORY...

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

As a Retired US Army Veteran, I found this story well-written, performed, and most touching. Excellent, and highly recommended. From my Family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,473
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,199

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

OKAY PRODUCTION...

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Not bad, but incomplete. Not sure I am qualified to comment. Good effects, and star cast.

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  • Abraham Lincoln

  • The Prairie Years and The War Years
  • By: Carl Sandburg
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 44 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020

Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln was praised as the most noteworthy historical biography of Sandburg’s generation. He later distilled this monumental work into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction, as well as the most distinguished, authoritative biography of Lincoln ever published.

Growing up in an Illinois prairie town, Sandburg listened to stories of old-timers who had known Lincoln. By the time this single-volume edition was competed, he had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our 16th president.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A moving tale of a very human man

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-25-16

OUTSTANDING STORY ON LINCOLN...

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Great retelling of President Lincoln. Well worth the listen, and I will listen to it again!

  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 481

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

EXCELLENT READ ON A GREAT AMERICAN LEGEND!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Really enjoyed this audio book - The author did a great job on my all-time favorite Commander-In-Chief during my own military career. Great telling of his Presidency and the Soviet Union leadership during President Reagan's leadership. Worth the listen! A+

  • The Age of Eisenhower

  • America and the World in the 1950s
  • By: William I. Hitchcock
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eisenhower's accomplishments were enormous and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own tumultuous times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Thorough and Balanced Biography

  • By John on 05-28-18

GOOD & DISAPPOINTING, TOO...

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Great historic account of a 5-Star Legend. Author seemed more critical than complimentary, which was unfair. All of the sudden, he spent the last several minutes praising the General. Good story, but disappointed, too. B+

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  • Decision Points

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By cw360 on 01-17-11

Good Read on a Good President!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Enjoyed this very much! President George W. Bush was a great man, and a Good President!

  • Destiny and Power

  • The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the 41st president and his family, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham paints an intimate and surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuous times. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fair and insightful

  • By Jean on 12-02-15

GREAT BIOGRAPHY

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

GREAT biography of a Great American. 2nd listen in 2 years - Well worth it!