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  • Ship of Fools

  • By: Tucker Carlson
  • Narrated by: Tucker Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,244

The host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight offers a blistering critique of the new American ruling class, the elites of both parties, who have taken over the ship of state, leaving the rest of us, the citizen-passengers, to wonder: How do we put the country back on course?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • common sense opinions

  • By Bluetooth fanatic on 10-19-18

Don't miss it!

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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: 11-05-18

The research Tucker Carlson has done explains a lot about the current situation. I had never realized that it is not just one particular party that is causing the chaos, but the elites in both parties that are abusing the system and trodding on the average person to enrich themselves. This book should be required reading for all high school and college students!

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,967
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,067

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Excellent

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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: 09-20-18

A wonderful audio version of a classic tale. I have read it several times, but decided to listen to it after watching the film version. The book, of course has much more detail than the film, but I found that listening to it after watching the movie allowed me to see in my mind the parts the movie did not include.

  • Safe at the Edge of the World

  • The Tour
  • By: Jean Grainger
  • Narrated by: Patrick Moy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

When a shadowy couple turn up on Conor O'Shea's grand tour of Ireland, the tranquility of Ireland's landscape acts as a shelter against the stormy reality of the life they left behind. On the run from a notorious mob boss, this mysterious couple flees the US in search of sanctuary on the shores of the Emerald Isle, hoping to blend in with the tourists. In their wake lies a mafia family's secrets and a scarred priest torn between his duty to the cloth and to the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Calling this a sequel is a bit of a stretch....

  • By Leesh65 on 11-14-18

Interesting characters and story

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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: 07-11-18

This was somewhat different from the first book, The Tour, but just as interesting and well done. The story focused primarily on one couple on the tour, rather than several as in the first book. Although several other reviews have been critical, I thought the author made the right decision in telling it this way. The book did raise some serious questions about right and wrong and perhaps that would not appeal to some listeners, but I thought it was very well done.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job also. I am looking forward to listening to other books by the author and I hope there will be more books in The Tour series. If I were sure of finding as good a guide as Connor, I would definitely go on one of his bus tours. Ireland sounds like it would be a wonderful place to visit.

  • Beyond the Shadow of War

  • By: Diane Moody
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When the war finally ended in May 1945, Lieutenant Danny McClain made good on his promise to come back for Anya in Holland. He expected her to put up a fight but instead found her exhausted and utterly broken. Maybe it was unfair, asking her to marry him when she was so vulnerable. But this much he knew: He would spend a lifetime helping to make her whole again. The war had taken everything from Anya - her family, her friends, her home, her faith. She clung to the walls she'd fortressed around her heart, but what future did she have apart from Danny?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story!

  • By Rusti on 05-05-17

Wonderful story!

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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: 07-10-18

The characters were interesting and believable. I really liked all the historical details that gave me a glimpse at what it would have been like at that time.
I think anyone who likes history would appreciate listening to this book. There is romance but no objectionable details. The narrator did an excellent job of portraying both men and women, some with different accents, and conveying their emotions as well as their words. I would highly recommend this book.

  • North and South

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476

Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Sally on 01-04-10

A Very Thoughtful Romance

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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: 06-26-18

The character development is superb, with a wide variety of types of characters dealing with difficult situations— some growing to greater maturity, others limiting themselves because they refuse to. The result is a very interesting and even inspirational story. The narrator is excellent and adapts her voice to correctly distinguish both men and women from a variety of backgrounds. Although this book has some similarities to Jane Austen’s works, I thought it actually better and plan to listen to other books by Gaskell.

  • Churchill

  • By: Paul Johnson
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill's career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superlative Account of Churchill

  • By Darrell on 12-08-09

Excellent account of an incredible man!

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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: 03-03-18

Churchill was an amazing character at a pivotal point in world history and Paul Johnson does a fantastic job of pointing out the key factors in Churchill's background, his character, as well as the factors, that both helped and harmed Britain in both WW1 and WW2. One very interesting detail was Johnson's explanation of the Gallipoli disaster in WW1 that Churchill was blamed for. I think Johnson has it correct and that Churchill was the scapegoat rather than the villain. It can be more difficult to follow historical narratives in an audio version, but Johnson's excellent writing makes this critical time in history understandable.

  • A Beautiful Poison

  • By: Lydia Kang
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned - and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It had potential, but faltered in execution

  • By Constance Jenkins on 01-14-18

Historical details, intriguing story & characters

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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: 03-03-18

There was a bit of a slow start because the characters seemed flat at first, but isn't that true with getting to know people in general? You can't really either like or dislike a person based only on first impressions. The characters grew as the story progressed and as they learned more about life and themselves. The mystery kept me guessing until the end and was not what I would have expected--certainly not a typical "romance" (somehow I think the reviewers that said it was did not actually listen to the whole book). The ending was actually better than I would have predicted and exactly fit the characters and the plot details that had been unfolding all along. I would highly recommend this book and would listen to another by this author. I thought the narrator did an excellent job also.

  • A Proper Pursuit

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Fresh from finishing school, Violet receives a double shock. Her dad announces his upcoming wedding and then confesses an old lie - her mom didn't really leave for a sanitarium 11 years ago. But why then did she leave? Under cover of visiting the World's Fair, Violet travels to the stately Chicago home of her saintly grandmother and three eccentric great aunts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just simply entertaining and FUNNY!

  • By Christine on 12-25-10

Perfect combination of mystery, romance, and humor

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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: 02-01-18

Realistic characters, historical details and interesting story line all combine to make this a book I couldn’t stop listening to. The narrator did a superb job of differentiating the characters. I’m pleased that Lynn Austin has written quite a few books. This is the 5th one I’ve listened to and it has me convinced that I need to listen to ALL of them!

  • The Dog Who Danced

  • By: Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, has always been Mack, her gray and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away. Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite

  • By Sam on 04-22-12

If you love dogs--

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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: 10-12-17

I almost couldn't listen to this because it started out very depressing, but it was worth persevering through the hard parts. The writing is excellent with well-developed characters, and an interesting story, but the best part is the dog--of course! I can't recommend this enough!!!

  • Crowned and Dangerous

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I always adore Lady Georgiana

  • By Dylan on 03-28-17

Best one so far!!!

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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: 08-04-17

The familiar characters got even better and the new ones fit perfectly. I am eager to start the next book. Be sure to read the series from the beginning-- it is full of suspense with just the right amount of laughter and romance.