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  • Inferno: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,233

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic and Hard to Finish....

  • By Livia on 06-15-13

THINK

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

Now is the beginning of your future. You will be a part of it. Is population a problem? is this a solution?

  • The Swiss Spy

  • By: Alex Gerlis
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 387

It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds that he has even more. From Switzerland he embarks on a series of increasingly perilous missions into Nazi Germany, all while having to cope with different identities and competing spymasters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great WWII Espionage Story.

  • By Celt on 02-18-16

A cut above other spy stories

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

The first chapter gave me pause but I carried on. The story just kept improving. By the last page I was ready for more. I will be listing to more of Mr. Gerlis's books.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Chain of Thunder

  • A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy", a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general - and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No Maps

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-14-14

No Maps

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

Reviewed: 06-14-14

It would be nice if maps were somehow vlsiable to the listener. I probably will not live that long.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paris

  • The Novel
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Jean Gilpin
  • Length: 38 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 894

Internationally best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And I thought I knew Paris, a fascinating read!

  • By Janels on 06-06-13

France May Be A Plus

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

Reviewed: 07-04-13

As usual, a book well written. It will take at 2 listens to keep the relationships streight but I will enjoy the second time through as much as the first.

  • Arctic Fire

  • By: Stephen Frey
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 171

The story went something like this: Troy Jensen, who sailed solo around the world and conquered the seven summits, fell off a crab boat called Arctic Fire and drowned in the Bering Sea. Troy’s brother Jack, who doesn’t buy the story for a minute, heads to Alaska to uncover the truth. Jack discovers a connection between Troy and a secret intelligence organization known as Red Cell Seven (RCS) that will stop at nothing to protect America from threat (even if they have to kill thousands of Americans to do it). The problem is, the more Jack learns about Troy’s involvement with RCS, the more RCS learns about Jack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very cool,

  • By The E Traveller on 02-25-15

White hats, good Black hats, bad

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

Reviewed: 05-28-13

You will have no trouble figering out who are the good guys and the bad guys are. They slap you in the face. I can't dicide if the author has lots of imagination or none at all. All in all I find the story unbieveable and was happy to move on to another book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All Necessary Force

  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Best-selling author Brad Taylor draws upon his own experiences as a Delta Force commander for his exciting series starring elite Taskforce operative Pike Logan. In All Necessary Force, Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are trailing two terrorist organizations from Asia to Egypt when a deadly threat arrives in the U.S.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Editing makes a difference

  • By Don on 12-17-12

Typical male downputting

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

Reviewed: 03-10-13

It began to get old when the hero always had to be right. He suggested that people who stuck to their beliefs, like he did, had to be wrong for doing so.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Story

  • The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film
  • By: Jean Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dick Cavett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Jean Shepherd

  • By Jimmy on 05-28-11

Great listen at Christmas time

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

Reviewed: 01-08-13

I was born in N Indiana, and moved when I was 7. I often wondered why my parents were the way they were. I understand them better now. BBs do not always hit the eye. I do remember wearing knickers on the way to school.

  • Ivanhoe

  • By: Walter Scott
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps listeners into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard the Lion Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim his inheritance. Rebecca, a beautiful Jewish woman, is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft - but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent writing, excellent narration!

  • By Matthew on 08-07-10

Robinhood's birth

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

I liked the story, I should have read it 50 years ago. I didn't because I got tired of all of the words. They are one of the reasons I didn't. I have found that listing to this kind of book is an enjoy able experience.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forgotten

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,944

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liking PULLER

  • By Diana on 11-30-12

Great entertainment

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

The book was a turn pager but the hero is not to believable at times. When you don't looose a step after 3 bullet wounds a lot of the realism rubs off. I also asked why an unwounded women who grew up on water in Miami and rode paddle boards couldn't pilot a boat to the oil rig. I guess capable women don't equal a macho man.

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,656

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Another winner by Follett

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

Reviewed: 12-20-12

Another well written and researched book. The characters were believable, I thought some might have been relatives of mine. I was young during WW II but the book matched my memory of the events.