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  • Scipio Africanus

  • The Roman Miltary Genius
  • By: Michael Klein
  • Narrated by: Ken Maxen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, the Elder, was a man who made a difference in his own time. Indeed, he could have been said to be a legend. In all fairness, since he was a skilled orator, he had a hand in creating that legend, building himself up larger than life to inspire the men he lead into battle and to place fear in the hearts of his enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Does not meet minimum expectations

  • By Lori on 07-25-18

Does not meet minimum expectations

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

If this was published for a middle school audience then disregard my review.... chances are almost certain that if you’ve encountered Scipio Africanus elsewhere in most any capacity then this book will leave you starved for information. Unless you’re interested in a very brief and general overview of the punic wars and some snippets of the Cornellii line and allusions to SA’s extramarital affairs, then you will regret paying for this book. It also has these very haphazard and elementary fictitious stories about SA’s childhood to fill in for no written records. I got WAY more from a few History of Rome podcasts than a 4 plus hour book on just SA alone. I cant think of recommending this to anyone over 16. Narrator is ok but kind of uncompelling.

  • I Am Number Four

  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am number four

  • By Joshua Kring on 08-22-15

Good listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Started off a little slow but picked up. I liked this book a lot! I like the narrator too, he does a good job w/all of the characters.

  • Bloodman

  • By: Robert Pobi
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

In this psychological thriller, Jake Cole returns to his childhood home after his elderly father nearly kills himself by setting himself on fire and plowing through a plate-glass window. Jake’s father - a great American painter - is a man whose shadow Jake has tried to outrun since he was a boy. Now a contractor for the FBI who possesses a unique gift for recreating crime scenes, Jake is pulled into a hauntingly familiar double homicide investigation. He recognizes the artistic signature in the slayings from his childhood.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cop Out

  • By Alan on 05-28-12

Listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

If you like mysteries I highly recommend this book. Luke Daniels does such a great job with the main character I loved this book!

  • A Good and Useful Hurt

  • By: Aric Davis
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 233

Mike is a tattoo artist running his own shop, and Deb is the piercing artist he hires to round out his studio’s motley crew of four. The last either expects is romance, but that’s what they get as they follow their off-kilter careers and love lives into complete and total disaster. When Mike follows a growing trend and tattoos the ashes of deceased loved ones into several customers’ tattoos, he has no idea that it will one day provide the solution - and solace - he will sorely need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Murder-mystery/love story/paranormal

  • By PlantCrone on 05-13-14

Good book!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

I really liked this book, it was nice change from your typical thriller. I liked how the girls were given voices. I really like this narrator he makes it even better!

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  • The Basement

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

New York City. With a population of almost 19 million people, it’s easy to remain anonymous - even if you’re a serial killer, torturing and murdering beautiful young women. The killer has another victim right now, locked in a basement somewhere in the city. For NYPD detectives Turner and Marcinko, it’s their job to sift through those 19 million and narrow their list to the one before it’s too late. And they’re sure they have the right man in their sights.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly disturbing, yet weirdly captivating

  • By GV on 04-14-16

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

Nice quick good story. The ending was a pretty good surprise. I really like this narrator.

  • The Ghost Writer

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Adam Lang has been Britain’s longest serving—and most controversial—prime minister of the last half century. As pressure mounts for Lang to complete this memoirs, he hires a professional ghostwriter to finish the book. As he sets to work, the ghostwriter discovers many more secrets than Lang intends to reveal, secrets with the power to alter world politics - secrets with the power to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too close to the truth?

  • By carl801 on 11-24-07

BORING

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

Reviewed: 09-05-12

The story was very long & drawn out. Could have got the point much faster. The reader was the only thing that kept me from turning it off.