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  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book One
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,671
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,687

A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful epic story

  • By Jody R. Nathan on 10-04-03

Waitng for the movie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-05

Author Hearn creates a magical world every bit as beautiful, terrible and engossing as those of the best of the Chinese fantasy-action films. This production is almost visual, with suberb narrators. I took a chance on an unknown work and was captivated. I had forgotten how fantasy can seem so much like history: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes to mind.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

Ron Chernow, whom the New York Times called "as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we've seen in decades", now brings to startling life the man who was arguably the most important figure in American history, who never attained the presidency, but who had a far more lasting impact than many who did.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged history

  • By Nick on 02-19-07

Alexander Hamilton

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-05

A superb, accessible account of the life of our most complex founding father r(really, only a very young man). Relevant to many of today's debates about the nature of our government and the many stresses with which it has to cope. Written almost like a novel but with authenticity and balance. Any lover of Jefferson or Adams must also read this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful