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  • The Whiskey Rebels

  • By: David Liss
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 865

At his most desperate moment, Ethan Saunders is recruited to find his ex-fiancée's missing husband. Meanwhile, Joan Maycott and her Revolutionary War veteran husband distill whiskey on the western Pennsylvania frontier. As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders - both patriots in their own way - find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In My Top 10 - Maybe Top 5 At Audible

  • By Lulu on 10-31-12

Totally engrossing story and characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-10

This book has it all. The story line keeps you interested; the characters run the gamut from funny, clever, intriguing, and ruthless; the historical fiction is enlightening; and the narration is first rate. At times the explanation of the banking system can be confusing, but you don't need to get all the details to enjoy the storyline. The reader really brings the characters to life and he reads at a great pace with good voice changes for different characters. I really enjoyed this book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Roots

  • The Saga of an American Family
  • By: Alex Haley
  • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
  • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317

Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive! DO NOT WIKI THIS BOOK!

  • By avoidthelloyd on 09-17-14

Outstanding Story, History, and Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-09

I don't typically write reviews, but this book was so powerful that I felt compelled to encourage others to listen to it. I saw the mini-series decades ago, but hearing the full story narrated really captures the imagination and allows you to enter into the world of what it might have been like being a slave. Although slavery is not an enjoyable topic--the lives and integrity of the characters rises above the topic and you find yourself engrossed in the storyline. Give this one a listen!

30 of 34 people found this review helpful