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  • The Associate

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Erik Singer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 978

Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father's small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential. But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn't want, even if it's a job most law students can only dream about....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • John Grisham should be ashamed

  • By Juan on 03-04-09

Ended too soon

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-09

Good story, very Grishamish, I enjoyed it almost as much as The Firm, however I was left unfulfilled with the ending. It felt as if Grisham simply got tired of writing so he just ended it. The old J G would have thunk up a much more exciting conclusion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Guns of August

  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Mike From Mesa on 10-28-08

a Stephen Ambrose she is not

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-08

didn't really like her organisation of facts nor her narration

0 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Flashman and the Tiger

  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Flashman is back! When the memoirs of Sir Harry Flashman, the celebrated Victorian soldier and scoundrel, first came to light 30 years ago, we were introduced to adventures related with verve, dash, and meticulous historical detail. Now come three new episodes in the career of this eminent and disreputable adventurer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Flashman Please

  • By Molly on 12-09-04

terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-08

love flashman books, but this audio was terrible, the reader was the worst ive listened to in 150 books

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • All the Pretty Horses

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

All the Pretty Horses, the first volume of the Borders Trilogy, tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons; beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Super-Listen

  • By Gene on 01-15-05

didn't grab me

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-08

lost interest after first hour, just couldn't get into the story nor the reader's soft dull voice

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Gunslinger

  • The Dark Tower I
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,237

Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dark Tower Review - Part One

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-03

Too out there for me!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-04

This was my first Stephen King listen. Maybe I should have started with something milder and worked my way up, but this was too far out there for my liking. It's doused with brilliance and copious with creative imagery and words but it simply goes too far beyond my relm of entertainment. I expected something a little bizarre, but I guess I'm not ready for what King has to serve up with this one.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,982

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Articulate, yet borrring!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-04

If you want to hear an articulate, intelligent, accented Indian man ramble and babble on about his boring upbringing and his personal opinions then this is the book for you. I personally couldn't even make it to where his so called story begins because at two hours into the listen and him still rambling on about this and that I got disinterested.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Famous People in History 2

  • By: Nicolas Soames
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott, Laura Brattan, Garrick Hagon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Here are the remarkable life stories of nine famous people who have left their mark upon the world: Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, George Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, and Mahatma Gandhi.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen

  • By Dan on 05-25-03

a good listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-03

I love biographies and this audiobook did not disappoint. Oh wait, it could have been longer.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Sigma Protocol

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

Do you think you know what really happened after World War II? You don't. Sigma made sure of that. "Ludlum's trademark skills of intricate plotting, breakneck pacing, and high-wire drama are all on display in this gripping thriller," writes Amazon.com.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story until the far fetched ending

  • By Dan on 05-25-03

Good story until the far fetched ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-03

I loved listening to this story. It grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me hooked all the way until almost the end. The plot was almost believable and conspiracy types might have even thought Ludlum was on to something. The plot spiraled down to a far-fetched and unbelievable ending however and ruined an otherwise excellent listening experience.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Churchill

  • By: Roy Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 344

In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of British Political Soap Opera

  • By K. Ray on 12-15-02

Dry

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-03

I can only tell you my opinion of the first hour or so of this book because that's when I stopped listening. Dry.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Smoke Jumper

  • By: Nicholas Evans
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

The best selling author of The Horse Whisperer and The Loop returns with this sweeping novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, set against the epic backdrop of wilderness firefighting and frontline photojournalism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Low heat

  • By Robert Stetson on 10-24-11

Good story, needs a new title

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-03

A decent story, exciting at times, a little dull at others. I bought the book because of it's title and my interest in fire fighting. I was disappointed to find that the bulk of the book did not make reference to this. A more recurring theme throughout the book is photography, disappointment and the supression of emotions. Perhaps it should have been titled "The heart broken photographer"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful