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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,850

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Definitely lives up to it's name!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

A good story of survival and resilience! The book is aptly named! These men truly "endured" a lot: the arctic cold, ruthless sea, afloat on the ice, starving on an island, isolation, separation, back at sea in a test of navigational skill...The amazing thing is that it's a true story! It's an incredible epic of heroics, determination, and survival.

  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but technical issues

  • By mikeinLA on 06-07-17

A Lost Crichton Treasure!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I absolutely loved every minute! Set in the 1800s, it blends history and science in an exciting and compelling drama! I would listen to it again!

  • Green Shadows, White Whale

  • A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland
  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In 1953, a young Ray Bradbury is summoned to Ireland by the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema, John Huston. His mission: capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts - Moby Dick. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. As Bradbury works and wrangles with the renowned director to craft a workable screenplay so filming can begin, he also develops a love affair with the beautiful, mysterious land of Ireland and its inhabitants.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

  • By Roseclan on 08-18-18

First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This is more of a string of short story experiences by Ray Bradbury in Ireland while writing a screenplay for Moby Dick. A journal by Ray Bradbury is worthwhile to hear in itself; but some of the stuff about the director, John Huston got on my nerves. Overall, I enjoyed some of the stories better than others. The performance by the reader Macleod Andrews was outstanding. I enjoyed his Irish accents he used for the characters in the stories.

  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

Didn't realize how good it was!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Wow! Audiobook was a great way to do Moby Dick! William Hootkins' narration and voices were awesome! The book was captivating! I truly enjoyed every minute! No wonder it's a classic!

  • The Light of Other Days

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When Seeing All is not Understanding All

  • By Lisa Callihan on 11-30-08

Great concept story if you can ignore the atheism

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

Great idea for story of a window to look back in time and the impact on society of losing all privacy. Unfortunately, Clarke's atheism rears its head when the window is focused on Jesus' life. The reader just needs to understand the difference between actual historical/scientific corroborating factual evidence of Jesus' life which contradicts Clarke's hopeful atheistic portrayal. Also, the last chapter becomes laborious attempt to give us a lesson on atheistic evolution theory and pass it off as accepted fact. You could skip the whole long last chapter and maybe just read the ending (skip the evolution lesson). The reader did an excellent job with the different character voices. Overall, still an interesting story.

  • Crazy Busy

  • A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem
  • By: Kevin DeYoung
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

I’m too busy. We’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it. Sometimes being busy seems like the theme of our lives. Yet this frenetic pace poses a serious threat to our physical, social, and even spiritual well-being. In this mercifully short book about a really big problem, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung rejects the "busyness as usual" mindset, arguing that a life of constant chaos is far from what God intends. DeYoung helps us figure out a better way forward as he strikes a mature and well-reasoned balance between doing nothing and doing everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Rob Guenther on 03-14-15

For everyone who is crazy busy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

My church was using this book as a study. I was too busy to read it! LOL! it is a good read for getting your priorities in order and understanding why we are so busy all the time.

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,955
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,831

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in the narrator

  • By Brent on 06-01-12

Wish Audible had rest of the trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Great captivating story! Bought because of the recent elongated cigar-shaped astroid object named Oumuamua that entered our solar system from interstellar space in Oct 2017. Strangely similar! Wish Audible had rest of the trilogy.

  • God's Outrageous Claims

  • Discover What They Mean for You
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Lee Strobel presents 13 phenomenal claims by God that can change the entire trajectory of your life and revolutionize your attitude, your character, and your relationships. Take the Bible seriously and you'll discover that God makes some pretty amazing claims about you, and about what he wants to do in your life. God's Outrageous Claims examines important assertions that can transform your life into an adventure of faith, growth, and lasting fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • insightful look into christians and our faith

  • By Ken on 11-18-05

Great info for Christians

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Excellent guide. Incorporated some facts and concepts from his other books. Well organized and convincing.

  • The Case for the Real Jesus

  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 204

From college classrooms to best selling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. This fierce attack on the traditional portrait of Christ has confused spiritual seekers and created doubt among many Christians: but can these radical new claims and revisionist theories stand up to sober scrutiny

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Re-awakening.

  • By Dan on 08-12-08

Systematically addresses each objection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Stobel exposes the skeptics' flimsy evidence, poor scholarship and outright fabrications to discredit Jesus' identify. You end up shaking your head in disbelief why anyone would believe their outlandish viewpoints.

  • The Case for Faith

  • A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

This unabridged audio download edition of the eagerly anticipated sequel to Lee Strobel’s best-selling he Case for Christ finds the author investigating the nettlesome issues and doubts of the heart that threaten faith. In The Case for Faith, winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award, eight major topics are addressed including doubt, the problem of pain, and the existence of evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of Lee Strobel

  • By Denise on 05-22-11

Must Read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-17

a good summary of all of all of Lee Strobel's other books! a must-read for anyone who is an atheist. It's 's good reading for all Christians too... to cement their faith! Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry.