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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 13,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,189

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

amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

a grisly and wonderful story. shackleton was a remarkable man with great vision and a true leader of men. i fought back tears the last 20 minutes of the book

  • The Lightkeepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Geni
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

In The Lightkeepers, we follow Miranda, a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands, an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California, for a one-year residency capturing the landscape. Her only companions are the scientists studying there, odd and quirky refugees from the mainland living in rustic conditions; they document the fish populations around the island, the bold trio of sharks called the Sisters that hunt the surrounding waters, and the overwhelming bird population....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky and Strange

  • By Sara on 10-20-16

too boring and too long

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

What disappointed you about The Lightkeepers?

it was touted as an old fashioned type murder mystery - NOT

What was most disappointing about Abby Geni’s story?

it is a boring story and dull

What three words best describe Xe Sands’s voice?

a bit monotonous

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

it had a lot of interesting detail about certain species of marine life

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Once a Crooked Man

  • By: David McCallum
  • Narrated by: David McCallum
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 435

Crime pays. And pays well. Sal, Max, and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old, and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly a good romp

  • By Laurie Gore on 03-05-16

unique!!

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

twists at every turn; a unique plot, resembling no other story I have read. another book in the works, please!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful