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  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,670

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

Perfect for enthusiasts

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

One of my favorites. It was full of surprises and it was easy to follow the narrative and discussion of tactics. This is great for enthusiasts of general world history.

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,543

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must hear ... but not for kids!

  • By Dylan on 02-19-19

Great lessons

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Stephen Fry is delightful as always.
The history is fascinating.
I definitely recommend this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Psmith Journalist

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Meet Psmith, with a silent 'P' as in psychic. A gallant, charming individual, Psmith has a gift for getting into awful scrapes, and when he takes over a gentile journal known as Cosy Moments with the aid of Billy Windsor, its sub-editor, he turns it into a radical publication...with alarming and hilarious results.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very bad sound quality

  • By Hilary on 08-14-11

Ah Psmith

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Psmith is an amiable force of nature wrapping all about him up into his schemes. This is an odd duck in the Psmith cannon with a light social concern for New York tenements paired with antics. Be warned there are some unsavory racial slurs tossed about in the colloquial manner of his day and locale.

  • Heavy Weather

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Galahad Threepwood is causing scandal again...this time by deciding to NOT publish his potentially humiliating high-society memoirs. His decision causes rifts in the ranks at castle Blandings and all involved split into three camps: those who want the book suppressed, those who want it published, and those, who for some reason or another, that have been sent to steal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious - and this is a really good reading, too

  • By Sarah on 01-30-09

Great book great narrator

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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: 06-04-18

I, of course, love Wodehouse’s work and this is one of my favorites. In aid of further recommending this title I will say that if you have the option of choosing a Martin Jarvis reading choose it over all other narrators- he is the best with these humorous novels and I suspect everything else as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sklars and Stripes

  • By: Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar, Scott Rogowsky
  • Narrated by: The Sklar Brothers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 464

Randy and Jason Sklar have a knack for exploring what makes America’s cities unique and wonderful, whether it’s finding out who in San Diego serves the best burritos, why basketball is so popular among those in Bloomington, or why the people of Portland can't let go of their old airport carpeting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen for comedy fans!

  • By Matthew Amick on 04-13-18

Fun documentary

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Interesting as a look into one of my favorite comedic teams’ process of finding funny stuff. It also is a love letter to America in a away. Plus a few full sets at the end.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Leave it to Psmith

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's 20,000 pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

  • By Fredtopia on 03-19-07

All things Psmith please

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Great performance and one of my favorite books of all time. Everyone needs more Psmith in their lives and this is a pleasant introduction.

  • Carry On, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever-popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: "Jeeves Takes Charge", "Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest", "The Artistic Career of Corky", "The Aunt and the Sluggard", "Clustering Round Young Bingo", "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg", and "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to Jeeves

  • By Eunique on 09-30-08

P. G. Wodehouse never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I love absolutely every stupid Wodehouse story and Martin Jarvis is a perfect voice for these stories.

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,942

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

Such a great book

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

I love this book and this audiobook does it justice. I enjoyed every word.
You should definitely get it and listen to Pratchett and Gaiman’s satire of the end times

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,488

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

The performance is uneven

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-17

The performance is marred by a mixture of straight narration under one actor and a performance by a cast. But it is not uniform throughout. It would be better to just have the one actor

  • Based on a True Story

  • A Memoir
  • By: Norm Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Norm Macdonald, Tim O'Halloran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121

As this book's title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life - more or less - from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live - until he was fired because a corporate executive didn't think he was funny. But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir; it's the hilarious, inspired epic of Norm's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre, funny ride

  • By Michael Chauvin on 09-25-16

Probably not true but still the best showbiz memoir

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

The book is Full of lies, but all the better for it. It's Easily the best memoir ever.