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  • The Birth of Loud

  • Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
  • By: Ian S. Port
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73

A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound - Leo Fender and Les Paul - and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful Music History

  • By E. Protzman on 01-23-19

Rock My Soul

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Terrific story well presented. I’m 76 and have grown up and old with the instruments and the music. My son had a Stratocaster and I had a Les Paul. This was a fascinating tale worth reading by anyone who has enjoyed the music through the years.

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  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

A different slant on Sherlock Holmes. Very interesting story that holds together quite well. Will interesting to read the rest of the series.

  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Captivating view of the times

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This is a really interesting story that goes into great detail about the planning and execution of the train robbery.
It presents a fascinating view of the seedy and gentle side of England in the 1850's

  • A Burial at Sea

  • Charles Lenox Mysteries Series #5
  • By: Charles Finch
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Charles Lenox mystery

  • By Joanne on 04-03-13

Best So Far

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

I've been listening to the Charles Lennox series in order. Like them all but this may be the best. Great story a bit of history and seamanship.
The swimming part maybe a bit overdone.

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