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The Bob Edwards Show, David McCullough, Steve Winick, and Nancy Groce, July 4, 2014
    
    
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    Length: 57 mins
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    Overall 1.0
  • The Bob Edwards Show, David McCullough, Steve Winick, and Nancy Groce, July 4, 2014

  • By: Bob Edwards
  • Narrated by: Bob Edwards
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

On the United States’ birthday, we bring back Bob’s conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough about 1776, his book on the American Revolution. It’s written as a companion work to John Adams, his celebrated biography of the second president, and includes research from hundreds of letters and several diaries kept by people on both sides of the conflict.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This show is mismarked - it is the July 2 show

  • By Boone29680 on 07-09-14
  • The Bob Edwards Show, David McCullough, Steve Winick, and Nancy Groce, July 4, 2014
  • By: Bob Edwards
  • Narrated by: Bob Edwards

This show is mismarked - it is the July 2 show

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

Reviewed: 07-09-14

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  • The River of Doubt

  • Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • River of Doubt

  • By Steve1290 on 11-12-05

Fascinating Story Well Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-05

This history reads like a novel. It will keep you sitting in the driveway with the motor running, or riding past your exit on the subway, just to keep listening. I had not heard of this Roosevelt expedition before - great investigative and storytelling work by a first time author. NYT and Washington Post just named this book among the top nonfiction books for 2005! P.S. I have NOT been paid for this indorsement - I'm a fan a great history told well, and this book is GREAT!

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Doris Kearns Goodwin (introduction), Richard Thomas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excessively abridged

  • By R. Beauchamp on 10-17-08

Unbalanced Adulation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-05

Maybe an unabridged read would be better; maybe the book is better. I hope so. This abridged audio version is disappointing and I think not a balanced account of Lincoln, and offers nothing new about his life and times. Since I respect and admire Ms. Goodwin, I choose to blame the editor. This version portrays Lincoln as one who never made an error, never said a wrong word, always had terrific insight and wisdom, and everything worked out just the way he planned it. The celebrated depression often written about elsewhere is never mentioned. I had to keep checking the title to ensure I was hearing about Lincoln and not Jesus Christ. I loved the author's previous work on FD and Eleanor Roosevelt, but this one sounds like a gushing letter from a teenage girl with a heart throb crush. Sorry I can't rate it higher - I expected more and was disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dean and Me

  • A Love Story
  • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You've got to listen to this!

  • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

You've got to listen to this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-05

This is one of the 3 best audio books I've ever listened to - gripping, entertaining, and full of memories. If you've ever seen a Martin/Lewis movie, or remember either of the stars on TV or film, or even just watched the MDA fundraiser - you'll laugh out loud and sometimes tear up listening to this 50-year love story by Jerry Lewis. The narrator Stephen Hoye is phenomenal - his mimicry of Jerry's Jersey and "jerk" voicing, plus Dean Martin's soft mid-western/Italian, makes you feel like they are sitting right beside you. Hoye is so perfect in the reading I came back to Audible to look him up - I was convinced that Mr. Lewis must have picked the reader from the professional acting community, but Hoye has numerous books to his credit and I intend to seek out his readings (which I've never felt compelled to do before). The pacing is superb - there are no boring parts - you're engaged every minute. Mostly, this audiobook is a walk down memory lane - not only Dean and Jerry, but Sinatra and the Rat Pack, June Allyson, Marilyn Monroe, and many many more. Mr. Lewis seems to hold nothing back - including his own addiction to prescription painkillers, the tragedy of his son Gary and Dean Martin's son Dino, divorces, the acrimony of the act breaking up, the tearful reunions years later. Mr. Lewis is painfully honest, yet forgiving and compassionate in describing himself and all the others - giving us an open, often hilarious and sometimes teary behind-the scenes of two of the greatest names in comedy entertainment of our time. If you are younger than 40, you may not recognize many of the names, but that is a minor matter - you'll love this read anyway. Buy this audiobook. (I note there is an abridged version, but don't know why and haven't heard it. The unabridged is just over 8 hours to about 5 for the abridged. Get this one.)

24 of 24 people found this review helpful

Marketplace Weekend, 1-Month Subscription
    
    
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    Length: 51 mins
    24 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Marketplace Weekend, 1-Month Subscription

  • By: Lizzie O'Leary
  • Narrated by: Lizzie O'Leary
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save Your Money

  • By Boone29680 on 09-28-04

Save Your Money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-04

I really wish this program were better - Audible needs to offer what Sound Money promises - but this isn't it. The program seems to be oriented to those who know nothing (what's better-whole life or term?) and in each issue of the 1 month subscription I purchased, offered absolutely wrong information. In one, the interviewee insisted, over the protestation of the host, that investors had to buy government bonds through financial advisors, and "expect to pay a fee" (buy government bonds at treasurydirect.gov, no fee). In the latest issue, the interviewee from Rolling Stone insists that those who own iPOD can only hear music purchsed from Apple, and are "locking yourselves in" to only hearing Apple-purchsed music - false again, Apple plays the ubiquitous MP3 format, and converts WMA files as well. Then...there is the music - blaring and distorted, 20 decibles above the voice track, like a late-night infomertial. If you listen to audible while exercising, you can't listen to this, as you will constantly grab for the volume control to protect your hearing. Audible needs a GOOD investment periodical, but this one is not it - save your money.

46 of 49 people found this review helpful

C-SPAN Booknotes, 1-Month Subscription
    
    
    
    Length: 1 hr
    31 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • C-SPAN Booknotes, 1-Month Subscription

  • Length: 1 hr
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

C-SPAN's Booknotes has been called "one of the most literate hours on television." Listen as host Brian Lamb interviews the world's foremost authors of nonfiction about their books and their personal interest in the subject matter. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brian Lamb the best

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-03
  • C-SPAN Booknotes, 1-Month Subscription

If you must pick 1 Periodical - make it Booknotes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-04

In-depth, insightful, direct and fast paced hour-long interviews with authors of history, political science, biography, and adventure. Thanks to Booknotes I've discovered great books (Shadow Divers, The Pentagon's New Map, Grant and Twain, many others) that I would have missed. Brian Lamb is the best interviewer on television today, and I believe this to be the best periodical offered by Audible - but don't take just my word for it. Don Imus (on MSNBC 9/27/2004) said "I am a disciple of Brian Lamb." Purchase this one by the year - you won't want to miss an interview.

  • Shadow Divers

  • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPING!

  • By Douglas on 07-03-04

Suspenseful, heartening and encouraging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-04

This is one of the top 2-3 audio books I have enjoyed - ever. On a level with "Into Thin Air" or "The Perfect Storm". The story plays out like a suspense novel - and speaks to everything that is great and unique in being a man on a mission of discovery and purpose. I found myself walking to Borders in the evening, listening on my iPod, to view the book's pictures while I listened - and bought a copy to send to my son. Pritchard's narration is flawless. Download the unabridged version - don't miss a word.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful