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  • The Greater Journey

  • Americans in Paris
  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • McCullough takes it to the next level

  • By gregory m loyd on 07-12-11

Master Writer meets Master Narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

David McCullough's wonderful prose needs someone who can appreciate every syllable, and Edward Herrmann was the best narrator ever for that. This book could have been twice as long and remain wonderful and interesting. A great book about such varying topics, and Herrmann's extraordinary narration brings each word and insight to life in spectacular fashion. Love that he narrated more than a couple of McCullough's works. Perfection.

  • Saved from What?

  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Christians speak of "being saved", but all too often don't follow the phrase to its logical reply: "Saved from what?" How do we answer this question when we share the gospel with others? Far from being a matter of semantics, the issue holds critical importance for believers and non-believers alike. Is it really sufficient to say that we are saved from our sins? R. C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, "Saved from whom?" The answer: God himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Wayne on 01-22-19

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

The only thing missing from this book is the voice of the master theologian himself. What a great topic. Sproul brings so much insight without any of the ego. Wonderful listen.

  • Washington

  • A Life
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,160

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

Scott Brick makes this book amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

The talents of Scott Brick make this exhaustive biography wonderful and captivating. Thank God for Scott Brick whose narration lends this biography exactly what it needs. This is a very well-researched and insightful book, but the selection of Brick to bring it to life makes this a worthy addition to any historical library.

  • Still the Best Hope

  • Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great new perspective

  • By Bradley on 07-31-12

Much Longer than it needed to be

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

While this book is well-meaning, it is entirely too long given that its argument is very direct and not much of a surprise at any point. If you want to hear Conservative politics emphasized over and over again without much deviation or insight over a 15 hour period, grab up this book. Otherwise, look for maybe a different work with a little more substance and certainly more insight.

  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,800

From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Always a Sedaris fan, but this isn't his best

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Sedaris Keeps the Revelations coming

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I'm unsure if I can ever read a David Sedaris book without hearing his voice in my head, narrating every line and adding his intonation with each paragraph. It's makes his work all the better that he presents them himself. A very gifted individual writer and speaker.

  • The Comedians

  • Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy
  • By: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Narrated by: Kliph Nesteroff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over 200 original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff's groundbreaking work is a narrative exploration of the way comedians have reflected, shaped, and changed American culture over the past 100 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, but...

  • By Susan on 04-16-18

Great story. Bad choices in narration

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

This story is really incredible and the research is mostly top-notch. The worst part is the narrator's occasionally slipping into "impersonations" of the interviewees he is quoting. It's incredibly inconsistent which shows this is an author not a trained actor prepared for varied voices, but worse is the volume control which transforms the flow into some attack. You get to the point where you wish you could skip those impersonations quickly because the rest of the book is very interesting and thorough.

  • The Roots of Obama’s Rage

  • By: Dinesh D’Souza
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

D’Souza explains that the reason Obama appears to be working to destroy America from within is found, as Obama himself admits, in The Dreams of My Father: a deeply hostile anticolonialism. Instilled in him by his father, this worldview has led President Obama to resent America and everything we stand for. D’Souza masterfully shows how Obama is working to weaken and punish America here and abroad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to understand Obama.

  • By Daryl on 02-05-15

Poorly researched

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

Reviewed: 10-19-10

Look up Andrew Ferguson review in The Weekly Standard in which he goes over the details D'Souza brings up and refutes them with transcripts, actual research into the original material (i.e., Obama's autobiographical works), and direct analysis of the author's conclusions. I'm embarrassed to say I bought into the notions of this book before I considered how terribly put together it might have been. Wish I could dump it for my credit back.

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