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  • Summit

  • A Novel
  • By: Harry Farthing
  • Narrated by: Harry Farthing
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505

In the autumn of 1938, Germany's reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block the passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. Determined to spite them, he plots to steal something the British hold dear and have failed for the seventh time that spring to achieve: a first summit of Mount Everest. Seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world's highest mountain, this time in charge of the 16-year-old son of a Long Island billionaire, begins to unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction at its Very Best!

  • By Paula on 08-23-16

Great author/bad reader

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Upon completion, it is a great story. In the beginning it’s hard to imagine that will all come together. The author writes beautifully.
Sadly he chose to to read it. Huge mistake. I would NOT recommend the audible version to anyone.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Long Walk to Water

  • By: Linda Sue Park
  • Narrated by: David Baker, Cynthia Bishop
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people…people like the boy, Salva Dut…caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak, across a harsh desert, and into a strange new life. Years later, in contemporary South Sudan, a girl named Nya must walk eight hours a day to fetch water. The walk is grueling, but there is unexpected hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Exposure to Life in Sudan in the late 20 th Century

  • By Ann M. Carbonell on 06-24-17

Great story...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I'm sure there is a great story behind this book. Just not very well written. Someone decided to add music and drums in between chapters - ugh, it's awful! On the bright side I learned about Sudan and it's only 2 hours long.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,560
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,394

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Ugh, I hope the movie is better...

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15


Narrator flavored main character in a manner unworthy of an astronaut stranded on another world. Or the writing is just that bad. Either way, I would NOT recommend this to anyone. I give it two stars in each category only because to give it ones would mean I completely wasted my time(and money) on this book.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

Must Read

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

What did you love best about Chasing the Scream?

The new perspective it's given me on our country's history and our current culture.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extreme in that it has made me believe I may have been completely wrong in my view on drugs and alcohol. Completely!

Any additional comments?

Should be mandatory reading in all schools, universities and law enforcement training!

  • 3 Sleuths, 2 Dogs, 1 Murder: A Sleuth Sisters Mystery

  • The Sleuth Sisters, Volume 2
  • By: Maggie Pill
  • Narrated by: Anne Jacques, Laura Bednarski, Judy Blue
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

When Retta's "gentleman friend" is accused of murder, the Sleuth Sisters take on the case. Winston Darrow is a charmer, but his secrets create trouble that spills onto Retta, Barb, Faye, and even police chief Rory Neuencamp. Someone is out to get Win, someone he claims is the real killer. While Retta admits Win is less trustworthy than her daffy Newfoundland dog, she insists he's not a murderer. Dogs become an issue when Faye rescues a mutt she finds hurt on the road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great mystery series!

  • By KadySiga on 04-11-15

Wait for the movie...

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Story is predictable. Written in the first person times three. Narration is only missing a couple chapters for the dogs.