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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Twain called this story a "hymn to boyhood". Loved by all ages in countless renditions in all media. A classic piece of American literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story but the reading felt a little mechanical

  • By stephen on 09-26-14

excellent reading

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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: 12-26-18

I enjoyed this reading of the story. great quality and performance. I would recommend this highly.

  • Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

  • By: Patrick McCormick
  • Narrated by: Matt Hays
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Disc golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues; it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live.This book is about the sport of disc golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, disc golf becomes a meditation, and practicing has the potential to make us not only better players but better people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Change Your Game and Life With This Book

  • By Sohail on 10-11-15

Loved the book

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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: 10-23-18

A great read for any athlete. I have a disc golf tournament this weekend and plan to put some of these philosophies in my bag alongside my Valkyrie.

  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

  • A True Story
  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Bill Mumy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,426

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger and Discovery in the Jungle

  • By Jim N on 01-08-17

an amazing account of an amazing civilization.

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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: 02-22-18

This is a well-written account of an ancient civilization and possible causes of its demise. I appreciated the addition of the writer's description of his own Medical concerns resulting from his trip to the Jungle. It really added an element to the story that most adventure accounts do not have. Highly recommend.

  • Blind Descent

  • The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
  • By: James Tabor
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Blind Descent explores both the brightest and darkest aspects of the timeless human urge to discover—to be first. It is also a thrilling epic about a pursuit that makes even extreme mountaineering and ocean exploration pale by comparison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Courage!!

  • By RGH on 11-07-10

Excellent adventure account

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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: 01-04-18

I really like how the book presents two separate accounts of teams seeking the same goal. Very good read.

  • 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 4,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658

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

An amazing account. Narrator did a super job.

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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: 10-13-17

this was an amazing account of a Great Adventure. Really gave good insight into the life of Roosevelt. Would definitely recommend.

  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,701

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ending I can remember

  • By David on 05-08-17

Great story.

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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: 04-26-17

I can't wait for the movie to come out... one day. I have listened to this story twice now and have really enjoyed it.

  • Where's the Next Shelter?

  • By: Gary Sizer
  • Narrated by: Gary Sizer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Where's the Next Shelter? is the true story of three travelers on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000-mile hike that stretches from Georgia to Maine, told from the perspective of Gary Sizer, a seasoned backpacker and former marine who quickly finds himself humbled by the endeavor. If you long for the horizon or to sleep under the stars, then come along for the hike of a lifetime. All you have to do is take the first step.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If You Liked AWOL, You'll Like This

  • By Rebecca on 06-02-16

A great account of an AT hike.

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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: 12-27-16

This book provides the day-to-day details that will satisfy a thru hiker and interest a novice. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pirate Hunters

  • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister's exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's, but his story and his ship have been lost to time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Gold

  • By Mel on 06-24-15

At least as good as Shadow Divers

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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: 08-23-15

An excellent story and a perfect follow-up to Shadow Divers. Has every element of a great adventure story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Just Passin' Thru

  • A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters
  • By: Winton Porter
  • Narrated by: Jones Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Like a well-crafted stage play, Just Passin' Thru delivers one suspenseful scene after another. But in this historic setting a store on the Appalachian Trail called Mountain Crossings the characters who show up are no fictional creations. Like any good drama, there are the good guys (and gals) and the weirdos, too. Some show up once (and that’s enough), and some appear again and again. But all are united by two things: the author’s story-capturing talent, and whatever it is that lures them to attempt (or conquer) a 2,200-mile path that climbs and plummets from Georgia to Maine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth it!

  • By Pamela M. on 11-13-14

Great account of an iconic place

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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: 06-09-15

What did you love best about Just Passin' Thru?

I really liked the stories and accounts of everyday life on the AT.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Just Passin' Thru?

The author's account of running up Blood Mountain was very exciting.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no but I never listen straight through.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Five Million Steps

  • Adventure Along the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Lon Chenowith
  • Narrated by: Mark McDevitt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 43

Hiking from Georgia to Maine sounds incredulous to most. To Lon Chenowith, it is a journey that calls him into the wild - a journey that reveals true tests of faith and will in the direst circumstances. What began as a dream in his teens to trek the Appalachian Trail takes flight with a preliminary hike with his two young boys from Amicalola Falls to Unicoi Gap. The initial intrigue wears off, and Lon quickly realizes he will be making a long, arduous journey alone, save for a few hiking partners and unique characters met along the way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Really hard to get through

  • By Brian on 11-01-12

A religion-based account of the AT

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

This account of a through-hike on the AT had potential but the religious implications were a bit too overbearing. The stories told are good though.