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- Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
- By: Alfred Lansing
- Narrated by: Simon Prebble
- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.
Superb in so many ways
- By David on 01-19-14
Absolutely riveting. Every word was spell bounding. Excellent! Happy ending after so much suffering. True story and brave men can teach us a lot about living.
War of Two
- Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation
- By: John Sedgwick
- Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
- Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
A provocative and penetrating investigation into the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the founding father dead and turned a sitting vice president into a fugitive. In the summer of 1804, two of America's most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. That two such men would risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge is almost beyond comprehension. Yet we know that it happened.
- By Jean on 11-25-15
What disappointed you about War of Two?
The reader is monotonous. He reads without expression. I am falling asleep!
What other book might you compare War of Two to and why?
I just finished The Nuremberg Trial. Great story. Good reader. Loved the book.
How could the performance have been better?
A reader who does not just read the words but puts meaning into the content.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from War of Two?
I can't get past the first 25 minutes of the book. Sorry!