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  • Finding Paddy

  • By: Steven McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Steven McCarthy
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Filmmaker Steve McCarthy explores the meaning of heroism by discovering the life of his friend, Captain Paddy Brown, New York's most decorated fireman who died on 9/11. McCarthy starts with Brown's incredible acts of heroism, saving people from flames, breathing life into fire victims. Eventually, McCarthy finds a more complicated subtext: Brown's childhood in an alcoholic home, his abuse by priests, his rape at age 13, his traumatic tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam, his string of lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind

  • By Thomas Kennedy Jr on 09-08-16

If you are a fan of the TV show Rescue Me...

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

If you are a fan of Rescue Me you really must read this book!
Excellently produced and formatted. You will not be able to stop listening. Be prepared to sit in your car for a while when you arrive at your destination to ensure that finish it!

  • Without Remorse

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: David Dukes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

John Kelly, former Navy SEAL and Vietnam veteran, has a mission - but the Pentagon wants him for a mission of their own. As Clancy takes us through the twists and turns of Without Remorse, he blends the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his trademarks with intricate plotting, knife-edge suspense, and a remarkable cast of characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best, But Worth The Read

  • By Billy Taylor on 11-19-04

Buckle Up and Enjoy the Ride!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Let me begin by stating that I am a huge fan of classical literature. In fact, within my library this book is sandwiched between Dickens and Hugo.
I downloaded this book on the recommendation of a friend and was unsure if I would really like it. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It is an excellent and extremely entertaining listen! David Dukes does an excellent job with the narration and does well to keep in good pace with the action.

I will caution the reader that this book may lead you a Tom Clancy obsession! I still love my classics, but John Clark is the man!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Martin Chuzzlewit

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: George Hagan
  • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Excellent!

  • By Karrie on 04-23-12

Simply Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens and have read many of his works before listening to the audio version. I was very pleased with this recording because it opened up the characters to me in an entirely new way. George Hagan does an excellent job of portraying both the depth and comical nature of the characters.

This has actually been a repeat listen for me and I highly recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,113

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

Does not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 04-22-12

I grew up watching the tv series with my Dad every year as our father/daughter bonding time. I recently downloaded this book for my Dad following a knee replacement surgery that had him laid up for a few weeks. We listened to it together and I was very impressed. The performance is excellent and the book is fantastic.

However beware... you may find yourself blurting out expressions like... "it was raining so hard that you couldnt take a s**t without your turd floating past you"