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  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

A little preachy...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I have always enjoyed Mike Myer’s work. I also enjoyed his stories about growing up Canadian. It was very similar in ways to my youth as an American in the 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s. His story was very entertaining until it became tainted with politics. The last couple of chapters were nothing but politics and honestly as an American I felt somewhat bashed. I don’t care how you vote or what you believe. You should be able to separate that from your professional life. I wouldn’t tell you don’t buy this book because it is somewhat entertaining. I will tell you don’t expect a light hearted comedy story about growing up Canadian as it’s portrayed in the description.

  • But Enough About Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: Burt Reynolds, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he's encountered on his amazing journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible life!

  • By Zeppy on 11-24-15

Great story but...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

I enjoyed this autobiography of Bury Reynolds. It's a good story and has a lot of Hollywood history in it. I loved hearing about his interactions with so many legends in the movie business. I enjoyed the back story on how smokey and the bandit came to be. That being said I usually enjoy hearing a biography read by the author but in this case it's hard to hear and even hard to listen to in spots. I applaud his effort to narrate but perhaps in this instance someone with stronger narration skills would have been a better choice.

  • Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't believe I haven't read this before...

  • By Erik on 10-21-13

Family turmoil during the civil war.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

What did you love best about Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy?

The time period was well researched and the author managed to put key characters in key places during the war.

Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

You cannot go wrong with Grover Gardner as the narrator. Charles Main was my favorite character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of Orry Main was completely unexpected and disappointing. I would like to have seen how he developed post war but it goes to show you that death can come for anyone at any time.

Any additional comments?

If your only experience with this story was the t.v. mini series you owe it to yourself to read the story, as the author intended.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,849

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

A good horror novel.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Just finished this one last night. I wasn't too keen on the narrator Kate Mulgrew. She's a little too over dramatic but otherwise the story was good. I found it to be a mixture of Christine and Salem's Lot. Considering he (Joe Hill) is Stephen King's son that's not surprising.

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  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

Gripping story.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Finished listening to The Trident by Jason Redman last night. I enjoyed the story and the narrator Erik Bergmann. The best one sentence review I can give it is sometimes it takes a swift kick in the butt to get your attention. His recovery story is inspiring should serve as a model for others who have suffered life altering traumatic wounds. It is certainly a book I will revisit from time to time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Eye

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797

Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fits well into the series

  • By Julius Butcher on 12-16-13

Another home run by Mark Greaney

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Just finished Deadeye by Mark Greaney last night and all I can say is wow. Another solid book that starts fast and doesn't slow down and we finally get the truth about the Kiev op. In this book Gentry meets what I would call his alter personality or what he could've been if he wasn't as conscientious and was a little bit greedy. Somebody with all the skills of the Gray Man and no qualms about killing regardless of the moral validity of the target. Deadeye is in his head and on his trail as well as Mossad and some contract operators from the USA. Jay Snider does an excellent job with the narration as usual. If you follow Mark on Facebook he has recently been posting some great pictures of his research trips to various locales around the globe and they really help with visualizing the story. Click the link, buy the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • H.M.S. Surprise

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Lawrence on 02-16-07

The best series I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

I cannot say enough about Patrick O'brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. This is the best series of books I have ever read hands down. If you are thinking about reading it do, you won't regret it.The narrator I chose, Simon Vance, is one of, if not the best English narrators I've heard. His characters are all given a different voice that is believable and entertaining. Before buying the Simon Vance version I checked out Master and Commander at the local library and listened to Patrick Tull. I found him to be quite dull and lacking in good characterization. It was almost as if your boring old English butler was reading you the story because he has to. The friendship between Aubrey and Maturin is wonderfully developed and you feel as if you are there on the deck or in the cabin with them as they carry out their missions. All of the different seamen and other characters are consistant throughout the series. My only regret is that there were not more books to listen to. I would love for some of Aubrey and Maturin's early years to be chronicled so that I can have more background on where they are coming from in their respective views of the world. If you enjoyed Horatio Hornblower or the Sharpe series from Cornwell you will love the Aubrey/Maturin series from Patrick O'brian. Buy it and go to sea with Lucky Jack Aubrey!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Post Captain

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Post Captain is the second novel in Patrick O'Brian's beloved adventure series. In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, Royal Navy, taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held-harbor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator preference

  • By Debbie in Plano on 06-28-05

The best series I've ever read.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

I cannot say enough about Patrick O'brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. This is the best series of books I have ever read hands down. If you are thinking about reading it do, you won't regret it.The narrator I chose, Simon Vance, is one of, if not the best English narrators I've heard. His characters are all given a different voice that is believable and entertaining. Before buying the Simon Vance version I checked out Master and Commander at the local library and listened to Patrick Tull. I found him to be quite dull and lacking in good characterization. It was almost as if your boring old English butler was reading you the story because he has to. The friendship between Aubrey and Maturin is wonderfully developed and you feel as if you are there on the deck or in the cabin with them as they carry out their missions. All of the different seamen and other characters are consistant throughout the series. My only regret is that there were not more books to listen to. I would love for some of Aubrey and Maturin's early years to be chronicled so that I can have more background on where they are coming from in their respective views of the world. If you enjoyed Horatio Hornblower or the Sharpe series from Cornwell you will love the Aubrey/Maturin series from Patrick O'brian. Buy it and go to sea with Lucky Jack Aubrey!

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,380

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Robert on 05-24-13

A great bit of historical fiction.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Just finished Herman Wouk's The Winds of War. There's a lot of good history in it, but I found it to be a little like a soap opera (which I suppose was the idea). There is quite a bit of fluff that could have been skipped. I am not a fan of abridgements because I like to get the whole story as the author intended but this one could have used some trimming. IIf you enjoyed W.E.B. Griffin's Brotherhood of War series you'll like this one. It was a very long listen and if you are a student of history you'll enjoy it. The characters are believable and the narration is good.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Son of Hamas

  • A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices
  • By: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Narrated by: Mosab Hassan Yousef
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status...and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful look at the underbelly of Hamas.

  • By jrrich on 05-05-14

Very insightful look at the underbelly of Hamas.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-14

Just finished Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef. I found it pretty insightful and easy to follow. He gives you the perspective of a young Palestinian man growing up in the occupied territories. I found it interesting how he eventually saw the dirty underbelly of a corrupt terrorist organization and worked with the Israeli's secret police to try and incapacitate it. His views on Christianity are eye opening. A great book to read if you're at all interested in the Palestinian peace process. The narration is very well done.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful