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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann, Jon Meacham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day

  • By Darwin8u on 11-14-12

Balancing to Other Biographies

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

I've read/listened to biographies on Adams, Washington, and Hamilton, and each painted a negative picture of Jefferson. While this may err in the other direction, it is good to hear both sides of the discussion on one of our most important leaders. Meacham does attempt balance; he's not totally one-sided on TJ, so this is not propaganda, it's still good history. Well-written and narrated, it is worth the time.

  • The Republic of Thieves

  • Gentleman Bastard Series, Book 3
  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,058

After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover, and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke's own long-lost love. Sabetha is Locke's childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke's life, and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds, Sabetha has just one goal-to destroy Locke forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A transition and a preface

  • By David on 11-14-13

Complete but not concluded

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

Another satisfying book in the series, this book carries on where the previous two left off, bringing in more explanation and a deeper plot. The fact that Lynch leaves the ending obviously waiting for more story is perhaps a bit unsatisfying, but at the same time there is no doubt that I Will be very happy when there is more story to be had. This book is extremely well-written, with prose that is beyond most authors by far. The narration is beautiful and enthralling. I cannot recommend a series more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Autumn Republic

  • By: Brian McClellan
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593

Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Trilogy!!!

  • By Hassan on 02-12-15

Best of the Trilogy and a fine Ending

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

I very much enjoyed the first three books in the trilogy. This book, however beats the other two. The system of magic is quite intriguing and the characters are very well-defined. I also feel like the narrator was extremely good and played into the type of novel it is. I hope he writes more books because this trilogy shows that anything he writes will be something I want to read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood of the Cosmos

  • The Saga of Shadows, Book Two
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in book one, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and because of them, the world tree forests are again in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining! !!

  • By Sharon F. on 06-06-15

Argh!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Story is an engaging continuation of the Saga Of the Seven Suns. It follows the same narrative format, bouncing from character to character without having a single main character. That's fine for those used to it from previous books. Anderson hasn't lost the ability to keep me interested and wanting more. My only problem is that it ends in a very unsatisfying place. I want more! Sigh. I'll just have to wait.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,364

With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jake on 03-16-10

Great...And Can Share it With My Kids

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-10

This is an intelligent and engaging book that appeals to the adult fantasy readers/listeners. But as opposed to those like George RR Martin, who have a lot of graphic content not appropriate for kids, this has none of that. I am so glad that Robin Hobb doesn't see that as necessary for a good tale. It is just as good as these others, but without the unnecessary baggage. Highly recommended!

37 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Eat to Live

  • The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
  • By: Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Narrated by: Joel Fuhrman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706

When Mehmet Oz has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, he calls on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The facts of what's healthy, and what's killing us

  • By Joseph on 07-02-10

Beware of "Miracles"

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-10

Much of what Dr. Fuhrman writes is good sense: eat lots of veggies and stay away from processed foods. But his constant use of the word "miraculous" and others of that sort make this no more than a book of hype. Some claims are a bit on the outrageous side as well; his use of medical studies is a classic case of coming to a conclusion and finding studies to back them up. I tried to listen to glean nuggets but got so turned off by his hypish speak that I couldn't finish.
There are no miracles for weight loss. If there were easy answers or miracles, people would not be fat.

5 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,315
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,244

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

Why all the Sex?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-10

I really get tired of authors who have to include a bunch of sex in their books. This has a terrific plot and good characters, but the amount of sexual references gets tiresome. I don't mind some references, but the sheer volume is unnecessary and takes away from the plot. It's just distracting. I do like the narrator, by the way. Not sure why others don't.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful

The Colour of Magic
    Discworld #1
    
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        Nigel Planer
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    3,001 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld #1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,468

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start in any of seven Disworld books

  • By Joel Getzendanner on 12-24-03

Hiarious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-09

The only bad side of downloading this book is that it may commit you to a big investment in Terry Pratchett audiobooks. OK, the other bad side is that you may drive off the road while laughing. I listened to this with my kids and had a wonderful time doing it. Yes, there are a few off-"colour" remarks, but the only kids who would understand it are probably old enough to hear it. Get this.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Fleet: Valiant

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,687

Deep within Syndicate Worlds' space, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous journey home under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who was revived after a century spent in suspended animation. Geary's victories over the enemy have earned him both the respect and the envy of his fellow officers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series but...

  • By AudioAddict on 01-13-17

Addictive

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-09

I got this book when it was on sale, but as I listened I was quickly drawn into the story and eventually got all of the audiobooks in the series. The same thing happened with my son when I let him listen. Fun story and good idea for the plot. Very well narrated as well. Definitely worth getting. Prepare to download the others.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Have to resort to headphones to listen

  • By Sue Nami on 10-05-16

NSFK

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-09

Incredible story. Gripping. I lost myself in it. But...I could not play it out loud an could not share it with my kids (as I have others). Sexual content is frequent, although not graphic. F**k is said quite often. I'm not quite sure why the author needed to do this, but it did limit how I could listen to it. The story is still so good that it easily overcame this negative. Readers should just be aware.

5 of 18 people found this review helpful