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Saint Paul, MN, USA
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  • Conspiracies

  • A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 3
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Price
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Repairman Jack, F. Paul Wilson’s vigilante hero first seen in the New York Times best seller The Tomb, returns in a thriller that thrusts Jack back into the weird, supernatural world that he thrives in. Looking for clues to the mysterious disappearance of leading conspiracy theorist Melanie Ehler, Jack attends a convention of bizarre and avid conspiracy theorists. It’s a place where aliens are real, the government is out to get you, and the world is hurtling toward an inevitable war of good versus evil incarnate. Jack finds that nobody can be trusted - and that few people are what they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kooks, freaks, geeks, and Oh yeah....Jack

  • By scott hoenstine on 02-13-13

Another fun one

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Engaging fun adventure. Christopher Price is great as he reads a story that is fun and kind of random.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,484

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

Fun and engaging!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-08

It may be long, but interesting and fun the whole way through, highly recommended.

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  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,290

In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives, a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Dina on 06-24-04

Be patient, but its really good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-04

This is overall really good, but there are some of the stories (unfortunately including several of the first ones) that aren't so funny, just kinda thoughtful and sad. But overall there are some hilarious stories, especially his live ones, I totally laughed out loud at times. Worth getting the whole book, but may be some of his others are better.

  • D-Day

  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Focusing on the 24 hours of June 6, 1944 - D-Day brings to life the stories of the men and women who made history - from top Allied and Axis strategic commanders to the citizen soldiers whose heroic initiative saved the day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Lead into Band of Brothers

  • By TomD on 05-10-03

An absolute MUST for Ambrose Fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-04

Ambrose classic, huge bonus to have him reading his own work. Ambrose's great storytelling, combined with his extensive interviews of the GI's make this an amazing audio book. This is the only book that he actually reads himself, I personally love his singular voice, and for all Ambrose fans this is a must have. Like so many others I have read the book before, but highly recommend getting the audio anyway no matter how many times you have read the text, it just fun to hear him read this nicely edited excerpt. I know I'll listen to this over the years multiple times.

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed. When she and her "stand-in-mother," a fierce-hearted black woman named Rosaleen, are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secret Life of Bees

  • By France on 02-18-03

Excellent, great narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-03

An absolutely wonderful book. Very rich character development. The narrator is absolutely outstanding. Can't rate this high enough. Keep in mind this glowing review of a very gal oriented book is from a guy ( I was very surprised how much I liked it, originally got it for my girlfriend).

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,958

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-03

Very original, thoughtful and just a great story. It's a really enjoyable book. The narration is just perfect, you feel like Pi is telling his fascinating story right to you, the narrator captured the character very well. Highly recommended.

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  • Bush at War

  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers led the nation to war. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting read ...

  • By S. Ouellette on 02-07-03

Very interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-03

Its a bit of a rah rah Bush book, but this is an enlightening read. I personally hate Bush's speeches, but Woodward's actual quotes of Bush and colleagues makes them much more real and helps you appreciate who they really are and what they did. Great narrator too. Highly recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful