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  • Paul Simon

  • The Life
  • By: Robert Hilburn
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Through such hits as "The Sound of Silence", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Still Crazy After All These Years", and "Graceland", Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs for a half-century about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most honored and beloved songwriters in American pop music history. His music has gone beyond the sales charts into our cultural consciousness. He was the first songwriter awarded the Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Paul Simon the music

  • By Swallowtail on 05-28-18

This story could have been so much more personal a

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This would have been much better if it had been narrated by Mr. Simon. It was a monotone laundry list of accomplishments. Part of this was due to the author, but of it was the narrator's approach.

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  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,962

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My 2nd Time Through the Series

  • By L. O. Pardue on 07-30-15

Kept my attention

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Captivating plot, good narration. There were plenty of twists that kept you guessing. Well worth listening too.

  • Unhinged

  • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
  • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,782
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing We Didn't Already Know

  • By Yvonne Lowery on 09-11-18

Must read

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Tell-all books are always highly suspect, but I believe this time is the exception. If the author didn't have backup information, Trump and others would vigorously pursue lawsuits. There is much needed inside info presented here that gives a true warning of the risks of the Trump presidency. Its emphasis is ultimately that Trump is both physically and mentally incapable of holding the office of the presidency. I t demonstrates his functional decline over a number of years, but especially in the last few years. His inability to understand the consequences of his actions on anyone beyond himself is quite evident.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,487

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BORING

  • By Jeffrey M Downing on 12-28-18

Couldn't stop listening, very gripping.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Wonderful page Turner with excellent performance by the narrator. Listened through to the end within 48 hours.

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  • Trapped Under the Sea

  • One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness
  • By: Neil Swidey
  • Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

The harrowing story of five men who were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job - with deadly results. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Engineer's Prospective

  • By Miriam on 08-10-14

Trapped Under the Sea tragedy

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Excellent true story, but the narration was a bit monotonous. The experience reminds me somewhat of the 1983 Worlds Fair challenges in coordinating contractors and architects with their many delays. This story had much more sixpence and danger.

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,190
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,143

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

magnificent collection and well-performed

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

wonderful book well worth the price. Stephen Fry has masterful vocal variety for all the characters, although the vocabulary and accent of the American character tears I'd a bit overdone.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,734

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Irish French Murder Intrigue<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

This docudrama-style time grabs you and won't let go. It exercises your mind in investigative technique, small-town politics, tourist versus Towny acceptance and international legal styles. Don't expect a neat, satisfying ending, but one more true to life.

  • Dead Reckoning

  • Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on Its High Seas
  • By: Dave Atcheson
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

This is the true story of a journey to a seaside town and the always unpredictable torrent of dark escapades that accompany a life at sea. It's a story of a world peopled by those who often live on the frayed edges of society, who shun the world in which most people thrive. It's a story in which college students and "fish hippies" work in canneries alongside survivalists, rednecks, religious freaks, and deckhands with damning secrets in dangerous waters, driven by the need to feed an insatiable appetite for adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alaskan Fishing Adventure

  • By Catherine G. Brady on 03-01-18

Alaskan Fishing Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Written with a split theme of flashbacks comparing a young man's aimless pursuit of adventure with his maturing years of near death experiences in the Alaskan fishing industry. He develops an understanding of a purposeful life and deep appreciation of experiencing nature before it disappears.

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • A Story of Violent Faith
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you think

  • By Ashley on 04-06-06

Very enlightening.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

It was slow listening in the beginning, but was worth continuing. Quite graphic descriptions regarding the violent episodes. A definite read for American History buffs, especially of the nineteen century period. The narrator did a great job. To be objective regarding the facts I would need to read other sources on the Mormon Faith, as I don't know from what perspective the author obtained his information. I am not Mormon.

  • Black Potatoes

  • The Story of the Great Irish Famine
  • By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the facts

  • By Tina on 05-04-12

Excellent Irish History

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Very informative. Good narrator. I will listen more than once to retain all the information.