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  • Five Go Adventuring Again

  • Famous Five, Book 2
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story Beautifully Told!

  • By Barry Wallis on 06-01-17

Wonderful Story Beautifully Told!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

If you could sum up Five Go Adventuring Again in three words, what would they be?

Charming adventure story for kids! A real treasure of a story that rightfully belongs in the repertoire of every child's youth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

George, a lovely young girl who is not afraid to be herself and Timmy her dog whose fidelity and charm are timeless.

What about Jan Francis’s performance did you like?

The performance was excellent. Classy, crisp and yet filled with heartfelt emotion.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Get ready for the adventure of your life!

Any additional comments?

PLEASE record all of the books in this series. It is heartbreaking that there are only two audiobooks available of the 21 Famous Five books written by Enid Blyton.

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  • Letters to a Young Lawyer

  • By: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Only for Lawyers, But Not Just Young Ones

  • By Ian C Robertson on 05-06-14

Gift this book to young lawyers!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I'm an attorney with a few years experience but I do wish someone gifted this book to me when I graduated law school with an insistence that I read it. Many hard lessons can be learned in a civil manner by reading this book closely. Wonderfully articulated and eye opening.

  • The Birthday Party

  • A Memoir of Survival
  • By: Stanley N. Alpert
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

On January 21, 1998, the night before his 38th birthday, federal prosecutor Stanley Alpert was kidnapped by a car full of gun-toting thugs. Hoping to make a large withdrawal with his ATM card, they took him, blindfolded, to a Brooklyn apartment, and improvised. All night, his captors alternately held guns to his head, threatened his family, engaged him in discussions of "gangsta" philosophy, sought his legal advice, and even offered him sexual favors from their prostitute girlfriends as a "birthday present."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart decisions until he's released

  • By Balance5150 on 09-10-15

Brilliantly chilling story, artfully told.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

An unusual story, well told, in an authentic stream of consciousness grounded by riveting facts. Part novel, part legal thriller, part philosophy, part theological musing, part love story, part comedy, and part tragedy that explores a brilliant soul who has been forced to play teeter-totter on the edge of the abyss with some terribly misguided New York street youths. You are left feeling a joy in the simple pleasures of your own life as you see them through the eyes of a man who very nearly lost his.