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Paul Luthi

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  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,351

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

A worthwhile read

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

The book was excellent. I am not a huge fan of biographies but I am a huge fan of aviation and I loved it. My only regret is that it wasn't twice as long.

  • Marley and Me

  • Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
  • By: John Grogan
  • Narrated by: John Grogan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By Eric on 12-10-05

A must read for animal lovers!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

I rarely cry, but smoke got in my eyes toward the end of this book. The stories were funny and endearing, and the narrator (who is also the author) did a terrific job. I will definitely seek out other title by this author in the near future.

  • The Ultimate History of Video Games

  • From Pong to Pokemon: The Story Behind the Craze that Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
  • By: Steven Kent
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly awesome!

  • By Joshua on 07-17-15

Lackluster but interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-23-15

I liked the book very much. It was very informative. But it attributed quotes soooo much. Every sentence the author has talking about who said what. Still interesting to listen to though.

  • Mugged

  • Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama
  • By: Ann Coulter
  • Narrated by: Ann Coulter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462

For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors. It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Fully Converted to the Right.

  • By Shobe Jones on 07-11-16

Eyeopening and frank look at race relations

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

Reviewed: 09-18-14

I rather enjoyed the book. It shows how the left media manipulates the people into a self-loathing state and perpetuates a false image of minorities and caucasians in typecasted rolls of "the oppressed victims" and "the oppressive perpetrators" respectively.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • MASH

  • A Novel About Three Army Doctors
  • By: Richard Hooker
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Wanted to Love it--and I DID!!

  • By Trish on 02-28-14

A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 07-27-14

If you liked the TV series, you will hate this book. It reads like a soldier's memoir and is rarely funny.

  • Goldfinger

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

James Bond is challenged by a maniacal superfiend: the world's cleverest, cruelest criminal. Complications abound. A beautiful golden girl turns up dead, and a friendly game of two-handed canasta turns into a deadly game of survival with ever-rising stakes: 15 billion dollars worth of U.S. government bullion. But 007 knows that Auric Goldfinger's rules remain brutally simple: heads I win, tails you die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of Fleming's better books

  • By DARBY KERN on 05-22-12

One of the best of the Ian Fleming bond books

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

Reviewed: 07-27-14

I might be biased because Goldfinger is my favorite bond movie, but I really enjoyed this book. It is probably the pinnacle of the original James Bond series. The only fault I can find in it is that it is not longer!

  • Thunderball

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

James Bond is in disgrace. His medical report is critical of the high living that is ruining his health, and M packs him off for a fortnight to a health farm to be tuned up to his former pitch of exceptional fitness. Bond expects a trying two weeks. The last thing he expects is an adversary more deadly, more ruthless even than SMERSH.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impeccable

  • By MHRBVH on 04-19-08

Great book. Top notch narrator.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-14

Another great 007 story from Ian Fleming. I really enjoyed the differences in the novel versus the book. Simon Vance gives another GREAT performance as narrator.

  • Being James Bond: Volume One

  • Pocket Edition
  • By: Joseph Darlington
  • Narrated by: Joseph Darlington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Being James Bond is dedicated to learning and exploring all we need to know so that we can experience life the way James Bond does. It's a 'how-to' guide, on anything James Bond can do or has done. If James Bond can do it, we can do it!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Mid-Life Crisis Manual

  • By Troy on 08-24-15

A How-To Book on some fascinating subjects

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

Reviewed: 07-26-14

The book was not as good as i expected in some respects, and better in others. I expected a more in depth look at the character behind James Bond. I got a how-to-do on several of 007's adventures including bungie jumping and horseback riding. I very entertaining listen.

  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

  • By: Matthew Bracken
  • Narrated by: Mike Kemp
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can get past the performance

  • By B. Lambert on 07-09-13

Great story, weak performance

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

Reviewed: 07-21-14

I really enjoyed the book. Its odd that it was written before the current President took power but it accurately shows exactly what this president does and how he exploits things for gun control. A great book but it isn't for everyone, and it did go just a hair to far with the conspiracy theories at times. Narration was mediocre at best.

  • Hold Tight

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Bram
  • Narrated by: Robert Black
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

A World War II sailor works in a New York City brothel - for his country. After being arrested in a gay brothel in New York during a raid, Seaman Second Class Hank Fayette doesn't understand why his homosexual activities are grounds for imprisonment. The brothel is rumored to be a hangout for Nazi spies and the Navy forces Hank to go undercover as a prostitute. They hope to use clandestine sexuality to retrieve clandestine intelligence. However, after Hank becomes friendly with a black teenager named Juke, nothing seems to go as planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than most gay novels

  • By Paul Luthi on 07-01-14

Much better than most gay novels

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

Reviewed: 07-01-14

I have read a few Christopher Bram novels and have enjoyed all of them immensely. Hold Tight was no exception. It is very well written, very suspenseful, with just enough eroticism thrown in to create a good balance. It is well preformed and a pleasure to listen to.