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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

  • The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  • By: David Grann
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,670

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not put off by narration

  • By jaspersu on 11-13-17

Murder

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Wonderful book documenting murders of Indians about 1925. This shows how the FBI was born.

  • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

  • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterworks

  • By PMaycumber on 12-12-18

Masterworks

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Wonderful work of narration by Orson Wells. These are great stories for the young and old.

  • No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

  • By: Robert C. Solomon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

What is life? What is my place in it? What choices do these questions obligate me to make? More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene - with roots that extend to the mid-19th century - Existentialism's quest to answer these most fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom, life has continued to exert a profound attraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for even a non-existentialist

  • By Gary on 07-24-15

The End

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Start with last chapter first. This book attempts to define a philosophy but not sure that I have any better understanding after hearing it.

  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,018

A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conrad's Brilliant & Wild Novella

  • By Darwin8u on 11-21-12

Branagh

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Branagh worked magic into this novel. Literature sometimes us very difficult to read, and I recommend this format for thus very dense book.

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  • The Deep State

  • How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda
  • By: Jason Chaffetz
  • Narrated by: Jason Chaffetz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 547

Former congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a politicized federal bureaucracy that actively works to promote the Democratic Party's agenda and undermine Donald Trump. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By mary Trotter on 11-04-18

Deep State

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Very good book to understand government. Author does a wonderful job by narrating his book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galtzagorriak and Other Creatures

  • Stories Inspired by Basque Folklore
  • By: Caryn Larrinaga
  • Narrated by: Damien Siemer
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From creation stories and explanations of natural phenomena to fables and cautionary tales, ancient Basque mythology has endured for centuries thanks to a strong oral tradition and, quite simply, love of a good story. In this unique collection, Basque-American author Caryn Larrinaga explores and expands upon the rich, traditional folklore from her family's homeland. Dive into stories about love, loss, greed, and revenge. Meet creatures like the mischievous Galtzagorriak, the deadly Gaueko, the beautiful Lamiak, the legendary Erensuge, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basque

  • By PMaycumber on 11-30-18

Basque

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Basque fairy tales and wonderful to hear again. Good to play them for your kids.

  • Your Defiant Teen

  • 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
  • By: Russell A. Barkley PhD, Arthur L. Robin PhD, Christine M. Benton - contributor
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome defiance and get teen behavior back on track. Vivid stories and answers to frequently asked questions help you put the techniques into action. The updated second edition incorporates new scientific research on why some teens have more problems with self-control than others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Therapy

  • By PMaycumber on 11-30-18

Therapy

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Self help book ... to guide you to therapy and drain your pocket book for you and your teen.

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  • The Mothman Prophecies

  • By: John A. Keel
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare that culminates in a tragedy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, compelling, disturbing

  • By Marc on 05-01-05

Monsters

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

A book about sightings of monsters and ufos. Craig Wasson did excellent job of narration.

  • 1922

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's New York Times best-selling short story collection Full Dark, No Stars - soon to be a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. A violence awakens inside a man when his wife proposes selling off the family homestead, setting in motion a grisly train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narration

  • By indyemmett on 11-13-17

murder

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Craig Wasson did excellent job of narration. This book helps illuminate the the dark parts if the humankind.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,269

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What book did others hear?

  • By Tenizmom on 09-20-12

Kennedy

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Craig Wasson did an excellent job narrating this book. I purchased three other books he narrated. Book was of great interest to me as a private investigator.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful