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  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad: The 20th Anniversary Edition (Russian Edition)

  • By: Robert Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Maxim Kireev
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 4

Rich Dad, Poor Dad was published 20 years ago for the first time and at once achieved wide readership. By the anniversary of the financial best seller, Robert Kiyosaki has prepared the new edition with updates for the present-day world and today’s market conditions including nine additional sections.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why the f*** is this in Russian???

  • By Noreen H. on 07-16-19

I’m in the USA...

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

Reviewed: 07-12-19

Why do I have the Russian version of this audiobook when I don’t speak a word of Russian? I’ve never been shown a single audiobook in Russian EVER before this, so why now? I want my credit back.

  • Son of Bum

  • Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life
  • By: Vic Carucci, Wade Phillips
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin, Wade Phillips
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

In his memoir Son of Bum, decorated NFL coach Wade Phillips shows that the roots of his knowledge come from his father, Bum Phillips. A beloved character in NFL history, Bum taught Wade from the beginning that "coaching isn't bitching", as well as how to have perspective on the game during tough times. These are lessons that apply both on the field and off, and Wade has passed this wisdom down to his son, Wes Phillips, an NFL coach himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding.

  • By Matt on 05-05-19

Outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-19

This book was exceptionally well written and narrated. Great lessons to learn and live by. I’m really glad Wade Philips made it to the Super Bowl with the Broncos and won, especially after listening to this. No doubt about it...Bum was proud of his son. Way to go, Coach.

  • The Abbot's Tale

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

In the year 937, the new king of England, a grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to go to war in the north. His dream of a united kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field - on the passage of a single day. At his side is the priest Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit (perhaps enough to damn his soul). His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome - from exile to exaltation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High quality fascinating story/performance

  • By MLB Pirate on 05-07-18

This Is A Masterpiece.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

This is one of the greatest books I have ever read or listened to. Conn Iggulden is right up there with Tolkien and le Carre. The narrator is outstanding. I was truly sorry when this was over. What a wonderful experience.

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  • Rise of the Ranger

  • Echoes of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Philip C. Quaintrell
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

Mankind has lorded over the land of Illian for a thousand years, enjoying what was left to them by the elves, as if it were their birthright. A thousand years is a long time for an immortal race to see the error of their ways and realize a truth that has remained unsaid for a millennia - elves are superior! They are faster, stronger, and connected to the magical world in a way that man could never grasp. Illian is their birthright. The six kingdoms of man are fractured, unallied and always clawing at each other's doors for more power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By Ali on 03-24-18

Well...

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

To start with, the narrator did an outstanding job. He handled his task well. I would be glad to listen to him any time. Next, the author is an excellent writer. I thought his character and story development were admirable. He left little to the imagination as his details and descriptions were expansive yet not monotonous. I wish I could write like this. I realize it’s only an opinion, but I just didn’t like the story. Do I recommend it? You bet. I finished it in 3 days because even though I did not like the story I couldn’t stop listening to it because the author is just that good and so too is the narrator. And although I didn’t like the story I probably will listen to the next two installments because I am very curious to see how things turn out. Yeah...excellent writer.

  • Vienna 1814

  • How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace
  • By: David King
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

The Napoleonic Wars had torn Europe apart, and the peace conference of 1814 was to be held in the continent's grandest city: Vienna. Everyone had an agenda in the postwar world, and spy networks, bitter hatreds, illicit affairs, and tangled alliances ensued.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Adam on 09-29-11

Great book...

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Glad I’m not a linguist otherwise I might have noticed what others were complaining of with the narrator. I found him to be excellent. The only flaws I noted were in the text: Junot was never a marshal and Drouet did not become a marshal until 1843. Otherwise, this was a superb piece of writing and delivery. Thanks to both of you (author & narrator).

  • Jack Hinson's One-Man War

  • By: Tom C. McKenney
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historically accurate Nonfiction as captivating as Author's prose

  • By DZ on 01-17-17

Outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

This was an excellent book. Well researched, written and narrated. I’d heard the 1 minute version of the story for the first time in 1985. I never thought I’d get to hear such a thorough rendition. The author did a bang up job. Well done.

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  • Monsters

  • The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football
  • By: Rich Cohen
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team: they were the greatest football team ever - a gang of colorful nuts, dancing and pounding their way to victory. They won a Super Bowl and saved a city. It was not just that the Monsters of the Midway won but how they did it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good overview of the Chicago bears

  • By Randal and Amy Butler on 07-04-18

Solid.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Well written, entertaining, educational, great narration. An awesome tribute by a true and dedicated Bears fan to a superb ball club and it’s alumni.

  • Jaws

  • By: Peter Benchley
  • Narrated by: Erik Steele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,619

Jaws is the classic, blockbuster thriller that inspired the three-time Academy Award-winning Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time! Jaws was number 48 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and the film earned the coveted number-one spot on the Bravo network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments countdown. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, but not for the obvious reason

  • By John M on 07-21-10

Goes the distance...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I saw the movie when it first came out. I was 10 and lived in Perrine, Fl. I spent a lot of time in and on the water. After seeing Jaws I didn’t go back in the ocean until I was 21 (and on that occasion I was in 50 ft of water with a white tip swimming alongside checking me out). But in the beginning of my hiatus from the brine, even the sound of running water or a flushing toilet made me shiver ( the “Jowls” skit by Carol Burnett & Co. added fuel to my fears). So, on a long road trip I decided I needed a book to listen to and I thought this was worth a shot. Tell ya what...I still got the heebee jeebies listening to this. It was exceedingly well done. The narrator nailed it. And the story was superbly written. As I see it, Benchley and Spielberg compliment each other’s versions very nicely. The differences between the stories do not take anything away from the fear of confronting this monster in it’s own element where running away is next to impossible and death is almost always a certainty.

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