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  • Truman

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 54 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,338

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

  • By Sara on 07-23-15

Truman

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I read the book when it first came out. Having heard President Truman on newsfeeds, the performer almost sounded like him.

Took me most of twenty days to listen to all of it, I enjoyed it.

  • The Word of Promise Audio Bible - New King James Version, NKJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 98 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,657
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,660

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one

  • By A. Lee on 08-29-16

Challenges for the typical bible reader

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I can’t fault the book. Read as a regular book, there’s no problem. However, the chapter divisions are arbitrary. So, it’s impossible to find a chapter you wish to visit.

My solution? Starting with the 1st chapter of Genesis, I started my own index. For each book of the Bible, I recorded the chapter number of the audible book number, and the same for each book.

Now, when I reread the Bible again, I’ll have a ‘roadmap’ and not get lost.

This format was not created with the usual bible reader in mind.

This review was for the entire series (Bible) not just book 17.

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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,654

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Would make a 5 star four hour novella, ...

  • By Wayne on 11-03-18

Greek Tragedy

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Instead of telling a story fm chapter one, and finishing, the story starts with the “deed” and takes you to the climax, but it’s in the middle of the story. Story has lots of turns and when you think you know everything, you don’t. Great ending.

  • The Perfect Assassin

  • A Novel
  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

The Atlantic: A young woman sailing solo across the Atlantic makes an incredible discovery - a man narrowly clinging to life in the open ocean. But the desperate survivor is more than he appears. He is a Kidon - an Israeli assassin - who forcibly commandeers her boat with a new destination in mind: England. There the two are forced into an uneasy partnership as they run from a secretive and lethal organization.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reader not appropriate

  • By Steven George on 09-02-14

Outstanding/Well-Written 😀

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I’m becoming a Ward Larsen fan. I have reviewed Ward’s books before, comparing him to other well known authors Tom Clancy. He’s in a class by himself. Just because you have a great story doesn’t mean you can get the story in print. Ward writes better than most, and just as good as others. I wouldn’t compare his stories to Tom Clancy’s. His stories are 2/3ds sweat and 1 third cleaver phrases at just the right places. His stories are better. If you like Tom Clancy or WEB Griffith, you’ll love Ward’s stories!

Ward, I hope you revisit some of your earlier series, like the character that investigates aircraft crashes!

Dave fm Holland, MI

  • The Big Lie

  • Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
  • By: Dinesh D'Souza
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,929

What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives - and President Donald Trump in particular - are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America - but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best.

  • By smarmer on 02-23-18

Exposing the Big Lie Review

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Important information that all Americans should know. Take notes, you’ll want to wet the information right!

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  • Behind the Lines

  • Corps, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but the sound engineer needs to be fired

  • By Banyan on 12-31-15

Good, not Great

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

90% of the performance was good; men imitating women’s voices seldom (never?) sound convincing. Also, there’s a need to learn how to pronounce simple military abbreviations (e.g., any part of the abbreviation with the word NAV is pronounced Naav, not Naev.) just minor things, but the author would ‘spin in his grave’ if he heard it.

  • Don't Waste Your Cancer

  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

How are we as Christians called to respond when cancer invades our lives, whether our own bodies or those of our friends and family? On the eve of his own cancer surgery, John Piper writes about cancer as an opportunity to glorify God. With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste our cancer when we don’t see how it is God’s good plan for us and a hope-filled path for making much of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Encouraging Look at Our Struggles

  • By C. Suriano on 09-10-13

Great Content, Robotic Reading

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Five minutes into the reading, I was surprised to learn that it was being read by a human (not trying to insult or flippant).

Perhaps it was a strategy so as to not get in the way of the text. But the content was superb. Should be listened to while reading the text; won’t take long.

  • The Course of Human Events

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

On May 15, 2003, David McCullough presented "The Course of Human Events" as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pitch for History

  • By Alan on 09-13-05

Great, but short

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Great tour of American early history. Just know it’s shorter than most podcasts @ 37 minuets, not hours.

  • Understanding Trump

  • By: Newt Gingrich, Eric Trump - foreword
  • Narrated by: Newt Gingrich, Eric Trump
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

Donald Trump is unlike any president we've ever had. He is the only person ever elected to be commander in chief who has not first held public office or served as a general in the military. His principles grow out of five decades of business and celebrity success - not politics - so he behaves differently from traditional politicians.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Brenda Hughes on 07-11-17

Old News

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

What disappointed you about Understanding Trump?

This book was really written last March. It's like reading a six month old newspaper. It's also disappointing how much that Newt writes about hasn't happen and it looks like it won't happen.

Would you ever listen to anything by Newt Gingrich and Eric Trump - foreword again?

Not sure, but if they're going to continue to write about things they hope our president will do, then no.

What three words best describe Newt Gingrich and Eric Trump ’s performance?

Their performance was fine. But, what about Mexico was going to pay for the wall? What about repeal and replace health care. What about tax cuts (Like caving in to class warfare by allowing the Democrats to force Trump not to give the top 1 percent of Americans that pay over 40% of the taxes, when he wants to stimulate the economy).

Any additional comments?

Nope. Just old news. When you listen to Newt's vision, you'll just be depressed. I've been a life-long Republican, and I support the president, but it's getting harder to support him when he caves on campaign promises. Especially when he agrees not to scrap the Iranian nuclear deal, etc.

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  • Dear Reader

  • The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il
  • By: Michael Malice
  • Narrated by: Marcus Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il. Now, celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality". Taken directly from books spirited out of Pyongyang, Dear Reader is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply brilliant!

  • By Couts A. Moseley on 05-02-17

Supposed to be Funny

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Written in the "first person" prose, it just droned on with insane blather. Okay, we get it. The dictator is insane and now he's nuclear weapons. Now what. I hated this book. Just a book full of fairy tales! 😆

0 of 3 people found this review helpful