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  • The Italian Secretary

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195

The best-selling author of the Alienist series returns with a chilling elaboration on the Sherlock Holmes canon, as the famed detective investigates a pair of gruesome murders, which cast an otherworldly shadow as far as Queen Victoria herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Delight for the Holmes Enthusiast

  • By Sagar on 06-03-05

Genius

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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: 12-13-18

Another stellar bit of work feom Calwb Carr and the British pwrson narrative is spot on.

  • The Angel of Darkness

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

In The Angel Of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew. It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining Read

  • By 6catz on 01-31-13

Most Excellent

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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: 12-08-18

2nd time I've listened to this book. Caleb Carr is one of the best semi fixtion writers in the USA.

  • The Alienist

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027

The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding on several levels.

  • By lyl on 12-30-12

most Excellent

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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: 11-15-18

Few authors can match Caleb Carr's ability to fully immerse the audience in the world of characters.

  • Extreme Frontiers

  • Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies
  • By: Charley Boorman
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Charley Boorman is back on his bike exploring the world's second-largest country - home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man. Canada is a country of extremes, and Charley knows all about pushing the limits. He goes dirt biking in New Brunswick, dives through old shipwrecks in Tobermory and rides along Butch Cassidy's old Outlaw Trail. He also meets a fascinating mix of people on his journey.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less about the ride and more about the other stuff

  • By Theodore John on 09-04-15

great story that could be yours

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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: 11-12-18

charlie and company pull off some adventures you could do yourself with some time and w little money.

  • Dreaming of Jupiter

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Glad He Did it Again

  • By Theodore John on 10-04-18

Excellent Follow Up

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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: 09-23-18

Marvelous follow up to the first Jupiter. Well read by a fantastic reader and performer. I wish all of Ted Simon's books were available in audible form.

  • Fast Company

  • A Memoir of Life, Love, and Motorcycles in Italy
  • By: David M. Gross
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8

David Gross is working as a corporate lawyer in New York when he gets a call from a friend inviting him to move to Bologna to help turn around a legendary Italian motorcycle company, known for its dominance on the track and its inability to turn a profit. Off he heads to the fabled home of marbled meats, radical leftist politics, and bespoke shoes, diving into his new life as the "corporate image consultant" to gearheads while learning to navigate the giddy mores of Bolognese society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Grace on 05-20-07

Eye Opening

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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: 09-21-17

I own a Ducati. Multistrada, a model introduced during the time frame covered in this book.!!

  • To Dakar and Back

  • 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle
  • By: Lawrence Hacking, Wil De Clercq
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Recounting the three weeks of blood, sweat, and tearsthat make up a 7,000 mile journey from the glitzy streets of Paris to the hinterland of northwestern Africa, this incredible tale highlights the most arduous and notorious off-road motorsports event on the planet, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Since its inception in 1979, the rally has attracted more than 3,000 participants from all walks of life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great tale, not great narration

  • By Catherine Perkins on 07-12-16

a well written gripping story. I wish it was

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

only complaint is that it wasn't. narrated. by Hacking himself. otherwise one of the best stories I've listened to lately

  • Under and Alone

  • By: William Queen
  • Narrated by: William Queen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific

  • By Joesph on 01-21-06

riveting

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

it's great to hear the story narrated by the author. this book makes a perfect companion to Scott Junior Erickson's.

  • The Unknown Mongol

  • By: Scott Junior Ereckson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

This is the true story of ex-Mongols M.C. National President Scott Junior Ereckson. From a young teen, peering from behind a bush at an unknown Mongol, Scott fulfills his childhood dreams. In later years, after many experiences, he becomes one of the most respected and feared Mongols to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing and drags you in

  • By justin on 02-18-16

very detailed writing

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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: 05-07-17

shockingly well written and very descriptive. great narration with excellent audio engineering. this is a read worth listening to.

  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told

  • By Joseph on 10-13-15

Brilliant Writing

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I have been struggling to write some of my motorcycle adventures down and this book and its reading have provided the needed inspiration.