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  • No Ordinary Time

  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate, detailed portrait not only of the presidency during wartime but also of Franklin and Eleanor themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Personal History

  • By Gregory A. Beale on 03-03-04

Highly Recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-09

It definitely was a worthwhile listen. I can now understand why the author is so highly thought of. Do yourself a favor and listen to this audiobook..........listen, learn, and enjoy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Relentless

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I cant sleep!

  • By Derek B. on 06-10-09

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-09

There was a good beginning, but a poor ending. I was waiting for more and never got it.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,538

Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Paula A Ford on 12-13-09

One of the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-09

I'm really glad that I read this. The narration by Mr. Gaimon was great. I recommend it to everyone.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Audacity of Hope

  • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Fellow Conservatives, Give This A Listen

  • By Dallas D. Lobdell on 02-12-15

An Excellant Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-09

This is packed full of information about what makes this man tick. I will refer to it often.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dreams from My Father

  • A Story of Race and Inheritance
  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,889
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,199

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly true story about Obama told by Obama

  • By Kristin on 03-15-09

An Excellant Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-09

This is definitely something I will read again and refer to often. Thanks to Barack for sharing with us in his own words and voice.
I recommend it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful