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  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,388
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,462

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Can't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-11

I am about half way through and I can't stop listening - this is a great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Catching Fire

  • How Cooking Made Us Human
  • By: Richard Wrangham
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating book about early human development...

  • By KHarrang on 12-10-09

Interesting book - but a little long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-10

This was an interesting book - but a little long and repetitive... bottom-line is women cook and we all gain weight.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People

  • A Memoir of Family
  • By: Condoleezza Rice
  • Narrated by: Condoleezza Rice
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl - and a young woman - trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Steve on 03-03-11

A truly amazing family.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-10

A truly amazing parents. Very interesting to hear of her experiences growing up as a young black girl in the south.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Desperate Passage

  • The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West
  • By: Ethan Rarick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very well researched story of the Donner Party

  • By JOSEPH on 06-11-12

I REALLY enjoyed this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-10

I REALLY enjoyed this book. I have listened to it twice in the last three weeks - and don't want it to end. The book is narrated by Christopher Prince, who makes the book enjoyable listening.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Juliette Low

  • Girl Scout Founder
  • By: Helen Boyd Higgins
  • Narrated by: Lynn Taccogna
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Share the childhood adventures of the young girl from Savannah, Georgia, who would grow up to found the Girl Scouts. "Daisy" Gordon would rather climb a tree and ride a horse than learn to dance and sew. "There's not one thing I can't do that boys can," said Daisy, and the organization she created years later proved her words.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating

  • By Roger on 11-27-09

Irritating

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-09

Irritating book, kids hated it and we did not finish.

  • Where Men Win Glory

  • The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855

The best-selling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarkable young man's haunting journey. Like the men whose epic stories Jon Krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, Pat Tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. In May 2002, Tillman walked away from his $3.6 million NFL contract to enlist in the United States Army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, painful narration

  • By Daniel on 09-23-09

Didn't finish book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-09

I had trouble getting into this book... and didn't finish.

I have listened to several of John Krakauer and loved them... but not this book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Great Tales From English History, Volume III

  • By: Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by: Robert Lacey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Starting in 1690, in the reign of William and Mary, this collection of freshly researched stories recounts the modern history of England. Robert Lacey's gift for marrying great events with extraordinary individuals illustrates familiar tales from new, often quirky and always entertaining angles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • history made easy (and very interesting)

  • By Robyn on 06-01-13

Great tidbits of history

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-09

I like the way this book is layed out in little tidbits of history. Very interesting - i just wish volume 1 & 2 were available on audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • God's Smuggler

  • By: Brother Andrew
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 878

This best seller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders - and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Brother Andrew's story remains as inspiring today as it was 35 years ago, and with this new release, it will motivate a whole new generation to risk everything to follow God's call.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Inspiration... Must-Read Classic!

  • By Joshua on 06-05-12

Enjoyed book again - 25 years later.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-09

I read this book over 25 years ago and had forgotten how good it was. Great reminder of how life was behind the iron curtain.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Escape

  • By: Paul Brickhill
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048

It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and exciting!!

  • By 6catz on 10-28-13

Much better than the movie!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-09

It's amazing how resourceful the prisoners were in such a difficult and challenging situation - becoming a game of us against the Nazi. I have listened this book three times and have enjoyed it every time. Much better than the movie.

18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Unveiled

  • A Lineage of Grace, Book I
  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Anita Lustrea
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Unveiled, the first book in the Grace of Lineage series, brings Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah, to life. Even though she was sinned against and sinned herself, using her wits to trick Judah into sleeping with her, God chose to use her shame to bless her and to show grace and forgiveness to all! Tamar was the mother of Perez, and among his descendants was Boaz, the great-grandfather of King David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Roger on 05-18-04

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-04

This book gives you a sense of what life was really like back in the old testament. Tells the story of Joseph's (the guy with the coat of many colors) older brother and his family. My kids (ages 9 & 14)loved it and have listened to it several times.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful