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  • Heart of the World

  • By: Henry Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: Paul Hansen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This romance set in Mexico tells of the journey of a native and a white man in search of the fabled Golden City of the Indians.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad performance

  • By David Lee Nelson on 03-07-18

Bad performance

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Not one of H.R. Haggards greatest books but you would never notice with the lacking performance. Sounds like a water fountain or something similar in the background in the final chapters.

  • The Mysterious Island

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island is an epic adventure story that takes place during the American Civil War era. As a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the novel beings with a group of characters who must band together to survive after they escape imprisonment during the war by stealing a giant air balloon. As fate would have it, they get lost in a storm and crash land on an unknown island somewhere around New Zealand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story is great! The performance is bad.

  • By David Lee Nelson on 01-29-17

The story is great! The performance is bad.

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

The performance left alot to be desired. I found myself turning the volume down because the way the reader pronounces an S sound.

  • Exploration Fawcett

  • Journey to the Lost City of Z
  • By: Lt. Col. P. H. Fawcett
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

This is the true story of the real Colonel Fawcett, whose life was the inspiration for the best-selling book The Lost City of Z and an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt. A thrilling account, it tells of Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, which is now considered one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rather academic, but fascinating.

  • By Belinda C. on 04-03-17

Great non fiction adventure.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Interesting to anyone interested in the Fawcett expedition. It does get slow at times and is full of local observations and descriptions of the difficulties of traveling in South America during the time period.

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