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  • The Winter King

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712

The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Might be my favorite take on Arthur

  • By Allen Young on 06-12-16

A different perspective of Arthur

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

As one of the many persons who has read the foremost and most famous books chronicling the Arthurian legend, this book was a fresh, but more importantly, thought provoking telling of the tale. The interplay of the rise of Christianity amongst the Britons, and the onslaught of the Saxons felt more like a walk through history all the while interweaving Arthur's story where it may have best fit. The story, brought alive by Jonathan Keeble, was an adventure and experience that demands that I complete the trilogy. Well Done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • NeuroTribes

  • The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
  • By: Steve Silberman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Contrast to "In a Different Key"

  • By Gadget on 06-01-16

informative

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

As balsa rd as the author could have presented, this was an eye opening discourse on a topic I became aware of thru interaction with an adult, diagnosed as a child, with Asperger. Working with him enriched and impacted us in a very positive way

  • Tin Can Titans

  • The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
  • By: John Wukovits
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-17

True Heroes

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

l am a history buff and thotoughly enjoyed the story told. Hearing from the perspective of the enlisted men allowed the events to become more meaningful and made them come to life for the reader/listener. WELL DONE!!

  • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Imbolo Mbue
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overhyped

  • By Rochelle on 08-27-16

Wow!!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

As an immigrant to this country, I felt my story was told. Hooray for Jhende - the dream is not always worth the pain and sasrifice.

  • The American Civil War

  • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,890

Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Rodney on 07-09-13

A great learning 2

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I enjoyed every minute spent listening and learning. An interesting and passionate lecturer. Great course!!.

  • Moby Dick

  • The Whale
  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185

Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Heed the advice

  • By Agnes Crow on 08-17-14

Tortured

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I really tried to listen to this one, but thought it cruel and unusual punishment. The narration could be similarly described.

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Jim Hawkins, a young cabin boy battles the pirate Long John Silver for a buried treasure. One of the most frequently dramatized novels of all time. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunate

  • By whitney griffith on 08-14-17

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-17

The story is a classic but the narration is anything but. The monotone delivery put me to sleep.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • An Unexpected Frost

  • The Tucker Series, Book 2
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

In the second installment of the gripping Tucker's Way series, Tucker faces the biggest crisis of her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sad but good

  • By VickyJ on 08-30-15

A Tucker Fan

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

I lived through her loss, sadness, rebirth, and joy! Keep it up. My hero, Tucker.

  • Tucker's Way

  • The Tucker Series, Book 1
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!

  • By Amy A. Dye on 07-17-15

A real heroine

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

a inspiring and heartwarming story. we need more Tickets in this world. I was inspired

  • The Dog Who Could Fly

  • The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming and True (mostly)

  • By Skipper on 08-09-14

Antis

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

Wonderful and heart-warming story about a smart, loyal and tenacious dog. Great story in the midst of a devastating war.