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  • Lot No. 249

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

Unexplained events are happening at Oxford these days. Several students have been attacked at night by some strange form of wild animal. It can scale walls with cat-like agility. Its arms are as thin and as strong as steel bands. And there is one student who conducts midnight studies in his room with certain Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of which is a 6'7" tall mummy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Sir Arthur Actually Wanted You to Read

  • By John on 09-22-16

Re: Mummy tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-19

A fine , short mummy come alive type scare tale written by Doyle with exceptional narration

  • Doctor Who and the Daleks

  • By: David Whitaker
  • Narrated by: William Russell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

This is Doctor Who's first exciting adventure with the Daleks! Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright travel with the mysterious Doctor Who and his granddaughter, Susan, to the planet Skaro in the space-time machine, the TARDIS. There they strive to save the peace-loving Thals from the evil intentions of the hideous Daleks!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Jason E. on 08-06-18

Re: A different take

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This alternative tale combines a twist on the events in, "A Unearthly Child," episode before moving the principle characters straight into the events of the original Dalek story episodes. The narrative is more adult in tone, more like the second Dalek tale on television, and the narrator is clear and easy to follow thoughout. The episodes, covering more ground, have less running to a cliffhanger aspect than the originals too.

  • Doctor Who: The UNIT Collection

  • By: Terrance Dicks, Malcolm Hulke
  • Narrated by: Caroline John, Geoffrey Beevers, Katy Manning
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Five classic novelisations of TV adventures featuring the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, led by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. In Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion by Terrance Dicks, the newly regenerated Doctor grapples with murderous waxwork replicas and shop window dummies. In Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters by Malcolm Hulke, subterranean reptile men wake to find their planet overrun by humans. In Doctor Who: Inferno, a drilling project to penetrate the Earth's crust has potentially catastrophic consequences. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome stories!

  • By queeniepie on 09-11-18

Re: A fine collection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-19

Per it's dscription, this series of Unit tales covers the wide range of 3rd Doctor stories starting with the 1970 opening and closing with the 10th anniversary special. The narrators are solid and easy to follow.

  • Doctor Who and the Zarbi

  • By: David Whittaker
  • Narrated by: William Russell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Doctor Who and the Zarbi finds the TARDIS drawn to the eerie planet Vortis, on which the Doctor and his companions encounter a host of alien creatures, including the Menoptera, the Animus, and the Zarbi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Doctor Who at its best.

  • By Chris Coyne on 04-20-15

Re: Superior Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-19

This audio renders a superior tale to the existing television episodes because it allows the listener's imagination to fill in the gaps the early 1960's story couldn't convey upon it's modest budget, with it's small studio spaces and lack of mobile alien costumes. I recommend listening to this a year or so after having seen the television episodes to gain the fullest experience. The narrator, Ian in the series, does a wonderful job with the various voices.

  • Lonely Vigil

  • Coastwatchers of the Solomons
  • By: Walter Lord
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

From the best-selling author of Day of Infamy: In the bloodiest island combat of WWII, one group of men kept watch from behind Japanese lines. The Solomon Islands was where the Allied war machine finally broke the Japanese empire. As pilots, marines, and sailors fought for supremacy in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and the Slot, a lonely group of radio operators occupied the Solomon Islands' highest points. Sometimes encamped in comfort, sometimes exposed to the elements, these coastwatchers kept lookout for squadrons of Japanese bombers headed for Allied positions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story, difficult narration.

  • By Charles N. Ward on 03-25-19

Re: Outstanding history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-19

This is an outstanding history of the Coastwatcher's subject, it's history and important during the critical span of December 1941 to mid-1944. The narration is easy to follow and a joy to hear throughout.

  • How Winston Churchill Changed the World

  • By: Michael Shelden, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Shelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

Guiding you chronologically through the life and times of this master statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the dawn of Churchill’s political career to his final years in a much-changed geopolitical landscape. You’ll examine Churchill’s beginnings as a young liberal statesman, his rise to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an imposing naval force, his fight against the Nazis, his equally dramatic postwar career suspended between two different cold wars (against the Soviets and Britain’s Labour party), and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • love the man even more.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-11-19

Re: Outastanding Overview

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

These lectures provide an easy to understanding and follow overview of the major achievements of this great leader's history, importance and life upon the entire world's stage.

  • Team of Rivals

  • The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,187

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, Heartbreaking, and Informative

  • By JJ on 09-10-12

Re: Magnificent biography

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-19

This is a truly magnificent biography of Lincoln and his key cabinet members and early political rivals for the chief office of the United States. The narration of this work is easy to listen to and follow.

  • Alexander the Great

  • By: Philip Freeman
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian Empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By BadGuidance on 06-18-17

Re: Narrative history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This a superb narrative style history on the title subject with a clear, concise and excellent narrator.

  • The Accidental President

  • Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World
  • By: A. J. Baime
  • Narrated by: Tony Messano
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Jean on 11-14-17

Re: Great, brief history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This book accomplishes what it's title declares, to cover the initial 4 months of this president's tenure in conjunction with an appropriate degree of backround on the major events and participants. The narration is clear, well-known and easy to follow.

  • The Miracle of Dunkirk

  • By: Walter Lord
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only 10 miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just 11 days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sold On The Miracle Of Dunkirk

  • By Eve Grissom on 05-08-17

Re: Informative & Inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This is the full text of the book and is full of insight, individuals tales, key historic moments and extraordinary heroism, valour and the various mistakes by all parties involved in these events. The narration is well paced, easy to follow and clear in its depictions. An informative and inspiring masterwork by a superior author.