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  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

A very cool idea

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

The book is a perfect length. Will likely be an annual listen.

Simon Vance continues to illustrate the importance of charity that Dickens exhorted the wealthy to embrace. He gives a Supernatural, behind the scenes, perspective of A Christmas Carol. He also gives us a Jacob Marley that makes sense to the context of Scrooge's point of view.

Bennett did a fine job reading this. There is one part that I thought ge really grabbed my attention when Marley has to make a decision about whether or not to execute an eviction. He drives home the brokeness and thoughtfulness of all the characters, especially Marley himself.

  • The Fall of the Governor

  • The Walking Dead, Book 3
  • By: Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic universe, continues with The Fall of the Governor. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book and executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't wait for the next book

  • By Judy on 03-09-14

No Reason why this is a 2 parter

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

This should have been one volume I hate Robert Kirkman he's a dickhead troll POS

  • The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

  • By: Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990

The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series of ragtag encampments and improvised shelters. But the Walkers are multiplying. Dogged by their feral hunger for flesh and crippled by fear, Lilly relies on the protection of good Samaritans by seeking refuge in a walled-in town once known as Woodbury, Georgia. But Lilly begins to suspect that all is not as it seems....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME ADDITION TO THE WALKING DEAD

  • By Amanda H. on 02-11-13

Well read

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

Good performance. Interesting story. Not as much about the Governor as I had expected though.

  • Dave Barry's Worst Songs and Other Hits

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: John Ritter, Arte Johnson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Dave Barry didn't know what he was letting himself in for when he invited his Legion of Alert Readers to submit their nominees in the Bad Song Survey. "Song badness," he soon learned, "is an issue that Americans care deeply about."Now John Ritter and Arte Johnson present for you the songs that Americans love to hate. There is Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Band's "Young Girl" ("Young girl, get out of my mind, my love for you is way out of line..."), which is not to be confused with "Woman", and "This Girl Is a Woman Now"....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read well but...

  • By tommy on 04-21-16

Read well but...

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

This is well performed but the bad song survey is spread out out of order.

  • The Apostle

  • A Life of Paul
  • By: John Pollock
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

The acclaimed biography of the early church's greatest evangelist, the Apostle Paul. Master storyteller John Pollock makes Paul and his amazing story freshly alive, so that you can know the greatest apostle much as Luke and Timothy did as they traveled with him. As you listen, you'll sense Paul's motives, his aims and priorities; what mattered to him; and what he was willing to die for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Account of Paul's journeys

  • By Steve Morningstar on 01-02-15

This was an excellent book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Historically Enlightening and in Plain English. Great storytelling could have been read with more enthusiasm.

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