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  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 831

The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping despite the minutiae

  • By Sarah on 06-06-08

Magnificent reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Anthony Heald did a magnificent job reading the complete text. I believe everyone should read this book with footnotes and just listen to it as with this fine audio version. It has so many literary and historical references that there is something new to discover each reading. I have read it once and listened to it for the first time here. Never a dull moment! It is quite funny too!

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,007

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

Essential for all who work in the industry

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Everyone who has worked in a restaurant will love this whether you cook or work front of house or have done both. You will nod your head in agreement and laugh out loud much of the time.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Piglet is the BEST!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-06

Beautiful childhood stories

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

These stories are wonderful because they have kind characters in a magical world. These are the kinds of stories children need to have in their early childhood. The world is often a terrible place with bad people. From age 1 to 5 at least, they need to have worlds like the hundred acre forest and friends like the characters in it before they have to grow up and learn about the evil in the world.

  • Worker in the Light

  • Unlock Your Five Senses and Liberate Your Limitless Potential
  • By: George Noory, William J. Birnes
  • Narrated by: George Noory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

George R. Noory is the host of America's top late-night talk show, Coast to Coast AM, broadcast to nearly 500 radio stations in the United States and Canada. Noory truly believes that there are forces, both good and evil, at work on Earth and beyond. Fueled by a transcending experience at a very young age, he's turned his life into an investigation of the possibilities and influences of such forces, and how we can use them to enhance our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good as Coast to Coast AM.

  • By Sharri Lorraine on 12-06-12

Coast to Coast AM fan essential

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Coast to Coast listeners should absolutely listen to this! I’m glad George Noory did the audiobook reading. I think all of us enjoy his voice. He has written a book with intelligence, empathy, and warmth.

  • Tolkien and the Great War

  • The Threshold of Middle-earth
  • By: John Garth
  • Narrated by: John Garth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Tolkien and the Great War tells for the first time the full story of how he embarked on the creation of Middle-earth in his youth as the world around him was plunged into catastrophe. This biography reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Text Frustratingly Recorded

  • By Timothy Ortopan on 05-09-18

I enjoyed every minute!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Part biography. Part literary analysis. John Garth is a brilliant scholar. He has a deep understanding of Tolkien and his scholarship and literature.

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  • History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

  • By: Gregory S. Aldrete, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

The ancient world has cast a long shadow, influencing our customs and religious beliefs, our laws, and the form of our governments. It has taught us when and how we make war or pursue peace. It has shaped the buildings we live and work in and the art we hang on our walls. It has given us the calendar that organizes our year and has left its mark on the games we play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding - Informative AND Entertaining

  • By Matt on 11-20-13

Fascinating overview

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Really fascinating but I would recommend getting the video version instead so you can see photos of the many places and artifacts mentioned.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,878

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Feel free to make more of these!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

It’s like watching the show! Imagine turning on the show and hearing the sound but not seeing the screen. They do a good job of writing this for audio. Sound design and music is perfect. The narrator that reads the location for each scene (where it would be on screen on the show) has a perfect voice for this. I listened to part of this while I was driving down a rural mountainous highway at night. That was perfect for this!

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  • The Last Full Measure

  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring best seller that has sold more than two million copies. In the best-selling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War. As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • ABRIDGED SUCKS!

  • By Nicole Amos on 12-17-16

Fantastic reading by Stephen Lang!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Stephen Lang played Stonewall Jackson in Ron Maxwell’s film “Gods and Generals” and he does a fabulous job reading the third in the trilogy here. I liked his portrayal of the different characters and his overall narration. I do wish this would have been unabridged. However, I have read the book so this was just revisiting the novel for me. Therefore, I did not mind so much that this audio version was abridged.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,284

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Art3mis

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

A daunting project would be to make an annotated version of Ready Player One footnoting every movie, game, book, icon, you name it from the 80s referenced in the book. It would be the size of Boswell’s “Life of Samuel Johnson.” Of course, part of the fun of the book is catching all of those references; some subtle, some overt. It’s so dense I doubt the geekiest of geeks will catch them all.

This book should be fun for people that lived through the 80s and remember a lot of the pop culture right up to the younger generations now enjoying the music, games, books, and movies of the time. I’m not even a gamer myself but I had a lot of fun with the book.

Ready Player One has a good message about the good and the bad aspects of virtual reality too.

  • Twelve Years a Slave

  • By: Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watched the Movie First, Then listened to the Book

  • By Russell on 02-04-14

Fascinating primary source!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Louis Gossett Jr.’s reading was fabulous! I might have cast someone matching Solomon Northup’s age but that’s a small matter. He reads it well! Never a dull moment. The 19th century prose is wonderful to read and hear. It’s unfortunate we have lost much of that style in present day American English. Thanks to Dr. Sue Eakin for her work on this memoir and piece of history. I plan to get a hard copy of the book. I will be watching the movie soon.