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  • In Harm's Way

  • The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,046

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Clarence Sparks on 10-22-16

The truth about the Indy.

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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: 01-01-19

Thank you, thank you. The truth is finally told. This is a very good read.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,484

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

A must read book.

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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: 12-08-18

To say that this book was very, very good would be a gross under statement. It was great!!

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

A good work but disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I red the original book and I feel this audible version is grossly over abridged. Much of the history was missing. I still liked it.

  • The Last Days of the Cathars

  • By: Mike Hoare
  • Narrated by: Mike Hoare
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

In the middle of the 12th Century an unknown Christian sect emerged in southern France. They claimed to be the sole successors of the original Church of Jesus Christ. They called themselves Cathars. Despite their sincere belief, the Cathars were deemed by the Roman Church to oppose several of their fundamental principles of Christianity. Because of these unorthodox practices the Cathars were outlawed by the Church of Rome, and sentenced to a merciless extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Entertaining History!

  • By Richard L. Rubin on 08-20-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Slow getting started but changed shortly thereafter. The history presented was great. I knew about the Cathars but it was in peaces. This book put it all together. Great job, narration was super. Very good read. Thanks.

  • Revelation of the Magi

  • The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem
  • By: Brent Landau
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Each Christmas, adults and children alike delight at the story of the kings from the East who followed the star to Bethlehem to offer gifts to the newborn Christ. While this familiar tale is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, another little-known version later emerged that claimed to be the eyewitness account of the wise men. This ancient manuscript has lain hidden for centuries in the vaults of the Vatican Library, but through the determined persistence of a young scholar, Brent Landau, this astonishing discovery has been translated into English for the very first time as the Revelation of the Magi.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A bad audible book Im sorry to say.

  • By Paul L on 09-19-18

A bad audible book Im sorry to say.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I have and read the original book and loved it. This audible version is not worth having or wasting ones time on. It is so abridged. The history of the original manuscript is missing. The story of the journey is missing other than little inserts about it. Audible can have this back if they want it.

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