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  • Skeleton Crew

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Matthew Broderick, Michael C. Hall, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735

The master at his scarifying best! From heart-pounding terror to the eeriest of whimsy - tales from the outer limits of one of the greatest imaginations of our time! Trucks that punish and beautiful teen demons who seduce a young man to massacre; curses whose malevolence grows through the years; obscene presences and angels of grace - here, indeed, is a night-blooming bouquet of chills and thrills.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book Full of Bones to Unearth…

  • By Mike L Lane on 07-25-17

took a long time<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

it was a good collection and it was a good ride for the time
worth stopping and starting as the week goes by

  • The Pearl

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Hector Elizondo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

In this short book illuminated by a deep understanding and love of humanity, John Steinbeck retells an old Mexican folk tale: the story of the great pearl, how it was found, and how it was lost. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to the tragedy. For Steinbeck, Kino and his wife illustrate the fall from innocence of people who believe that wealth erases all problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely poignant; incredible listen.

  • By Chris Baldwin on 05-16-14

What desires does it bring to good and evil alike

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

To sad a story of what riches bring to simple people
and who think they have nothing
have everything to lose

  • Earth Moved

  • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I bow down to our benevolent worm overlords

  • By Kirstin on 04-17-14

You never new the world under your feet till now.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

The book was a good read and gave me some ideas about the humbleness of the blind worker and was very interesting to hear
how long there grasp is on our world now I look at by back yard and think...
There is a world I do not see until now.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142,308
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142,155

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

One Sol at a time

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

This is a story about a man surviving on a planet that wants to kill him every day. Mark is a scientist but his humor and strait up refusal to die make the story very entertaining.
You will cheer at every victory and and laugh in retrospect at every failure in this master work of sciance fiction /survival comedy.
It's a book worth all the praise and if you like
fiction that makes itself sound real then by the end you could swear a man could live on Mars.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Flight of the Phoenix

  • By: Elleston Trevor
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Survival Novel

  • By Gary on 10-26-04

Out of the Desert

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

This story of men and the stuggle to survive is one that you will remember.
From start to finish Flight of the Phoenix
is not about men fighting to survive in the eternal wast of the desert, but to refuse to give up against impossible odds.
All quality all the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tender Is the Night

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 519

Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character - lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Was it all just the champagne

  • By samuel on 08-19-15

Was it all just the champagne

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

Reviewed: 08-19-15

This story struck a chord with me that made it a swell time, easy to pick up and put down. I don't speak French but you knew what was being said. You want to feel for each caracter and celebrate there victories but at the same time you remember that like in the great war no one wins you only survive.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful