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  • Long Way Gone

  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

At the age of 18, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charles Martin has really "let it out."

  • By GG on 10-16-16

Exceptional Book

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This is my first book by this author and this narrator. I am thoroughly impressed, and I look forward to more offerings by both. Other reviewers will tell you more about the book. I will simply state that if this book does not pull at your heartstrings, you are a stronger person than I. I highly recommend this book and audio presentation of it.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,447
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,446

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

A Story for Halloween or Anytime

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

The story is short and well written. It moves along at a good pace with fine narration. Good job by all.

  • Killing the SS

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Killing book by O'Reilly & Dugard

  • By G. Kinzer on 10-11-18

Page-Turner

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Though it is an audio book, I will still call it a page-turner. Bill O’Reilly narrates the book in a hard-driving manner befitting the subject. It is a book I will not soon forget.

  • The Russia Hoax

  • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
  • By: Gregg Jarrett
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,443

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • mandatory reading for our time

  • By puck on 11-09-18

Ignore the One Stars

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

You will notice a small number (very small) of one-star reviews. Unlike Gregg Jarrett, who has hundreds of footnote references, these reviewers present none for their arguments. There's a reason for that. What they are telling you is simply regurgitated news media nonsense. They are trying to make you think that Mr. Jarrett has neither intelligence nor wisdom. They are, of course, wrong. Gregg Jarrett is a very intelligent man, an articulate attorney, and a meticulous researcher.

Buy it. Listen. Decide for yourself.

In the "pages" of this audio book is the truth. It might not be comfortable for some. Sometimes the truth is simply that way. This book, in my opinion, should rally those who believe in this future of this nation to request that our representatives push forward until the truth of all of these shady dealings by these miscreants provides a pathway to prison for them.

My one complaint about the audio is the narrator. Has he and/or the director/producer of this audio been living under a rock?! Many of the names in this audio are wrong, and they never should be, considering how well-know these names are to the general public. If I were Mr. Jarrett, I would not be happy. Harper Audio...you are better than this. Shame on your for releasing an inferior product. How can I trust anything else that you put out?!

27 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • Tending Roses

  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and uplifting story of living our goodbyes

  • By cathy on 07-04-18

Accurate and Endearing

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

There is so much good to review in this book, that it is hard to capsulize. The author accurately portrays a grandma who is experiencing dementia. In her more lucid moments, Grandma Rose has a special goal for her family and an important task for her adult grandchild, Kate. The book presents a tug 'o war between what is perceived to be important in the world and what might very well be the more important path for us to take, in my opinion.

The cast of characters are endearing, especially a little girl, Dell, who lives with her granny in a run-down rental. Dell reveals the kinder side of Grandma Rose, who identifies with the girl's poverty, as Grandma Rose's childhood was difficult as well.

Lisa Wingate writes with the skill of a seasoned professional, painting word pictures that bring the book to life. Narrator Allyson Ryan gives a world-class performance. Her portrayal of Grandma Rose is especially wonderful. As with any book, there will be some good reviews and some not-so-good reviews. I would encourage you to buy this Audible rendition of Tending Roses and decide for yourself. This is a very special book. Don't miss out on it.

  • The End of Alzheimer's

  • The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline
  • By: Dale E. Bredesen MD
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

In this paradigm shifting book, Dale Bredesen, MD, offers real hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. Revealing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, The End of Alzheimer's outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. The protocol shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both exciting and frustrating

  • By RealWoman8 on 10-16-17

A Must Read

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This is such an important book for our society and that of the world, that I feel everyone should read it. The problem today is those who need to read it the most, e.g. the doctors, researchers, and others in charge of ridding us of Alzheimer’s, these people will not read it. They are stuck in the 20th Century. So we the people must take our health into our own hands. Reading this book, though parts of it are tricky to understand due to the medical terminology, is a good first step. I highly endorse this book, as it is not only well-written but provides REAL hope for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, instead of the babbling of lazy, uninformed doctors whose main goal is the preservation of their egos and the status quo, as opposed to actually healing people.

  • The Midnight Palace

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life.... Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's 16th birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another lovely book, beautifully presented.

  • By R. J. Melton on 08-02-11

Carlos Ruiz Zafon: Master Storyteller

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I never tire of the works by Mr. Zafon. He is a master storyteller. His skill at crafting words and sentences is world-class. I have no idea as to how he comes up with his ideas, but they are always original and dramatic and hold one's interest. The Midnight Palace is another example of this author's gift at original storytelling.

If you have ever been a part of a young group of pre-adults who have banded together to support each other's young lives, then you will like this story. If you have never been a part of a young group of pre-adults who have banded together to support each other's young lives, then for a moment in time, join this young group and be a part of this extraordinary story.

Some have said that the author only writes for young readers. As I write this review, I am 68. Perhaps I am just young at heart. No...that might be, but the reason is that I like a great story written by someone who knows how to write.

Many thank-yous to the translator for allowing the English-speaking people to enjoy another work by Mr. Zafon. And, many thank-yous to the narrator, Jonathan Davis, for a job well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Days in Moscow

  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire
  • By: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
  • Narrated by: Bret Baier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 405

In Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today. On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable - yet now largely forgotten - speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Brian W. Barton on 05-20-18

Well Worth My Time

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I will have to admit, I am and have always been a fan of Ronald Reagan. But, there is much that I did not know; mostly because the news media types such as ABC’s Sam Donaldson muddied the water. Bret Baier has not only given me a clear understanding of those three days in Moscow but has broadened my understanding of the life of Mr. Reagan and many of the top people in government at the time. Mr. Baier narrates the Book in a smooth, professional manner. And, a nice addition for those of us who go the audio route, is that we get to hear President Reagan give his Moscow speech in its entirety at the end. I highly recommend this audio book.

  • ‘The Mission Was to Bring Down Bill O'Reilly’: The Final Days of a Fox News Superstar

  • By: Manuel Roig-Franzia, Ben Terris
  • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

O’Reilly has called the claims against him unfounded and Fox has remained a ratings force.

"‘The Mission Was to Bring Down Bill O'Reilly’: The Final Days of a Fox News Superstar" is from the April 21, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Manuel Roig-Franzia and Ben Terris and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is all about hate.

  • By Mary on 10-14-18

Guilty Until Proven Inocent

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

What disappointed you about ‘The Mission Was to Bring Down Bill O'Reilly’: The Final Days of a Fox News Superstar?

The issue of people being prosecuted in the news media.

What could Manuel Roig-Franzia and Ben Terris have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I feel it would have been a more enjoyable read...if it were not written. That probably sounds rather odd. The writing is top-level; they know what they are doing. My issue is that I feel that the only way we can ever know the truth in matters of this kind is to have two people in a courtroom, under oath. This never happened. So, we are left with people such as Bill O'Reilly and others being given their day in court in the Washington Post. He may be guilty. But, until it is hashed out in a courtroom, this, for me, will be just he said, she said. The reporting is useless to me, no matter how well written.

Have you listened to any of Sam Scholl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have never listened to Sam Scholl before, but I very much like his narration and hope to hear him again.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

  • American Ulysses

  • A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
  • By: Ronald C. White
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,835
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,820

A major new biography of the Civil War general and American president, by the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln. The dramatic story of one of America's greatest and most misunderstood military leaders and presidents, this is a major new interpretation of Ulysses S. Grant. Based on seven years of research with primary documents, some of them never tapped before, this is destined to become the Grant biography of our times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolutely Superb Work

  • By Michael J. Nardotti, Jr. on 11-05-16

Focusing The Lens Properly On Ulysses S. Grant

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Would you consider the audio edition of American Ulysses to be better than the print version?

I cannot say. I did not read the book. I listened to the audio. But, it would have to be assumed that the information contained within both are the same, and so I would endorse both.

What other book might you compare American Ulysses to and why?

I cannot think of another book, but it would have to be a book about a man (or woman) who had failed at life early on, and then, by extraordinary circumstances, turned that life around, only to face more hardships, but, through strength of character and noble conduct, made it successfully to the finish line, and, in doing so, occupying the hearts of his fellow countrymen.

What does Arthur Morey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Morey gives the reading good pacing and articulation, with a no-nonsense delivery. He speaks at a volume that, unlike some narrators (I will withhold names), does not require constant adjustment of the volume (congratulations to Mr. Morey and the production team for that). Since I did not read the book, I will simply state that having this on audio was critical for my ability to get through the book. The book is NOT boring, but it is long. My time is limited so listening at every opportunity (e.g., while driving my car) was essential to my ability to complete the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The man who saved a nation.

Any additional comments?

I am glad that I took the time to read (listen to) the book. I am in my sixth decade, and it is a shame, in my opinion, that I was not taught about this great leader, when I was in school. Without his leadership, there very well might not be a United States as we know it. Think about that...and, then think about World War II. Hitler would have, most likely, won. I am grateful to US Grant for his service to our nation.