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  • The Wild Trees

  • A Story of Passion and Daring
  • By: Richard Preston
  • Narrated by: Richard Preston
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

The biggest redwood trees are over 1,000 years old, rising more than 35 stories in what's left of the once-vast, ancient redwood forest. Believed to be impossible to ascend, these majestic giants have remained unexplored until recently, when a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists discovered a lost, dangerous, and hauntingly beautiful world high above California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Cris on 10-27-07

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-10

This is an engaging, exciting audio book about a subject I had never even considered, prior to this work. The author delves into the lives of the individuals, weaving between the science of the trees, and the humanity that surrounds them.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zoo Story

  • Life in the Garden of Captives
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Welcome to the savage and surprising world of Zoo Story, an unprecedented account of the secret life of a zoo and its inhabitants, both animal and human. Based on six years of research, the book follows a handful of unforgettable characters at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: an alpha chimp with a weakness for blondes, a ferocious tiger who revels in Obsession perfume, and a brilliant but tyrannical CEO known as El Diablo Blanco.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Katherine on 09-02-10

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-10

This is one of my favorite audible books, ever. The author offers a balanced, well researched point of view, written with great style and affection for the subject. The reader is superb as well, showing feeling for the subject.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Fatally Flaky

  • By: Diane Mott Davidson
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

It's been a long, rainy summer for Goldy Schulz, who is engaged in planning wedding receptions for what seems to be all of Aspen Meadow. It's bad enough that Billie Attenborough, the bride from hell, wants to move the location to the Gold Gulch Spa just a scant two days before tying the knot to her doctor fiance. Then Doc Finn, best friend of Goldy's godfather Jack, is killed when his car tumbles into a ravine. But Jack thinks Doc was murdered because of research he was doing at the spa....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Goldie is fun, and fun is all you get

  • By K.D. Keenan on 06-14-09

Odd Audio...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-10

This audio book was, well... odd. The producers cut in what sounded like 80's elevator music at the chapter changes, and faded them out while the narration began. I like this series- it isn't brilliant, but brilliance isn't what I am looking for in "theme mysteries". They just have to be fun. This was ok, but I probably will avoid the audio versions of this series in the future- the production quirks were a distraction.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful