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  • Waterloo

  • The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,911

From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a close run thing!

  • By carl801 on 05-13-15

A droll book about a distant war.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The author reads this book and he is as dull sounding as his writing. I'm sure this is more interesting to someone who reads books on battles and war. I was hoping for something a little less war and more about what led up to it and what were the effects.

  • Beyond Belief

  • My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
  • By: Jenna Miscavige Hill
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,521

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology

  • By Tim on 02-07-13

the true story of a child caught in Scientology

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

A true story of a child who got caught in the twisted realm of Scientology. Her parents all but abandoned her and her uncle manipulated those around her to keep her in the sect. She has a very accepting attitude but is head strong leading to many punishments. Though she goes through many trials she triumphs in the end as does her whole family.
The story is well told and engaging. A good listen.

  • Farewell My Lovely

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,386

Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fond Farewell

  • By Ian C Robertson on 10-21-15

Good old time mystery.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Coppers(police),private dicks (private eye), dames(not ladies) and black men(nigger) all play a role. No one is really what they seem. Follow the money and the jewels to this noir genre tale.

  • Ordinary Grace

  • By: William Kent Krueger
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,208

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

  • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

Some mention of God, but not too preachy.

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

An interesting story about a boy during a rough time in his and his family's life.

  • The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse

  • A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Leann Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats - Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot - as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving. But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing - and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian, Syrah, is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping. Spurred by Chablis and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates - and discovers more missing cats and a murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Whodunnit Story

  • By GameMaker on 12-12-14

a little simplistic for me.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

story was ok but didn't really have much in the way of clues. nice enough characters but would be good for younger adult readers.

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,982

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader

  • By Steven on 10-19-05

lots of good plot twists.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

From scumbag lawyer to hero, and lots of creepy characters and crummy cops in between.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,043
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,618

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Had some major plot twists

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Really enjoyed this story. A couple of major plot twists. Story didn't go where I thought it would.

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,993

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Aesop's fables in modern form<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

A new take on Aesop' fables with lots of good lessons to learn. enjoyable tale.

  • A Man of Some Repute

  • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,100

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good "pseudo" golden age mystery

  • By Jerri C on 10-18-15

A very British mystery-mist, fog, horse, castle.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

A very British mystery about a missing Earl. believable characters, plausible plot, and just a bit of British romance.

  • At Home

  • A Short History of Private Life
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165

Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful Bryson

  • By Tina on 10-23-10

Love Bill Bryson, but....

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

If you could sum up At Home in three words, what would they be?

Not the best

If you’ve listened to books by Bill Bryson before, how does this one compare?

We love Bill Brysons books and audiobooks. This one is not as good as some of the others.