Showing results by narrator "George Guidall"

Categories

Bios & Memoirs

20 results
Sort by
    • Night

    • By: Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,736
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A haunting reminder...

    • By Ryan on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Love Thy Neighbor

    • A Story of War
    • By: Peter Maass
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Peter Maass went to the Balkans as a reporter at the height of the nightmarish war there, but this audiobook is not traditional war reportage. Maass examines how an ordinary Serb could wake up one morning and shoot his neighbor, once a friend - then rape that neighbor's wife. He conveys the desperation that makes a Muslim beg the United States to bomb his own city in order to end the misery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing? Enlightening? Educational?

    • By Joseph Stancic on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Outwitting History

    • The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
    • By: Aaron Lansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Recipient of the MacArthur “genius” fellowship and founder of the National Yiddish Book Center, Lansky recounts his efforts to rescue the world’s abandoned Yiddish-language books before they pass out of existence. Outwitting History follows Lansky’s far-flung travels and features the engaging men and women he meets along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I laughed, I cried

    • By BabsD on 08-05-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cronkite

    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America". Yet this very public figure was a remarkably private man. Drawing on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. Brinkley traces Cronkite's story from his roots in Missouri and Texas through the Great Depression, to World War II, when he gained notice reporting with Allied troops, and on, following his illustrious career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Giants

    • By Brian on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Chasing the Last Laugh

    • Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Mark Twain, the highest-paid writer in America in 1894, was also one of the nation's worst investors. "There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate," he wrote. "When he can't afford it and when he can." The publishing company Twain owned was failing; his investment in a typesetting device was bleeding red ink. After losing hundreds of thousands of dollars back when a beer cost a nickel, he found himself neck-deep in debt. His heiress wife, Livy, took the setback hard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Master Storyteller

    • By Jean on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Displaced Persons

    • Growing Up American After the Holocaust
    • By: Joseph Berger
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In this eloquent and glorious memoir, New York Times reporter Joseph Berger reflects upon his days growing up in Manhattan’s Upper West Side following World War II. Berger and his family, Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust, arrived in New York in 1950. Their fascinating story of adaptation in a strange, new world speaks universally of the trials millions of American immigrants have faced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best type of memoir

    • By SF girl on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Allies

    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin - the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders - aligned to win World War II and created a new world order.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-26-19
    • Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II
    • By: Winston Groom
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Stanton

    • Lincoln's War Secretary
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes" such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln's assassination.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bad narrator can ruin a good book

    • By cathy on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Tried by War

    • Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    As we approach the bicentennial of Lincoln'sbirth in 2009, this work provides a genuinely novel, even timely, view of the most written about figure in our history. Tried by War offers a revelatory portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. How Lincoln overcame feckless generals, fickle public opinion, and his own paralyzing fears is a story at once suspenseful and inspiring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Read

    • By Chris Morin on 03-21-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Youngest Science

    • Notes of a Medicine Watcher
    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In this partially autobiographical work, best-selling author Lewis Thomas offers insights on subjects as wide-ranging as gender differences, how it feels to be a patient, human vs. computer intelligence, the future of cancer research, and the longevity of the planet—interspersing all with charming anecdotes about his family, his colleagues and himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure enchantment. Excellence.

    • By Tamara on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sandhills Boy

    • The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Voted by his peers as the best Western writer of all time and honored with a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of such compelling tales as The Good Old Boys. A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly boring

    • By Jim on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.67

    • The Osama bin Laden I Know

    • An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader
    • By: Peter L. Bergen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Osama bin Laden I Know is the definitive history of the world's most wanted man. Author Peter Bergen is CNN's terrorism analyst and an acclaimed journalist who actually spent time with bin Laden prior to the events of September 11, 2001. The book features interviews with people from each stage of bin Laden's life, from childhood to the present day, and reveals both formative moments and intimate details that reveal his character and personality.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Robert on 04-28-06

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Netanyahu Years

    • Translated by Ora Cummings
    • By: Ben Caspit
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A portrait of the current Israeli prime minister, one of Israel's more noticeable leaders in recent decades. Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as prime minister of Israel, the longest serving prime minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reporting marred by minor editorializing

    • By Sox Fan on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Leonard Bernstein Letters

    • By: Nigel Simone (editor)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician - a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals ( West Side Story), symphonies ( Age of Anxiety), choral works ( Chichester Psalms), film scores ( On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this audiobook is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Roads

    • Driving America's Great Highways
    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry sets out in Roads on an automotive odyssey exploring America's highways and the culture that has grown up on either side of them. Crisscrossing America in search of the present, the past and himself, McMurtry's route is also his destination.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • like riding around with your grumpy grandfather

    • By Jonathan on 05-07-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Welcome to Putingrad

    • By: Franz J. Sedelmayer, John Weisman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At age 26 Franz Sedelmayer went to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he built a successful police supply and training company. One of his biggest supporters was St. Petersburg's young deputy mayor, Vladimir Putin. Putin and Franz bonded. But when Franz's company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin, Putin did nothing to help his friend. Franz sued for damages. He won, but Russia - and its new President, Vladimir Putin - refused to pay. But Franz persevered, and he won: he foreclosed on Russian properties in Europe. Incredibly, Franz is the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin's Russia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great information and story

    • By Plundered treasure on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Django

    • World's Greatest Guitarist
    • By: Bonnie Christensen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From extreme poverty in a gypsy camp, through a debilitating injury, Django Reinhardt overcame tremendous obstacles to become a world-renowned, much beloved and highly acclaimed jazz guitarist. This production captures the spirit of the man, his music and his inspiring life story.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Loving Jesus

    • By: Mother Teresa
    • Narrated by: George Guidall, Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa humbly accepted it on behalf of the poorest of the poor to whom she joyfully dedicated her life. Truly a saint for the 20th century, she taught compassion not only for the sick and destitute, but also for the lonely, neglected, and unappreciated who surround us every day.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Investigator

    • Fifty Years of Uncovering the Truth
    • By: Terry Lenzner
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The Investigator is an extraordinary, wide-ranging, and singular career memoir from Washington insider Terry Lenzner, who has been first to investigate and uncover the truths behind some of the most intriguing world events and news stories of the past 50 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inside look at some major events

    • By Jeanne on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Draw

    • A Memoir
    • By: Lee Siegel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hoping to make a killing in New Jersey real estate, the author's father, Monroe Siegel, takes a draw from his employer against unearned commission. When the recession hits in the 1970s, Monroe finds himself owing a small fortune to his firm. He sinks toward divorce and bankruptcy, while Lola, Lee's mother, suffers a nervous breakdown that turns her into a different person. Shamed and enraged by his father's fate, Lee grows up wondering what society owes a person who has failed materially but preserved his humanity.

    Regular price: $24.49