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Moby Dick review

Written By CCB
Moby Dick

Loved the book!

Rating: 10 out of 10

Great Story

Written By John Jointer
Play Dead

This is a great story with a really great beginning. David Rosenfelt seems to start all of his stories with a humorous diversion that leads into the story proper. And 'Play Dead' is no exception. This time out, he has delivered a wonderful tale that is filled with humorous dialog reflecting his characters inner most thoughts, attitudes and personality. Well worth listening to.

Rating: 8 out of 10

A Cautionary Tale For Grooms to Be

Written By Bruce
Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures

This is a truly timeless volume of lectures that every chap should listen to and study well prior to popping the 'question'. For if he chooses wrong ... a Mrs. Caudle he will get.

Rating: 8 out of 10

What a voice!!

Written By BeeJ
Play Dead

Grover Gardner is the same narrator who did another book I reviewed (The Cask of Amontillado), but this is the first David Rosenfelt / Grover Gardner combination I have heard. His voice is so PERFECT for the way this Northern New Jersey lawyer was written. Even the Acknowledgments at the end are so very Andy Carpenter. And the hook of the golden retriever angle is great. I would recommend it to both Trial Junkies, and Dog Lovers. I can't wait to start the other

Rating: 10 out of 10

Amontillado - a vintage to die for!

Written By BeeJ
The Cask Of Amontillado

It may not be narrated by a Vincent-Price-y voice, but Grover Gardner definitely pulls off a suitably creepy performance, as much by the fact that he doesn't over-play or make a parody of the insanity of the narrating character. They understood subtlety so much better back then ...

Rating: 8 out of 10

A Classic Among Classics

Written By John Jointer
The Time Machine

I love this book. The timeless nature of the story allows us to suspend our natural disbelief, and roll ourselves into the story and enjoy every minute of it. HG Wells provides a vision of the future that reflects the values of his reality and expresses it in terms that really entertain. The fabric of the story and the way it is told, apart from a few minor technological inconsistencies, leads one to believe it could have been written today. The narration by Roy Trumbull is the keystone that brings this book to life, and provides hours of truly enjoyable entertainment. If you only ever read one classic, whether you are Eloy or Morloch, this has to be it.

Rating: 10 out of 10

There Is Still No Answer

Written By Trinity
Is Mars Habitable?

This is a very timely work since we are again in the age of Martian exploration. As the title suggests this book is about the controversy that was brewing in the late 1800s early 1900s as to weather there was actually life on Mars. The work specifically is a counter to a publication by Mr. Percival Lowell. Who in a previous book suggested that Mars remarkably similar to earth and that it has abundant macro life on it surface not to mention running water and an ancient civilization. The work is well though out and all the arguments are backed up using the most up to date astronomical discoveries and theories of the time. It is surprising given the resources and the stat of technology of the time exactly how much the author got right. At least from the point of view of the knowledge we have today. Altogether a very enjoyable book.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Those Who Do Not Study History Are Bound To Repeat It

Written By Bruce
Indian Frontier Policy : An Historical Sketch

While listening to this volume I had to keep reminding myself that it was written over a hundred and fifty years ago. It seems that the problems that the British encountered in dealing with the situation on the ground in Afghanistan then are very similar if not the same as the NATO forces find them selfs faced with today. Even some of the players are the same, so much so that what continually comes to mind while listening to it is the old saying 'those who do not study history are bound to repeat it'

Rating: 7 out of 10

I LLLOOOOVVVEEE this recording!!

Written By BeeJ
Scaramouche

I read the book itself back in my 20's (the size is on par with an unabridged Count of Monte Cristo). It is fantastic both to be listening to a voice worthy of the text, but also to be able to "get my reading fix" while still making advances on the housework front (washing dishes and so forth)

Rating: 10 out of 10

The Martians Are Coming!!!

Written By John Jointer
The War of the Worlds

This is a classic story of the Martian attack on the Earth. HG has included a good deal of geographic detail in the telling of the story. Although you don't a map of England or London to enjoy it, an understanding of the area lends a better feel to the story. This is a wonderful story, well worth the time.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Absolutley Hillarious... A must Read

Written By John Jointer
A Modest Proposal

This is wholly and totally hilarious. When I started listening, I was also working on the computer, but within minutes, I was laughing so hard, I just had to stop. Clearly, the author has a very unique solution to the social and economic problems that could easily be a model for the situation the world finds itself in today. You have to listen...

Rating: 10 out of 10

Fun For Kids, Favorite Stories

Written By John Jointer
The Golden Goose Book

Rachel', 3 years old, loves this book above all others. Specifically, the story of the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. She plays them over and over (and over...) and always comes back to them after all other stories. The ability to just pick the stories out of the book using the Table Of Content provides easy access that she can do herself. A great book, and fantastic audiobook technology. A staple in our favorites and retained bookmarks. She also has a bookmark for all these stories on the Desktop... She can just drag-n-drop them. An absolute and amazing Godsend.

Rating: 7 out of 10

Amazing Reading of the First Sherlock Holmes Story

Written By John Jointer
A Study in Scarlet

This is the first of a series of Sherlock Holmes stories. It introduces both Holmes and his firm right hand, Dr. John Watson and how they came together to from the now famous team. Our impressions and imagination are focused through the eyes of Dr. Watson, as the story is written as seen through his eyes. This classic is well read and very rewarding. This is a great adventure, and time well spent.

Rating: 9 out of 10


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