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  • Kim

  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An "Auspicious" Listen

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-12

An "Auspicious" Listen

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Reviewed: 2019-01-12

Very nice story -- solid literature from Kipling, superb narration from Sam Dastor. Don't waste your time on thrillers when there's wholesome classics like this to "acquire merit" by!

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • Written by: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 120
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    5 out of 5 stars 110
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    5 out of 5 stars 111

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unreal Story

  • By phillip on 2019-01-24

Worth 5 Credits

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Reviewed: 2019-01-01

Probably the best book I have listened to this year. More than worth the credit.

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • Written by: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    5 out of 5 stars 51

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely powerful story

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-18

Extremely powerful story

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Reviewed: 2018-04-18

This book now ranks very high on my list of personal favourites. One of the most compelling stories of courage and loyalty I've ever read. Even more successfully than other SEAL books, Lone Survivor imparts to the reader a profound impression of the loyalty each SEAL has to the brothers of his team. The narrator is also excellent, making the best of the sometimes repetitive vernacular. My only regret is the volume of offensive language -- I would not listen to this with my family, but everybody really should read this book.

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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • Written by: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Herriot title!

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-29

Another excellent Herriot title!

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Reviewed: 2017-12-29

Working through the Herriot series, enjoyed this one just like the others! This narrator adds so much to the story, mimicking the different Yorkshire accents beautifully.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • Written by: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 15
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    5 out of 5 stars 15

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and still relevant today

  • By Damian Hind on 2018-09-19

Beautiful narration of an excellent story.

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Reviewed: 2017-12-09

This reader brings superb dimension to one of my favourite authors! I'm starting the next one right away!