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  • Moby Dick

  • Written by: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-03

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-04-03

Being much older now then when first exposed to Moby Dick I think I have learned a few things.

  • The Forgotten Soldier

  • Written by: Guy Sajer
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing book

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-02

Incredible To Hear

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-15

50% of the problem is there are lines on an imaginary map, the other 50% is there are people willing to defend these fantasies.

  • Rick Mercer Final Report

  • Written by: Rick Mercer
  • Narrated by: Rick Mercer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction - but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked Canada. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report - the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show - would be the last. This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a must for any mercer fan

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-23

I Was Expecting

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-30

more of a story. I guess it was title that misled me. I always noticed his rants were common sense.

  • The Crusades

  • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
  • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-18

Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed

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Reviewed: 2019-01-03

One thousand years later, and again war in Syria. War and depravity over a city, Jerusalem. And of course jihad....My favorite quote from Einstein is "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones". I believe the humankind "kill-switch" is ingrained within our 23 chromosomes, and regardless of the stated reason, man really needs to kill other people. If death is not final, a warrior has nothing to lose. If this warrior believes that there is someplace glorious when he dies then it makes sense (to fight). But it is not about religion, it is about that impulse, that dark, dark impulse. People who are born with the "gift of gab", have always been able to talk people into crusades. People who are born with other gifts, are always willing to listen, and in fact seek out such people. i.e. (Hitler and Germans, and lately Trump and Americans). The only thing that has really changed, is the weapons..

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  • Common Ground: Exclusive Edition

  • Written by: Justin Trudeau
  • Narrated by: Justin Trudeau, Colm Feore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Justin Trudeau has spent his life in the public eye. From the moment he was born, the first son of an iconic prime minister and his young wife, Canadians have witnessed the highs and the lows, sharing in his successes and mourning with him during tragic times. But few beyond Justin's closest circle have heard his side of his unique journey. Now, in Common Ground, Justin Trudeau reveals how the events of his life have influenced him and formed the ideals that drive him today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very intersting book!

  • By Peter on 2018-09-14

I Will Vote Liberal As Long As Justin Is Leader

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-26

An incredible story. I often wondered growing up what it was like growing up in that neighborhood, It is hard to do. I totally get how Justin has refused to live at Sussex Avenue. And that he legalized weed. Wow.

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  • The Briefing

  • Politics, the Press, and the President
  • Written by: Sean Spicer
  • Narrated by: Sean Spicer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

For more than two decades, Sean Spicer had been a respected political insider, working as a campaign and communications strategist. But in December 2016, he got the call of a lifetime. President-elect Donald J. Trump had chosen him to be the White House press secretary. And life hasn’t been the same since. When he accepted the job, Spicer was far from a household name. But then he walked into the bright lights of the briefing room, and the cameras started rolling. His every word was scrutinized. Every movement was parodied. Every detail became a meme. And that’s just the public side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mainstream Media

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-19

Mainstream Media

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Have had their collective butts handed to them by this President. As opposed to "wagging the dog" this is an about face, in politics. With the way people get their information (not newspapers anymore), and even an apparent President who "Tweets" all the time, I had always thought Sean had the worst job in the world, but having listened to his story, I began to appreciate all that he did behind the scenes. A must read for any Trump haters, to get the blood boiling so as to bring social media to a point in our world where we do not believe everything the media says. Well written.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,633

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, as expected!

  • By FuzzySquirrel on 2018-01-04

An Excellent Children's Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-26

An easy listen, and definitely a book in its day for teens. I do remember both my children reading this series.

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    Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    13 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • Written by: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: James Frain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society. More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this is a perfect classic novel,

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reading was excellent, and the story is a classic

  • By Kyle on 2019-01-27

A Classic (In all formats)

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-07

A classic that is as enjoyable listening too, as it was reading years ago. I also remember the Disney movie version.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • Written by: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Reader

  • By Emily Bright Kennedy on 2018-02-04

Exquisite And Delicious

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-03

This is the first time that I listened to this work, having read it fifteen times. A work of awareness, in spite of it all.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • Written by: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A couple of flat spots but otherwise great..

  • By Paul on 2018-02-12

In every war

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-28

the first casualty is the truth. The victor writes the history. I cannot believe that so few, caused so much damage. German casualties were approximately six million people. Having lost the first world war why did the British and French allow the Nazi's to grow, and in fact invade Poland. Perhaps one of the biggest losers in WW2, the Russians, have kept close to themselves why the Germans invaded. Perhaps this is why the British (monarchy) allowed the German military to reach its level of preparedness. Chamberlain was not the pushover history dictates. I am of the opinion that Hitler told Chamberlain that he was going east, not west. As history has dictated our conflicts with Russia still to this date goes on. Hitlers megalomania and Goering's exaggerated overconfidence, led the German military west first. So why believe you can win a two front war, a world war, remains the main question?