The relationship between science and the military is thousands of years old. This fascinating audiobook connects the two with regard to the contemporary world, discussing how the universe is being used for industry and government power. DeGrasse Tyson reads the introduction, and he does a terrific job. He has a silky, deep voice, and he paces himself well. He could credibly... Read More
Listeners are in for a change of scenery in the latest Sheriff Longmire mystery, and despite the title, it's the dusty heat of the Mexican desert. George Guidall, the longtime narrator of the series, captures Longmire's sense of urgency from the outset. Cady, Longmire's beloved and feisty daughter, has been kidnapped by the baddest of the bad Mexican drug lords, Tomas Bodarte.... Read More
Bill Cunningham was something like a secular monk whose high church was fashion. The joy with which he pursued his devotions is so contagious and charming that not only is this a delightful listen, it is a life lesson in how to celebrate creation. This memoir covers his early career as a milliner long before his career-capping photographic stint as the NEW YORK TIMES'... Read More
Actor Sally Field, who has won two Academy Awards, delivers a powerhouse performance of her first memoir. Her aging timbre doesn't detract from the sensitivity that her personal narration brings to the story of her troubled childhood, early television roles, and ultimate success as a sophisticated and well-modulated actor and producer. In many respects, Field states, the volume... Read More
Dion Graham expressively narrates this mind-bending departure from Walter Mosley, best known for his Easy Rawlins detective series. The story features a history professor named John Woman, who has a mysterious past involving a hidden crime. As a teen, Woman was named Cornelius Jones. When his father's health declines and his father's boss is murdered, young Cornelius assumes... Read More
To write a good history, the author must be scholarly and a good storyteller. In this case, the author is both, and that makes this work on presidential leadership eminently suited to audio. The four men profiled--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson--differed greatly in what shaped their leadership styles. The audio publisher chose to use... Read More
As both author and narrator, Tim Federle delivers a wholly satisfying conclusion to his funny, smart, heartwarming Nate series. When Nate returns to Jankburg, Pennsylvania, after appearing on Broadway, he's sure that his freshman year of high school is going to be awful. After all, he's a boy who likes musicals (and, secretly, other boys)--and no one back home except his best... Read More
This extraordinary collaboration between the Booker Prize-winning novelist Pat Barker and superb narrators Kristin Atherton and Michael Fox reimagines the passionate, bloody, mythic Trojan War of Homer's ILIAD. Once begun, you will want to abandon everything to spend time with Fox's "Great" Achilles (aka The Butcher) and Atherton's Briseis, a Trojan queen become his bed-slave.... Read More
This engaging audiobook demonstrates that, despite the passage of nearly two generations, new Holocaust stories continue to emerge. Richard Armitage is a superb narrator whose performance here is among his best. Heather Morris bases her book on the story of Holocaust survivor Ludwig Sokolov, who was taken to Auschwitz and given the job of tattooing numbers on every prisoner.... Read More
This memorable audiobook takes a young slave from captivity to freedom as narrator Dion Graham wrings every heartfelt emotion from the story. Edugyan's work embodies the fear and brutality of 1800s slavery, using beautifully turned phrases and clear-eyed observations--which Graham takes to another level--to give voice to the horror and high adventure of Washington Black's life.... Read More
Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands as DI Jimmy Perez and his senior colleague and love interest, Willow Reeves, investigate the murder of a young nanny, Emma Shearer. Blyth's Scottish and English accents bring to life the interesting and troubled inhabitants of the insular, gossipy village of Deltaness. There, incomers... Read More
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