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  • The Road Out of Hell

  • Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
  • By: Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
  • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles. His nephew, Sanford Clark, was held captive there from the age of 13 to 15, and was the sole surviving victim of the killing spree. Here, acclaimed crime writer Anthony Flacco - using never-before-heard information from Sanford’s son Jerry Clark - tells the real story behind the case that riveted the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving

  • By JanMarie on 23-02-15

Incredible story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I did wonder if such a tragic story would be too hard to read but it has been written with such care and sensitivity that i need not have worried.

And the narration was brilliantly engaging.

  • Just Mercy

  • A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 108

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving stories about Justice and mercy.

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-08-16

Humbling beyond words

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-17

An amazing book. The highs and lows described are beyond anything most of us will experience in our lifetime and I am filled with admiration for this author.

  • Adnan's Story

  • The Case That Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Nichola Loveland on 19-09-16

Great telling of a huge injustice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-16

Any additional comments?

Even having listened to all the Serial and Undisclosed podcasts there is still more to learn here. Rabia's voice makes listening really easy and the book flows well.

This may be Adnan's Story but it is also the story of a special person who would not let injustice go unchallenged.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Co-Creating at Its Best

  • A Conversation Between Master Teachers
  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
  • Narrated by: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Esther Hicks
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91

What happens when you bring together one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers of all time and the Master Sages of the Universe? A magical, insightful, invigorating encounter you will never forget! Before a live audience in Anaheim, California, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not greater than the sum of the parts

  • By Chris on 14-03-15

Not greater than the sum of the parts

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-15

Would you try another book written by Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks or narrated by Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks ?

Have enjoyed books by both authors but no, i will not be trying any others with them both.

What was most disappointing about Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks ’s story?

Dyer being CONSTANTLY interrupted by Hicks.

What didn’t you like about Wayne W. Dyer and Esther Hicks ’s performance?

Dyer being CONSTANTLY interrupted by Hicks.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Co-Creating at Its Best?

Interruptions

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Inside the Kingdom

  • By: Robert Lacey
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced 16 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammad over a thousand years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting.

  • By M on 28-07-16

Good book but shame about narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-11

While the subject matter was very interesting I found myself so distracted by the slow, broken narration that I could not finish the book.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Reality UFO Series

  • The Travis Walton Story
  • By: Travis Walton
  • Narrated by: Travis Walton
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

On November 5th, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountains of northeastern Arizona observed a strange, unusually bright light in the sky. Travis Walton, recklessly left the safety of their truck to take a closer look at the object. Here, he relates in his own words the best-documented account of alien-UFO abduction yet recorded.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrendous Sound Quality

  • By Chris on 08-01-09

Horrendous Sound Quality

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-09

The sound quality of this recording is so bad it makes listening painful. The format is of a talk given to a group of people but their coughs and shuffling noises (in what sounds like a village hall) drown out much of what is said. I feel I should get my money back!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Labyrinth

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 384

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

July 1209: In Carcassonne, a sixteen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although she cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long and Laborious

  • By A Genealogist on 10-01-07

Hugely disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-08

Hugely disappointing, badly written, dreadful narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful