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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Consistently good series

Would you listen to Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 9 again? Why?

Probably...some time in the future.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 9?

Too many to list.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've heard quite of few of these volumes. All good in my opinion. Especially liked they way they use different narrators for variety. Nice touch.

Any additional comments?

Surprised to see some did not like the narrators. Different strokes, I guess. The sample should help you decide for yourself.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Rags to Riches and Life with the stars

What made the experience of listening to My Life in Focus the most enjoyable?

Just a very good and true story of a kind of Italian Horatio Alger. Went from sleeping in the hallway of his parents house to living with the greatest stars of the time...Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Life in Focus?

His visit with Princess Grace and Prince Ranier

Have you listened to any of James Killavey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

One of my favorite narrators. Did his usual good job which could not have been easy. Lots of tough names and places as well as a smattering of Italian.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were moments of both. Some very funny true stories but...without giving any spoilers..the author had some real tragedies in his life.

Any additional comments?

Finished the whole thing in two days. It usually takes a week for a book of this size but this one made it hard to stop. Excellent.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-16

Terrific Story

Would you listen to Flury again? Why?

Yes. Perfect winter story with a bit of everything...love, suspense, the supernatural, the unbelievable....but...you believe!

What other book might you compare Flury to and why?

Claus: Legend of the Fat Man....same author...and just as good.

Which scene was your favorite?

Too many too list.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Ditto

Any additional comments?

Probably the second best book I've ever listened too...and I've listened to hundreds.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-16

Fascinating

Where does The China Study rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top one quarter

What did you like best about this story?

Amazing information.

What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Did a nice job.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Game changer for me and my family....am really going to change the way we eat.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-16

Great behind the scenes look

If you could sum up Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011 in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, Heroes, Proud

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of the astronauts.

Have you listened to any of James Killavey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have heard many of his books...one of my favorite narrators ...however...not everyone feels that way so...Listen to the sample to be sure.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

WHEELS STOP: GREATNESS ACHIEVED

Any additional comments?

Loved the many interviews and anecdotes that you would not get just from watching TV or reading a straight history.

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64 of 65 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-15

Be Warned

What made the experience of listening to The Dragon Enters the most enjoyable?

Good story...but seemed somewhat incomplete...Like it was part of a longer book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main Dragon..forget his name.

Have you listened to any of James Killavey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's one of my favorite narrator's and did his usual good job.

Any additional comments?

Be warned that...the sex scenes are quite explicit. Not for the prudish or those easily offended.

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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-15

Audio even better

Where does Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bomber Pilot: A Memoir of World War II?

raid in Poland.

What about James Killavey’s performance did you like?

Enjoyed it very much. Good narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of each.

Any additional comments?

I read this book a while back and liked it so much I decided to listen, as well.
If anything...the audio version is better. Get that sense of "being there" more.

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45 of 46 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-15

One of the best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes...I've read many such books and this is close to the top.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author.

What about James Killavey’s performance did you like?

Everything...good reader.

If you could take any character from 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The author...sounds life a very interesting guy..if he is still alive.

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30 of 31 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-15

Page turner

If you could sum up Serial Date in three words, what would they be?

Good strong woman

Which character – as performed by James Killavey – was your favorite?

For a man, he did a surprisingly good job with Leine..and the many other characters.

Any additional comments?

Excellent book..hope it's just the first of a series.

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23 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Five stars in two areas

What made the experience of listening to Torn by the Sun the most enjoyable?

I love a good romance and I'm also a history buff.

What did you like best about this story?

Very real characters, good dialogue and historically very accurate.

Which scene was your favorite?

At the end...Can say no more without giving it away.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Quite a few moments, actually.

Any additional comments?

Reader did a very nice job.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful