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Rob

Auburn Hills, MI, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 9 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 553 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • The Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1572)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (790)

    Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

    Ted says: "WHOA! This was totally good!"
    "You can't loose with this one!"
    Overall

    What a great story!. I couldn't wait to get back to listening to it. I ususally just listen in my car during my commute, but this time I was listening to it when I got home. Great characters and an excellent 2nd story line(kind of Law&Order like). Just when you think you figured it out, they give another twist. You can't loose with this one. And last but not least, it's Scott Brick doing the reading and he just makes it even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fountainhead

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3140)
    Performance
    (1826)
    Story
    (1852)

    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    Zachary says: "The Fountainhead"
    "2nd Only to Atlas"
    Overall

    I recently discovered Ayn Rand recently, and listened to Atlas Shrugged, and it was the best book I have read or listened to. I read Fountainhead next not expecting it to be anything as good as Atlas, but it was just about as great. It's different but similar, a little quieter but just as thought provoking. Such a range of characters. Is it coincident between the two books, the two main ladies have a name that start with D, and the two main men have the initials HR?

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5528)
    Performance
    (3479)
    Story
    (3504)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Incredible Story! Thought Provking!"
    Overall

    What an incredible story. Clearly the best book I have listened to, all 63 hours. Such a great story integrated with her philosophies. I couldn't wait to get back to listening to the book. It's hard to believe this was written back in the 50's. It's timeless. It could have been written for today. You can not go wrong by listening to Atlas Shrugged. And of course the bonus is, it narrated by Scott Brick!

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2469)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (503)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Debbie McKelvey says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Excellent Story"
    Overall

    You can't loose. This was a great story! Very captivating. A very good reader. A number of interesting twists and story lines. I couldn't wait to get back to listening it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blasphemy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1153)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (268)

    The world's biggest supercollider is locked in an Arizona mountain. The Torus was built to unlock the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven?

    carl801 says: "This makes"
    "Good Story but..."
    Overall

    The story is good and intriguing. It's right up there with other good thrillers that are creative with coming up with stories one would never think of.
    But, yes there is a but, the reader Scott Sowers has a good voice when he is using his natural voice for the main character, but when he has to put on a different voice for other characters the voice was very annoying. I found many of the voices were either a derative of some one fom Bill & Ted's Excllent adventure, or the voice sounded like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.
    I almost stopped listening early on, but like I said the story is good and I toughed it out, and it was worth while.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gina Kolata
    • Narrated By Gina Kolata
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    Feeling feverish, tired, or achy? Listening to Gina Kolata's engrossing account of the 1918 Influenza epidemic is sure to give you the chills. A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and considers what can be done to prevent it.

    L. says: "Disappointed"
    "What a way to start!"
    Overall

    For ewhat ever reason, I chose this book as my first ever audio book. What a way to start. For a guy who loves watching Discovery, this book was kind of like that.

    Losts of medical / science talk, but told in away to be very understanding. I was never lost.
    The story shared some great insite into historical events, and gives you a very good insider story into today's disease control.

    I was never bored, the reader is easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (207)

    On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered, the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer, who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker, has more murders planned in the hours to come.

    Laura says: "Another great puzzle!"
    "Worth the buy"
    Overall

    One of my first buys, and it really delivered. Lots of intrigue and twists and turns. You can't go wrong.

    Always kept my attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Errors and Omissions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Paul Goldstein
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Meet Michael Seeley, defender of artists' rights, take-no-prisoners intellectual property litigator, and a man on the brink of personal and career collapse. So when United Pictures virtually demands that he fly out to Hollywood to confirm legally that they own the rights to their corporate cash-cow franchise of Spykiller films, he has little choice but to comply.

    D Jay says: "Big Disappointment"
    "Fell asleep"
    Overall

    I tried real hard to listen to this and give it a chance. but I just couldn't take it anymore. I was so bored. I gave up after an hour.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13492)
    Performance
    (5895)
    Story
    (5972)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "A Jewel of a story."
    Overall

    What a great jewel of a story to find. I'm new to Audio and I was just browsing all the lists. This caught my eye for some reason, and I can't believe how it paid off. I'm usually into thrillers and cops, but this was just like watching a good old b&w movie, one where you just feel great when it is over.

    The two periods in time, are done really well, and the readers are great.

    I couldn't wait to get back into the car and get the story back on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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