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Carolina

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  • Buddhism for Beginners

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (271)

    Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

    Anna says: "Might be difficult for true beginners..."
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    Excellent book for people interested in learning about Buddhism. Jack Kornfield explains it all in a simple and inspiring way. Don't be put down by comments below about the way he speaks, you won't regret listening to this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Keith Richards
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley, Keith Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock-and-roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life....

    David says: "A rare insight into a rock legend"
    "Very interesting"
    Overall

    Interesting book to learn more about the life of a character such as KR. In terms of the narrators, I found that Jonny Deep was pretty good with the parts that he did, even though a bit monotone sometimes. Joe Hurley took a bit to get used to as he has a very strong accent, but he could really translate the personality of Keith Richards and that enriched the storey. I got a bit lost sometimes when he transitioned to different characters as it was not very clear all the time whether is was Keith talking or somebody else. Keith himself does the final chapters, and his english is not very clear, so I suppose it is good that he did not read the entire book. Overall, a very good audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Cherry Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (406)

    Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats.

    Geoff says: "Fantastic"
    "A bit boring"
    Overall

    I thought this book was going to deliver more than what it did. The story overall was not very exciting and at parts it became very confusing. I also had problems understanding the narrator sometimes as he portrayed some accents too strongly while making everyone sound a bit similar.
    The part I enjoyed was the author's descriptions of his surrounds and the characters. Overall not a bad book, but not very good either.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (193)

    John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

    Scott says: "Better than a Grisham novel"
    "It drags a bit towards the middle..."
    Overall

    Overall it is not a bad book. The story is interesting enough so that you really discover the killer right at the end, which is good. The problem is that the main character is so obsessed with one angle of the story through most of the book that it gets really anoying and boring and it drags a bit. In my view it is inconceivable that a normal person would not even consider alternatives to the facts, so the character made me feel like I was wasting my time. But through some perseverance I was surprised with an unexpected ending, which made the book worth it.
    Another point to consider is the poor editing of the audio, which lets trough too many saliva sounds from the narrator. I only listened to the book while driving as the soung got a bit muffled by the car engine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By S. G. MacLean
    • Narrated By Crawford Logan
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Banff in the 1620s. A man staggering down the street. He appears drunk, but he's been poisoned. The victim, and apothecary's apprentice, is discovered dead in Alexander Seaton's house, a fallen minister whose life lies in tatters after his affair with the Laird's daughter is discovered and he is cast out of the kirk in disgrace. When his friend is accused of the apprentice's murder, Alexander sets out to solve the crime and clear his friend's name.

    Carolina says: "Very interesting"
    "Very interesting"
    Overall

    As a big fan of this type of mystery story, I was delighted with this book. At about 1 hour from the end of the book I still had absolutely no idea of who had done it. That can't be said about many books.
    The thing that I did not like about it was the very strong scottish accent that Crawford Logan had for some charaters, as well as some arcaic scottish vocabulary that Shona MacLean used, to the point that I really did not understand what was being said amd missed many dialogs.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (665)

    Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists are murdered and Salander's fingerprints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable behaviour makes her the official suspect, but no-one can find her. Salander may be an expert at staying out of sight, but she also has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

    Joe says: "Excellent"
    "Incredible Suspense"
    Overall

    This book, and the series as well, is fantastic. It gets you locked up from beginning to end. The narrator also does a wonderful job. I recomend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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