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Sinan

Amman, Jordan | Member Since 2009

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  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter: Dexter, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (322)

    Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

    Chris says: "Excellent Thriller"
    "Great Entertainer"
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    What did you love best about Darkly Dreaming Dexter?

    It shows you that you can actually like a serial killer personality! hehe
    Nothing mind provoking; just entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Autobiography of a Yogi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paramahansa Yogananda
    • Narrated By Ben Kingsley
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (486)

    When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

    Peter A. says: "One of the finest books on Spirituality ever"
    "Full of bulls***!!!!!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    It's basically this guy who tells stories of miracles that Yoga practitioners were able to do (including blessed self, of course), without ever explaining what is Yoga. He keeps mentioning "through special Yoga techniques" without mentioning what are those special techniques.

    I can't believe that Steve Jobs read this book once a year; it's in general superficial and has stories that would drive you nuts for how stupid they are.

    Do yourself a favor and just forget it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28411)
    Performance
    (22138)
    Story
    (22361)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "An unexpected stretch for The Hunger Games"
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    What did you love best about Mockingjay?

    I loved how it used the games but moved in a completely different direction.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Finnick Odair; can't say why or I'll ruin it for you.


    Any additional comments?

    If you read this book, you have to continue with Catching Fire (not self contained like The Hunger Games), but then Catching Fire is disappointing. If you don't like to be disappointed, don't read Mocking Jay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5033)
    Performance
    (2855)
    Story
    (2884)

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    Auban says: "If not for the narrator..."
    "Great, but not as great as 'Speaker for the Dead'"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the ending, but it has pretty good science fiction (although it goes too far at the end).
    A great aspect of the book is that it suggests a scenario of how religion can be a big lie and how everyone will become conditioned to believe it, even the top leaders of the religion themselves. In this case, someone made the lie and everyone then believed it and they were locked in a world were no one knows the truth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in Black

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Paul Ansdell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (323)

    Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

    Karen says: "good story and narration"
    "A very weak and uninteresting story"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing; this is not a small annoyance, the book is simply an amateur's work.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Xenocide by Orson Scott Card


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4006)
    Performance
    (2610)
    Story
    (2644)

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    Joanna says: "A quest for dreams come true"
    "Not more than a nice fable!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No; it is too simple. (can be good for small children)


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting: it slightly touched on the contact between cultures
    Least interesting: too superstitious


    What three words best describe Jeremy Irons???s performance?

    Nice; becomes boring.


    Did The Alchemist inspire you to do anything?

    Although all it advertises is to follow your personal legend, it does so with a bunch of simple stupid proofs of how life conspires to assist you to get to your goal if you intend to. It is all bs though.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (6110)
    Performance
    (3676)
    Story
    (3710)

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    John says: "HHTGH - Lightly Fried"
    "Nice book, GREAT narrator"
    Overall

    The book is really nice, very entertaining and full of crazy mind-twister ideas that will make you think!! But what I admired the most is the narration; the narrator is really great that I will search for books narrated by him to listen to!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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