Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Stephen

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Stephen

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Stephen

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 3 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (991)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (895)

    Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

    Suzn F says: "Oddy Returns"
    "Hokie Plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes


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

    Odd Thomas is always interesting but I thought that the mutant mad scientist angle was pretty hokey which is saying a lot given the premis of Odd Thomas in the first place. The performance by the reader was very good.


    Was Odd Interlude worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-Boats Codes, 1939–1943

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Kahn
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (15)

    For almost four desperate years between 1939 and 1943, British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolf packs. The Allies might never have turned the tide of that historic battle without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the last great untold stories of World War II.

    Alan says: "A tough coice for audio"
    "Great book on ENIGMA"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Seizing the Enigma the most enjoyable?

    The author develops the story chronologically while giving credit to the Poles for discovering the weaknesses in ENIGMA, to the British for exploiting them and to the Americans for building the really big machines that fully expoited it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of encipherment or who currently works in cryptography.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1413)
    Performance
    (897)
    Story
    (914)

    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    Brashear Robert Keith says: "joint review for Blackout and All Clear"
    "Interesting Story; Great Presentation; Long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to All Clear the most enjoyable?

    I rated this pair of books quite high because I found the story to be historically interesting and intellectually interesting as well. I would recommend it to anyone with enough patience to get through the entire thing. I do wonder why the author chose to break the book into two books except to increase their income (since it makes no sense to buy just one or the other title). I also agree with some other reviews that I read that the middle could have been shortened somewhat. Ironically I think some of the sections (like the sections about the Oxford team) should have included more detail. It feels as if some sections were cut by the author late in the writing of the book. Overall, however, the book was very good.

    The presenter was wonderful. She did a remarkable job of American, English, Scottish and Irish accents, both male and female, both adults and juveniles.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.