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Lahti, Finland | Member Since 2008

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9822)
    Performance
    (8906)
    Story
    (8980)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Mediocre at best"
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    I would've actually though that Inferno is a pretty good book if I hadn't read Brown's other books and noticed that he has already written it several times over. It's a sloppy, half-hearted repetition of The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol.

    I listened it through, but not with any gusto. Dan, could you please come up with a new idea - this one's just become stale?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (701)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (224)

    With her shopping excesses in check - for now, at least - and her new career as a TV financial adviser blooming, Becky's biggest problem is getting her business-minded boyfriend Luke to take a romantic getaway. But "getaway" takes on a whole new meaning when Luke says he needs to move to New York for business - and he asks Becky to come with him! International best - selling author Sophie Kinsella's sequel to the wildly popular Confessions of a Shopaholic is non-stop fun.

    Julie says: "Delightful!"
    "Funny!"
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    Story

    If you're looking for a book that gives food for thought, keep on going. However, if you're looking for a fun book to listen while commuting or doing chores, you've found it.

    All the Shopaholic books are complete fluff - but they're great fluff. I enjoyed every minute of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14947)
    Performance
    (12307)
    Story
    (12942)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Simply awful"
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    I understand that some people like to listen to erotica from time to time - after all, I've enjoyed it many times myself. But this book is not erotica or soft porn. It's crap. I wasn't very surprised when I found out that the story is childish and the characters are predictable and not the slightest bit believable. I wasn't even that surprised when I found out that the language of the book throughout was poor. I was, however, surprised when I found out that the hot scenes are boring, listless and not at all interesting.

    Don't waste your credit - I'm very sorry that I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2946)
    Performance
    (951)
    Story
    (956)

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
    "Entertaining"
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    Ok, firstly it must be said that Deception Point is not as good as the Da Vinci Code or even Angels and Demons (I won't mention The Lost Symbol because I didn't really like it). It is still a good book even though the plot is a bit far-fetched and the characters remain somewhat distant.

    I just have to wonder if Brown is an ex-smoker: there is a very unpleasant chainsmoking character in all of his books (at least in all that I have read). A minor issue that has really started to irk me; seems a bit sloppy to use a variation of the same character over and over again.

    Summa summarum: I would recommend this book. It's entertaining but not earth-shattering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4316)
    Performance
    (1676)
    Story
    (1700)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "Simply excellent"
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    One of the best books I have ever read (or listened)! Don't let the slow beginning fool you - the story will get much better if you just hang on.

    It's hard to say just why The Time Traveler's Wife is so great. Partly it's the great way Niffenegger writes and partly the interesting idea of time travel. The rest is just magic.

    The performance isn't anything special: not exceedingly great but not disturbingly bad either. Mainly it just doesn't get in the way of the great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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