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David

Pisa, Italy | Member Since 2011

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  • 5 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 132 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6084)
    Performance
    (5271)
    Story
    (5263)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Worth listening to"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    The story is OK - a bit American, moralistic and repetitive with the themes, but it works OK. The narrator is brilliant! - he does all the accents (without overdoing them), and makes you want to hear more (despite the reserves you may have about the storyline).
    All up, worth buying.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • A Small Town in Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    London's security officer, Alan Turner, is sent to Bonn to find a missing man and files, as Germany's past, present and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence.

    connie says: "drawing room espionage"
    "Le Carre' is brilliant!"
    Overall
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    Le Carre' should have won the Nobel for literature. His books are all great, and probably better listening to than read. Jayston has the perfect voice for the job, and varies it professionally. Even if you have read all of Le Carre' (as I have), it is well worth hearing it all again - there is always something more to get out of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Being There

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jerzy Kosinski
    • Narrated By Dustin Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (207)

    Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture. Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon. The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate. His garden-variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon.

    Ilana says: "Darkly Funny"
    "This is great!"
    Overall
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful story, related by a superb actor.
    Many will remember the incredible performance of Peter Sellers in this film. But the narated book is possibly better. I would recommend this to everyone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    Alec Leamas has ended his time in Berlin. Or his time has ended him. The last of his Eastern agents has been killed, like the others, by the Abteilung. Back at the Circus, Leamas is put on the shelf. He turns to drunkenness and dishonesty and finally disappears from view, a seemingly broken man. But unknown to anyone except George Smiley and his master, Control, Leamas has been given his toughest mission ever. He will have to be himself but more so.

    Pita says: "Outstanding Novel, Brilliantly Read"
    "Classic Le Carré"
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    Where does The Spy Who Came in from the Cold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably the best spy book ever written. I have read it twice before, but thoroughly enjoyed listening to Jayston's reading. He is perfect for the job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michael Frayn
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackouts at night and a single random bomb-site. But the two boys suspect that the ordinary houses in the Close and their inhabitants are not what they seem.

    Kc says: "Gave up"
    "Wonderful listening"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Spies the most enjoyable?

    This is a wonderful story, very well read.
    It is the book that Ian McEwen wished he wrote!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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