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Niklas

A Swedish native living in southern Sweden comuting to Denmark for work each day. A lot of time in the car/train where Audible is a loyal companion.

Tygelsjo, Sweden | Member Since 2011

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  • Wishful Drinking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carrie Fisher
    • Narrated By Carrie Fisher
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (197)

    In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

    Nick says: "An entertaining, yet unfortunate story."
    "So, So.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Wishful Drinking? What did you like least?

    That the author read herself - gives a better feeling hearing her own words as intended when writing the book.
    A bit flimpsy and fragemented story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carrie Fisher again?

    Perharps


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The outbursts is sometimes timed well and quite funny. The down side of it is that you can almost imagen her saying the the exact same words on stage - the book is like a transcript of her show.


    Could you see Wishful Drinking being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not so many juicy new details.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3564)
    Performance
    (3048)
    Story
    (3034)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "A Tom Clancy classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    One of the best books last 7-8 years. Much better than the recent two I would say.
    It has some of the classic suspense - multiple paralell events that in the end are woven together to form the peak of the story.
    I am getting a bit tired of the repeated mantra of "not enough money is spent on the CIA"... I get it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Buzz

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anders de la Motte
    • Narrated By Mattias Linderoth
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Välkomna tillbaka, HP och Rebecca! Buzz inleds i öknen. HP är i Dubai på flykt från sitt förflutna, Rebecca besöker ett afrikanskt land som livvakt åt en svensk minister. Plötsligt hamnar de båda i hotfulla situationer som tvingar dem tillbaka till Stockholm där deras vägar möts igen.En andlöst spännande, kraftfull och nyskapande thriller. Minst lika het som föregångaren Geim. Anders de la Motte är säkerhetschef på ett stort internationellt it-företag och f.d. polis. Böckerna är brett sålda internationellt och SF har köpt filmrättigheterna till [Geim].

    Niklas says: "Much better than the first book [geim]"
    "Much better than the first book [geim]"
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    Performance
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    This second book is building on the first book [geim] with HP and Rebecca and The Geim. In summary, this book is much better than the first book, I think. It is more beliveable. Actually many of the things described around "The Buzz" and the way it works, you can see in plain view on the internet. This was quite new to me that is is that obivous. I think of it almost every day - some of it I saw on a documentary on The Discovery Channel the other day!
    Clever intrigue, somewhat predictable, but not to a boring and disapointing degree. The languange has improved significantly from the first book.
    The narrator is fantastic - he sings and gives the characters a good personal tone of voice.

    Overall a very good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (507)
    Story
    (511)

    The Presidents Club was born at Eisenhower’s inauguration when Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover first conceived the idea. Over the years that followed - and to this day - the presidents relied on, misunderstood, sabotaged, and formed alliances with one another that changed history. The world’s most exclusive fraternity is a complicated place: its members are bound forever because they sat in the Oval Office and know its secrets, yet they are immortal rivals for history’s favor.

    Elicka says: "Inflection of narrator really annoying"
    "As expected - no more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes it was, interesting with the historical facts and the intrigues in the 40 and 50-ies.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy again?

    Most certainly, well written but no wow.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bob Walter?

    Yes, he has a clear and energetic voice.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy ’s life?

    Well, I would like to understand how much time the book took to research.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is good, but no real interesting events or facts, some interviews have obviously been done, but most of it is factual from transcripts and other public information. That per se does not add real value or gives the "wow-factor".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geim [Game]

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anders de la Motte
    • Narrated By Mattias Linderoth
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Årets deckardebut! Svenska Deckarakademins debutpris gick till Anders de la Motte för [Geim] med motiveringen "En roman, förankrad i vår tid, skriven på dagens språk, med humor och spänning".Henrik HP Pettersson är en småhustlare som skiter i det mesta. En dag kommer han över en mobiltelefon som märkligt nog verkar veta det mesta om honom, och via den blir han inbjuden till en fascinerande ny upplevelse.

    Niklas says: "This will turn into a movie!"
    "This will turn into a movie!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Geim [Game] in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, sellable, funny


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No not really, but story is a page turner I will have admit that.


    Which character – as performed by Mattias Linderoth – was your favorite?

    The main character HP is not very beliveable and the language used is very naive and pathetic, but interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but I laughed a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is a copy cat of the Michael Douglas movie "The Game" but with more hi-tech features and a bigger, darker more conspiratoric depth and context. Overall very good book, but could use better and not so pathetic language...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Livvakten - vägen till monarken [The Bodyguard - The Road to the Monarch]

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Daniel Webb, Anders Johansson
    • Narrated By Anders Ekborg
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    I media har Daniel Webb kallats "livvakten" och under många år var han grovt kriminell. Under sin brokiga karriär har han ofta anlitats av Sveriges rikaste ochmäktigaste familjer för att lösa en rad olika problem, som att ta tillbaka och spåra upp värdefullt stöldgods, avhjälpa hot, konflikter och kidnappningar. Han har också rört sig i de innersta kretsarna runt hovet och själv bevittnat hur kungen i hemlighet festat med kaffeflickor.

    Niklas says: "Too superficial"
    "Too superficial"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Daniel Webb and Anders Johansson and/or Anders Ekborg?

    Perhaps - but this one is too superficial, no details and missing a lot of context.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Den motvillige monarken - which links this book with the Gudfadern - Milan Sevo. The three books are somewhat adressing the same events.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The taped discussions with the friends of His Majesty the King.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No I would not.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is obviously written to comment on the involvement with the King - but that would not fill up a full book. Therefore they tell the story of Daniel Webb - which is not very interesting and lacks all the details that would make it interesting. But that would probably get him into trouble.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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