You no longer follow William

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 William

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

William

ratings
35
REVIEWS
35
FOLLOWING
3
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
15

  • The Time Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (490)

    From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

    Karen F says: "Intriguing and thought provoking story"
    "time flies when it is slipping away"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Time Keeper to be better than the print version?

    the audio version is better as it allowed me the freedom to truly relax and enter the story


    What other book might you compare The Time Keeper to and why?

    this is a modern version of the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life" as it reminds me, us, of what truly is of value, the gift of life and caring for others


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the very last scene was my favorite; who wouldn't want to go back, correct our mistakes and love life as it was intended to be by our Creator


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen to this in one sitting but unfortunately I had to do a little work, but I still finished it in one day and will listen to it again


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the concept of counting time as the framework of the story, and the reader did an excellent preformance

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1288)
    Performance
    (1179)
    Story
    (1185)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "the heart always wants to go home"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is an interesting beginning of a series; very current considering all the variables at work in the world and America. The characters were realistic and far from being over the top. After personally witnessing the devolution of the moral code in a major hurricane, the reactions of the people are on target. I pray I will never have to live through the scenario presented by the author. A good listen and I do plan on listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (178)

    Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than 70 years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close - and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law.

    Mobilis says: "Scooby Doo With Scarier Monsters"
    "another Rollins breakthrough"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I wasn't disappointed with Rollins. I like his concept and take on things. I also like the good guys winning!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazonia

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (182)

    The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact.

    Nathan says: "Torn"
    "delighful fruit of the forbidden tree"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Amazonia in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, interesting, unique


    What did you like best about this story?

    the idea of the symbiosis between the tree and the people


    What about John Meagher’s performance did you like?

    John brought the characters to life by inflection and cadence.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The sharing between the dying shaman and the new one.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the ending as well. God always finds a way regardless of what we think we have control of!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (336)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    Joel says: "A heart warming read."
    "a must read for our time in history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Auschwitz Escape rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this book ranks in the top ten of my listens, it was hard to put down


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Auschwitz Escape?

    For me, Luke's death and the return to Auschwitz were the most moving moments in the book.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Lane's performance added a great deal to the reading, he seemed to capture the characters in an uncanny manner; so much so I will look for other books narrated by him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to listen in one sitting, and will probably will someday.


    Any additional comments?

    This books helps us remember how precious our freedoms are and how easily they can be taken away by because good people aren't willing to stand up and say 'enough', regardless of the personal consequences.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodline: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (426)

    Galilee, 1025. A cunning Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure: the Bachal Isu - the staff of Jesus Christ - a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that will forever change humanity if unleashed. A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast off the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman and brutally killing her husband. Painter Crowe and his SIGMA team are enlisted for the top secret rescue mission. The kidnappee is the daughter of the U.S. President.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Sigma Win!"
    "the blood line is cold indeed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Again I was not disappointed by Rollins. This was his usual page turner, and continued development of the relationship between the main characters is a continued delight. I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (7657)
    Performance
    (5870)
    Story
    (5889)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
    "an unexpected delight"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was hesitant to purchase this book, but on the recommendation of a friend I took the risk, and I am very happy that I did. I liked that Death was the narrator of the story as it is an interesting perspective. It brought me back to childhood days, of first loves and how time moved at a different pace. I also brought memories of childhood pain while presenting an interesting perspective of Nazi Germany. The loyalty, the sacrificial love, and the hope that even death can't destroy all touched my heart. I plan on revisiting Himmel street in the future.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (363)

    New York Times best-selling thriller master, Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps - and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can.

    Marci says: "Weird and unlike Child and Reacher"
    "Jack jumps off"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up High Heat in three words, what would they be?

    informational, exciting, frustrating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of High Heat?

    Finding the agent in the hotel room.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His style of presenting the story just gives it a wonderful flavor.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    a modern Lancelot begins his journey


    Any additional comments?

    I described this story as frustrating in the beginning because it just made me more eager for the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (718)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (273)

    At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St. Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain outside a Red Cross camp. The three murders on three continents bear a horrifying connection: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh. The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries.

    Bob says: "mystery - history storys"
    "a key that travels the world"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Doomsday Key again? Why?

    I do plan on listening again because I enjoy the characters I have come to know and the fast pace of the story.


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

    All the twists of the plot keep you guessing who will betray who this time.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Jay Fernandez’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As always, his narration brings he story line to life, but there are some technical problems and the music that was added didn't help in anyway.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Oracle: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (526)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    In Washington, D.C., a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms, shot by an assassin's bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man's hand, an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi.

    Ed says: "Maybe an OK book if you like the word 'feral'"
    "when is more really more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Oracle the most enjoyable?

    I like the series and the narration is great


    What about Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance did you like?

    His emotion while reading draws you into the scene, and paints it beautifully


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the oracle of now


    Any additional comments?

    enjoyed it and glad Monk is back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1097)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (296)

    From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind - a disease that's unknown, unstoppable, and deadly. But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow. Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis, operatives of SIGMA Force, search for answers to the bizarre affliction. But there are others with far less altruistic intentions.

    JoAnn Marcon says: "A fun book"
    "the light at the end of the turtle!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, as it is fast moving, with a good story line that twists well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Judas Strain?

    When we are told that sometime a door is just a door.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was wonderful. Fernandez has a special ability to bring the story to life.

    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.