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Mike

Lilburn, GA, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Le Carre
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.

    DARBY KERN says: "Brian Cox is great but..."
    "Fun, short, exciting story with great narration"
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    Where does The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really good narration, made it a fun listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story was exciting. Kind of hard to understand, so the audio made it a lot easier. My son had this book for a school project, listening to it made it much easier to understand.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2435)
    Performance
    (2237)
    Story
    (2228)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Great story, many different levels to the story"
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    What did you love best about The End of the Affair?

    Complexity. Many levels and angles to the book and story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great narration. Great story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he starts reading the diary.


    Who was the most memorable character of The End of the Affair and why?

    Sarah.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Matthew B. Crawford
    • Narrated By Max Bloomquist
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. For those who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.

    Nathaniel says: "A profound look at work, and what we've done to it"
    "Interesting-not well organized-no takeaways"
    Overall

    I'm an accounting/finance guy who loves to tinker with cars and stuff. So I loved the concept of the book and enjoyed the stories about how the author progressed with his career. However, the book bounces around and is not well organized. Some details not needed. And I keep waiting for the author to sum it all up with some solid takeaways...never happened, just a rushed finish.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Aristotle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By A. E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Few philosophers have so extensively influenced thought and language as Aristotle. His conception of the universe pervades Christian theology. Knowledge of his thought is necessary to understand Bacon, Galileo and the modern scientific view of nature, as well as Dante and many passages from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Many phrases such as "liberal education" and "theory" contrasted with "practice" originated with this student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great. Writing to inform the beginner and stimulate the expert, eminent scholar A.E. Taylor presents a searching analysis of Aristotle's thought, including classification of the sciences; formal logic; theory of knowledge; matter and form; the four causes; God; physics; biology; sensation; ethics; theory of the state; the fine arts. He also considers Aristotle's provincialism, errors regarding the nervous system and astronomy, and defense of slavery.

    Kirk says: "Worthless"
    "As dry as the desert"
    Overall

    A quite dry book. Don't recommend listening to it unless you are trying to fall asleep to a guy with a dry brit accent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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