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Triniti

Pyrmont, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Iron House

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Two babies left to die in an icy creak. Two boys who must fight to survive. Two men, two very different lives. One unbreakable bond. When a twelve-year-old boy murders his tormentor in their brutal orphanage, his older brother takes the blame and runs to New York - into the heart of organized crime. Two decades later, Michael returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost brother in trouble of a different kind.

    Lia says: "Really Good Listen"
    "Bad start but gets better.."
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    Ok this was not Great Literature but if you can hang in there it is ultimately an interesting, fun read. The early book is slow and focuses on introducing the main protagonist; this part feels very cliched and clunky. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to finish it, but after the story gets going it's involved enough to keep you listening and I would say that over-all I did find it enjoyable. If you're looking for an easy to digest thriller this isn't too bad - worth a try. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Oath

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (175)

    National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

    Linda says: "Brilliant! Loved it!"
    "Christian/ Moralistic Preaching instead of Plot"
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    Performance
    Story

    Two big issues with this book, the first lies in the very preachy, over simplified, endlessly repeated Christian message. The second is that it's not very well written, the story begins well enough but then meanders and repeats for hours. I was very disappointed with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (907)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (775)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "Not for Aussies"
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    This book was ok but went on and on with Australian history and trivia. The Australian parts of the book felt like the author was trying too hard, much of the trivia felt unnecessary and the history felt preachy. As a resident of Sydney for most of my life I may have been more bored/ annoyed by these aspects of this book then a non Australian may be, I'm not sure.
    I am not going to give up on the series, I'm definitely going to try the next one, as I think without all the 'travel guide' stuff, they might be ok.... fingers crossed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Path of Daggers: Book Eight of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    Overall
    (2775)
    Performance
    (1892)
    Story
    (1909)

    The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan. In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man.

    Paul says: "the best of the best"
    "Redundant & Banal beats Good Ideas"
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    Grrrr it is such a shame this series has been written so loquaciously. It could be a great story, it's lush with interesting ideas but they are lost in a banal, redundant waste of words.
    I can't help but think that the story was written this way on purpose to squeeze as many book purchases as possible from hooked readers. I can see no other reason an editor would support such flowery, cliched writing.
    Well I'm out, I tried to keep reading, as I would like to know how the story ends but I can't take it anymore.
    There is an endless (endless!) repetition of trite men-who-think-all-women-are-crazy/ women-who-think-all-men-are-crazy 'jokes'; women who are self righteously deluded about their own violent, controlling behaviour and detailed descriptions of women's dresses. There is a paucity of plot progression.
    For me this series has turned out to be a waste of a potentially great fantasy writer and that's a shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3645)
    Performance
    (1980)
    Story
    (2027)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Prsilla says: "Really-REALLY Classic!"
    "LOVED this book :D"
    Overall
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    Ok, I took a chance on this, I usually pick easy books that entertain my brain the way cake would entertain my tongue, so I was a little worried this would be too heavy.
    Well it was everything it was promised to be, entertaining and engrossing, with characters to love and hate (often at the same time) and a story that kept you wanting to know 'what will happen next??!'
    I did go back & forth over whether to give the story 4 or 5 stars because it had one spot that dragged a bit (but only 1, in a story that goes on for 47hours) and the author tells the story by switching the point of view from character to character and that can take some getting used to.. but I decided it has to be 5 stars because I loved almost every bit of the book & was missing it for DAYS after it was finished.
    Take a chance and buy this book it really is a great story. To go back to my previous analogy, my usual books would be like supermarket birthday cake on my tongue but this is like a rich layered french torte, still a delicious sugary treat, but sooo much more :D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Deadly Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence Sanders
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (543)

    One of the most popular suspense novels of all time. A well-dressed man stalks the high-class neighborhoods of New York City. He is armed with an ice axe. His victims are strangers. And one cop, Captain Ed Delaney must solve a series of bizarre, gruesome murders that defy logic or method. This shocking story has captured the imaginations of millions like no other modern thriller.

    Parusski says: "Evening with an old friend!"
    "Beware, Outdated = Offensive"
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    Other reviewers have made a point of this story being old fashioned, reminding us that it was written in the early 1970's, but nevertheless I did not understand what I was going to hear.
    This book is very homophobic and chauvinistic.
    It also has a central hero with a disturbingly paternalistic & self righteous 'I am right, therefore anything I do is right' mindset, his (not so)ethical decisions making it difficult to empathise with him on any level.
    I urge you to think twice before buying this book. The graphic homophobia alone made me sick enough that I had to stop the book and leave it for a month before trying to finish it. Completing the book was a challenging but eye opening experience. If this is really what society was like in 1972 I take my hat off to everyone that worked so hard to change it, because it was AWFUL in 1972.
    As for the 'story' its ok. Not the worst but definitely not the best, there are plenty of books out there that are of the same or better quality, but without the offensive point of view.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9511)
    Performance
    (8474)
    Story
    (8450)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Not for adults- better for teens"
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    The writing in this novel is very simple.
    I bought the first three books in the series at the same time because Audible was offering them on sale. It was a false saving as I could not make myself finish the series.
    I do believe a young teen would probably enjoy the books but I caution adults to think before purchasing these for themselves. As I said the writing is frustratingly simple and the 'humour' is obvious to the point of being almost patronising.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5015)
    Performance
    (3027)
    Story
    (3053)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a very simple book, the story is predictable and very slow with LOTS of long descriptive passages about old war battles or patriotic Americana. The previous comments by readers about propaganda really do have a point, it often feels as though you are being lectured as to how to be a good American and it is chock full of 'we Americans are special, America is almost divinely great, we Americans are the promised people' type rhetoric. But even if you ignore the rhetoric its still not a great story. Its still very simply written, with no surprises, no challenges, no interesting writing. I found the main character hard to like, he is very conservative, a hypocrite with an almost cliche 'White Middle Aged Man' sense of entitlement. If you loved 'The Shack' and think Fox News is 'Fair and Balanced' then go ahead and read this, otherwise don't waste your money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (405)

    his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

    Christine says: "Stick With It!"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    A great story, heartfelt and interesting. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Harry Nathan's death is the beginning of a trail of conspiracy, and when the desperate call comes through from Cindy Nathan, the dead man's wife, private investigator Lorraine Page faces her toughest fight ever. She needs the money. She also believes the grieving widow's story, a belief that soon runs her into conflict with her ex-colleagues at the police department who have already charged Cindy with murder.

    Kimery says: "WHAT!"
    "Who wrote this?????"
    Overall

    This was not a Lynda La Plante novel. It is soppy and circular and more like cheap chick lit. The plot is slack and unfocused. The ending schmaltzy, indulgent and frankly weird.
    I have enjoyed La Plante books in the past, which have all been consistently enjoyable so I don't know how to explain this, except to ask Are there TWO Lynda La Plantes????

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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