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Rebecca

VERNON, CT, United States

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  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2020)
    Performance
    (837)
    Story
    (853)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "Into Thin Air"
    Overall

    Absolutely, hands down, the best book I've listened to. I couldn't stop listening. The unbelievable description of Everest and the account of the 1996 disaster at times made me feel like I was there. Mr. Krakauer writes in a way that makes you think about the book for hours after listening to it. I would highly recommend this book to anybody -- even if you don't have any interest in climbing! It's so much more than a climbing book. It's the tale of unbelievable human endurance, will and drive.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Smiley's People

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John le Carre
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    Kristine says: "The Best of the Best"
    "Couldn't stand the narrator!"
    Overall

    I was disappointed in the narration of this book. i couldn't get through the first two hours before I had to just stop listening. The narrator almost sounds annoyed while he is reading some of the sentences or like he's just reading lines from a teleprompter. Hard to describe but just couldn't get passed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1613)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (861)

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

    Char says: "Incredibly Good"
    "Started off great but...."
    Overall

    I have listened to all of Nelson DeMille's books that audible has and I've read others in print. I have to say, this book had real potential and then went absolutely nowhere. This is the first book I've actually fast forwarded through. Also, I used to love listening to Scott Brick but he's really wearing on me. Far too dramatic. There were times where he may have been reading a non-dramatic sentence but read it with such thrust and drama that I was becoming annoyed.

    This book could have been cut in half and it might have been better. The xenophobia was over the top in this one. Bad, bad Russia -- enough already! We get it! Overall, I was very disappointed.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • The Gold Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1269)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (467)

    Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

    Jack C says: "Unexpectedly Great!"
    "Great Book -- Best one yet!"
    Overall

    This is by far one of the best if not the best DeMille books to date! John Sutter is laugh out loud funny. Great dialogue. Great story. The narrator is aweseome! Best listen I've ever had from audible!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mayday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (344)

    Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

    Douglas says: "Great adventure! Hard to put down."
    "Pure Torture"
    Overall

    Tortureous is the only way I can describe listening to this book. The narrator is, by far, the worst I have ever heard in an audiobook. While the story has an interesting premise, I could care less about the characters, especially the main character. I am a big Nelson DeMille fan but this one leaves me longing for John Corey and Scott Brick!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta: A Covert One Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patrick Larkin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    The Lazarus Movement, the dominant force in the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest movement, has sent rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence agencies. Led by a mysterious, never-seen figure known only as Lazarus, this increasingly prominent group is believed by some to be preparing a bold strike.

    Allan H. says: "Good Ludlum"
    "The Lazarus Vendetta"
    Overall

    I have just about every Robert Ludlum book you can buy. I normally love the Covert One series, even with other writers. However, between the ridiculous plot line to the horrible reading by Scott Brick, I can't even bear to finish this one. I know others have said they like the narrator but he is absolutely awful. It sounds like he should be reading a "How to" manual or selling me a used car. Bad, bad, bad....don't waste your money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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