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Allan H.

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  • Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta: A Covert One Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Patrick Larkin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    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"
    "Good Ludlum"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this novel. The story is well told and has multiple plots that converge as it unfolds. There are multiple layers of friends and foes and some of those have even been "deceived" by their superior. Well put together.

    Scott Brick narrates well as usual. I do have to say, however, that I miss Paul Michael's superior accent/personality narration abilities. (P. Michael narrates most of Ludlum's novels). With Scott Brick, the dutch have a german accent and the french sound russian. Sort of distracting.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1966)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (954)

    The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

    V.A. says: "Not bad"
    "number 3 in a trilogy"
    Overall

    this is the third book in a trilogy, a fact that isn't explained until the very end. I'm sure it would have been more enjoyable if I had heard/read the first two. With all the background missing, the story seemed erratic and incomplete.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (435)

    It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

    C. McCoy says: "An Outstanding Spy Novel"
    "Accurate Historical Perspective"
    Overall

    Excellent story about the early WWII and Danish resistance. The story gives an accurate description of life the Denmark in the early 40s and how the Danes tried to cope with the German occupation. I grew up in Denmark, and when I was a teenager spoke to my grandfather, who was in his 30s during the occupation, at length. Follett story pretty much matches what I recall hearing.

    I do wish that John Lee had spoken to a Dane before trying to pronounce names and locales. I had to actually look in the book several times in order to figure out what or who he was talking about. And I grew up on the west coast of Denmark within 50 miles of much of the action! Otherwise, John Lee?s narration is world-class, as always.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chairman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen Frey
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    No one knows the dark side of "The Street" better than master storyteller Stephen Frey, author of such riveting novels as Shadow Account and The Day Trader. Now, in his most ambitious work to date, Frey proves that no writer can put a high-powered hero at greater risk, nor offer readers more thrilling rewards.

    J. Anderson says: "Excellent!"
    "One of Frey's best"
    Overall

    This is simply one of Frey?s best. Great story where?s it?s not clear at all who?s friend or foe until the very end. While I found the ?role of the Chairman? slightly exaggerated, the novel pretty much mirrors my experience with the structure and process of private equity financing. Highly recommended. Well read by Scott Brick.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Enlightenment

    • ABRIDGED (17 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Shinzen Young
    • Narrated By Shinzen Young
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (128)

    Demystify mysticism and learn techniques to move yourself beyond emotional and intellectual blocks into a realm of clear insight and inner peace. In this complete curriculum for self-investigation Shinzen Young - one of America's foremost meditation teachers - covers traditional teachings, scientific insights, and practical instruction to show you exactly how enlightenment works, and how to begin your own journey to inner liberation. Topics include concentration, awareness, and merging techniques to explore the self and the world around you, how spiritual practices work in Buddhism, Christianity, Jewish mysticism, Sufism, Hinduism, shamanism, and many other mystical traditions, as well as 6 complete guided meditation sessions and a host of insights on how to choose and establish your own meditation practice.

    Emese says: "Great Book"
    "Very slow"
    Overall

    This is primarily a review of how mediation relates to and can enhance our lives.

    The only irritating aspect of the book is that the author/reader doesn't read from a script. He is clearly speaking from summary notes, which means that he often halts to "find the words" to express his current thought. He also speaks very slowly, as if the listener has a hard time hearing him. Those 2 to 5 second gaps occur frequently and makes the whole presentation appear unprepared.

    10 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamcatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    Overall
    (1836)
    Performance
    (583)
    Story
    (597)

    "The genius shines through...flat-out riveting." (Publishers Weekly)
    "Makes for great midnight reading." (The New York Times)
    "Dreamcatcher is a comeback and an infusion of rich new blood into King's body of work." (Amazon.com)

    Click the sample icon to hear an extended excerpt from Chapter One of Dreamcatcher!

    Murray Zetterholm says: "King Fans Will Love Dreamcatcher"
    "Tedious and slow"
    Overall

    I found this King novel slow and boring. No real interesting story, no surprises nor any elements of surprise. FWIF, if you like profanity or ?toilet humor? this story may be for you. Nowhere close to e.g. IT or other earlier King masterpieces.
    The narration is excellent.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6998)
    Performance
    (1745)
    Story
    (1789)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "Terrific!"
    Overall

    I loved it. Great combination of murder, mystery, history of Christianity and the Catholic Church and the search for the Holy Grail (it's not what you think). I ended up checking up quite a bit of the historical background info on Christianity/Jesus and the grail (as provided in the book), and found to my surprise that many of the concepts and ideas could have some element of truth to them.

    The reader, Paul Michael, (spelled wrong above) is simply the best reader I?ve ever listen to. His French, British and Scottish English accents are terrific and hilarious at times

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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