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Nospin

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  • 5 reviews
  • 139 ratings
  • 728 titles in library
  • 106 purchased in 2014
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  • The List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (156)

    The List is a technothriller about a group of people who each have tattoos of numbers on the bottoms their feet, and don't know why. One of them, a Chicago Homicide cop named Tom Mankowski, has had one of these strange tattoos since birth. When he investigates a violent murder and discovers the victim also has a tattooed number, it sets the ball rolling for an adventure of historic proportions. To say more would give away too much.

    Chris says: "Great Listen!"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable immersion reading experience"
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    Where does The List rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The narrator was first rate and made immersion reading on the Fire HD a great entertainment experience.
    The thriller was well-written with an abundance of comedic elements.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (189)

    Hailed as one of the world’s masterpieces of psychological realism, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high-court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face-to-face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    Alexandria Milton says: "Elegant, simple, and true"
    "Absolute Masterpiece"
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    Incredible that in such a short book the relative importance of life, marriage, family, career, and death should all be captured.
    Recommended for everyone. Simon Prebbles performance is first rate.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sinful Folk

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ned Hayes
    • Narrated By Anne Day-Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Sinful Folk is the story of a mother who carries a hidden secret and a terrible grief. In December of the year 1377, the village of Duns in northeast England suffered a great tragedy when five children died. The villagers demanded justice from the King. Sinful Folk is the story of these villagers who undertook a desperate mid-winter journey with their dead children all the way across England to the King's throne.

    ~nospin says: "Incredible book and fabulous narrator"
    "Incredible book and fabulous narrator"
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    Sinful Folk ranks in the top echelon of all audiobooks I have listened to over the past 20 years. The story of medieval peasants seeking justice for their sons' death is compelling and relating their journey through Mear makes it even more so.

    I cannot praise the narrator, Anne Day-Jones, highly enough. She was able to portray each of the characters effortlessly and her facile switching to flawless French when called for by the text was remarkable.

    I read and listened to both the Kindle and Audible versions through Immersion Reading and highly recommend either or both. I generally do not reread books but this may be the only Audible book I will actually listen to again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • I Do Solemnly Swear

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By D. M. Annechino
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    As second in command, Katherine Ann Miles understands the responsibilities of her role as vice president. But when the president of the United States dies from a heart attack only eight months into his term, Katherine feels utterly unprepared to assume the highest office in the land. Yet the new president has little time to dwell on the battles raging with Congress and within her own marriage: Iran is making pointed, grave threats toward Israel, and she will have to employ all her skills and diplomacy to avert a major military conflict.

    Reader says: "Pretty bad"
    "Ridiculous characterization of a career woman"
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    Would you try another book from D. M. Annechino and/or Tanya Eby?

    Totally unrealistic in some of the portrayals of the workings of the US gov't.
    I was considering 3 stars until the Epilogue where the protagonist, the President, laments the ticking of her biological clock and decides she will have a baby with or without a husband.
    Ridiculous!”

    The narrator was a tad cloying.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My. TBR is large and the accompanying echoes (audible companion books) numerous.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

    Not without checking reviews


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Do Solemnly Swear?

    The epilogue.
    But there were many other scenes that needed strengthening and a bit of research into the workings of the US government.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Stone: A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By G. M. Ford
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Leo’s boyhood hero, Henry “Heck” Sundstrom, was larger than life. Lately, however, Heck’s life has been spiraling out of control. First there was the honeymoon boating accident that killed Heck’s son and new daughter-in-law, Allison. And now the big man himself is dying — struck down by a delivery truck in a seedy section of Seattle. As he investigates, Leo begins to wonder if Allison went down with the ship. And whether, with the aid of his aging legmen, “the Boys”, he can prove the “late” Mrs. Heck is more alive — and lethal — than anyone ever suspected.

    ~nospin says: "Another enjoyable escapade"
    "Another enjoyable escapade"
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    Would you listen to Cast in Stone again? Why?

    Possibly


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

    Most entertaining imersion reading experience. I stayed with kindle and audible books until done.


    What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

    Super narrator/performer for this series. He captured Leo and his misfit band perfectly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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