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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2996)
    Performance
    (2061)
    Story
    (2060)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Supperbly written. I hated to see it end."
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    What did you love best about The Potato Factory?

    While the story line and presenter were great I also loved the history lesson I got. I have a greater knowledge now of life during that time period as well as the history of the Australian penal colonies.Oscar DeVries


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main player of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3121)
    Performance
    (2720)
    Story
    (2701)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "A typical Vince Flynn novel. I hated to see it end"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


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

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Mitch Rapp


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How closely it mirrored the truth as to what goes on in our government.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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