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Mrs

West Pymble, Australia | Member Since 2006

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  • 18 reviews
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  • 258 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Old Harry's Game, Series 7

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated By Andy Hamilton, Annette Crosbie, Timothy West
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Jean Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people'. But, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never quite catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket. But Hell is about to become more hellish for Satan himself (Andy Hamilton). Not only is the historian Edith Barrington (Annette Crosbie) taking for ever to write his biography, An Angel Misunderstood, but everything is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up.

    Mrs says: "Good Clean Fun"
    "Good Clean Fun"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, depends on your humour but this is good old clean funny. I highly recommend getting a few seasons and if you like the first few episodes .. This season is not as good as the rest, still good but nowhere near as good as the others. There is a feeling of more repetition .


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (9252)
    Performance
    (5301)
    Story
    (5347)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "Great Book"
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    What did you love best about The Eye of the World?

    What a great story, very well done and very interesting storyline..


    What other book might you compare The Eye of the World to and why?

    Not many maybe "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. In terms of story line and detail.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for book 2 a great fantasy book, and does not go too low brow targeting kids only. I loved this and I think any teenager into fantasy/Scify will as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (411)

    It has been three years since the Progerians left their mark of devastation upon Earth. The remaining humans are in a desperate race against time as they do their best to reverse engineer the alien technology they captured, in an effort to bolster their beleaguered defenses against the oncoming onslaught of Progerians hell-bent on revenge.

    Tammea says: "THE BEST ONE YET!!!!"
    "4th and worst book"
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    What disappointed you about Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes?

    Sadly the quality of each book gets lower, the 4th book is really a childs books with slap stick and easy story line. The main characters are frustrating and stupid now.


    What was most disappointing about Mark Tufo’s story?

    Book 1 was great and every book gets worse, the last books is really for kids.


    What three words best describe Sean Runnette’s voice?

    great reading just poor story line


    What character would you cut from Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes?

    All of them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckoning: Indian Hill, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (705)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (667)

    After escaping from the Progerian Alien vessel, Michael Talbot is now given the opportunity to hide in obscurity with the rest of the human race or rise to the occasion and once again find himself immersed in a battle that he wants nothing to do with.Mike goes home and while reconnecting with a family that believed him dead he decides to join whatever resistance force can be mustered to repel the oncoming invasion.

    Professor says: "Not as good as first book"
    "Good but going downhill"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes if on special, Book 1 was a great and total story .. Book 2 is an attempt to milk money from the series it is not a whole story it is really half a book only.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    have it as a self contained story


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    story was good but a lot more predicable


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind (Part One)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    Part One of The Name of The Wind (Unabridged).'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me'.

    Paora says: "Amaising Book, Amaising Performance"
    "Great Book"
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    If you could sum up The Name of the Wind (Part One) in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, detailed, cleaver !


    Any additional comments?

    A great book ! really good listen. Cleaver story can't wait for part 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1672)
    Performance
    (1057)
    Story
    (1056)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Perfect mix of life story and great laugh"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes -- this was a really funny story told by a funny person and interestingly enough I even think some nice little life lessons thrown in. It was great and I will have it on the iPod/Pad/thingy to listen to again on another long trip


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American on Purpose?

    Too many to name


    Have you listened to any of Craig Ferguson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No he was new to me but now I will seek him out.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, Brian Quinn
    • Narrated By Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, Brian Quinn, and others
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (468)

    It's anything but Grimm when the Tell 'Em Steve Dave crew gives their hilarious takes on some of the best and least known fairy tales. Join Bryan Johnson, Brian Quinn and Walt Flanagan with special guest Sunday Jeff as they create a magical world of fantasy and wonder, trolls, living plants, and sinful dwarves. It doesn't get any better than this...or funnier.

    Charles says: "TESD Being TESD"
    "Just a bunch of waffling with swear words"
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

    I have no issues with the narrators, but the book is lame. I would struggle to do another book from this group


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It really was not funny.. just a lot of swearing to make up for a lack of humour


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I looked at the previous reviews and to honest I am starting to wonder if they are actual real reviews by independent people... The audio book is really just what you would expect to hear from 3 blokes at the bar after a few beers and lots and swearing .... I want to make it clear I am no prude, I have no issues at all with swearing and you will see I have done multiple reviews. The issue I have in this case is that I think the only thing that is funny is the occasional swear word.


    Any additional comments?

    I really do think you should check if the previous reviews are valid.

    0 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Bowl of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Zach Villa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (110)

    In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

    LesPaul says: "Nothing Happens... Nothing Happens... Its Over"
    "disappointing .. just ends"
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    What would have made Bowl of Heaven better?

    If they were honest and said it was "part 1" of a story in which they have not released part 2


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven and Gregory Benford again?

    yes. I liked the start of the story but feel ripped off


    Any additional comments?

    Do not but until you know when the story actually ends, it was "average" to start and then built up, and just as it got interesting it stopped. I feel a complete waste and I was mislead, it is not even half a story

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (1133)
    Story
    (1141)

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "An Amazing Story ... (and I did not like Apple)"
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    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    Not the whole book but maybe parts, however I am more a listen once kind of person


    What other book might you compare Steve Jobs to and why?

    This is one of the epic tales like Jack Welsh "Straight from the Gut" and Who says elephants can't dance Louis Gerstner -- together with a great Biography that is well researched, to me it is one of the most interesting blended Biographies with the history of Apple and Pixar (but that was his life as well)


    Any additional comments?

    I really was not a fan of Steve Jobs nor Apple, always thought he was a tyrant and apple a corporate beast ,, that pretended to be nice but always ruthless and not philanthropic and just hoodwinked people. I have to say after the biography it made me take a different view on things in some ways but in other let me understand why I had that view... The book does not pull any punches and I left with the feelings Steve Jobs was one of the biggest a-holes (quote from the book) but also an amazing person that did amazing things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Old Harry's Game: Radio Series 6

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated By Andy Hamilton, Annette Crosbie
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    It's not easy being Satan. There are the long hours (that stretch into eternity), and Hell seems to have more admissions than it can cope with. One of the new arrivals is Edith, a historian, athlete, and humanitarian. And she's trouble: she refuses to believe she's dead, she knows Thomas, and she's not afraid of Satan. But will the Grand Tour, which includes the Pit of Musicians, the Lake of Fire, and the Pit of Health and Safety Inspectors, finally make her realise where she's ended up?

    Mrs says: "The fun Continues"
    "The fun Continues"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, depends on your humour but this is good old clean funny. I highly recommend getting a few seasons and if you like the first few episodes .. if you like them get all the series as with the exception of season 7 they are all excellent, season 7 good just not quite the same and a little more repetition .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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