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Tim

chino, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10540)
    Performance
    (5780)
    Story
    (5825)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "JUST A WONDERFUL BOOK"
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    You just can't put it down. It rates right up there with anything I have read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister's Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2829)
    Performance
    (1057)
    Story
    (1058)

    New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful Book, Very Emotional"
    "STAY WITH IT"
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    Stay with it. At the beginning it was slow for me. I was going to put it down, but i like to give everything at least an hour. I also thought about the author and said, "This has got to get better." Better it did. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4764)
    Performance
    (1649)
    Story
    (1658)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "???"
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    blah blah blah. Just could not get into this book at all. Just couldn't do it. I'm sorry.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (434)

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    M Kaner says: "I will listen to anything Juliet Stevenson reads"
    "PURELY A CHICK THING"
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    I have read many a chick book and watched many a chick flick but after 2 hours I could not go any further. I may have rated the narrator better but I could not get past the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sun Also Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By William Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (942)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (599)

    The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

    Gerald says: "Bravo Papa!"
    "bad narration"
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    William Hurt is a quality actor but i do not enjoy his efforts as a narrator. I may have given this book 4 stars if not for the narration but i doubt it. I agree this is one of Hemingway's better efforts as an author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18425)
    Performance
    (8320)
    Story
    (8346)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "STARTS TOO SLOW"
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    JUST AS WITH BOOK 1 THIS STORY STARTS TOO SLOW. THE AUTHOR SPENDS TOO MUCH TIM REVIEWING BOOK 1. ONCE HE IS DONE WITH THIS I WOULD GIVE THE BALANCE OF THE BOOK 4 STARS. BECAUSE OF THE LENGTHY REVIEW I GIVE IT 3 TO 3.5 STARS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23156)
    Performance
    (9791)
    Story
    (9862)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "PREFER THE MOVIE"
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    USUALLY THE MOVIE DOES NOT DO THE BOOK ANY JUSTICE, BUT IN THIS CASE I MUCH PREFER THE MOVIE. I GIVE THIS BOOK 3 OR 3.5 STARS BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE DRY. THE PREMISE IS VERY GOOD HOWEVER.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15747)
    Performance
    (10067)
    Story
    (9947)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "BEING GENEROUS"
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    THE BOOKS THAT I GAVE 4 STARS TO, I WAS BEING A LITTLE GENEROUS. I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO GIVE 3.5 STARS

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2035)
    Performance
    (1715)
    Story
    (1708)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    Parusski says: "Good Corey Story"
    "LAST AND NOT THE BEST"
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    BOOK 6 OF THE 6 BOOK SERIES IS VERY GOOD BUT IS THE WEAKEST OF THE SERIES. MR. DeMILLE IN AN INTERVIEW SAID THIS WOULD BE THE BEST OF THE SERIES BUT I HAVE TO STRONGLY DISAGREE.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Three Documents That Made America

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Sam Fink
    • Narrated By Sam Fink, Terry Bregy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    For the first time ever, the complete founding documents of the United States of America are here in one unabridged recording. Sam Fink, award-winning author of the highly acclaimed illustrated book of The Declaration of Independence, provides concise introductions.

    Tim says: "a must study"
    "a must study"
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    all u.s. history students should be required to read this. just an amazing look into this great country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Bunyan
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (114)

    This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

    Tobin says: "A good Audio Book"
    "interesting"
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    very interesting facts but said nothing about the adventure on the high seas and was a little dry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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