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Michaela

Unterumbach, Germany

ratings
213
REVIEWS
8
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
4
HELPFUL VOTES
45

  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1208)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (897)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
    "What to add ..."
    Overall

    Best book so far (out of 150+) brilliantly told, brilliantly narrated, a must for all audible fans

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17134)
    Performance
    (13545)
    Story
    (13620)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Great with flaws"
    Overall

    I can relate to all the five star reviews, but there are quite a number of things which really, really bug me like; "Hogar, Hogar, Hogar, Hogar ..." and "Corn, Corn, Corn, Corn..." not having read this this book you wouldn't what the fiddles I'm talking about, but confident that you will actually listen to the book at some stage you will find out......

    Story is absolutely fine, a trifle long at times, but I like that in a book...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard's First Rule: Sword of Truth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Terry Goodkind
    • Narrated By Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4129)
    Performance
    (2514)
    Story
    (2548)

    In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

    A User says: "Better than the show"
    "Amateur everything..."
    Overall

    The story itself is not bad, the characters, narration and the romantic interludes however are totally, well 2nd grade high-school stuff.

    Wouldn't recommend this to anyone ... it's like a school project


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Talbot Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (244)

    For 40 years Western intelligence agents have known a terrible secret: the Russians have a mole - code-named Talbot - inside the CIA. At first Talbot is suspected of killing European agents. Then a street-smart ex-cop uncovers a storm of espionage and murder on the streets of New York, while in a Long Island suburb a civic demonstration against the Russian mission masks a desperate duel of nerves and wits. Engineered by Talbot, a shadow world of suspicion and deceit is spilling onto the streets....

    Evelyn J. Sickler says: "Not My Favorite"
    "13 in a dozen"
    Overall

    How a good writer like DeMille can start off a terrific book and then convert to a plot which can be found in 99% of cheap thrill books is unclear to me.
    A former NY cop, some old farts and his rich girlfriend save the world from total destruction within the last minute .... throughout the book I feared such an outcome but then I though DeMille might surprise us ... he didn't ... all in all great writer, boring story 13 in a dozen plots.... very dissapointed

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4499)
    Performance
    (2650)
    Story
    (2650)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Best book sofar..."
    Overall

    I have 173 books in my library, read most of them, about 80% were carefully selected, as was Matterhorn.
    Matterhorn being, up until now at least, the best of the bunch. I never though I could get into war-stories, but I gave it a try and man, it's worth it.
    I listened to the complete book within a time period of 36 hours... just couldn't put it to rest. The difficulty as always is to find something equally entertaining.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • New York: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (908)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (505)

    New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

    Chuck says: "Stunning"
    "Would of given 4 credits"
    Overall

    what a great novel.... makes me want to move to >New York ... great novel!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alibi

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sydney Bauer
    • Narrated By Bill Ten Eyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Jessica Nagoshi, the beautiful heiress to her father's billion-dollar empire, is being groomed, along with her brother Peter, to take control of Nagoshi Inc. That is, until she is brutally murdered in the greenhouse of her father's extensive Wellesley estate. Jessica was in her third year pre-law at the prestigious Deane University and the police enter the hallowed halls of the most expensive college in America to begin their investigation.

    Michaela says: "Good? .... absolutely fantastic!"
    "Good? .... absolutely fantastic!"
    Overall

    It took me 2 days to get through this 18 hour book. I read reviews where people say "I couldn't put it down" and so on and I think, yeah right, but this I couldn't put down, exciting, well written and the plot ... simply terrific. One of the top 3 most exciting books I have ever read/listened to, and I listen to app. 5 audiobooks a month for the past 3 years...
    Musread it if you're into thrillers/detectives and well thought through plots.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9251)
    Performance
    (3457)
    Story
    (3539)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Paul says: "In love with books again"
    "Very disapointing ..."
    Overall

    Facts are probably all correct, but so are those of an encyclopedia.
    Rather boring/similar to Da Vinci story line with a very unsatisfying ending, to which I had to wrestle myself up to.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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