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Ulrike Nunn

German living in LA.

USA | Member Since 2008

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  • 13 reviews
  • 24 ratings
  • 570 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • The Bride Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ted Dekker
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (197)

    FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.

    Holly Helscher says: "Everyone is the Favorite"
    "Nicely narrated, sappy ,half researched thriller."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's terribly close to a "Penny Novel" ...the ones you can buy at Gelson's in the Magazine Section. So...elderly, lonely ladies I guess.


    What could Ted Dekker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better research and much, much, much less repetitions and explanations about things he'd just clearly explained.


    What does John Glover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has a nice voice.


    Any additional comments?

    The book starts out promising and completely deteriorates in the second half. Totally murky message too. Oh well... nice narration it was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Diane Keaton
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion of beauty. In Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, she shares the wisdom she’s accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could write - a smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty.

    Melinda says: "Comfortable in her skin"
    "Nauseating"
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    What would have made Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty better?

    ... nothing, I came to believe that this portraits the inside world of Diane Keaton accurately wich means I'm now not a fan anymore !


    Has Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty?

    Where to start ?


    Any additional comments?

    I was convinced that the bad reviews just couldn't understand Diane Keaton...I would ! Now, I wished somebody would have said to her "Listen... " and maybe somebody had.It's a truly nauseating, namedropping, brand obsessed, lost touch if she ever had it, self-obsessed atrocity and the rare number of things worth hearing are so tainted by "it's all been said better before" and so trite that it would have been better to shut up all together.Quite shocking that publication... and boring, now that's an accomplishment !

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kem Nunn
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Dr. Eldon Chance is a brilliant forensic neuropsychologist with a long track record of getting involved with damaged women. After separating from his wife, a series of bad decisions leads to Chance sleeping with a patient named Jaclyn Blackstone. Unfortunately her ex-husband is an Oakland homicide detective and the jealous type.

    CHESTER says: "DERIVATIVES OF CHANCE"
    "Noir-Tragic-Commedy"
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    Would you listen to Chance again? Why?

    Yes, I like the fabric of the story and how its always surprising and often funny with a twist.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How control is an illusion and shit just happens.


    Which character – as performed by Adam Verner – was your favorite?

    Big D.


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

    Big D's medical records.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great novel. You can't put it down and it makes you laugh out loud at times when you were expecting to get choked up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dogs of Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kem Nunn
    • Narrated By Jim Beaver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Jack Fletcher is hired to take pictures of a dangerous, premier mysto surf spot off the Pacific Northwest. But disaster soon strikes when an Indian boy drowns - and the men from his reservation seek vengeance .

    Ulrike Nunn says: "Oh Jimmy Beaver, let me count the ways..."
    "Oh Jimmy Beaver, let me count the ways..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's my favorite Kem Nunn novel. I guess...well, it changes every week ;)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Drew Harmon.. have a listen how Jim Beaver narrates this badass... damned the guy is good !!!


    Which character – as performed by Jim Beaver – was your favorite?

    Ha! I just said it above, Drew Harmon... it sounds like sand in a coffee grinder when Jim Beaver narrates him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I believe the book was optioned long ago and I believe the tag line was " Where Legends Die" which is also the name of the german translation, though I don't care for altering book titles in foreign countries.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm married to the guy who wrote it and I can tell you that a lot of things in that book are true and thoroughly researched.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Things They Carried

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1093)
    Performance
    (1013)
    Story
    (1005)

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

    Darwin8u says: "Grief, terror, love, longing"
    "Perfect narration, great book !"
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    Would you listen to The Things They Carried again? Why?

    Yes, you almost need two passes ... one for the story and one to wallow in Brian Cranston's utterly stunning artistry and humanity.
    I wished I could tell him how much I admire him just for being good to that book.


    What about Bryan Cranston’s performance did you like?

    Everything...and over time I might be able to think of more words and descriptions why this performance is so noble and beautiful without being pompous and annoying.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Things They Carried and why?

    Its hard to choose but probably his childhood girlfriend who died of a brain tumor.


    Any additional comments?

    I understood things about "The Human Condition" that I thought I had nailed down and after the book it was clear that I knew nothing.Also, I cried so hard on an LA freeway in rush hour while listening to the book that I thought I have to pull over until I can drive again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (875)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (518)

    When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

    Jo says: "Superb - Justice to Jane Austen and Emma Thompson"
    "Liked it exceedingly !"
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    I liked it indeed, exceedingly.Jane Austen never fails me and neither did the narrator.

    Thank you Audible.
    Yours truly

    Ulrike Nunn of Langenhan Park. Esquire

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Don't Believe in Atheists

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Chris Hedges
    • Narrated By Chris Hedges
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    There are two radical and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: Christian fundamentalists, who see religious faith as their exclusive prerogative, and New Atheists, who brand all religious belief as irrational. Too often, the religious majority - those committed to tolerance and compassion as well as their faith - are caught in the middle.

    Ulrike Nunn says: "Not terrible, a little scrambled ,angry reader."
    "Not terrible, a little scrambled ,angry reader."
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    Yeah, I think I get his point... kind of. I don't think he knows what he wants to say either, he has a feeling and he's angry. Some people say he is a great force for good in this land and one should include him in ones studies alongside Hitchens and Dawkins ... they just often flatten him entirely in the writings ( Hitchens and Dawkins who are also the people he addresses directly in his writings ), in the logic and even in the narration.
    That all being said, I can share that feeling he has that we might want to keep god in the picture as another word for compassion and the uniting spirit... see what I mean, I'm trying to narrow it down and it can't be narrowed down, it's quite a mess of a book.

    4 of 4 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
    (961)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (618)

    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!"
    "Writing okay, stilted narration."
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    Intellectually I can process that Hemingway was a good writer yet it all seems a little dated and boring to me ...though, it might just be the stilted narration by William Hurt that I didn't care for. He seems so vain that he has to chop up and almost mispronounce things to add his touch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2563)
    Performance
    (2356)
    Story
    (2345)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Colin Firth is simply great as narrator."
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    I like Graham Green. Knowing the guy struggled a lot with bipolar disorder explains the weirdness and sometimes repetitiveness of the book but I like him well enough.
    Colin Firth... I wished he'd narrates everything LOL, he is just fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, and others
    Overall
    (1912)
    Performance
    (972)
    Story
    (969)

    Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science, and culture - all in a lavishly produced audiobook.

    Lee says: "Good book, not great. But let me explain."
    "Perfect Fun and Educating !"
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    It's so good...and fun...and greatly narrated...and smartly, smartly written.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it ! Good Job !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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