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David

Warranyte, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • The Remaining

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By D. J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (1639)
    Performance
    (1539)
    Story
    (1546)

    In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

    Mike Naka says: "top notch! highly recommended!"
    "Really poor story"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from D. J. Molles and/or Christian Rummel?

    No, there were so many plot holes it was crazy. Narration was ok, but probably below par


    What was most disappointing about D. J. Molles’s story?

    The story focussed on trivial details rather than addressing the fundamental plot defects. This is shamelessly written with the intention to have the reader purchase the next book in the series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • From London Far

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    As Meredith, an academic, stands in a Bloomsbury tobacconist waiting for his two ounces of tobacco, he murmurs a verse of ‘London, a Poem’ and is astounded when a trap door opens into the London Catacombs, bringing him face to face with the Horton Venus, by Titian. From then on he is trapped in a maze of the illicit art trade, in the company of the redoubtable Jane Halliwell.

    Yvette68 says: "A Tale for a Lover of Art and Mad Adventure"
    "The most disjointed storyline ever conceived"
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    What would have made From London Far better?

    The storyline was completely unbelievable and the language used was repetitive.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Innes’s story?

    Repetition of phrases and words. Large amounts of the story were dealt with by the use of retrospective conversations with other characters? A truly terrible story


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

    Yes. He's one of my favourite narrators, which is why I chose this book. Pity about the book though..


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

    Jonathan Keeble.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in 3B

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Mike Ray, Shay Moore, King Parker, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (238)

    Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.

    Dream says: "Epilogue brings the story together"
    "DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I got paid to listen to it. I'm talking thousands of dollars


    What could Carl Weber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it remotely interesting and provided the characters with some depth


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Clearly they have never narrated an audio book before. It was appalling.


    What character would you cut from The Man in 3B?

    I was considering cutting my own throat after listing to this sh!t, but I'd just cut all the characters and listen to silence.


    Any additional comments?

    RUBBISH

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Envy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Victor Slezak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1441)
    Performance
    (607)
    Story
    (607)

    New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Envy"
    "TERRIBLE - The wettest most predictable tripe ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Envy better?

    A less predictable story line, some character depth and perhaps an ending that was not so obvious


    What was most disappointing about Sandra Brown’s story?

    This was as soppy as Mills and Boon


    What didn’t you like about Victor Slezak’s performance?

    Mispronunciation of words


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I laughed out loud at some of the more ridiculous parts of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3384)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2328)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Not what I expected!"
    Overall
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    Where does A Prayer for Owen Meany rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I've listened to


    What did you like best about this story?

    This isn't the type of thing I usually listen to, but very well told and engaging.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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