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Cindy

Bryanston, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • Whip Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (52)

    There are two worlds in racing: winning and losing. Private detective Sid Halley has gone from one to the other - fast. First his career as a jockey ended when he lost his hand in a fall. Then his wife said a cold goodbye. Now he’s on the trail of thugs who crush losers with vicious pleasure.These are people who aim to win at any price.

    Dennis says: "Well written, very British"
    "Another Sid Halley Success"
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    Would you listen to Whip Hand again? Why?

    Ive read it twice, it was wonderful to listen to it! Absolutely would listen to it agai


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes!


    What about Tony Britton’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant narrator, however at times the audio fades in and out a bit and appears that the narrator changes


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

    Mmmmm. No idea not my strong suit


    Any additional comments?

    Wished they would write another Sid Halley! I've read them all and just love them all. My absolute best of Dick Francis

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under Orders

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    "Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than one eyebrow." It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well but, in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Happy to see you again, Sid Halley!"
    "Fabulously written and read. Another masterpiece"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Riveting, cannot put it down?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Orders?

    The plot and tenacity and just brilliant writing


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of it!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Portions made me chuckle with the cleverness


    Any additional comments?

    Beautifully narrated! Martin Jarvis keeps you riveted!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dick Francis's Gamble

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Felix Francis
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (100)

    Felix Francis co-wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010. Taking up the reins for his first solo effort, Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy. Former jockey Nicholas “Foxy” Foxton is at the track one day when he witnesses the execution-style killing of his friend Herb Novak. Worried he might be next, Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn’t know about.

    B. Colley says: "A Disappointing Read"
    "Couldn't put it down"
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    If you could sum up Dick Francis's Gamble in three words, what would they be?

    Sill has magic!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot, although a bit predictable after ready all his previous stories


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

    The narrator was quite irritating! Tevoice was the best I've heard


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

    Enjoyed it all


    Any additional comments?

    Will definitely not download books with this narrator again! Squeaky and child-like voice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10528)
    Performance
    (9082)
    Story
    (9043)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Fantastic"
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    The background of the man behind apple, learning his idiosyncrasies, what drove him. Insightful into what makes a genius, an amazing person but a fallible man.


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

    Jack Welch, Dave Ulrich - masters in their fields


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the entire book, not one part in particular as it is all too integrated into making and forming the bigger picture/story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, was happy to listen to it for its entire duration


    Any additional comments?

    I would NEVER have gotten through reading this book, but the aidile version was just fantastic! We listened to this travelling down to Cape Town from Johannesburg, the journey went by in a flash felt like 2hrs instead of 14. A fabulous book to listen to if a long journey ahead is planned

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On the Edge

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Richard Hammond
    • Narrated By Richard Hammond, Mindy Hammond
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (73)

    Richard Hammond describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life.

    Cindy says: "A bit disappointing!"
    "A bit disappointing!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was ok, I expected a bit more so was quite disappointed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    It was the Rob Louw book -Stories I only tell my friends' and WHAT A DIFFERENCE and I've fallen in love with audiobooks story telling


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Hammond and Mindy Hammond ?

    No


    Did On the Edge inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    While Richard is enormously Entertainng on TV I was slightly disappointed in how his voice translates in audible. His wife has 'cute voice' but not for audio

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2925)
    Performance
    (2251)
    Story
    (2243)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    Chris - Audible says: "Believe the hype"
    "Thoroughly Entertainng!"
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    If you could sum up Stories I Only Tell My Friends in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous, funny, riveting


    What other book might you compare Stories I Only Tell My Friends to and why?

    First of its kind I've listened to and WHAT an fabulous experience


    What about Rob Lowe’s performance did you like?

    Everything - the unknown stories behind the "stories", his honesty and just the way it was narrated. I never wanted my car journeys to end as I needed to stop the journey when I reached my destination and couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more.


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

    No idea - I leave the inspiration to the experts


    Any additional comments?

    This book far exceeding my expectations. I loved ever single minute and was so sad when it came to an end!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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