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Rune

Roskilde, Denmark | Member Since 2004

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  • The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Shaara
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1112)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (555)

    After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

    Gene says: "Almost a Perfect Audiobook"
    "Best I ever read"
    Overall

    This is one of the best novels I have ever read. It takes you into a time where the destiny of a nation was formed. The description of the battle and the charecters fighting in it, is a masterpiece like no other I have ever encountered. This book is truly one of the finest civil war novels I have encountered. Unlike many a boring textbook from my high school days, this goes back the figures and into the battle itself. People comes to life like no other book and paint the reality of the battle. I can not urge you enough to read the book, but I can promise you an experince like non other.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Fahrenheit 451

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1981)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (967)

    The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires, and he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for 10 years, and never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. He never questioned anything, until he met a 17-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.

    Casey says: "Still Relevant"
    "Best book I ever read"
    Overall

    This book is one of the most importend book I ever read. It tells a story about an America where intellectual are outlawed, books burned, free thought oppressed. Manipulation through media and tv, and censorship. It also looks at changing history. And altering writing.
    I find this very interesting, especially here on Audible. With all their abridged books they are certainly promoting censorship against their customers.
    Read it, please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3241)
    Performance
    (2300)
    Story
    (2309)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Best book on the subject"
    Overall

    The book is the best book about the Third Reich i ever read. It grabs you from the first chapter. It tells a story from the point of view of someone who was present at the time. Who experienced the Reich at first hand. Every (almost) statement has been verified from official papers.

    I can only recommend it in the highest praise.

    28 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Tai-Pan: A Novel of Hong Kong

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (382)

    After the British seize Hong Kong following the first Opium War, the owners of two competing trading companies seek to destroy each other, both professionally and personally.

    Cy Judge says: "A great audio book"
    "Rivalry is hell"
    Overall

    In the middle of the 19th century, Hong Kong is founded. In order to destroy his rival, the largest traders, Dirk Struan uses his influence over the local authorities to gain every advantage he needs using even his family to gain victory. But when he is broke and with the back to the wall, he makes a deal, with concequences that will follow his decendents for over a hundred years.
    This prequel to Noble House, gives you a picture of the politics of the 19th century, and it show how hatred can consume men, so they will use even their family to get their victory.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Comeback

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood, at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theater was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir. The sudden unexplained death of a string of valuable racehorses from one small area in Gloucestershire was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But Darwin was local. He remembered people and what was at stake. And now he knew enough to get himself killed.

    Rune says: "Horses that dies"
    "Horses that dies"
    Overall

    As many others I believed that horses and novell's about them were mainly for girls. But this book is definetly not. It can of course be read by them, but not solely by them. Well, now to the book.

    The book is a mystery-novell, in a british veterinary-clinic. Horses are dying on the table and a young veterinarian is being blamed for it. Now it is all up to Peter Darwin, an employe with the foreign-office. to help his new friend in uncover the mystery. As he gets deeper into the mystery, he finds out that it is not acidentially, but intentionally. Someone wants the clinic to close down. But who is it and why. Danger comes closer as does the answer to the riddle.

    The book is exiting and well written. You get drawn into the world of horses and murder. The carecters are interesting, and the dept of them is very good. you are hooked from ten minutes in and all the way to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Noble House

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (365)

    The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure, from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes: fire, flood, and landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of Hong Kong, the heart of Asia, rich in every trade: money, flesh, opium, power.

    Lily says: "Great story, great narrator"
    "Great reading"
    Overall

    The book takes up big buisness in the 60's Hong Kong. One of the largest companies in the city, is being threatened by its compeditors, and the Tai-Pan (CEO) of the company has to involve himself in the politics between England and China. Between politics, buisness and secret agents you get a great novel with everything you could wish fore.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2077)
    Performance
    (689)
    Story
    (694)

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "Terror in the deep"
    Overall

    This is truely a great book. When you start reading it is very hard to put it down again before the end. The writer catches you from the first line, and then you are cauth in the deep. It is the story of a doctor going to a secure military facility to counteract a disease that are sweping through the facility. When he gets down below the ocean he finds out, that not all is what it seemes onboard the base. I will not go into the story and telling you the outcome, it is only fit to say that suddenly the safety of the entire facility is placed on his shoulders. The way that the facility and the people are describet is very compelling. the author is giving a insight into the thoughts of the main carecters, withch is rerely seen in this kind of novel. I was very much in daught wheather to give it 4 or 5 stars. I decided to give it 4 because there are some places through out the book, where there are to long sequences, that should be shortened. Not many, and as I said it was a difficult choise. But don't take my word for it, give it a chance and judge for yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 101 Dalmatians

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dodie Smith
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    When the Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of puppies (fifteen in all) everyone is delighted. But their joy is shattered when the pups are kidnapped! The humans don't have a clue as to who the culprit is, but the smartest dogs in London are on the case, and on the trail of fur-loving Cruella de Vil, who will stop at nothing to have a Dalmatian fur coat!

    Ellen says: "An amazingly sweet story"
    "a dogs tale"
    Overall

    The book of the 101 dalmatians, surprised me as I read it. It is rather different then the movies, and not just for the better. Mostly it is a good book, where the dogs tale unfold for your eyes. The story is quite more detailed and emotionel then the movies. Yet, here you follow the dogs, not the humans.
    I miss the scenes with the brothers chase of the puppies, and all the accidents and hardship they endure.
    This is the part I miss, and that is why I only give it 3 stars.
    Do not misunderstand, it is indeed a good book, that deserves to be read.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Next

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1533)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (303)

    Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.

    Ronald says: "interesting topic - dull, boring, confusing book"
    "Genetic confusion"
    Overall

    This novel, dicusses the subjet of manipulation of geens. But this is not really a novel, but rather a colletion of short stories on this subjet. It lacks a story to follow. Very informative, but there are to many different stories, since they do not intertwine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Zero Game

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (138)

    Matthew Mercer and Harris Sandler are playing a mysterious game. It's a game almost no one knows about: not their friends, not their coworkers, and certainly not their bosses, who are some of the most powerful senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill.

    Rodney says: "Great political novel"
    "Good exiting story"
    Overall

    This story is a thrilling ride. the story is exiting and the plot, allthough at times a little to quick, is entertaining. The story keeps you reading/listening all through the book. If you like a good thriller, this is the book to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (161)

    This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.

    R. Adams says: "Jim Dale is a great narrator"
    "Best christmas story ever"
    Overall

    This clasic christmas carol, has been thrilling people for over a century. And it is surely, a masterpiece of a fairytale. The story of the old greedy mr. Scrooge who gets a visit from three spirits. is surely a carol that will never die and never grow to old to read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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