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Lucie

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  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    Richard says: "More Great Julian Barnes"
    "Pedantic ... very little to do with History"
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    What disappointed you about A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters?

    It's not a history of the world as advertised ... unless you're crazy about wood worms and Noah's Ark


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by Julian Barnes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story about the actor in the jungle, that was kind of interesting... not that I know why, the author stops and the story goes on and on about the definition of Love...


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters?

    too much to make a book


    Any additional comments?

    make your own decision, but if you want a real interesting world history listen to The Mental Floss History of the World (Unabridged) available on Audible

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3723)
    Performance
    (3421)
    Story
    (3442)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "AMAZING!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I think it was good as lord of the rings if not better.


    What other book might you compare Heir of Novron to and why?

    Lord of the rings


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    Royce and Hadrian


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

    Many moments, but I don't want to give the plot away.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Legacies: A Repairman Jack Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated By Christopher Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    Repairman Jack isn’t your average appliance repairman - he fixes situations for people, often risking his own life. Jack has no last name, no social security number, works only for cash, and has no qualms when it comes to seeing that the job gets done. Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets, and she has just inherited a house that holds another. Haunted by painful memories, Alicia wants the house destroyed - but somehow everyone she enlists to help ends up violently killed.

    Lucie says: "I'm hooked on the series! Great stories..."
    "I'm hooked on the series! Great stories..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Legacies the most enjoyable?

    The main character is fascinating strange but believable.


    What other book might you compare Legacies to and why?

    Pretty unique a mix of Columbo, Jack Reacher and Buffy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The dreams


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I hope that Audible will add the missing books of the series soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1972)
    Performance
    (1790)
    Story
    (1789)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Ethan M. says: "Harry Dresden meets English bureaucracy"
    "Funny and lots of twists kept me fascinated"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the narrator is excellent combined with a great mystery, it's a fun book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How an unbelievable world is made believable by adding layers of government admin


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

    Great narrator, funny intonations that I would never have "imagined" if I read the book.


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

    Yes... found lots of excuses to do menial chores so I could keep listening, the house is much cleaner because of it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (353)

    Consistently appearing on US and UK best-seller lists, C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake mysteries have earned considerable critical acclaim, including a CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. At the behest of a former servant to Catherine Parr, Shardlake travels to Portsmouth to investigate claims of unspeakable crimes committed upon a young ward of the court. There, Shardlake uncovers disturbing evidence even as England’s continuing war with France rages around him.

    Marie says: "Shardlake has begun to annoy"
    "Wonderful!!"
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    Would you listen to Heartstone again? Why?

    Absolutely, not just Hearstone, the whole series... What a wonderful way to learn about history... a great series!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew Shardlake for his "misplaced" belief on justice, and also his assistant Barrat (sp?).


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

    He bring reality to a world I wouldn't have a clue about...


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

    Just a thirst for knowledge about how people living in that era thought, lived, loved, survived etc.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series... I hope a new book will be available soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kraken

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (316)

    With this outrageous new novel, China Miéville has written one of the strangest, funniest, and flat-out scariest books you will read this—or any other—year. The London that comes to life in Kraken is a weird metropolis awash in secret currents of myth and magic, where criminals, police, cultists, and wizards are locked in a war to bring about—or prevent—the End of All Things.

    Caveat Emptor says: "A New Favorite Author"
    "Yuk... and a waste of time"
    Overall

    If it wasn't for John Lee (Narrator) I would'nt even tried to to finish it ... it's a mixture of Dr Who, star treck (all generations) and LSD at their worst.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moscow Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1181)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (499)

    In the new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Servant, the death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spy craft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

    Lucie says: "Change of narrator"
    "Change of narrator"
    Overall

    Same as the previous reviewer, I was very disapointed in the narrator... it's hard to change after the wonderful narration that John Lee gave to Silva's previous books... However the story is very good, and maybe the narrator isn't so bad ... It just felt like a new set of characters, and I missed the old ones.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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