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Andre

Brasilia DF, Brazil

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  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9983)
    Performance
    (6061)
    Story
    (6090)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Must read"
    Overall

    The book has some exaggeration in the account of events but overall it is a must read audiobook. A beautiful story and surprising ending.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Interview with Michael Crichton

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Beth Anderson
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (82)

    Best-selling author Michael Crichton talks with Audible's publisher Beth Anderson about his latest book, State of Fear. In this interview, Crichton explains how he came to rethink common wisdom about global warming. In the three year process of writing and researching the book, Crichton witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be to unearth scientific truth in a heavily politicized atmosphere. He warns against fanaticism and explains why a healthy skepticism is imperative in these fearful times.

    Rayna says: "Thought provoking and entertaining"
    "Zzzz"
    Overall

    Very dull interview. I like Michael Crichton's books, but this interview is not worth the free download.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4771)
    Performance
    (1893)
    Story
    (1889)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Keeps up the tempo"
    Overall

    Though the book is extraordinarily long, the autor and the narrator keep you interested in the plot. At first I was very disapointed believing Robert Littel was making up absurd theories on the international intelligence agencies (e.g. post-war relationship between CIA and the german SS agents) but after talking to history professors I found out that this book was actually very well researched. Well worth the 2 credits.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Next

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (1504)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (281)

    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"
    "B Movie"
    Overall

    This books is organized as a series of short stories intertwined into a longer text. Actually, there is no purpose for so many short stories – the story as a whole does not add up to a great, ingenious plot. There are a few witty parts but mostly a series of dull catastrophic/futuristic narratives. Cant say I enjoyed listening to it as I did the other books of this great author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated By David Chandler, Tracy Sallows
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Singer's famous and never-before-recorded novel about a passionate, forbidden love affair between Jew and Gentile in 17th century Poland.

    Craig B. Kurtz says: "Forbidden Love"
    "Recuing mankind within"
    Overall

    Indeed this is a 5 star audiobook.

    'The Slave' is an utmost interesting reading. Mr. Singer's accounts of the bondage created in adverse times by this 'unorthodox couple' sheds lights on modern day relationships as well. His picture of the state of life in Poland 300 years ago is a revelation. The lessons in 'The Slave' are applicable to everyone - rescuing the mankind within, struggling to keep the faith while those considered 'faithful' do not present us good reasons to do so and finding human goodness despite everything.

    The narrators are almost impeccable - wish they had narrated other audiobooks.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Raymond Todd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1606)
    Performance
    (636)
    Story
    (641)

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    Steven says: "My favorite audio book"
    "Brilliant autobio"
    Overall

    There are some very poignant parts and some very funny ones as well in this audiobook. The narration is fabulous and the perspectives of an insider on the Manhattan Project make of this audiobook a must read for autobio afficionados.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3384)
    Performance
    (1140)
    Story
    (1135)

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Amazon Customer says: "You will ROFL"
    "A fairly good comedian"
    Overall

    Sedaris is a reasonable comedian in a poorly organized audiobook. There are few good jokes. Cant really recommend this one...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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