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Brodie

An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

Mornington, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (17)

    During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, but was soon in as much trouble as the tanker. Then pilot boat captain Frank Quirk, hearing of the Coast Guard's troubles on his radio, decided to act.

    Christopher says: "A riveting story"
    "For those in Peril"
    Overall

    If you enjoy a good yarn about the Sea, and sadly there are not enough on Audible, this will hold you spellbound. The story is simple but it is woven into a tapestry of side tales that add to the plot. The subtext is understanding the strength of those that risk their lives daily for other mariners; a breed of people that are rare and incredibly brave when Mother Nature gets very cross indeed.

    I never drive without an audio book and if you want to reduce driving stress, save money on speeding fines and use the time to listen to what the writers of our world have to say, never leave home without one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (169)

    Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

    Garry says: "Dan Brown at his best"
    "Predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Langdon Tale continues in more or less the same places he always seems to venture. Easy listening that does show that Brown seems to love to travel and does try to find issues that naturally polarize his audience. Not a 'must have' but fun for all of that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Song

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2744)
    Performance
    (2385)
    Story
    (2422)

    Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

    Amanda says: "Simply an Amazing Story"
    "Octopussian entertainment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What I mean by that is if you like books within books that come together then this is your genre. The tentacles start far apart and come together to form the body of the tale. I listened twice because it was easy and 'hopeful'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Against All Enemies

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1842)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1256)

    For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance?

    stephen says: "Be patient, it gets better"
    "Sorry? Who wrote this exactly?"
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    I am sorry but I cannot think this was written by TC, it is misses everything that makes his work work. Either he is in his dotage and lost the plot or he is being 'played' by the publishers. Couldn't follow it, the names were all over the place and you lost track, it just made me think 'what is going on here?' This is the only bad report I have ever written for TC and if he DIDN'T actually write it but leant his name to it in some way well then it is a publishing ripoff. If he did write it then it is time to stop, sorry!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Centre: Nick Stone, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Indonesia, January 2005. Nick Stone is working to retrieve incriminating material from amongst the tsunami-ravaged landscape. His team is attacked, and a man dies - but not before he makes an agonising promise that will return one day to haunt him.... Moscow, March 2011. Semi-retired but restless, Stone finds him at the centre of a mission that leads him from the Alpine enclaves of the super-rich to the savage underbelly of war-torn Somalia.

    Brodie says: "Great audio wallpaper"
    "Great audio wallpaper"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like the McNab tales but they are not always relaible and this was one of those

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob: but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born...with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity.

    Robert says: "Jessica is a hidden gem!"
    "Great Aussie Tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A little simplistic but in true Courtenay fashion a great little tale that will entertain

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: The Reply

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (163)

    When scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte uncovered the stunning truth about Area 51--a "training area" on Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada--they opened up a Pandora's box kept hidden from the American public for 50 years.

    Alex says: "Keeps getting better"
    "Time to move on from 51"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Guilty, you sort-a kind-a hope that something new in terms of ideas is going to come out but it doesn't, it didn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moonlight Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (469)

    This 10th novel in Robyn Carr’s New York Times best-selling series features scruffy-looking ex-Navy gynecologist Aiden Riordan and prickly lawyer Erin Foley. While each just wants to get away from it all for the summer, a bear scare, a bizarre concussion, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity thrust them together and kindle an unlikely romance. Then Aiden’s scheming ex-wife shows up.

    Judy says: "Like Catching Up With Old Friends!"
    "Light listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good audio wallpaper but it will not drive the intellect in any way or form. Not that intellect is important you understand, but this is a review and this is basic reading/writing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sound of One Hand Clapping

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Richard Flanagan
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In 1954, in a construction camp for a hydroelectric dam in the remote Tasmanian highlands, Bojan Buloh had brought his family to start a new life away from Slovenia, the privations of war, and refugee settlements. One night, Bojan's wife walked off into a blizzard, never to return - leaving Bojan to drink too much to quiet his ghosts, and to care for his three-year-old daughter, Sonja, alone. Thirty-five years later, Sonja returns to Tasmania and a father haunted by memories of the European war and other, more recent horrors.

    Brodie says: "Far from easy listening"
    "Far from easy listening"
    Overall
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    Story

    But don't let that turn you off. Great read but complex. A library keeper for re-listening from time to time. Like a good wine I think it will grow on those with the tenacity to go the distance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Capricornia

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Xavier Herbert
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Spanning three generations, Capricornia tells the story of Australia's North. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians, of chance relationships that can form bonds for life, of dispossession, murder and betrayal.

    Vivian says: "Too Long"
    "Complicated and might need a couple of listens"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not easy to follow but complex and full bodied with heady overtones that make more sense to the Australian perhaps than others. That being said, worth it for long term repeat listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Net Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donald J. Bingle
    • Narrated By Bruce Pilkenton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Dick Thornby is not Hollywood's idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick's tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives.

    Bruce says: "Net Impact - some reality in your fantasy thriller"
    "Average"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I cant say much more to be quite frank. Ordinary. Why I have to say more to meet 'preview' character needs I cannot tell you?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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