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Daniel

Miami, Florida, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7568)
    Performance
    (6822)
    Story
    (6920)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "Best way to enjoy a J.R.R. Tolkien story"
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    Where does The Hobbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobook experiences I had in the last few years, I heard it before in a full cast version, but honestly, if you want to enjoy this, first, you need an unabridged version, and second, a great narrator.

    The story itself is one of the most fascinating adventures you'll find around, so much that when reaching the end you fell kinda sad is getting to an end, and I can't really say that for every audiobook out there.


    What other book might you compare The Hobbit to and why?

    Comparing The Hobbit to other stories is not easy, it's a story like no other, you need to listen to the whole J.R.R. Tolkien books to get the full idea, there's Narnia and perhaps Eldest and Brisingr, but not comparable.


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

    The voices are just espectacular, the pace, the rythm, you get so attached to the style that you fell you can't stop the audiobook until it is finished.


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

    The Hobbit, how the will of a small hobbit can make a difference!


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, 5 stars seems to be not enough, there are some things to improve perhaps in the recording, little "hiss" sound now and then, but the story and narrator are so good, you just ignore them after a while.

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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10579)
    Performance
    (9124)
    Story
    (9088)

    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"
    "Think Different! and I don't own any apple product"
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    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best, this is really how Steve Jobs was, nothing was left aside, despite the success, you can see where his flaws were, which only makes it human and you can learn what made him different!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The real person he was, simple, what I learned the best:


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

    Not the best reading, but, it was good, keeps you engaged.


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

    Think Different


    Any additional comments?

    I'm an Android user, don't own any apple product at the time being, probably in the future, I really enjoyed this biography, and got to know more about Steve Jobs philosophy, very interesting concepts, ideas, and thinking, I recommend this to EVERYONE, not just for apple fans ;)

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