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  • Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jake Adelstein
    • Narrated By Jake Adelstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (133)

    At 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquility. What he got was a life of crime reporting at the prestigious Yomiuri Shinbun. For 12 years of 80-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan, where extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption are as familiar as ramen noodles and sake.

    Steven says: "Memoir, crime story and travelogue in one package"
    "Good writing, terrible reading."
    Overall

    This book is a prime example of why not every author should read his/her book. Adelstein read his memoir so quickly it was hard to tell where thoughts began and ended. I enjoyed learning about his years in Tokyo but would have enjoyed a lot more if a professional read it instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kafka on the Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    Overall
    (1536)
    Performance
    (845)
    Story
    (838)

    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

    Melinda says: "Brilliant Meandering--what was in those brownies.."
    "A touching, mind-bending tale"
    Overall

    When listening to a book, the narrator is very important to me and this book has by far some of the best. Layers of complexity and emotions were added by Barrett, Le Sueur and others, which made this already fascinating story even harder to put down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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