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Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2004

  • 45 reviews
  • 206 ratings
  • 345 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "For you my friend, a thousand times over"

    This book is written and read in the precise way it should have been. No blemishes. It is superb.

    The book is not a lesson in Afghan history or Islam. If one is searching for a history lesson embedded in a good plot this is not the book. This is a story, a novel. A classic, gripping, engrossing story full of powerful characters. It will touch your soul and do not be surprised if you quietly wipe a tear or two during the listen as I did. Also, do not be surprised if you chuckle aloud while listening. The story is about a privileged weakling in Kabul and how he grows up with a moral burden, migrates to US and finally returns and to redeem himself. A folk hero like father, his servants son as a friend, a local bully and an immigrant Afghani General the characters are interesting and events around them thought provoking. All scenes in the book including the kite battles are well written. I could visualize everything and see it like a movie.

    This was a good listen even through it did not fall under the genera of books I usually listen to. It was also a surprise as after a long time a non-thriller was so compelling and absorbing.

    Go ahead. This book is for all taste buds. My favorite phrase form the book: For you my friend, a thousand times over.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • No Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Gilstrap
    • Narrated By Jeremy Gage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done - especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful.

    Pamela says: "Good story; terrible narration."
    "Action thriller. No Plot"

    A Mediocre plot. Well described action. Not a book that will make you skip a TV show to listen but also not a one that you will give up.
    If you like the sound of guns in a book you can choose this one. If you like mystery, thrill of suspense. Skip this.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • City of Bones: Harry Bosch Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez

    On New Year's Day, Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is human.

    Pamela says: "A good read"
    "As good as ever"

    If you have read Michael Connelly before, this is easy. This is as good as it can get. Real Joy. Choose it without hesitation. If you are new to Connelly, do not worry too much. Choose it. It is an awesome thriller. It is an Harry Bosch book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear the Worst

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner

    One chilly morning a man throws himself off a Great Lakes ferry. An apparent suicide, the body is never found. Five years later, we learn that the man had faked his own death. An accountant who had become unwittingly mixed up in a criminal conspiracy, he was being threatened by a ruthless mobster: tell us where the money is or we'll kill your wife and eight-year-old daughter. If he'd been able to hand over the money, he would have done it in a heartbeat.

    Rajesh says: "Error in the summary"
    "Error in the summary"

    There is a mistake here. This book is a about a young girl who disappears and her fathers hunt for her. Quite a thriller. Very good characters. Father is a car salesman. The summary that appears on the Audible site seems to be for some other book! Audible can remove this review if they fix the problem!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Broker

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Vincent Marcello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In his final hours in the Oval Office the President grants a controversial last minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious power broker who has spent the last six years in a federal prison. The President issues the pardon only after receiving pressure from the CIA. It seems that in his broker heyday, Backman may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's surveillance.

    Rajesh says: "Mediocre"

    A poor plot. Extremely poorly crafted characters. No real suspense. minor thrills. No legal stuff. Do not bother with this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mahabharata

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Margaret Simpson
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel

    The Mahabharata is the story of five brothers - some of the most glorious heroes ever known. They are children of the gods, and they have incredible powers. They also have the most lethal enemies. The Pandavas' lives are full of mystery and wonder. This was a mythical time when the gods themselves walked on the earth. Even a feeble old monkey lying on a path could turn out to be one of the immortals.

    Rajesh says: "Difficult"

    To be downloaded only if you have some basic understanding of Mahabharata. Make a list of characters and their roles which is the last chapter or from wikipedia before you embark on this adventure. And one has to remember this in the abridged Mahabharata. It will just give you an overview of the world longest poetry. Avoid this if you do not want to take some strain in listening. This book is not for relaxing and enjoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindred in Death: In Death, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this novel from number-one New York Times-best-selling author J. D. Robb, the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind. Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside.

    Mary A. Wieben says: "Love the series but..."
    "My Mistake"

    My mistake. I got misguided by the 4.19 rating from other readers. This a police procedural story. Limited twist, limited turns, no u turns....mainly a single track book with very less traffic! I will not read or listen to Robb again.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • New Tricks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara.

    John says: "New Tricks"
    "Still Good...but not the best"

    Not his best. But still good enough for a constant smile, suspense and a few LOL!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Void Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In L.A., Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job.

    Snoodely says: "Connelly rules!"
    "James Hadley Chase"

    A little different from the normal Connelly. But a classic. It is a crime thriller which reminded me a lot of James Hadley Chase. Prefect thrills. No disappointments! edge of the seat 70% of the time. Go ahead and choose this one.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • How to Have a Beautiful Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Edward De Bono
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower

    Use the power of creative thinking to become more attractive with a makeover of your mind! It doesn't need a high IQ, or reams of knowledge, or a great personality. All it needs is creativity, imagination and empathy - all techniques that anyone can learn. Here Edward de Bono, world-famous for changing the way people think, shows you in a clear, practical language how to impress people with simple conversational tactics. Want to be irresistable? Then follow de Bono's advice.

    Rajesh says: "Trash from a master"
    "Trash from a master"

    From a genius such mediocre stuff is not acceptable. It is bad by any standard. Get any self improvement book. Dale Carnegie is 100 times better then this trash from a brilliant man!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Job

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rob, a professional debunker, is watching yet another performance by a supposed psychic. But as she calls forth the spirit entity known as Isus, another voice suddenly interrupts. And this one is so unexpected and so real, even the hardened skeptic finds he can't help but believe.

    Linda says: "Terrific, but too short"
    "Nothing Special"

    It is nothing special. It did not bore me. I smiled about 15 times, laughed aloud 3 times and frowned and grimaced the rest of the time while driving from Durban to Johannesburg while listening to this a part of the way.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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