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Paul

Paul in Boston

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  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (451)

    Followers of the New Temple of God - all well-bred, well-heeled young women - are becoming targets for murder. With Sherlock Holmes at her side, Mary Russell plunges headlong into a dangerous investigation of life behind the sinister temple walls.

    Karen says: "A Monstrous Regiment of Women"
    "A HARD SLOG"
    Overall

    This book is a good deal about bible studies and people I don't care about. The "mystery" is rather thin soup and a bit of an after thought. Too much about too little. Further, Holmes is AWOL much of the book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4425)
    Performance
    (1633)
    Story
    (1640)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "A Nicely Turned Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    If the history of the Revolutionary War were a three volume set, this would be the middle volume. The book opens a short time after Bunker Hill and ends just after Washington crosses the Delaware.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon's Path: Dagger and Coin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Daniel Abraham
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (643)

    Popular author Daniel Abraham’s works have been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. In The Dragon’s Path, former soldier Marcus is now a mercenary—but he wants nothing to do with the coming war. So instead of fighting, he elects to guard a caravan carrying the wealth of a nation out of the war zone—with the assistance of an unusual orphan girl named Cithrin.

    Kristin says: "Epic Fantasy and Something Else"
    "Too, Too Much"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Dragon's Path? What did you like least?

    Not bad, but certainly not great. Epic fantasy is my guilty pleasure. I like to turn on the book and turn off my mind. Unfortunately, this book has ten pounds of stuff constantly trying to be squeezed into a five pound bag. Too many plot lines, too many races, too many characters ... Too!, Too!, Too Much!


    What aspect of Pete Bradbury’s performance would you have changed?

    Don't Like: Pete seems to treat every sentence as a question.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4536)
    Performance
    (3070)
    Story
    (3102)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    AudioAddict says: "A hero with a sexy voice!"
    "Jack Campbell - B and Christian Rummel - A"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless the most enjoyable?

    I really like Christian Rummel as the story teller. He has enough voices to make it enjoyable without taking away from the storyline.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    This is a continuing story so ask me again in another 5 books.


    What about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s performance did you like?

    As noted, I very much like Christian Rummel as a story teller. Having Mr. Rummel as the reader would get me to buy a borderline book selection. I enjoy listening to the author for a few minutes before the book is read. I would like this feature added to more books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Its a little too long for one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    A book that does not require your full attention to keep the storyline going.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patton

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Alan Axelrod
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (60)

    George S. Patton was a general who achieved greatness in his field by contradicting his own nature. A cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command.

    Chris Reich says: "Odd Reading, Great Book"
    "A bit plodding and mundane"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At West Point he had "no real friends". This statement along with many others goes unexplored.

    A bio of facts and dates - No more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9321)
    Performance
    (7677)
    Story
    (7744)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    "A History Lesson"
    Overall

    I found the second installment to be a bit thick on "mythology-history" and thin on story line. There is more than a couple of hours of narrative that bored me to tears. A bit too serious for a "guilty pleasure". Lighten' Up!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Thug

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip M. Taylor
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (31)

    Confessions of a Thug is an English novel written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839 based on the Thuggee cult in British India.This book is a tale of crime and retribution. Set in 1832 in India, the story lays bare the practices of the Thugs, or deceivers as they were called, who lived in boats and used to murder those passengers whom they were able to entice into their company in their voyages up and down the rivers.

    Richard says: "Grotesque at best"
    "A bit wordy and dated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book speaks of a time and place so long ago. A charming manner of story telling in the first hours, becomes a bore the longer it continues. A very interesting tale, but dated by the passage of 200 years since first authored.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert Evans
    • Narrated By Robert Evans
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    The Kid Stays in the Picture by Hollywood giant and legendary "bad boy" Robert Evans is an intimate and fascinating account of his rise, fall, and rise again in show business. The only actor to ever run a studio, Evans took Paramount from the basement to the penthouse with such movies as The Odd Couple, Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather, and Chinatown. An extraordinary recounter, Evans spares no one, least of all himself.

    Amazon Customer says: "Cult Classic - Must be Heard to be Believed"
    "The Producer of Some of the Finest Movies Made"
    Overall

    Robert Evans: (1) Ernest Heimingway hated his acting; (2) Produced the Godfather, Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby .... (3) Married Seven Times; (4) Went bankrupt; and (5) Jack Nicholson (on his own) went to Europe and begged the home owner to sell the house back to Evans. What a life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Empire: Mistborn Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7660)
    Performance
    (5142)
    Story
    (5174)

    For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

    Aaron Brown says: "Unique Magic system, good plot twists."
    "Mistborn Narrated by Michael Kramer - A Great Mix"
    Overall

    A rich story with multiple characters can be ruined in the hands of amateurs. With an expert narrator, Mistborn takes wing and multiple characters can come in and out of the story with little confusion or need to rewind.

    This is a story about a rebellion by an underclass that has been in servitude for centuries. The ruling class holds the power and the magic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Number Four

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1282)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (838)

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

    Brynn says: "Annoying book we wanted to like"
    "A story for kids"
    Overall

    The "Brat Pack" goes alien. Sci-Fi by and for teenagers. An immature tale for and about an alien superhero-to-be and his high school days.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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