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stavanger, Norway | Member Since 2011

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  • Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Hingson, Susy Flory
    • Narrated By Christopher Prince
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (238)

    On the 78th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, no alarms sounded, and no one knew what had just happened at 8:46 a.m. that morning, September 11, 2001. Blind since birth, Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team....

    Reader says: "Good but too broad"
    "Eye-opening!"
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    What other book might you compare Thunder Dog to and why?

    I got the recommendation from Audible to buy this book after i read "A street cat named Bob" by James Bowen - one of the best animal biographies I've ever read. It was a good recommendation. I did not love "Thunder Dog" as much as I loved "A street cat named Bob", but It's not far from it.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Prince’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I didn't care too much about the narrator, but the book was so good, that it didn't matter.


    Any additional comments?

    The book really opens one's eyes about being blind. Michael Hingson showed me that being blind is not a handicap. It's what you decide to make out of your life that matters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dolores Claiborne

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frances Sternhagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (292)

    Dolores Claiborne's elderly employer dies suddenly, apparently from falling down a flight of stairs. This tragedy sparks memories of the day Dolores' husband died...the day of the total eclipse. Suspected by police and townspeople alike, she delivers a story of a disintegrating marriage, and the breaking point reached by a docile woman.

    Sandra M Irwin says: "A Great Listen!"
    "Wonderful reading experience!"
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    "Dolores Claiborne" might not be Stephen King's best book. But my gosh - Frances Sternahagen makes it his best, just by reading it out loud! I just LOVE this narrator! She is brilliant. Sternahagen made Dolores so real and vivid. I feel like I know good old Dolores like my own grandmother. This is the perfect book to give as a gift to a person who is sceptical about audio books. This is exactly what audio books are all about!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kane and Abel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (569)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (374)

    William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred.

    Elliot says: "Kane & Abel - 30 years later"
    "The best book I've read in a long time!"
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    Once in a while, you stumble upon one of those books that you just can't put down. You just want to read and read... And if you HAVE to put the book down, you're still thinking about it - about the characters, the plot, the time period. This is one of those books.

    For the last week, my mind has been occupied with Abel Rosnovski and Richard Kane. It’s only January, but I am pretty sure that this will be one of my top 5 books this year.

    The story of the poor Polish boy Wladek Koskiewicz (later Abel Rosnovski) is just marvellous. How Abel manages to make his way in the world – from being a newborn baby found in the forest with his dead mother to becoming a hotel magnate is just so exciting! So is the story about brilliant Richard Kane – a banker’s son who makes his own way in the world. And the rivalry between the two men born on the same day! I enjoyed every minute of this book!

    Also, Jason Culp does a great job narrating the story.

    I will now probably be reading all the other books from Jeffrey Archer. And I can’t wait!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    Overall
    (1171)
    Performance
    (1003)
    Story
    (1015)

    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    FanB14 says: "Prep for Starz Drama"
    "A surprisingly interesting read!"
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    I chose this book because I will be moving to London soon. I thought it would be nice to know something about the Rose Wars before I move. I've seen Philippa Gregory's books in book stores before, but I have always thought they looked a bit too romantic and... uhm...very "feminine" if you know what I mean... But I thought I'd give this book a try after a quick sample listen.

    And I was very surprised in a positive way! This is not a sugar coated lovey-dove romance novel. It is a story about a strong woman living in hard times trying to make the best out of her life for herself and her family. It is told with great conviction. Elizabeth Woodville's life was really interesting! I now want to find out a lot more about her and the time she lived in!

    The narrator was also superb! She captured all the characters in a very convincing way.

    I was disappointed to find out that most of Philippa Gregory's books on Audible are abridged. So I guess I'll have to buy them in paper version from now on...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jia: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Hyejin Kim
    • Narrated By Ruth Oakes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Timely and unique, Jia is the first novel about present-day North Korea to be published in the West. It is easily a YA crossover novel as Jia follows the adventures of an orphaned young woman, Jia in the 1970s and 1980s - bitterly tumultuous times for North Korea and China. Jia has the grace of a dancer but the misfortune of coming from a politically suspect family.

    Ingvild says: "Horrible reader, mediocre story"
    "Horrible reader, mediocre story"
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    Would you try another book from Hyejin Kim and/or Ruth Oakes?

    I am positive I'll never read another Ruth Oakes book. I'm also pretty certain that I'll stear clear of a Hyejin Kim book. But then again, I'm a sucker for stories from North Korea, so I might give her another try if she'll write another North Korea book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ruth Oakes?

    Anyone! Anyone is better! Her hoarse voice is totally annoying. Also, the narrative was full of faults. Ruth Oaks kept repeating sentences, so I think they have forgotten to edit the cut...


    Any additional comments?

    The story about Jia is very mediocre. It is interesting to read about growing up in North Korea, but the characters are so flat and impossible to believe in.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5961)
    Performance
    (5171)
    Story
    (5161)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Overrated"
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    What disappointed you about Beautiful Ruins?

    I really don't get all the fuzz about this book. It was said to be the best book since "The Help". Hah! No way! This book had nothing to stand up to "The Help" with. It was just boring, and long... I had to listen to it in double speed just to finish it as quickly as I could.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing written by Jess Walter, that's for sure.


    Have you listened to any of Edoardo Ballerini’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Edoardo Ballerini did a brilliant job narrating this book. He was a glimpse of light in a very boring book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Street Cat Named Bob

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Bowen
    • Narrated By Kris Milnes
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

    Aimee says: "I LOVE Bob and James"
    "Heartwarming!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Street Cat Named Bob to be better than the print version?

    I would prefer this audio edition to the print version. The narrator does a wonderful job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all of this story, and I hope Bob and his mate will be happy together for many, many years to come!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book actually made me cry several times. And I NEVER cry when I read books!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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