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  • The Providence Rider: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (725)
    Performance
    (650)
    Story
    (652)

    The Providence Rider is the fourth installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying - and trying very hard - to get his attention.

    bionichands says: "This is a fun series"
    "Professor Fell meet Matthew Corbett"
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    Where does The Providence Rider rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Oh, tough question, right at the very top next to the other gems in this series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sirki, the East Indian Giant. Sirki while physically imposing, was quite intelligent and seemed to possess an incredible amount of discipline. He was the most fitting "second in command" to the all powerful Professor Fell.


    Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini – was your favorite?

    Sirki. The Indian accent was unforgettable. Bellerini is a Master at his craft.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Providence Rider and why?

    Matthew Corbett. Headstrong and stubborn Corbett knows no fear.


    Any additional comments?

    Book 5 cannot get here soon enough. Thank You Mr. McCammons for an incredible journey with so many memorable characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Calculating God

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1754)
    Performance
    (1165)
    Story
    (1177)

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

    Ione says: "Interesting book, very enjoyable narration"
    "Using Science to prove God is clever."
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    Would you listen to Calculating God again? Why?

    Yes. In fact, I'm almost sure to do so. The content stayed with me long after the last words were uttered.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hollis. Hollis was a black and white type character and deviated very little from her objective. I think all people need a Hollis, someone to tell you the truth and not just what you want to hear.


    What does Jonathan Davis and Robert J. Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Mr. Sawyer has created something very special in this work. I think it will stand the test of time and one day be mentioned in the same breath as Bradbury, Dick, Asimov, and of course Clarke. If fact I think this work passes all but Clarke and maybe 451.


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

    No. But that applies to any audiobook. I like to digest them over time.


    Any additional comments?

    I never read or for that matter listened to anything by this author. His knowledge of the subject matter was incredible and I imagine well researched as I did not validate any of it. The level of detail that exists in our universe is extremely complex to say the least and Mr. Sawyer sparred no detail. Does GOD exist? I think he/she/it exist's as much as a bird, a breeze, a whisper, a wink, a sigh, a yawn, a moonlight walk, or a falling sparrow does. Did the Universe Create God? Did GOD preserve what he was and create people? I don't know but for don't think, not even for a second, this is all a coincidence. Finally, I'd like to think that something like cancer is a fly in the ointment of creation. Sawyer tackles this with a very fascinating analysis. Well done Mr. Sawyer this Sir, must be your masterpiece, not sure what you do for an encore but I will tune in. Thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tao of Pooh

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Benjamin Hoff
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (596)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (530)

    Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

    Gavin says: "Simply Pooh"
    "The journey of thousand miles begins with one step"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Tao of Pooh the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was absolutely perfect. Pitch, delivery, diction, transition were all perfect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The analogies were numerous and incredibly thought provking.


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

    No. First one.


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

    Yes, I would have liked that


    Any additional comments?

    I never would have purchased this book had it not been $3.95 deal of the day thus leaving me to wonder how many other treasures like this one are out there. Thanks Audible keep the deals coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2687)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2332)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    Richard Delman says: "Mr. Coben has gotten waaaay too popular."
    "MIxed feelings"
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    What made the experience of listening to Six Years the most enjoyable?

    Very good suspense throughout.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The title of the book is wrong and never seemed to fit in my mind. Maybe Finding Natalie would have been better. As for the story the main character Jake Fischer seemed a bit obsessive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    **Spoiler** His escape from Fresh Start.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Book was only OK. I gave it four stars because I really liked Scott Brick as a narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10546)
    Performance
    (9574)
    Story
    (9594)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "OK gang lets split up and look for clues..."
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    What did you love best about 14?

    The pacing was perfect and the characters remember-able. I'll miss going up to the roof for a drink


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 14?

    Opening the door to 14.


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

    1st listen. Porter was masterful and transitioned in and out of characters with remarkable fluidness.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ***Spoiler Alert*** Veek and Nates first kiss.


    Any additional comments?

    I took a chance on this audio book based on the genre and the glowing reviews and I am glad I did. Clines is a very gifted writer who took the time to care for the characters he created. I will start on the Ex series next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Queen of Bedlam: A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (989)

    Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

    The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

    Kathy says: "Addicting"
    "Introducing Berry Grigsby and Hudson Greathouse"
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    What did you love best about The Queen of Bedlam?

    Hudson Greathouse. Not everyone knows a Matthew Corbett but everyone knows a Hudson Greathouse. Excellent character, please, please don't ever kill him!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The evolution of a very endearing character in that of Matthew Corbett as well as the introduction of new characters (Hudson Greathouse and Berry Grigsby in particular).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Matthews rapier training with Hudson.


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

    The problem solver stops for no one loonie.


    Any additional comments?

    More than excited to dive into the world of Mister Slaughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2604)
    Performance
    (2325)
    Story
    (2310)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Masterful Storytelling"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Speaks the Nightbird to be better than the print version?

    I do not know. I did not read the print version. Bellerani's performance was absolutely amazing so I imagine just reading it pales in comparison.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Speaks the Nightbird?

    So many, but I'll go with the rising tension between Sarkholm, Mathew and the Magistrate in the very beginning also noted was Mathew being hypnotized in Lancaster's doorway (very intense), oh and Lancaster's song of the rat (who can forget that).


    Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini – was your favorite?

    Sarkholm (Rough,Frightening and downright mean). "Fancy you wanna look at her oyster basket". Still LMAO.


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

    No. I relished sitting on my porch an hour at a time waiting for my night bird to deliver.


    Any additional comments?

    My first McCammon book. I was ecstatic to find there still four more books in the series, though I don't know how he can top the first. The characters lingers long after Bellarini uttered the last words and Fount Royal is still vivid and alive in my mind. Mr. Green, Rachcel, schucks even Bidwell still have me wondering how their lives will pay out as I'm sure Fount Royal will thrive in the future. I thought Mr. Winston's betrayal of Bidwell did not really fit into the narrative nor did Corbet's assiduity that he would be loyal in the future. AS William Blake said, "It is easier to forgive an enemy than it is a friend."

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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