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Mordechai

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SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA | Member Since 2011

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  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • Ripley Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (168)

    The Buckmaster Gallery is staging another Derwatt exhibition, but now an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course, and he wants to talk to Derwatt, but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead. Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean, but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder.

    Darwin8u says: "When gods made Highsmith, they broke the plates."
    "Top Entertainment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Superb entertainment. Very good story, brilliantly told. Pure excitement that leaves you with the wish of more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father’s stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. Dead Europe is an unsettling ghost story about blood lust, blood libel, and blood revenge.

    Mordechai says: "overwhelming and appalling"
    "overwhelming and appalling"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Only for the strongest souls.

    Irresistible in its beauty and its repugnance.

    One of the darkest masterpieces ever written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (775)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (672)

    In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal, but he grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.

    Darwin8u says: "A high-wire, high-risk, high-reward masterpiece"
    "High standard entertainment."
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Talented Mr. Ripley?

    The very well told story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Even though I read the book and saw the movie, the story still caught me.


    If you could take any character from The Talented Mr. Ripley out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Dick


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Chateau

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By William Maxwell
    • Narrated By Karl Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.

    Mordechai says: "Uninteresting story told in the most perfect way"
    "Uninteresting story told in the most perfect way"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The book is beautifully written.


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

    Make the story somewhat more interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The train ride to Paris.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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