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Camille Mitchell

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Knoxville | Listener Since 2003

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  • Hannibal Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Harris
    • Narrated By Thomas Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (626)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (204)

    Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

    Bev says: "Surprised"
    "Use a pro to do the job"
    Overall

    What a beautifully written book. I am sorry that the same cannot be said about the reader. Why a pro like Mr. Harris is at writing would not use a pro reading his book is a mystery. He wouldn't use his gardner to cut his hair or his publisher to write his book, so why does he think he is an expert out of his field? If this book is reread by a really good reader, I would listen to it again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The True Story of the Bilderberg Group

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Daniel Estulin
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (117)

    Delving into a world once shrouded in mystery, this investigative report provides a fascinating account of the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people, The Bilderberg Group. Since first meeting in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in the Netherlands, The Bilderberg Group has been comprised of prime ministers, presidents and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all deliberating the economic and political future of humanity.

    Randall says: "Eye opening!"
    "just the facts, please"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    the author might be an award-winning journalist, but here he is trying to write a travelog, a spy novel and give us the information on the Bilderbergs. Almost drove me crazy waiting for the information in between the useless dialog. This book could have been so much better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8301)
    Performance
    (4999)
    Story
    (4989)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Long on proselytizing short on much else"
    Overall

    I have long been a Ken Follett fan but have to wonder if he wrote this just for the money or if he really wanted to shape the readers' view of what was going on during that period. Readers would be much better off listening to Eye of the Needle and listening to a non-fictional book on that period.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ethical Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Liss
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    No one is more surprised than Lem Altick when it turns out he's actually good at peddling encyclopedias door to door. He hates the predatory world of sales, but he needs the money to pay for college. Then things go horribly wrong. In a sweltering trailer in rural Florida, a couple Lem has spent hours pitching to is shot dead before his eyes, and the unassuming young man is suddenly pulled into the dark world of conspiracy and murder.

    Camille Mitchell says: "animal rights in pigs clothing"
    "animal rights in pigs clothing"
    Overall

    It is too bad the description doesn't tell us this is a screed for animal rights. I tried to stomach it out, but finally gave up.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A Patriot's History of the United States

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (307)

    Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

    P. Metz says: "About What You Would Expect"
    "writing A+, Reading C"
    Overall

    Well written and I have to agree with reviewer that authors did their best keeping it pretty unbiased. My problem was with the reader's mispronounciation of many words and names of places. I used to rent books from Recorded Books. One of their readers, Mike Hammer, made it a point to find out how to pronounce names and places he wasn't sure of. I know this may sound petty, but readers are supposed to be professional and if that means doing a little research, do it.

    10 of 20 people found this review helpful

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