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David Monroe

Member Since 2013

  • 5 reviews
  • 201 ratings
  • 273 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Narrated By Dr. Joseph Parent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In chapters such as "During Your Swing Is Not the Time to Give Yourself a Lesson" and "How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf," the author guides golfers with simple yet powerful techniques to prepare for, execute, and, equally important, respond to the results of any golf shot. The author, Dr. Joseph Parent, is a PGA Tour Instructor who draws on his teaching experience to offer special methods that have led to amazing improvements in the games of professionals and amateurs alike.

    Patrick says: "All golfers read this book"
    "Great book"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Helps one understand oneself as well as play better golf

    Which character ??? as performed by Dr. Joseph Parent ??? was your favorite?

    the only character is you

    What did you learn from Zen Golf that you would use in your daily life?

    awareness and observation

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Worst book of the year"
    What disappointed you about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    The story was contrived, needlessly complex and delivered in the most pretensious style. When the intial story gets totally boring the author has the audacity to pat himself on the back and actually write

    Has The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo turned you off from other books in this genre?

    There aren't a lot of Sweedish books to be turned off about.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He had to read the drivel that passed for a novel.

    What character would you cut from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    A good editor would cut at least two thirds of the characters, and then throw the rest of the manuscript in the trash.

    Any additional comments?

    This is the type of book that happens when just about anyone is allowed to use a word processor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer's Game

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Robert Forster

    Joe Flood is a hit man, but he has his principles: he only accepts contracts on people who deserve to be killed. And Joe has always accepted his lot: Leading a double life is just one of the costs of doing business. Now his doctor has told him he has only a few months to live and Joe figures for once he'd like to call the shots himself.

    David Monroe says: "uninteresting"

    If you believe Professional Wrestling is real or are in third grade, you will love the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.

    Scott says: "Intrigue and True"
    "A great audiobook"

    “Agent Zigag” is a riveting and informative audiobook; I looked forward to my long commute, just so I could listen to the story.

    The author spins a delightful narrative, recounting numerous real life exploits of a WWII spy. The story contains a wonderful balance of history, intrigue, romance and action. But overall it is a story of personalities, moralities and human frailties that makes the listener wonder: how he would react under similar circumstances?
    A full 5-star performance.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Hampton Sides
    • Narrated By Don Leslie

    In the fall of 1846, the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true, if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies.

    russell says: "Unforgettable"
    "Tedious and pompous"

    In case you didn’t know it, the Navajo indian name for ‘boring’ is: “Blood and Thunder written by Hampton Sides and narrated by Don Leslie.”

    Normally I can’t wait to turn on my Ipod and listen to my audiobooks. With “Blood and Thunder” I kept hoping I would run out of batteries, that someone would interrupt me or that my ears would just fall off. When none of this happened frequently enough, I decided to delete the book without finishing it.

    The narrator sounds pompous and the author has confused the art of story telling with the task of writing a shopping list. Some how this anti-dynamic duo have turned a great story into a very tedious affair. There are some great audiobooks out there; this just is not one of them.

    0 of 12 people found this review helpful

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