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verge

hingham, MA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 11 reviews
  • 35 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1584)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1134)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Storyteller estrodinaire"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A side of WWII I did not know much about, told though wonderful charactors. Bryce Courtney never disappoints in charactor development and dialogue. Humphrey Bower's voices make this very long listen very entertaining. Predictable ending, but who cares.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9086)
    Performance
    (6617)
    Story
    (6656)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Barbara says: "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    "A Love Story"
    Overall

    A witch and vampire fall in love. Wow, how fresh is that. Writing is not bad, narration does voices above average, but another vamp and witch. Ho Hum!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead or Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4807)
    Performance
    (2594)
    Story
    (2610)

    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    Robert B. Wales says: "Same great Clancey - Great narration"
    "very contrived"
    Overall

    What a waste of time. I did not even finish listening, which has never happened before. Lame story line and the charactors are one dimensional. The only upside is the narrator. Lou Diamond had the voices and accents down, too bad it was wasted on this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6809)
    Performance
    (3176)
    Story
    (3182)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    I enjoy listening to really long books,and this is certainly long.The story is compelling and the narration by Scott Brick did not disappoint. Weaving the past into the future was seamless and believeable with an ending that kept me wanting more. Great summer listen!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8773)
    Performance
    (3007)
    Story
    (3079)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "Tedious!"
    Overall

    Thought I was at the end, and had another hour to hear more of the same. Do not waste your credits.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4923)
    Performance
    (2035)
    Story
    (2029)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "twists and turns"
    Overall

    I thought this book had enough twist and turns to keep me interested. Narration was good, not great. The charactors are the real gem in this book. You will recognize some!! Good time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Face-Changers

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    Jane Whitefield, legendary half-Indian shadow guide who spirits hunted people away from certain death, has never had a client like Dr. Richard Dahlman. A famous plastic surgeon who has dedicated his life to healing, the good doctor hasn't a clue why stalkers are out for his blood. But he knows Jane Whitefield's name---and that she is his only hope.

    verge says: "Thrilling"
    "Thrilling"
    Overall

    I have read previous Jane Whitefield books, this was the first listen. She was just as compelling and exciting as I remember. Joyce Bean is spot on with the voices of each charactor. Good story, some parts not completely believable, but exciting anyway

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Woman: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (321)

    In an African convent, four nuns and an unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered, and the death of the unknown woman is covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two strange murders with an elusive connection to the fifth woman.

    Rebecca says: "A new Henning Mankell fan is born"
    "Kurt Wallenger does it again"
    Overall

    The story is well paced and our hero is real and as usual shows his weaknesses with all his strenghts. Loved the voices of the charactors and the dialog was real

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Hadrian Memorandum

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Folsom
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    John Barron was once a top detective in the Los Angeles Police Department's elite 5-2 Squad. A deadly shootout with fellow officers changed his world forever. Taking a new identity, he fled the country he loved and as Nicholas Marten became a landscape architect in the north of England determined to put a life of violence behind him forever. Then suddenly he found himself in Spain ensnared in a massive global conspiracy.

    Carola says: "Flat Narrative, Poorly Read"
    "Too Much TIme"
    Overall

    The story was OK, but too many chapters and too much reading of the actual time. At some points the time ended a chapter and began a chapter. Hearing 1:42PM followed by 1:43PM got very tedius and annoying. Certainly not worth the time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tsar: An Alex Hawke Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ted Bell
    • Narrated By John Shea
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (165)

    Russia gains a new tsar, a signal to the world that the imperial Russia is back and plans to have her day. In America, a killer known only as Happy the Baker brutally murders an innocent family and literally flattens the small Midwestern town they once called home. Just a taste, according to the new tsar, of what will happen if America does not back down. Alex Hawke is the only man who can stop the madness.

    A User says: "pure masculine entertainment"
    "James Bondish!!"
    Overall

    Main hero is able to do almost anything, but keep the love of his life alive. That is the only difference between him and James Bond(who always gets the girl) a little sappy with the love angle but wonderful narration and fun exciting plot.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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