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Mark

Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

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  • On the Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By James Smillie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (69)

    Australia is one of the last places where life still exists after nuclear war starts in the Northern Hemisphere. A year on, an invisible cloak of radiation has spread almost completely around the world. Darwin is a ghost town, and radiation levels at Ayres Rock are increasing. An American nuclear-powered submarine has found its way to Australia where its captain has placed the boat under the command of the Australian Navy.

    Jason says: "What could have been."
    "One of the Best Doomday Novels"
    Overall

    Any thought of doomsday is not attractive. This novel portrays a possible scenario of the elimation of mankind based upon faulty information.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mastergate

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Larry Gelbart
    • Narrated By Walter Matthau, Edward Asner, Charles Durning, and others
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Tony Award-winning playwright and creator of TV's MASH has fashioned a wickedly funny satire about the Iran-Contra Senate hearings and their participants. A top-notch Hollywood cast, headed by Walter Matthau, brings this scathing comedy to life.

    Sam says: "Wordy, astonishing, laugh out loud funny"
    "Entertaining!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mastergate to be better than the print version?

    I have not read a printed version, but the audiobook is excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humerous and entertaining.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    No favorite character. All were good


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

    Nothing really moving in the book. Just an entertaining look at Washington and Politics!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (862)

    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    James says: "Even Better than the Movie"
    "Great Audio Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Caine Mutiny rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in the top 5% of all the audiobooks I have listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters were all different, interesting, and the interaction among them was great.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The trial itself.


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

    Somethings are not as they appear to be!!


    Any additional comments?

    A great autiobook!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3965)
    Performance
    (3242)
    Story
    (3210)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "Another Great Book by Grisham"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Litigators?

    The story is interesting from the beginning right through the final chapter. About 70% of the Grisham book I like and this one falls into that category.


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

    Excellent performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jaws

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Peter Benchley
    • Narrated By Erik Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (800)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (540)

    Jaws is the classic, blockbuster thriller that inspired the three-time Academy Award-winning Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time! Jaws was #48 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and the film earned the coveted #1 spot on the Bravo network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments countdown.

    Tracy says: ""JAWS""
    "Different than the Movie"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jaws to be better than the print version?

    They are the same.


    What other book might you compare Jaws to and why?

    None that I can think of.


    Which character – as performed by Erik Steele – was your favorite?

    NA


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    The book is different than the movie. Some romance in the book. I liked the movie better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Communication and the Art of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jim Rohn
    • Narrated By Jim Rohn
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (110)

    A must-listen resource for EVERYONE in sales and management. Learn to solve problems, the formula for success and failure and living well, how to have something good to say, how to take an interest in life and people, the four "ifs" that make life worthwhile, communication and how to say it well, and how to read your audience.

    Woody says: "great for improving communication skills"
    "Great Motivating Speaker"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Logic behind what he recommends


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Communication and the Art of Persuasion?

    Everything is inspirational


    What about Jim Rohn’s performance did you like?

    Manner of speaking and the rationale for his positions


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

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Decision Points

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George W. Bush
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (705)

    Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

    Dave says: "Not a bad choice"
    "Presidential Memoirs"
    Overall

    I liked the way President Bush approached this book. Discussing critical decisions during his administration and his rationale for the decisions that were made.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Firm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (504)

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

    Mark says: "One of the best thrillers ever!"
    "A Thriller"
    Overall

    This is one of my favorite Grisham stories. The story is very exciting from beginning to end.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Night to Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Lord
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    The "unsinkable” Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French “sidewalk café,” private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices… but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board.

    Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of “the ship that God Himself couldn’t sink.”

    Tad Davis says: "Riveting story"
    "The story of the Titanic"
    Overall

    This was a very detailed account about the Titantic. This is a great audio.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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