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Andrew

GlossopUnited Kingdom | Member Since 2004

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Richard Mason
    • Narrated By Nancy Black, Nicholas Bell, Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    They were never an obvious group of friends. Julian came from the most staid of county families. Jake's passage from unassuming suburbia to the dreaming spires of Oxford happened only by chance, and at great cost. And Adrienne, daughter of one of New York's wealthiest and most glamorous families, grew up more used to appearances in Vogue than to Oxford's cold and dusty lecture halls. When the three of them arrive at university, it is Julian's sister, Maggie, who brings them together.

    Andrew says: "Don't waste your time"
    "Don't waste your time"
    Overall

    I'm afraid this is the worst audiobook that I've had from Audible. Absolute, total and utter drivel! The plot leaps about, the characters are not only unbelievable, but also lacking in development; I honestly couldn't care less what happened to them. Some of the plot lines just go nowhere - the father of one of the main characters is caught having an affair and then nothing is said about it again. The story meanders pointlessly and the ending is just utterly uninspiring and irrelevant. Another of the main characters makes his living by producing modern art that he himself openly admits is rubbish (or, more accurately a word that begins with c and ends with rap). I get the distinct impression that the author of this book wanted to emulate his character, but in his case, in print, not modern art. I kept waiting and hoping for something interesting to happen; it didn't. PLEASE don't waste your money/credit on this - you will only be completely wasting you time and money.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3653)
    Performance
    (1623)
    Story
    (1595)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "Utter garbage!"
    Overall

    Total waste of a credit. As has been said by some, this is a mumbo jumbo rehash of other philosophical rubbish not a "new" way of life at all. The droning monotone of the author doesn't help either - AVOID!

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Mistaken Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Kate Harper
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Life holds few surprises for Bennie Rosato, head of her own Philadelphia law firm. As a criminal attorney she's seen both extremes of human nature. But nothing can prepare her for when she enters a maximum-security prison to meet her new client, Alice Connolly, face-to-face. Connolly is accused of a brutal murder, but what is shocking is that Alice bears an uncanny resemblance to Bennie, close enough to be her twin. In fact, Alice claims to be her twin...but Bennie grew up as an only child.

    Andrew says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Overall this just wasn't worth the effort. Nothing particularly surprising and the ending is very weak. Like I said, disappointing...

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Heart: Book Nine of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    Overall
    (2176)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (738)

    In Book Nine from The Wheel of Time. Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhien, Cadsuane is trying to figure out where he is headed. Mat, who has been recuperating in the Tarasin Palace, is introduced to the Seanchan princess. Will the marriage that has been foretold come about?

    Dan says: "What are you thinking?"
    "Someone wake me up please..."
    Overall

    Utterly dreadful. As someone else has already said, Jordan really needs to get back to telling a story where things actually happen. How many hours did this take and what exactly did happen? Simple answers are "far too long" and "not a lot" respectively. So Mr Jordan, when exactly are you going to write a sequel to this where something actually happens instead of all this drivel? Just as an example, Egwene is called into a meeting and it takes 35 minutes of listening to boring descriptions of all sorts of everything before you actually get to hear what happens in the meeting - and even then it takes far too long to find out. Talk about stretching a story out - this is getting ridiculous and we really do need to get to something approaching the end of the story... please... no, really, please... finish the story!!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Denise Mina
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    From Scotland's most exciting up-and-coming mystery novelist comes a story of Lachlan Harriot, a man who refuses to believe his wife, Susie, is a killer, even though she had been working with Andrew Gow, a paroled serial killer, as his court-appointed psychologist, when she was found covered in blood near the spot where his and his wife's bodies were discovered. Desperate to clear his wife's name, Lachlan searches her home office for proof of her innocence.

    Julie Campbell says: "Realistic and riveting"
    "Dreadful..."
    Overall

    Well I got this on the strength of the majority of the other reviews and I can only say that I completely disagree. The story plods along with all the speed of a comatose snail, and the so-called "twist" was definitely not worth the wait, nor was it particularly surprising. Sorry, but I cannot agree with the other reviews- avoid this at all costs!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mistress of Dragons: The First Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Margaret Weis
    • Narrated By Gigi Marceau-Clarke
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (121)

    Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk.

    Laura says: "What a great story!"
    "Poor..."
    Overall

    I have to agree with Ionnac on this one, so that makes two dissenters. This is a weak story, badly narrated. I honestly have no idea how anyone could like it. The characters are uninteresting and the story plods along at a snails pace. I am a big fan of fantasy novels and this quite frankly is a poor example of the genre. Avoid!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monday Mourning

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Michele Pawk
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (147)

    Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

    Andrew says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Having read Reichs' previous novels I was extremely disappointed with this book - the story is quite frankly poor and very predictable. The so called climax is dull and boring and I was just glad when it finally finished, except that I wished I hadn't wasted my time. Most authors get better with time, but based on the evidence of her latest offering, it appears that Reichs is an exception. Not a patch on her previous novels. Use your credits on something else - this really isn't worth a listen.

    21 of 24 people found this review helpful

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