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MIke

dad, husband, just a guy

HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10653)
    Performance
    (9633)
    Story
    (9719)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Ok but not that good"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Book is ok. I give it a C. There are unexpected twist but book it sort of boring. Would be ok for a rain day or weekend at the beach. NOt Brown's best book. But I did learn alot about Florence and Dante.


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    developed the story much better.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael?

    Yes, I enjoy listening to Mr. Michael's.


    Did Inferno inspire you to do anything?

    It helped me sleep at night.


    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (390)

    Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before - but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey work from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

    Linda says: "Another great "Prey""
    "interesting ploys."
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good double plot which holds interest.


    What other book might you compare Phantom Prey to and why?

    better than most Sanford books.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    This was hard one to do given the plot. But issues...


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

    nope


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Invisible Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1510)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (505)

    In the richest neighborhood of Minneapolis, two elderly women lie murdered in their home, killed with a pipe, the rooms tossed, only small items stolen. It is clearly the random work of someone looking for money to buy drugs. But as Davenport looks more closely, he begins to wonder whether the items are actually so small and the victims so random; if there might not be some invisible agenda at work here. Gradually, a pattern begins to emerge, and it leads him to...certainly nothing he ever expected.

    Sheryl Baumgart says: "Another great read"
    "good prey series book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Invisible Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    well thought out plot. And much more suspense than in some Prey books.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Who done it?


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    Good.


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

    tense, hurry up already, why can't you connect the dots


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (856)
    Story
    (847)

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    Ethan M. says: "A mostly successful and interesting history"
    "educational"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Ascent of Money again? Why?

    I've found this to be educational and provides a very good concept of banking and Government economic systems, Bottomline, the captialist or any economic market is not God made and does not act efficiently.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great understand of economic systems and results of those decisions


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

    No


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

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2433)
    Performance
    (2038)
    Story
    (2059)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "modern day storyline"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Forgotten in three words, what would they be?

    This is more of a literary criticism of modern day illegal aliens. But good story


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

    The forgotten:


    Any additional comments?

    Worth purchasing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (5731)
    Performance
    (4917)
    Story
    (4925)

    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "ok story"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've listened to this every night for six nights but always feel asleep. This afternoon took an afternoon nap and listened to the story. Good short story and it was free.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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