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Frederick

Senlis, France | Member Since 2002

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  • 6 reviews
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  • 392 titles in library
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  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2888)
    Performance
    (1076)
    Story
    (1070)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "After many audiobooks, a true wonder !"
    Overall

    I drive two hours per day and so have become quite a recurring customer at Audible.com . I've listened to many books but this one truly captivated me, made me drive real slow so as to remain with the character as long as possible. It also really made me ponder on what binds families, people, societies and on what keeps us going in our daily lives (and what is simply pretending to keep on going)...

    Smithy Ide has a simple life with maybe a bit more tragedy in it than most people have. But not that much more... How he copes with it, how he transforms himself, how he listens to others, it all renders him highly endearing. The portrayal of America, it's great beauty and it's occasional ugliness, is also very strong. Ron Mclarty has done an incredible job, first in writing this great novel and second in reading it in such masterful way. The best audiobook I ever listened to !!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35256)
    Performance
    (26304)
    Story
    (26681)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Great story but also great narrator !"
    Overall

    This is a terrific trilogy for any age (not just young adults) and I enjoyed it hugely and many of the previous reviews give a good indication why so I won't go there. I would just like to highlight that I loved the narrator of this audiobook and think she did a fantastic job. When the three books were finished, I was sad not just because the story ended but also because I wouldn't be hearing her anymore. One of the best series of audiobooks I have ever listened to (and I have been a platinum member of audible for years...) with a really great narrator !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pale Horseman

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tom Sellwood
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Uhtred, Northumbrian born, raised a Viking and married to a Saxon, is a formidable warrior, and he, together with the thoughtful and pious Alfred, Alfred's family, and a few of Uhtred's companions, are apparently all that remain of the Wessex leadership after a disastrous truce. Uhtred still thinks of rejoining his Danish foster brother and the victorious Vikings, but he finds a growing respect for the stubborn leadership of Alfred.

    Frederick says: "Excellent... Again..."
    "Excellent... Again..."
    Overall

    The sequel to "The Last Kingdom" is just as excellent as the first volume and the narrator is phenomenal : priests, monks, warriors, and kings all come alive (really alive : close your eyes and you can touch them...). The combination of a good book and a great narrator is what makes audiobooks so much fun and it doesn't get better than this !!!

    I just can't wait for the next volume to be released...

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tom Sellwood
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English Kingdom to survive the Danish assault.

    Frederick says: "Truly GREAT !!!"
    "Truly GREAT !!!"
    Overall

    This is one of the best audiobooks I ever listened to. The book is a great mix of action, adventure and history but the narrator makes it all really come alive. Really really great narration... The characters have come so alive for me that I dream of some of them. Uhtred (the main hero) is memorable but Ragnar is unforgettable. I would give this book 1000 stars if it were possible !!!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4237)
    Performance
    (2444)
    Story
    (2469)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Aaron says: "No Roy Dotrice"
    "Great book - Great reader"
    Overall

    I like Roy Dotrice a lot but I prefer John Lee as a reader. Very clear and easy to understand with good characterization. As for the book, I find it definitely as good as the three previous ones. Although we do spend time with many unloved characters, the character development is very good. One of the great strengths of A Song of Ice and Fire is it's non-traditional approach to fantasy : it's non-linear and nobody is all good or bad.

    In my opinion, this is one of the best fantasy series ever written and I can't wait for the next book to come out !!!

    15 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6998)
    Performance
    (1745)
    Story
    (1789)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "Amusing but no more..."
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book and contrary to many of the reviews here, I find the narrator did a very decent job. The plot is a bit thin and the characters are a little stiff but the premise of a grail quest remains fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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