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Eileen

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  • The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1187)
    Performance
    (986)
    Story
    (979)

    Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply Fantastic! A great buy!"
    "Wow! This page turner kept me up all night."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Leopard the most enjoyable?

    Great characters. Great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Could not put this book down!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The avalanche and the results.


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

    When the father asked the son to help him die mercifully.


    Any additional comments?

    Will definitely recommend this book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3211)
    Performance
    (2854)
    Story
    (2861)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "A Journey of Spirit"
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    If you could sum up The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in three words, what would they be?

    Quirky, heart-warming, poignant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite character was Harold. The unfurling of Harold's realization of his self-limitations, his willingness to challenge his personal status quo and to prick at his comfort zone in order to grow as a human being is what makes this such an interesting and satisfying novel.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Broadbent – was your favorite?

    Harold


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

    When Harold 's wife realized that she was partly responsible for the state of her relationship with Harold and had the courage to change.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1124)
    Performance
    (1000)
    Story
    (989)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    T.D. says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Action Packed!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Survivor to be better than the print version?

    Scott Brick's narration intensifies the action in this novel.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This novel is so action packed that you barely have time to catch your breath before the next intense scene unfolds.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love, love love Scott Brick as a narrator. He brings incredible energy and intensity to this story.


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

    Survivor's Revenge


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Martin Sheen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (779)
    Performance
    (685)
    Story
    (673)

    The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.

    TEDDET says: "An Easy and Informative Listen"
    "Thought provoking!"
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    What did you love best about Beyond Religion?

    The thoughtfulness of the story line and the manner in which the message is conveyed to the listener.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


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

    Have not listened before.


    What did you learn from Beyond Religion that you would use in your daily life?

    Broadened my conceptions of other religions.


    Any additional comments?

    Should be on everyone'as reading list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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