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Pedro Oliveira Jr.

Pedro Paulo

Sao Paulo, SP Brazil | Member Since 2009

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  • Blow Fly

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (8)

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virgina in quest of peace, but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

    Marcus says: "Frivilous girlie pap"
    "Awful. Choose another book"
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    Patricia Cornwell is a bestseller writer but this book is very hard to read. The story doesn't flow, it does not keep you attention at all. The narrator is average but the book is very weak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (74)

    Military criminal investigator John Puller is drawn closer to home when his aunt is found dead in her house in Paradise, Florida. The local police have ruled the death as an accident, but Puller finds evidence to suggest that she may well have been murdered. On the surface the town lives up to its name, but as Puller digs deeper he realises that this town and its inhabitants are more akin to Hell than Paradise. His belief is confirmed as evidence of strange and inexplicable events come to light.

    Michal says: "I just couldn't put down this book! It's 5AM here!"
    "David Baldacci in his worst moment until now"
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    What would have made The Forgotten: John Puller, Book 2 better?

    I simple wouldn't write it. It seems in some moments that Baldacci is outsourcing his writing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    I suppose so. I like his books, but this one was awful.


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    They are very good narrators and saved the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Baldacci returns to being himself. The characters of this books are so shallow I don't have any empathy with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3276)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2313)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Great Australian Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Potato Factory to be better than the print version?

    I never saw the print version, but the narration is fantastic.


    What other book might you compare The Potato Factory to and why?

    It was a very pleasant reading and I look forward to completing the series.


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

    His voice adds life to the characters.


    If you could rename The Potato Factory, what would you call it?

    Mary Abacus


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (1288)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (702)

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    John M says: "Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this."
    "Great book about the War and outstanding narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Second World War the most enjoyable?

    Sir Winston Churchill in a first hand account tell us the steps that put the World in jeopardy during WWII.


    What other book might you compare The Second World War to and why?

    It's one of the books in my Top 10 list.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (669)

    From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....

    Jerome says: "WEB Griffin is a master of this genre"
    "A nice book but not complete in itself"
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    If you could sum up Semper Fi in three words, what would they be?

    Nice but incomplete


    Would you be willing to try another book from W. E. B. Griffin? Why or why not?

    yes, I guess so, since without reading the other books of the series you get an unfinished history.


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

    He's a very good narrator


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

    No. But the Pearl Harbor and Philippines parts are very interesting


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Reversal

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael Brandon
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    When Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. Mickey's a defense lawyer, one of the best in the business, and to switch sides like this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house.

    PAOLO says: "Master orchestration of Connelly's best characters"
    "Good entertainment, no more than that"
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    Would you listen to The Reversal again? Why?

    No. Once is enough for most books and definitely for this one.


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

    The history starts well but it unwinds in very forecastable manner.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When one of the defense witness fall apart.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3400)
    Performance
    (3044)
    Story
    (3073)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Very important historical document"
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    What made the experience of listening to No Easy Day the most enjoyable?

    I was very curious about the operation Geronimo that killed UBL. That book answered most of my questions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2446)
    Performance
    (1235)
    Story
    (1241)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Great book and outstanding narration"
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    Where does Angela's Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the best Audiobooks I've read at Audible.com


    What other book might you compare Angela's Ashes to and why?

    Its kind unique in it's details and depiction of the 40's in Ireland. But I think Jessica, from Bryce Courtenay is as powerful as this.


    Which character – as performed by Frank McCourt – was your favorite?

    I think Frank McCourt is the center of the book and the best character.


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

    I think the actual tagline is good: "The Hopes of a Mother. The Dreams of a Father. The Fate of a Child."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Play

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (786)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (152)

    When a band of backwoods hunters crash a corporate retreat in the wilderness, executives find themselves held hostage by men who will do anything to get the largest ransom in history. The corporate big shots hadn't wanted junior exec Jake Landry there. But now he's the only one who can save them.

    Art says: "I really wanted to give it four stars!"
    "Nice history and entertaining"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Power Play to be better than the print version?

    I'm not sure since I never read it in print.


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

    Yes. The book is pretty entertaining and the author keeps the suspense on.


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

    I think the narration was very good and gave life to the characters.


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

    Actually no. But it was fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4948)
    Performance
    (2058)
    Story
    (2050)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "An amazing experience"
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    Would you listen to The Company again? Why?

    I'd love to listen it again. I'm not sure if I will since it has 40 hours length and there are thousands of books to be read. But it was a wonderful experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the mixing between history and fiction. It makes you read a lot about the events it describes: the Hungarian Revolution, the Pig Bay fiasco, etc.


    Which character ??? as performed by Scott Brick ??? was your favorite?

    Of course it was the sorcerer.


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

    A saga of generations in the CIA


    Any additional comments?

    It took me very link to start listening this book, but it was a marvelous companion in the last 35 days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    A moving story of love, second chances and the importance of family from the Number One International Bestseller. When Jack Canfield is told he has a terminal illness and that he has weeks to live, his first concern is for his beloved wife, Lizzie, and children, baby Jack, Cory and rebellious teenager Mikki. On Christmas Eve, when Lizzie comes home, Jack is devastated to see his neighbour, Bill Miller, kiss Lizzie on their driveway.

    Kim says: "Another great Baldacci book"
    "David Baldacci in Nicholas Sparks' style"
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    Where does One Summer rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    It was one of the greatest books in my Audible experience. It was kinda weird since it seemed a Nicholas Sparks book but it seems that Baldacci is a versatile author that can change from Grisham mode to Sparks mode.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a story about values and a very good one.


    Which character ??? as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ??? was your favorite?

    Michelle was a very good portrait of a teenage that had a good education. Sam provided some comic relief for the history


    Who was the most memorable character of One Summer and why?

    But definitely the most memorable character of One Sumer is Jack Armstrong and his letters


    Any additional comments?

    Very worth reading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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