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M. Froisland

Oslo, Norway | Member Since 2012

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  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (329)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "A Love story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a love story. If you do not want to read a love story this is definite not for you. I got it as a gift, and (wrongly) assumed that the giver had found a good book for me, therefore i did not quit the book in mid part 1. Part 1 is terrible, it is love love love, it's like you have stumbled in to the world of girls teen magazines.

    In the second part (which I thought was the final part) the book picks up. For a while it feels like this is a thriller and not a lovestory. But all to soon it falls back into being a love story.

    What was I thinking as I listened to this book:
    Part 1 - Terrible, awfully boring
    Part 2 - This is not bad, if it keeps this up it might actually be a decent book.
    Part 3 - Shouldn't this have ended by now?

    One note about the presentation and the way things are written. The autor has many good ways of putting things, and create some concepts that are fascinating like the dancing monkey. However the storyline kills the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Name of the Wind: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12559)
    Performance
    (10189)
    Story
    (10304)

    This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

    Joanna says: "Wow!"
    "Unable to get through this one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was so uninspiring that I was unable to get through it. Maybe one very boring day I will try to get to the end of it, but untill then this was a disappointment and not worth 1 credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Haven: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Jacqui Crago
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    The dragon keepers and the fledgling dragons are forging a passage up the treacherous Rain Wild River. They are in search of the mythical Elderling city of Kelsingra, and are accompanied by the liveship Tarman, its captain, Leftrin, and a group of hunters who must search the forests for game with which to keep the dragons fed. With them are Alise, who has escaped her cold marriage to the cruel libertine Hest Finbok in order to continue her study of dragons, and Hest's amanuensis, the Bingtown dandy Sedric.

    M. Froisland says: "A love stor where every woman is unbelievabl naive"
    "A love stor where every woman is unbelievabl naive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Hardly anything happens in this book. Almost all the plot has to do with one or another love story. To make it even more frustrating the female characters are unbelievable naive.

    This book was a disappointment after the great start of the series.

    Also the narrater should have listened to the first book and kept similar pronunciation of names as the first narrator. Very confusing when a city and people "change" name from on book to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Keeper: The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Saskia Butler
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey to the cocooning grounds in generations. Many have died along the way. With its acid waters and impenetrable forest, it is a hard place for any to survive.

    Alison says: "Great story"
    "A fantastic expansion of a beloved setting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book introduce new elements and expand on the world in this fantastic setting. It has a lot of new setting material, fascinating characters and a good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rithmatist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1704)
    Performance
    (1564)
    Story
    (1571)

    More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

    Brandon says: "Beware of the chalk!"
    "Sanderson is with out doubt the best living author"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This is another great book from Sanderson. Like all of his books it has a twist on magic and religion that is fascinating. The book is well written, and the story exciting. There is just one flaw, there is no sequel :( The book left me wanting more! The best kind of book :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (210)

    The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier - until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

    Kat Hooper says: "Lots of drama"
    "I want more"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Lions of Al-Rassan in three words, what would they be?

    A fantastic fantasy book. I wish this was the beginning of a series. It contains a set of very interesting and fascinating characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Truth about Negotiations

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Leigh Thompson
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    You can learn to be a world-class negotiator and get what you want! This audiobook reveals 53 proven negotiation principles and bite-sized, easy-to-use techniques that work.

    M. Froisland says: "Easy and immediately usefull"
    "Easy and immediately usefull"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Truth about Negotiations to be better than the print version?

    Equal


    Any additional comments?

    This book is something you can listen too and immediately try to apply to your own life. It gives many good examples of negotiation situations and things to be aware of.

    The book is divided into many chapters making it ideal if you only have 10 minutes to listen too it every day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (2997)
    Performance
    (2162)
    Story
    (2176)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Warbreaker?

    Sanderson introduces yet a new setting with a facinating look at Gods and magic. I just love it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, too bad there is not a sequel.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Game of Throne, or Robert Jordan you will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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