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bobvarkey

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  • The Sheltering Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Paul Bowles
    • Narrated By Jennifer Connelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (192)

    The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of 20th-century literature, a novel of existential despair that examines the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness of the desert. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream) gives masterful voice to this American classic.

    Melinda says: "A Teacup Full of Sand on the Highest Dune"
    "Dull and Monotonous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Sheltering Sky?

    Uninspiring story, monotonous characters and insipid story. Jennifer Connelly is unable to lift this dull tale into the monumental epoch it is supposed to be


    2 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Dickey
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1356)
    Performance
    (1202)
    Story
    (1204)

    The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

    Katherine says: "excruciatingly vivid, marvelously written and read"
    "Fantabulous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Deliverance again? Why?

    The writer has an uncanny ability to describe even the most arcane of experiences in a way that makes the words leap off the page and into your face


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (253)

    A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

    Darwin8u says: "A mythic & complicated life of a charismatic King"
    "Gripping novel"
    Overall

    Well worth a buy. Gripping from the start to finish, just could not put the book down

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Warren Buffett: Lessons from the World's Greatest Investor

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Jamie McIntyre
    • Narrated By Jamie McIntyre
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The shortcut to success is to model those that are achieving the results you desire. When it comes to investing, is there any greater role model than the legendary Warren Buffett - arguably the world's greatest investor, with a $36-billion net worth, making him the world's third richest person? In this audiobook you will discover the three critical investment rules that Warren Buffet uses to achieve his investing success.

    Jesus says: "You have got to be kidding me"
    "Not worthwhile"
    Overall

    While the blurb promises lessons from Warren Buffet, the audiobook is a disappointing show. The author and narrator ramble about the basics of the stock market and basically fail to live upto expectations

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gini Graham Scott
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (1)

    With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory - fast!

    James says: "A hard Listen"
    "OK"
    Overall

    Very sketchy audio book on memory techniques

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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