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Garry

I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

Cannington, Australia | Member Since 2014

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  • World War Z

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (276)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

    RaisinGirl says: "A pity the unabridged version is inferior"
    "A great way to tell a story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of World War Z to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but this book is tailor made for an audible book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The cast of voices, the stories that they told were very believable


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

    Zombies are doomed, by land, sea, air or space, we will get them


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised by how better this was than I had expected. I loved the way we traveled the world listening to the stories of the survivors and the fighters. How the author turned a phrase or a nickname for a Zombie or a weapon was clever and well thought out.

    Enjoy this, I have not seen the movie yet but would be surprised if both are the same somehow to me that is not a discouragement for either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead: Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By R. R. Haywood
    • Narrated By Dan Morgan
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three. Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead.

    Mark says: "A fresh feeling UK zombie series 10/10!!"
    "Enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, not your usual ex-marine, special forces, or prepper who has everything ready and waiting.

    Our hero is really just a nobody and fumbles along just well enough.


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

    Dan Morgan does this well, as an Englishman telling an English story it is a delight to hear the accent.


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

    Meet Mr. Howie, one day nightshift supermarket manager the next leader of a rag tag army against the zombie hordes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
    • Narrated By Ken Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (232)

    Sir Ken Robinson's groundbreaking book The Element introduced listeners to a new concept of self-fulfillment through the convergence of natural talents and personal passions. The Element has inspired people all over the world and has created for Robinson an intensely devoted following. Now comes the long-awaited companion, the practical guide that helps people find their own Element.

    Christine says: "WILL INVOLVE SOME WORK... BUT WORTH IT"
    "Excellent - enough said."
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    Any additional comments?

    This book was actually recommended to me and although not even in my interests I found this book remarkable and eye opening. I intend listening to again to cover what I may have missed. Well worth the credit or purchase

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Resurrecting Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (498)

    Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan's crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable community. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight?

    Jan says: "This is book 5"
    "Very enjoyable - as always."
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    If you could sum up Resurrecting Home in three words, what would they be?

    Resurrecting my Interest


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

    Duke Fontaine is very good, I enjoyed his performance and will look for others he has done.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good series, like all series should be listened one after the other yet still enjoyable. A. American and Duke Fontaine work well together in this series and make a good team.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Earl Hammond
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (193)

    A collection featuring three classic horror stories, read by actor Earl Hammond: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat".

    M.A. Wilson says: "Excellent Narrator Brought The Story To Life"
    "They never grow old"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, The manner in which Edgar Allan Poe writes may be considered by many to be an old style of writing (which of course it is) however the word play is brilliant and many today could learn such skills


    Any additional comments?

    Stories that never bore, never grow old, never die

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2070)
    Performance
    (1642)
    Story
    (1645)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "Still one of the best"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Hunt for Red October in three words, what would they be?

    Bloody Good Yarn


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have read this book twice, listened to it as well and love every moment. It is a great story


    Any additional comments?

    This book has always been one of my favourites for the genre and although not true (or is it) you could believe the events happen. In later Ryan books Marcus Ramius is mentioned just adding value to the Ryan books.

    I dare anyone to listen/read this and not hear the crashing waves, the action and the boys own action.

    Tom Clancy with certainly be missed.

    A fun story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 8: An Old Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (834)
    Story
    (832)

    Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500-year-old PopTart loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old? On top of all this Mike discovers that he is in the crosshairs of an ancient enemy and it is only a matter of time until the final showdown.

    Ray says: "Talbot at his best! Again!"
    "I waited and I enjoyed"
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    What did you love best about Zombie Fallout 8?

    I felt the wait for book 8 was a long one, I enjoyed the previous 7 that much so I had high a need for it sooner and expectations as well as questions. Would this be the end, how could Mark Tufo finish the series or continue it and in this I found out and Mark Tufo did not let me down.What did I love best about Zombie Fallout 8 - the wit, Mark Tufo has a gift for throwing out those lines that give that chuckle of pleasure, irony, a shake of the head and a giggle.


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

    Having only heard Sean Runnette in this series I would say he is perfect. Sean has Talbot down perfectly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh boy yes, but unfortunately us chumps have to work.


    Any additional comments?

    I have loved this series, and recommend it to anyone who likes a darn good zombie book and with humor, with vampires too and characters you can imagine.

    I have to say Tripp is by far my favorite character. He keeps it real for me. How he survived the Zombie hordes is perhaps another story (hint, hint) Mr. Tufo.

    I have had the pleasure of listening of the previous 7 in a series which for me gave me a month or more of isolation and high listening stats which proves the enjoyment. And this one would have been the icing and now I ask will there be more.... I will wait.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (3779)
    Performance
    (3551)
    Story
    (3559)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "The perfect version"
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    If you could sum up World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) in three words, what would they be?

    The Perfect Version


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

    This was a great listen, so many stars and so many characters. Max Brooks wrote a brilliant book with great description and great words and each word spoken by stars who made the work come alive


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

    It is not the end of the world, but the start of recovery


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable version and one I am truly pleased to have heard and have in my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By David Mamet
    • Narrated By Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (261)

    A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

    Nothing really matters says: "Top notch, dramatic acting in a great story."
    "Great Play, Great cast"
    Overall
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    Where does Glengarry Glen Ross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High, I am a fan of the three leads and it was great to hear them all together in this.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each are fine speakers and all had great performances in this. Done in front of a live audience this protection took me there and in my minds eye I could see each of them there in front of me. A great performance.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Cleland
    • Narrated By Veronika Hyks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure was one of the most banned and censored books in the history of literature. John Cleland (a contrary man of letters, prone to boasting and getting into trouble with the law) wrote it while he was in Fleet debtor’s prison. First published in 1748 and withdrawn within a year, it was not legally republished until a hundred years later. Widely considered to be the first example of literary erotica and a stylistic tour de force, with its combination of charm, daring and love of pleasure.

    Teddy says: "No wonder this book was banned in Britain..."
    "As amusing as I thought it may be, but rude too."
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    If you could sum up Fanny Hill in three words, what would they be?

    We Miss Fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I had never read Fanny Hill (nor heard it until now) but knew off it. I knew of its reputation and history but on a whim decided to purchase and have a listen. The first thing I noted was how wound up we have become with a 'naughty story' a little bit of 'titillation' can be fun and Fanny Hill shows this. Why have we become so sour on the subject of titillation. Before TV and radio, at a time when people were more serious along came Fanny Hill and its like, shock, horror and giggles.

    Now is that not fun?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hopeful

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Omid Djalili
    • Narrated By Omid Djalili
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Omid Djalili's fascinating story begins with an unconventional childhood spent at his family's London guesthouse for visiting Iranians. At school he is kept busy with the beginnings of a passionate love affair with football but he hopes one day to live a more intellectually fulfilled life. For one wonderful summer in California it seems that maybe he will find his spiritual home at UCLA.

    Kamyar says: "Amazing"
    "A comedian's comedian"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Hopeful again? Why?

    Yes, most certainly. Omid Djalili spins a tale like no other. Down to Earth, an hint of crazy, lots of humor and of course, honesty. One listening will not be enough.

    The choice of Omid doing the narration is a true gem of a decision. I have admired this man's humor for many years and no one but him could do himself justice. You can picture Omid in the Studio having fun narrating this book.


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

    I have his other two books and enjoy them immensely.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to say, in today's age there are jokes that would be considered wrong if said by any other person but Omid somehow gets away with it and makes us laugh doing it.

    I find Omid a great comedian, I adore everything he does. He is able to, in this day of (as I see it) too much political correctness say what he does in a manner we just love, yet potentially said by others could be seen as racist, derogatory and offensive. Somehow Omid gets away with it - to our enjoyment. An honest comedian.

    Well done Omid a fine book, a fine narration. And made a few travels on Public Transportation a lot more fun for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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