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Stan

Fire Training & Fire Prevention Officer, Safety Training and Safety Consulting. Do a lot of listening while traveling.

Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • Pastoral

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    She was from the hills of Yorkshire, country born and bred. He was a city boy. By the stream where they fished they were two young people falling in love. Overhead, the bombers roared, threatening to blow their idyllic world, so young, so fresh, to smithereens.

    Stan says: "Historical romance set in WWII England."
    "Historical romance set in WWII England."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This story is a gentle romance that ranks above midway (7/10) of all the stories I have listened to. Set in WWII England the story is about the developing romance between a Bomber Command pilot and a WAAF Section Officer. The drama of the night bombing of Germany contrasting with the quietness of the fishing sub -plot serves to emphasize the difficulties of war time relationships. All-in-all, this is a story suitable for everyone.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Glory Road

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (381)

    . C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential...."

    ShySusan says: "Heinlein's only fantasy"
    "Best adventure story!!"
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    Story
    Would you listen to Glory Road again? Why?

    Swashbuckling hero, beautiful heroine, fantastic story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great challenges to overcome, struggling against nearly impossible odds and yet succeeding.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final battle with the "Eater of Souls"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trustee from the Toolroom

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (867)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (774)

    Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

    Paula says: "Just Simply a Great Story!"
    "Duty and Obligation"
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    Do you have any additional comments?

    How far would you go to fulfill an obligation? Travel to the farthest reaches of the earth? Give up your comfort, risk your life? That is what Keith Stewart does when his sister and her husband leave their daughter in the care of Keith and his wife for a trip half way around the world that ends in tragedy. In my opinion, this is the best of Nevil Shute's books. It was also one of his last.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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