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Holger Buerger

San Francisco | Member Since 2003

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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17608)
    Performance
    (13473)
    Story
    (13417)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    I'm a fan of 30 Rock and so it was a no brainer to listen to the Audio book. If you like Tina Fay's style of comedy or style you will not be disappointed with this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3485)
    Performance
    (2328)
    Story
    (2333)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "More like a video game then a story"
    Overall

    Sorry, but this does not read (or sounds in this case) like a story. The book is more like a videogame:
    1. Introductory Sequence
    2. Some sort of action
    3. Another explanatory Sequence
    3. Some other form of action
    and so on and on... I couldn't finish it.

    Maybe I'm to spoiled after listening to The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Which has much more depth in my opinion.

    Thanks,

    Holger

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2028)
    Performance
    (855)
    Story
    (858)

    Nathaniel is eleven-years-old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells far beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him.

    Randy says: "Terrific Trilogy"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    I enjoy listening to books from Audible since about 2001 or so - getting a new one whenever my credit is updated - and I have to say that each book of this trilogy represents the best books I listened to. I actually couldn't wait until my credit was renewed so I ended up buying the other two books as soon as I was done. Enjoy!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharpe's Tiger: Book I of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (777)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (347)

    1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines, in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out of India.

    Angela says: "Believe the Hype!"
    "From Hero to Superhero"
    Overall

    This is no doubt a great listen and should be on everyones list interested in historical fiction. As another reviewer points out the narrator is doing a great job with different characters and accents. I actually thought this was the best narration I heard on any Audiobook (Bill Bryson does an excellent job as well but he writes different books altogether).

    The one problem with the book I thought is that the Hero of the story in the end turns more into a superhero and succeeds in all his challenges with such an ease that you start thinking he is indestructible. His by fighters should have been given more strength or involvement in my opinion.

    But I really enjoyed this well written and well read book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6034)
    Performance
    (2188)
    Story
    (2196)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "boring - horrible female voice"
    Overall

    the story might be intersting but the readers are so unprofessional. especially the women is just painfull to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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