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Andrew

Gilbert, AZ, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2671)
    Performance
    (1881)
    Story
    (1888)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "Just ok for me"
    Overall

    The book was very well narrated and written. It was just a bit boring.

    For the person not up on tech, the content may be more revelatory but for a blog follower on all things tech it was a bit underwhelming.

    I also think the author was too close to google to give an objective report. More a collation of news that we, for the most part, know.

    Alas, it passed the time during a few commutes. 2.5 stars - bland.

    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • Rain Gods: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (316)

    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily.

    Richard says: "Dynamic Duo"
    "Great listen - best in a LONG time"
    Overall

    Excellent book and narrator was on another level. Almost better than Frank Muller!

    We need more quality prose.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Apostle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (386)

    Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

    mark says: "not even my "suspension of disbelief" can hang"
    "boring"
    Overall

    I honestly don't know how some of this stuff makes it to "print". Took about 7 hours to get to any action - terrible book. Narrator was not great either.

    Started Listening to "Rain Gods" right after and the difference in the quality was amazing. Get that book right away.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Ted

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ted Turner, Bill Burke
    • Narrated By Ted Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

    loix says: "Under-hyped"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    Really enjoyed this one - narration by the author was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On the Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    The picture was a warning: they'd found her. For eight years Grace Archer hoped this day wouldn't come, and knew in her heart that it would. She'd taken her daughter, Frankie, to a rural Alabama horse farm that might just as well have been at the end of the earth. But the man out to kill them would gladly follow them that far. And now, it seems, he had.

    Scott says: "More like a Harlequin Romance"
    "Don't waste your time..."
    Overall

    I decided to download this book to help me through the monotony of a long overdue outdoor painting project. As it happened watching the paint dry was actually more interesting.

    To say that the story-line was a little far fetched would be an understatement. Let's just say the entire plot hinges on 2 white horses and an ex-cia horsewhispering woman who must tame the killer ponies, under duress, for a bad guy who wants the horses to lead him to some "treasure" buried somewhere in the desert.

    It's very poorly written and narrated and I would not recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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