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Cyn Sam

Cyn

USA | Member Since 2012

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  • The Good Thief's Guide to Paris: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    Charlie Howard - globe-trotting mystery writer, professional thief, and poor decision maker - is in Paris. Flush with the success of his latest book reading, Charlie agrees to show a complete novice how to break into an apartment in the Marais. Fast-forward twenty-four hours and Charlie's hired to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the exact same address. Mere coincidence? Charlie figures there's no harm in finding out - until a dead body turns up in his living room and he finds himself evading the law while becoming caught up in a quite outrageous heist.

    Gash says: "Where are the editors?!?!"
    "light fun with great performance"
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    Where does The Good Thief's Guide to Paris rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    light mystery that's easy to follow while driving. The performance is excellent


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    good


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

    No but I really liked his performance and will be looking for more of him reading


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Funny and easy


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Without Fail

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3363)
    Performance
    (2570)
    Story
    (2565)

    Jack Reacher is approached by a Secret Service agent who needs a favor. "I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States," she asks. She is the newly appointed head of the VP's security detail and wants Reacher to try to penetrate her team's shield. He has the skills and the stealth and no one knows him. How else can she be sure her protection is truly effective?

    Joseph says: "Series is getting better."
    "Very enjoyable listen"
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    Where does Without Fail rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really enjoyed listening for a long drive. It kept me awake and motivated. Good performance made it very easy to follow all the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2277)
    Performance
    (2075)
    Story
    (2071)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela J says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Lovely Funny Tearful Honest"
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    Where does Still Foolin' 'Em rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really enjoyed listening. As always, Mr Crystal is a brilliant performer bringing every emotion to his story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13011)
    Performance
    (11224)
    Story
    (11203)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Compelling but sad"
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    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good listen, found myself sitting in the car to finish sections. But overall the saddest human being and I ended up disturbed that I am a faithful Apple user, have been since I touched my first computer in 1991. I know that Jobs brought to the world great innovation, and that he pushed the people around him to make it better. But taking credit for everything and treating people in return horribly so often is wrenching. So I find myself torn.


    Would you recommend Steve Jobs to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes and no. great story but horribly depressing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3104)
    Performance
    (1644)
    Story
    (1654)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Brilliant"
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    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the very best. The performance is fantastic


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm sure there are people who would be offended but I find this story refreshing and inspiring. And the humor is fantastic.


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

    Fisher Stevens is brilliant with all his different inflections and interpretations of characters. I would love to hear more from him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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