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Michael

Ridgewood, NJ, USA | Member Since 2003

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  • 7 reviews
  • 16 ratings
  • 149 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2969)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1773)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Get It!"
    Overall

    I've listened to recorded books for years, and usually download mysteries and thrillers. Whenever I ventured into something a little "deeper", I find I lose concentration since I am doing something else, such as driving, walking the dogs. I was skeptical of this one, but the reviews got me to try it. And I'm glad I did. Beautifully written and narrated, a great story in a setting that I knew little about, you should definitely try this one. I've already downloaded the sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consent to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3852)
    Performance
    (1855)
    Story
    (1867)

    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    Timothy says: "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"
    "A Great Plot for a Movie"
    Overall

    Exciting from beginning to end. Well narrated, easy to get into. A couple of the characters are somewhat unbelievable, but still a good listen. Reminds me a little of the early Ken Follet novels, which got me hooked on Books-on-Tape many years ago.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hour Game

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (2049)
    Performance
    (873)
    Story
    (885)

    A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

    Patricia says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I think this author has been going downhill since his first and best, Absolute Power. Not a bad listen, but no sympathetic characters, a contrived plot, and I found it quite a stretch to believe that two people could shoot at each other at the exact same time so that their bullets collide! By the end I didn't really care who the villain was. This is OK if you can't find anything else to listen to, but there are better choices.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6767)
    Performance
    (3059)
    Story
    (3073)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Very Good"
    Overall

    I've listened to a few of Connelly's audiobooks and found them entertaining. I enjoyed Closers the most, and this one is almost as good. I rate audiobooks by how well they hold my attention as I'm usually doing something else while listening (driving, walking the dogs, vacuuming). This one is well written and read, and I was engrossed all the way to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (3417)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1157)

    The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

    chris says: "Entertained"
    "Not a King Fan, but..."
    Overall

    This audiobook grabbed me right from the start, and held my attention all the way to the end. I agree with others about the ending, but still a very entertaining listen. I was turned off to King listening to Dreamcatchers, which started out great and then started to drone, so I was a little hesitant about selecting Cell. I've listened to many books, and rate this one a 5 because I was totally engrossed right to the (cop-out)ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2568)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1037)

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "A Great Listen"
    Overall

    Excellent writer and reader. I've enjoyed all of Demille's books on Audible. Although somewhat predictable, it is a worthy listen. Captures your attention right away. John Corey is always an interesting character. If you enjoy thrillers, you should try this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
    Overall
    (2611)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (380)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

    Herve Bronnimann says: "My Favorite Audiobook so far"
    "Booring"
    Overall

    For such a highly rated book, I was disapointed. I prefer stories that I can get right into. This one lagged. I could see (hear) that the story might get interesting if I kept listening, but I just didn't have the patience and I found my mind wandering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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