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kaygee

San Diego, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • French Phase 2, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    (21)
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    (15)
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    (12)

    French Phase 2, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    kaygee says: "Pimsleur is Great"
    "Pimsleur is Great"
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    I am very impressed with the Pimsleur language lessons. The format for listening and repeating at 30 minutes a day makes it easy to learn both grammar and vocabulary. Purchasing the lessons from Audible makes these lessons affordable as compared to purchaing anywhere else. I started by doing Lesson 1 on the first day as advised. Then I did Lesson 1 and 2 the second day and then Lessons 1,2, and 3 the third day and so on until I was convinced that I has a lesson totally learned and then I would stop doing it. If a missed a few days I would go back several lessons and do them all.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5132)
    Performance
    (2228)
    Story
    (2224)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Great Historical spy story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Company the most enjoyable?

    The story with it's inclusion of actual historical events over generations was excellent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably, Jack McAuliffe and the Sorcerer


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This book is too long to pick out a favorite scene. I liked the section about Hungary and the revolution there.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book constantly stimulated my interest but otherwise it is not a moment kind of book. It is 40+ hours of great CIA vs. KGB stories that travel around the world in Berlin, Washington, Budapest, Moscow and Cuba with intrigue and traitors. Since it is so long and detailed it is a lot of great entertainment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Simple Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (440)

    Michael Fiske broke the law when he took Rufus Harms's prison letter from the Supreme Court. But he also sealed his own fate. Now Michael's brother, a cop turned attorney, is coming to Washington to find out why his brother was murdered - and what it had to do with a crime that Rufus Harms committed 25 years before.

    Ted says: "Disappoint? Balcacci? Not Likely!"
    "Good Solid Story"
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    What did you love best about The Simple Truth?

    Kept me interested with a little bit of everything. Murder, Legal, political, and romance.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Slightly. I was worried about who might get murdered next. Also wanted to guess who might be the other bad guy.


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

    Good solid narration. Not a distraction as some can be.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rembrandt Affair

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    (22)
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    (13)
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    (14)

    Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

    Christine says: "ABRIDGED"
    "Another entertaining story with Gabriel by Silva"
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    Would you listen to The Rembrandt Affair again? Why?

    Sure, in a few years when I don't remember the details anymore. It is great entertainment. I love the Gabriel Allons stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rembrandt Affair?

    Nothing in particular. Maybe the way that the bad guy got incorporated into the system.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Many scenes are excellent


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

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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