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Raphael

West New York, NJ, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (1122)
    Story
    (1140)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "funny story, great imagination"
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    What made the experience of listening to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared the most enjoyable?

    The story mimimics all the poltlititions in the 20st century


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    The advantures of the hero in Iran


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The meeting with Stalin


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time In Between: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Maria Duenas
    • Narrated By Zilah Mendoza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    The thrilling, internationally bestselling novel about a haute couture seamstress who becomes an undercover spy for the British Secret Service during World War II. #1 bestseller in Spain with more than 1.5 million copies sold, The Time In Between has taken readers by storm with its unforgettable tale of adventure, tragedy, love, and war. Readers will fall in love with MarÍa DueÑas’s dazzlingly inspiring heroine, Sira Quiroga.

    Sarah says: "terrible narration"
    "a fantastic book"
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    one of the most beautiful books i have ever read
    this book was made to a movie and rightly so
    the narriator is very otentic
    could not stop "reading "it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (472)

    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    cristina says: "Plot without characters"
    "Too Short"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is the same style as the previous parts, it seems that author had to split the saga into three books and was in hurry to to finish the story and to chop it at the end, while during the book itself there are repetitive parts from previous books in this series,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Total Control

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (585)

    Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels, and a cherished young daughter. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes. And suddenly there is no one whom Sidney Archer can trust.

    Rachel says: "Go back to your old narrator!!"
    "Fast Pace"
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    The story is different from the author's previouse stile and it is a real good thriller

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6784)
    Performance
    (3831)
    Story
    (3858)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Erica says: "Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever"
    "Too much gaming"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe if you can skip the gaming part


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The win of the machine over the humen


    What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

    He was OK


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Golden Earrings

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (163)

    Catalina, grand-daughter of Spanish refugees, is a disciplined student with the School of the Paris Opera Ballet. Little gets inthe way of her career until the visit of an otherworldly being, who leaves her a mysterious pair of golden earrings. Given a quest, Catalina realises she must explore her own Spanish heritage and makes the connection between the visitor and ‘La Rusa’, a young Andalusian flamenco star. La Rusa died in exile in Paris in 1952, her death ruled as suicide. But as Catalina begins to discover, there were those in the community, who had good reason for wanting La Rusa dead.

    Paddington says: "Fabulous story"
    "a masterpiece"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Golden Earrings again? Why?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all main characters


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

    not yet


    If you could rename Golden Earrings, what would you call it?

    this is a perfect title will not change anything


    Any additional comments?

    i read a lot this is one of the best books i have read recently

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Annabella Sciorra, Adriana Trigiani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    The majestic beauty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the 20th century is the setting of the first meeting of Enza, a practical beauty, and Ciro, a strapping mountain boy. When Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished and sent to hide in America. Soon Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America. Unbeknownst to each other, they both build fledgling lives in America. Ciro masters shoemaking and Enza takes a factory job until fate intervenes and reunites them. But it is too late....

    MEMcL says: "Why the change in narrator?"
    "Great book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Shoemaker's Wife the most enjoyable?

    Both readers are doing a great jobThe fact that the author reads too (and very well)added another damnation to the spirit of the book


    If you could rename The Shoemaker's Wife, what would you call it?

    The power of tradition and belief


    Any additional comments?

    I respect the fact that thatcher also read because this is her tradition and by doing it she becomes a part of the book spirit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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