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Peter

Fort Myers, FL, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen Rebello
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho - and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking. First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion.

    Bill says: "Fascinating listen if you love movies!"
    "Interesting if your are a Hitchcock, psycho or Blo"
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    What did you love best about Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho?

    The background of the story and making of the film. It was interesting but not surprising that Robert bloch really got little from his story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho?

    A retrospective sense of what people were thinking of Hitchcock during the late 60's. I was a great fan of his TV series.


    What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

    Clear and well paced


    Any additional comments?

    If you are interested in Hitchcock, psycho or Robert Bloch or film making you should find this interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5921)
    Performance
    (5626)
    Story
    (5636)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Exciting - great SF"
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    I couldn't stop listening. One of the best SF books I have 'read' in some time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Evan Thomas
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games he was eventually forced to stop playing, Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con, and generous and expedient in his partnerships.

    Catherine says: "skip part 1"
    "Made Eisenhower come alive in a personal way"
    Overall
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    I grew up in the forties and fifties so the story of Eisenhower was one central to my youth. I found it fascinating to gain a new insight into the man and the times. While ones political sensibilities may color your reception to the book, it was in most ways relatively apolitical, focusing more on international issues.
    It works well as an audiobook, although from time to time it seemed to jump around in chronology.
    I found the book surprisingly enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jamie Ford
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    Overall
    (1902)
    Performance
    (834)
    Story
    (832)

    In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

    Christopher says: "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet"
    "Seattle of WW II with a great love story"
    Overall
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    Where does Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is an enjoyable listen that drew me into the story. Evokes some of the feeling of snow falling on cedars.


    Which character – as performed by Feodor Chin – was your favorite?

    The central character and his emotional growth throughout the book brought me into the story


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

    I found myself prolonging my listening sessions just to experience the world of Hotel Bitter and Sweet as it developed.


    Any additional comments?

    The mingling of music and love added a dimension to the story. The story works well as an audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2224)
    Performance
    (1592)
    Story
    (1584)

    Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

    gerry says: "Damn you Steve Gibson"
    "Fun to listen to the series a book at a time"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - the story really pulls the listener in.


    What other book might you compare On Basilisk Station to and why?

    The other Honor harrington books


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

    A pacing and a sense of dramatic reality.


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

    It made me cry


    Any additional comments?

    I am very glad i found out about this series. It has given me hours of pleasure. I am occasionally frustrated trying to keep track of the characters, but in the end this is a very fully realized universe.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2265)
    Performance
    (1930)
    Story
    (1919)

    Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.

    Bill says: "Wanted Man is Wanting ~ And I Want 14 Hours Back"
    "A worthy piece of the Jack Reacher pantheon"
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    What did you love best about A Wanted Man?

    Reacher's coolheadedness, and his clever insight into the solving of the challenges he faces.


    What other book might you compare A Wanted Man to and why?

    The Travis McGee series by John D MacDonald


    Any additional comments?

    I started out reading these books, and now listen to them, ordering them as soon as they come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3072)
    Performance
    (2282)
    Story
    (2289)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Cynthia says: "Complicated and Not Good for Listening!"
    "Intriguing story and unusual composition"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    While the book itself is composed in a somewhat disconnected way, the audio book is produced in such a way to make it relatively easy to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the book interesting, and might even listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Boyd
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned, and his few months of passion come to an abrupt end. Only a carefully plotted escape - with the help of two mysterious British diplomats - saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.

    Thomas D Kennedy says: "No need to wait."
    "An interesting retake on the Ulysses/Odyssey eli"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Waiting for Sunrise the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the book, but by the end it became perhaps too many variants on the theme.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Clever changes of perspective about the adventures of Odysseus


    What does Robert Ian MacKenzie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    accent and tone


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World's First Computer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Scott McCartney
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (84)

    The world's first programmable computer was the legendary ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), built by John Mauchly and Presper Eckert. Based on original interviews with surviving participants and the first study of Mauchly and Eckert's personal papers, ENIAC is a dramatic human story and a vital contribution to the history of technology, and it restores to the two inventors the legacy they deserve.

    Glenn says: "Fascinating history..."
    "Insights on the development of the digital compute"
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    What did you love best about ENIAC?

    Getting a better understanding of Prosper and Eckert


    What other book might you compare ENIAC to and why?

    Turing's Cathedral is also a history of the early days of digital computing, from a different perspective. Also very interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sign of the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Dunning
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband. While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.

    Marilyn Loser says: "Unconvincing"
    "Engaging"
    Overall

    I read this many years ago and became addicted to Dunning's books. I regret that he doesn't write more. If you like books and like adventure you can't ask for more.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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