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Ronald

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, United States | Listener Since 2006

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 268 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Coolidge

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Amity Shlaes
    • Narrated By Terence Aselford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing that the mid-1920s was in fact a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: The nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus.

    Jean says: "Silent Cal"
    "History"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Coolidge again? Why?

    Yes, I would. The narrator and story are very good, and the book are not
    too long.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Coolidge?

    The death of Harding, and the reactions of the country and of Coolidges'
    family are moving.


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

    The true meaning of each and every sentence. His inflexion is very important
    to the story.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4943)
    Performance
    (1650)
    Story
    (1639)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "BEST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Duma Key?

    John Slattery is a master narrator. He voice is perfect for listening to
    Any book! He has perfect pitch for narratio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Duma Key?

    When Edgar talks to his dead daughter, Ilsa, outside of Big Pink.


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

    Yes, this one is the best. This is Stephen King at his best!


    Who was the most memorable character of Duma Key and why?

    Jerome Wireman is memorable because his many sayings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels Flight

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    The man most hated by the LAPD - a black lawyer who has made his name by bringing lawsuits alleging racism and brutality by police officers - has been found murdered on the eve of a high-profile trial. The list of suspects includes half the police force. And Harry Bosch is the detective chosen to head the investigation. The political dangers of the case are huge. If it's not investigated fairly, the public outcry could make the Rodney King riots look tame. But a full investigation will take Bosch into the ugliest corners of law enforcement.

    Mario says: "Angels Flight-INaudible!"
    "Great story ruined by Burt Reynolds!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, the narrator is a distraction.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry, he is the best character in all the Bosch books!


    How could the performance have been better?

    With any other narrator! Mr. Reynolds voice is too raspy to have anyrange


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man on the Balcony: A Martin Beck Police Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Someone is killing young girls in the once-peaceful parks of Stockholm - killing them after having his way. The people of Stockholm are tense and fearful. Police Superintendent Martin Beck has two witnesses: a cold-blooded mugger who won't say much and a three-year-old boy who can't say much.

    Lawrence says: "Part of an Extra-Ordinary Series"
    "Good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Man on the Balcony to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man on the Balcony?

    The entir book


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Martin beck


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Mmm


    Any additional comments?

    Tom Weiner gets you into the story, and keeps you there. He is a gifted
    narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Went Up in Smoke: A Martin Beck Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    His holiday with his family has just begun, but a phone call sends Martin Beck packing off to Budapest, where a boorish journalist has vanished without a trace. With the aid of the coolly efficient local police, who do business while soaking at the public baths, Beck must troll about in the Eastern Europe underworld for a man nobody knows - while he is at the risk of vanishing along with his quarry.

    Linda says: "need a new translation ??"
    "GOOD LISTENING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Martin Beck series has all the elements of the newer Scandinavian
    crime stories. Well written and very interesting tales.


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

    The authors give enough details of the crimes to hook you, and keep
    you there.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Martin Beck


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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