You no longer follow Gary

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Gary

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Gary

Calgary, AB, Canada | Member Since 2007

6
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 45 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (90)

    For 18 years, Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

    Hans says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Narrator needs to learn pronunciation."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. The book itself is good, audiobook notsomuch.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Narrator pronounced mountain names and climbers names incorrectly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prayer

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Mark Zeisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. He is a religious man who is close to losing his faith; the very nature of his job has led him to question the existence of a God who could allow the things that Gil sees every day. But Gil' s wife, Ruth, doesn' t see things the same way and his crisis of faith provokes a fracture in their marriage. Gil' s world is breaking apart. At the same time, Gil starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths that bring this crisis of faith into uncomfortable focus. When Esther, a disturbed woman, informs Gil that these men have been killed by prayer, Gil questions her sanity.

    Gary says: "Wow, WTF Happened To This Guy?"
    "Wow, WTF Happened To This Guy?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not flogging Catholicism or any other religions.


    What was most disappointing about Philip Kerr’s story?

    This is pretty frickin far from Bernie Gunter.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not doing it at all.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bewilderment.


    Any additional comments?

    If this is Philip Kerr's new style, I'm out. For good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Horror Stories: Tales of Ghosts, Curses, Mummies, and Zombies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A spine-tingling collection of weird and wonderful horror stories, featuring ghosts, curses, strange phenomena, ghouls, black magic, and demonic apparitions. Do you dare to listen?

    Gary says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Horror Stories?

    Mostly the narration, but the stories are pretty unhorrific as well.


    Has Horror Stories turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Perhaps.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

    Absolutely not. Her performance doesn't make these dated tales to life.


    What character would you cut from Horror Stories?

    The narrator.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (193)

    When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

    Julie says: "Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris"
    "Original Version Superior"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Contrary to the Hemingway family's feelings, the additional material detracted from the book instead of adding to it. Just my 2 cents.

    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
    (2263)
    Performance
    (1928)
    Story
    (1917)

    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"
    "Lame"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about A Wanted Man?

    Probably the weakest Reacher story.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    Rambling and unbelievable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Anyone who would narrate like they didn't have a broken nose. Yes, in the story Reacher has a broken nose, but it's really irritating to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Well, it is a Jack Reacher book after all.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone talk to the producer/director. Having the narrator sound like he is going to blow a snotball at any time? Really? Fail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Without Warning

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Birmingham
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, as the world waits for war, a miles-high energy wave cordons a vast area from southern Canada to northern Mexico. In a moment, 99 percent of the U.S. population has been wiped from the face of the earth.

    J says: "Solid, entertaining listen"
    "unhappy"
    Overall

    a complete waste of time

    0 of 11 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.