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Henrik

London, United Kingdom | Member Since 2011

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  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6064)
    Performance
    (5569)
    Story
    (5569)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "Decent, banale story, occasional great bits"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Make the villans interesting. They are petty and predictable.
    Most of the heros are half brain dead.

    Too much of the story reflects the dreariness of everyday life. That is exactly what I don't want in a fantasy story.


    Would you recommend Theft of Swords to your friends? Why or why not?

    It's got the sophistication of pink pony story for teenage girls.


    Could you see Theft of Swords being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Easily it would work well for kids afternoon TV.


    Any additional comments?

    So much potential, so much disappointment. I skipped over the court case it was just too annoying to stomach.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (580)

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
    "My Favourite Book in Years"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I never bothered to read about Mr. Buffett, as I assumed it would teach me about things that I would be unable to apply or already know.

    Instead it is a fascinating recount of 100 years of financial and political history from the perspective of a person that have both feet on the ground. It is a great story with lots of little insights, but most of all a long perspective and thread of our modern times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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