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CHENNAI, TN, United States | Member Since 2009

  • 10 reviews
  • 87 ratings
  • 139 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

    Anandasubramanian says: "Jesse Berstein IS Percy Jackson"
    "Wonderful, tight gripped"

    More than the book, i love the narrator Jesse Bernstein.
    He understands the nuances, the inflections and modulates his voice according to the situation.
    In short, he conveys the spirit of the author.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

    Craig says: "Riordan Rulz"
    "Mr.Riordan never ceazes to me amaze me"

    Initially, i didn't like the narrator's voice since i was so tuned to Jesse Bernstein.
    However, once i overcame my intial hesitation and started listening, it was amazing.
    So far i have listened to only half of the book, but it has its own style and good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the President's Men

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By Richard Poe

    Few, if any, books have had a more profound and lasting impact on society than this extraordinary piece of reporting that shook the very foundation of American politics. Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward won the Pulitzer Prize for their investigative journalism and immediately became household names. After All the President's Men, nothing would ever be the same.

    Christina says: "So that's what happened"
    "Wonderfully written, precisely narrated"

    For any Audio Book, it is absolutely necessary for the narrator to understand what the author meant and convey not just the text, but also provide the audio context (like urgency, mocking, out of breadth) tone to the listener.
    This narrator seems to have the same idea and is on par with Jesse Bernstein in this regard.
    Every word, every sentence and every phrase is conveyed with the varying tone and context that the authors wanted to convey.
    Kudos to narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By George Guidall

    Ryan says: "Wouldn't have minded unabridged version"
    "An excellent book spoiled by a bad narrator"

    Antony Bevor is an excellent author.
    His books are straight from troops and need to be read as such.
    However the narrator seems to have other ideas. He reads the book as if it were a classic novel instead of the urgency and down-to-ground level viewpoint.
    One more good book spoiled by a bad narrator.
    Sadly, i guess Audible never learns the lesson or never listens to its customers.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own.... In a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.

    Matthew says: "Great Book, The Narrator Was Alright"
    "Bad narrator"

    Bring Back Jesse Bernstein !
    I rate this only TWO stars because:
    1) Jesse Bernstein was not the author.
    2) None of the racy speed of the Percy Jackson novels.
    Jesse Bernstein was the best narrator Audible had for the Percy Jackson novels.
    I was so used to the voices of Percy, Annabeth and Rachel that it revolted me to hear them different.
    The only good voice was that of Leo which was cool.
    Audible did a bad job.

    17 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Pellegrino
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey

    Last Train from Hiroshima offers listeners a stunning "you are there" time capsule, gracefully wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino's scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb's survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative's core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand---the Japanese civilians on the ground and the American fliers in the air.

    Daniel says: "Awsome"
    "Great Book. BAD Narrator"

    Talk about the kettle spoiling the broth.
    This is a Great Book.
    But a very bad, nasal, senile narrator.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Too Big to Fail

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Andrew Ross Sorkin
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

    Laura says: "Surprisingly Revealing"
    "Wonderful informative inside story"

    This book straddles great spaces, across times. Unless you have the big picture in mind when you listen, you will think the author is ranting about Lehman and Geithner alone.
    The book starts with descriptions of each personality; Dick Fuld, Geithner, Paulson so that when the fun really starts you can easily relate to their behavior with the background the author has provided earlier.
    Half of the book is about Lehman's hurtle into bankruptcy and how Fuld, because of his greed and head-in-sand approach prevented Korean investors, and almost everyone from buying Lehman. It also discusses how Lehman's complaint about short sellers was not acted upon by Paulson, who suddenly acted on short sellers when they started attacking Fortress Goldman.
    It also states how bankers from Morgan stanley and Goldman high-fived each other when they hear the Fed is bailing out AIG.
    We also hear the background as to where the magical number of $700bn came into TARP.
    All through the book, one thing becomes clear: Banks can and will expect the government to bail them out when they are in trouble but are very reluctant to share the profits with the government.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

    Katelyn says: "One word - Awesome!"
    "Good Book, Bad Narrator"

    The books is good. But the narrator has a highly nasal twang and a high-pitch voice that grates on me.
    They should have had two narrators: male and female to more accurately depict the characters.

    2 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Sidney Williams, H. G. Wells

    This version of The War of The Worlds is a clever adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel by Sidney Williams. This is the first dramatized audio of the novel set in the period and place Wells intended. This old-time radio-style drama is hosted by Tom Mitchell and was recorded in the U.K. with a full cast and musical accompaniment.

    Anandasubra says: "Not as good as expected"
    "Not as good as expected"

    First of all this is a piecemeal dramatization.
    I was expecting a quality similar to Leonard's adaptation.
    This is wooden, the ambience is wrong and the accent is horrible at times.
    Regret buying this.
    Iam a fan of War of Worlds and have two audio plays, the original book, two movies. I regret buying this edition.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells, adapted by Howard Koch
    • Narrated By Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, a full cast

    Join actors from television's Star Trek - including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast caused a nationwide panic. You may panic too...

    Nick says: "Not the Mercury Theater, but still fun"
    "Active, good, and fun to hear"

    Active, updated for modern times, and very good to hear.
    Would recommend it for a good listening at night with all lights shut and dark... you get the idea..

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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