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Chris

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calgary, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (266)

    Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

    Gary says: "Fabulous narration for Verne Classic"
    "Overall good, but not enough detail."
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    What did you like best about Around the World in 80 Days? What did you like least?

    I understand the whole story is about an urgent timeline, but the book should have had more character development, more romance, more colorful descriptions about the exotic locations, more cultural background described. The basis is laid out for tremendous adventure potential, but the word are mostly desribing the logistics of the journey.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would definitely see it. The story theme has so much potential, involves so many high adrenalin scenes in exotic locations. I think a movie director would embellish a bit and make a great movie. The book itself hurried through all the possibilities.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary, Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez, Michael Louis Wells, Melissa Leo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (181)

    FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail.

    Tonda says: "For the True Alex Cross fans!"
    "An excellent murder mystery with just enough gore"
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    Where does Mary, Mary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5 for sure


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

    The plot advanced quickly, and had some interesting twists, and had excellent character development


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques and Technologies for Uncertain Things

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (333)

    James Wesley Rawles, founder of survivalblog.com, shares with you everything you need to know to be ready for the worst. The book includes information on proper food storage and sanitation, gardening and livestock basics, investment strategies to protect your assets, medical advice, communication techniques, home security, and how to get "outta Dodge" when, in the parlance of the movement, "the shit hits the fan".

    skyrat says: "Unsurprising"
    "Important content, but a dry listen"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The nature of the topic is a very real possibility, it is important to occasionally think about this stuff and have a plan. I have prviously and when a hurricane hit me, I had a plan and was prepared.


    Has How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The content could be presented a lot more intelligently, it is very dry, not too much new infoirmation, just a straight presentation. Why not some thought provoking choices and ultimatums? Some hypothetical possibilties?


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Kind of monotone, he didn't capturew my attention very well, I found myself fading off and thinking about other things too often.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chase

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1122)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (583)

    A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

    Blackmac says: "quick easy listen"
    "A movie played in my head"
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    Would you listen to The Chase again? Why?

    Maybe, I rarely listen to anything twice because I already know the ending


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chase?

    The high speed car chase from Frisco came alive with the dust and grit and sounds, I was envisioning Clark Gable as the detective, and Anthony Hopkins as the villain, and I was actually envisioning it in technicolor like a movie shot in the 60's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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