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Maarten

oldenzaalNetherlands | Member Since 2003

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  • 11 reviews
  • 166 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Menace from Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Rob McQuay
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    In The Menace from Earth, Robert A. Heinlein, a master of science fiction, presents startling stories of time and space. On the day past tomorrow, time has ended and man has begun his endless journey out into the universe. For those on the Pluto colony, Earth Satellite Base holds the only possible reprieve from a terrifying death sentence. Meanwhile on Earth, alien intelligence prowls the skies, kidnapping people for its own inhuman amusement.

    William says: "Middlin' Heinlein"
    "Good stories"
    Overall

    Once you figured out there are four stories or so its a great book full of fantasy imagination and strong beautifull woman.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Shaman Speaks

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Robin Gress
    • Narrated By Robin Gress
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Insight into the spiritual healing profession of an urban Shaman. What is a Shaman? How do you become one? What functions do they perform within our modern Western world? These are some of the questions touched upon, as Shaman Gress introduces us to the ancient, but still vibrant, field of Shamanism.

    Whitesage says: "Educational about basic Shaman principals"
    "straightforward info I just needed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it has al the beginner information you need to no about a shaman.


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

    She is also the shaman


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Men Return & Worlds of Origin

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Tim Rowe
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Two vintage stories from the 1950s by science-fiction Grand Master Jack Vance, who wrote stories of adventure, detection, horror, and humor.

    Joel says: "Oddities from Jack Vance"
    "finally the good old vance stories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Men Return & Worlds of Origin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is a class of its own, I used to read them when I was young, and loved to be in his colorful and real other worlds.


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

    No I haven't, but its well read


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Simple magic tricks are what a little boy is looking for when he drags his father into a quaint, old shop. The proprietor seems to be a master of illusion - a genius at slight of hand. But, as the son becomes mesmerized, the father feels an icy hand grip his heart.

    Maarten says: "A little Gem"
    "A little Gem"
    Overall

    A wonderful well written and well read story, adding a new dimension to magic, the magic world of children and a parent observing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bhagavad Gita

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Phoenix Books, Barbara Stoler-Miller (translator)
    • Narrated By Jacob Needleman
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    The search for higher truth must be conducted in the midst of the forces of life, with all its demands and seductions. So teaches The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text that has been called the quintessence of the spirituality of India. In it, the great warrior Arjuna contemplates the meaning of life, just moments before entering the battlefield. "Why do I exist? Why should I fight against my loved ones? And where shall I go after I die?" he asks himself in search for knowledge of the Absolute.

    Claudia Crowley says: "Hot stuff!!"
    "The reading wears me out"
    Overall

    The reader lacks to enter energy in his reading. The dark full voice dies away in every sentence and after an hour or so its just to much. Arjuna!... Is there no light in this book? I very much think so, but for me it needs another reader.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Moore on Writing

    • NONE (3 hrs)
    • By Thomas Moore
    • Narrated By Thomas Moore
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Maarten says: "very inspiring material to start writeing anything"
    "very inspiring material to start writeing anything"
    Overall

    Although the sound quality is not the best Thomas Moore tells in a very relaxed way about writing. It gives room for your own inspiration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ask an Angel Live! Volume 1

    • NONE (2 hrs)
    • By Stevan J. Thayer
    • Narrated By Carol Armitage
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Hear the inspired words of an angelic presence, known as Ariel, respond to compelling metaphysical and personal questions from audiences across the country. Experience the energy and emotion of this angelic encounter through the voice of Stevan J. Thayer, co-author with Dr. Linda Nathanson, of the groundbreaking book, Interview with an Angel. Hear Angel Ariel's answers to questions on- changes in the second millennium, forgiveness and the abusive spouse, what happens when we die, dealing with a difficult teenager, understanding and healing insomnia, communications from a deceased loved one, angels watching during intimate or private moments, human assaults on the Earth., difficult relationships, and spiritual selfishness . . . and much, much more.

    Maarten says: "great answers on simple questions"
    "great answers on simple questions"
    Overall

    I am so impressed with the carefull and respectfull answers the people get to their dear and heartfelt questions.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Eldredge
    • Narrated By John Eldredge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (727)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (241)

    Every man was once a boy. And every little boy has dreams, big dreams: dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.

    Michael says: "Healing & Understanding"
    "Bo... ring"
    Overall

    Her is a guy telling he is NOT going to tell you how to live and then starts doing just that. Maybe I am wrong because I didn't get to the end and the miracle is happening somewhere in the middle but I feel misled by the reviews and the publisher's summary and was very disappointed.

    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystical Kabbalah

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rabbi David A. Cooper
    • Narrated By Rabbi David A. Cooper
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Kabbalah, it is said, was brought down from heaven by angels. The great mystics of Judaism originally passed its teachings by word of mouth only, believing that the secrets of the kabbalah transcended the written word.

    Robert says: "Understandable and Intuitive"
    "Whalespeak"
    Overall

    The speaker in the book is so in awe of the information he is passing on to us that he sometimes uses "whalespeak". The Rabbi is a good storyteller though, and I enjoyed listening and also the meditations. The storyteller has given me knew insights on old matters.

    Don't meditate while driving in the car I would say.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Susan Orlean
    • Narrated By Jennifer Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (39)

    There is something fascinating or funny or truly bizarre on every page of this true tale of floral obsession: the story of how the head of a famous Seminole chief came to be displayed in the front window of a local pharmacy; or how 700 iguanas were smuggled into Florida; or the case of the only known extraterrestrial plant crime.

    Robert says: "Orchids are just the vehicle."
    "Nice Cover, Nice Story, Nice Trip"
    Overall

    I've visited Florida, as a European at an age of about 25. It's now 15 years ago. The images come back: The enormous amounts of mosquito's in the everglades the damp heat and the threat of crocodiles, the weird feeling of nature versus human (or should I say American spirit) and my feeling of displacement there.
    The story has a very realistic feel. I really love the narrator, I can see this astonished New York girl stomp through the swamp -Listen to HER say swomp- in her clean white shorts and sometimes be so very sweet in her astonishment. It's so honest. To me it was like a trip back, this time WITH well researched and well told background information AND guided by a lovely? girlfriend ? daughter?. Great!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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