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Adam

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  • The American

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Martin Booth
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (185)

    The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly - for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous: mornings are spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafés, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman’s life.... Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, The American shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers.

    Ramon says: "Slow start but after a few pages your hooked.
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    "feel like you're in Italy but slow at times"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Great if you wanna feel like you're in a small Italian town. Good info about Italian living and how to guide for assassins


    Would you recommend The American to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes but I see why people think its boring by I like it. Very relaxing to listen to


    What aspect of Ralph Cosham’s performance would you have changed?

    His voice is kinda monotone but adds to the tone of the book. Is not action packed but more of a how to guide for assassins


    Could you see The American being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Already is a movie dopey


    Any additional comments?

    Good but slow. Relaxing life as an Italian. Pleny of drinking coffee, whoring and occasional gun making

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8038)
    Performance
    (7118)
    Story
    (7111)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "starts strong but not great...grimnoirs better"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. Just to predictable and samey


    What could Larry Correia have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get bronson pinchot to read it


    Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

    Nah. Not a fan


    Do you think Monster Hunter International needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Has 3


    Any additional comments?

    Read the grim noir chronicles.. Is 100x better. The MHI series just didn't grab me

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1001)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (598)

    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

    Christine says: "One of the best books I have read"
    "so long too info heavy heavy"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if you like heavy bios


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin ? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Cummings?

    Nah


    Did American Prometheus inspire you to do anything?

    Make a big bomb.. Not really


    Any additional comments?

    Only if you like heavy bios
    Got 15 hours in And still talking about his early years with girlfriend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (6806)
    Performance
    (6185)
    Story
    (6203)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "x-men meets dick tracey"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hard Magic to be better than the print version?

    Love this audiobook. Gritty 1930 era alternate history great book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love all the cool character powers. Gravity spiking is the best


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    Bronson Pinchot is a talented voice reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Much better than monster hunters international. Bronson brings it to life


    Any additional comments?

    Love the alternate history timeline. So cool. And gritty characters. Would be an amazing movie to rival avengers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3176)
    Performance
    (2416)
    Story
    (2423)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "shackelton.. what a man. best way to fail"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Endurance to be better than the print version?

    Unsure but a great book. Shackleton carried all those men kicking and screaming. My hero. Such a cool dude.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

    Finally getting out alive and not losing any men. True adventuring in a golden age. When men where real men


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

    Narration is good but the book is Amazing. You can't make this stuff up


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    First time I heard the story fully but now I'm hooked on Antarctica.


    Any additional comments?

    Anything with Ernest shack Elton rocks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deliverance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Dickey
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1544)
    Performance
    (1369)
    Story
    (1370)

    The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

    karen says: ""A river runs through it...""
    "will Patton squel like a pig... in a good way"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely blown away by the narration. So would've thought will Patton was so good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deliverance?

    Really enthralling book and great American novel.


    Which character – as performed by Will Patton – was your favorite?

    All... He nails it. Riveting book you just want them to get away


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Old book breathed new life by narration


    Any additional comments?

    Get this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3889)
    Performance
    (1797)
    Story
    (1815)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "great book for over 50 years old. very engaging"
    Overall
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    Where does I Am Legend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty good book and quite short which is nice sometimes. Different to the movie but very nice spin on a popular theme.no happy ending here


    What other book might you compare I Am Legend to and why?

    Walking dead and I am omega


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

    The voices as always are Better than my imagination. Great old book that I wouldn't read otherwise


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luther: The Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Neil Cross
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He's a murder detective. He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive. And yet there are rumours that DCI Luther is bad - not corrupt, but tormented. The first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart, and propelled him over the precipice....

    Don says: "A very dark introduction to Luther"
    "brings Luther to life. great prequel to the show"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Luther: The Calling the most enjoyable?

    Well done on Luthers voice.great prequel to the show and gives good insight to the first episode of the first season


    What other book might you compare Luther: The Calling to and why?

    Don't know but it makes you squirm. Quite graphic detail of how he kills the baby sitter and the family and kids. Not for faint hearted. I like some sick stuff but this was just on my threshold. Be warned but great if you love the show


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

    Luther voice was spot on and being a fan of the show you can imagine it very well


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme squirming while driving. The kill scenes shouldn't be played out loud with kids or girlfriend in the car


    Any additional comments?

    Great for fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Things They Carried

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1700)
    Performance
    (1567)
    Story
    (1554)

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

    Mel says: "Heavy Load"
    "Bryan cranston is a amazing narrator."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Things They Carried again? Why?

    Yes. Lots of short stories. Well written and read. Keep thinking breaking bad
    When I hear Bryan cranston. just great


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The stories of the young Vietnam vets Really comes to life
    Just as you get to know them they get blown apart. Learning of the
    Boys back stories and sad endings really touches you. War is hell


    Which character – as performed by Bryan Cranston – was your favorite?

    All equally perfect


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    War is hell then you get a bullet in the head while taking a leak


    Any additional comments?

    Super book improved by great narrator. Recommend if you like war books,
    History books our just great touching stories

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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