You no longer follow Andrew

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Andrew

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Andrew

Westport, CT

Wesport, CT, United States | Member Since 2011

53
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 81 reviews
  • 82 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
4
FOLLOWERS
2

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Miller
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (624)

    In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

    Phillip says: "Most Informative Book on the AT"
    "Great book if you are planning on hiking the AT"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was ok, not great. Does have so good info on the trail. Pretty good writing for a computer programer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magicians: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3881)
    Performance
    (3011)
    Story
    (3031)

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    Charles says: "Surprising"
    "Great Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Refreshing to read such a well written witty novel. The characters were interesting and developed, looking forward to reading the other three in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Providence of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (945)
    Story
    (941)

    Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

    L. Sheldon Clark says: "Miscommunication driven plot ruined a good story"
    "Good Stuff"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Better than Emperor's Blades, more detailed character development, eagerly looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cress: The Lunar Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1927)
    Performance
    (1748)
    Story
    (1749)

    In this third audiobook in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

    AudioAddict says: "Very clever story (and series)"
    "Cress, Scarlet and Cinder"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Just finished book 3, great series, can't wait for Winter to come out in the fall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2094)
    Story
    (2087)

    Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    CharlieSeymourJr says: "Stick it out even if you don't run a large company"
    "Very Informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent book, learned much from the research, the book could have been compressed a bit as points were repeated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Budapest Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Rozsa Gaston
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Jan Klassen is in Budapest to mend from a motorcycle accident. His scars have healed on the outside, but inside, he cannot forgive himself for the consequences his son now lives with forever. Jan has never met a woman like Kati before. Her blend of New England restraint with gypsy spirit captivates him. While Jan introduces Kati to Budapest's leisurely pace of life, Kati introduces Jan to her own leisurely pace of sensual exploration as their attraction to each other grows over six magical days.

    Andrew says: "Romantic roller coaster ride through Budapest"
    "Romantic roller coaster ride through Budapest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Prepare yourself for an entertaining romantic roller coaster ride between a New England lady seeking a lasting relationship and Netherlandishman seeking his soul mate after a painful divorce by his first wife due to the crippling injury to their son, or perhaps to better herself with her well off high school boyfriend.
    The novel doubles as a Fromers guide to any perspective tourist seeking to partake in the spas of Budapest and enjoy the cities art scene while gaining an appreciation for the locals who will sometimes spend a major part of their day soaking at the cities numerous spas, as it was alluded to in the novel, this Zen like way of life is greatly contrasted to their Austrian neighbors, reasons for the difference between the two cultures may be the Hungarian people's tribal / nomadic roots.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14095)
    Performance
    (10738)
    Story
    (10746)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Ok Fun book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was entertaining, kind of silly, not a waste of credit but I will not be reading the other books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JET VI: Justice, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Justice continues the saga of the former Mossad operative as she battles to survive in a world intent on destroying her. From the streets of Argentina to the corridors of power in Moscow, her past continues to haunt her even as she flees it with all her heart.

    Cecil says: "Fantastic listen"
    "Excellent Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Finished all six books, fun series, not polished or extremely realistic but entertaining and sexy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves. A gritty, unflinching roller-coaster of high-stakes twists and shocking turns, Jet features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold.

    booklover says: "International thriller with smarts"
    "Excellent Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Finished all six books, fun series, not polished or extremely realistic but entertaining and sexy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5608)
    Performance
    (3217)
    Story
    (3262)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Inspiring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book gets into some anthropology and also ultra distance running, also had some entertaining and quirky characters, which were real persons. I enjoyed it but I am a runner and also interested in human evolution, not sure this book would appeal to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11690)
    Performance
    (10455)
    Story
    (10421)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "Ok Read by very over rated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was kind of pulp fiction like, his law firm consisted of werewolves and vampires; it was entertaining but not realistic. The author lumped all kinds of mythical creatures together, not a waste of credit but cannot compare to serious fantasy like "Blood Song" "Tower Lord" and "The Red Knight". And yes druids did exist, unlike werewolves and vampires, except the druid in this story was more like a caricature of a wizard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.