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April

Denver, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (97)

    Rising from humble roots as the son of an antique dealer, Wittman built a 20-year career that was nothing short of extraordinary. He went undercover, usually unarmed, to catch art thieves, scammers, and black market traders in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid. In this compelling memoir, Wittman fascinates with the stories behind his recoveries of priceless art and antiquities.

    John S. says: "Think carefully before buying"
    "Bogged down by a bad narration."
    Overall

    I heard an interview with the author on the radio and that's why I decided to download this book. Robert Wittman was an engaging guest with a unique accent, discussing a world most of us are not privy to. I think the format of the book and the stories themselves were interesting and what you would expect after reading the description. However, the narrator gave a bland, monotone reading of the book. His attempts at accents were okay at best. There was little variation in expression, which made it difficult to focus on the story... my mind would wander a bit thinking about art or some tangent and I would have to "rewind" my iPod. I would recommend reading the book instead of listening to this rendition.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1414)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (659)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Karen says: "Fascinating stories"
    "Stick to the middle three."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about METAtropolis?

    The three stories in the middle were captivating and well-narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    It was difficult for me to get into the first story and the last story. My advice is to power through the first one and skip the last story.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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