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  • The Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Fuminori Nakamura, Satoko Izumo (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlie Thurston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly that sometimes he doesn't even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him; nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections.... But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life and offers him a job he can't refuse.

    Kyle says: "Well, it is short."
    "I would say it's not a bad book, just not good"
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    Would you try another book from Fuminori Nakamura and Satoko Izumo (translator) and/or Charlie Thurston?

    Not sure, would need to be in the mood. I think something got missed in the translation.


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

    No


    What three words best describe Charlie Thurston’s voice?

    common, indistinct and plain


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

    Could be a better moving than book / audiobook


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (3848)
    Performance
    (3615)
    Story
    (3623)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
    "Great movie, better Book"
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    If you could sum up World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition) in three words, what would they be?

    Compilations of people's experiences as they survived the end of the world.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was a great book to read in chunks


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6022)
    Performance
    (3939)
    Story
    (3973)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "One of the scariest books I've ever read"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up One Second After in three words, what would they be?

    Picture a world that has no power and very little likelihood of the lights ever coming back on. Than know that that this possibility could very easily be accomplished by a number of groups / Countries.


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Joe is just a fantastic Reader. Can't say it any better than that.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    In a perfect world yes, This would be a one sitting book listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Allison
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (426)

    Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

    D. says: "Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!"
    "This is a fantastic story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was recommended to me when I was in Africa by someone who had already been. I was not disappointed and I have recommended it to anyone whether they are going to Africa, already been to Africa or is never planning to go to Africa.


    What other book might you compare Whatever You Do, Don't Run to and why?

    I don't believe I've ever really read a book quite like this. It's an adventure story based on someone's account.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't wreck any part of the book, But there are some hilarious scenes and I can just imagine I'm really happening.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again I really don't like this question because it takes a lot for me to be considered "Moved". This was just a fun book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (672)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (519)

    Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

    mindusq says: "Joe Barrett reading Don Winslow = joy squared"
    "Surprise Find from Daily Deal"
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    If you could sum up A Cool Breeze on the Underground in three words, what would they be?

    Fun listen that was written before smartphones and a connected world. It's a new twist on an old genre. It's a little bit of a darker side to the old school gumshoe meets the mob.


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

    The Plot definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and I had a few of those "owe no" kind of moments.


    What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Joe does a great job bringing each character to life with its own voice. I particularly love the New York tough guy accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I'm not easily moved buy a book especially one that I really read because I was looking for something entertaining. It's more that Book made me smile.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (20450)
    Performance
    (18205)
    Story
    (18170)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "One of my favorite King Novels"
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    If you could sum up 11-22-63 in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, Excellent, spellbinding


    What did you like best about this story?

    Kept me guessing the entire time


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    All, did a great job with all the characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2622)
    Performance
    (2181)
    Story
    (2194)

    Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston’s top detective to handle her death investigation. It will be up close and personal. No evidence of forced entry, no sign of struggle. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire; the motive remains unknown. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.

    Vanessa says: "OK but not her best by a long shot"
    "Enjoyed from start to finish"
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    What made the experience of listening to Catch Me the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the characters, the story kept my attention thought the book, narrator was good.


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

    Yes, It kept me guessing what was going on. I was able to deduce some of it, but not all of it, which kept my interests.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Enjoyed the performance. Made the story pop


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Thomas. E. Woods
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    In his blockbuster new book Rollback, New York Times best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., offers the first critical analysis of the 2010 midterm elections and answers the number-one question on conservatives’ minds: How do we roll back the liberal policies and big government programs that Obama/Pelosi/Reid rushed through Congress before the midterms?

    Kenneth says: "A neccesary book in difficult times."
    "Excellent Listen, terrifying and thought provoking"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rollback to be better than the print version?

    Yes, very easy listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made me think differently, but scary thoughts especially for anyone with children.


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

    This was the first one, but would listen in the future


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The road to hell is paved in good intensions.


    Any additional comments?

    Take note of the last chapter, and act.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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