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Gary

Wetumpka, Alabama | Member Since 2010

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  • The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1113)
    Performance
    (926)
    Story
    (920)

    Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Simply Fantastic! A great buy!"
    "Could Not Be Better"
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    Like many readers/listeners, I was captivated by the Millenium Trilogy and powerfully drawn to a whole new cast of talented Scandinavian writers.....Henning Mankel, in particular (couldn't seem to get enough of Kurt Wallander for a while there). The new star author, however, is Jo Nesbo and the action has shifted westwards to Oslo. His police inspector Harry Hole is the bomb. Narrator Robin Sachs is the bomb as well. The best voice for the grittiest character ever. I made the mistake of ordering The Nemesis with someone other than Sachs as narrator. I will be buying the book instead. I am serious.....ROBIN SACHS is HARRY HOLE!!! The Leopard is a spectacular listen. It'll help to listen to the series in order, but it is not a deal killer. Just try Jo Nesbo as soon as you can.


    [For whatever reason (vanity, I suppose), I used to not mention that I have devoured a certain book or series via the audio route. Isn't, after all, just listening to a book ridiculously easy fare compared to actually flipping pages? News flash -- I'm over it! As an adult who spends a fair amount of time driving alone, Audible has rejuvenated my commute! I often spend a little extra time in the office parking lot and even in my own carport refusing to turn off the IPod. I am hooked, just like those nice folks in the TV ad!]

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (177)

    Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

    Tad Davis says: "Insanely great"
    "A Clear Picture Emerges!"
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    As a serious music lover and a devoted Beatles fan since my very first 45 record (I Want to Hold Your Hand), I thought maybe 43+ hours of TUNE IN might be a serious overkill, especially since it covers only through 1962. I could not be more wrong. There were no wasted words and I thoroughly devoured every single part of the story. It is beyond fascinating that Mark Lewisohn's exhaustive research could produce this home run of a book. Fantastic perspectives of Liverpool and Hamburg, Brian Epstein and George Martin, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, the families and girlfriends, and the flaws of this hard working band that just happened to change the world. I hope I'm around when the author produces the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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