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GerryO

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denver | Member Since 2007

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  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1365)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (666)

    In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    A User says: "The Mountains of Spain"
    "A great story read by a great voice."
    Overall

    Mr. Scott's narration of this classic is about the best I have heard.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (393)

    When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection - black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he's the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate.

    Chris - Audible says: "Another excellent installment."
    "Strange doings in Victorian London"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Wild take on history. Things are not as they should be. History has been wrenched from its true path by a being from the future. Chaos ensues.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man?

    The battle at Burton's home with the clockwork man and the larger than life false heir. Pretty hair raising.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    He reads this story with smoothness and great inflection. One of better narrators.


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

    Really enjoyable premise. Richard Burton has always interested me and he is quite a pip even in this fictional setting.


    Any additional comments?

    The books are an example of how great sf/fantasy can be when done well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Replay

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ken Grimwood
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (948)
    Performance
    (602)
    Story
    (609)

    In 1988, 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around, Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right. Until next time.

    Jonathon says: "Entertaining and more than worth the price!!"
    "If I had it all to do again....."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great premise. Something we all think about at some time. I know I do. Great that this guy tackles idea. What would we do????


    What did you like best about this story?

    General idea. Desire for resolution. Not sure he really does resolve issue. Goodness what would anyone do? Lots of open ended stuff flying around.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    Good delivery in general.


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

    Actually the first time he realizes he is going to go through life again.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth listen. Gives a lot to think about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1429)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (659)

    In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan’s outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.

    Darwin8u says: "A NEAR Perfect Novel."
    "Fascinating title and tale."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet the most enjoyable?

    Not knowing what would happen. Great narrative and plot.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The travails main character suffers for a moment of weakness.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox – was your favorite?

    Jacob. Orito.


    If you could rename The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, what would you call it?

    The Thousand Year Autumn of Jacob De Zoet.


    Any additional comments?

    A somewhat difficult but great book. Different from anything I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3384)
    Performance
    (1786)
    Story
    (1795)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "Is This Our Future?"
    Overall

    I hope not, but many things in this story may come to pass. A strange, fascinating tale. Best listened to slowly I'd say. Story is complicated and dismal but a terrific adventure. Do yourself a favor and listen....

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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