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Ian Coltman

Listener Since 2006

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  • 12 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 142 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Gate House

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    When John Sutter's aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, the stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant.

    Maryline Green says: "Love the characters and humor"
    "Really good book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found the story really gripping. Well done again. The narrator carries the story very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Night Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Clare Francis
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    His secret could win the war for the Allies, unless the Nazis get to him first... In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love: Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery.

    Anna says: "Excitement & history stretched a tiny bit too far"
    "Good war story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found the story line to be gripping for most of the time. I just felt that it was a little drawn out. Liked the way all the different characters came together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3079)
    Performance
    (1072)
    Story
    (1081)

    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
    "My first Dan Brown"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed this book. There were times when I was finding excuses to go on extended drives in the car so that I could finish a chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets of a Summer Night: The Wallflowers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1593)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (961)

    Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle’s most intriguing — and persistent — admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition…but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love the Wallflowers"
    "Not really into romance novels, but .............."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I chose this book just to try some new genre for me. I was pleasantly surprised. Listened to it in two parts on a particularly long car trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice casual listen, no plots to follow or complex theories to work out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Assumed Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Filled with nonstop suspense and stunning psychological insight, this is the story of Brendan Buchanan, undercover intelligence operative and master of over 200 false identities: a man forced to assume the most elusive and treacherous identity of all - his own. Tracking the most devastating conspiracy he has ever encountered, trapped by his love for two enigmatic, beautiful women, he will race through a sinister labyrinth of intrigue to a shattering rendezvous with fate….

    lloyd says: "alonzo"
    "My first David Morrell"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found the book difficult to listen to.The narrator did not hold my attention, I found it very easy to wonder off and start thinking about other things while listening. Overall it was quite enjoyable though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

    Eddie says: "Oh Danny Boy!"
    "Another winner from Bryce Courtney"
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    Story

    Oh what a delight. A fantastic story. Again down to earth characters and a wonderful way to pass the time. I travel a lot in South Africa, so my journeys are normally quite long. Bryce Courtney has been a major help to me. Makes the trip a whole lot quicker. Thanks again for a wonderful story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1411)
    Story
    (1413)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "Part 2 of the trilogy"
    Overall

    Even better than the Potato Factory. Have grown with the characters, laughed and cried. Now for the last one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3514)
    Performance
    (2512)
    Story
    (2517)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Part 1 of Trilogy"
    Overall

    I was a bit dubious about starting a trilogy but was immediately blown away and could not wait for the next and the next ....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • April Fool's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (112)

    This is Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon, a hemophiliac who died from medically acquired AIDS on April 1, 1991, at the age of 24. April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This tragic yet uplifting story will change the way you think.

    Louise says: "This is A Love Story"
    "Just not my cup of tea"
    Overall

    I know that this is a very special book for Bryce Courtney, but I could not get into it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1160)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (808)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Well done again"
    Overall

    I just never tire listening to this great writer's books. Lost count of how many now, but it feels like Humphrey Bower is a mate of mine. I cannot wait to listen again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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