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Jean-Marc

I am an eclectic reader, but generally prefer History and Suspense.

ratings
25
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
5
HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over.

    Jean-Marc says: "Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii"
    "Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii"
    Overall

    Well narrated and keep the interest all along

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wilson

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By A. Scott Berg
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    A hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson - the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. This is not just Wilson the icon - but Wilson the man.

    Jean says: "A complex man"
    "Keep the interest most of the time"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wilson to be better than the print version?

    I did no read the book


    What other book might you compare Wilson to and why?

    Truman life. He is a fighter.


    What about Jeremy Bobb’s performance did you like?

    He keeps the rythm.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I do not see a film with this book. It is too intellectual (this is not a critic but a part of Wilson life). Theodore Roosevelt life for example could make a good film.


    Any additional comments?

    The reading is good and the character is well define. However some evangelical parts could be cut. We already understand he is from a religious family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Professor and the Madman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (1457)
    Performance
    (655)
    Story
    (663)

    Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

    Jerry says: "Perfect example of a quality audible book."
    "A revelation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Professor and the Madman to be better than the print version?

    I loved to hear this story. I did not have the possibility to read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Professor and the Madman?

    What would happen of this man and contribution if he was treated with medication we know today?


    What does Simon Winchester bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't know, I did not read the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Same title. I think this could be a very good film insisting on his 'paranoia'.


    Any additional comments?

    It it is good story and a 'revelation' that the most famous dictionary has many contribution from this very discipline 'madman'..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3572)
    Performance
    (2176)
    Story
    (2196)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "learned a lot about the Mongols"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As historic book it is an excellent one. Equivalent of Life of Churchill and USA Civil War.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I learned and I did not know.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis and Jack Weatherford – was your favorite?

    Ghengis Kahn


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

    One of some.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1632)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1115)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "Good history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Washington: A Life in three words, what would they be?

    Washington life is very interesting even if I am Canadian


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Washington: A Life?

    Election as a president and his own way to do it


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I do not know, but I prefer normally to hear a story than read it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A documentary but not a film.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Line

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stella Rimington
    • Narrated By Julia Barrie
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle has received alarming intelligence from a source in Syria. A Middle East peace conference is planned to take place at Gleneagles in Scotland, and the Syrians have learned that two individuals are mounting an operation to disrupt the conference in a spectacular way, laying the blame at Syria's door. As the conference deadline draws ever closer, Liz discovers that the threat is far greater than she or anyone else could have imagined. But so many questions are still to be answered.

    Jean-Marc says: "Typical espionage novel"
    "Typical espionage novel"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Line to be better than the print version?

    No always easy to follow at the beginning, but improve in the third part.


    If you???ve listened to books by Stella Rimington before, how does this one compare?

    NA


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The same: deadline


    Any additional comments?

    NO

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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