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Michael Andrion

Hunt Valley, MD United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Original Sin: Adam Dalgliesh, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Penelope Dellaporta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of impenetrable complexity. A murder has taken place in the offices of the Peverell Press, a venerable London publishing house located in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames. The victim is Gerard Etienne, the brilliant but ruthless new managing director, who had vowed to restore the firm's fortunes.

    Michael Andrion says: "Good book, still needs some work on the audio thou"
    "Good book, still needs some work on the audio thou"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Almost the first 6 hours are building up to the murder. So it's not really an edge of the seat type book. The nice thing is you do know all the characters. I somehow missed this one when I started reading P. D. James. I like the stories and I know what I'm getting.


    Any additional comments?

    The story like others of P. D. James is great though it did take a while to get started. I just wish there was more attention paid to the audio file. Every so often lines are repeated. It seems that an tape version was converted. At least we don't get the side 2 message.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1554)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1369)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "Almost a great book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was worth listening to but I wish it was longer and went into more depth. I would love a good history of this time even if it didn't go too biblical. They also cut what I felt were important parts. Even if they added a few more hours I could still want more.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The spoiler is in the title. It is mostly history with some speculation built in.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bill O'Reilly?

    Once I knock down my backlog I might consider some of Bill O'Reilly's other books. Maybe if he does another interesting Killing book I might jump that ahead of some others.


    Do you think Killing Jesus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not so much a follow-up but I would like to get more history of that time so I can understand the book better.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is easy to listen to but there are times I get lost in what I know of the Bible and the narration. Some things are cut and others not explained. I just want more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Sloan
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2635)
    Performance
    (2367)
    Story
    (2354)

    The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

    Susan says: "Fun, thought-provoking, mysterious.... and FUN !"
    "Dan Brown meets Harry Potter and the Hobbit."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance is great and just kept me listening. The story is is like so many sword and sourcery books transformed into todays worlds.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a great story. An amazing first novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candy Bombers

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andrei Cherny
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Acclaimed author Andrei Cherny tells the gripping saga of a rag-tag band of Americans - with limited resources and little hope for success - keeping West Berliners alive in the face of Soviet tyranny, winning the hearts and minds of former enemies, and giving the world a shining example of fundamental goodness.

    Alex says: "Wonderful Story, Well-Read"
    "A good story of forgotten history"
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    This is a story about American's at their best. The beginning part of the book while a sometimes a bit dry in it's history is very informative and as the story builds the book just gets better. It's a good listen and it's nice to hear about America doing the right thing even when it wasn't the easy thing. At over 20 hours it got me to and from work for long time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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