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Peter

Randburg, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • Winter of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (177)

    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    Anne says: "Listen and learn"
    "History though story"
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    If you could sum up Winter of the World in three words, what would they be?

    Great follow on and looking forward to book 3. Well told story and if you have watched Downton Abbey then it gives some idea of the other lives


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maud - Complex and difficult choices she made


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

    I find listening I get more out than reading and remember far more. Reading I do to relax whilst listening is more entertainment. This was more of a mini series of the mind.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

    Peter says: "Keep on listening"
    "Keep on listening"
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    Where does Shatter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. I just wanted to keep on going. Especially good on the long drive.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Clever plot with continual twists


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

    All books that I have listened to by Sean Barrett have been outstanding. It took me a while to forget Harry Hole but then I was hooked.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2263)
    Performance
    (1586)
    Story
    (1595)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Theresa says: "Amazing story, well written & well read"
    "Brilliantly read - couldnt wait to listen more"
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    Where does Endurance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15%


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

    Return to South Georgia


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Description of the loss of the Endurance


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

    There were many but possibly his return to Elephant Island to fetch the stranded crew


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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