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Rose

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (994)
    Performance
    (854)
    Story
    (871)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Allan Cumming says: "Sometimes you need to have a book read to you"
    "Tried to like this book but story is very slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The prose is wonderful and the narration is faultless but the story is just too slow to keep me interested in returning to it.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3551)
    Performance
    (3163)
    Story
    (3173)

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

    Mikeyxote says: "Great listen for tech fans"
    "A story of arrogance and obsession"
    Overall
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    Story
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    I couldn't finish this audiobook. I found nothing interesting in the author's endless escapades of techno crime. He strives to make the reader aware of how clever he is but though he can break into phone networks in order to get free and anonymous phone access, he appears not to be smart enough to keep from getting caught multiple times.He attempts to portray himself as a harmless mischief maker and is constantly aggrieved at being punished for it. It's difficult to admire or sympathize with someone who thinks it's fine to create problems for others, solely for the sake of amusing himself and the story was overburdened with boring details .

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2031)
    Performance
    (1289)
    Story
    (1296)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    S. Marie says: "A unique perspective of history"
    "A snoozer of a book"
    Overall

    There is very little action and a lot of dialogue. It's difficult to keep the long list of characters straight and I have never been able to stay interested long enough to finish it.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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