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Sylvie

Robertville, New Brunswick, Canada | Member Since 2014

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  • Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Raffaele Sollecito, Andrew Gumbel
    • Narrated By Seth Numrich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    A gripping memoir from Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit.

    Sylvie says: "Truly a remarkable young man"
    "Truly a remarkable young man"
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    If you could sum up Honor Bound in three words, what would they be?

    Honor, patience and faith


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I thought I was pretty well versed on this case before I read this book but I was still surprised by a few facts in this memoir.

    Giulia Bongiorno maybe my new personal hero. Judge Hellman is up there also.


    Have you listened to any of Seth Numrich’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first audiobook read by Seth Numrich and I enjoyed his pace and voice, I would listen to him again.


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

    I think the title of the book says it all - Honor bound.


    Any additional comments?

    Fast paced and straight forward. It was compelling to see Raphaelle's point of view, largely viewed as merely pawn in this tragic series of events; he is brutally honest and doesn't always paint himself in the best light but is unwavering in his pursuit to do the right thing. All for a girl he had known for barely more than a week.

    This book also details the immense cost this trial took on his family which was touching, I particularly felt for his sister. Their father should be proud of having raised such upstanding children.

    I was always amazed at how easily he could have chosen to save or at least help himself but stuck to the truth. He possesses qualities that are increasingly rare in this day and age.

    Enjoyed immensely!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Glenn Gers
    • Narrated By Damian Lewis
    Overall
    (731)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (650)

    Picking up at the end of Season Two after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie.

    Brian Huddleston says: "Awesome - More Please!"
    "Delving deeper into my favorite tv show."
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    Where does Homeland: Phantom Pain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Quite high, though it was only one chapter it was very entertaining. Having the actual actor doing the reading is fantastic.


    What other book might you compare Homeland: Phantom Pain to and why?

    Hmm, I can't really think of anything this compares to. I'm not usually a big reader of this type of story but I love this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Brody resolves himself to his fate was the most compelling scene though nothing of this chapter could be called 'favorite', it's just a small look at a small part of a big picture.


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

    Homeland: The Hiding


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the download - wish there was more - hope there will be more very soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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