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  • How to Make Gravy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Paul Kelly
    • Narrated By Paul Kelly
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
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    (7)

    Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

    Theo says: "Paul Kelly warts and all"
    "Paul Kelly warts and all"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Make Gravy to be better than the print version?

    This audio edition makes the story come to life and is much more memorable than the print version could ever be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty and poignancy Paul brings to this life he has led up to now, may he live to write many more songs and tales.


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

    I have only listened to his music and performances on CD and TV, so cannot compare this epic tale.


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

    There were many moments that moved me , particularly the part when his mother passed away, it was very moving , sad and joyful for a life lived well.


    Any additional comments?

    Paul's honest account of his life to date, the good parts and the dark bad parts , told alphabetically like his performances of late make this a story well remembered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Detachment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (852)

    John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast paced read..."
    "Action Packed and very believable"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Detachment the most enjoyable?

    Barry Eisler's narration and character portrayals are so real and believable he is a consummate showman his storyline is tight and filled with visual impressions that remain on your senses.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    His character Dox is the most believable and genuine , he makes the story less dark and adds some humanity to the carnage and body count.


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

    Very interesting and insightful, he seems to have an insiders knowledge of the machinations of the dark side of politics and security organizations.


    Any additional comments?


    It is wholly believable and shows the dark side of the world intelligence community and the lengths they go to to achieve their misguided ideals and objectives.all in the name of patriotism and in the national interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paris Is a Bitch: A Rain-Delilah Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (102)

    For most couples, a quiet dinner for two at Auberge de la Reine Blanche on the Ile Saint Louis would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy, and when Rain sees a crew of hard-looking men setting up outside the restaurant, he realizes someone has been bringing her work home with her. Is it a hit - or something even worse?

    Theo says: "Great little read"
    "Great little read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Paris Is a Bitch the most enjoyable?

    It explains a bit about John Rain's tempestuous relationship with his lover and the reason for his return to Tokyo.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Rain he is inscrutable.


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

    Barry Eisler's interpretations and accents of the different characters are a delight to listen to, he should be on the stage, he is thorougly entertaining and brings the book and the characters to li


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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