You no longer follow Thomas

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Thomas

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Thomas

Kailua, HI, United States | Member Since 2013

2
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 4 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman
    • Narrated By Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (304)

    In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

    CyndiLooWho says: "Hartwarming and Captivating but Fix the Audio!"
    "Eh?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No because it was hard to listen to. The story didn't really keep my attention.


    What three words best describe Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s voice?

    Emilio is a pretty good nararator but this is the second book that I've gotten with Martin Sheen reading and he is an awful nararator. I can't stand the way he reads and his emotions seem impersonal.


    Do you think Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No the story was decent but I can't see myself listening to a follow-up even if they wrote it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jeremy Scahill
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (275)

    From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forces operators who populate the dark side of American war-fighting. He goes deep into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu with CIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors of US night raids and drone strikes - including families of US citizens targeted for assassination by their own government - who reveal the human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggles to keep hidden.

    Lanlady says: "fantastic book -- and disturbing"
    "Forced Listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I watched the documentary "Dirty Wars" and Jeremy Scahill has a wonderful voice and would've been 10 times better at reading this than the baritone and raspy voice of the dull reader in this case.


    What didn’t you like about Tom Weiner’s performance?

    Monotone voice and too deep.


    0 of 0 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
    (3285)
    Performance
    (2913)
    Story
    (2923)

    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"
    "great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Ghost in the Wires the most enjoyable?

    the Narrarator was wonderful and the story kept me intigued.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how he made himself seem like just an average joe who liked hacking phones for the fun of it.


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

    yes. couldn't stop listening to this


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1426)
    Performance
    (1298)
    Story
    (1294)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Billy at his best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Narration was superb and the story was funny and heartfelt.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    the inflection in his voice and the way he made humorous parts funny and warming moments vivid.


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

    his descriptions of meeting all of his heroes like mickey mantle and sophia loren were inspiring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.