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  • No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (100)

    For 18 years, Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

    Hans says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Great book for anyone who loves adventure!"
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    What made the experience of listening to No Shortcuts to the Top the most enjoyable?

    If you like books like 'Into Thin Air' and 'Annapurna' then Ed Viesturs' novel about climbing the fourteen 8000 metre peaks is a must read. Thoroughly thrilling, great performance and very interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Satanic Verses

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by The Satanic Verses. Furore aside, it is a marvellously erudite study of good and evil. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations. Rushdie's powers of invention are astonishing in this Whitbread Prize winner.

    BoulderPhysicist says: "Superb reading."
    "Absolutely fantastic - the narrator is amazing!"
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    What did you love best about The Satanic Verses?

    The story is powerful, engrossing, huge. If you're keen to know why The Satanic Verses is such a controversial novel, invest in this book. It is a wonderful piece of storytelling and the narrator for this book does wonders to make it engaging and accessible. First class!


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

    Sam Dastor does an outstanding job of bringing the story to life. I don't think I could have gone through the novel just purely by reading it. The narrator really did an incredible job. To be able to perform the voices for such a wide range of characters is superb.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4436)
    Performance
    (2129)
    Story
    (2154)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
    "Thoroughly engaging, thrilling and deeply sad"
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    Any additional comments?

    This audio book is first-rate and Scott Brick does and excellent job of narrating it. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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