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jenifer

golden lake, ON, Canada

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  • Gorky Park

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (319)

    At first, the case of the bodies found in a Moscow park looked straightforward: a "troika", probably three on a bottle, drunk together and then frozen to death together in the brutal Russian night. But Chief Homicide Investigator Arkady Renko hits a sharp and complicated turn with the arrival of the KGB's Pribluda. Suddenly, his access to a routine investigation is blocked. Why?

    IVAL says: "Still the BEST"
    "Thriller diller"
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    If you could sum up Gorky Park in three words, what would they be?

    soul cold tense


    What did you like best about this story?

    the head-slapping surprises.


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

    no


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

    "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"


    Any additional comments?

    A narrator (Polar Star) I liked slightly better pronounced the hero's name ArCAdy. Henry Strozier calls him ARcady. I think ArCAdy is correct (Russian words are usually stressed on the penultimate syllable) but I don't know. I would hope somebody on your team would look this up. as it was, every time I heard his name I felt like I had to either learn to do it like Henry or correct him in my mind. Thanks.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (189)

    In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company's ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo. Incoming ships were crammed with valuable ivory and rubber. Outbound ships carried little more than soldiers and firearms. Correctly concluding that only slave labor could account for these cargoes, Morel almost singlehandedly made this slave-labor regime the premier human rights story in the world.

    Edith says: "Fascinating"
    "unbelievable."
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    Where does King Leopold's Ghost rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the current one is always the best, but this really is. it is unbelievable, and it was right there under our noses. The period (end of 19th) is fascinating and this was a story I didn't know. Colonialism, Capitalism, Racism, reform-abolition-evangelism in a baroque train wreck.


    What other book might you compare King Leopold's Ghost to and why?

    Heart of Darkness touches the same story and draws the same horror. It also fits in with audible books about US civil war politics (team of Rivals, Catton, Shelby, 1861) and with end of Brit. empire (Gandhi and Churchill, Jan Morris) I'm also interested in the connection with the abortive Mexican Empire of Carlota and Maximilian.


    Which character – as performed by Geoffrey Howard – was your favorite?

    Love to hate? Leopold, the soldiers, Stanley. Then there's Shepherd and Morrison on the good side. Courage!


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

    I had to take some sleep breaks, but yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    Overall
    (840)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (394)

    This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!

    Gene says: "Poorly Narrated"
    "best because the first"
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    It's as fresh and sassy as it was back in the 20th century. Plus it's fun to see things when she's telling you things for the first time: the car, the lifestyle, the back story. And a tricky ending brought off well. We owe Sue Grafton a great debt for taking up this challenge and scoring with all 26 books. .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12814)
    Performance
    (5179)
    Story
    (5219)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    CynNC says: "Captivating"
    "so interesting and full of info"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Pillars of the Earth the most enjoyable?

    full of surprises.


    What other book might you compare The Pillars of the Earth to and why?

    Sarum, Shogun and other books that juggle many plates in the air.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't know how interesting medieval architecture was.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Confidential Agent

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and the love of others.

    Judith says: "Magnificent reading, pure Graham Greene."
    "te 2 nts (too intense) for me"
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    What did you like best about The Confidential Agent? What did you like least?

    Best: intelligent, articulate, gripping. Worst: I'm sorry to say that this book was too frightening for me to finish, A combination of uncertainty, unfamiliarity, unsavouryness and uneasiness scared me off after a few chapters.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Sorry, I didn't get there.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith?

    I would and will. I have listened to many,


    Did The Confidential Agent inspire you to do anything?

    search my psyche for the reason it puts me off. When I was a kiddie I couldn't listen to the lone ranger episodes wherein LR was suspected of the crime. Maybe it's like that. Maybe it's my fear of the totally unhappy endings that Brighton Rock taught me to expect from Greene.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enduring Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By David Threlfall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organized life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

    Jenifer says: "adrenaline rush to the heart"
    "adrenaline rush to the heart"
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    What made the experience of listening to Enduring Love the most enjoyable?

    The suspense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the artful blend of heart rending, heart pounding, and head scratching. Before you know it you're believing the extreme case of a familiar feeling, being in over your head with your emotions.


    What does David Threlfall bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    passion. suddenness. insanity.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me expell my breath in a whoosh and shake my head.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys from Brazil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ira Levin
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Ninety-four men have to die on or near certain dates in the next two-and-a-half years. Their deaths are the final step in an operation to which the leaders of the Organization have devoted many years. The hope and the destiny of the Aryan race lie in the balance. Why have these harmless aging men been marked for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: 6 former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Nazi still alive, the notorious "Angel of Death"? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings - Nazi-hunter Yakov Liebermann.

    William says: "Good Book—Bad Sound"
    "reading v being read to"
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    What disappointed you about The Boys from Brazil?

    I've read this book a few times, and I'm used to my timing, inner voices etc. Simon Vance was fine but a bit monotone. It's purposely dead pan, so it needs something to bring out the wryness, the irony, the omg.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ira Levin again?

    Of course. He's a genius, and seeing (hearing) the way every word counts is a thrill. Like listening to music. I also downloaded R's Baby, and I look forward to A Kiss before Dying.


    What didn???t you like about Simon Vance???s performance?

    I like simon vance a lot. But he didn't seem to be having fun.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    who says I didn't love this book? I do love it.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful book, and it's nice to be able to wash dishes or fall asleep while you listen to it, but it is a little better when you read it yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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