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  • The Widow File: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By S. G. Redling
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    From S. G. Redling, the author of the bestselling Flowertown, Dani a data analyst with an elite security firm, possesses the unnerving ability to read people by the trash they leave behind. Receipts, parking tickets, the detritus of daily life — if you leave it behind, she will figure you out. Her latest case involves high-tech industrial espionage at a corporation with ties to the military. But when a team of assassins sweeps through the firm, stealing all files and killing her coworkers, Dani narrowly escapes.

    Anne says: "An unexpected pleasure"
    "Chick version of 6 days of the condor"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Widow File? What did you like least?

    I liked the story plot. It was very reminiscent of the Condor but with a girl lead.


    Would you recommend The Widow File to your friends? Why or why not?

    probably not


    What three words best describe Tanya Eby’s performance?

    The narrator was very good, though I thought her male voices were a little off. She made them sound dumb.


    Could you see The Widow File being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could easily see it as a tv movie. With some serious story rework, maybe a feature film.


    Any additional comments?

    I gave the book 3 stars, because it was ok. It wasn't horrible and it wasn't great. The idea was derivative but what isn't. I actually liked the idea of the girl being the lead character, though the story was quite predictable. It was ok for light entertainment. Don't look for more than that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Days of the Condor

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Grady
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    When CIA operative Malcolm, code-named Condor, discovers his colleagues butchered in a blood-spattered office, he realizes that only an oversight by the assassins has saved his life. He contacts CIA headquarters for help, but when an attempted rendezvous goes wrong, it quickly becomes clear that no one can be trusted.

    jonathan says: "Oldy but a Goody"
    "Rare"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This is the rare instance where the movie was better than the book. I liked the author discussing the differences between his work and the screen play. It was very interesting. As a first try the book is ok, but not the very fine story the screenplay became. The changes to the female character and the villan were much more interesting in the movie than they were in the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter the Great: His Life and World

    • ABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Robert Massie
    • Narrated By Ted Samore
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Cast between the 17th and 18th centuries, this gigantic, Pulitzer prize-winning biography is as impressive as the man himself. Peter the Great was an extraordinary ruler - impulsive and stubborn, cruel yet generous, tender and forgiving.

    Vivian says: "Peter the Great was great"
    "DON'T BOTHER"
    Overall

    This is possibly the worst written book I have ever read. It should have won some award for the most run on sentences ever produced. Not only does the author interject personal observations and beliefs about historic events, he does it with the use of verbose and obscuring prose that totally looses the reader half way through an opaque explanation. To take such an interesting and rich story full of everything you could imagine, romance, drama, intrigue, war, personal trials and make it the most boring unintelligible drivel takes a super human effort. This author never fails to use 50 words where one would do. In his inflated writing a picture is worth 500,000 words, but is no clearer than it would be with 10. If you have any interest in Peter the Great and the beginnings of the European Russian era, Robert K. Massey has an infinitely better book. I believe it was a pulitzer prize winner, or it should have been.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha Dyanam

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nagore Rumi
    • Narrated By S. Sundararaman
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    An audiobook in the Tamil language. Meditation as a tool of time management is the essence of this audio book. Alpha is a revolutionary meditation technique, which can transform your life. It's simple to learn and practice. The stories in this offering are original and inspiring. Listen to them and improve your effectiveness.

    Deals4Family says: "Awsme!"
    "better signage"
    Overall

    I can't honestly say I enjoyed the book or not, because I couldn't understand a word. I don't know if the audio is screwed up or the book is not in english. It could be an Indian language. It was a subject I was very interested in, so I was very disappointed to not be able to understand the language. I went back and checked and not place in the description does it say not in english.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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