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Sandrine

Differdange, Luxembourg
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  • Ensemble c'est tout

  • By: Anna Gavalda
  • Narrated by: Julie Gayet, Gisèle Casadessus, Malik Zidi, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Ils sont quatre comme l'étaient les Trois Mousquetaires. Il y a d'abord Camille, anorexique qui dessine comme pas deux et travaille la nuit comme femme de ménage ; Frank, cuisinier génial abonné à Mon-Beauf-fait-de-la-moto ; Paulette, sa mémé, qui commence à oublier des choses mais essaie de le cacher ; Philibert, l'aristocrate bégayant égaré quelque part entre saint Louis et Napoléon. Quatre bras cassés, plutôt malmenés par la vie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • La musique entre les chapitres

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-18-17

une histoir qui donne chaud au coeur

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-16

You know that cosy feeling of hot chocolate tickling your tastebuds and smoothly leavin a warm feeling in your tummy? Listen to this story and that is what you get ...

  • Yeruldelgger, suivi d'un entretien avec l'auteur

  • Commissaire Yeruldelgger
  • By: Ian Manook
  • Narrated by: Martin Spinhayer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Le corps enfoui d'une enfant, découvert dans la steppe par des nomades mongols, réveille chez le commissaire Yeruldelgger le cauchemar de l'assassinat jamais élucidé de sa propre fille. Peu à peu, ce qui pourrait lier ces deux crimes avec d'autres plus atroces encore, va le forcer à affronter la terrible vérité.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The way of the Nomad

  • By Sandrine on 11-19-15

The way of the Nomad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-15

If you could sum up Yeruldelgger, suivi d'un entretien avec l'auteur in three words, what would they be?

The great land of the Khan!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was a bit too lengthy at parts but this goes well with the country. If you ever had the chance the visit Mongolia, vastness, is what this country does best, so lengthy stretching stories, without being tedious though, are what would paint a wonderful picture on the steppe.

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

The performance was top notch and the Mr Spinhayer's voice is what made me purchase this audiobook in the first place.

Any additional comments?

Mr Manook has just released his second Yeruldelgger instalment, Les Terres Sauvages, please let Mr Spinhayer get to intpret this one as well. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,316

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

I've made it through

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-14

What did you like best about Outlander? What did you like least?

First, it was a long ride. Second, it was up and down. Third, it left you with a fuzzy warm feeling (well mostly if you are a woman). Fourth, may I also step through the portal and meet a Jamie Fraser?

Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

Mrs Porter gave a remarkable performance. I really enjoyed listening to her voice and how she gave those characters life.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

They would probably censor out most of the good graphic stuff ...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

A popcorn novel that pops

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-13

Any additional comments?

I call these type of books popcorn novels, they are light, enjoyable, fun and you munch through the big bucket without noticing and then can easily toss them aside without feeling guilty.
As many listeners have commented, it's not the deep drama. It has some twists and turns, the somewhat serious issues are however taken a bit too lightly for my taste.

You want to enjoy a quick listen, go for it. Might even be a good first listen to get into the audible mood.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Deadly Sin

  • By: Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Lawrence Sanders's masterpiece, The First Deadly Sin, set a standard for today's novels of psychological suspense. Now, retired Captain Ed Delaney returns to a distinctly urban milieu of paranoia and impulsive violence to solve a brutal murder that shocks New York's unshockable art world. The victim is Victor Maitland. Long-considered one of the world's greatest artists, he excelled in capturing the beauty of life on canvas. In private, he destroyed whomever he pleased: his wife, his son, his mistress, his dearest friends and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good as the First

  • By Ed on 08-06-12

Too procedural, too honkey dorey

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-13

What disappointed you about The Second Deadly Sin?

I was waiting to be transported again into the mind of a killer, like in the first book. It didn't happen. The whole story turns around Chief Edward and his new sidekick. I am aware that the book is dated but a good crime story is timeless. This story is very forgettable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mote in God's Eye

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: L J Ganser
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,728
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,771

The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By J. Rhoderick on 02-12-10

Solid and believable Sci-Fi

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-13

Where does The Mote in God's Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The book has not become an instant favorite. I sometimes like to be shipped to other worlds and roam around the universe. This book as achieved this very well. Although at the beginning one can get lost a little bit in the technicalities of Hawkin' Drive and Langston Field but these details enhance the believable aspect of this Sci-Fi story. I also enjoyed the fact that the crew on the ship is working as an actual ship crew.
Funny that Hollywood has not yet taken a liking to motion picture this tale.

Have you listened to any of L J Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

In the comments section one gathers that some listeners were not happy with Mr Ganser's performance, however I have nothing against it. I enjoyed listening to Mr Ganser and thought he did a very good performance, especially with the Scottish and Russian accents.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • By: Brian Selznick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • engaging story for the whole family

  • By Jolie on 03-19-08

Dare to follow your dreams!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-13

What made the experience of listening to The Invention of Hugo Cabret the most enjoyable?

It's a quick listen but well worth the credit. Although it is a children's story and simple in it's construction, it has a nice flow and strong character development. I fully enjoyed to escape into this little world and follow Hugo through his escapades.

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

Mr Woodman's performance was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed his voice.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fall of Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,627

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hyperion is FALLEN, am I too to fall?

  • By Darwin8u on 06-15-12

A very long fall

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-13

What did you like best about The Fall of Hyperion? What did you like least?

I was just curious on how the epic tale of Hyperion was going to be continued. I listened through it and I found it just a little bit too long. The story does however develop nicely and a new things come up just like in a good series.

Any additional comments?

I'll need a little break before listening to the next book. ;o)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Emperor's Edge

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: She can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Enjoyable

  • By Kat on 04-25-13

Indiana Jane leaving a bloody trail

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-13

What did you like best about The Emperor's Edge? What did you like least?

The story is somewhat a classic "cloak and dagger" plot. The pace between the highs and lows is just about right. The character development is solid and knitted nicely into the flow of the story.
The heroine was caught and escaped a few too many times for my taste. I even lost rack at one stage and was surprised that she somehow got out and I did not even understand how. Nearly every time she does get out, there is a bloody trail left. With that trail I got fed up with and think the writer could have let a few of these unfortunate very minor characters off the hook instead off a cut throat.

Has The Emperor's Edge turned you off from other books in this genre?

It hasn't, I would actually have liked to read more about the setting of the world. How it works and a little bit more of descriptions of the scenery. Not that my imagination fails me but it would just have rounded the story a tad more.

What three words best describe Starla Huchton’s performance?

Personnally, I did not like her performance, I put up with it to finish the story. The different voices she tried to give to the different characters where not sufficiently distinctive to be recognizable or "good" for that matter. Sometimes it's best not to impersonate a character and just tell the story as it goes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,552

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

Makes one to want to know about Keats

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-13

Any additional comments?

It's a long listen and at times felt tedious but I persisted and was not put off by the experience. The story took me to delve into the incredible large imaginative world of Dan Simmons whom I applaud to have ingeniously patched six different story lines into one big story about Hyperion.
I am currently listening to the sequel and can't wait for the outcome.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful