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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Laksdælasaga

  • Islandske sagaer 3
  • By: Ukendt
  • Narrated by: Bjarne Mouridsen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

De 10 mest kendte islandske sagaer er her genudgivet som lydbøger: "Egils saga", "Njals saga", "Laksdæla", "Eyrbyggja", "Vatnsdæla", "Gisle Sursen", "Gunløg Ormstunge", "Gretter den Staerke", "Kormak saga" og "Finboges saga". Sagaerne har fået en introduktion af Palle Lauring, samt nyt forord af Einar Mar Gudmundsson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastisk fortælling

  • By Gvido on 09-18-18

Fantastisk fortælling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Flot læst op, fængslende historie der giver et glimt i vikingetidens Island og Norge. Mange finurlige detaljer - sidst, men ikke mindst - en god indledning og forklaring omkring hvad en saga egentlig er.

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

No surprises

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

The basic story is a long-chewed theme. Written with too much detail where it does not matter and too little where more descriptions would be welcome. Partially entertaining but with too shallow characters - basically a generic tale drawn over a norse/fantasy theme. The guy who read it did a good job and saved it a bit.

  • The Novice's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

When the novice Emma Thorgold goes missing from Godstow Abbey in the summer of 1353, the hunt is on throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Bookseller Nicholas Elyot and scholar Jordain Brinkylsworth are anxious to help the girl, but her stepfather has other intentions. Why is he so determined to shut her away for life? Or worse? And will she be found unharmed?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really boring

  • By Julia on 11-15-17

Entertainment continues

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I really enjoyed book 1, and book 2 was no disappointment. Its a lively and fun tale that gives an authentic feeling of medieval life arround Oxford. The mystery is subtly interwoven in the larger story and is not built as the story in book 1.

  • The Bookseller's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William's death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest, excellent historical background

  • By Marcheta on 04-07-17

interesting and catching

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

A well written medieval mystery. Good descriptive medieval Oxford setting and good characters. Very distinctive medieval reasoning - enjoyable!

  • Stand into Danger

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must have" for British naval fiction!!!!

  • By Mark on 06-21-12

Fantastic sailing adventure...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

...full of hard seas, cannon shot, pirates, foreign ports, treachery, spies and bold action! Awesome!

  • The Leeward Islands Squadron

  • Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Series, Book 2
  • By: Chris Durbin
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In late 1756, as the British government collapses in the aftermath of the loss of Minorca, and the country and navy are thrown into political chaos, a small force of ships is sent to the West Indies to reinforce the Leeward Islands Squadron. Captain Edward Carlisle and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke are fresh from the Mediterranean and their capture of a powerful French man-of-war. Their new frigate Medina has orders to join a squadron commanded by a terminally ill commodore. Their mission: a near-suicidal assault on a strong Caribbean island fortress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and intelligent

  • By Gvido on 08-12-18

Entertaining and intelligent

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Well written book with adventures in the age of sail. What i like about this series, apart from the details and the understating of seamanship and humans, is the fact that its set in the 7 year war, mid 18th century - most other books of this style are set in the Napoleonic period. This is book two... i am hoping for the next one soon.

  • The Colonial Post-Captain

  • Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Series, Book 1
  • By: Chris Durbin
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Captain Carlisle hails from Virginia, a loyal colony of the British Crown. As the clouds of war gather, Carlisle's small frigate is ordered to Toulon on a reconnaissance mission. If battling the winter weather in the Gulf of Lions is not a sufficient challenge, Carlisle must also juggle the delicate diplomatic issues in this period of pre-war tension while contending with an increasingly belligerent French frigate. But Carlisle has additional problems unique to his colonial origins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Fury lives up to her name!

  • By Joe L. H. on 07-05-18

Tar, powder and diplomacy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

A well written book set at the beginning of the seven years war. I greatly enjoyed the setting, the descriptions and the plot. The characters all have a depth and the pace keeps shifting from relaxing to tense. The ship life and maritime aspects are spot on and the historical facts are well connected with the plot of the book. Downloading book two right away!

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  • Crossed Arrows

  • The Mountain Men, Book 1
  • By: Terry Grosz
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In 1829, Jacob and Martin left Kentucky to become Mountain Men, trappers of the Rocky Mountains. The rugged mountains that lay beyond America's frontier remained mostly unexplored. In those days, when beaver were plentiful and the buffalo roamed freely, the killing was good. The two young men would also find that life would be hardscrabble in the high frontier. They would face grizzly bears and hostile Indians. And they would risk horse wrecks and mountain storms to trade their furs each year at "rendezvous".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Gvido on 07-24-18

Entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

If one lies the setting and looks for a book about western furtrade, indians, trappers, blackpowder rifles, etc. this is a very entertaining option.

  • It Came from Beyond Zen!: More Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye)

  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In Japan in 1253, one of the great thinkers of his time died - and the world barely noticed. That man was the Zen monk Eihei Dogen. For centuries his main work, Shobogenzo, languished in obscurity, locked away in remote monasteries until scholars rediscovered it in the 20th century. What took so long? In Brad Warner's view, Dogen was too ahead of his time to find an appreciative audience. To bring Dogen's work to a bigger audience, Warner began paraphrasing Shobogenzo, recasting it in simple, everyday language. The first part of this project resulted in Don't Be a Jerk, and now Warner presents this second volume, It Came from Beyond Zen! Once again, Warner uses wry humor and incisive commentary to bridge the gap between past and present, making Dogen's words clearer and more relevant than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Campbell on 10-15-18

Great insights in a fun way

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

A great way to explain (or introduce) zen thinking to the reader (listener) of today. Examples are fun and well written – all translations from medieval Japanese have comparisons to other modern translators and an explanation why author chose to do as he did. Really enjoyable and fun.

  • Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

  • By: Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, Gene Kim
  • Narrated by: Nicole Forsgren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

 How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter - that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance - and what drives it - using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for listeners to apply in their own organizations. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cant stand the unhealthy breathing

  • By GhoStalker on 05-10-18

Only if you have nothing else to do

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Initially i sat down with an expectation of acquiring knowledge mentioned in the title of the book. I realized that this knowledge, at least partially, is in the book... hidden among unnecessary many and long explanatory phrases written in a schoolwork style, and performed/read in a monotone way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful