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Jeff Jarvis

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  • The Last Palace
  • Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
  • By: Norman Eisen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Goldblum

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

What an enchanting tale, well told and surprisingly narrated by Jeff Goldblum. very highly recommended.

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  • The Spy and the Traitor
  • The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: John Lee

Thrilling book

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I will be recommending this book all over Twitter and Facebook. A remarkable story superbly told.

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Terrible reading: overdone and wrong!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

What disappointed you about Behemoth?

From the very first line, I was shouting at my speakers. The book begins with a quote from Karl Marx and the performer decides to read this with an accent -- for no good reason whatsover--and then make it worse by giving Karl Marx a Russian accent! He's German, for God's sake. The audio is sloppy with overlapping inserts left in. The performance is unbearable. God bless Audible for allowing returns.

How could the performance have been better?

Different performer!

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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inspiring and tragic

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

An important chronicle of our systems' failure. Just one suggestion: up the speed to 1.5x.

10 of 89 people found this review helpful

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Excellent performance of a wonderful valedictory

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Really the best audiobook performance I have ever enjoyed. A great Le Carré work tying together loose ends I never thought would be tied. A stirring commentary on honor, patriotism, and even Europe. And a superb narration -- no, performance -- that for once enhanced the work. Unconditionally recommended.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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vital, untold story

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Every doctor who prescribes pain meds should be required to read this. Most parents as well

5 of 7 people found this review helpful