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  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,868

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, compelling

  • By Happy Woman on 09-15-16

Disappointing (sa mga pinoy, huwag niyo na subuka)

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

Reviewed: 09-18-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one

Would you ever listen to anything by Dan Brown again?

NO

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A great story teller, judiciously try to make the foreign languages authentic sounding.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Inferno?

Do a little research before writing claims to places you've never been. (to the author).

Any additional comments?

This book had made me loose interest on all the author's work.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,668

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Can't stop

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

Story and writing is good. I found myself listening for hours. The reader is a bit slow so I listened on 1.5x speed all throughout the book.

  • Inside Apple

  • How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works
  • By: Adam Lashinsky
  • Narrated by: Adam Lashinsky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides listeners with a golden ticket to step inside. This primer on leadership and innovation, offers exclusive new information about how Apple innovates. It should appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of that Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Outside Apple?

  • By PC on 01-06-13

Nice for fanboys, anyone else won't miss much

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

Reviewed: 02-12-12

A nice inside baseball book. Majority of content already known to Apple fanboys. I'm not much a fan of how the author reading it.

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,556

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By J. Noonan on 03-16-10

A good post apocalyptic story

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

Reviewed: 01-21-12

A little bit slow to start but it's a "page turner" once it got going.

  • Steve Jobs

  • The Exclusive Biography
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More man, less tech, might have made a better book

  • By john on 11-24-11

A Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-23-11

Loved the book. Enjoyed the details and backstage access to Steve Job's professional & personal life, including to the companies he had built (Apple, NeXT, Pixar)

  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Infotainment, poorly written

  • By Charles E. Grant on 12-24-09

Bad reading

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-10

I was really interested on the book but was disappointed on how it was read.

3 of 3 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 6,501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,761

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

can't stop listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-09

Found myself on the edge of my seat and can't wait on what will happen.

A very nice story for Sci-Fi Fans!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,975

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

good addition to the Dan Brown collection

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-09

a good listen.