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Jeremy Matz

Brooklyn, NY USA
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  • The Girl in Green

  • By: Derek B. Miller
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

It's 1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, 100 miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones in part to avoid his lackluster marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Arwood is a Midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus or might be a genuine lunatic with a death wish - it's hard to tell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Belive the good reviews

  • By Rahni on 08-10-17

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

great story. interesting characters. moving and compelling with a few surprises. I want sure where the story was headed but couldn't wait to find out.

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,382
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,382

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, bad narrator

  • By Julian P. on 01-26-16

a bit too heady without enough action

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Didn't enjoy the story or even fully understand it. I wish the mystery was better explained and there was more action.

  • The Great Escape

  • By: Paul Brickhill
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

It was a split-second operation as delicate and as deadly as a time bomb. It demanded the concentrated devotion and vigilance of more than six hundred men for every hour, every day, and every night for more than a year. With only their bare hands and crude homemade tools, they sank shafts, built underground railroads, forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons, and tailored German clothes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and exciting!!

  • By 6catz on 10-28-13

Just okay

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

Reviewed: 12-26-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was reasonably interesting, but I eventually gave up. As a historical story, it is interesting and gives a good picture of how prisoners of war managed. However, the story contains no real character development and there are simply too many characters to become attached to any particular character. The focus on the details of how tools, clothes, equipment, and documents were created with limited access to materials is very similar to the Martian. The difference is that the Great Escape doesn't have a strong story.

Has The Great Escape turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wynn in Doubt

  • By: Emily Hemmer
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Wynn Jeffries has wanderlust. Unfortunately, her life stalled somewhere between graduating from college and slinging drinks at the local dive bar. Stuck in a one-room apartment with no career, no boyfriend, no...life, she dreams of something more. Something amazing. Something like Oliver Reeves, her high school crush, who's back in town and reminding Wynn of the way she used to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my top ten list of favorite books

  • By Janet on 11-04-15

Just couldn't connect

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

What could Emily Hemmer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I thought the main character whined too much and I simply couldn't relate to her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,234

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Great story, unsatisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend. The three story lines are each interesting in their own right. Anthony Doerr does a great job building the suspense until the stories intersect. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.

What about Zach Appelman’s performance did you like?

Zach Appelman also a great job reading, giving each character a believable unique voice. I was easily submerged into the story. His performance certainly added to my enjoyment of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful