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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,166

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t waste your time or credit.

  • By Denise on 05-15-18

the storyis based in so unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Would you try another book from Sarah A. Denzil and/or Joanne Froggatt?

after this very poor story that needed not just one, but two psycos to stand, I would never consider buy something form that author

What could Sarah A. Denzil have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

a more consistent story. no unexplainable mutism, no improbable outcomes for fights between a tiny pregnant woman and a man...

What three words best describe Joanne Froggatt’s performance?

the performance was good over a very poor story

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not really, she needed to find 2 or actually 3 psycos to make sense to the poor story

Any additional comments?

why the boy starts to talk only when it would make no sense at all to keep mute. very poor argument

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  • At the Devil's Table

  • The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel
  • By: William Rempel
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma—a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By Lee Chemel on 07-05-11

true story - chilling a real page turner

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

What did you love best about At the Devil's Table?

The fact that the story is a true report a the life of a man who lifed among dangerous criminals and found a way out

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The relativization of his values as he started to work to a drug cartel, and at last used his knowledge to play a decisive role in the downfall of the drug lords of the cartel de Cali, with graet risk for his and his falily's lifes

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

never heard of him before

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The post Pablo Escobar history of Colombiais somehow neglected. I wanted to have an insigth into what happened in Colombia after Pablo Escobrar's death and the change in power from Medelin to Cali in the leadereship of the drug busines.

Any additional comments?

After reading the book I watheced to the serie "En la boca del Lobo" at netflix. Excellent reconstruction of time and a serie that is worth to be watched even if you do not listen the book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour

  • By: Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest sieges in history and it inflicted some of the worst civilian casualties of World War Two. When Hitler declared his intention to obliterate the key city of Leningrad on 22 September 1941, he could not have foreseen the grim determination of its citizens. Over the course of 900 days, the city resisted the Germans pounding at its gates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • history of one of at terrible episode of WW2

  • By Marcelo on 11-19-14

history of one of at terrible episode of WW2

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

What made the experience of listening to The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour the most enjoyable?

good historical perspective

Who was your favorite character and why?

not aplicable

What aspect of Jonathan Keeble’s performance would you have changed?

put the north front in the perspective of the whole barbarosa operation

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

hunger in the former capital

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,364

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

ilogical within itself

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

no

What could Veronica Roth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

keep the fiction logic within itself. If some character is nor in control of his mind, he can not all of a sudden, just for the sake of continuing a second book, regain miraculously his mind control!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Galvin?

The narrator was ok

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

The final when the boy miraculously regain his mind control

Any additional comments?

good start of fiction, but she lost herself in the midle - I will not buy the second book

  • The Nazi Officer's Wife

  • How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
  • By: Edith Hahn Beer, Susan Dworkin
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman, so she went underground.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought Provoking

  • By Ella on 10-29-06

very interesting book! I could not stop listenning

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

Reviewed: 06-30-14

Where does The Nazi Officer's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

among the top 5 I ever listened

Who was your favorite character and why?

this is a kind of biography, so the protagonist is the jewish girl who had to survive in nazi Germany

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

Narration turned a good book into an espetacular one. Narration added life to the book

If you could rename The Nazi Officer's Wife, what would you call it?

Surviving under disguise

Any additional comments?

Some more info about her life after leaving East Germany would enrich the book

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,596

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I agree with Stephen King

  • By Kelley on 01-26-08

deception with Gillian Flynn

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

Reviewed: 07-20-13

Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Ann Marie Lee?

I bought thei one because I read gone girl and loved it. It was a deception. i will never buy another book form her

Has Sharp Objects turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes. The plot is impossible, the script predictable and the characters not believable. It was hard to go until the end to see if it turned better, what did not happen

Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Marie Lee’s performances?

The performance was fine, the book is the problem

What character would you cut from Sharp Objects?

Almost all of them, they are unbelievable. The plot is also unbelievable. The worst character is the main one, the reporter who cut herself.

Any additional comments?

I regret I bought the book

  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,926
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,152

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

good start, poor story. I got disapointed

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

Reviewed: 05-06-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I listened to many good books of the same author, and this one should be written in a hury. Full of cliches, impossible situations, previsible situations, coincidences out of nowhere. I am disapointed with this author who wrote very good novels in the past

What could Harlan Coben have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less cliches, more acceptable and possible situations

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

The performance was fine

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It begun with a compelling start, a good hoke to catch the listener/reader, a missing person who belonged to the past of the protagonist, but the author got lost in his immagination and turn out the worst book of his I ever listened.

Any additional comments?

Up to this book, I bought any book from Harlan Coben without a doubt, from this poor work on I will be more careful and give a second thought before buying anything from his.

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