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Thomas M. Paciello

Bronx, NY
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  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,901

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Da Vinci great, Molina not so much

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Okay, da Vinci is fascinating. While it was a very long listen it never sagged.
Two minor complaints: one, you really miss out by not being able to look at the pictures that Isaacson is describing. Yes, you can download the pdf of the pix but I listen to books in my car which makes that problematic.
Two, I didn't really enjoy Molina's performance. This is going to seem odd but his enunciation and performance just stood out too much.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,238

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Boy, John Grisham never strikes out. He just knows how to sink his hooks deep and you hate when you have to stop listening. I won't give a synopsis but the story seems like it was ripped from the headlines. I especially liked the performance by Ari Fliakos. I will look forward to listening to some of his other performances.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,475

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

Suspense until the last minute

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

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

I can't say enough about this book and Will Patton's narration. Great suspenseful story. Terrific characters that you get emotionally attached to. Years ago I remember listening to Frank Muller do John Grisham's The Testament and thinking "wow, that was amazing." Well Will Patton is also amazing. How the heck does he keep all those voices straight?

What did you like best about this story?

Suspense, suspense, suspense. I couldn't stop listening.

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

No. But I will search out what else he has narrated.