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Keyur

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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  • Dirty Chick

  • Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer
  • By: Antonia Murphy
  • Narrated by: Antonia Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 959

One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn't have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go." Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliché, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed my @$$ off!

  • By Jeremy on 05-19-15

Just bloody wonderful!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Great book, gets ur stomach churning at times, well read and hilarious. I would recommend reading this one.

  • Zambezi

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

When a young American research assistant is killed by a man-eating lion, three people are devastated. Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan; Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa; and Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia. The victim, Miranda Banks-Lewis, was their daughter, protegee and lover respectively. Desperate to find out what happened to Miranda, Jed and Christine with the help of a determined Australian journalist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a different kind

  • By Keyur on 04-08-14

a different kind

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

Reviewed: 04-08-14

Would you listen to Zambezi again? Why?

This book was more about 4 streams of story line coming together, rather than having any significance towards the name at all. Just because there was a lot of mention of the Zambezi, does not make the title relevant - nevertheless, it was a refreshing approach to the story line and was well narrated.

What did you like best about this story?

the narration and the story line was slightly different as well.

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

accents - almost gives you a feel of 'being there'.

Any additional comments?

worth a read

  • Ivory

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Mark Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Alex Tremain is a pirate in trouble. The two women in his life - one of them his financial adviser, the other his diesel mechanic - have left him. He's facing a mounting tide of debts and his crew of modern-day buccaneers, a multi-national band of ex-military cut-throats, is getting restless. They don't all share his dream of going legit, but what Alex really wants is to re-open the five-star resort hotel which once belonged to his Portuguese mother and English father on the Island of Dreams, off the coast of Mozambique.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well worth the listen

  • By kretin3 on 02-21-12

Good Book, well read - worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

If you could sum up Ivory in three words, what would they be?

I expected some similarity with one of the Wilbur Smith Novels, but this one was refreshingly different. a Good book, well read and keeps the listener engaged.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes, there was always something 'different' happening.

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

the accents Mark Used and the manner in which he did, makes him an outstanding narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the book was great overall.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Far Horizon

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Former Australian Army officer Mike Williams is trying to forget a troubled past - with a carefree existence as an overland tour guide in Africa. But then one day on the road, he receives word that the South African Police have some news for him. A bloody and tragic run-in with ivory hunters in Mozambique the year before had left Mike's world in shreds. But now the authorities are on the poachers' trail and they need his help to catch them.

Tenacious English journalist Sarah Thatcher is along for the ride, and insists on becoming involved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book. Good read

  • By Keyur on 01-19-14

Great Book. Good read

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

Reviewed: 01-19-14

What made the experience of listening to Far Horizon the most enjoyable?

the story is kind of predictable, but has been written well and read superbly. A good book overall.