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John

Aliso Viejo, CA, United States
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Facts and Fears audiobook cover art

Scary Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Such an interesting life. Never lost interest despite swimming in all of the anagrams. CIA, DNI, IC, etc. The real details of our recent history as seen through the intelligence community is scary. Could not put it down. The narration was great.

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Perfectly Light

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18

Very charming and perfectly light listening after 33 hours of a more serious book. If you love Italy, you'll love this little book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great North Road audiobook cover art

Get the abridged edition

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

If you like listening to grass grow, this book is for you. There are a few exciting moments and ideas here and there but having to mow through 36 hours to get them is not worth it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The High Mountains of Portugal audiobook cover art

Delightful break from reality

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-16

If logic is what you're looking for, this is not your book. If delight and whimsy is what you need as a break from more serious subjects, this book is it. Hard to anticipate where each section was going but the story and the narration was absolutely wonderful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Life We Bury audiobook cover art

Edge of my seat.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Hard to believe this was Eskens first attempt. Great story. Some was predictable but other unexpected twists were wonderful. Additionally, Villa's narration was very good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Double BEST

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-15

One of the best books I have listened to and absolutely THE BEST NARRATOR. Edward Herrmann made you feel like you were in the boat for every race.

In the Kingdom of Ice audiobook cover art

Couldn't Stop Listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-15

Incredible story of survival. Never heard of the USS Jennette before but now will never forget it. Narrator was excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Christian Propogranda

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

This is a puff piece for Christianity cloaked in a hunt for archeological antiquity and just to drive the cliche home, in the end there is a grand conversion by the main character. To add insult to injury the narrators Italian accent is ready made to a Disney cartoon. I wish that Audible would create a separate catagory for these axe grinding books.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Dead Mountain audiobook cover art

Authors shouldn't narrate.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-14

Quite interesting but the best example of why authors shouldn't narrate their own book. So monotone. Maybe it would be better to "read" this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Zodiac Station audiobook cover art

LIsten to ice freeze

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-14

This book was like listening to ice freeze. Booooooring. First of all, the same three or four day travesty is told several times with minor deviations by several different people so at points you think: "I've heard this before. Did I accidentally hit rewind?" Second, the narrator whispers the book as if he is hiding in a closet. Great is you want a nap. Third, by the time you get to the only interesting part of the book, the end, it is disappointing and anti-climatic. Leaves you hanging . . . . . . . by the neck!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful