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  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Honestly... it's ok...

  • By Sid Edwards on 01-12-19

Humphrey with this book.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

This amazing Life lesson, this book teaches. And with Humphrey Bowers reading this book he make you feel like you are in the conversation with the characters of the Fable.
Not my first audiobook off Humphrey. But this is first time listening of Robin Shama book and I look forward listening more of he's books.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,494

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Waste of time. VERY DISAPPOINTING...

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I give the narrater credit for keeping up withe all the caricatures in all 5 books, some of them sounds the same but its okay it is understandable.

Any additional comments?

If you listened to 1st 3 books your good you really don't need the additional 80 hours of nothing, for all the caricatures are build up from the beginning of the book it leads no where even the DRAGONS THEY DO NOTHING So why would you listen. VERE disappointing. Sorry if this is a spoiler...

  • Eclipse of the Crescent Moon

  • A Tale of the Siege of Eger, 1552
  • By: Géza Gárdonyi
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

It is 1541, and the crown of Hungary is up for grabs. King John, seeing that the Austrians are attacking with an innumerable force, petitions the Turks for assistance. King John then dies, leaving an infant son. While the Turkish army is en route, the Hungarians rally their forces, and beat back the Austrians themselves. Then, just as the Austrians are beating their final retreat, the main Turkish army arrives at the castle in Buda. And among their number is the sultan himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure

  • By Anniebligh on 03-25-12

History shows what Turks are all the time

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Very well written Hungarian historical story.
As Hungarians suffered under ottoman invasion, so is a lot more cultures suffered same from Turks
which you will never hear anywhere else . history books alway will tell you about the Turks were bad people in many ways. Those are the Turks throughout the history that would never change until today. 500 years ago or five days ago they are still same violent Turks.
Beside that you will enjoy the action and excitement in the book I love it.

B J Harrison is very well narrater I have listened and followed he's podcast for manny years I always enjoy he's choice of the books...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24,537

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By j phillips on 05-28-17

I should have rede the reviews....

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

NO NO. the is the most boring book i have listened too. It has good Art history of some sort. but thats it.

What was most disappointing about Donna Tartt’s story?

Let see how many vocabulary i can use to go up stairs.

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

Good Narrater but if you decide to listen to tis story crank it up to X1.25 or X1.5 so you can get on withe the story.

Could you see The Goldfinch being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I don't think it will make it to a movie

Any additional comments?

Abridged version of the story if you want people to buy the story.

  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,673

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

This is a must read book.

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

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

Educational, cultural, inspiring.

What other book might you compare Shantaram to and why?

I never red other book like this one so far to compare.

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

Mr Humphrey is bringing life to the caricatures he narrates so well it feel like you know the characters in person.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I never cry but there are some parts watered my eyes, and there is always something to funny to laugh...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Shogun
    A Novel of Japan
    
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        James Clavell
    
    


    
    
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        David Case
    
    


    
    Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
    1,495 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Shogun

  • A Novel of Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060

A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love....An English captain and his crew are shipwrecked on the coast of feudal Japan. They must deal with two Japanese warlords who are struggling to attain the title of Shogun - and the ultimate power that comes with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A question about further Clavell books.

  • By Lorrie on 08-15-09

Good story but bad narrater.

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

Reviewed: 06-27-14

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

I feel i wasted my credit on this book, cos it was annoying to listen to the reader.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shogun?

I love history based books, it seams like very good story

What didn’t you like about David Case’s performance?

some of librivox readers are much batter...

Any additional comments?

The narrater was so bad i couldn't continuo listening or engage to the book.