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Christopher James

San Francisco, CA United States
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  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,936

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Connelly at his best!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Having read the entire Bosch series and now up through all 5 Mickey Haller books, I believe this to be one of his best books. Just the right balance of in and out of the courtroom, and some seriously wild and dramatic twists.

Purchase with confidence. 😊

  • Teckla

  • Vlad Taltos, Book 3
  • By: Steven Brust
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Soon after the events of Jhereg, Vlad becomes embroiled in a struggle between the House of the Jhereg and a group of revolutionaries that his wife has joined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebel Uprising

  • By Ron on 08-20-12

This used to be one of my least favorite Taltos books...

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

After Athyra, which still is my least favorite, I never really enjoyed Teckla. But I just have this a listen again -- maybe it's the third time in 20 years I've read (listened to) it -- and with the political climate, and perhaps a little of my own maturity, I have to say this is a much better story than I remember it being. The ideas being evaluated are complex and while occasionally the characters are a little archetypal, there's a lot of interesting discussion of politics and making the word in ones own righteous image. Definitely worth a re-read.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,890

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

An adequate tale

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

This was entertaining enough for me to finish, and even had one surprising twist, but overall the characters, despite the author's efforts at including quirks, were flat. Very much a pulp spy n

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,468

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Interesting concept, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

I liked the idea of this story, and the reader does a great Admiral Akbar impression, but there's no real suspense or drama in the story. It's kinda of like watching an omnipotent character play through a old time D&D module -- by himself.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Symphonies of Beethoven

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 263

Ludwig van Beethoven is justifiably acclaimed as one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music-a genius once characterized as a "Titan, wrestling with the gods." There is no better way for you to understand the full impact of that description than to not only listen to all nine of his magnificent symphonies, but to do so with a full understanding of what this great composer was saying and the circumstances that drove him up to and beyond what had once been considered the limits of musical expression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truly the course materials MUST be made available.

  • By Christopher James on 09-23-14

Truly the course materials MUST be made available.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-14

Would you listen to The Symphonies of Beethoven again? Why?

Yes, because being new to music theory I didn't absorb it all the first time, but would very much like to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Symphonies of Beethoven?

Beethoven's letter to everyone for when he died was particularly poignant, abs the explanation for the last movement of the Second Symphony was priceless.

What about Professor Robert Greenberg’s performance did you like?

He's very animated and clearly knows his material.

Any additional comments?

Smart people work at The Teaching Company and Audible. Please figure out how to make the course materials available. They are critical despite your protestations to the contrary.

26 of 27 people found this review helpful