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Chrissi

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    Overall 4.0
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interessante gute Idee und endlich mal ein Sprecher der nicht so salbungsvoll daherredet.

  • By Chrissi on 08-06-15

Interessante gute Idee und endlich mal ein Sprecher der nicht so salbungsvoll daherredet.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

Interessante Erzählidee. Schlussendlich ist das Ende etwas abrupt und unglaubwürdig. Man hätte viel mehr draus machen können. Das Ende gleicht eher das einer Kurzgeschichte.
Den Sprecher fand ich angenehm. Normalerweise höre ich englische Hörbücher da ich die Sprachmelodie der meisten deutschen Sprecher nicht mag: die klingen so salbungsvoll für meine Ohren. Diesen Sprecher Fan Dich angenehm neutral ohne langweilig zu sein.

  • Hammered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,510

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series!

  • By Hallie on 02-28-12

great fantasy, extraordinary reading

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

Reviewed: 01-24-12

Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

Any time, actually the new book, Tricked, is supposed to be release april 24 this year.He is witty, funny, a bit matcho and warm at heart. The characters are deep and juicy, the plot surprising and the ideas outrageous.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

Getting into my car, sipping a bit of hot tea and turning on the radio anticipating Luke Daniel's voice (the narrator).

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to say, the frost giants getting all excited about the goddess Freya or the main characters sitting at a fire trying to male-bond with stories why they hate the god Thor.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely not. This is like a fine wine that you want to spread out lovingly over some period of time.

Any additional comments?

Cant wait for Tricked.Oh yeah, the comments of Oberon, the dog, are just outrageous.

  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,529

"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story for people have traveled

  • By Robert P. on 06-24-09

Very insightful.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-11

A must read if you want to understand the deeper workings of our society. We all benefit of the actions of a few that we would never support if given the choice.

  • Dead in the Morning

  • By: Margaret Yorke
  • Narrated by: Carole Hayman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

No one would have been surprised if old Mrs. Ludlow were murdered, but when her housekeeper is the one who turns up dead, everyone assumes that the lethal drugs were intended for Mrs Ludlow. And Dr Patrick Grant thinks he can prove everyone wrong. . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very subtle and funny

  • By Chrissi on 04-15-11

very subtle and funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-11

Great British humour! Every passage inescapably leading to the next funny passage.
Easygoing read. Characters are very well developed!

  • Children of the Mind

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633

The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Clear Schools of thought.

  • By EFH52 on 01-03-05

One of the great pieces of science fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-11

...with a nice peace of philosophy and human awareness thrown in for good measure.
This is one of the good things about Cards literature: he stays himself human and thoughtful, he creates good characters and plots rather than seeking the thrill of great cruelty or fear to come to a climax.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    326 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Flight of the Intruder

  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Experience the thrills of naval aviation during the Vietnam War and learn of the intense pressures of the profession through naval pilot, Jake Grafton, who soars off carriers, bombs from tree-top levels and makes treacherous night landings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Authors Best ?

  • By Alan T Alcock on 06-10-09

Like a thriller with the feeling of real life.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-11

Splendid realism, but thrilling and entertaining.
The characters stay human and believable.
It is insightful into maritime army life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Divers

  • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPING!

  • By Douglas on 07-03-04

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-11

Very entertaining and interesting. Reads like a thriller.
You will learn a lot about diving and high sea boat riding.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Engaging the Enemy

  • Vatta's War, Book 3
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta - black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses - is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct both for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunate narrator

  • By Julia on 01-21-09

good story, cheap tricks...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-11

While I enjoyed part one and two in the series, in this book I was extremely annoyed with the repeating description of Stella's stubborness and her hurt feelings. Instead of creating a more intense listening experience, the author got me more and more annoyed and I fast forwarded the rest of the book.
I am not sure if I will read the other books, for now I am a bit tired of this. Pity. It felt to me as if the author was pushed to do this, it doesn't fit the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Enchantment

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and engaging.

  • By Jana on 02-03-09

Master Story Teller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-09

Like always, Card gives you just that extra twist and loving detail that makes your brain whistle with the depth and love poured into his stories....

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,682
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

  • By Marius on 01-13-10

good ideas but needs 70% abridgement

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-09

Well, now I know why people do abridgements!! This book is so full of unimportant non-essential parts, that is a bore for many hours.
Not too bad for the ideas though....

3 of 13 people found this review helpful