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  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,140

Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Matterhorn

  • By Zachary on 04-20-10

Liked it...didn't love it...well maybe

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-11

I am very torn about this book. Bronson Pinchot does an amazing job making all of the many characters feel like individuals. However, for me, it didn't work for me as an audiobook, in as much, as it just felt like it was taking forever to move along. I have an hour and a half commute every morning, and I just felt that I wasn't progressing fast enough through the story. I switched over to the Kindle version, and really enjoyed it. Marlantes creates some amazing characters and puts them into some trying situations. I am sure they are going to be with me for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, the way that the audio was progressing for me - it felt like that wasn't going to just be a metaphor.

All in all, if you have the time and patience - this is a rewarding experience.

  • Narrows Gate

  • By: Jim Fusilli
  • Narrated by: Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108

A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun!

  • By James on 12-10-10

Joey Pants!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-10

The varying degrees of reviews really surprised me. Clearly, this is a "love it" or "hate it" kind of book. I fall whole-heartedly on the "love it" side.

To be honest, we're not breaking any new ground in the story - its a very, very classic mobster story. But if you're a fan of The Godfather, GoodFellas, the Sopranos, or just a resident of New Joisey, you're going to eat this up like it was pasta fagioli. Joey B is solid and gruff reading the text. Joey Pants is absolutely phenomenal. I'm absolutely amazed at how many distinct characters he performed. He really adds something unique to the performance. I'm actually thinking of starting the whole thing over....

Really well done...

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Life

  • By: Keith Richards, James Fox
  • Narrated by: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
  • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676

Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ins and outs

  • By Jesse on 11-07-10

They are both geniuses, and I need a drink.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-10

Richards. Depp. One Credit. Over 20-hours of time well spent. One of the best audiobook experiences I've ever had.

56 of 60 people found this review helpful

  • Alternadad

  • By: Neal Pollack
  • Narrated by: Neal Pollack
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

In Alternadad, Neal Pollack offers a wonderfully candid account of his and his wife's attempt to bring up their son, while still having fun and preserving their attachment to youth culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Todd on 10-22-10

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-10

Really, Really enjoyed this book. Having the author read it makes it very conversational and fun. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful