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  • Matterhorn

  • A Novel of the Vietnam War
  • By: Karl Marlantes
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,326

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

FABULOUS!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

FABULOUS. I cannot express enough how great this book is. It's an EXPERIENCE. Listened 3 times now, and each listen I discover something new.
It's not political, so much as it just plays out in a way that you can make your own decisions, and your own conclusions.
As far as books in the war, it's up there with BAND OF BROTHERS, FORGOTTEN SOLDIER, and TEARS IN THE DARKNESS.

  • Bon: The Last Highway

  • The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
  • By: Jesse Fink
  • Narrated by: Simon Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Bon: The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for. The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication, and how much of the real man do we know?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Answers

  • By James on 11-06-17

Answers

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

If you are a fan of ACDC then you know of Bon Scott. But do you really know the inside story? This book tells all. At the most pivotal time in the band's history, it's time we know the truth.

This is the book that the Young's don't want you to hear. Sorry, Angus.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Skypunch

  • The Skypunch Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Logan Castle
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 15

I'll be honest; I've made some terrible choices in my life. Decisions I knew were wrong, but I made them anyway. My most recent transgression, however, was by far the worst and also the reason I was burying my face in alcohol on a night where I should've been celebrating. What did I do, you might be wondering? I cheated on the love of my life, the only woman who ever really understood and accepted me. And now she's gone. No, this isn't the story about how I joined some 12-step program and turned my life around. It's not even the story about how I won the girl back.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok, get to the point.

  • By James on 10-19-17

Ok, get to the point.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This book is so disjointed, it takes an hour for the MC to have a few drinks and do some drugs... no joke. It goes on, and on, and on, and I found my concentration drifting away for minutes at a time, only to return to the story to find it's STILL on the same scene, noting having happened.

How many times this author can explain colours flashing before his eyes... I'll never know because this is an obvious RETURN. Thank you Audible and your Platinum Membership. I can't imagine being stuck with this paperweight.

The narrator is confident and does a fine job with the material he presents. I would listen to another book read by him.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reincarnation Blues

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Poore
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

First we live. Then we die. And then...we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to "get it right". Answer all the big questions. Achieve wisdom. And become one with everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn't make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profoundly Witty and Charming

  • By averageconsumer on 09-13-17

Simply fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

The worst part of a book like this is finishing it and knowing it will be awhile before you find another of its' like.

With dark, intelligent humour, and what could be dozens of short stories all linked to a common goal, Poore weaves a tale spanning the ages, with our hero Milo only wanting to find his everlasting paradise with the grim reaper, Death, his girlfriend Suzie.
Filled with pop culture references, wit and charm, there aren't many books that I've found like this. In fact, it is now strongly in my top ten, or maybe top five.

Each chapter represents a new and vastly different life - from 5000 BC to the fourth millénium, in the far reaches of space, from being a tree, a turtle, murderr and a coloniser of planets. Each chapter is loaded with adventure, and definitely holds one's interest. In fact, as each chapter neared it's end, I was apprehensive and wished that that story-line could go on, but was always happy to follow Milo into the next stage of his journey through his multiple lives.

This book is highly recommended.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,745

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

Just like the first two...

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

I have no idea how this ended up with such a low score here. It gets a 4.29 on Goodreads right now, and I cannot imagine the low score is John Lee's fault!

If you loved the other two then you will love this one.

39 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • Koban, Volume 1

  • By: Stephen W. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Patrick Freeman
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727

We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, dreadful narration.

  • By Nate on 05-14-15

WORST NARRATOR I'VE EVER HEARD!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

OK, I know many of you will think you can suffer through the narrator because the story sounds so great, but please trust me --- you won't be able to. My library is vast ---- over a thousand audiobooks --- and this the very first time i have ever been urged to write a review based on an atrocious narrator. A few points:

--- he sounds like he should be doing a 1970 educational nature PBS doc.
--- I think Audible tried to improve it by adding in some sound effects and having the reader add in some laughs or chuckles, as they overlap slightly the actual words BUT
--- the laughs added in are actually LAUGHABLE they are that bad!!! Picture this: the narrator laughs aren't even laughs! They're the narrator just saying HA-ha-ha. Just like that. Not a laugh. Just three syllables. HA-ha-ha. If you can think of the musical scale "do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do", the "HA-ha-ha" would be, like, "TI-re-do". Here's an example:
... John chuckled quietly out of relief."HA-ha-ha. I'm really happy you're safe, HA-ha-ha," he said, smiling at Lisa. "HA-ha-ha, grab my hand and I'll help you up, HA-ha-ha."
---- it's very hard to concentrate on the story as his poor narration tended to baffle me and I found myself having to rewind
--- this is the WORST NARRATOR HANDS DOWN I HAVE EVER HEARD. PLEASE DO NOT BE LIKE ME AND OTHERS WHO THOUGHT WE COULD JUST BITE THE BULLET AND GET THROUGH IT TO BOOK TWO.
--- I can and have sat through some terrible readers because the story was that good. This story would have to be 'Lord of the Rings x1000 good' for me to sit through this. Actually, not even, because then I'd just buy the paper or e-book version.

I was very much excited about this book. The story seems way cool, but I'll just have to move on. If you still go through it, good luck!

AUDIBLE: !!! PLEASE - RE-DO THIS BOOK WITH A NEW NARRATOR! ANYONE! I'LL, EVEN DO IT FOR YOU !!! lol

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Siege

  • Malta 1565
  • By: Ernle Bradford
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

Suleiman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: the island of Malta, occupied by the Knights of Saint John, the Holy Roman Empire’s finest warriors. Determined to capture Malta and use its port to launch operations against Europe, Suleiman sent overwhelming forces. A few thousand defenders in Fort Saint Elmo fought to the last man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stirring tale of courage and endurance

  • By Tad Davis on 08-18-13

Very encyclopaedic

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

While I was very interested in the subject matter, I found it difficult to finish due to a bland story progression, not unlike reading it out of the encyclopaedia.

  • Between Two Fires

  • By: Christopher Buehlman
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

The year is 1348. Thomas, a disgraced knight, has found a young girl alone in a dead Norman village. An orphan of the Black Death, and an almost unnerving picture of innocence, she tells Thomas that plague is only part of a larger cataclysm - that the fallen angels under Lucifer are rising in a second war on heaven, and that the world of men has fallen behind the lines of conflict. Is it delirium or is it faith? She believes she has seen the angels of God. She believes the righteous dead speak to her in dreams. And now she has convinced the faithless Thomas to shepherd her across a depraved landscape to Avignon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerizing Knight Errant Tale

  • By Tango on 05-01-13

Just fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

I rarely read books that are full of God and devils and religion etc. but for some reason I thought I would give this a try. I thought it would be like a historical fiction novel, with some elements of fantasy. Not only was I right, but there was SO MUCH MORE TO IT that I didn't anticipate.
It doesn't disappoint. It has some pretty good humour buried in a top notch work of character building, and the plot leaves you twisting, cringing, and even cheering for the characters.
No joke, at one point I shouted out loud "hurry up, hurry up! Get out!" then I just slowly looked around to see my wife staring at me...
The narrator does a great job doing different voices and you're never left wondering who is saying what.
I wish I could give it away, but it's worth the time to get to the end. You'll never think of Hell in the same way. It haunted me... It stuck with me for years, and that's probably why I'm on my third reading of this book despite the hundreds of unread books in my Audible library.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. HIGHLY ORIGINAL AND I HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING ELSE LIKE THIS YET.

  • The Green Pearl

  • Lyonesse, Book 2
  • By: Jack Vance
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

In The Green Pearl, King Aillas of Troicinet defends the peace of the Elder Isles against both the Ska marauders who once enslaved him and the wicked King Casmir. While organizing the unruly barons in the frontiers of his land, Aillas goes out of his way to capture the lovely Ska noblewoman who once stung him with her disregard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Bob-o on 05-15-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

This story continues from book one. In fact, it not only improves on it, its even BETTER, if possible. If you read Suldren's Garden, don't stop there. You'll be quite pleased with this continuation.

  • Madouc

  • Lyonesse, Book 3
  • By: Jack Vance
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The World Fantasy Award-winning third volume of the Lyonesse trilogy brings attention to the faerie changeling Madouc. Where princess Suldrun once meekly endured the proprieties of Castle Haidion, Madouc defends herself with rotten fruit. Vexed, King Casmir arranges a contest to marry her off, but Madouc has other ideas, and enlists the stableboy "Sir Pom-pom" on an impromptu quest to find her father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece of high fantasy

  • By Avid reader on 10-23-18

A must read

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

If you read the first two, don't stop there. This is just as good and even a bit more fast paced as the first two. You'll long for more.