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Bruce aka (McGoolie)

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Top quality hard hitting action.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

If you could sum up Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves in three words, what would they be?

seat-edged geopolitical action.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

by never revealing the enemy each turn was a blind corner and each reaction was fast and furious.

Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

Scarecrow is the undoubted favourite

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

it made me think that although the plot was fantastic it was close to a possibility in terms of the way countries behave and treat their friends and their enemies.

Any additional comments?

Great book, great writer, great series

Better than all the Movies

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

Reviewed: 12-27-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Frankenstein to be better than the print version?

The deep fear of The Monster builds as you realise theta human's are worse and in effect created him as themselves.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Victor meets the Monster in the Glacier and is entreated to listen to words which would otherwise melt granite hearts

Did Jim Donaldson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I thought the Creature was the main weak link the other was the Narator who blended with Victor and was hard to differentiate

Who was the most memorable character of Frankenstein and why?

The Monster, I felt for him

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

America's first citizen: where example leads

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

What did you like best about Abraham Lincoln? What did you like least?

The character of Lincoln builds and leaves you in awe of the mind.The delivery is very dry and choppy

Would you be willing to try another book from Brand Whitlock? Why or why not?

The book is about the person on the author hence not particularly

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Killavey?

James Earl Jones

Was Abraham Lincoln worth the listening time?

Yes time well spent

Any additional comments?

The key speeches are included but there start and end is hard to pick.

Nobody is left out. Every family has their secrets

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Would you listen to The Casual Vacancy again? Why?

I never listen to books a second time but i would go back to parts of this book as new circumstances need review.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Casual Vacancy?

Confronting domestic violence and self abuse and trying to think like the victim Andrew Secvindar

What about Tom Hollander’s performance did you like?

Tim was very well rounded. Each character was believable

Who was the most memorable character of The Casual Vacancy and why?

Secvindar as her dyslexia and lack of self belief stemmed from parents too proud to recognise their daughter needed support not threats.

Any additional comments?

From fantasy (Hogworts / Lower Whinging) to reality, (Packford / Yarville) with the same naturally magical, literary skills.

after all the dumb things you can get it right

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

If you could sum up End This Depression Now! in three words, what would they be?

an enlightened way

What other book might you compare End This Depression Now! to and why?

Charles darwin's Origin of the Species

What does Rob Shapiro and Paul Krugman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Rob Shipiro input allows you to feel the emotion and desperation emphasis which the book alone can't deliver

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

It made me rethink current populist economic dogma just like Origin of the Species on how man was created and to free myself from a self serving economic religion.

Any additional comments?

You must read this to understand the fundamental wrong headed ness of current ecomomic dogma

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Revisit humanity v self interest 1930's style

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Where does The Grapes of Wrath rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top ten as it made me rethink the future of our capital system

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that the 1930's are being revisited and the same issues prevail
religious ignorance, the xenophobic fear of immigrants, irrational fears about social groups, muddle headed self interested economic decisions, abuse by those in power and the struggling humanity and love shown by the down-trodden who die to survive the above.

Have you listened to any of John Chancer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Who was the most memorable character of The Grapes of Wrath and why?

Ma's character builds through the book to become the one who holds the family unit together and must deal with all the demons and family differences.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful