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David Hirschfeld

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  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story reflecting today’s sorry politics

  • By pod shopper on 11-04-18

Wow!! Best Joe Ledger book yet.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

What I like best about the Joe ledger books and Jonathan Mayberry as a writer is how he is able to narrate each story without the constant “he said”, “she said”. I never feel like I’ve lost track of who’s talking. I also love his ability to blend elequent language mixed with raw grit.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,276

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I am embarrassed to admit that I have listened to several hundred book from Audible over the last five years but have not written a review until now. This book, better than any other, exposes the incredible deceit and unfathomable treachery of Putin‘s regime, while simultaneously narrating a dramatically gripping story of high finance and extreme political crimes that would be unbelievable if they weren’t true.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,839

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 07-21-13

What made the experience of listening to Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen the most enjoyable?

I really connected to the characters and the logic behind the running barefoot concept. The runners in this book have inspired me to pick up running, something I didn't think I could ever consider. Great story.

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Although I've exercised on and off for much of my 50+ year life, I always found running so difficult, I never considered including it in my workout routines. I just assumed that my body wasn't designed to run, exacerbating my back problems and causing ankle and knee pain. After reading this book, I felt inspired to shed my exercise shoes for 'five fingers' shoes and flat hard soled sandals. My feet, ankles and knees never felt better. I started running with the idea that I could retrain my body to do what it was naturally designed to do, healing my back in the process. I began running about four months ago after finishing the book. I only run in Five Finger shoes which have no cushion or heal lift. I started to actually enjoy running and no long have any pain in my ankles or knees and my back is getting stronger and feeling better every week. I could have imagined any of this before listening to this book. Now I see myself running for the rest of my life. This book was truly life-changing for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Invisible Bridge

  • By: Julie Orringer
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, is a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story - improvable on narration

  • By Dieter on 11-13-11

Now I understand

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-10

My mother lived through the German occupation as a little girl in Hungary. She has many quirks, fears and nerausies that never made any sense to me until I read this book. It was as though I was experiencing the endless suffering with the books characters followed by brief periods of hope for better times followed by more suffering and the continuing deteriation of the human condition year and year after year. Yet, I couldn't stop listening and continued to keep the hope alive myself as this author seemed to capture the essence of what it must have been like to live through such a horrible period in history. I must thank the author for helping me to understand this piece of my families history while apologize to my mother for never really understanding what she went through. Sorry mom!

17 of 20 people found this review helpful