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SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
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  • The Untouchable

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

Called “the finest thriller writer in the world today” by the Daily Telegraph, Gerald Seymour is the author of several acclaimed best-sellers. A novel of riveting suspense, The Untouchable is the tale of Mister, the supreme crimelord of London, and his scheme to expand his illicit enterprises into the Balkans. Only one man stands in his way - British customs officer Joey Cann. With a flawless reading by narrator Gerard Doyle, The Untouchable is truly an enthralling listen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow for my taste

  • By Moku on 06-16-12

Unless you like the style of Ayn Rand, avoid this

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

What disappointed you about The Untouchable?

Hardly any dialogue. Written in 3rd person, past tense...reads like a report. Very short choppy sentences written to create "drama". As my headline said, unless you like Ayn Rand style avoid this one. We were required to read Rand either in high school or college but we can choose to avoid pseudo literature now.

Would you ever listen to anything by Gerald Seymour again?

Probably not

Would you listen to another book narrated by Gerard Doyle?

Love him and that was my main reason for choosing this book.

What character would you cut from The Untouchable?

All of them

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,409
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,373

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite enough

  • By David Shear on 07-29-16

I finally had to stop listening

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No there's way too much conflict! Normally I love Moriarty's work but this one is just tooo much! Perhaps if I had chosen to read it instead of listen I might feel differently but with all the conflict and Caroline Lee's narration, it just got to be irritating. Caroline Lee should not be allowed anywhere hear an audio book!

What didn’t you like about Caroline Lee’s performance?

Her voice is irritating.

Did Truly Madly Guilty inspire you to do anything?

Stop listening

Any additional comments?

If you haven't listened to the author's other books, I think you'll find them better than this one.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,731

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Why such a low rating for Follett?

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

Reviewed: 11-10-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really. There are interesting facts about WWII revealed which is a credit to Follet's research skills, but none of the characters came alive for me. I couldn't remember any of them from the first book, so it was like reading a whole new book.

Would you be willing to try another book from Ken Follett? Why or why not?

I have read all of Follett's book and some of them are amongst my absolute favorites. However, this series will be at the lower end of the favorite list for me, sadly.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Thought that John Lee sounded too much like he was reading.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

probably not

Any additional comments?

disappointed

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Paris Noire

  • By: Francine Thomas Howard
  • Narrated by: Madisun Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 4

Paris, 1944: the city steams in the summer heat, bristling with anticipation of its impending liberation. It marks the beginning of the end of a devastating war… and the beginning of a year like no other for Marie-Therese Brillard and her children, Colette and Christophe. They first came to Paris from Martinique in 1928, among the immigrants of color who flocked to France in the 1920s and 30s. They settled in Montmartre, a vibrant neighborhood teeming with musicians, writers, and artists, and began the arduous task of building a new life in a new land.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Total Waste of Time and Money

  • By sher on 01-01-12

Total Waste of Time and Money

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

Reviewed: 01-01-12

Not the worst book but one of the worst performances. Madisun Leigh sounds like a man and the dialog is really terrible...never could quite get a grip on the characters relationships to one another or the story. Pointless.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,755
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,899

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

doomsday book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-09

Awful! Drags on and on and characters are confusing. Don't waste your free credit or your money.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful