LISTENER

Tom H.

  • 18
  • reviews
  • 8
  • helpful votes
  • 34
  • ratings
  • Panzer Ace

  • The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy
  • By: Richard Freiherr von Rosen, Robert Forczyk
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific insight from the German side

  • By Anonymous User on 07-24-18

BORING!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Wordy and boring.
Almost put me to sleep.
Which is dangerous while driving.
No excitement.

  • Bad Blood: The Shocking True Story Behind the Menendez Killings

  • By: Don Davis
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

They were golden boys who killed with sudden savagery. The trial revealed a dark drama too evil to believe. Handsome, rich, bronzed champion athletes, Erik and Lyle Menendez were the stunning symbols of the California dream. The sons of a high-powered Hollywood executive and his beautiful wife, they lived in a pampered world of Beverly Hills mansions, swimming pools, and private tennis coaches. But the dream became a nightmare when police found the butchered bodies of the boys' parents, Jose and Kitty, in the family room of their five-million dollar mansion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, but ends before the second trial<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-17

Big Letdown

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Didn’t care for the reader. Story was draw out and tedious. Felt compelled to finish it, but don’t recommend it to anyone else.

  • Della's Web

  • By: Aphrodite Jones
  • Narrated by: Kat Heiser
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Darryl Sutorious was spellbound, convinced he'd found the perfect wife. But their honeymoon didn't last long. Beneath Dante Britteon's façade lurked a man-hater born as Della Faye Hall, whose four previous marriages had been spiked with butcher knives, pistols, vandalized houses, and a lover set on fire. By the time Darryl summoned the strength to demand out of the marriage, Della Faye was only too happy to oblige: with a bullet to the brain. Aphrodite Jones traces the intricate web of this fiendishly calculating sexual con artist.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bleeding From The Ears

  • By Michael on 07-03-15

D for dud!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The author took 93 chapters to tell a story that could have been told in 3. Very slow moving with no intrigue. The narration was robotic with frequent mispronounced words. Overall I give this book a D for dud!

  • Emma [Naxos]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669

One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why can't all literature be like this?

  • By Theodore on 10-15-11

Great Read!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Juliette Lewis did a wonderful narration on this classic tale. A truly delightful read. Recommend this version highly to any Jane Austen lover!

  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,053

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

Not As Expected

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

This book really surprised me. Amy Shumer really lets it all hang out in this autobiographical accounting of her life so far. She is fearless and I respect that. She is also very talented. Her story is real and she makes no apologies for it. l love her and look forward to whatever she does next.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,898

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Wow! True Page Turner

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

It's been a while since I read a book that I couldn't put down. I listen to Audible during my commute and this book made me look forward to traffic so I could listen to the story a bit longer. That says a lot about this book and the performance. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys losing themselves in a great story.

  • Beyond Belief

  • My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
  • By: Jenna Miscavige Hill
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,754

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org - the church's highest ministry - speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Despicable Truth Behind Scientology

  • By Tim on 02-07-13

Too weird not to be true!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-16

Amazing what people will do in the name of religion. This story is too similiar to other stories I've read about Scientology not to be true. I have no idea why any parent would do this to their child or themselves.

  • Crisis of Character

  • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
  • By: Gary J. Byrne
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,436

Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crisis of Character

  • By Happy on 11-03-16

All Facts No Fluff

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

Quick read with lots of action. Felt like the inside scoop from a very reliable source. Recommended to anyone who wants to know the truth.

  • First Comes Love

  • A Novel
  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321

In a dazzling, delightful new novel that's quintessential Emily Giffin, the number one New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of 30-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don't arrive in the usual order, which comes first?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best.

  • By Elizabeth on 07-01-16

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

Was disappointed in this novel. Expected to love it but had a hard time finishing it. These sisters are hard to like and care about. The story jumps around and seems to lead the reader down several dead end story lines. If you're looking for "something borrowed" or "something blue" this isn't it!

  • Parkland

  • By: Vincent Bugliosi
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

This audiobook follows a group of individuals making split-second decisions after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the cameraman who captured what has become the most examined film in history, the FBI agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp, and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of the country at a moment's notice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Tom H. on 07-03-16

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Felt like I was there. Didn't want it to end and still want to know more. Really captured the feelings of this event in history.