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Marcos

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  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba [No One Writes to the Colonel]

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez
  • Narrated by: Diego Trujillo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

La segunda novela del maestro colombiano, una historia de injusticia y violencia.El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel García Márquez durante su estancia en París, adonde había llegado, a mediados de los cincuenta, como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intención de estudiar cine. El cierre del periódico para el que trabajaba le sumió en la pobreza mientras redactaba en tres versiones distintas esta excepcional novela.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • half finished

  • By Marcos on 12-17-18

half finished

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

the story ends many weeks before the cock fight. it is intense and moving, though.

  • An Improvised Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

An Improvised Life is Alan Arkin’s wise and unpretentious recollection of the process, artistic and personal, of becoming an actor and a revealing look into the creative mind of one of the best practitioners on the stage and screen. Arkin, in a manner that is direct, down-to-earth, accessible, and articulate, reveals not just insights about himself but truths for the rest of us about our sense of self, our work, and our relationships with others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the other is better

  • By Marcos on 12-17-18

the other is better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-18

it is very good, enjoyable, I listened it through in a few days. the stories he tells are very straightforward, easy to follow. I'm 36, a younger me would find it boring, probably.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,268

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

he's words echoed so deep in my heart that in my memory they are remembered in Portuguese. he misspoke every single Portuguese word, though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By A. Ketbi on 12-02-18

excellent translation, warm narration

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

it was very comfortable and pleasurable listening to this audiobook. I liked the colloquial modern English.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Confucius Never Said

  • By: Helen Raleigh
  • Narrated by: Helen Raleigh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

This book is a four-generation family journey from repression and poverty in China to freedom and prosperity in the United States. Their lives overlap with many significant historical events taking....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreaking

  • By Marcos on 03-22-18

heartbreaking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

some words were difficult to understand, like drawing, due to the narrator accent, and because I sped up the audio because it was to slow.

  • A Personal Matter

  • By: Kenzaburo Oe, John Nathan (translator)
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Oe's most important novel, A Personal Matter, has been called by The New York Times "close to a perfect novel". In A Personal Matter, Oe has chosen a difficult, complex though universal subject: how does one face and react to the birth of an abnormal child?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overwhelming

  • By Salvador on 09-21-16

o fim não é muito bom

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

muito bom, mas no fim o cara começa um discurso moralista meio água com açúcar.

  • Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

  • By: Kenzaburo Oe, Paul St. John Mackintosh (translator), Maki Sugiyama (translator)
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime. The boys are treated as delinquent outcasts - feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, their hosts abandon them and flee, blockading them inside the empty village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully read, wonderful translation.

  • By Marcos on 02-09-18

beautifully read, wonderful translation.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

very good narration.
the story is very linear, which makes it very easy to follow. I was listening to it during my one hour evening commute on scooter, proud to say I haven't misheard the narrative nor misride the bike.