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  • The Last Jedi

  • Star Wars
  • By: Jason Fry
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms - and perhaps lay down their lives - for the cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love the audio version.

  • By Robert A. Raymond on 03-07-18

Utter utter utter nonsense

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Gawd all mighty this is so bad. It’s the end, the last for me all right.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cycle of Lies

  • The Fall of Lance Armstrong
  • By: Juliet Macur
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall. In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there - talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one-on-one access to the most famous pariah in sports. At the center of Cycle of Lies is Armstrong himself, revealed through face-to-face interviews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ...Pants on Fire

  • By Mel on 03-25-14

Utter drivel.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This book has not stood the test of time. Lately (2017) Lance A has become more human, personable and valid. His Stages podcast saved the most boring TDF I can remember.
So let's get it straight. Everyone plays the best hand they can, most never reach their potential.

If you watch the 2003 TDF and see him dodge a crash, run his bike off road and back on the road and still in the race, or watch him crash his bike, break his gears but still dig in and ride. There is nothing other than heart, skill and determination there.

Juliet Macur is a journalist parasite who throws sensationalism in the hope of causing frenzy. I can't think of a lower profession nor a more poorly written book.

Wheelmen is much better, it still investigates the doping but from a less condescending attitude that Macur simply does not deserve.

  • Wheelmen

  • Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
  • By: Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'Connell
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his "mythic, perfect story" as "one big lie."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed and balanced account

  • By Gabriel on 11-19-13

New era

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

After the 2017 TDF Lance did a pod cast called "stages". It was really good, insightful, funny, entertaining - something you do not get from the commentaries of Alan Partridgeesque Phil Liggit.

The truth is, yes they were ALL doping. Lance was a bit of a bully so people want to take him down a peg or two, or more. Did he entertain? Are we reading this book with avid interest while falling asleep through the Cadel Evans story...

It's a good book, worth a read/listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Time

  • By: Bradley Wiggins
  • Narrated by: Tom Watt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant, 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people’s champion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed up chapters. But interesting insights.

  • By David on 12-11-12

Not bad for a ghost written piece.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-17

As good an insight into cycling as you can hope from Mr Wiggins. Fairly egocentric and at times a little juvenile. Mostly about his feelings and not much about cycling. If you want to hear about cycling from a pro then The Obree Way by Graeme Obree is the best out of 10 cycling books I've heard on audible.


  • Learn French: Word Power 101

  • Absolute Beginner French #33
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: FrenchPod101.com
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 177

The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn French - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our French language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the French language. Hear the word to master the pronunciation. Then you'll see how the word is actually used in everyday speech with sample sentences and phrases. Learning French vocabulary has never been easier!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Click PDF link to get Pictures for Lesson.

  • By Marion on 04-19-14

Begginer level?

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

It's boring follows no format. No real opportunity to grasp what is being said or progression of one sentence to the next.
A jumbled mess.

  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,137

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always amazing.

  • By Chelly on 04-04-14

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Was expecting more from great cast. But even great actors can't make a story written by a socially awkward 13 year old work. The story was so poor and cliched. Ack bleeeuch rank. Avoid.

  • Merckx

  • Il figlio del tuono
  • By: Claudio Gregori
  • Narrated by: Valerio Sacco
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Il 20 marzo 1966 un giovane belga si schiera al via della Milano-Sanremo. Ha vent'anni e non si è mai misurato con un tracciato così lungo. Al traguardo vincerà la prima classica del suo palmarès. Quel giorno, come con Coppi all'indomani della guerra, si apre per il ciclismo una nuova era. Fin da quella prima apparizione, Merckx ha mostrato di possedere, oltre al talento, il gusto dell'avventura e della prodezza. Al pari dei grandi del passato.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute shite

  • By Richard on 01-01-17

Absolute shite

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-17

Over written. Non ne sono sicuro come si scrive over written in italiano ma questo libero è un bel esempio. Invece di raccontare una bella storia di un grande lo scrittore ha riempito ogni frase con simile e le metafore inutili. Veramente rubbish.

  • Julius Caesar: A Reader's Guide to the William Shakespeare Play

  • By: Robert Crayola
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's greatest and most performed plays. With this new guide, you will have an even better understanding of the story. Included in this guide: a biography of author William Shakespeare, a look at the play's context, its literary elements, detailed scene summaries, character analysis, and much more. This is the definitive guide to Julius Caesar, concise, easy to understand, and guaranteed to add to your enjoyment of this classic play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Richard on 11-24-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 11-24-16

Nice preview before the real thing. Not patronizing or over indulgent. Worth the pick up before listening.

  • Marco Pantani. Il mito del Pirata negli anni d'oro del ciclismo

  • I grandi dello sport
  • By: Luca Pulsoni, Turi Barbagallo
  • Narrated by: Lorenzo Visi
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Un audiobook per ogni appassionato del Pirata. La serie "I grandi dello sport" ti fa rivivere le gesta e la vita dei più grandi campioni nella storia del loro sport: Marco Pantani, il re del ciclismo, Yasuhiro Yamashita, maestro judoka, e Robin Friday, calciatore ribelle dal talento innato. In questo ritratto di una delle figure chiave del ciclismo internazionale, gli autori ripercorrono la vita e la carriera di Marco Pantani, attraverso aneddoti, riflessioni e ricordi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meraviglioso 🚴🏽🚴🏽🚴🏽👍🏼

  • By Richard on 08-12-16

Meraviglioso 🚴🏽🚴🏽🚴🏽👍🏼

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

Sono scozzese e non ho tutte le parole necessari per descrivere quanto bello lo è questo libro.
È corto, già mi piace. Oh mio dio non potevo sopportare undici ore di Chris Froome giustificare il motivo perché ha mollato la sua Kenya per diventare più ricco e inglese.
In un'ora questo libro racconta le vicende più importante nella carriera di Marco Pantni e non parla del lato scuro. È tutto sul ciclismo.

Ovviamente la conclusione è triste ma viene scritto in un modo giusto e anche bello.

Do nove su dieci per il libro - perde solo un punto per il narratore che leggermente mancava il carisma, ma probabilmente è solo perché sono straniero e non potevo seguire tutto.

Ottimo libro

  • The Secret Race

  • Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
  • By: Tyler Hamilton, Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

Here is an explosive book that takes us, for the first time, deep inside a shadowy, fascinating, and surreal world of unscrupulous doctors, anything-goes team directors, and athletes so relentlessly driven to succeed that they would do anything—and take any risk, physical, mental, or moral—to gain the edge they needed to win. The Secret Race is a riveting, courageous act of witness from a man who is as determined to reveal the hard truth about his sport as he once was to win the Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and fascinating

  • By Alan on 09-09-12

Missed the point

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

So the guy admits cheating but does not think he should give back his gold medal, but everyone should stop doping.

Of course the guy needs to tell himself that he's not a bad person, but as long as he earns from his cheating (and keeps hols of that gold) then he was well out of line to stop the recreational cyclist in the tshirt that says "dopers suck"
Yes they do and Tyler you have to accept that. You can still be an ok guy but you cheated and lied and robbed others of their dreams.

I lost all empathy for Hamilton as be bleated his tshirt story. Just as bad as Armstrong really.