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Carlos P. Zilzer

Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
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  • Magic Show

  • By: Lawrence Michaelis, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Gilbert Gilbertson, an inept magic clown whose biggest gigs are kids' birthday parties, suddenly develops skills in sleight-of-hand and stage illusions that confound expert magicians. He also begins affecting people in strange ways, as well as winning staggering amounts of money in Las Vegas, which he donates to the Catholic Church. Enter a far-right fringe group within the Catholic Church, convinced that Gilbert is working legitimate miracles - miracles they believe will convince Catholics to return to more conservative ways. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • !!!!Best new author debut!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-13-19

Amazing, Thrilling and Mysterious

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

This book was an enjoyable surprise!

A new author that is at the same time a senior person with a scientific background and magic background created an incredible novel that combines well-documented science fiction thriller, love story, magic mystery, conspiracy theories, and police action. The co-author, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, is one of the best science fiction writers of our times. The result is an amazing book. Richard Ferrone performance is outstanding!

I listened to the complete book in one full day. I was unable to put it down until the end.

I am just buying the kindle version to give it as a present to my son that also loves magic and lives in Chicago!

I hope to read more of this.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,071
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,053

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Ender's Game or Sanderson check it out

  • By Kingsley on 11-08-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

looking for something to read I found this marble. Some place said that this is a book for young people age 12-17, so now I am a 67 years old kid that got hooked with a 15 hour audiobook and finished it in a weekend.

Looking forward for the next book in the series.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,498

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This is my first from Jack Carr and I hope there will be more.

I listened the book during the Memorial day weekend and it kept me awake until I finished.

Master performance by Ray Parker.

  • Artemisa [Spanish Edition]

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Isabel Valls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Jazz Bashara es una criminal.... O al menos lo parece. La vida en Artemisa, la primera y única ciudad de la Luna, es difícil si no eres un turista adinerado o un multimillonario excéntrico. Así que hacer un poco de contrabando de lo más inofensivo no cuenta, ¿verdad? Sobre todo cuando hay que pagar deudas y tu trabajo como transportista apenas paga el alquiler. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Muy bueno

  • By Maritza Helena Bacca on 03-14-19

Interesting sci-fi and economics theory book

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Artemis is an excellent entertainment sci-fi book. I liked the scientific contents as it was very well documented and explained, but I have not seen in any review comments about the economics theory trying to tell that pure capitalism without controls can divert to and authoritarianism controlled by the mafias. In the end, all the history was to avoid a mob-controlled government for the city.

I listened to the Spanish version of the book, and the narration was good. I prefer neutral accent than the Spain accent

  • Split Second

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,563

What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery. Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where do I start?

  • By Glen Grader on 05-31-18

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

I listened to the book in a weekend! The reader is outstanding, The story very well documented.

This book is a very nice combination of science fiction and thriller.

Near the end, I was able to predict the outcome, but anyway it did not stop me to keep listening

Looking forward to reading more of this author and listen to more books narrated by Kevin Pariseau.

  • Fallen Hunter: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series Volume 3
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Jesse McDermitt has been grieving the loss of a loved one to terrorists. He's been holed up on his secluded island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks. But he has a plan for vengeance. A friend approaches Jesse seeking help for her dad who's been pressured into running drugs for a dangerous Cuban smuggler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take your mind on a warm vacation

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 02-22-16

Much bettet the Audible version than the kindle

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This comment is valid for the three books I have read in the series up to now. The reader is really good! his reading makes this book really enjoyable.

The other good thing is that if you buy the kindle version and add the Audible options it is cheaper than a credit to buy only the Audible version.

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,273

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

I loved the reader

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

I spent the day listing to the book. the story is funny and enjoyable.

the reader is amazing. She is a woman of thousands voices.

  • An Innocent Client

  • Joe Dillard, Book 1
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller!

  • By Wayne on 12-03-15

Could be better,

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Slow start, flat story, female mafia capo, conflictive criminal defense attorney, and an ugly face of justice, Tha bad guys ar the goo guys, and the good guys are the bad guys...

Narration is OK but i have listen better.

I will see the next book in the series to see if it worth following it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bourbon Thief

  • By: Tiffany Reisz
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen: a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family, who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows...no one except Paris.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Lia on 04-26-17

One if the best 11+ hours spent listening!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

I bought this audio book by mistake! And once I started listening I could no stop! I listened the 11 hours 49 minutes in two days!

The narration is outstanding; Kim Staunton is one of the best storytellers I have ever heard, and this book is a beautiful story about power, love, bourbon, horses, racial conflicts adultery, incest, and sex.

Best used Audible credit in a long time!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • First Deadly Conspiracy - Box Set

  • McRyan Mystery Series, Books 1-3
  • By: Roger Stelljes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

Fans of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense will enjoy these fast-moving stories of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and their setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota. This bundle includes First Case, The St. Paul Conspiracy, and Deadly Stillwater.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars OK Series

  • By Lia on 09-04-17

Best credit spent so far!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

This book catch me! I couldn't stop listening.

Narration is excellent, the histories are full of surprises and it is not easily predictive.

I will buy the rest of the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful