LISTENER

Itamar

  • 17
  • reviews
  • 7
  • helpful votes
  • 75
  • ratings
  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story lifted higher by the narration

  • By Bob on 05-14-09

great story

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

the author managed to put a great history lesson woven into a great story. the story end a little abruptly but still it is a lovley story about hate.

  • Wormhole

  • The Rho Agenda, Book 3
  • By: Richard Phillips
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225

When the Rho Project’s lead scientist, Dr. Donald Stephenson, is imprisoned for his crimes against humanity, the world dares to think the threat posed by the Rho Project’s alien technologies is finally over. The world is wrong. In Switzerland, scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new threat, a scientific anomaly capable of destroying the earth - and only Rho Project technology can stop it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • James Bond Meets Witch Mountain

  • By Cliff on 06-05-15

great narration mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

the story feels like a streach. To much technical mumbo jumbo with too many too powerful figures pulling to opposite directions.
I like the 2 previous books but not this one.

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,606

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • But No....

  • By Josh on 11-04-14

Did not work as an audiobook maybe as an hardcover

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

Reviewed: 11-16-14

I love the Kingkiller Chronicle series.
And so I went ahead and bought this one too.
I must say also that I LOVE Auri.
Patrick Rothfuss created a really good character that anyone can relate too.
She is fragile and broken and strong and resourceful.
But I had a really difficult time understanding what she does.
In both previous book Patrick never explains about the places and characters but lets you discover on your own who is what and what is where but here I felt lost in the names and places that switch so quickly.
I guess I would like it more the second time I hear it.

That said the idea of giving life to silent things is amazing and I love it.
So I really struggled with this book but in the end didn't like it as much as the others.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,155

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

WOW

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

Well I haven't listened to book 1 but I sure will.
This is a great great book.
The narration is a great match for the character and the story is captivating.
The only bad thing I can say is that this book has many many characters and I has some trouble keeping up with who is who.
Also at some point I felt as though the the descriptions of things were much too much descriptive and I would just wish that the main character would get to the point.
BUT
The amazing story just squashes all of these little problems and give the reader an amazing experience.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,926

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ho Hum

  • By John Riggs on 05-27-12

Captured the moment

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

I really liked this one.
I love books who capture the essence of time long gone.
This time is the early 20th century in the USA.
The plot is good and I like that there is an old narrator and a young one.
I didn't like the end that much - maybe because it was too much fiction for me but even so this one deserves 5 stars

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Ben Stiller
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,477

Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies. Stiller's imaginative performance as Mitty is the perfect re-introduction to the classic character and a great preface to the upcoming film, for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We Only Live Once. Or Do We?

  • By Dave on 12-04-13

Short and to the point

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Well its just what it is. A short narration that makes wanna go and watch the movie.
Worked on me :)

  • Enchantment

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and engaging.

  • By Jana on 02-03-09

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

I loved this one and it got me hooked to find out what will happen next in many cases.
The are slow moments and stages where the story turns too romantic and mushi but that's OK as there are not too many of them.
After listening to the Ender's saga and this one I can say I'm Orson SC fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Girl with Glasses

  • My Optic History
  • By: Marissa Walsh
  • Narrated by: Margie Lenhart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 545

Being a Girl with Glasses isn't just a style choice; it's a way of life. If you've ever had your specs steam up when walking into a bar, squinted into the sun on the soccer field, or laid eyes on a new haircut only after your locks are strewn across the floor, you know what it's like to be a GWG. Marissa Walsh has worn glasses since third grade. Now - 10 pairs of glasses, one pair of prescription sunglasses, and endless pairs of contacts later - she has fully embraced her four-eyed fate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I could not finish!

  • By CG on 04-09-14

Too much galsses

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

while he story is nice its seems a little too pressed to bring you a regular growing up story of a cute girl from the glasses POV.
It could have been just the same if glasses were not involved.
At some point mentioning the glasses was too much for me.

  • PhiLOLZophy

  • Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses
  • By: Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
  • Narrated by: Theresa McCarthy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 548

A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen

  • By John Hayes on 02-19-14

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

While tarted nice it quickly becomes a paper on how to manage your relationships with your boyfriend or girlfriend and this is not that interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not a Match

  • My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters
  • By: Brian Donovan
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1,291

Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is about one guy who experienced more than his fair share. Brian Donovan, a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR, and Chapelle's Show, has been on over 100 Internet dates in a genuine search for love and happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dating in New York is a Horrible Crapshoot.

  • By Erin - Audible on 08-13-13

Easy Listening

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Well while I didn't really learn much from this story it was very funny and brought a smile and laughter in almost every chapter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful