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  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,480

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Ruined !!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-14

Unfortunately Roy's performance on this volume is poor mainly due to changing the voices for characters. This may not sound like much but it ruins the continuity of the story and changes the personality of the characters completely.
I think some of the blame should lay with the producer who should of coached Roy with the previous volumes characterisations.

  • My Spin on Cricket

  • By: Richie Benaud
  • Narrated by: Geoff Annis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

My Spin on Cricket tells the story of the great game through the eyes of one of its most popular commentators. Richie Benaud, former Australian cricket captain of distinction, has been a successful and highly respected writer on the sport for many years and is now globally admired for his work with both Australian and British television.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Man, Great Story, Poor Narration

  • By Steven on 09-12-13

Great Man, Great Story, Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

The story of Richie up until 2005 is a great one but this book needs to be re-narrated. To have a person who is not Australian was a terrible decision for one reason; the narrator could not pronounce Australian place names correctly.
It is also obvious that the narrator is not a true fan of cricket because there were a few cricketers names mis-pronounced.
It absolutely ruined the experience for me.

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Read

  • By NicholasTod on 09-10-13

Not as Good as Chris Hitchins

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

Reviewed: 03-21-13

I found this audo book hard to follow with the constant change in narrator. I preffered Chris Hitchens book on the same subject.

  • Nancy Wake

  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who The "BLEEP" is Nancy Wake??

  • By Simone on 09-04-12

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 07-20-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutley because it is an amazing story about an amazing human being.

What did you like best about this story?

Just the strength and bravery that Nancy displayed.

  • God Is Not Great

  • How Religion Poisons Everything
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ...Though Hitchens Is!

  • By Ben Capozzi on 11-13-11

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The content was worth listening to.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Here is the disappointment; I don't know whether the audio production was to blame or the narrator. The differences in clarity were just disappointing. He seemed to go from clear narration to mumbling, from loud to soft.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Hitchens’s performances?

I doubt it

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

  • The Amazing SAS

  • By: Ian McPhedran
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regimentâ¿¿ this is not just their professional mottoâ¿¿ but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces unitsâ¿¿ a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficultâ¿¿ strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • i liked it

  • By Daniel on 03-20-10

Bloody Awsome

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

Reviewed: 05-14-12

What made the experience of listening to The Amazing SAS the most enjoyable?

Peter Byrne is a fantastic narrator.

What other book might you compare The Amazing SAS to and why?

I purchased it because I of the book, Vietnam, The Australian War. It was narrated by Perter Byrne and I enjoyed it.

Have you listened to any of Peter Byrne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

As above

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

A great insite to a great regiment of blokes.

  • Vietnam

  • The Australian War
  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Drawing on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people, Paul Ham reconstructs for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating detailed account

  • By Alan T Alcock on 04-21-09

The truth FINALLY!!

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutley because it is a truthful, telling account of the Australian side of the story and not that of America.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many, too many to mention.

Any additional comments?

This book made me sad, and ashamed at times. Sad for the pain and loss of war. Ashamed because of the way our political leaders failed our service men and woman. Ashamed of the protestors and those who abused our diggers calling them baby murderers and rapists, but most of all it made me PROUD of our soldiers, sailors and airmen.

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  • Red

  • My Uncensored Life in Rock
  • By: Sammy Hagar
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo. This is the life of Sammy Hagar. For almost 40 years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy's powerful and unforgettable voice has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written - songs like "I Can't Drive 55", "Right Now", and "Why Can't This Be Love".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RED ROCKER SCORES ANOTHER #1 HIT

  • By Bruce on 12-10-13

Bloody Awsome

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

Reviewed: 03-20-12

What did you love best about Red?

Just loved it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red?

The love the man has for those who mean something to him

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh

  • Stephen Fry Does the 'Knowledge'

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we knowKnowledge. The Google generation thinks it doesn’t need to carry much of it around in its head any more. Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn. But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Allo Guvna

  • By Steven on 02-06-12

Allo Guvna

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Stephen was at his very best so for the entertainment value, yes I would

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I don't think you can

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His ability to make the some what soso sound bloody exciting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book more because of the way Stephen read it rather than the subject itself.

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By christine on 03-01-11

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-06-12

Where does The Fry Chronicles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

To this point, this is the best audio book I have bought.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fry Chronicles?

Just the way Stephen uses the English language.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.