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M. Seiler

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  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,626

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did it end?

  • By PatriciaWN on 25-08-10

Captivating!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Very well written and excellently narrated. I usually get Audiobooks to listen to while doing chores. This one was almost too thrilling for that. Made me stop and listen way too many times. Can only recommend.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,354

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a human story

  • By Amy Featherstone on 03-12-18

Wonderful insight.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

A beautifully told and very inspiring glimpse into the life of this wonderful lady and her family. I can only highly recommend it.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice companion to the film - how it was made

  • By sean beesley on 01-12-18

Fantastic glance behind the scenes.

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

I admit, this was my first dip into this world. I only downloaded it after seeing the trailer in the cinema. I don’t watch TV, so it’s very existence completely bypassed me. (I do, in fact, live under a rock) Once I realised that there is a first part, I paused listening and bought the movie on iTunes. That was me hooked. I have watched it twice since and being familiar with the characters made this book a joy to listen to. Fabulously told by the winsome Jacob himself. This book really shows just how much incredible work and the immense detail goes into such a phenomenal production. If you, like me, have a life for what goes on behind the scenes, this book is for you.

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  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,136

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real 'Brucie Bonus'

  • By Philip on 10-06-17

Born to Run ...

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

Reviewed: 19-03-17

... is a truly interesting account of Bruce Springsteen's amazing life and career. Despite having been a fan or many years, there were so many things I had no idea of, probably because I don't read gossip magazines. I am from an era where lyrics counted. Music has to mean something, which, in turn, makes me feel something. His account of just how much thought went into his songs, blew me away. The recounting of troubles, trials and tribulations is charmingly self-deprecating and thoughtful; it comes across as plausible and honest, as well as being really funny in parts. I would highly recommend!

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,910

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
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

My Sunday Fry

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

My first experience of an audible book. As I have always loved Stephen Fry's voice, I could not imagine myself being disappointed by whatever he read. Not only was I not disappointed by the intonations, I was absolutely captured by his personal story, which, I admit I knew nothing of. This glimpse into his remarkably varied life, told in a lighthearted, charming, self-deprecating, humorous fashion, had me captivated from the start. The seemingly no holds barred account is truly interesting and entertaining, and in parts downright hilarious. Cannot wait for the next installments - or imagine my Sundays without it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful