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  • Hard Way

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 4
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Jon Reznick has never played by the rules, a trait that has brought him into conflict with FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein in the past. But now Meyerstein has been taken by a shadowy gang, and the renegade black-ops specialist may be her only hope for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story line

  • By MR on 23-10-18

A good story line

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

The narration of the book Hard Way was pleasant to the ear, the tone even and cosiest. I also liked the story which was captivating and exiting without being too far fetched. All in all, a worthwhile listen to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • Mossad Part 1

  • The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service
  • By: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In Mossad, authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really interesting Audio Book.

  • By MR on 20-06-18

Really interesting Audio Book.

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

I found the material in this tome really interesting and it had my attention from start to finish. The stories were well narrated and the subject matter fascinating. You won't be disappointed !

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and intelligible

  • By Anthony on 21-03-17

Fantastic Rendition of a Classic Tome

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

I thoughrally enjoyed this, the first time I have managed to get through this good book in its entirety. The performances are stellar and the narration is lively without being hammy. Highly commendable.

  • A Passage to India

  • By: E. M. Forster
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

Dr. Aziz is a young Muslim physician in the British Indian town of Chandrapore. One evening he comes across an English woman, Mrs. Moore, in the courtyard of a local mosque; she and her younger travelling companion Adela are disappointed by claustrophobic British colonial culture and wish to see something of the 'real' India. But when Aziz kindly offers to take them on a tour of the Marabar caves with his close friend Cyril Fielding, the trip results in a shocking accusation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a rewarding choice

  • By Julie on 26-03-10

Beautifully written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

What made the experience of listening to A Passage to India the most enjoyable?

This is a charming story which I read when I was 15 and now I am revisiting it later on in life and it seems much more vibrant and detailed then it was when I first approached it. The production is amusing, witty and engaging. Recommended.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one character stood out; it is a dreamy novel; one can almost feel the heat. It is languid and studied.

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

It made me laugh out loud in several places. It is a very upbeat novel.

Any additional comments?

Cheers you up. Delightful.

  • The Firebombing of Dresden

  • The History and Legacy of the Allies' Most Controversial Attack on Germany
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Bob Neufeld
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

In the middle of February 1945, the Allies were steadily advancing against the Germans from both east and west, with British and American forces having repulsed the German offensive during the Battle of the Bulge and the Soviet Union's Red Army pushing from the east. Indeed, the war would be over in just a little more than two months. Nonetheless, it was during this timeframe that the Allies conducted one of the most notorious attacks of the war: the targeting of Dresden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take on the horror.

  • By MR on 15-02-17

Interesting take on the horror.

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

Reviewed: 15-02-17

If you could sum up The Firebombing of Dresden in three words, what would they be?

I quite liked the first half of this book; my interest tailed off a bit towards the end though. The narration was good and the subject matter kept my interest. I would definitely recommend this book. There was nothing which I disliked, so all in all a thumbs up.

What other book might you compare The Firebombing of Dresden to, and why?

I can't think of any books to which I might compare this one to; it's approach to the subject matter is fairly unique.

What about Bob Neufeld’s performance did you like?

Good pace, good tone, nice expression.

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

Cry.

Any additional comments?

none.

  • Michel Thomas Method

  • Russian Introductory Course
  • By: Natasha Bershadski
  • Narrated by: Natasha Bershadski
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Learn another language the way you learnt your own. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Russian in the same way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best russian course ever!

  • By Tore on 21-06-08

Really good

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

I always enjoy this tape. Well worth a listen. Recommended. The narrator has a very pleasing voice and the pace is about right.

  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Each lesson in Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By MR on 08-11-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Intetesting and at just the right pace.Would revommend. This tape is for beginners though. Having said that, it is a good introduction.

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  • This Year's Model

  • By: Carol Alt
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Tall, beautiful, practical Melody Ann Croft of Morristown, New Jersey, is busting her behind as a waitress and wishing there was an easier way to earn money for college. When a customer claiming to be a fashion photographer insists she could become a model, Melody is skeptical - and totally shocked when dropping his name actually opens agency doors. Signed up before her head has even stopped spinning, she's got a new name - Mac - and is off to her first shoot. Could this be that "easier way" at last?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By MR on 07-04-13

Very enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

This audiobook is an extremely good listen; it is fun, witty, funny, well paced and upbeat. I liked the book from the start and it kept my attention right up until the end. I couldn't tell if the story was based on fact, but it had a certain ring of truth about it. The main point to note is that the story is immensely enjoyable.