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  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

Great story teller!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Fascinating story in a typical Jeffrey Archer style. Very captivating. Funny and unpredictable till the end.

  • The New Silk Roads

  • The Present and Future of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dull

  • By Rossco on 17-12-18

The world in balance

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Many news papers or documentaries give us an extremely narrow minded view of the rest of the world: mainly bad and dangerous. This is a brilliant account of a better helicopter view. Great!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An art history course in a book

  • By Nando Cuca on 14-11-17

no book for audio

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I was fascinated to find this in audio, but it is useless since you need to download the pdf for the illustrations. Not very useful while driving a car p.e.
There was a time when we could redeem a badly selected title, but couldn't find that option anymore.

  • The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

  • The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
  • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD, Thomas M. Campbell II MD
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind-blowing - changed my life

  • By Molly on 27-02-17

sad study

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

What disappointed you about The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition?

Scientific study does not exist of just a few examples.

What was most disappointing about T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD ’s story?

Selfish and high esteem of their own importance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Some scientist can be so silly!

Any additional comments?

The theme is very interesting! Food is making or breaking the body.
But food will never be a medicine.

4 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • An Empty Coast

  • By: Tony Park
  • Narrated by: Mark Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Sonja Kurtz - former soldier, supposedly retired mercenary - is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help. Emma is on a dig at the edge of Namibia's Etosha National Park, studying archaeology, and she's discovered a body that dates back to the country's liberation war of the 1980s. The remains, identified as Hudson Brand, are a key piece of a puzzle that will reveal the location of a modern-day buried treasure. A find people will kill for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely Africa story

  • By Frodo & Co on 03-03-16

lovely Africa story

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Would you listen to An Empty Coast again? Why?

Even though most good guys are a bit super-natural it's fun to enjoy the excellence of their skills.

What did you like best about this story?

Great story telling and with the setting in Africa, it's just hours to enjoy!

  • The Philosopher and the Wolf

  • Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happines
  • By: Mark Rowlands
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to reevaluate his attitude toward love, happiness, nature, and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, a look at life

  • By John on 06-09-15

A philosophy so well framed !

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

The author may be a fool, but it brought us a magnificent expose of animal and human motivations in life.
Excellent read for every dog owner and anybody to enjoy some philosophical challenge.

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
    The Mowgli Stories
    
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        Bill Bailey,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Richard E. Grant,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Colin Salmon,
    
    
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    Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    1,909 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

The magical story-telling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By The Evil Robot on 02-10-15

a must read, if only for the sweet memory

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you try another book written by Rudyard Kipling or narrated by the narrators?

I was never much a fan of RK, but this is too classic. Having forgotten too much of the story it was definitely a must read.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was good and appropriate.

Was Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book worth the listening time?

Yes, good old Indian memories. It's so much part of our history.

  • Golden Lion

  • By: Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

Worldwide best-selling author Wilbur Smith will take you on an incredible journey on the thrashing seas off the coast of Africa in this glorious return to the series that made him who he is: The Courtney series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By Adsy on 06-07-16

old or out dated?

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What would have made Golden Lion better?

I have so much enjoyed all of Wilbur Smith's books, but he was off track with the Nile series and this is the worst of the others.
It is just too much made up and extravagant.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Simply disappointing. Out dated?
Might it be that we live in a different era now?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,252

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, terrible!

  • By DKHerts on 14-11-18

very enjoyable again

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Where does The Girl in the Spider's Web rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As the fourth in the series it definitely is the lowest ranking. The story was finished.

  • The Poet

  • Jack McEvoy, Book 1
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must if you are into the Harry Bosch series

  • By Westbourne hill on 24-12-12

sad and old fasioned

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What would have made The Poet better?

Connelly is a brilliant intelligent story teller, but this is really 'stupid' old white male writing.
I know that he is a bit like that, but was hoping for anything better.

Has The Poet put you off other books in this genre?

it is overall a typical very old fashioned 'white male' story and also read like that. It really belongs in the 50'ies.

What didn’t you like about Buck Schirner’s performance?

He's an excellent reader, but has the darkest voice imaginable which makes the story darker and even more typical 'white male and old fashioned'. The voice befits the book, but makes it therefor even more gloomy.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I know Connelly is very old fashioned and conservative; didn't know yet it was this bad.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful