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Dan Mitchell

Hertfordshire
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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,481
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,469

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

A true survivor

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

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Having always had an interest in biographies and real life stories from the war, this has to be one of my favourite listens so far. A fascinating story where the writer does a great job of describing enough to inform but not over indulge. All I can say is a massive thank you for sharing this story, highly recommended listen to anyone interested in the darkest history of the war.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Linux: The Quick Start Beginners Guide

  • By: Timothy Short
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wiens
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Linux can easily be used by normal computer users for their home or office to write papers, watch YouTube, check their email, or anything else you can imagine. The kernel is free, so it is a fantastic alternative to the expensive Windows and Apple operating systems. There are many different distributions of Linux, often referred to as "distros", that are specialized to suit anyone's needs. This book will go through some history, various distributions, and a few uses of Linux-based operating systems.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor

  • By Dan Mitchell on 22-12-16

Poor

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

Reviewed: 22-12-16

A well read title but content and attention to detail was somewhat lacking. To say an overview of the operating system is an over statement itself. Does not go into real detail of the history and how it formulated, rather than "it mentions it" and is basically a walkthrough of different distros which could spark further research by the reader. In depth analysis, technical insight or actual real life review is not covered in this title. Was very disappointed, plus then to end with a rolling credit on other titles like "how to make money" was a bit of an insult.

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Kept a grin on my face right from the outset.

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

Reviewed: 27-10-15

Overall a great, well written piece in a light hearted style which depicts a story I could actually imagine in some parallel political universe actually being true - it would certainly explain a few events in history.

The narration was excellent and for me the narrator really did act out the story aloud. I could feel myself almost sitting down round the kitchen table and listening to the Allan recount his tales.

  • The 5th Wave

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Brandon Espinoza
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I suspect it will split opinions

  • By Simon on 26-10-14

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 17-08-15

Very rare to find an audiobook to transpose so well to multiple characters and plots without feeling lost or confused at certain junctures, a really nice read to follow cassie as she works her way back to a life lost.... An immersive read, very wall played.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Text and Excellent Reader

  • By Olivier on 29-02-12

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

A real unexpected find. Well written and a fascinating read that had me hooked from the start, my techie side embraced the story from start to finish and left me wanting more.