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  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,874
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,870

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

One of the best audiobooks out there

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

Reviewed: 29-09-15

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

Delivers the whole package. A great story wonderfully read.

What did you like best about this story?

It's an engaging story. Even if you've seen the movies, read the book as there are parts of the story that were not included in the movies. It's such a great story that I always revisit with pleasure.

What about Joe Mantegna’s performance did you like?

Brilliantly read by Joe Mantegna. I'm usually sceptical when famous actors do audiobooks, not many have been successful at that but Mantegna does a brilliant job. He doesn't imitate the voices from the movie, but manages to find the right balance without creating a mockery of the actors voices from the movie. Would love to listen to more audiobooks read by Joe Mantegna.

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

The scene where Sonny is shot and Hagen's conversation with don Vito.

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

  • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

exciting and well-read!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-12

A very interesting plot and good insight into the fabric of Russian society post WWII, as well as the cruelty of communism. One of the best readers I've come across.

  • Norwegian Wood

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Toru Watanabe, approaching middle age, hears The Beatles song "Norwegian Wood" in an airplane and, with Proustian vividness, it transports him back to his student days in Japan with Naoko, Midori, and Storm Trooper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By C. on 13-03-13

worth a download!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-11

There's something special about Murakami's books and this one is where it all started for me. I had read this beautiful story before and decided to try out the audiobook. I enjoyed it greatly even if the voices of the female characters sounded a bit awkward at times. Overall, a great book and a very good reader nonetheless.

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