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Aurora Aleson

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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Thomas on 14-04-15

A masterpiece read masterfully!<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

I could not stop lisening to this book. The first lines are beautifully read and inmerse one into a magical world that one does not want to leave. It advocates a way of dealing with one's aspirations that to my personal way of thinking is correct. Thank you! I am now in my third time of lisening.

  • The Female Persuasion

  • By: Meg Wolitzer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, read by Rebecca Lowman. ‘Greer didn’t really know why Faith took an interest. But what she knew for sure, eventually, was that meeting Faith Frank was the thrilling beginning of everything. It would be a very long time before the unspeakable end.’ Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half very engaging, second fairly predictable

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-07-18

Very well crafted dialogues

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

At first I found the book extremely American and somewhat alien, but the conversations are so well crafted and the discussions clear, short at to the point that I was drawn into it. This book is the story of a women movement in the USA. Just because some of the women do not have economical problems and are well educated it does not make the story invalid. It is a part of THE STORY, and very well put together.

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

Alec Leamas has ended his time in Berlin. Or his time has ended him. The last of his Eastern agents has been killed, like the others, by the Abteilung. Back at the Circus, Leamas is put on the shelf. He turns to drunkenness and dishonesty and finally disappears from view, a seemingly broken man. But unknown to anyone except George Smiley and his master, Control, Leamas has been given his toughest mission ever. He will have to be himself but more so.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book that came in from the cd.

  • By S. Thomas on 23-12-12

A true classic

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Loved every minute. A great reader, a gripping tale. What a pity it is over!

  • Sailing to Sarantium

  • Book One of the Sarantine Mosaic
  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Berny Clark
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plaque, he lives only for his arcane craft. But an imperial summons from Valerius the Trakesian to Sarantium, the most magnificent place in the world, is difficult to resist. In a world half-wild and tangled with magic, a journey to Sarantium means a walk into destiny. Bearing with him a deadly secret and a Queen's seductive promise, guarded only by his own wits and a talisman from an alchemist's treasury, Crispin sets out for the fabled city. Along the way he will encounter a great beast.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Such a disappointment...

  • By Karin on 10-07-12

Unstoppable

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

Having read some of the other reviews complaining about the American accent, I nearly stop lissening at the begining but as I persevere a bit longer, the story took off in a most unspected way! I could not stop lissening! A great imaginative story. Thanks.

  • Patria

  • By: Fernando Aramburu Irigoyen
  • Narrated by: Juan Magraner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

El día en que ETA anuncia el abandono de las armas, Bittori se dirige al cementerio para contarle a la tumba de su marido el Txato, asesinado por los terroristas, que ha decidido volver a la casa donde vivieron. ¿Podrá convivir con quienes la acosaron antes y después del atentado que trastocó su vida y la de su familia? ¿Podrá saber quién fue el encapuchado que un día lluvioso mató a su marido, cuando volvía de su empresa de transportes?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Aurora Aleson on 28-07-18

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-18

This book is en incredible explanation of terrorism, the way its ideas enter the mind of its perpetrators and the life time consecuentes for its victims.
It hook me from the start. At first I did not like the narrator, but as the book advanced he does give the words meaning! Excellent at the coloquial and internal thoughts.
Excellent!

  • The Portrait of a Lady

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: John Wood
  • Length: 23 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • James's writing is sublime

  • By Mrs on 10-03-13

Exceptional.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Perfectly crafted words. The story is a physiological study of many types. Most of them of American origin now living in Europe. The heroine a clever and charming woman looking for deeper meanings in life. Not to be miss