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  • Conclave

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarrely gripping

  • By Biker on 12-01-17

Good , but slow to start

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

Good listen, good story and very very well narrated (I will be seeking out other book narrated by this narrator) but problem with the book though, is, it’s so very slow to get anywhere, at least half way through before anything of real interest happens ! The second half of the book would have got a solid 4, but dropped a star because the first half was so slow

  • Access All Areas

  • Stories from a Hard Rock Life
  • By: Scott Ian
  • Narrated by: Scott Ian
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Scott Ian, famous for cofounding legendary thrash metal band Anthrax and only slightly less so for his iconic beard, has done and seen a lot in his decades of touring. Those of you who have heard Scott's memoir I'm the Man may know the history of the band, but Access All Areas divulges all the zany, bizarre, funny, and captivating tales of what went on when the band wasn't busy crafting chart-topping albums.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a+

  • By Anonymous User on 11-07-18

Another Stunning Book Of Tales from Scott Ian

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

Brilliant!!
Another collection of tales from the master of Metal !!
Worth the purchase price alone for the Dime Bag Darrell story !!
If you enjoyed “I’m the Man” then you’ll enjoy thus too
Mibbe a bit technical on the Poker Stories, but other than that a thoroughly enjoyable listen !
And .... it’s narrated by Scott, so it’s a million times better to here him tell his stories than some voice actor !!

Please write another one Scott !!

  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rumour of war (Vietnam through the eyes of a vet )

  • By paul medcalf on 22-09-17

Vietnam war classic, a must read for the genre

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

Reviewed: 14-05-17

What did you like most about A Rumor of War?

The different perspectives of soldier and combat correspondent bring a different dynamic to this Vietnam war book

What did you like best about this story?

First person narrative, the detail of each encounter was just so real

What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Everything, he completely makes the book come alive, the best narration of a book I've heard in a very long time, very apt casting, very believable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, after a slower start, I didn't want to stop

Any additional comments?

A must for anyone interested in the Vietnam war, I would put this up there with Tim O'Briens "If I Die in a Combat Zone" which sadly isn't available on Audible yet, nor is the other must read from this Genre - Michael Herr's "Dispatches" , please Audible add these two literary classics to the library !!!

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