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  • Summary of Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish & Marc Fisher

  • Includes Analysis
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power by Washington Post reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher is a biography of businessman and TV personality-turned-2016 Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Basics of main book

  • By Frankimunk on 19-01-17

Basics of main book

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

Reviewed: 19-01-17

I bought this thinking it was an extension of Trump Revealed which ended as Trump decides to run for President of USA, a book which is an extremely detailed and interesting account of Donald Trumps life from birth to his decision to run for Presidency.
Given how detailed it was going into its his criminal associations with the mafia and various frauds, scams and ways to avoid paying taxes by finding loopholes in the law.
However it didn't go beyond what was covered in the main book, it really IS just a description and analysis of the books contents.
Looking at it in two views, if you just want the bare bones account of Trump, his life and times this is perfect. Second view is if you want to know all about Trump in absolute detail, buy the main book 'Trump Revealed' which is enlightening.

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  • Courtship

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Amanda Goodyear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In a stunning twist of events, Addison Riley is launched from the halls of academia to the spotlight of Supreme Court nomination. She's not entirely sure she wants the job, but the opportunity to make history ultimately trumps the trouble of having every aspect of her life examined by friends and enemies alike. Committed to the process, she's determined not to let her attraction to a beautiful woman or the threats on her life deter her from becoming the first female Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best mystery/romance novel in ages

  • By Frankimunk on 30-09-16

The best mystery/romance novel in ages

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

Reviewed: 30-09-16

This audiobook is at first very jarring, very rapid narration, with deep and very thoroughly researched detail, so initially my reaction was to not proceed, sort of stressful rather than relaxing which I prefer, but after a few listenings to the first 5 chapters, each time needing to begin again, but I finally adjusted to the speed reading and accustomed to the American legal and political jargon, after which I was very intrigued by the mystery, really had to keep listening from chapter to chapter. Highly recommend this book in any format.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,052

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-16

Impossible to understand

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

I am currently at chapter 21 and am still confused as to what this book is about, I know it's recently been made into a film, and am wondering how they've made a film from a book that consists of mainly someones thought process, I hear two people saying words that amount to nothing, I already fell asleep a few time so restarted from the beginning, yet on hearing the same words repeated, still it doesn't amount to a story.If I do come to understand it by the end I will rewrite review. Reached the end but won't giveaway what is probably meant to be a shock ending. It was a tedious book to listen to, very bland narration.

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  • Come and Get Me

  • By: Julie Cannon
  • Narrated by: Heather Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

What would you do if an irresistibly desirable but utterly untouchable woman whispered to you, "If you want me, you'll have to come and get me?'" That's exactly the situation that Elliott Foster, CEO of Foster MacKenzie, finds herself in when she meets the alluring Lauren Collier, Chief Legal Counsel of a Fortune 500 company. Elliott never has a shortage of attractive women willing to share her bed, and she doesn't care if they are attracted to her or just her money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Miss on 05-09-16

Awful, doesn't live up to its description

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

The narration is possibly what kills this book by chapter two, but the story for me is really uninteresting, smug, and so not like the description given which asserts to be something it's not at all

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  • Labyrinth

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

July 1209: In Carcassonne, a sixteen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although she cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long and Laborious

  • By A Genealogist on 10-01-07

An absorbing story

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

Keeps the listener gripped from chapter to chapters with a dua timeine, as the mystery is unfolding, continuning to reveal though you begin to get where's it's going, it's delightful to find out how it concludes. A book for all, slow to get into as it at ss it begins, but well worth sticking with.

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  • Olivia

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothy Strachey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Dorothy Strachey's classic Olivia captures the awakening passions of an English adolescent sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris. The innocent but watchful Olivia develops an infatuation with her headmistress, Mlle. Julie, and through this screen of love observes the tense romance between Mlle. Julie and the other head of the school, Mlle. Cara, in its final months.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This would make a good Merchant-Ivory film

  • By Frankimunk on 17-09-16

This would make a good Merchant-Ivory film

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

I really do feel this book is rather aged and would possibly lend itself to the making of a Merchant-Ivory film production. Much like Brideshead Revisted.
It belongs in the past, so the style of writing doesn't lend itself to narration, one feels as if being lectured rather than being told a story, it's very journal style aswell.Sorry just didn't work for me

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  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013. Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013. Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful words; beautifully read

  • By Spa2004 on 14-02-16

Think the film is better

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

Having seen the film of this, as often if really enjoyed, I think the book will be a good read, but no, I am wrong, for ME~much preferred the film, the film is emotional and that doesn't come across in the book or narration.

  • Charles Manson Now

  • By: Marlin Marynick
  • Narrated by: Al Gravelle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

In November 1970, Charles Manson was sentenced to death for the cold-blooded murders of seven people near Los Angeles. His sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.... When author Marlin Marynick was eight years old, he discovered a beat up copy of Helter Skelter. The book’s portrayal of Manson haunted Marynick for years, well into his career as a psychiatric nurse. So when a chance conversation facilitated a connection to Manson himself, Marynick went along for the ride....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dont bother

  • By john on 18-03-12

Uncomfortable, a joke at Mansons expense methinks

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

The opening chapter sets the tone of this book, delusion. It then goes through Mansons defence, probably because he wouldn't speak in court, if you know the truth and facts about this man, his lifestyle, and the Tate/LaBianca murders, which were originally claimed as randon, Manson now decides to explain why and how they weren't random, yet still removing himself from the actual murders...I read up on this to watch the TV show Aquarius, a fictional show using snippets of facts here and there, it helps actually to know fact from fiction. IHaving thoroughly read up on all the facts, I don't know who is more fictional than fact in this book. What it does do is give a platform for Manson to preach, huff&puff a whole lot of his deluded ideas, distort the facts even more, embellishing much on much. It pretty much supplies the reason this nutjob should never be freed. One thing I know for fact is that he was institutionalised from an early age, begged to remain in prison when paroled, and is unable to live in beyond prison walls. You could be infuriated about the rubbish, alternative ideas of how the murders happened. What you don't get is any acknowledgement or remorse, still the blame game.

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  • Me Before You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Jo Hall, Anna Bentinck, Steve Crossley, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,476

Lou Clark knows a lot of things. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop, and she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live, and now everything feels small and joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book but it did make me cry!

  • By R. Dang on 08-06-12

JoJo Moyes is a roulette author...

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

You never know if the book will be good or not, reviews rave, but having bought the book based on these reviews, you're confused by what tgey found so awesome, I have bought one of Moyes books that I thoroughly enjoyed, so much so that I bought two more because of this, and have found both to be intolerable, so bad that I have had to abandon them with regret of purchasing them. I personally give up on Moyes, she now ranks with Radclyffe, an author I won't ever consider buying again, I don't think I would want them if they were free!!

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confession is a dangerous thing.

  • By Wras on 26-01-16

Not what I expected, bit mormid for me..

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

I was disappointed with this book, I like to enjoy a book, be immersed in the story, this was described as a thriller, my favourite genre, but this was soo very depressing, I had to skip a few chapters at about 50, because I was thoroughly down. Chapter 55 would have been interesting as a sample, at the end the Author and Narrator discuss the book with gusto, the Author explains how the story stemmed from her career as a journalist, that explained a lot to me, because it came across as a news article expanded with too much detail. We are informed that this will be televised or filmed, that may be better, but books always have the detail needed. I feel it would lend itself to a docudrama, but basically it's just not enjoyable or entertaining. Sorry, if a book is good I do rave reviews, very seldom are my reviews like this.

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