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  • The Lost Order

  • Cotton Malone, Book 12
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, 160 years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lost Order

  • By Salter on 23-04-17

Sorry!

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The constant interruptions by the author giving historical details at the end of each chapter are extremely disruptive to the story line. Imagine interrupting a movie every 10 minutes by the Director wishing to present a narrative on his work up to that point! Same thing here. Very bad idea in spite of what the author maintained at the very beginning.

Would you ever listen to anything by Steve Berry again?

yes, I love his books

How could the performance have been better?

At least give the option as to whether one wants to hear this interruption by the author every time, so that if not desired, it can be "switched off" to avoid losing the story line every time a chapter ends. This is a listening book after all, and the movie is happening in the mind's eye.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment

Any additional comments?

Don't get this version if you don't like having the story line interrupted. if you like the history background facts, then maybe fine. Personally I don't because it's not relevant to the story being told in the book itself.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Desert God

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh Tamose's two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha. But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting Southern Egypt's constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommended

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-16

Always loved Taita!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-15

Another story of our friend Taita. Entertaining as usual, yet I was a bit diappointed in that this story did not take off where the last one ended, yet rather takes you to another story just between the first and second, or so it seems. A good story, nonetheless, and can't wait for the next one.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Study Guides in Astrology

  • Horoscope Preparation - Managing the Process Swiftly and Efficiently
  • By: Lauren Delsack
  • Narrated by: Lauren Delsack
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Astrologer Lauren Delsack takes you through the process of preparing three horoscopes for consultation from start to finish: natal chart analysis, midpoint preparation, studying the most important developmental time periods in the past, and strategic preparation for predictive forecasting into the future. Accelerate your growth, take you skills to a new level and become a better astrologer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the charts?

  • By Amazon Kunde on 22-03-15

Where are the charts?

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

An extremely high-level and very quick talk on her analysis of a few charts, adding to the fray midpoints and solar arcs. She constantly refers to lists and graphs and midpoints which she has drawn up yet are not provided in the audiobook! How can one reasonably follow the ramblings of a knowledgeable person without this critical information? I also found her background information into the basics of establishment of the various lists and charts to be minimal and insufficient and she makes the basic assumption that the listener already has extensive knowledge and understanding of the topics mentioned above.

My advice would be that if you are a beginner and seeking a basic course or understanding, dont listen to these books, they will frustrate you. To understand these talks, a thorough understanding of all basics are required, as well as concepts of solar arcs, and midpoint analysis.

What could Lauren Delsack have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Talk slower, explain more, or alternatively make it very clear at the beginning of the talk that these are not for entry-level students.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

A lot of facts, presented way too quick and having to constantly pause the listening to make notes and absorb information is tedious.

  • The Sphinx

  • The Amazing Secret of Egypt's Great Enigma
  • By: Robert Temple, Olivia Temple, Adam Stout Dr., and others
  • Narrated by: Philip Gardiner
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Robert and Olivia Temple's new book, The Sphinx Mystery, is a work of profound significance for Egyptology. Not only do the Temples completely re-analyze what the Sphinx is and represents; they re-trace its epic origins and re-examine its original purpose. In a remarkable investigation, they uncover what was before our very eyes, a startling discovery that even the world's most learned Egyptologists have failed to see.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a book, but an interview

  • By Amazon Kunde on 30-11-11

Not a book, but an interview

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-11

Although I anticipated huge revelations regarding the sphynx and the pyramids, what actually appears is a podcast interview of the couple, who giggle stupidly at nothing, and tell very little of the book. The interview lasts approx 45 minutes, wherafter a second podcast is screened and someone totally unrelated to the title or Robert Temple et al is interviewed. If this was a disappointment, then that would be the understatement of the year. Sorry, not worth it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Chakra Meditation

  • By: Glenn Harrold
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

A superb, high-quality hypnosis audio program combining skilled hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. This empowering audio will help the listener feel energized and uplifted by guiding you on a powerful healing journey through the seven main energy centers of the body called the Chakras. You will hear angelic vocals and sounds tuned to the frequency of each chakra, while you visualize a healing process through each stage of the meditation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit rich for this novice, will try another Glenn

  • By Dawn on 01-12-10

Good meditation!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-11

Good meditation by a great narrator. One does need to be a little familiar with this type of meditation, it is somewhat lengthy and detailed. Suggest you do this early or first thing in the morning, else you may fall asleep if you doing it lying down in bed!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows
    
    
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        Clive Mantle
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    15 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • Tutankhamun: The Book of Shadows

  • By: Nicholas Drake
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

It is 1324 bc and for Rahotep, chief detective, life is about to get very complicated. The cryptically mutilated bodies of several young people are discovered in Thebes. These brutal acts are destabilizing a ruthless regime already made precarious by corruption, dissent, the strain of distant wars, and the appalling divide between rich and poor. Meanwhile, Tutankhamun has inherited an empire that should be at the height of its power and glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, quality listening.

  • By mr j on 22-11-12

Good listen!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-11

Great orator, story well told - if you like this kind of genre! I personally like the intrigue, the setting, and the storyteller.
It may, however not be to everyone's liking, but then again, I did!

  • Advanced Energy Anatomy

  • The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Advanced Energy Anatomy guides you to a new understanding of how archetypes and other unconscious forces relate to problems of health, addiction, self-esteem, and victimhood, while opening you to partnership with the divine power that makes everything in life possible. It is "so well organized and intimately expressed," says AudioFile, "that repeated listening and sharing with friends will be hard to resist."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing short of incredible.

  • By Suze Wilderstien on 31-07-15

First Prize!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-11

This is definitely one of the best 'enlightenment' series type books I've listened to or read! Extremely insightful and Soooooo true - if you choose to actually listen and admit to yourself what you truly are and how you behave naturally!
It explains everything - how and why we behave in the manner which we do, how and why things happen to us the way they do. And it's all up to us in the end!

15 of 18 people found this review helpful