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Dr. M. Hohenberg

London, UK
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  • The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Series, Book 1

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 438

He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get past the accents

  • By Chris on 10-12-12

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-17

A masterpiece. Forget the film; this book is tremendous and has you on the edge of your seat. The plot of the film is vastly different to the book so if you fancy reading something familiar but unknown, this is for you. Who is Carlos? Find out

  • Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

A US Navy commander is attacked by an unidentified Russian man while having dinner with his wife. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI officers are arrested by Indonesian police for travelling under fake passports in Jakarta. These apparently unrelated incidents point to a compromise in US government security, and Jack Ryan and his team must find out where it is coming from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Mark Greaney

  • By dan on 19-12-16

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-17

A welcome return to excellent in the Ryan series after the last outing and debacle of a novel (Duty and Honor). Highly recommended

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy Commander in Chief: Jack Ryan, Book 11

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan alone counters the threat posed by Russian president Valeri Volodin. This isn't the first time that the dictator has threatened world peace, but this time he's playing a very nuanced game, moving chess pieces around the board while isolating Ryan from the rest of the international community. Fortunately, Jack Ryan, Jr. and the rest of his Campus team find themselves in the middle of action with a vital clue to the Russian's intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, in the spirit of Tom Clancy

  • By A. Standen on 23-01-16

One of the best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

Mark Greaney has crafted a brilliant plot, neatly interwoven with current world events. Crossing this with the Campus has led to a fantastic book. The plot is somewhat predictable but the overall feel of the book is no less diminished by it. I thoroughly recommend this book to read.

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  • Down Under

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By Lynette Morris on 24-12-12

Brilliant book, expertly read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-16

So so amusing to listen to. Bill is so good narrating his own book and it adds a depth you perhaps lack from reading the book. Thoroughly recommend

  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend

  • A Campus Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still brilliant.....

  • By Trevor on 30-07-14

Basic

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-16

Very basic novel compared to the previous Campus novels. Lacks depth of plot and character development.

  • One Big Damn Puzzler

  • By: John Harding
  • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

On a remote South Pacific island, the struggles of an elderly tribesman to translate Hamlet into local pidgin English are interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. William Hardt is an obsessive young American lawyer who has come to help. From that moment on, nothing will ever be the same - for what (and who) William finds on the island will challenge both his and our notions about love, life, and even death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One Big Damn Puzzle?

  • By Liz on 08-08-14

Marvellous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-16

Story started slowly but I soon got into it. Laughed my rocks off at times and at others melancholy. A superb book, thoroughly recommended

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,028

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Absolutely superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-16

Listen learn and understand Homo Sapiens! What a superb book, cannot recommend more highly if you are of an inquisitive mind...

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,103

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

My first Audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-16

Diverting story and a wonderful narrative. Have thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into the world of spoken books!!