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Ulrik

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  • Who's Your Caddy?

  • Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
  • By: Rick Reilly
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you laugh out loud on your own

  • By Kevin on 10-09-07

Cringe worthy, but interesting from a historic perspective

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I read this book a good 10 years ago and thought I'd give it a listen. I had to This book is a perfect illustration of just how much the world has changed (needed to change, and still needs to change) in the past few years. It reeks of a male dominated society where misogyny and old fashioned "locker room talk" was not only accepted, but the norm. Reading this in 2018, makes it a cringe worthy experience. The narrator does a perfect job of living up to this theme, but it only makes it the harder to listen to. Having said all that, the book does contain some really interesting short stories about some of the game's colorful characters, so if you can stomach all the "humour", you will gain a few insights into some golfing greats.

  • Ghost in the Wires

  • My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • By: Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world’s biggest companies—and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Text and Excellent Reader

  • By Olivier on 29-02-12

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

Absolutely fascinating story, brilliantly read by the narrator. It is, as you would expect, somewhat geeky (and at times more than a bit repetitive), but if you are interested in this kind of thing Mitnick’s life story is well worth a listen.

  • Foxglove Summer

  • Rivers of London, Book 5
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914

In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can take a city wizard to the country but...

  • By Sarah on 17-11-14

Keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 16-01-15

It's fluff, but it's great, engaging fluff. And Kobina's performance lifts it tenfold. I'm very much looking forward to the next one.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,245
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,214

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

What did you like about this audiobook?

One of those books that you lose yourself in completely. I couldn't stop listening to it. It is incredible detailed, technically, but it is at the same time both funny and riveting. Incredible book - and the narration is superb.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Brilliant.

  • Hatching Twitter

  • A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Since 2006, Twitter has grown from 100 obsessive users to more than 500 million today - over 32 million of those in the UK alone. But how did such a radical transformation happen in just five years, and what does it mean for business, politics and the internet?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rivetting

  • By Ulrik on 18-04-14

Rivetting

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

Reviewed: 18-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Hatching Twitter the most enjoyable?

This was a fascinating read. I feel so bad for Noah Glass, and I wonder if Jack Dorsey is really as horrible a human being as he is portrayed as?

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