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  • The Escape

  • Book 3
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

The third title in the John Puller series to follow Zero Day and The Forgotten. Military CID investigator, John Puller, has returned from his latest case in Florida to learn that his brother, Bobby, on death row at Leavenworth Military Prison for national security crimes, has escaped. Preliminary investigations show that he may have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and in disguise, and he's the military's number one target. John Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first, loyalty to his country or to his brother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it- nail biting clever read

  • By shona on 20-12-15

Good characterisation

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Although two narrators can be too distracting, sometimes, the story and dialogue are great. Good ending. I hope we get more Puller soon.

  • The Practicing Mind

  • Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
  • By: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Narrated by: Thomas M. Sterner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Present moment awareness is an essential ingredient in life if one expects to experience any degree of authentic peace and contentment. It has been acknowledged for centuries as the cornerstone of spiritual awakening in all traditions of Eastern thought. In the West, however, it is still a relatively unrecognized concept for living. The Western mind is always restless, never content with the moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will this book really make a difference?

  • By Mrs. Z. St Pierre on 08-11-15

Worth Re-Listening to :-)

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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: 10-04-15

Some of the insights made me stop and think about my own routines. As the book reiterates, our whole lives are a series of routines that we can change if we are conscious/mindful of them.

I really liked the idea of drastically slowing down an activity that you would normally rush. It forces you into the present moment and you even begin to enjoy the process.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational insight into success

  • By I. Reid-Knightley on 08-04-13

Compelling and Inspiring

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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: 26-01-15

This is not a dry textbook-style, step-by-step guide to mastery. It is far more engaging than I thought it could be and the narrator does a magnificent job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,912

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Masterly

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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: 30-07-14

Where does The Silkworm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoy crime fiction, but this had a style of its own that lingers in the memory. The crime, though particularly gruesome, is secondary to the rich characters and their interplay.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cormoran Strike

What does Robert Glenister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Robert Glenister is a superb narrator and uses his voice brilliantly to bring every character alive. He had a daunting task as there are so many characters, but his voice masterfully changes for each. Strikes Cornish accent, Robin's Yorkshire accent and the chain-smoking coughing Liz stand out.

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

Yes, I listened in the car, on walks and drinking coffee at Starbucks - whenever I had a chance to play the audio.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure whether the book would be as good as 'The Cuckoos Calling'. It is just as good and perhaps even better. Strike and Robin are an unusual detective partnership that I hope will continue for many more adventures. Perhaps some will underestimate just how skillfull the author of Harry Potter is at crime fiction. I am hoping that the Cormoran Strike films will be just as popular and iconic if they are made!