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  • Klopp: Bring the Noise

  • By: Raphael Honigstein
  • Narrated by: Adam James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Jürgen Klopp's super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield. The appointment sparked hysteria in the city, with fans and club officials delighted to get the coach they'd long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have. With exclusive access to Klopp's friends, family, colleagues and players, Raphael Honigstein goes behind-the-scenes at Liverpool, Mainz and Dortmund to tell the definitive story of Klopp's career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Micheal on 15-08-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

The narrator’s pronunciation of German was poor, though the rest was fine. Otherwise a good introduction to Klopp.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Book of Migrations

  • By: Rebecca Solnit
  • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland’s history, literature, and landscape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Micheal on 24-05-17

Narration

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

Narration was fine overall but the pronunciation of place names was poor. There was also really awful accents being attempted.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Waging Heavy Peace

  • A Hippie Dream
  • By: Neil Young
  • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 06-09-14

Very Neil

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

Where does Waging Heavy Peace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

there was a fair bit of repetition in this book, a lot about audio quality. But I like his approach and he wrote well about his family. I would have liked more about the recording of his albums but he did it his way. Worth a listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Paris to the Pyrenees

  • A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
  • By: David Downie
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths - a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela - "The Way" for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading title

  • By Micheal on 27-01-14

Misleading title

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

Would you try another book written by David Downie or narrated by P. J. Ochlan?

This is not a book about a walk from Paris to the Pyrenees. This is a book about walking in Burgundy, being sure to avoid Taizé. Really disappointed with this book

Would you ever listen to anything by David Downie again?

unlikely

What didn’t you like about P. J. Ochlan’s performance?

the material wasn't great to work with

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

disappointment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking A+

  • By Theodore on 10-01-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

If you could sum up Quiet in three words, what would they be?

This book made so much sense to me. This really spoke to me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quiet?

good narration

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

made me thoughtful

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization

  • The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
  • By: Thomas Cahill
  • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization, they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from Ireland that they were germinated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How the Irish Saved Civilisation

  • By Alan on 12-01-11

not convinced

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-10

this book should have been edited down. Disliked the narration. The main thesis of the book was not explored enough

2 of 3 people found this review helpful