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  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • Autor: Stieg Larsson
  • Sprecher: Saul Reichlin
  • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 46 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Unabridged)

  • Von knigsecker123 Am hilfreichsten 13.03.2010

Addictive

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.05.2012


... simply addictive! The Swedish journalist Mikael Blomquist is hired - after a career set back - by an influential business man to sheet light into the disappearance of his nice several years ago. So solve the mystery he builds a team with Lisbet Salander. She is one of the most captivating characters you'll find in crime novels.

The story in a nutshell dives into one family's darkest secret and makes twists that you have never would guessed. Just be patient at the beginning. It starts a little bit slow but than you'll enjoy one of the best mystery stories ever.

The English narrator has gripping voice. Can't wait to listen to the other parts.

  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook)

  • A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
  • Autor: The Writers of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart
  • Sprecher: Jon Stewart
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 46 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just awesome!

  • Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 31.05.2012

Just awesome!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.05.2012

This audio book is one of the funniest books I've heard recently. Beware if you listen to it driving. :-) This satirical book on the US government is funny and educational at the same time. It is well researched and savvy written. Do yourself a favor: buy this audio book. It's perfect for anybody who loves smart humor. And listening to Jon Stewart is just a pleasure.

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  • Open

  • The Autobiography
  • Autor: Andre Agassi
  • Sprecher: Erik Davies
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 28 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Geschichte
    0 out of 5 stars 0

He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game. Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ehrlich und unterhaltsam

  • Von Jennifer Am hilfreichsten 22.06.2011

Great surprise ...

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.05.2012

I bought the book because I like listen to autobiographies, which are read by the author. Hence I aspect a nice story, but this book was a great surprise. It was so open! Agassi recounts not only his success but also his failures, flops and mistakes. He also gives the reader a picture of how he felt about people like Steffi Graf, Brooke Shields, his family, his friend Perry, his coach, and also his rivals on the tennis court, e.g. Pete Sampras or Jim Courier. Whether you were an Andre Agassi fan or not this is one life worth reading about and it's told very well with a twinkle in the eye.

  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1

  • Autor: Rick Riordan
  • Sprecher: Jesse Bernstein
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simply fun

  • Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 31.05.2012

Simply fun

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.05.2012

Okay I'm might be a bit biased as I like Greek mythology, but also in general the modern version of the Greek gods was a brilliant idea. I enjoyed the funny allusions to modern times a lot. The plot was captivating, with an unexpected surprise in the end. Percy himself comes off as quite funny and sympathetic; he's a character that everyone can easy relate to. All in all, this is a novel definitely worth your time as an adult and the narrator is doing a marvels job, too.

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  • Kill the Messenger

  • Autor: Tami Hoag
  • Sprecher: Scott Brick
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 4

At the end of a long day battling street traffic, bike messenger Jace Damon has one last drop to make. But en route to delivering a package for one of L.A.'s sleaziest defense attorneys, he's nearly run down by a car, chased through back alleys, and shot at. Only the instincts acquired while growing up on the streets of L.A. allow him to escape with his life, and with the package someone wants badly enough to kill for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4,5 Sterne - Ein super Thriller!

  • Von stevemke Am hilfreichsten 30.04.2008

Nicely twisted plot!

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.02.2010

Kill the Messenger is a cleverly constructed page-turner with a nicely twisted plot. Hoag gives us a fun group of characters: Two kids, brothers Jace and Tyler Damon, classic underdogs, and a dedicated cop, Kevin Parker, unfairly victimized by L.A. politics and Parker's new partner, a totally unlikable female cop. These are arranged in a fascinating murder mystery. The perfect recipe for a book that I could not put out. The two kids are living totally under the usual bureaucratic radar in an attempt to remain together, thanks to their paranoid up bringing by her mother. Additionally, Kevin Parker's past is only hinted at until the very end of the book. These loose ends are the only reasons I can't give the book 5 stars! Despite these flaws, I loved the story and the characters, and was on the edge of my seat during Jace's continued attempts to escape the bad guy through the streets of downtown L.A. This is a story that will appeal to anyone who loves a story with heart! I only wish there was a sequel!

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  • Dragonfly In Amber

  • Autor: Diana Gabaldon
  • Sprecher: Davina Porter
  • Spieldauer: 38 Std. und 54 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mitreißender Roman! Spannung Pur

  • Von Farmerjo Am hilfreichsten 09.11.2007

Adorable!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.01.2009


The Outlander series is addictive. Although each book verges on 800 pages plus and the unabridged audio books are long time passes by so quick.
Dragonfly in Amber is of course the second book in the series, and begins where Outlander left off. Previously, the Frasers left Scotland and headed to France, to stop the impending Stuart uprising. Jack Randall is believed to be dead- but of course, not everything is as it seems. This book is half set in Paris, and half set in Scotland.

The book is slightly confusing because the first hundred pages or so are set in 1968, giving a preview of what will happen later on in the book and the third book in the series. In 1968, Claire Randall is a doctor with a grown daughter who looks remarkably like Jamie Fraser did. Claire and Brianna have returned to Scotland so that Brianna can find out who her real father was.

In all, this is a remarkably wonderful book, one in a great series. I can't wait to listen to the third book, Voyager.

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  • Pompeii

  • A Novel
  • Autor: Robert Harris
  • Sprecher: John Lee
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 4 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte zieht sich teilweise etwas ereignislos

  • Von Georg-Marcus Am hilfreichsten 26.10.2014

Good mix between facts and fiction

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.01.2009

Robert Harris has delivered a fast paced read which, while giving you an insight into the times and events, does not get too bogged down in the details, instead allowing the action and adventures of the characters to also describe the environment and times in which they are set.
The whole time I was listening, I found myself imagining how this book would look as a motion picture.

Originally doubting Harris' ability to maintain suspense considering most readers would know that the mountain explodes at the end I found to the contrary, that knowing how it all ended actually increased the suspense, because you knew that death & destruction were waiting just around the corner.

All in all, Pompeii is a thoroughly enjoyable! If you love history, thrillers, human drama, this is a very good book. The research is impeccable, the action very strong and the characters interesting.

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  • The Thief Lord

  • Autor: Cornelia Funke
  • Sprecher: Simon Jones
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 30 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Venice Fantasy Story

  • Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 18.01.2009

Enjoyable Venice Fantasy Story

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.01.2009


A touching story of two orphan boys’ life and adventures in Venice and the extra little bit of magic and wonder makes it a typical Cornelia Funke. The book is well laid-out, has a fine language, an interesting plot and very good descriptions of Venice. It is appropriate for children or for anybody older who enjoys an easy but by no means simplistic audiobook. If you like listening about drama, fantasy and magic setting in Venice, then this audiobook is for you.

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  • Salem's Lot

  • Autor: Stephen King
  • Sprecher: Ron McLarty
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Stephen King's second novel, Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart and the insular evils of small-town America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Vampire Tale! Awesome!

  • Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 18.01.2009

A Classic Vampire Tale! Awesome!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.01.2009

Salem's Lot is truly one of Stephen King's best books. This is a typical King book: quiet small town, mysterious stranger arrives and settles in the haunted Marsten House, which has already a history of its own. Main character of the book is novelist Ben Mears and his fight to kill the evil force that has come to the town. The story is fast-paced, with well-written characters, and interesting twists and turns that make the hair at the base of your neck stand up. And even if you have already read it, it's certainly a book you can listen to without losing the original thrilling atmosphere you experienced when diving into the story for the first time.

  • Half Moon Investigations

  • Autor: Eoin Colfer
  • Sprecher: Sean Patrick Reilly
  • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname "Half Moon" because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he's had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And let's just say, it's not a skill that has been appreciated by many people, including his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most funny PI noir story ever!

  • Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 06.06.2008

Most funny PI noir story ever!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.06.2008

I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on my iPod. I loved the Artemis Fowl books, and I almost made the mistake of skipping Half Moon Investigations, because it wasn't Artemis Fowl. What a mistake that would have been.

This book was a refreshing break from fantasy world. It was a blast from start to finish, and I found myself falling in love with all the characters. The voice was so fun – he captured that old noir PI Mike Hammer feel in the body of a young boy, and it worked perfectly.

What's so refreshing about Half Moon Investigations is Colfer's ability to combine so many wacky characters into one story, and have them all work with one another to build an amazing storyline that truly draws the reader in.

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