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Addictive

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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.

Just awesome!

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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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Great surprise ...

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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.

Simply fun

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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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Nicely twisted plot!

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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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Adorable!

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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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Good mix between facts and fiction

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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.

Enjoyable Venice Fantasy Story

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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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A Classic Vampire Tale! Awesome!

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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.

Most funny PI noir story ever!

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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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