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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Autor: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Sprecher: Ray Porter
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1.087
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1.034
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.031

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vielversprechend

  • Von jemand_wie_ich Am hilfreichsten 24.01.2017

Nicht für mich

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.04.2019

Dieses Buch habe ich für einen Buchclub gelesen. Eigentlich werden alle drei Bücher diskutiert, aber für mich ist nach diesem hier Schluss.

Das Buch fing ganz witzig und interessant an, aber ungefähr ab der Hälfte verlor es für mich den Reiz. Zum Teil habe ich gelesen, meistens gehört, und meine Gedanken fingen an zu wandern, oder ich habe Teile quer gelesen.
Ich bin nicht mit dem Bobiverse Virus infiziert, obwohl meine Freunde es alle ganz toll finden.
Die Ideen sind gut, auch die Beobachtungen über menschliche Verhaltensweisen, aber letztendlich reicht das für mich nicht aus.

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  • The Lost Plot

  • The Invisible Library, Book 4
  • Autor: Genevieve Cogman
  • Sprecher: Susan Duerden
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 23 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In my opinion ins of the best stories...

  • Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 09.01.2019

Irene to the rescue

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 08.12.2018

I had preordered this book, then had forgotten about it and only realized I hadn't listened to it when the next book (The Mortal Word) was published the other day. So, in order to know what was going on in Kai's and Irene's world, I started listening. I was completely drawn in and finished it in record time.
I was rewarded with a great story set in New York in 1920, and although the story isn't about that specific era, there's enough information in it that you get an impression of the atmosphere back then (think: Al Capone).
Once again, Irene is set a very difficult task with very hard consequences for her future should she fail. Of course she does her level best to save the reputation of the library, and the world she visits, but she can't win it all.

Susan Duerden's narration was great as always, and I look forward to listening to the next instalment.

  • A Picture of Murder

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 4
  • Autor: T E Kinsey
  • Sprecher: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 8 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell. Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady’s maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colorful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night’s screening ends with a mysterious murder, and the second night with another. One by one the actors turn up dead in ways that eerily echo their film.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Lady Hardcastle mystery

  • Von Bel Am hilfreichsten 07.11.2018

Another great Lady Hardcastle mystery

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.11.2018

I'm a fan of the Lady Hardcastle mystery series, so I had actually waited for this book.
Like the other sequels, it is funny, witty, and although it didn't take me quite till the end to guess whodunnit, it was still fascinating.

The Narrator (I listened to the audio book), Elizabeth Knowelden, is fantastic. Her narration absolutely enhances the book for me. I look forword to future books in the series (which will hopefully be written and narrated).

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  • Der Zauber zwischen den Seiten

  • Autor: Cristina Caboni
  • Sprecher: Nicole Engeln
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 57 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Denn Bücher duften nach Träumen... Seit sie denken kann, ist Sofia von Büchern fasziniert. Sie liebt das Rascheln der Seiten, den Geruch des Papiers und vor allem die darin beschriebenen Welten. Schon immer haben sie der schüchternen Frau geholfen, der Realität zu entkommen, denn von ihrem Umfeld fühlt sie sich oft missverstanden. Als sie eines Tages in einem Antiquariat ein altes Buch kauft, findet sie darin enthaltene Manuskripte und Briefe einer gewissen Clarice, die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts gelebt haben soll.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Zauberhafte Sommerlektüre

  • Von Bel Am hilfreichsten 28.08.2018

Zauberhafte Sommerlektüre

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.08.2018

Einem Buch das schon im Titel deutlich macht, dass es um Bücher geht, kann ich sehr schwer widerstehen, und als ich die Synopsis dieser Neuerscheinung las, musste ich sie einfach kaufen. Immerhin gibt es auch einen historischen Kontext. -- zumindest dachte ich das.

Das Buch hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Es ist die perfekte Sommerlektüre mit dem richtigen Mix aus Spannung und Romantik, denn natürlich darf eine Liebesgeschichte nicht fehlen.

Im Grunde gibt es keinen wirklichen historischen Kontext, will sagen, aus der Zeit Clarices erfährt man nicht viel, aber letztlich geht es auch nicht darum, sondern um den Lebensweg zweier Frauen in sehr unterschiedlichen Epochen und Umständen.
Nicole Engeln als Sprecherin war sehr gut, durch ihre Darbietung war die Lektüre noch mal kurzweiliger.

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  • The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

  • Tales From Ivy Hill, Book 1
  • Autor: Julie Klassen
  • Sprecher: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen Feeling

  • Von Bel Am hilfreichsten 09.07.2018

Jane Austen Feeling

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 09.07.2018

Wer Jane Austens Romane mag ist hier genau richtig.
Die Charaktere sind bildhaft und machen Entwicklungen durch, die Gemeinschaft ist gut, wenngleich Konflikte nicht zu existieren scheinen, was natürlich gerade in einem kleinen Dorf relativ unwahrscheinlich ist. Andererseits ist der Fokus nicht auf der Dorfgemeinschaft, sondern auf verschiedenen (meist weiblichen) Charakteren und ihrem Werdegang.

Dies ist ein Buch zum genießen, das man hören kann ohne dass man nachdenken muss. Perfekt um abzutauchen und abzuschalten.

Die Sprecherin war großartig mit einem breiten Band verschiedener Stimmlagen und Akzente.
Ein Wohlfühlbuch, und den zweiten Band habe ich mir gerade heruntergeladen.

  • In the Market for Murder

  • Lady Hardcastle, Book 2
  • Autor: T E Kinsey
  • Sprecher: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 5 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Spring, 1909, and Lady Hardcastle, amateur sleuth and all-round eccentric, is enjoying a well-deserved rest. But a week after a trip to the cattle market, Spencer Caradine, a local farmer, turns up dead in the pub, face-down in his beef and mushroom pie. Once again, it is up to Lady Hardcastle and her maid, Florence, to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very captivating detective story!

  • Von Kindle-Kunde Am hilfreichsten 03.06.2017

Witty and quirky

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 20.05.2018

I just love this sort of mystery, so I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first volume.

Narrator Elizabeth Knowelden was once again spot on and conveyed the atmosphere perfectly.

If you like a cozy, clean mystery with humour and witty dialogues, as well as a reasonable plot, I can recommend this series.

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  • Dear Aaron

  • Autor: Mariana Zapata
  • Sprecher: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Some days, all you need is a message from a stranger. Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas. The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional. Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect. What she didn't count on was falling in love with the guy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 💖 great story...great book 💖

  • Von Kerstin Am hilfreichsten 24.07.2018

Great story

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 30.01.2018

I listened to this for a book club discussion. I'm not really into romance, but this sounded interesting.

It 'was' interesting. Very well written, very convincing, and somehow, I fell in love with both protagonists. I really had no idea how this would end, and for a while I was scared: after all, Aaron is deployed in a war zone.
I won't tell you if any of what I was afraid of came true. Suffice it to say that I loved how the story and the main characters developed, and how the story unfolded. I was drawn in right from the start and found myself listening every free minute I had.

The narrators did an awesome job. Having a female and a male narrator reading the emails of the respective protagonists worked out brilliantly. It made the whole story even more believable -- if that is possible. I can't comment on the accents because English is not my first language, but I had no problems to understand either of the narrators.

I can recommend this to anyone who loves a good story.

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  • A Man of Some Repute

  • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
  • Autor: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Sprecher: Michael Page
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard going

  • Von ub24 Am hilfreichsten 19.11.2017

Nice English Mystery

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.04.2017

I was lured in by the title -- I just love English mysteries (OK, I love mysteries in general).

This one is set shortly after the end of the second World War (1953), in a small town/village where there's no privacy -- especially not if you have to call somebody by telephone. The village operator frequently listens in...

There's a castle, and nobility, and a murder, of course, and the police are incapable, and in the places higher up they want to hush it all up.

I wasn't too sure that Georgia behaved according to her age, but then after what she's been through, maybe it's not too strange after all.

It's a nice enough story, and I can imagine to listen to more in this series. The narrator did overall a good job, although at times it was difficult to tell who said what in male/male dialogues.

  • The Black Orchid

  • A Lady Jane Mystery, Book 2
  • Autor: Annis Bell, Edwin Miles - translator
  • Sprecher: Sue Pitkin
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 6

A desperate letter from her best friend sends Lady Jane rushing from her cozy Cornwall home to the remote reaches of Northumberland. Alison's frantic plea for help hints that something sinister is going on in the gloomy halls of Winton Park, so Jane braves the misty moors in the dead of winter to get to her pregnant and bedridden friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not convincing

  • Von Bel Am hilfreichsten 04.04.2017

Not convincing

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.04.2017

After I had really enjoyed The Girl at Rosewood Hall, I looked forward to another great mystery.

The scene was set well, the bleakness and coldness were transferred well, however, the story couldn't quite keep my attention this time, and so I went to listen to other books before eventually returning to this one. I don't really know what it was, but maybe it just wasn't the right time.

Those extremely long letters from the jungle, which didn't add anything to the story, probably added to the fact that my interest faded. I'm usually delighted to learn new things, but this was somehow too much, and too drawn out. And although I'm ready to believe most things in fiction, I wasn't really convinced this time.

Add to this that the narrator's lisp irritated me a lot more than it would have done had the book managed to keep my attention, and there you are -- a nice story still, but far from reaching the first sequel.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • Autor: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Sprecher: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 30 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wirklich gelungen

  • Von Fillilie Am hilfreichsten 13.12.2016

Wonderful

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.04.2017

Usually, I subtract one star if a story isn’t finished, and this absolutely needs a sequel, but it was such a great story that I deviate from my own rule.

It’s a powerful story about all sorts of things, and although there is a war in the making, something else seems to be happening, too, as the title says.

We don’t know what it is, but it could be something grand, not disastrous.
It’s one of the rare fantasy novels where no magic is involved, and none is needed.
What is needed is training, perseverance, and skills.
I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in Aedan’s education, his struggles, his weaknesses, and his strengths — and at times I could have shaken him — then again, his friends were there to help him do the right things.
Aedan is a strategic mastermind, but has to learn that theory and practice are very different.

I love the idea that the education doesn’t just comprise weapon skills, but all other aspects, too, be they boring or not.
I like the idea of getting to know not only different languages, but cultures and traditions, too. This should be mandatory for every school, imo, maybe then there wouldn’t be so much war and hatred in this world, most of which is based on ignorance.
Aedan has to overcome his hatred and prejudices in order to learn about his enemies, and I hope I won’t have to wait for a whole year or longer to find out how he’ll cope.

Tim Gerard Reynolds does another perfect job at narrating this story. When listening to him, I’m really deep into the story and out of this world.
He was the perfect choice for the book, and I hope he’ll be commissioned to narrate any sequel.

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