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Michael

Wiesbaden, Deutschland
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  • Children of the New World

  • Stories
  • Autor: Alexander Weinstein
  • Sprecher: David Aaron Baker
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 59 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Children of the New World introduces listeners to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance while others inhabit a postcollapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild, as we once did millennia ago.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 06.01.2019

Depressing

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

Rezensiert am: 06.01.2019

Not half as clever as it makes out to be, and so focussed on the negative it makes an incredibly depressing read.

  • Lone Survivor- SEAL-Team 10

  • Einsatz in Afghanistan
  • Autor: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Sprecher: Frank Arnold
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 44 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Der authentische Bericht des einzigen Überlebenden von Operation Red Wings. Auf einmal stand da eine Armee... SEAL-Team 10: eine Elitetruppe. Die Mission: einen Al-Qaida-Führer zur Strecke bringen. Der Feind: Dutzende zu allem entschlossene Taliban-Kämpfer. Vier SEALs gegen eine ganze Armee. Und dann bricht die Hölle los. Die Army schickt Helikopter zur Verstärkung. Neunzehn Männer kommen um, ein einziger kehrt zurück. Dies ist sein Bericht.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Das Thema sagt eigentlich schon alles

  • Von Nora Am hilfreichsten 16.06.2014

Faszinierendes Buch, grottige Übersetzung

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

Rezensiert am: 31.12.2018

Die Geschichte von Marcus Luttrell ist ebenso faszinierend wie verstörend, und sein Buch erzählt sie direkt, ungeschönt und sehr persönlich. Wer ein hohes Maß an Realitätsnähe erträgt, der erhält hier einen interessanten Einblick in das Leben des Autors wie auch in eine der bekanntesten Militäroperationen der heutigen Zeit.

Leider ist die deutsche Übersetzung dieses Buches ziemlich schlampig und stellenweise schlicht inkompetent,. So scheint diesem Übersetzer nicht bekannt zu sein, dass Kleider im Deutschen etwas anderes sind als Kleidung, und auch mit militärischen Begriffen tut er oder sie sich oft ziemlich schwer. Aber zumindest werden meist die englischen Begriffe parallel zu den deutschen gebraucht, so dass man die wirkliche Bedeutung an vielen Stellen doch nocht erfährt.

Frank Arnold liest wie gewohnt ruhig und professionell, aber auch er scheint sich mit der Welt des Militärs doch eher schwer zu tun. Das tut dem Buch aber insgesamt keinen Abbruch.

Wer genug englisch spricht, dem würde ich das Original empfehlen. Der Rest muss sich halt durch die eher gruselige Übersetzung quälen. Die Geschichte ist es aber definitiv wert.

  • Summer School

  • A Ponygirl Novel
  • Autor: Jurgen von Stuka
  • Sprecher: William Reid
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 18 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Desperately wanting to get away from home for the summer, Dori Hammond, talks her father into sending her to a summer riding school. However, she quickly learns that this is not a traditional riding school, and its unusual training methods are cause for alarm. However, having signed the required contract, she and the other students are obliged to submit to a rigorous training regimen. Unbeknownst to them, they’ll be methodically transformed into human ponies. Though the girls may resist the humiliating treatment, they often experience an overwhelming sexual satisfaction....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not really entertaining

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 17.12.2018

Not really entertaining

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

Rezensiert am: 17.12.2018

This could hav been a reasonably enjoyable story, and the author certainly has some novel ideas. Unfortunately, the book quickly crosses the line from entertaining to sick, and then keeps moving on, including massive mutilation and even murder on a scale of hundreds, and the story soon has little to do with what the description promised. That pointless brutality completely sucks the life out of the story. Whatever it might be, entertainment it is not.

  • A Warrior's Faith

  • Navy SEAL Ryan Job, a Life-Changing Firefight, and the Belief That Transformed His Life
  • Autor: Robert Vera
  • Sprecher: Adam Verner
  • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 40 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    2 out of 5 stars 1

In A Warrior's Faith, Ryan Job's close friend, Robert Vera, recounts how the highly decorated Navy SEAL's unstoppable sense of humor, positive attitude, and fierce determination helped him survive after being shot in the face by an enemy sniper on a roof in Ramadi, Iraq.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth it

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 21.10.2017

Not worth it

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

Rezensiert am: 21.10.2017

Ryan Job was a fascinating man with a fascinating story. Unfortunately, in this so-called biography, surprisingly little of it is actually told. As short as this book is, between the author's endless sermonizing, usually reiterating the same few ideas over and over and over again, telling of stories which may or may not be related to Ryan's life and the author's endless speechifying the man himself is being relegated to little more than a walk-on character. We learn very little about his family or upbringing, his training as a Seal or other important milestones in his life. Add to this the authors surprisingly poor understanding and obvious prejudices about blind people and the way they live, and the book makes a rather poor read.

  • Level Zero Heroes

  • The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
  • Autor: Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning
  • Sprecher: Peter Berkrot
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 18 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • At best mildly interesting

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 21.10.2017

At best mildly interesting

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

Rezensiert am: 21.10.2017

While this book offers a certain amount of insight into the units mission in Afghanistan, for the most part it’s an ongoing rant about the alleged or actual incompetence of pretty much anyone who isn’t part of the author’s own unit. All in all there are much better books on the subject.

  • Inside SEAL Team Six

  • My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors
  • Autor: Don Mann, Ralph Pezzullo
  • Sprecher: Peter Ganim
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Osama bin Laden was assassinated, the entire world was fascinated by the men who had completed the seemingly impossible mission that had dogged the US government for over a decade. SEAL Team 6 became synonymous with heroism, duty, and justice. Only a handful of the elite men who make up the SEALs, the US Navy's best and bravest, survive the legendary and grueling selection process that leads to Team 6, a group so classified it technically does not even exist. There are no better warriors on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pointless

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 02.10.2017

Pointless

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

Rezensiert am: 02.10.2017

I’m sure this could’ve been a very interesting read, but as it is, readers spend their time listening to continuous beeping. And while redacting is certainly A necessary part of publishing a book like this, there are better and far less annoying ways to accommodate for it.

  • The Secret History of Twin Peaks

  • Autor: Mark Frost
  • Sprecher: Len Cariou, Mark Frost, Michael Horse, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 33 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

From the cocreator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years.

A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series and will prep fans for the upcoming SHOWTIME® series like nothing else out there.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Leider überflüssig

  • Von Billy Am hilfreichsten 06.11.2016

Twin Peaks goes X-Files

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

Rezensiert am: 02.02.2017

Both in style and content, most of this book reads like a rewrite of the first few seasons of X-Files, With a bit of ID4 thrown in for good measure. As for those parts specific to the Twin Peaks story, it seems to be written by someone who has never really seen the original TV series. Numerous stories from that show are mentioned in this book, but completely rewritten and not fitting the original storyline. So if you enjoyed X-Files and want to read more about UFOs, aliens and multilayered government conspiracies, this is definitely your book. Twinpeaks fans, however, will find comparatively little concerning The original TV show and much of that simply does not tally.

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  • All Tomorrow's Parties

  • Autor: William Gibson
  • Sprecher: Jonathan Davis
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 54 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Rydell is on his way back to near-future San Francisco. His job has him convinced that his career is going nowhere, but his friend Laney, phoning from Tokyo, says there's more interesting work for him in Northern California. And there is, although it will eventually involve his former girlfriend, a Taoist assassin, the secrets Laney has been hacking out of the depths of DatAmerica, the CEO of the PR firm that secretly runs the world and the apocalyptic technological transformation of, well, everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect cyberpunk

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 12.01.2017

Perfect cyberpunk

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

Rezensiert am: 12.01.2017

Typical William Gibson, in the best possible sense, And great reading to boot. One of my favourites.

  • Eyes on Target

  • Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs
  • Autor: Scott McEwen, Richard Miniter
  • Sprecher: Holter Graham
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 27 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, Eyes on Target is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history-including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 05.07.2016

disappointing

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

Rezensiert am: 05.07.2016

this book is not so much The story of the Navy seals, but primarily an ongoing rent against uncaring politicians, incompetent officers and whatever Else the authors feel a grudge against. while in some way this is a welcome change to the usual Seal propaganda books, in the end the authors spend way too much time ranting and too little time telling the actual story of the Seals.

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  • Scholar Warrior

  • An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life
  • Autor: Ming-Dao Deng
  • Sprecher: Fred Sanders
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 36 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts. Deng tells how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles for complete physical, mental, and spiritual health.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • One for the bin

  • Von Michael Am hilfreichsten 23.04.2016

One for the bin

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

Rezensiert am: 23.04.2016

over simplified, over generalised, naive, negative, judgemental and above all absolutist. there was no way I could finish this.