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review 2018-10-15 14:51
Flugangst 7A!!!
Flugangst 7A - Audible Studios,Sebastian Fitzek,Simon Jäger

German review (spoilerfree)

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Grund Gütiger, was für eine Achterbahnfahrt. Am Anfang war ich mir wirklich nicht sicher ob mir das Buch gefallen würde, doch mit jedem Kapitel mehr wurde es besser und besser. Und das Ende. Das Ende!!!

 

Inhalt: Es gibt eine tödliche Waffe, die durch jede Kontrolle kommt.
Jeder kann sie ungehindert an Bord eines Flugzeugs bringen.

Ein Nachtflug Bueno Aires-Berlin.
Ein labiler Passagier, der unter Gewaltphantasien leidet.
Und ein Psychiater, der diesen Patienten manipulieren soll, um an Bord eine Katastrophe herbeizuführen.
Sonst verliert er etwas sehr viel Wichtigeres als sein Leben...

 

Ich werde nicht zu sehr ins Detail gehen, einfach weil es so spoilerfrei wie Möglich bleiben soll. Ich hatte wirklich absolut keine Ahnung was ich von dem Buch und der Story erwarten sollte und das war auch gut so. ich finde das Buch genießt man am Besten, wenn man so wenig wie möglich weiß und sich auf das Abendteuer einlässt. Aber das Anschnallen nicht vergessen!!!

 

Ich mochte die Geschichte unheimlich gerne, sie war von Anfang bis zum Ende unheimlich spannend und es gab viele, unerwartete Wendungen, die einen bis zum Schluss super unterhalten haben.

 

Die Charaktere waren alle so verschieden und vielschichtig, und es war super interessant, das die Geschichte aus mehreren Sichtweisen erzählt wurde.

 

Da ich es als Hörbuch gehört habe, muss ich noch unbedingt erwähnen, dass mir der Sprecher unheimlich gut gefallen hat und dass er mich mit seinem "Erzählen" wirklich fesseln konnte. (Es ist vielleicht nicht mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch bei Fitzek aber es war trotzdem unheimlich gut)

 

 
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review 2018-10-15 01:42
Death of an Honest Man
Hamish Macbeth: Death of an Honest Man: Hamish Macbeth, Book 33 - Audible Studios,David Monteath,M.C. Beaton

The story is set in Scotland and written in dialect so there were times where I didn't know what was being said or what was meant. I had to look up so words (kirk) but I did enjoy the story. I liked the title of the book, I thought it was kind of funny. I was not disappointed in the book. It was a fun read. 

 

Hamish Macbeth (Shakespearean reference) is a police officer in Lochdubh and he is partnered with another officer sent up to "spy" on him because he seems to be pretty good at solving cases, but he doesn't like the attention and doesn't want a promotion to detective. He likes where he is at. He also has women troubles as his two previous women keep coming around. He also has a wildcat that he took to a refuge, but when he hears that someone is shooting at the cats in the refuge, he goes up to save the cat and ends up saving another cat that is viewed by the villagers as a demon. 

 

When a man moves to the area Hamish patrols, he discovers that the man says he is honest and speaks the truth, but it is making people not like him. When he is found dead in a bog with Hamish's handcuffs on him, an investigation is started. Who could he have called for help and who would come out and kill him. 

 

I could not find this as an available audiobook, so I read it when I was home only. 

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text 2018-10-08 15:07
Does Audible not do Daily Deals anymore?

They used to be visible on the main page, even if you weren't an Audible member. However, I haven't seen one in maybe a week. Have they stopped doing them, or have they just decided to hide them for some reason?

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review 2018-10-01 19:00
FOR WE ARE MANY (Bobiverse #2) by Dennis E. Taylor, narrated by Ray Porter
For We Are Many: Bobiverse, Book 2 - Audible Studios,Dennis Taylor,Darwin Porter

 

FOR WE ARE MANY (Bobiverse #2), in my opinion was even better than the first book and Ray Porter plays a large part in that.

 

For those who don't know, in the first book the first Bob had his head frozen and he was woken up many, many years later having had his consciousness installed in an AI. Since then, many things have happened, and Bob has created many clones of himself, as he was designed to do. His, (their), goal is to save humanity, (we are killing our planet and there are only about 15 million of us humans left), by finding or making proper environments to which we can be relocated. Which also involves providing food, finding a way for us to get to this new environment, and a way to protect us while on the way there. He, (they), also has to play referee to the factions of humanity that are left, because we never stop arguing amongst ourselves, do we?

 

While doing this, the Bobs, (the Rikers, Homers, Hals, Howards, Charlies and so forth), face numerous obstacles-the scariest of which is a Mandarin speaking species that the Bobs call THE OTHERS. If you are a Star Trek fan, the best way I can describe them is a combination of the Borg with Species 8472. To be blunt, they give no fucks about humanity or anything else, we are either a food or an enemy-neither of which is a good option for Bob/us.

 

 

I discovered this book blessed (?) some of the Bobs, (most especially Howard), with defined human feeling. Even though the Bobs are all clones of the original Bob and they have his memory, once they set off on their own, they develop their own personalities, and they get to name themselves. In Howard's case, that seems to include the development of feelings towards a few humans, and this portion of the story touched my heart so much, I can't even.

 

(spoiler show)

 

I have to say that the narrator here, Ray Porter, imbues the Bobs, Admiral Ackbar, Guppy, (who sounds like Sean Connery), Butterfield, and everyone with their own personalities and voices. I don't know how he does it without getting confused, but he does do it and he is SUBLIME. There's no other word I can think of to properly describe his performances in this book. In fact, I am SURE that I would not have enjoyed this volume as much as I did if I had read it instead of listening.

 

I am going to keep my Audible subscription even when it goes back up to full price because I have to get the next book and I need to listen to it on audio. Reading it will just not do.

 

Bravo to Dennis E. Taylor and to Ray Porter for bringing the Bobiverse alive- in all its snarky glory, humor, and love for humanity.

 

My highest recommendation!

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text 2018-09-14 02:51
At Least It Was Free
Emma: An Audible Original Drama - Morgan... Emma: An Audible Original Drama - Morgana Robinson,Joseph Millson,Aisling Loftus,Isabella Inchbald,Anna Lea - adaptation,Audible Studios,Jane Austen,Joanne Froggatt,Emma Thompson

Introducing Audible Originals. Each month, members may pick two out of six selected Audible Originals to download for free. The only one that had any appeal this month was Austen's Emma. Sadly it is an adapted dramatization, Austen Light for those whose only knowledge of Austen is from the television. After 8 minutes I had had more than enough, DNF'ed it and moved on.

 

It flips back and forth between dramatized dialogue and narration, with little connection between the narrator the subsequent dialogue, The dialogue sections are Foley-enhanced and the background noise is super annoying. Enough. You get the point. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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