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Jose N. Alaras

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  • The Lost Symbol

  • Auteur(s): Dan Brown
  • Narrateur(s): Paul Michael
  • Durée: 17 h et 47 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these stories and how they make me think!

  • Écrit par Brandi Caron le 2019-06-21

Review of The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Au global
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-05

Having listened to The DaVinci Code and Origins, I found this to be the weakest of the three. I enjoy listening to Dan Brown's books and think his writing (similar to Steven King's) is easy to follow and creates a great picture. The writing lends itself to movie scripts which I'm thinking is his intent anyway.

I found this storyline to be a bit weak because of the setting. Washington DC's Capitol Building and Smithsonian are old for sure, but too recent a structure to contain Lost Symbols IMO. I'm more apt to believe lost/buried ancient symbols/treasures if they're from places like Turkey, France, Palestine, Jerusalem...you know, places that are much older than civilized North America. I just couldn't buy the fact that the chase for the lost symbol was in the US. The storyline and chase seemed to mimic all the red herring's in Nicolas Cage's National Treasure. A bit cheesy.

Nonetheless, it was a fun book to listen to and kept me interested for the most part. Maybe it'll be a better movie than a book?

  • One Second After

  • Auteur(s): William R. Forstchen
  • Narrateur(s): Joe Barrett
  • Durée: 13 h et 17 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • Écrit par Ryan Weatherby le 2017-11-22

Review of One Second After.

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-05

To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive after listening to Newt Gingrich in the Foreward. I'm not a big fan of Newt.

Fortunately, the story line was pretty good. Pretty realistic from the perspective of how things gradually built up around a One-Star General and an author who has some Threat Analyses background.

I wasn't that into the main character, he seemed to be less charismatic than Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan but was a good protagonist nonetheless. <spoiler alert> I did like the explanation of how the EMP was generated and how not one nation/individual could be found responsible. With all our "global-ness", I can see how the ending of this book was highly plausible.

I'm not really interested in reading the follow up books if that tells you anything about this book. This book was good enough on its own. I may be a bit curious in about a year or so when I've had more time to digest this one but overall, I'm ok with just reading this one and passing up on the follow up books.

I enjoyed the book Gray by Lou Cadle a bit more than this one from a Post-Apocalyptic story line. This one was just an ok, post-apocalyptic book, IMHO but a fun read nonetheless.

  • Revival

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Stephen King
  • Narrateur(s): David Morse
  • Durée: 13 h et 24 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review of Steven King's Revival

  • Écrit par Jose N. Alaras le 2019-03-05

Review of Steven King's Revival

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-05

I have recently come to love the books of Steven King. His books like The Stand, 11.22.63, Under The Dome and Revival are great epics that you can really get lost in. His writing style is so easy to follow, especially in an audio book format.

There is humour, drama and comedy in most of the stories that I've read.

I found myself looking forward to my commute and putting in the earbuds and listening to this all the way home.

This one actually scared me when I was lying in bed beside my wife. I had to cover up under the blankets and scootch up closer to my wife because the goose bumps crept up my back when I was closer to the climax of the story.

Great fun and a great listen...I recommend it!

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  • Wolves

  • Auteur(s): D. J. Molles
  • Narrateur(s): Christian Rummel
  • Durée: 18 h et 19 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relentlessly dark...

  • Écrit par James le 2018-01-27

Review of Woves (Los Lobos)

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-05

Just finished it. I liked it. The story was good and it was as the other reviewers said: dark, depressing and violent. It was well done, in my opinion. I didn't feel that engaged when listening to the book...just a good post-apocalyptic story.

The deep voice of the narrator was fantastic, it really gave credence to the main character's personality.

Overall a great listen, especially if you're commuting to and from work, but some mornings it was just a bit too dark to listen to.

I give it 4/5 stars overall.

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  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Stephen King
  • Narrateur(s): Raul Esparza
  • Durée: 34 h et 24 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book recommend !

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-12-07

Epic novel

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-17

Another good one from King.

I really enjoyed The Stand and this one was similar in the way it put you into the story. I despised the bad guys and wanted them to get it in the end.

I really enjoy King’s novels especially when I can listen to them in my car on a long ride.

The explanation of the dome was good. Plausible in a way that can be in a sci-fi novel. I don’t want to give anything away but it wasn’t cheesy.

Overall a great yarn.

  • The Outsider

  • Auteur(s): Stephen King
  • Narrateur(s): Will Patton
  • Durée: 18 h et 41 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 136
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 135

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Waste of Time

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2018-06-04

Can always count on Stephen King

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-02

Great storyline and as always starts off as a regular detective story but morphs into something supernatural. I have begun to enjoy these types of yarns as they always take me away. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Hearts in Atlantis

  • Auteur(s): Stephen King
  • Narrateur(s): Stephen King, William Hurt
  • Durée: 20 h et 9 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

All the stories in this collection from Stephen King are related to the Vietnam War. King fans will recognize echoes of The Dark Tower series in the collection's first story, "Low Men in Yellow Coats." As the characters develop over the next four stories, King's version of the Vietnam War becomes one of his most frightening tales ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book, bad useless music

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-12-12

Performances

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-06-12

Great story...William Hurt’s performance was much better that Stephen King’s reading but still good.

  • 1Q84

  • Auteur(s): Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrateur(s): Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Durée: 46 h et 45 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 114

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and Wonderful

  • Écrit par Aaron Upward le 2018-04-25

Fantastical Story

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-02-28

I really enjoyed the plot and character development as much as I did the creative ideas in the plot. The suspension from reality reminds me of the Miyazaki movies like Spirited Away, Ponyo, Castle In The Sky, etc. but it left me feeling a bit empty by the end.

The lead up to the climax was good but the denouement was rapid and short.

Overall, I liked the book but by the end it left me feeling lacklustre.

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