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Melinda

Melinda UT Member Since 2009

So hooked by audio that I have to read books aloud. *If my reviews help, please let me know.

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  • "Sexy Saucy Spies"

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    After a 33 year career working as a covert operative with the C.I.A., Matthews no doubt could have written an intriguing best seller about his days of espionage. But evidenced by this debut novel, Matthews not only knows his tradecraft, he has the writing chops to produce better than a one time tell-all. In the tradition of other great former spy-turned-novelists, Fleming, McCarry, le Carré -- Red Sparrow is a smart, tightly constructed novel that lays out such an information-packed, step by step foundation, that the listener feels complicit in the Cold War cat and mouse. Worthy of comparisons to the aforementioned authors...and with just enough playfulness to apparently keep it out of the Federal shredders.

    This is the caliber of novel you expect from a veteran author -- or should I say "seasoned" author? Included at the end of each chapter is the recipe for some exotic dish that one of the characters has been noshing on -- an addition that has some critic's calling the bonus recipe a distraction and an unnecessary and gimmick. (I say if James Bond can have Pussy Galore, a razor brimmed bowler hat, and exploding toothpaste - Matthews can give his readers recipes.) Ignore these effete literary snobs; Matthew intentionally provided them with a bull's eye, saying in an interview he did, "The real world of intelligence work is a lot of waiting, analysis, research, so I had to insert some excitement in the fictional plot." Until reading the interview, I had wondered if a clue was provided in each recipe; every element of this story is so well constructed it would make sense--but not so...sometimes a red herring is just a red herring.

    Also raising a critical eyebrow is the synesthete seductress (she sees colors around people), Russian intelligence officer Dominika. Her aura-enhanced vision however, is blessedly not an X-man-ish superpower, but an actual phenomenon that some people claim to experience (including author Vladim Nabokov). The condition is used as an ineffectual trait that adds interest to her character without really affecting her performance or the story. This was a bigger issue than the recipe, and I'm still chewing on that element being thrown into classic spy fiction...wondering if Matthews has future plans with this fascinating female spy.

    The detail here is absorbing; the treachery and deceit will have you wide-eyed and tense, paranoid about dotting an "i" (the dot could be the message!). Maybe the recipes were at least a hint about how to enjoy this novel...This kind of from the ground up detailing takes time; the tension builds slowly, like the warm kettle of water that slowly comes to a boil and catches/cooks that proverbial frog...when it starts to bubble it is fast and furious. And unblinkingly vicious.
    A difficult novel to narrate, with the Russian characters, dialogue, and terms, and Jeremy Bobb adds an understated panache to the story with his reading. Great read/highly recommend to fans of spy fiction. Best case scenario: Matthews continues with this character and his unique style and *packaging* (I, for one, would love the cookbook).

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    Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

    Melinda says: "Sexy Saucy Spies"
  • "Global Ripples"

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    'Nothing is ever what it seems' -- hold onto that mantra; it will serve you well as a reminder while traveling through the pages of this globe spinning political conspiracy that will have you feeling like you are navigating in the modern political panorama through a house of distorted mirrors. A smart, complex story of espionage that relies not on the thriller aspects, but on not knowing the intricacies of a tangled web of spy vs. spy.

    The novel spans 20 tumultuous years, 1991-2011: Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, the Arab Spring, civil wars, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yugoslavia... and leaked political cables via WikiLeaks. The historical significance of those years is powerful when compressed and reflected on, and I suggest listening carefully to the *Collection Strategies* that precede chapter 1. The story jumps back and forth through the years, and employs different points of view, which helps once you chalk up any *contradictions* to point of view and not actual contradictions . The cast of characters is daunting at times, some critics suggest superfluous. I didn't find that the case. Steinhauer keeps a sharp focus on a twisting plot of foggy allegiances and surprising betrayals; the characters' weaknesses and strengths are revealed subtly.

    I admit to stumbling with reckoning a bored, blonde, manicured, middle-aged, lady-that-lunches, being recruited to work in such a deadly theater. (Who knew the days of the obvious iron bowler hatted, or metal toothed giant no good-niks would give way to....me.) Maybe a case of the perfect front? Nothing is ever what it seems...

    I liked D8U's thoughtful comments. As much as I also love this genre -- I read le Carré, Furst, Littell, Deighton, Oppenheim -- this was my first novel by Steinhauer and am glad to see Audible offers several Steinhauer titles from which to choose. Ideally, Ballerini would be the narrator for each novel; as always, first rate narration with this novel, which was no easy task when interpreting so many diverse characters. About all you can be sure of with The Cairo Affair is that it comes together into a good, slick read, and may possibly leave some of you trying to quiet some uncomfortable thoughts -- beyond which Steinhauer novel to read next.

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    Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.

    Darwin8u says: "In the widening gyre"
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  • The Counterfeit Agent: A John Wells Novel, Book 8

    "What a disappointment!"

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    What would have made The Counterfeit Agent better?

    An ending. It honestly sounded as though Mr. Berenson got tired of writing, so he just stopped.


    What was most disappointing about Alex Berenson’s story?

    The ending. I've read every thing this author has written and I was eagerly looking forward to getting this audio book - it was on my pre-order list until it became available. However, I have to return it - I was just too disappointed.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As far as I'm concerned Mr. Guidal could read the phone book and make it sound fascinating - he's always great and he did not disappoint, unlike the author.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, the most redeeming quality was the selection of the narrator. I wish Mr. Guidal could narrate all of my selections! The plot was involved, as are all of the author's novels. However, he failed to actually complete the story.


    Any additional comments?

    If, and only if, Mr. Berenson is planning to write an immediate sequel to this book, then as an author, he needs to rethink what he's doing. If a second book is forthcoming, why wasn't that stated?

  • The Bourne Supremacy

    "Far Too Complicated"

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    What would have made The Bourne Supremacy better?

    Not sure what could make this story better except maybe cutting it in half. I really enjoy long stories and do not read books with simplistic plots. However, this book was beyond difficult to follow - too many characters and too many subplots. Nothing was as it seemed, so it felt as though it should have been in the fantasy category. Disappointing.


    What was most disappointing about Robert Ludlum’s story?

    It was entirely too long becasue the author created too many characters and subplots.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    There have been an occasion or two when I've selected a book because Scott has been the narrator! Scott could read a phone book and make it sound great. He always turns in a terrific performance.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Major disappointment. So much so that I'm returning this book. No sense in keeping it since I will NEVER listen to it again!


    Any additional comments?

    Unless your mind resides in the rabbit hole, don't bother with this tome.

  • The Camel Club

    "One of the Best!"

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    What made the experience of listening to The Camel Club the most enjoyable?

    The suspense, the characters, and plot twists and the ending.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Most of the time. Not knowing how a certain part would turn out or how the good guys were going to get out of a desperate situation, or wondering who was a sleeper bad guy and who wasn't.


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed his delivery of the woman who is from Poland - hard to hear such a voice in one's head!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not much in the way of humor. The characters, while rich in much of their development, didn't cause me to cry.


    Any additional comments?

    All said, it was terrific!

  • Executive Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    "Mitch Rapp may need a vacation..."

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    Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or George Guidall?

    Vince Flynn is one of my favorite authors and I could listen to George Guidall read the phone book (he's really that good!), so I will undoubtedly buy another book by the author.


    Has Executive Power turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope - I thoroughly enjoy current day thrillers - just because this specific book wasn't up to par doesn't mean I'll switch to westerns or sci-fi.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Irene Kennedy - hard to imagine a man being the voice of a woman, but Mr. Guidall is just that talented!


    Did Executive Power inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to take a break after hearing 3/4 of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The main problem with this book is the number of plots and their disconnectedness with one another. I'm guessing the author will eventually tie things up but throughout much of the novel, there are parallel story lines. Part of my enjoyment with this genre is something that I should perhaps not be proud of, but here it is: I don't have to give much thought to each page I read - I can simply enjoy the novel and not spend lots of time trying to figure out what I missed. With Executive Decision I kept rewinding (old terminology) my book because I couldn't figure out what I must have missed. This isn't how I prefer to enjoy such novels, that's for sure.I have several other books by Vince Flynn and never experienced this before. Is it just me??

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    I've listened to all of Rosenberg's political fiction and have enjoyed every book. If you haven't listened toThe Twelfth Imam, I recommend that you get it first as this one is a sequel, continuing the adventures of CIA asset David Shirazi. Shirazi, born in the US to Iranian parents who fled the revolution, infliltrates Iran at the highest levels and uncovers a terrible plot which he works hard to subvert. The Twelfth Imam, or Madi (sp.) has formed a caliphate consisting of most middle eastern countries. While posing as a religious figure, it's obvious he has nothing but evil on his mind, including the destruction of Israel and western society. This book, like other Rosenberg thrillers will hold your attention and make it difficult to get any sleep as you won't want to stop listening....The narrator was very good, using different accents and handling male and female voices equally well. Get it now!

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    The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

    Susan says: "Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!"

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    When a series of events bring Chad Hunter and hot Agency super spy Sirena back together again, the action gets ramped up immediately. Chad has been hired by the Defense Department to develop a new weapon system based on the Hypershot rail gun system, with a scheduled test looming from a remote site on a volcano in Ecuador. While attending a United Nations World Conference on International Telecommunications in Brazil, Chad runs into Sirena.

  • Sabotage (






UNABRIDGED) by Matt Cook Narrated by John McLain

    Sabotage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Matt Cook
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare - celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer - disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas. An extortionist code-named "Viking" has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war.

  • Jet - Justice: Jet, Book 6 (






UNABRIDGED) by Russell Blake Narrated by Braden Wright

    Jet - Justice: Jet, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
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    Justice continues the saga of the former Mossad operative as she battles to survive in a world intent on destroying her. From the streets of Argentina to the corridors of power in Moscow, her past continues to haunt her even as she flees it with all her heart.

    shelley says: "The momentum continued with JET VI JUSTICE"
  • The Chaklala Codes (






UNABRIDGED) by Hoyt Hilsman Narrated by Clyde FT Small

    The Chaklala Codes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hoyt Hilsman
    • Narrated By Clyde FT Small
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    CIA agent Grant Stearns and the Team Six Navy SEALs are sent on a mission to secure the top secret Wah nuclear munitions center (near the infamous Osama Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad) and unlock the mysterious Chaklala Codes - the encrypted keys to Pakistan's nuclear weapons - before anyone else gets ahold of them.

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  • The Golden Hour (






UNABRIDGED) by Todd Moss Narrated by Peter Marek

    The Golden Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Todd Moss
    • Narrated By Peter Marek
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    The Golden Hour: In international politics, the 100 hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action - something - might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty.

  • Face Down: Harry Tyler, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Garry Bushell Narrated by Jon Caruth

    Face Down: Harry Tyler, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Garry Bushell
    • Narrated By Jon Caruth
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    Harry Tyler is living an unhappy life as a "dead man" following a failed MI5 conspiracy to kill him in Ireland. A right wing journalist in a popular paper is saying all the things his readers want to hear, laying blame for the country's ills at the doors of immigration, the welfare state, scroungers, and spongers. But when the people he targets in his column wind up dead, a serial killer seems to be taking the law into his own hands.

  • The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: A Terrorist Perspective (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Perkins Narrated by Bill Keeton

    The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: A Terrorist Perspective

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dan Perkins
    • Narrated By Bill Keeton
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    As he reached the first step, he used his flashlight again, looking for trip wires, but didn't see any. He started slowly and deliberately climbing the stairs. One step closer, and he saw a pile of sticks of dynamite. He did the math and realized that if they went off, there wouldn't be anything left of the house, and certainly not of him.