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Jack

Tenaha, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3529)
    Performance
    (3085)
    Story
    (3101)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Highly disappointed!"
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    Performance
    Story

    Narration was ok but story did not, as advertised, revolve around Jack Ryan. It was more a story of "The Campus". Way to much "computer geek" talk. Could tell that it was not a true Clancy story. The Jack Ryan actions that I was looking for (Debt of Honor,Executitive Orders) did not exist. This book should be listed as a Jack Ryan Jr. novel.

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  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3483)
    Performance
    (1201)
    Story
    (1219)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Success again"
    Overall

    Whether it is playing football in Italy, painting a house in 1950 era Arkansas or making you wonder where the millions came from in a legal thriller,Grisham has the ability to "pull" you in, and keep hanging on the next word.
    The Confession, unabridged, is a powerful and ensightful story that makes us think "What if this happened to me". I recognize this as a much used method in fictional writing but, Grisham has raised it to another level.
    I have lived in East Texas all my life and know a lot about the culture and politics of the region. This COULD truly happen; and probably has.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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