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Cecil

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  • 26 reviews
  • 533 ratings
  • 594 titles in library
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  • Exit Plan

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Larry Bond
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    New York Times best-selling author Larry Bond’s Dangerous Ground, starring Navy lieutenant commander Jerry Mitchell, was hailed as a “hugely entertaining adventure” by Library Journal. In Exit Plan, Mitchell’s crew is ordered to the Iranian coast for a mission to retrieve intelligence on Iran’s nuclear weapons. But while en route, their mini-sub catches fire, forcing Mitchell and four SEALs to swim to shore - and into enemy territory.

    Jack says: "Larry Bond is Back!"
    "Excellence at its best!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a very written and detailed book - step by step the author draws you in.


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

    Dick Hill has has the perfect voice and cadance for this book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tokyo Kill: Jim Brodie, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Barry Lancet
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Fresh off his involvement in solving San Francisco's Japantown murders, antiques dealer Jim Brodie had returned to Tokyo for some R&R, and to hunt down a rare ink painting by the legendary Japanese Zen master Sengai for one of his clients - not to take on another case with his late father's P.I. firm. But out of respect for the old soldier, Brodie agrees to provide a security detail, thinking it'll be an easy job and end when the man comes to his senses. Instead, an unexpected, brutal murder rocks Brodie and his crew, sending them deep into the realm of the Triads.

    shelley says: "Tokyo Kill is a 5 Star WOW"
    "Good listen with twists and turns"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Barry Lancet and/or Scott Brick?

    Good listen especially with Scott Brick reading - I like that the integrations of Japanese culture was added


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Not a Drill: Jack Reacher, Book 18.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    With nine straight number one New York Times bestsellers and over 17 million copies in print in the United States alone, it's easy to see why the New York Times has anointed Lee Child as "the best thriller writer of the moment". Now, as fans anxiously await the next full-length Reacher adventure, Child delivers a riveting new short story featuring the world's most beloved vigilante hero, Jack Reacher.

    Jean says: "Too Short of a short story"
    "Weak story - not Lee Child's best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I am so used to the twists and turns of Jack Reacher that I was a bit disappointed - this was too simplistic


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Great - exceptional - penetrating


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Japantown: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barry Lancet
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father’s Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and con­sulting on Brodie Security’s caseload at home and abroad.

    Marci says: "Lancet is about to be discovered"
    "A very good start and good story line"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Japantown? What did you like least?

    It was a very intriguing and interesting book, the history of the samurai and how they work in the present was a good and compelling idea.


    Would you recommend Japantown to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book but thought is was a bit on the long


    Was Japantown worth the listening time?

    I think that towards the end it seemed like the book should have ended about 45 min earlier


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Marc Cameron
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    From coast to coast, the nation is witnessing a new wave of terror - suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear, a flight attendant tries to crash an airliner, a police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium, and at CIA headquarters, a deputy director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American but are actually covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America.

    Susan says: "Just OK"
    "Another great book from Marc Cameron"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Act of Terror again? Why?

    Great book, not sure I would read it again but for sure moving forward to his next book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Redemption: A Tom Gray Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Alan McDermott
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    year after he was declared dead and began living under an assumed name in the Philippines, Tom Gray wants his life back.... Along with two ex-army buddies and a woman he rescued from terrorists, Gray attempts to make his way home to the UK to clear his name: no easy feat when members of the British government want to kill Gray and his loyal friends, and the long clandestine journey home on a container ship gives Gray’s nemesis, James Farrar, the time to hatch a plot to intercept him.

    Cecil says: "Excellent series of books"
    "Excellent series of books"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend it - you never know what is going to happen next


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • National Security

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Marc Cameron
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (117)

    When terrorism goes viral, one man goes ballistic. They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, it needs a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn.

    John says: "Excellent!"
    "Great book - could not put it down"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up National Security in three words, what would they be?

    High drama - fast moving, to be the 1st in a series made me order the other books in the series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of National Security?

    When the villain got his due


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

    Good performance by Tom Weiner, this was the 1st time I had heard him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20119)
    Performance
    (18016)
    Story
    (18079)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Sure hope the movie is better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Gone Girl better?

    The reader of this probably good book made it impossible to get through the 1st hour


    What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance?

    Kirby performance made me return the book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (641)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    NEW NAME says: "Whew....that was....WOW!"
    "Very erotic"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a very erotic and sexually intense book - Summer Roberts did a good job reading it. Looks like the rich guys have all the fun.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Very very very intense


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1675)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (914)

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

    Char says: "Incredibly Good"
    "One of the best books ever!!!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Charm School the most enjoyable?

    This book was scary and very conceivable


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    This is Scott Brick at his best


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes - when they thought that they were to leave the country by plane.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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