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Cecil

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  • The Fifth Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (570)

    From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

    Janice says: "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
    "This is my first Brad Meltzer book I did not like"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I thought the book was for me but as it went on and on I realized that at the very end I should have kept this book on the bookshelf


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think my next book will be The Intercept by Dick Wolf


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I think Scott Brick did all he could but the book for me lacked substance


    2 of 3 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
    (18270)
    Performance
    (16303)
    Story
    (16355)

    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
    (635)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (592)

    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
    Performance
    Story
    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
    (1651)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (895)

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Discarded: Jonathan Quinn, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    He thought his final assignment would be simple: Transport a package from Japan to Amsterdam. But for Orlando's mentor, Abraham, the job was not at all like he expected and ended up haunting him. Seven years later, Quinn and Orlando know something is up when Abraham asks for a favor. At his age, he should be sitting on a beach, enjoying his retirement, not working.

    shelley says: "This one is too good to DISCARD :>"
    "Quinn does it again - I love this work"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Discarded the most enjoyable?

    I have always like the combination of Jonathan Quinn, Orlando, Scott Brick and Brett Battles


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

    Quinn is among my favorite characters


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (884)
    Performance
    (806)
    Story
    (805)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "WOW - defiantly not the best of better Lee Childs"
    Overall
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    What would have made Personal better?

    Somehow Dick Hill assisted in making this book a bit boring


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    His cadence was wrong for this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jet - Justice: Jet, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Russell Blake
    • Narrated By Braden Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    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.

    Cecil says: "Fantastic listen"
    "Fantastic listen"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Jet character is an awesome woman, great friend, compassionate but a true warrior. Don't mess with Hannah her daughter or Matt her partner


    What about Braden Wright’s performance did you like?

    I like his cadence and overall rhythm - he is a great actor


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't mess with Jet!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (913)
    Performance
    (825)
    Story
    (828)

    When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch.

    laurie eller says: "worth the credit!"
    "The best erotic thriller that I have heard"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Ties the most enjoyable?

    This book is the best erotic thriller that I have heard - more erotic that thriller but great book non-the-less. It is intensely erotic.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, great read, good plot, intensely erotic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Safe House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Brian O'Neill, Graham Winton
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    New York Times best-selling author Linwood Barclay delivers an electrifying novel of suspense in which a family’s troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape.… Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family, who first appeared in No Time for Goodbye, experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible.

    shelley says: "Linwood Barclay has done it again - 5 Star Review"
    "Truly could not get past the 1st hr"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What disappointed you about No Safe House?

    A bit too slow for me - not sure if it was the narrator or the plot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Right Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Derek Haas
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    There has always been a need in the spy game for operations outside the realm of legality-covert missions so black no one in the American government, and almost no one in intelligence itself, is aware of their existence. The left hand can't know what the right hand is doing. Austin Clay is that right hand, executing missions that would be disavowed by his own government were he ever to be compromised. His team consists of only his trusted handler and himself. His missions are among the most important and dangerous in U.S. history.

    Robert says: "Well Worth a Read!"
    "I can't help but yawn"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was so slow - maybe it is possible that I was too anxious for it to get started - so I dumped it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Tomorrow: Victor the Assassin, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    When Victor is called to meet with an old friend who ultimately betrayed him, what he thought was an ambush is in fact a plea for help. As a Russian gangster, Norimov is accustomed to death threats, but now an unknown enemy wants more than his life. They intend to kill everyone he cares about, including his missing daughter Gisele. This time, Victor's job is not to kill but to protect. Unfortunately, locating Gisele is his first mistake - because someone is watching his every move.

    John says: "You are all crazy - And here is why."
    "Exceptional book and performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up No Tomorrow in three words, what would they be?

    This is among the best books in the Assassin series - Victor at his best


    What other book might you compare No Tomorrow to and why?

    I can compare this to the Mitch Rapp series - great book and performance


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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