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Nicholas

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2004

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  • 7 reviews
  • 133 ratings
  • 456 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3767)
    Performance
    (3234)
    Story
    (3220)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Dull and longwinded"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I felt this story just dragged on and on, the author I am sure felt the details were meant to add perspective to the story but I found it interrupted the flow and lost interest many times and in fact for the first time when listening to a book I tuned out whole sections of the book.


    4 of 6 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
    (1655)
    Performance
    (905)
    Story
    (899)

    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"
    "Somewhat long but a great book"
    Overall

    I agree with some others that at times this book was a little long and a little too in-depth with Russian culture. However, looking past that the story was gripping and if you think of the possibilities of this having happened, truly amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10339)
    Performance
    (5247)
    Story
    (5281)

    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.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Great read...a little long"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book as Stephen really made you know the characters as if they were your neighbours. At times I did find the detail a tad long in the tooth, but overall I completely enjoyed the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2470)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (505)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Debbie McKelvey says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Fantastic read"
    Overall

    This was my first Jeffrey Archer book and it won't be my last. Although I had an idea of the story there was nothing predicatable about it. It was entertaining and a fantastic read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (3082)
    Performance
    (1246)
    Story
    (1251)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Alex says: "The Good, Bad, and the So-So"
    "NOt his best work"
    Overall

    Although this was a fun read, I can't say it was that compelling or held my interest, but if you want something light hearted for a quiet day then by all means go for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (6336)
    Performance
    (1913)
    Story
    (1941)

    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Phillip says: "I couldn't put it down...5 STARS"
    "Gripping from start to finish"
    Overall

    After reading the Da Vinci Code I was afraid this would be very similar and redundant - I couldn't have been more wrong! This story is compelling and intriguing from the beginning and keeps you engrossed right thru to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sky is Falling

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated By Karen Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    If America had a royal family, the Taylor Winthrops would wear the crown. The popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the imagination of the world with their public service, their enormous charity, and their glamorous lives. But in the period of one year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of accidents. Beautiful young anchorwoman Dana Evans begins an investigation and starts unraveling compelling evidence that she can hardly believe.

    Nicholas says: "Predictable and boring"
    "Predictable and boring"
    Overall

    I was looking forward to this latest Sydney Sheldon but I found the story line quite boring and the writing was unbelievable. It was almost as if he was trying to use a few words as possible as scenes jumped at light speed from one setting to the next.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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