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  • Obsidian Butterfly: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered - something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not the best abridgment."
    "Not the best abridgment."
    Overall

    I love this series. I own all of the books and have read them multiple times. I like this narrator. But, the abridgment is painful. They left out a lot of the details that make later books and relationships make sense. I wouldn't recommend it as your only exposure to the book. I hope an unabridged version comes out soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Limits of Power: Paladin's Legacy, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

    Anita says: "Great Tale badly read to gaspy death"
    "More from the series, better than book 3"
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    Performance
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    This is definitely a middle book in a series. It is better than book 3, in that it gives more purpose to some characters that felt like Deus ex Machina things in book 3. And, the author didn't pull any punches. I'm still not sure the Legacy series will make anyone fall in love with this world (I recommend the Deeds series for that), but it is more of a good thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunt for Justice: The True Story of an Undercover Wildlife Agent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lucinda Delaney Schroeder
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    For 30 years, Lucinda Delaney Schroeder held an unusual government position: She was one of the handful of women special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In August 1992, she accepted an assignment that forever changed - and endangered - her life. She posed as a big-game hunter in Alaska in order to infiltrate an international ring of poachers out to kill the biggest and best of that state's wildlife. A Hunt for Justice recounts her dramatic story - a story she was not legally permitted to write about until her retirement in 2004.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Real Crime PIece from the Perspective"
    "Great Real Crime PIece from the Perspective"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a great story of an investigation into wildlife crimes and a woman's explanation of what it take to be the first to break an incredibly tough glass ceiling. The narrator is strong, and the story is well written and edited. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Control Point: Shadow Ops

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Myke Cole
    • Narrated By Corey Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (118)

    Myke Cole is an expert at ratcheting up suspense and delivering pulse-pounding adventure that leaves audiences breathless. In Shadow Ops: Control Point, the world has seemingly gone mad. People are waking up with magical powers, such as the ability to raise the dead or call forth storms. The only thing staving off a plunge into chaos is the Supernatural Operations Corps, headed by Oscar Britton. But when Oscar exhibits a power of his own, the hunter becomes the hunted.

    Eugene says: "get on with it"
    "Satire About the Contemporary Military Experience"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I haven't finished the book. But, I want to speak against many of the negative reviews.

    This is satire. So, when people liken the book to Haldeman's Forever War, they are really talking about the second half of that book.

    The book really thinks about social equality and inequality, the use of contractors and indigenous people in American military expeditions, and the bureaucratic messes involved in that.

    Further, the narrator is very expressive. However, he is African American and the viewpoint character is also African American. If you don't know that version of American English, then you might not appreciate his skill.

    This is good science fiction in its political, fabulous, best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1095)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (931)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "Both a How To book and a bit of history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book begins by describing Delta selection and then the process through which Delta force established its procedures and culture and how they're prepared evolve through changing times. The second half of the book describes the author's participation in several actions. I really enjoy the first part of the book because the focus on developing methods and procedures really demonstrates good management methods. The narrator for the book is excellent as well. I highly recommend the book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Patriot Games

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (619)

    It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

    K. Masheter Deal says: "Oldie but Goodie!"
    "The first Jack Ryan Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Patriot Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this story. I've re-read the book multiple times, and I love the book so much that I purchased the audiobook even though I practically have every bit of the plot memorized.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    Scott Brick's performance is adequate, in that it does not distract from the story, but it is also not inspiring. I doubt he'll make anyone fall in love with the book.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (359)

    As Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes embark on their 11th adventure together, they find themselves immersed in the world of silent filmmaking. Here, the pirates are real—and unlike the shooting done with a camera, this sort can be deadly.

    Debra says: "Very disappointing"
    "The usual fun trip"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not the best Mary Russell story as it is a bit light hearted and lacking in sophistication, but the usual magic of Laurie R. King comes through. Audible has a great narrator for these stories, so I'm always pleased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Port Mortuary: A Scarpetta Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (821)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (304)

    In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.

    Dorothy Brady says: "Not her best work followed by a very poor narrator"
    "Finally, the original magic is back"
    Overall

    Finally, Cornwell got us back to the magic of the beginning of the series where the science and the characters were the center ... not weird, unbelievable plots. I did occasionally struggle with hearing the change in voices, but overall a really true-to-the-written-word naration.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful

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