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James

Frederick, MD, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Agenda 21

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (668)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (618)

    Just a generation ago this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of UN-lead program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as the 'Republic'. There is no president. No congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that 18-year-old Emmeline has ever known.

    J. Johnston says: "OK Thriller with an Important Message"
    "Chilling Tale of the Future"
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    This is a chilling if somewhat paranoid tale of the future. This is billed as a worst case future of what would happen if the UN gets to rule the USA. As a fictional story it was a very good listen. The ending was somewhat disappointing, and left me wanting more. Maybe there is a sequel. While I don't see the worst happening (and I don't think the author does either), as a child of the early fifties the current erosion of freedoms does parallel what the book portends. It was so good we also got the Kindle version. First time getting both versions of a book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted. But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans....

    drummin2life says: "Less Stone and Dino, more crap about the Wealthy"
    "More Clear Skys for Stone"
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    Stone does it again. The Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods for nubies are short siimplistic stories where it generally, but not always, turns out wonderful for everyone in the end. Even the "town fool" Herbie becomes a multimillionaire and always gets the girl. In short these are great fun breaks from reality. Always well written. Narration always consistent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (151)

    After two rollicking adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage.

    MissSusie66 says: "All in all a fun book"
    "Should Have Stayed Lost"
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    Thursday novels are one of my likes. I missed this one, but found it with the new series feature. Thought it would be like the rest. It is (spoiler?) about plots that are in the library basement waiting to get written into novels. That is where this plot should have stayed as far as I am concerned. As much as I like Thursday it was a chore to keep listening. It gets high ratings, but I found it jumbled overall. Only made it one third in, and gave up. Earlier and later ones in the series are better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Inner Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1382)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (744)

    When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

    Joseph says: "VERY WELL DONE"
    "WOW Get this book. Great plus Scott Brick"
    Overall

    I have been an Audible customer since 2006. I have never been motivitated to leave even stars for a book. After over 400+ books I am moved to write a review for this book. This book is a real thriller in every way. You never know who the are the good guys or the bad guys. It never had slow periods. I was amazed how it managed to keep my attention througout the entire book. Scott was wonderful as always. The short chapters helped keep place on my player. I have purchased some Melzer before. I will be going back to check for more after this. Thanks Brad.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful

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