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Rachel

New Braunfels, TX, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Athena Project: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (292)

    Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

    Don says: "Nice spin-off, good listen"
    "A Man's Story About Women Warriors"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Athena Project again? Why?

    I rarely read the same book twice, but I will read more Athena Project books.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Brad Thor? Why or why not?

    Yes! I am a big fan of Brad Thor. He's a great teacher of world politics as the backdrop for exciting stories.


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

    Ms. Marvel keeps the characters distinct, the energy level up, and the story moving. I could listen to her and do other work with my hands without losing track of the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Athena Project and why?

    Cooper. She was more like the women warriors I've known, less concerned with looks than with her mission. Accepting that manipulating men by looking good is part of the mission is not easy for her.


    Any additional comments?

    It's tough for a man to write from a woman's point of view. I applaud Brad Thor for doing it as well as he did, but he does male characters better. He inspired me to think deeply about what ordinary people can do to resist the unsavory changes happening in our culture and government. We all have innate gifts, valuable skillsets and much-needed resources to contribute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5454)
    Performance
    (3650)
    Story
    (3654)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "Gabaldon portrays real and really strong marriages"
    Overall

    Ive listened to the whole series on audiobook (had to listen to one abridged) and love it! No one could be in all the places at the pivotal moments in history the way the Frasers/Mackenzies are. But, their relationships are inspiring and this is a great way to learn history. Porter's voices and accents bring the characters and their words to life. (I was glad for her help with the Gaelic.)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (962)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (559)

    The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

    Fay says: "The Emersons and the mummy case - a must listen"
    "The Mummy Case"
    Overall

    I'm enjoying the Amelia Peabody series, but this one dragged a bit. Maybe I need to listen to something else for awhile and come back to it. Amelia and Emerson are wonderful characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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