You no longer follow Don

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Don

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Don

Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!

northville, MI, United States | Member Since 2007

10
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 13 reviews
  • 551 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 24 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
5
FOLLOWERS
0

  • All Necessary Force

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    Best-selling author Brad Taylor draws upon his own experiences as a Delta Force commander for his exciting series starring elite Taskforce operative Pike Logan. In All Necessary Force, Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are trailing two terrorist organizations from Asia to Egypt when a deadly threat arrives in the U.S.

    Don says: "Editing makes a difference"
    "Editing makes a difference"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked the story and the characters but the editing made it hard to fully enjoy. I prefer audiobooks in which the chapters have a long pause at the end, as this book has. But, this was the first book I have ever listened to that made it very clear where the reader stopped for a break or the day and resumed and where re-takes were made and edited in. Both the volume and tone of the reader would change abruptly and annoyingly for either, OFTEN.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaws

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (294)

    Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded - but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can't do, won't do, or doesn't do well, and he has the men and assets to help set things straight.

    Mondobelly says: "Disappointing re-write of character history"
    "If you've read the previous books ignore this on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very dissapointed.
    The first 9 hours of the book, while introducing a new storyline, unfortunately re-tells the story of all preceeding books.
    While this might be good for someone who has not read any of the previous books I'm at a point where I'm hearing about the recovered airliner for the 5th or 6th time. In much more detail than I need.
    It's a clever way to get the word count up and make the book longer I am really close to turning it completely off.
    Things moving too slow not sure I can finish, trying but hadtoincreaseplaybackspeed.

    Definely sugggest the other 5 books in the series be read first. Or read this one and get all 6 in one. :-(

    Afraid to get the next one although Dick Hill is back at narrator and while Davies is good, Hill is the voice I have associated with the series just as I now associate him with Jack Reacher.

    1 of 1 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
    (15430)
    Performance
    (13674)
    Story
    (13706)

    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!"
    "Creepy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While at the top of many lists this was just a bit too dark and creepy for me. My wife had read the print version book and loved it. If you like psychological twists I suppose this is for you but I didn't make it past about an hour of listening and moved on to Cryptomania which fits my taste much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Covert Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By A. K. Alexander
    • Narrated By Kristin Kelbly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When three pregnant, homeless women die within a week of one another inside the emergency room of County Hospital in East Los Angeles, Dr. Kelly Morales begins to question why and how. When Dr. Morales attempts to question her colleague pathologist Dr. Jake Hamilton he becomes agitated and obviously anxious at her questions. Hours later, Dr. Hamilton is murdered.

    Don says: "Hated the plot-line"
    "Hated the plot-line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While it's not hard to believe that there could be people that actually tried to pull this off, just listening to the first few chapters was such a turn off that I had to stop listening. Nothing made me want to listen for more of the story. I could only think that this was too repugnant and I had many other books in my library that would be a better investment of my time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flawless

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joshua Spanogle
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    A former medical detective for the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Nate McCormick had seen enough suffering to last a lifetime. Now he's left the CDC, determined to begin a new life with his girlfriend in San Francisco...until the vicious murder of a biotech researcher, an old friend, hurtles him back into the medical world he's left behind.

    Dennis says: "Credits"
    "Tough Book to Rate -2* for excessive detail"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    98% of the book rates 4.5 stars especially with the great story telling of Scott Brick, however, I frequently found myself fast forwarding or seriously considering turning the book off. The gruesome detail is fine for a text in dermatology or oncology but please - I just don't appreciate a good story ruined by fatuous gory details that add nothing to the plot-line or character development. I’m reminded of why I stopped reading Patricia Cornwell – it may be “real” but I think the writer is too talented to need the yuck-factor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dating Dead Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Harley Jane Kozak
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Los Angeles greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley is dating 40 men in 60 days as research for a radio talk show host's upcoming book. Wollie is meeting plenty of eligible bachelors but not falling in love, not until she stumbles over a dead body en route to Rio Pescado - a state-run mental hospital - and is taken hostage by a charismatic "doctor" who is on the run from the Mob.

    Christa L. Mobley says: "NOT a fan"
    "Another Stephanie Plum"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good light-hearted "read" very similar to Janet Evanovich. While the writing didn't make me laugh out loud as does Evanovich it will make me smirk to myself. I have read several of the books by this author and enjoyed all. Plot is not too deep but has enough twists to keep you scratching your head. Super job done by the reader!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3783)
    Performance
    (2801)
    Story
    (2778)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Cort Gentry is no Mitch Rapp"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've "read" several of the Gray Man novels. This one just had too many impossible situations for our protagonist to overcome in too short a time. While there are great action scenes it became too implausible and I gave up about two-thirds of the way through the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1205)
    Performance
    (1054)
    Story
    (1049)

    Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

    Joshua says: "A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'"
    "Continuing the battle but at home"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Typical Scott Harvath but this time his job is within the US. A good story and excellent job by Armand Schultz. Interesting plot involving current NSA capabilities - with a scary "if you think about it too much" use of available computer technology. Scott makes use of some old allies we haven't heard from in quite a while. The movie title probably would be "Who is Watching the Watchers?"
    Readers who like this book would probably enjoy David Suarez's "Daemon" and "Freedom".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Live to Tell: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter, Rebecca Lowman, Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (905)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (511)

    On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have been brutally murdered. The father—and possible suspect—now lies clinging to life in the ICU. Murder-suicide? Or something worse? Veteran police detective D. D. Warren is certain of only one thing: There’s more to this case than meets the eye.

    Erin says: "Live To Tell - 3.5 stars"
    "Compelling but TMI"
    Overall

    Excellent story line but also very depressing/disturbing (although probably not as bleak as things really are). The story lines about each child as a seperate voice made them stand-out. but it was just too dark for me. Made me think of several other (very successful) authors whose style is just not for me. Sorry Lisa, I'll have to add you to that list of great writers but writers I will tend to pass on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cemetery Dance

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1499)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (730)

    Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

    J. says: "Not for the faint of heart OR animal lovers"
    "ouch!!!"
    Overall

    Made the mistake of buying this without checking reviews. Most of their previous joint tomes have been excellent; this one got too close to the edge and fell off the cliff. Gave up after about 3 hours of hoping this was really not a zombii story.
    Narration was very good but cannot recommend the book
    Get TERMINAL FREEZE or DEEP STORM instead *****

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.