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Jerome Robbins

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  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • The Templar Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (435)

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    Jane says: "Overall, a good read"
    "A surprise"
    Overall

    I didn't think there was room for another book dealing with the "Rennes-Le-Chateau mystery", but thoroughly enjoyed this author's approach centering on the Templar's perspective. Of course, there will be some readers who will disagree because although this is a work of fiction, it may challenge some canonical beliefs. I have observed in other reviews that this can be the sole criteria for panning a book regardless of its other virtues. That said, although long, I enjoyed the listen. I also appreciated the authors notes differentiating historical, scriptual, and fictional source material.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Wheel of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1889)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (861)

    FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

    Henrik says: "Answer to two of the questions you might have ..."
    "Can't wait"
    Overall

    After finishing a Preston/Childs novel, I always look forward to their next release. I wasn't disappointed with this one, except that I now have to wait once again for Pendergast to re- appear. Of course some of the plot may seem far-fetched; but if you seek reality in a book whose protagonist is a wealth scion cum F.B.I. agent/mystic with an in depth knowledge of just about everything, perhaps this series is not for you. If you want an enjoyable thriller, don't miss it! Also, although I am a big fan of Scott Brick, I agree that the narrator did an excellent job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hour Game

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1935)
    Performance
    (779)
    Story
    (791)

    A woman is found murdered in the woods with a very special watch on her wrist, and what seemed a simple case soon escalates into a nightmare. The criminal methods of some of the most infamous killers of all time are being replicated by a new predator who stalks and strikes victims with a cunning brilliance. No one can understand the murderer's motives or who the next victim will be.

    Patricia says: "Disappointing"
    "Great listen!!"
    Overall

    This is the first book that gave me "sore ears" because I couldn't stop listening! If you enjoy murder mystery genre, this ia s real winner!

    29 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (197)

    Behind the gates of a fabulous Hampton estate, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers the carnage of a gruesome crime, a nightmare of seemingly supernatural origin. The smoldering remains of infamous art critic Jeremy Grove, a melted cross branding his chest, are found in a locked, barricaded attic. The hoofprint singed into the floorboards and the smell of brimstone recall the legendary horrors that befall those who make a pact with the Devil.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Couldn't put it down"
    "Entertaining plot-but the ending?"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book, but was also troubled by the introduction of a character that didn't appear to be part of the plot, but rather a setup for the sequel (unless I missed something). Reminiscent of the old movie serials- get them excited waiting for the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Teeth of the Tiger

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Stephen Lang
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (37)

    Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

    J. Anderson says: "The Teeth of the Tiger"
    "Good-Bye Tom!"
    Overall

    I agree with previous reviewers. After wasting a credit on Red Rabbit, I reluctantly decided to give this book a try since I was such a big Clancy fan. MISTAKE! I feel that abridging a Clancy novel is removing the essence of what makes his boks unique. If the unabridged versions can't be released, he would do himself a favor to forget about Audible offerings. The plot and character development were almost amateurish. I felt like I was listening to a high school term paper. And the ending! ( there was none) brought me back to the old movie serials. The difference is that I am definitely NOT waiting for the next episode.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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