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Bruce Maddox

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  • Covert Warriors: Presidential Agent Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (415)

    At a Mexican roadblock, a U.S. Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they will return the hostage if a cartel kingpin is released from U.S. federal prison.But when word gets to Charley Castillo and his group of “retired” spies and special operators, they have their doubts.

    Richard Tabisz says: "Disappointing"
    "Makes my brain bleed."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    All the voices seem strident and overbearing. Sometimes it's like iistening to Foghorn Leghorn argue with himself. I think DIck Hill could tone it down a bit, but the story itself plows SO much of the same ground over and over, and he has to read what's written.


    What could W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    How many times does a plot development have to be repeated to each character almost verbatim? I had to take breaks to rest before listening to more.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill???s performance?

    Strident, loud, and combative.


    What character would you cut from Covert Warriors?

    I wouldn't cut a character, but I might try to give each character's personality more nuance. Many of the conversations sound like old cops telling war stories after one too many drinks....war stories they've repeated a thousand times...and being a bit too coarse in the presence of other characters who should be treated with more respect...like Abuela.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I'm done with this series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Natchez Burning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By David Ledoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (729)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (656)

    Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

    Carolyn says: "Can't get past reader"
    "Bad Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story drags at times, but the narrator absolutely bogs it down, even when the story is going smoothly. There are two many characters for this man's skills.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better actor as narrator.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Promise Me

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Harlan Coben
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (120)

    The school year is almost over. Anxious families await word of college acceptances. In these last pressure-cooker months of high school, some kids will make the all-too-common and all-too-dangerous mistake of drinking and driving. But Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind but are afraid to call their parents, they must call him.

    Robert E. Scarcelle says: "Weak Effort"
    "My Cousin Vinny???"
    Overall

    I can't finish this thing. I want my money back. Yute? What's a yute? orrrrr.....Yonda lies duh castle uh my fahda. Geez.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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