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  • O'Hara's Choice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leon Uris
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Two decades after the Civil War, first-generation Irish-American Zachary O'Hara, son of a legendary Marine and a force of a man in his own right, finds himself playing a critical role as the very existence of the Marine Corps is being decided. If he can help persuade the Secretary of the Navy that the Marines will be crucial to America's security in years to come, all the while hefting a heavy, secret weight in his heart, he'll save the Corps and make his career.

    KEN B says: "O'Hara's Choie"
    "Technical Difficulties"
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    The book was a bit disjointed and superficial (unlike so many other Leon Uris books which I have really enjoyed.) My biggest complaints, however, were with the recording: 1)some sections seemed to be spliced in out of order--making things quite confusing and 2) on several occasions, I could hear someone laughing in the background.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    Overall
    (1815)
    Performance
    (1716)
    Story
    (1722)

    Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

    Jack says: "The Great Swampy Middle!"
    "A disappointment after a great Book 1"
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    I so very much enjoyed Book 1 and was very much looking forward to this sequel. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. All the appealing elements (to me) of Book 1--great camaraderie/banter amongst the "brothers"; the grueling training and battles; the loyalty to the Order; the clear good vs. evil elements are all missing in Book 2. It is almost like this book was written by someone else. In Book 2 there are so many new characters (all with similar sounding names) that it gets confusing. Unfortunately these new characters are not delivered with the skill and depth they were developed in Book 1--and there are so many--that it is hard to really identify with any of them. Obviously Anthony Ryan is a gifted writer--I just wish that, for this series, he would've kept this sequel consistent in content and quality with Book 1.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colony: Genesis

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michaelbrent Collings
    • Narrated By John Alexander Brancy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    In under 10 minutes, 99.9% of the world's population will be dead... or changed. Conversion is instant. Headshots just make them angry. And they're getting smarter. Ken Strickland has made it through the first moments. But his family is still out there. Can he survive? Can he find them? Or will he become one more of the creatures that now rule our world?

    Mike Naka says: "INTENSE thrill ride"
    "Too short for the price"
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    I have to admit I did not check notice the length of this book until after I bought it, but at only 4 hours and 39 minutes I'm feeling taken advantage of. It doesn't help that the chapters are each only 2-3 minutes long.

    The story is fine and the performance is good, but it feels as if the author is 'milking it' to even get to the 4 hour mark...kind of like my high school daughter stretching a 5 page paper into 10 pages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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