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David

I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.

ROANOKE, VA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 12 reviews
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  • 1386 titles in library
  • 137 purchased in 2014
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  • Fatherland

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler’s 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin’s most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Gripping from start to finish"
    "Alternative history"
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    I originally read Fatherland, watched the movie and was excited to listen to it on Audible. The alternative history is so interesting and is a great backdrop for the murder mystery that is centerpiece of the story. If you like thrillers or murder mysteries, then give this book a try!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rainbow Six

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1460)
    Performance
    (1161)
    Story
    (1178)

    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Brodie says: "Tom Clancy (Top Cat)"
    "Not really part of Jack Ryan series"
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    In fact, his name is never mentioned although I'm pretty certain he is the President that some refer to in the book. I thought this would be along the lines of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series but it's not as action packed, which probably means that it is more realistic. I appreciate the story that Tom Clancy likes to put in his books but I really think he could condense the story to make it more tension filled and less to weed through. It all comes together in the end but it's a long path to get there.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Peter Benchley
    • Narrated By Mark Feuerstein
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship. What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounter with past and present, a struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea, in the deep.

    William says: "Better than Jaws!"
    "Ends abruptly"
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    I loved Jaws so I thought I would like this one just as much. I didn't but Jaws is one of the best books I've ever listened to so this had a lot to live up to. The Deep isn't bad per se but I just had higher hopes for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6025)
    Performance
    (5563)
    Story
    (5556)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Back to form"
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    Book 3 missed the mark for me but Book 4 in the Iron Druid Chronicles is back to good form. There's a lot of fun in this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Gate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (933)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (795)

    Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts.

    Amanda says: "Reliable Entertainment for Child Fans"
    "Started out great"
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    and finished pretty strong but it got slow in the middle. I would recommend it though to anyone that likes adventure books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hissers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ryan C. Thomas
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (309)

    It's the last weekend of summer break in the small town of Castor, and four teenage friends are about to attend the most popular end-of-summer high-school party in town… with a massive wave of mutated undead about to crash the party. It's The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive.

    Mike Naka says: "stephen king of zombies"
    "Great exciting book from start to finish"
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    I had held off listening to this book because I thought I would have to struggle to listen to it. Well, I was wrong! This book was thrilling all the way through and I was sad when it ended. It's a great take on the zombie formula and I could easily see this become a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1632)
    Performance
    (1246)
    Story
    (1253)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "Huge fan of this book!"
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    I love the Jack Ryan series. I've read this book, seen the movie (obviously) and now have listened to it on audio. This book is so good. If you like it, you must then get Patriot Games because it is even better!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • London Bridges

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (657)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (163)

    In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.

    Leslie says: "What a ride!!!"
    "Alex Cross"
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    If you like the Alex Cross series, then you will like this. Just make sure you read the series in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3041)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1644)

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "This one was better"
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    Vince Flynn bounced back with this one. Not sure why but it seemed like the writing about Mike Nash and family was handled a little better in this one. Wonder if he was planning a spin-off series for Mike Nash? Either way, this book flowed much better than the previous one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extreme Measures: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3182)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1544)

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    F says: "Kickass Thriller - With Politics!"
    "Mitch Rapp or Mike Nash"
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    The sudden introduction of Mike Nash and focus on he and his family did not land on me well. I don't think Vince Flynn knows how to write about women and family life very well. I usually like the Mitch Rapp books but the focus on Mike Nash in this turned me off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (224)

    In a daring and chilling debut, Brad Thor draws us into a sinister labyrinth of political intrigue and international terrorism, serving up an explosive cocktail of unrelenting action and a shattering climax, as one man is pushed to the edge.

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality. Thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed, and the vacationing president of the United States has been kidnapped.

    Don says: "Great listen"
    "Don't like abridged"
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    I do not like abridged books. I don't think I realized this was when I got it but I still gave it a try. It wasn't great. It would be a good book if it wasn't abridged so if you like the Brad Thor series or books in this vein (Vince Flynn, etc), you should find the unabridged book and give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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