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  • The Visitor: Jack Reacher 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Hayward Morse
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

    Rod says: "Good Story"
    "Good story, terrible narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, it's too hard to listen to with Hayward Morse narrating. He makes Jack Reacher sound like a dufus, and all the women sound whiney. I love Jack Reacher books, this is so far the only one I haven't enjoyed, and that is because of the narration. Not the best of the Reacher series either, a little bit predictable unfortunately. Still love every other Reacher book though.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't give a great portrayal of Jack Reacher with the voice he chose to use for him, made him seem slow and a bit dull. Jeff Harding and Dick Hill do an awesome job of narrating Reacher, (and all of the other characters in the books) just not Hayward Morse. If this was the first Reacher book I listened to, I would have given up.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Try any of the other Reacher books narrated by Jeff Harding or Dick Hill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: Jack Reacher 16

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (76)

    March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base.Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action in The Affair is set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor....

    SharonJen says: "If this was my only Reacher book.."
    "Another great Jack Reacher novel"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Great story, and good to hear a story from Jack Reacher's background in the army


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He's a excellent narrator, does an amazing job of all of the different voices. You can tell who the character is just from the way he speaks for them. Even does women's voices well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely. Trouble was, sleep got in the way, so couldn't listen to it all in one go.


    Any additional comments?

    The Jack Reacher series is awesome, and this is as good all as the others I have listened to. If you like Reacher, you will like this one.

    Spoken in the first person, as if narrated by Reacher, which was a nice change from the normal third person style, helps you to get a good feel for him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Collins, Morten T Hansen
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Ten years after the worldwide best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another ground-breaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.

    Henry says: "Well researched and a timely book for today."
    "Good content, horrendous narration"
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    Performance
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    What did you like best about Great by Choice? What did you like least?

    Best: The content is sound, and only just carries you through the ridiculously bad narration.

    Least: Choppy, stilted and over the top narration. I read the other reviews talking about how bad the narration was, and thought, nah, I've never had a problem with any narration on any other audio book in the past, I'll be right. Big mistake.

    Jim may write decent books, but he really needs to stick to what he is good at, and get professional narrators to read them. Here's an example


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Collins’s performances?

    Not in a million lifetimes.


    Do you think Great by Choice needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, read by someone else.


    Any additional comments?

    I would even suggest a second release of this book, read by somebody else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Masterson
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (130)

    If you had the opportunity to work where, when, and with whom you wanted - all while getting paid very well - would you take it? Self-made multimillionaire and best-selling author Michael Masterson did, and with Ready, Fire, Aim he'll show you how to do the same.

    Adam says: "Best Business Book in a Long Time"
    "Brilliant book"
    Overall

    This is an absolute cracker of a book! It is a must listen for anyone that owns or wants to own or build a business, has great tips, and is inspirational. Definitely one of the best business audiobooks I have downloaded, this book will get you motivated to build your business and get focused.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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