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Jason

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  • Zoo Station

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Downing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (136)

    Anglo-American journalist John Russell lives in Berlin and is approached to do some work for the Soviets. He reluctantly agrees and soon becomes involved in other dangerous activities, like helping a Jewish family and an idealistic American reporter. When the British and the Nazis notice his involvement with the Soviets, Russell is dragged into the world of warring intelligence services.

    Richard says: "As Good as Alan Furst"
    "It's not Bond or Bourne...know that going in"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There's no action that I can remember in this book, but extremely suspenseful. Think Hitchcock. Downing is in no hurry, so settle in for a good story with good characters, but if you are looking for action you will be disappointed. If you know that going in, you can settle in and enjoy it for what it is.As this is the first in the series there is a lot of backstory to his situation. Very suspenseful conclusion Extremely believable premise. Narration was fantastic, but slow. I listened at 1.25 speed and it flowed better. I never do that but in this case it worked well. Overall, as long as you're not looking for car explosions or gunfights you will enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Savages: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (470)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (358)

    Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run an independent Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from an established clientele. But they may have come up against something that they can't handle---the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and saying no is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante.

    Theodore says: "I loved it"
    "Underwhelmed"
    Overall

    This book has been really well reviewed and I was anxious to hear it. I typically enjoy Winslow, but someone has convinced him he is a lot more clever than he is. Predictable plot with characters that you could care less about - but the worst part is Winslow's insistence on trying to make clever barbs about people, places and events that fall flat and after awhile just become annoying. Check out Winslow if you haven't, but skip this one.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Stone's Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Iain Pears
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice, John Lee, Simon Vance
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (140)

    Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents. A panoramic novel with a riveting mystery at its heart, Stone's Fall is a quest to discover how and why John Stone dies, falling out of a window at his London home.

    Marilyn Scher says: "Iain Pears-Always more than you bargained for."
    "Really a wonderful listen"
    Overall

    I don't often write reviews of what I've listened to but I'm compelled to write about this, really a fascinating and terrific story, and wonderfully well done by all involved. Although lengthy I actually found myself wishing for more when it was all over. Highly recommended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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