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  • 14 reviews
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  • North and South: North and South Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (910)
    Story
    (919)

    Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

    Parusski says: "Captivating novel of the Civil War"
    "Finally!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad to see that some of the older books are coming out in unabridged audio formats. Please Audible, don't stop!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Top Secret: Clandestine Operations, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Alexander Cendese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (76)

    In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: The Soviet Union. The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley's job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can.

    Luck8 says: "Not up to the Hi STD set by the Honor Bound Series"
    "The narrator has obviously never been in the Army"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Nope. Pretty much saw everything coming down the pike...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Anytime the characters interacted with one another it was like they were always yelling at each other. Normal everyday conversation doesn't have people speaking with constant intensity. Please...Go back to Scott Brick.


    Any additional comments?

    As with most Griffin books, the fact that he feels the need to recap what happened in every other book before in the series gets quite monotonous. I sear, it seems like a large part of it was dedicated to bringing evryone up to speed on what happened from the very beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Black: Odyssey One, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By David deVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (518)

    The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.

    SteveK says: "Unworthy of Series"
    "A good listen...But there's a crucial part missing"
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    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to all 4 of these, and liked them a lot. But, all through the books reference is constantly made to "World War 3" and all of the storylines that came out of that. But so far I can't find any books about that.
    WTF?
    Why would an author dangle those sorts of threads to his readers without following through with them?
    To me, that shows a total lack of respect for his readers.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Half a King: Shattered Sea, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (168)

    Yarvi, second son of the feared King Uthrik and the ruthless Queen Laithlin of Gettland, was born with a useless hand, and cannot hold a shield, or do any of the things expected from a man. Left an outcast, he's surrendered his birthright and been given a woman's place as apprentice to Mother Gundring, Gettland's Minister, training to be an adviser, diplomat, healer and translator. But when his father and brother are murdered by Grom-gil-Gorm, King of neighboring Vansterland, Yarvi is forced to take the Black Chair and become king himself.

    Lanfear says: "Abercrombie Light"
    "What An Excellent Start For A New Series"
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    I can not give this book enough praise. From the story thru the narration. I can hardly wait to see what is in store for Yarvi next.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Honor Bound

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (195)

    It's 1942. A Marine aviator, an Army paratrooper and demolitions expert, and a non-com radio man are on an impossible mission for the OSS - sabotaging the resupply of German ships and submarines - by any means necessary!

    Robert E. Scarcelle says: "Worth the listen"
    "An Enjoyable Listen"
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    Any additional comments?

    I read the series years ago, now I want to revisit them all in audio format. About the only complaint that I had was that someone should have told Dick Hill that the name Jorge is pronounced "Hor-Hey" and not "Hor-Gay". That was just annoying.
    Other than that I enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Honor: Honor Bound, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Michael Russotto
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (108)

    The characters introduced in the best-selling Honor Bound - Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolitions expert Anthony Pelosi, and communications genius David Ettinger - encounter intrigue in Buenos Aires in April 1943.

    Kindle Customer says: "Absolutely awful"
    "Terrible Narrator..."
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    Any additional comments?

    I read the book years ago and I like the entire series. I just finished the first book, Honor Bound, and loved it. But this one...

    The narrator has a droning, monotone to his voice, very little inflection with ZERO emotion or pitch difference. Often times he doesn't break between sentences. Honestly, he sounds like a computer generated voice. No, that would be insulting to computer generated voices. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it throught his one.Since I have had an Audible account, I have never opted for the refund offer, even though there are a couple of books I thought about. But this time, I think I will tell them I want my credit back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (769)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (699)

    In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.

    Casey Ferrell says: "I want longer books!"
    "Not Really A Sci-Fi Fan But I Like This Series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The characters are all well defined, sometimes predictable, but still providing a good storyline


    Any additional comments?

    As I said, I have never really been a sci-fi fan, but this series has gripped my imagination. About the only downside that I have had a issue with is that in Iron Grey Sea, the audio level was a lot lower. I drive a truck for a living, so I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and books 1 thru 6 were fine, but this one was so hard to hear over the truck noise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1356: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (396)

    On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
    "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
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    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I loved this book. The narration was clear and distinct, and the story was well told. About my only dismay was when I realized that this actually the fourth book of the Grail Quest series, and then I was seriously annoyed to find that books 1-3 are only available as abridged versions.
    I honestly don't know why publishers waste their time or effort with abridged versions, I personally won't waste time or money on abridged versions.
    Maybe someday someone at Audible will realize that there is a HUGE market for unabridged books.

    35 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Shock Wave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1290)

    The thrilling new Virgil Flowers novel from the #1 New York Times best-selling author. The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don't seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands.

    aaron says: "Not the best Virgil ~ but it is still Virgil!"
    "Still A Good One"
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    What did you love best about Shock Wave?

    The way Virgil is able to get people to talk to him with his own special personality is always a treat to witness.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shock Wave?

    At the end when you realize that Virgil is alone and seems to be troubled about the woman who has obviously captured his attention


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

    Yes. The performances are always superb.


    Any additional comments?

    This book wasn' as heart pounding with excitement the way "Bad Blood" or "Heat Lightning" was, but it is still a very worthwhile read. I still highly recommend the entire series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mass Effect: Revelation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (492)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (367)

    After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose?

    Some Dude says: "Enhances the enjoyment of the games substantially"
    "I wish I would have been warned..."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I despise video games. They're for losers who can't function in reality and I have no use for that kind of lifestyle. So when I realized that the 3 Mass Effect books were from a video game, then I realized why the entire storyline was so lame.
    This entire series is a waste of time and money.

    0 of 23 people found this review helpful

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