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  • Saving the Queen: A Blackford Oakes Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By William F. Buckley
    • Narrated By James Buschmann
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (5)

    President Truman is nearing the end of his term in office, and Great Britain has a new queen. It is 1952; the Cold War is beginning to heat up, and vital Western military secrets are falling into Soviet hands. The CIA is faced with a delicate dilemma, for the source of the leaks to the KGB has been traced directly to the Queen's chambers.

    Zimri says: "Enjoyable story, production not so hot"
    "Enjoyable story, production not so hot"
    Overall

    Buckley's writing makes for an entertaining story, not least for the audacity of his hero spy, Blackford Oakes, but also because he weaves in historical perspective to the characters' motivations. The production, however, leaves much to be desired. Frequently there are strange pauses in the narration, as though a sentence were punctuated with commas in the wrong places. Other times, sentences or phrases are dropped into the recording in a way that makes the narrator's voice sound so different that you'd almost think it's a different person. It's distracting. I'm not faulting the narrator, but the editing of the production is just not very good. Otherwise it's an enjoyable listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Raising Atlantis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Thomas Greanias
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (184)

    A secret U.S. military dig has uncovered ancient ruins two miles beneath the ice of Antarctica and activated the ultimate weapon. Now rogue American archaeologist Conrad Yeats and beautiful Vatican linguist Serena Serghetti must team up to unlock the secret origins of human civilization before a global cataclysm ends it.

    Autumn says: "Stargate+Da Vinci Cod= Raising Atlantis"
    "Action-packed snoozefest"
    Overall

    Remarkably silly, even for an action-adventure story. Agree completely with other reviewers who note the parallels to Raiders of the Lost Ark and observe that not even the excellent narrator, Scott Brick, can save it. Really, trust us on this one: don't waste your time and money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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