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Harry Boyle

Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Ghostman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Roger Hobbs
    • Narrated By Jake Weber
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (306)

    When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who's occasionally called Jack. While it's doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he's still alive, he's in his mid-30s and lives completely off the grid, a criminal's criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with.

    Hassan says: "Authentic And Full of Action!!"
    "I kept listening and could not turn it off"
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    Would you listen to Ghostman again? Why?

    No I would not re-listen only because I only listen once. But if I had to pick one why not this one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Our hero played Russian Roulette with the Wolf.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story was really three stories in one. The Hero Jack had his rules to live by and sometimes let them slide a bit. The Atlantic City robbery and it's unfolding was well constructed, especially Jacks several times escaping his own end and the backdrop story of a foreign bank job gone bad with it's relationships all kept me in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    If the author's next book would use the same main character and narrator I for one would snap it up.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Neil Hayes
    • Narrated By J. P. Linton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    By 2002, The Streak - a historic 13-year run of consecutive wins by the Spartans, a high-school football team from Concord, California, that couldn't be beat - was still going strong. In this revised edition of When the Game Stands Tall, author Neil Hayes, who had unrestricted access to the De La Salle team, writes from the inside about the games, the players, and their visionary coach, Bob Ladouceur, who managed to amass the highest winning percentage in football history (.995) through standing for something greater than winning.

    Harry Boyle says: "I saw the movie and then loved the book"
    "I saw the movie and then loved the book"
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    What did you love best about When the Game Stands Tall?

    The story off learning how to win and then having each class of players believe in the coach and each other while almost never losing is in a fictional story something you would expect. In the real world for it to actually happen was really interesting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Winning like 195 out of 196 sounds impossible but it happened. I am not amazed that since the 1994 season the coach has kept up the nearly impossible winning percentage.


    What about J. P. Linton’s performance did you like?

    It was steady and kept me involved. I was able to listen to the book in two days which meant his work kept my interest.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the opposing coach had taken lead and was saying a prayer that his team would hold on. De la Salle started it's final drive and scored with 11 seconds left to beat him. After the game when he was asked what he was doing he said he was praying. He should have known not to say a prayer asking for the Catholic school to lose.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like a follow up book for the 10 seasons that have passed since the book ended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua's Tree: Joshua's Tree Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By N.W. Harris
    • Narrated By Joshua Bennington
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When a skateboarding accident hurls 17-year-old Joshua Tyler into a dismal future overrun by flesh-eating mutants, he taps into the strength and courage hidden within him and manages to stay alive, only to discover his horrifying relationship to the scientific genius who brought all life on Earth to the brink of annihilation. Aided by Nadia, a beautiful warrior student who believes he may be the prophesized savior sent to rescue her people, Josh learns to fight for survival.

    Neil says: "Teen skate-boarder goes for the ride of his life"
    "Fansasy that keeps you interested in the outcome"
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    What did you love best about Joshua's Tree?

    How the two main characters made the story work.


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

    I first listened to Mr. Bennington's work on Adjuster Stories and it was a very interesting to hear him make the insurance claim stories come to life. I then listened to Boating: A Life's Journey which kept my interest all the way. He has a great voice and knows how to make a book and the characters come to life. I am looking forward to his next release.


    Any additional comments?

    I expect this book has a companion one on the way to us and I will be able to spend a few more hours enjoying Joshua Bennington continuing the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1454)
    Performance
    (1386)
    Story
    (1377)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Spirit Wandering says: "I loved the opening book BUT..."
    "Third one as good as the first two books"
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the character banter and the diversity of what each of them represents. I believe this was the final one in the series but there are still lots of places to go should the author decide to let her readers continue to enjoy the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accounting

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Lashner
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (176)

    Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it. They were wrong. Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life.

    Charles Atkinson says: "A Great Suspense With Great Depth of Character"
    "Enjoyable and I listened to it over three days"
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    Would you listen to The Accounting again? Why?

    No-Only because I never listen to a book twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the stories flow and the crisp writing with snap back dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read two reviews that said the reader did not finish listening or did not care how this one ended. Frankly I wonder what kind of a fiction book could please those reviewers. This is a solidly written story and it was performed well. I will look forward to more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1589)
    Performance
    (1383)
    Story
    (1389)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "Good effort"
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    What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

    I think what made me like the book from the beginning was easily because of the other series books and the TV series making the characters be in focus.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2222)
    Performance
    (1312)
    Story
    (1315)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "I continue to enjoy the King and Maxwell series"
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    What did you love best about The Sixth Man?

    The story never seemed to have a slow point so I just kept listening until the guy says " Audible hopes you enjoyed this program,"


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    The writing is good enough so the two of them seem to easily weave in and out of the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked the last chapter and the ending


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Shores: Destroyermen, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (360)

    The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and dangerously ill-defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent. Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas - which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance.

    Carol says: "Drags on and on"
    "Another hit"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series is one of the best. Lots of action and colorful characters make each book in the series an excellent choice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Silva--- The author winds him up and keeps him ticking.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish the next book will be here tomorrow. I just love the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steadfast: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1110)
    Performance
    (1039)
    Story
    (1039)

    Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

    rich says: "Black Jack Faces His Toughest Opponent Yet"
    "Solid but not the best in the series"
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    Would you try another book from Jack Campbell and/or Christian Rummel?

    Good writer and I keep my eye out for word on his new releases. The narrator, Chris Rummel is really good. I sometimes make purchases based on who is narrating.


    Was Steadfast worth the listening time?

    I felt this was the weakest book in the series yet it was worth listening to though I kept waiting for it to suddenly get better. That did not happen but I will still wait for the next volume.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter Sasgen
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    The incredible true story of nine Hellcat submarines assigned to penetrate the dense minefields protecting the sea of Japan. In 1945-with no knowledge of the development of the atomic bomb- American submarine commanders, desperate to avoid an invasion of the home islands, believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender.

    Harry Boyle says: "A WWII story well worth learning about"
    "A WWII story well worth learning about"
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    What did you like best about Hellcats? What did you like least?

    With a tale to tell the author concentrated on two characters that brought the story to life. This I agree was the best way to present the details.

    The part I liked least was the lack of suspense related to one characters demise. You knew he was lost and the book just took too long to explain what was unable to be explained. The Navy basically lost contact with a sub that the Japs likely took out based on post war records etc.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would see it because it would make a better movie when presented with good visuals which are of course left to the readers imagination as the audio story is presented. It has been too long without a good Submarine movie hitting the theaters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witch World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Pike
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry: how to make it through the road trip in the same car as her ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy she hasn’t come close to getting over since he broke up with her five months ago. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because now he wants her back. Only, sometimes knowing why doesn’t actually make things better. Sometimes it leads to bigger, more terrifying questions.

    Judy says: "Love Christopher Pikes new book!"
    "Prior reviews failed me on this one"
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    What was most disappointing about Christopher Pike’s story?

    I liked the way the book started off and the Vegas casino stuff but really when the heroine ends up in the desert and then in a frozen state from being in a meat locker, I thought it was time to consider something else.


    Any additional comments?

    This one just was not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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