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Harry Boyle

Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2017

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  • Locked Doors: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (187)

    Seven years ago, suspense novelist Andrew Thomas' life was shattered when he was framed for a series of murders. The killer's victims were unearthed on Andrew's lakefront property, and since he was wanted by the FBI, Andrew had no choice but to flee and to create a new identity. Andrew does just that in a cabin tucked away in the remote wilderness near Haines Junction, Yukon. His only link to society is by email, through which he learns that all the people he ever loved are being stalked and murdered.

    Luelala says: "Good second book little slow"
    "It is all in the narrator"
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    Was Locked Doors worth the listening time?

    It was an average book and there are for sure better woks on Audible to chose from.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is what kept me involved. I suspect that I might have taken a very long time to complete the reading of a print version. I did not feel the author broke any new ground and he just spent more time with shotguns blazing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gary M. Pomerantz
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth.

    James P Kehayes says: "good listen"
    "Sleeper Hit"
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    Okay, I glanced at the other reviews. I would argue you don't have to be a girl to enjoy the book. Joshua Bennington varies his narration speed. He is slow and soft where needed. By His character voices allow the soft humor to come through so you can paint a picture in your mind of say the surprising first kiss and the surprised smile that likely follows. So maybe girls will like the story better but I have no wear and tear on me for having listened to this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuck-Up Suit

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
    • Narrated By Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3380)
    Performance
    (3092)
    Story
    (3080)

    It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God? Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.

    CAROLYN says: "THIS IS A REAL GEM.... TRY NOT TO MISS IT"
    "Reminded me of a typical tv movie"
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    There is really nothing compelling in thi s romance. I got tired of the narration of the four letter word f**k. It seemed over used and distracting .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Devil’s Due: Destroyermen, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (702)

    Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

    Holdt Garver says: "a great continuation of a wonderful series"
    "Another Page Turning Attention Grabber"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wisdom of Dennis Silva appearing always when he needs it typically when it's unexpected in this book was my favorite character. The nice thing about Taylor Anderson is that he surprises the reader from book to book in character importance.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way he plays each character with his voice differences is what makes the Audible series so good. I might not have never read this book or the series and missed the experiences without Audible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It seems like a movie version would leave the riches of the book series on the cutting room floor. The books each at 16 plus hours contain so many adventures. I would hate to see a disaster like Tom Cruise playing, a six foot five 230 pound, Jack Reacher. Casting and costumes and make up would be just so difficult.


    Any additional comments?

    As always, when I finish listening to a Destroyer men book, I immediately start looking for the next one. Waiting a year or more is tough. The various war fronts visited separately make the books work. If multiple major battles were taking place at each front it is hard to imagine our hero's prevailing considering the resources needed and the size of the fleets required.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flat Spin: A Cordell Logan Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Freed
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3529)
    Performance
    (3264)
    Story
    (3250)

    The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

    Ted says: "Wunnerful: But... why the plane stuff?"
    "Humor abounds and makes a good story a fun book"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was a book that provided welcome distractions that kept the direction moving nicely.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding voice that allowed for a seamless story to be told.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me chuckle.. For example when the Jiula Roberts real estate agent talked about not being related to the actress because the had two different misters.


    Any additional comments?

    I ordered the rest of the series except for volume 2. I like Ray Porter and the stand in book two narrator not so much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bum Luck

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Paul Levine
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    Second-string linebacker turned trial lawyer Jake Lassiter squares off against his toughest, most unpredictable adversary yet: himself. The downward spiral begins when Jake's client, Miami Dolphins' running back Thunder Thurston, is cleared of murdering his wife. Jake didn't expect to win, didn't want to win, since he is sure his client is guilty. When Thurston walks free, Lassiter vows to seek his own kind of justice. Street justice. Vigilante justice.

    SLB says: "overall very good well written "
    "I vote 5 stars"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When you listen to one that is well written and where the main character acts differently that in most books involving an attorney it has to be good. Then add the narrator Luke Daniels and you have a hit. I tried to get Luke to do my book adjuster Stories and it did not work out. I enjoy his work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters you found at the books beginning were mostly all different as the book concluded. I hope there is a second book in what hopefully is a series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When main character was told he was under investigation for something he was not involved in.


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

    It took me three days to listen but hey you have to have the time to do it all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    Please, Please do a second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8030)
    Performance
    (7267)
    Story
    (7264)

    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Ed says: "Comparable to the first in this series"
    "There is just something about this Series"
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    Would you listen to Ballistic again? Why?

    While I listen to a book only once, this is another Gray man hit. When I start listening to a book that captivates my attention the TV stays turned off and the book stays on.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I thought the plot was good and it kept moving forward. Just about no book keeps me on the edge of my seat.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were just a bunch of good scenes. I kind of liked the escape from the hotel room where the two balcony's were guarded and an improbable escape began.leading toward a well written rescue.


    Any additional comments?

    Just as I wrote when reviewing other books in the series, I can not wait for the next one to come out. The narration is first rate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer, Kyla Garcia, Merritt Hicks
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (138)

    You now have powers. You can fight back. You can help us save the world, but you must choose a side. They know you have legacies. They fear what you can become. They will hunt you down. They will never stop searching. Lorien chose you. We hope it chose well.

    Ryan Hooey says: "The other side of things"
    "Filler material only"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Maybe because of the familiarity I have for the main series book this one just doesn't have the pzazz of the main series. The chapter I liked best were the Mogs sent in to Chicago. The leader was looking for glory and it did not turn out so good.


    Could you see I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Actually the series aspect looks like a possibility. The Big screen movie and later books ad lots of character and plot lines so it could do okay.


    Any additional comments?

    I have started the new release United as One and I am enjoying it, I don't think a reader misses much if Zero Hours is skipped over.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gary J. Byrne
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2577)
    Performance
    (2328)
    Story
    (2318)

    Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

    HappyCustomer says: "Crisis of Character"
    "The Cover-Hype offered more than the book delivers"
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    What disappointed you about Crisis of Character?

    The advertising seems to suggest new information about the author's experience with the Clinton's will be found in the book. Early, he writes that the Clinton's hold hands at public functions and when the camera goes off they break apart. I have always expected their relationship was designed for only one thing--Political power !The entire body of the book in my view is not memorable. The afterward chapter is easily the book's high moment. It is not worth the investment to buy this book and that comes from a reviewer that believes that should we elect Trump perhaps both Clinton's could end up wearing orange jump suits. That would be real justice for all of their collective career's.


    Has Crisis of Character turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I am still in for books like this one that add new information. If a reader is say below thirty ( knows little about the Clinton's) other than their being non truthful on everything, a reader could spend an hour doing online research and look at public articles and likely learn more than the book offers. I saw the author's interview with Sean Hannity the day before the book was available. I anticipated the kind of book that came to my library the following day.


    What does Brian Troxell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The redeeming part of the book was Troxell's ability to perform well and keep a listener hanging in to the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Crisis of Character?

    As is posted, go to the afterward chapter and basically that is the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The stuff on Monica Lewinsky was detailed but really not new information unless you are in your thirties or younger.

    10 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Blood in the Water: Destroyermen Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (948)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (871)

    Ever since the USS Walker came from another world war to defy the terrifying Grik and diabolical Dominion, Matt Reddy and his crew have given their all to protect the oppressed Lemurians. But with the Walker in desperate need of repairs just as the Grik's first general is poised to strike, Reddy is desperate. With more enemies than ever before arrayed against them, the crew of the Walker needs new allies. That means combing the lethal wilds of Madagascar to find the Lemurians' fabled ancestors.

    FootballNutter says: "Little payoff for a long listen..."
    "Solid and Steady"
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    What did you love best about Blood in the Water?

    The action adventure continued as the war introduces new characters and the bad guys keep getting badder. After all a Hospital ship gets sunk.


    Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

    Heck he does them all so well that it is impossible for me to believe any other performer could be better suited than he is for the role. Hopefully there are numerous books to come.


    Any additional comments?

    I always look forward to the new series release. This one I felt let me down. I am not saying the book was bad but there was something missing.The leader, Captain Reddy, was sort of missing in action as the author concentrated on the immense action all over Taylor Anderson's world. It seems like the story in October 1944 has lots of area to cover and that was done as the days slowly advanced on the calendar. Silva was my favorite as in the other books but the Reddy's role was overly diminished. Maybe this world's war does not end in 1945 or maybe it does. Maybe the bad guys win. I doubt it but their technology is advancing quickly as are their tactics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No One Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5613)
    Performance
    (5010)
    Story
    (4997)

    The day Aubrey Hamilton's husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn't want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It's been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage - they were happy, weren't they? - screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions.

    clifford says: "Crazy bad plot"
    "Twists and Turns"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of No One Knows to be better than the print version?

    I have know way to know the answer. My wife was reading the print version and suggested I might like the audio. We both won as this is a good book no matter which is your poison.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The funny thing is I usually hate flash back books. This one however also seemed to transition forward using the bounce around's to make the story better.


    Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt and Nick Podehl ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I was not a previously listener of their work.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I never felt either emotion as I listened. It is not a book with all that much humor and it did not bring on heartbreak.


    Any additional comments?

    I mentioned earlier my wife was involved with the book. She mentioned the girl at the bar when a waiter brings her a drink. It was her favorite drink that she thought her husband had sent to her. Yet he never shows up and where did he go ? Thus I decided to add the book to my cart and it was agood choice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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