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Pearland, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 65 ratings
  • 207 titles in library
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  • The English Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (624)

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
    "Not Too Impressed"
    Overall

    A little slow for my taste. Some disappointment at the ending. May be a good book for some but not for me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Game: Victor the Assassin Series, #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (404)

    Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...

    John says: "1 Review for 3 books in series"
    "Best Of The Three So Far"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Game?

    The story and the delivery was good


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

    Great Job


    Any additional comments?

    I had read previous reviews before I bought this and read one that said it was the best of the of the series, and I AGREE. This book kept me wanting to listen more. If I had the time, I would have probably listened to it in one sitting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (514)

    Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor's a natural for this.It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he's been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he's the next target. And there's no way out.

    David says: "I want to be killed by Victor!"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2 again? Why?

    This is a good book


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept you at the edge of your seat


    Which character – as performed by Rob Shapiro – was your favorite?

    Main character, of course


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer: Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (761)

    Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer. Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

    Anthony says: "You Can't Help Pulling for the "Bad Guy""
    "I enjoyed this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Killer in three words, what would they be?

    a must listen


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

    Almost all the book


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Surprised at what the negative reviews said. I listen to it anyway and was not disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1350)
    Performance
    (1199)
    Story
    (1202)

    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    Brian says: "If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise..."
    "Daniel Silva Does It Again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Entertaining, Suspendfull !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As always, Gabriel !!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending. Kept wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    As reviews mentioned same old story, same ending. Couldn't be so wrong. George was great. Great Book. I hope Daniel doesn't wait too long for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (47)

    Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is 17-year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather.

    Tarango says: "Good Overall"
    "Good Overall"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    Almost the entire book. I was a little disappointed with a part of the ending even though the ending was good. I won't say which part.


    Any additional comments?

    I do recommend this book. The auther is one of my favorites.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1548)
    Performance
    (1369)
    Story
    (1363)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    Debbie says: "Not My Favorite Reacher..."
    "Negative Reviews?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

    Maybe. You have to listen closely because his books tend to go from one story to another without pause.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good story, with a good surprise at the end. Never saw that coming. I do agree with a previous review where the FBI characters were made to look dumb. Not realistic, other than that, I really enpyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1891)
    Performance
    (1682)
    Story
    (1700)

    Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

    Dogs & Horses says: "Slower pace than first 2 books"
    "Good Story But..............."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't recomend this book too highly. The story was good but sometimes the author goes into way too much details at the wrong times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story takes the reader into different directions, where you're not sure of the outcome until towards the end of the book.


    Did Jonathan McClain do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No, I wasn't too impressed.


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

    No, again becasue the details comes up at times when the story starts to get interested.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Foreign Influence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (674)

    Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

    Lesley says: "lecanady"
    "No negative remarks"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Foreign Influence again? Why?

    Yes I would, The author had different scenarios at the same time and brought them together towards the end. I do NOT understand why some reviews read this differently.


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    Great performance!!!!!!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2611)
    Performance
    (2331)
    Story
    (2353)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Julius Butcher says: "Fits well into the series"
    "Worth The Buy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Dead Eye in three words, what would they be?

    Very Good Book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gentry, of course, a patriot


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    I did


    Any additional comments?

    Don't understand the poor comments about this book. Easy to follow and very entertaining.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10161)
    Performance
    (9141)
    Story
    (9151)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "You Will Become His Fan"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Sycamore Row the most enjoyable?

    The story line was great. Shortly after the begining of the story, it captures your attention until the end.


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

    It kept you wanting to hear more and more


    Which character – as performed by Michael Beck – was your favorite?

    Jake, of course


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

    Not an extreme reaction but I definitely enjoyed this book.


    Any additional comments?

    One of his best works !!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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