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Ronald B. Ballard

Washington, DC | Member Since 2013

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  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3421)
    Performance
    (2989)
    Story
    (3002)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Pass the Mantle"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Jack Junior is earning experience and becoming a serious threat to those trying to harm the USA.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Threat Vector?

    The rescue of the American pilot


    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Lou is excellent and his voice is pleasant


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

    Kept me in suspense throughout


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bones in Her Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship.

    Nicole Steinbeck says: "Good for a short story"
    "JUST RIGHT"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bones in Her Pocket to be better than the print version?

    YES - I FIND THE BOOKS TEDIOUS BUT ENJOY THE AUDIOS


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE QUICKNESS OF THE RESOLUTION


    What about Linda Emond’s performance did you like?

    NO CRITICISM


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I ALWAYS ENJOY LISTENING TO KATHY REICH'S BOOKS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heist: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (902)

    FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

    Judith says: "Evanovich, no longer trite--entertaining romp"
    "Great collaberation"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you like Stephanie Plum you will like these characters


    What other book might you compare The Heist to and why?

    The sting, always interesting situations


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The comparison between air travel


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

    Neither but very enjoyable


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness: Badge of Honor, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Michael Russotto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    The robbery ended in murder, the killers claimed to be terrorists, and the only cooperative witness feared for his life. Police officer Matt Payne knew the dangers of his profession - but never thought that he himself would be the one who needed protection..

    Ronald B. Ballard says: "10-4"
    "10-4"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

    The interaction between the characters


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

    Suspense of how to protect the witness


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

    Always outstanding


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

    Unforetunately yes, but never able to keep awake


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bombshell: An FBI Thriller, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, Paul Costanzo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (232)

    FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith, last seen in Backfire, has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. Savich sees something special in Hammersmith, an almost preternatural instinct for tracking criminals. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith plans to visit his sister, Delsey, a student at Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, Virginia. Before he arrives, he gets a phone call that Delsey has been found naked and unconscious, lying in a pool of blood, after a wild party. The blood isn’t hers - so to whom does it belong? Griffin must protect Delsey, but from whom?

    Susan says: "Typical Catherine Coulter"
    "Always new"
    Overall
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    Story
    If you could sum up Bombshell in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling Fast-paced Satisfying


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

    The obvious did not turn out to be the solution


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo – was your favorite?

    Sherlock always my favorite


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

    No extreme reactions but as always fulfilled


    Any additional comments?

    Never enough books like these

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bones Are Forever: A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (381)

    Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

    Linda says: "Temperance Brennan lives up to my expectations"
    "Not the best"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sort of, Brennan always entertains but too much information


    Would you recommend Bones Are Forever to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they like Reichs then they should listen not read


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Linda Emond?

    Absolutely


    Did Bones Are Forever inspire you to do anything?

    Read more Temperance Brennan


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4547)
    Performance
    (3082)
    Story
    (3114)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    AudioAddict says: "A hero with a sexy voice!"
    "Hornblower in space"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Lost Fleet: Dauntless?

    I have been a fan of science fiction and adventure stories for over 60 years. My first Hornblower book was read in 1960 and finding the lost fleet is just as exciting. The story is magnificent and well crafted. Black Jack is just the person all men would aspire to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thrill of the fight and the heroism of the characters


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time but many more to come.


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

    Hornblower in Space


    Any additional comments?

    I plan on completing the "Lost Fleet" series in order and continue on beyond the frontier

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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