Clive Cussler (et al ) and Scott Brick have teamed up to bring to life the wild and wacky adventures of the Fargo's. OK OK there is alot of stretching going on here, but if you are into world trotting adventures and twisting plots, this is for you. Brick does a fine job here. Always fun to bring Napoleon into the picture. Recommended.
Not downloading it.
Anything but this trash.
Yes, unfortunately the author is a reasonably good narrator, which is all the more surprising given the trite POS he had to work with.
All of them. This book should never have been recorded, or even published.
Take every single conspiracy theory you know, and I mean ALL of them, throw them all into a disjointed, sprawling mess, and you have this "work". I literally listened to the entire thing from the POV that it just couldn't get any worse, and it proved me wrong...it did!
And then, when you thought it would thankfully conclude, he leaves the door open for a sequel. Pray that doesn't happen, and avoid this offering like a bad headcold.
Boy, you would really have to be into the whole global conspiracy/aliens seeded the planet/nazi submarines in Antartica "thing" for me to recommend this to you. BUT, if you ARE into that kind of thing, then it's not bad.
Within the genre, it is not bad, but requires a GREAT deal of disbelief suspension. EDIT please. Lot's of waste here IMHO.
The WW 1 scenes were impressive.
Beginning book of what appears to be a trilogy. May continue. Was interesting but abit out there, even for me. Moderately recommended.
The history, the richly described locations ,and the performance all were greatly appreciated.
The relatively predictable plot line, some of the characters were just brushstrokes, and the incessant references to going for coffee. My gawd, these people do nothing but drink coffee .
My first foray into James Becker, and not bad. Certainly has the content I appreciate, but the stories do have a formula to them. On balance, if you like these sorts of historical/bibilcal thrillers, I would recommend.
His accents and inflections are genuine, and he does paint a wonderful wordpicture.
It would be on the SyFy channel, and no one of note.
Not bad. Not brilliant, but a good distraction. Recommended.
Formula driven, but decent for the genre.
Drink less coffee, and abit less formula.
Yes, and they are impressive throughout. He owns this author's material.
Yes. Left alot of unwrapped ends.
Decent outing, for the genre. Good perfomance. Recommended.
Christine, the National Security Adivsor, was a compelling character. The submariner commanders were well drawn as well.
Didn't quite get the "bad guys" esp. their motivation. Maybe just me, but unclear.
Sure. He really needs a good editor, as there was alot of "filler" here, but the essence was well done. Needs a great deal of tightening up, an some of the resolutions were a weee bit of a stretch of disbelief.
On balance, I would listen to his work again.
Audio books based on thrillers ( esp. sub stories, a well defined genre ) are prime territory for Peter's skills in bringing a consistent voice to this story. Pacing, accents, all were well done.
No. Asked and answered, as the legal trade say.
Abit long, with help needed in editing, and with some serious stretches of believablity. That said, a solid offering, and worth the credit.
It's a rollicking story, with a great deal of twists and turns, but the performance by Jonathan Keeble is the clear winner. Outstanding , defining job on this read.
Was never sure about the resolution of this story, and can honestly say I am still shaking my head about the ending.
Every word of it. Amazing. This is a tour de force by Jonathan. It is worth the credit simply to listen to this performance. Charcters, accents, literally moving.
If I had the time I would.
One of the better audio books I have heard in sometime, and a fantastic performance by Keeble. You NEED to spend the credit on this offering!
Well, if they were into this sort of speculative/action thrillers. It's not a book for everyone?
Yes, Gurner is one of the best Audible performers, and he does an outstanding job on this one. Top 10 of his work, without a doubt. In general, Audilbe performers are getting better, and Jeff is one of the best. He does Suarez well.
The last 1/4, with lots of action and resolutions, was damn interesting.
This book grows on you.Lots going on, and some complext story lines that weave around. Admittedly there is alot of action, and some of it is abit gratuitous. That said, i enjoyed it greatly,although it is abit light , it is enjoyable. Recommended.
The Benjamin Franklin secret society dinner, and the result of that epic scene, was rather compelling. Drew a fascinating image of the scene, and the dialogue therein.
Yes I have, and he is turning into on of my favourite performers. His accents, pacing, and consistency make for a rich listening experience. In his top performances, without a doubt.
The Authors of the Future
This one is classic Cooper. Historical references, larger than life characters, and enough action, , suspense and intrigue to catch and retain the listeners attention. I got hooked on this one, and I do recommend it.
Almost all of it. This is a very good offering. Started out abit slow, but had a good build, and resolution, as well as intrigue. Didn't get bogged down in alot of scientific jargon.
Yes. Was never sure about most of the plot line resolutions until the very end. Fascinating wind up and definitely left the door open for well deserved sequel.
A very, very good reading of this story. Brought all the characters to life, and had enough space ( pardon the pun ) to breathe nuance and real emotion into the characters.
Made the listener care, which is the true sign of success.
Far too long for that sort of thing, but in theory, yes.
I highly recommend this offering. Clearly somewhat of a scifi opera, but with gritty characters and realistic situations ( for the most part.)
Spend the credit, and enjoy!
I am ambivalent on this question. I kept waiting for resolution, and it left me mildly dissappointed.
Yes, notwithstanding this presentation, I am a Ben Bova fan, esp. the Solar System series. Difficult to ignore the impact of Bova in the speculative fiction genre.
Stefan owns Bova ( or maybe it's the other way around?! ) His accents, his dynamics, his nuance. One of my favourite performers, esp. of Bova.
Therefore, he brings this story to life far better than my imagination ever could at this point.
Cut back on petroleum usage.
Unusual for Bova in the sense that this book is largely a free standing effort. Even more political in nature than previous efforts, it loses the plot sometimes as it get's hung up on politics ( White House, oil, sexual, etc. ) and that does diminish it, for me at least.
A qualified thumbs up, with many caveats however.
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