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Robert

fremont, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (291)

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
    "I love Griffin, but this book can be avoided"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know who would like this. I have probably twenty Griffin Books in my library and
    the presidential agent is my favorite series of his work and have looked forward to this book for months. But...


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Bunker Hill


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Of course. Dick is one of my favorites.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Dick Hill


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I bought this one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laurence Bergreen
    • Narrated By Laurence Bergreen
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    This is the first full account in nearly half a century of this voyage into history: a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance; a startling anthropological account of tribes, languages, and customs unknown to Europeans; and a chronicle of a desperate grab for commercial and political power.

    Michael says: "A good listen"
    "excellent in every way"
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    What made the experience of listening to Over the Edge of the World the most enjoyable?

    The faithful adherence to history, the linear unfolding of the story and the subject matter itself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Magellen and his faithfulness to the king of spain


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

    I've listened to Marco Polo and Columbus, but I enjoyed this one the most.


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

    What a guy!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Would whole heartedly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Wessel
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (30)

    In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the budget, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter David Wessel looks at the 2011 fiscal year (which ended September 30) to see where all the money was actually spent, and why the budget process has grown wildly out of control.

    Graham says: "An Eye Opening Introduction to the National Debt"
    "Disappointing at best"
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    What would have made Red Ink better?

    More objective less partisan


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Wessel again?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lloyd James’s performances?

    Sure


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I was hoping for a non partisan look at the budget. Didn't find it here.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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