Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow James

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow James

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

James

ratings
31
REVIEWS
10
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
9

  • In Bed with Susie Bright, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (30 mins)
    • By Susie Bright
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Susie Bright, one of America's best-known sexperts, addresses the sexual politics of the day's news, reviews recent movies and erotic books, answers your sex and relationship questions, and more in this exclusive AudibleOriginal®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    William says: "Not what I expected"
    "Love or hate"
    Overall

    You either like this woman or you don't. She really doesn't add anything to my sexual awareness but when you happen to be 30 minutes into a 60 minute workout on the treadmill she beats CNN. It's about what I learned as a junior in High School but, what the hell, it takes the pain away.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2366)
    Performance
    (2198)
    Story
    (2192)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "Watching Grass Grow is More Exciting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A glance at the other reviews reminds me that there are a lot of different preferences in books. My preference is for more action and a lot less weather observations. Also, I found myself stopping the book at the top of the hour to listen to the news which I found more interesting than the book. This is one of those books when you invest so much time you just plod through to the end not really caring if the main characters survive, much less finding out who did the dirty deed. But like I said, there are lots of different interests in books and if you like slow, methodical, whodunits, this is your cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shooters

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (294)

    In a dangerous world, only extraordinary people can keep America secure. The #1 New York Times best-selling series returns with a story as up-to-date as the headlines.

    Ed says: "I am still waiting to meet The Shooters"
    "Whew - I made it to the end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book has 19+ hours of building up to 15 minutes of action. Darn - I could have spent the time listening to a book that had some action in it. However, once you're into a book 8 or 10 hours you have to gut it out.


    What was most disappointing about W. E. B. Griffin’s story?

    I'm worried that Griffin is turning into a Clancy i.e. paid by the word count and not the story line. This book could have been trimmed in half and not lost a thing. Assuming you've read the first books in the series, you get to read them again in this book. My theory is if someone hasn't read them, then they miss out on part of the background. That beats a loyal reader going over old turf now and again.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    Hill is a fine narrator but you have to play the hand you're dealt.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll keep listening to Griffin. Everyone has a bad day at work. Hopefully, this is Griffin's bad day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11644)
    Performance
    (7614)
    Story
    (7648)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "A Jewel You Wait to Find"
    Overall

    This is perhaps the most compelling book I have ever listen to in the over 200 books I have purchased from Audible. The other reviewers are much more articulate than I, but as a veteran who has served in combat I wake at at night debating if I could have survived, and I question if I would. That conclusion leaves a cold pit in the stomach. In any other book, I would wonder if "civilians" can truly appreciate this story. In this book, the author brings everyone into the POW camp, without the smells but with the fear. The twist comes in the final chapters - not to be revealed in this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Meeting at Corvallis: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (359)

    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

    J. M. Cousins says: "Series Finding It's Stride"
    "Names mean something"
    Overall

    I would think that anyone paid to read a book would learn how to pronounce the names of the places in the book. I guess this won't bother anyone from outside of the NW, but it sure grated on my nerves.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (406)

    Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan MacKenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper MacKenzie.

    JasonK says: "Not bad, but not great"
    "A book that needs an abridged version"
    Overall

    Whew, I have finally got to the point of fast forwarding to survive this author. The premise of this story is good, but the theme is buried under brutally long boring sections of trivia. If ever an author needs to have his works abridged for audio, it's this guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sizzling Sixteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1584)
    Performance
    (591)
    Story
    (588)

    Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck..

    Mo says: "16... is a fizzle not a sizzle!"
    "Vintage Evanovich"
    Overall

    I almost didn't buy this book after a few bum reviews. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally went on a road trip and listened to my favorite characters in this new venture. If you want great literature, buy Dickens. If you want a good chuckle, stick to Evanovich.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eifelheim

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (100)

    In 1349, one small town in Germany disappeared and was never resettled. Tom, a contemporary historian, and his theoretical-physicist girlfriend, Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived, but it didn't. Why? What was special about Eifelheim that it utterly disappeared more than 600 years ago?

    Andrew says: "Poignant, Profound, Absorbing and deeply moving."
    "BORING"
    Overall

    I don't think I've ever written a review of a book, but I am compelled to protect other folks from buying this disaster. I am wading through this book like a man wearing snowshoes in a muddy field. This is a book that makes glaciers seem like they are galloping ice fields. Enough said.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Simple Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1870)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (684)

    Former Secret Service agents turned private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have seen their lives splinter around them. Michelle lies unconscious in a hospital bed after a night of suicidal violence. And Sean is forced to take on a thankless investigation into the murder of a scientist just inside the CIA's razor-wire fence near Williamsburg, Virginia. But they will need to team up again to stop a conspiracy of traitors operating in the shadow of the White House itself.

    R.E. Vazquez says: "not Baldacci's best"
    "Good read"
    Overall

    Hey, when you can mix in the CIA, FBI, German POW's, lost treasurers, kidnapping, and general mayhem, it can't be all bad.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jim Lynch
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (37)

    One moonlit night, 13-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak, and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading, Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity.

    J. Huebert says: "13 going on 30"
    "Stand by Me Book 2"
    Overall

    Maybe living on Puget Sound and being a native of this state makes me more generous in my review, but I found this book to be a delightful coming of age book. The ending was a bit abrupt for my wife, but I would rather have a few questions unanswered and left to the imagination.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.