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Thomas

CRESCENT SPRINGS, KY, United States

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  • Chutes, Beer, & Bullets: Not Your Grandpa's War Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jesse C. Holder
    • Narrated By Greg Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Chutes, Beer, & Bullets: Not Your Grandpa's War Story is a humor-filled narrative that takes place during the peak of The War on Terror. Follow Jesse in this uncut and unscripted adventure as he leads you through United States Army Airborne School, Europe, and ultimately to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Chutes, Beer, & Bullets is assured to have you laughing, sighing, looking away, and possibly even shedding a tear as you connect with the real-life characters within.

    Thomas NeSmith says: "A Crazy Kid's Army Experience"
    "Couldn't get past the second chapter"
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    Would you try another book from Jesse C. Holder and/or Greg Barrett?

    Not until the former took a few writing classes and the latter spent some time in a drama class. I found the writing to be very elementary and the reading to feel rushed and out of place.


    What didn’t you like about Greg Barrett’s performance?

    First of all, he sounded way too old to read on behalf of a twenty-something young man. It was very distracting, particularly when trying to use slang or vernacular used by younger generations... it just didn't sound right. He also rushed through the book, not taking the time to properly deliver passages that were meant to be funny - he had no comedic timing.


    Any additional comments?

    I picked up this book because I thought it might mirror the similar experiences I enjoyed while in the army in Europe. Unfortunately the unoriginal writing style and horrendous reading made impossible for me to get past the second chapter. Very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1509)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1164)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "Wow. That was terrible."
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    What would have made Patriots better?

    The author could have dispensed with the story and just wrote another handbook for surviving the apocalypse. I made the mistake of buying this book without bothering to learn that its the same author and narrator on the only other book I've negatively reviewed: Survivors. I got through four chapters and was so annoyed about the over-detailing of gun specifications and a lack of depth of characters that I deleted it from my ipod in favor of random mid-Ohio AM stations for three hours. Lightening up on the "how-to" and investing more time in the "how-it-happened" would make for a much better book.


    Has Patriots turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Almost. I've found a couple of really good novels (The Road, One Second After, the Stand, Swan Song) but everything else has been a bit of a disappointment lately. I'm afraid that there are just not enough good storytellers in the genre. A lot of people I'd like to hole up with during the apocalypse, to be sure, but not good authors.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    Every. Character. Sounds. The. Same. Work in some variety, Mr. Hill.


    Any additional comments?

    One previous post called this "gun porn," and I'd say its pretty accurate. Character development was nearly non-existent, but it provided a ton of solutions on how to survive. Very disappointing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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