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firemirage

USA | Member Since 2000

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  • The Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2410)
    Performance
    (1669)
    Story
    (1666)

    New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled.

    Corinne says: "Made me really admire Reacher"
    "He didn't reply...."
    Overall

    This was my first Reacher novel and I really wanted to like it. I like the main character and the premise, but does the author have to continually state that the character doesn't respond to a dialouge or activity? I know it is nit picking but it drove me crazy and took away from what could have been a great story. Does Child do this in the other Reacher novels? I'd hate to get another one if he does.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Blehm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1075)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (989)

    When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

    Karen Knabe says: "Truly the story of a Hero"
    "True Hero"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Fearless rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Top Ten


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Narration


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A great story about a true American Hero. I'm a firefighter and a SWAT Medic and always thought i was pretty tough but am humbled by this story...all the more so because of the times it brought me almost to tears.

    21 of 23 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
    (1431)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1090)

    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"
    "Not bad but........."
    Overall

    I like the concept of this book and was really looking forward to the story. The minutia, however, really bogged the story down. I embrace the idea of preparedness and the survival mindset and was hoping this book would be entertaining as well as informative. It was a bit too informative and every minute detail of everyone's equipment slowed the story to a crawl time and time again. The characters were underdeveloped and pretty one demensional as well. I think the concept of this book has a lot of potnetial, it just wasn't realized in this one.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4281)
    Performance
    (2442)
    Story
    (2443)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    The story was riveting, characters you care about. Gives a whole new perspective to the tribulations of the bush soldiers in Nam. I hope Marlantes writes a sequel.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (36)

    It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

    Jorge says: "New is not always better..."
    "Wish I had read this instead of listened"
    Overall

    John Lee isn't a bad narrator. He's not in the same league with Roy Dotrice though. The thing that bothered me the most was the differnce in pronunciation of some of the characters names and other key elements of the story. I was listening to the first chapter about Sansa for two minutes before I figured out the character prononced "Peter" was actually Petyr Baelish (prononce pe-tire by Dotrice). IMHO it is bad form to change a narrator this far into the series, especially one that did so well and really added depth to the characters I've grown to love. Please bring back Roy, or even better, have him re-read this book. I'll buy it again to hear Roy. The story is great otherwise.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • VocabuLearn: Chinese, Level 1

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Penton Overseas, Inc.
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    VocabuLearn is the only audio language learning system designed to teach the way you learn best...concentrating on vocabulary and helpful expressions. This three-hour program contains over 1,500 commonly-used words and expressions - the building blocks of language. This audio flash-card system will have you communicating effectively in the shortest time possible.

    says: "A bit of a let down"
    "A bit of a let down"
    Overall

    I was really looking forward to using this program. Unfortunately there is background music that makes it very difficult to follow what is being said, as the music is almost as loud as the speakers.

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful

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