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  • Pale Horse Coming: Earl Swagger, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (47)

    The Thebes State Penal Farm in Mississippi is up a dark river, surrounded by swamps and impenetrable piney woods. It’s the Old South at its most brutal - a place of violence, racial terror, and even more horrific rumors. Of the few who make the journey, black or white, even fewer return.

    But in that year, two men will come to Thebes. The first is Sam Vincent, the former prosecuting attorney of Polk County, Arkansas who, with great misgivings, accepts a job to investigate a disappearance.

    Ray says: "Not Hunters best work but worth the read"
    "My first Earl Swagger audible, and it's first rate"
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    What made the experience of listening to Pale Horse Coming the most enjoyable?

    The way the author pulled me right into the middle of the action.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I know a lot of authors leave you hanging at the end of a chapter to keep you reading, but this author has truly mastered it! Twice I had to leave the character of Sam Vincent hanging by a thread, I actually felt guilty about leaving him hanging there. And he was not the only character left hanging.


    Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

    This is a tough one, all the characters were good. But Sam Vincent was outstanding, he was always struggling with his legal ethics but unwilling to leave Earl Swagger in a bad situation. The author never wavers from the characters personality traits. Sam was a lawyer through and through all the way through the story. The only thing that surprised me about him was his "girlfriend"! Of course, friends only, not a mistress. That would have been outside the envelope.


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

    Yes, because there were only seven men (and one great female chacter) going up against so many evil characters. I also wanted to get to the reasoning behind the doctor, why he would do such evil things.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Earl Swagger novel, I have already read all the Bob Lee Swagger novels and frankly, I couldn't believe they could keep up with the action and characters of the Bob Lee stories. They sure did. On to the next! Thanks to Stephen Hunter for such fine entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Zero: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (178)

    A marine sniper team on a mission in tribal territories on the Afghan-Pakistan border, Whiskey 2-2 is ambushed by professionals using the latest high-tech shooting gear. Badly wounded, the team’s sole survivor, Gunnery Sergeant Ray Cruz, aka “the Cruise Missile,” is determined to finish his job. He almost succeeds when a mystery blast terminates his enterprise....

    Jesse says: "Some issues with places and people"
    "Dead Zero: A new Bob Lee Swagger"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Zero to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version of this story, but cannot imagine it could be better than the audible version. My reason behind this is the narrator, Buck Schirner. He is absolutely the best narrator I have ever heard. I could just see him, dressed in khakis, a cigar clenched in his teeth, he just sounds like I imagine Bob Lee would sound!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the new, older version of Bob Lee. Just as tough and wiry as ever, but now he is acting as more of a consultant, someone who has been there, and done that many times and as such is a great help to all the agencies with which he deals.


    What does Buck Schirner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well, I guess I already answered that question. He really brings the military aspect of Bob Lee out. He also sounds older than the previous narrators, so he really fits the part.


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

    No, it was a little more multi-layered, so I prefered listening for 45 to 60 minutes, and then thinking about what I heard and letting it sink in.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book! Keep them coming Mr. Hunter

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3945)
    Performance
    (3391)
    Story
    (3369)

    For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

    Elle says: "I'd listen to Guidall read the tax code, so..."
    "Save your time and money"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one!


    What could Vince Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written something with some action that moved along more quickly than syrup in January.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrible book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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