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Patrick OBrien

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Cibolo, TX | Member Since 2006

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  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1981)
    Performance
    (1667)
    Story
    (1662)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    Parusski says: "Good Corey Story"
    "I think I am depressed that it is over"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Panther the most enjoyable?

    The way DeMille has Corey tell the story! I laughed all the way to vegas listening to this book. People asked what comedian was it?


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

    As with all DeMille books, there are surprises throughout. He has to be one of the best ever and Scott Brick is the best person to read his works!


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    No way to say other than the obvious, Corey, but they are all wound together and the brining back of a character from other books was really fun.


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

    I tried, but I have to work, sleep and eat. I wish it had lasted longer.


    Any additional comments?

    Great stand alone book, but sooooo much better if you have read/listened all the previous Corey books and UpCountry and General's Daughter too!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Finisher

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (109)

    Fourteen-year-old Vega Jane lives in the village of Wormwood, where life is nasty, brutish, and short. Villagers have been told that there is nothing outside of Wormwood except for the Quag, a foul forest filled with terrifying beasts. No one comes, no one goes, and Wormwood has stayed this way for generations. Until Vega's friend Quentin Herms disappears. Quentin leaves Vega a secret message hinting that there's a way out of Wormwood and something extraordinary on the other side.

    John says: "Surprisingly Bad for Baldacci"
    "WARNING * Warning * Warning * Fantasy! not normal"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Finisher?

    I was hoping for typical Baldacci book. I love the old books that are coming to Audible. My bad for not checking it, but I have yet to find anything that Baldacci writes that isn't phenomenal. Well, that was before this story. Just not my thing. I loved when Follet departed for Pillars of the Earth, but this just isn't my thing!


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Baldacci again?

    if he goes back to his normal stuff, the stuff that made him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Tomb

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1126)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (428)

    The tomb of China’s First Emperor, guarded by an underground army of terra-cotta warriors, has remained sealed for more than 2,000 years. Though it’s regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Chinese government won’t allow anyone to open it. Why? That question is at the heart of a dilemma faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone, whose life is shattered when he receives an anonymous note carrying an unfamiliar Web address.

    Jackie says: "Fascinating Ride!"
    "One of his better books"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Emperor's Tomb the most enjoyable?

    Love Scott Brick, I think I could listen to him read a phone book


    Any additional comments?

    Many of his book have significant logic gaps, I didn't catch one in this book. A previous book had this estate that two groups were taking helicopters too. The second group is arriving and landing in the only place suitable to land, yet there not sure if the other group is there yet. Hello, if there was only one place to land, the other one should have been sitting there as a clue. Later in the book both helicopters are there. So unless they have cloaking, that was bit of an opps.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez, Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (143)

    Alex Cross was a rising star in the Washington, DC, Police Department when an unknown shooter gunned down his wife, Maria, in front of him. Alex's need for vengeance was placed on hold as he faced another huge challenge - raising his children without their mother. Years later, Alex has left the FBI and set up practice as a psychologist once again. His life finally feels like it's in order. Then his former partner, John Sampson, calls in a favor. Now Cross must go on the hunt for the most cunning killer he has ever faced....

    Sherry says: "Great read!"
    "BEWARE THIS IS A RE-RELEASE!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have read or listened to "CROSS" you will find it to be very similary, in fact the SAME BOOK. Was not happy. THought I had a new book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2499)
    Performance
    (885)
    Story
    (881)

    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    P. Giorgio says: "Depth & Breadth"
    "Great read or listen"
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    I didn't listen to this book for months after I had finished all the Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series. I finally was out of books on my must read list (almost never happens) and was short on credits and had bought this and the poet a while back.

    They were both just as good as any of his other books. Don't wait or not read these because they are not part of the main story lines. They are both very good and give some great back story to some of the characters in the main series. Should read them if possible in the order they fall in the other series. If you read this one and have not read a few of the Bosch books, this will have a few spoilers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2175)
    Performance
    (1271)
    Story
    (1273)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "Maybe the Best YET!"
    Overall

    If you have liked any of the past books by David Baldacci this one is the best yet. I don't usually write reviews and usually listen while I am in the car. I found myself bringing my mp3 player inside to continue listening.

    Keeps you on the edge with lots of surprises and suspense.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Silenced: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (177)

    Professional “cleaner” Jonathan Quinn has a new client and an odd job: find and remove the remains of a body hidden 20 years ago inside the walls of a London building, before the building is demolished. But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the cross fire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death.

    Adam says: "Battles does it again!! Best Quinn book yet."
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    Just wish we didn't have to wait so long for these! Kept me up at night listening...stayed up and had to reset sleep timer a few times!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2793)
    Performance
    (2018)
    Story
    (2005)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
    "Great book...much better"
    Overall

    I was worried when I listened to Echo Burning that I had reached the end of the good Child books. The last two, prove that I can keep working my way through the series w/o worry. Two amazing books in a row.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2504)
    Performance
    (1629)
    Story
    (1632)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    S. Craig says: "The Worst Jack Reacher Ever!"
    "Loved the first two"
    Overall

    I though his first two books were amazing...this one was actually hard to get though. I would let it sit so long that I would forget what was happening and really not care and just listen to get it over...I wish I didn't need to finish all my books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Outlaws

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (294)

    Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded - but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can't do, won't do, or doesn't do well, and he has the men and assets to help set things straight.

    Mondobelly says: "Disappointing re-write of character history"
    "Great Book Wrong Narrator, book is 5 star"
    Overall

    I would have read this book if I had known that dick hill was not the Narrator. I have called Audible and they offered a $10 credit, but have yet to change the listed narrator on the site. I listen to well over 100 books a year, so when I say this isn't DICK HILL, I am correct! They even announce another narrator when the book starts. He was OK, just didn't have the feel of Mr. Hill that has done the last few in the series. One if the best endings yet...hope there are more to come.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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