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David

I am a voice over artist with work in tv, film, radio and commercials all over the world.

Fort Wayne, IN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Deep Black

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    A spy plane gathering data on a new Russian weapon is blown out of the sky by a mysterious MiG. Is it an accident or the start of the next world war? One U.S. agency has what it takes to find out - the National Security Agency and its covert operations team: DEEP BLACK.

    Joanna says: "Great espionage thriller"
    "And the plot was? Did we finish? That's it?"
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    What disappointed you about Deep Black?

    There are so many sub-plots that never get tied together or wrap up that the entire book left me wondering what was the point. What happened to 'Wave 3?' What was the point of the defection of the pilot? (That entire plot line seemed worthless). Was this book about 'lasers' or the assassination? What dies any of it really have to do with Deep Black? This book was a mess of topics that never tied together.


    Has Deep Black turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But I will give the series another chance. Perhaps this (book 1) leaves alot open for the next one.


    What didn’t you like about J. Charles’s performance?

    First, pick a dialect for the character and stick with it. One minute a character sounds like he is from Brooklyn and the next, a surfer from California. The Russian accent, while completely incorrect, would have been ok if in the middle of the sentence it didn't switch to some New York style with out warning. Overall, the narrator is clearly one of my least favorite in the audio book genre.The narrator really detracted from the story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    While trying to be objective, I don't have anything positive to say about this book or it's performance.


    Any additional comments?

    At this time I HAVE NOT listened to any other book from this author or this series, I feel it's only fair to give the next book a go and see if it offers a better performance and story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3564)
    Performance
    (1759)
    Story
    (1754)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Why did audio book editors leave so much dead air?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Split Second the most enjoyable?

    Just the opposite. There were no delineating chapter 'calls' on the book. Just 30 seconds of silence. Purely amateur.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    King. His humor


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    Yes.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Already made for TV. Loved the show. Too bad it was canceled.


    Any additional comments?

    For the producer and editor... Time to find a new job. Scott Brick... Good read as always. Too bad you were saddled with folks who were 'asleep at the control board.'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait of a Spy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (1314)
    Performance
    (970)
    Story
    (965)

    Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

    jb says: "Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series"
    "If you have come this far in the series..."
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    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or Simon Vance?

    Yes. Once you get this far. You have to finish. Since I started at book 1, and am now here, I must move forward even though this was my least favorite.

    Simon Vance is awful.


    What other book might you compare Portrait of a Spy to and why?

    I have no comparison. It is the least favorite of mine so far in the series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Vance’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    Do you think Portrait of a Spy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Worst narration I have heard so far. That is unless you like a narrator whose characters ALL sound like a terrible James Bond/Sean Connery imitation that went horribly awry. All of the characters were way too overplayed. It's as if the only voice he could use for every character was a play off of James Bond. This was a brutal book to get through. You should buy it and read it. Pass on the audio. Pick it back up in audio version when this narrator is not reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (659)

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Snoodely says: "Reluctant Assassin"
    "Good stuff for book 1"
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    What did you love best about The Kill Artist?

    Great story, great build of characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabrielle. Listen, you'll understand.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The turn about of the informant. Didn't see that coming.


    Any additional comments?

    George Guidall makes this book more enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (954)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (509)

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
    "Terrible Ending. Worse Narrator"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think someone who enjoys bad endings and poor narration would like this book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Daniel Silva? Why or why not?

    I have to, I bough them all at once on a recommendation.


    What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

    Look, it is a good story. A very cool plot... but the ending, it's like Silva just said... ahh, I quit. It was SO disappointing I actually want my credit back.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Why does a Jewish guy from Israel, who lives in England have a German accent... it seems like every character has a German accent.


    Any additional comments?

    I will never use all of my saved up credits on an authors series again. I had high hopes, but wow... Silva... could you have screwed up a great story opportunity at the end any more?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (561)

    September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....

    Xavier says: "Plot had some up's and down's"
    "The end? Really."
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    What would have made The Last Patriot better?

    Of all the books up to this point in the series, they have tied up the loose ends and provided closure on the book. Good endings, problems solved, resolutions. This book, has a terrible ending. It really ties up the sub-plots and characters, but it leaves the main plot of the book wide open. Very disappointing.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Love the take on the Muslim faith and the possibility of a lost revelation.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Scott Harvath


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love all the characters. It has some great writing and all the characters have good depth and back-story. You believe in them. The ending is what was bad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3475)
    Performance
    (3029)
    Story
    (3011)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "My disappointment was that it ended."
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    If you could sum up The Last Man in three words, what would they be?

    Three words? You're kidding right?

    While the entire Vince Flynn series is wonderful. It truly is a treat to see an author get so far into a series and not lose sight of the characters, the emotion and twists. I highly recommend the series and this book. As always, the narrator George Guidall is extraordinarily talented and a real joy to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stan Hurley. What an obnoxiously wonderful character.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    AAA+Which by the way is a better rating than some countries! He is always remarkable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My eyes were wide at the narrative of Mitch Raps rant to the Afgan Local Police. Riveting.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Vince, you can have my money... Write more Mitch Rapp books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Black: Arctic Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts, William H. Keith
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    In the Arctic, two American intelligence operatives are kidnapped while investigating Russian submarines - a constant, covert presence beneath the ice caps. In Washington, ex-Marine Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three trace the abduction back to the Russian mafiya, who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean's floor.

    Ed says: "Stinks"
    "Very repetitive."
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    Would you try another book from Stephen Coonts and William H. Keith and/or Phil Gigante?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen Coonts and William H. Keith ? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was none


    Do you think Deep Black needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. I enjoy the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I got tired of the non stop Latitude and Longitude updates with 12:43 UTC - 6 hours. That got HIGHLY annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Soldiers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (514)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (320)

    Widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst takes listeners back to the early days of World War II for a dramatic novel of intrigue and suspense.

    Theresa says: "Chilling..Fantastic"
    "Boring"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the story flowed better. It seemed very jagged. So much time took describing things that the story just didn't move.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alan Furst again?

    Probably not.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    George is fantastic


    What character would you cut from Night Soldiers?

    I couldn't even keep track.


    Any additional comments?

    The first book (out of about 80) I just couldn't finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5035)
    Performance
    (2142)
    Story
    (2134)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Awesome."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its not for everyone. But, I would put this book at the top of my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depth of the story across a significant period of history that truly shows how plots unravel over time and distance.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. He is always good. However, I will have to criticize the producers and audio engineers for sometime NOT allowing a proper segue from plot line to plot line. There are many times there is no pause and you don't realize that you have just switched scenes. I had to back up a few times to catch that.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "As close as you can get to the CIA with out the Freedom of Information Act."


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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