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Lawrence

PHOENIX, AZ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 33 reviews
  • 36 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (627)

    In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.

    Casey Ferrell says: "I want longer books!"
    "Talor is still hanging in there"
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    The Iron Grey Sea stays right on track. It fits in wonderfully with the previous books and still keeps you guessing what is up next. The Griks and the Japanese still linger and the battle is far from over. Keep it up Taylor. You're great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Switch: Tucker Wayne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (134)

    The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme.

    David Costello says: "What a Great Adventure!"
    "A good start to a series"
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    Although this is the first of the Tucker Wayne series it never went through a stage where there was no excitement. I loved getting Cains perspective to what was happening too. Another thing I noticed was that Tucker wasn't a superman. He didn't always "kill" with only one shot to the head and he didn't win every fight. It made him sound more realistic as an agent than a lot of the writers do with their main characters. Im really looking to the next of the series,

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazonia

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (179)

    The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest - a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing...and came out with both intact.

    Nathan says: "Torn"
    "Just Okay"
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    I made it through it but it was a challenge. I don't think I'd put anyone else through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Janson Directive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (211)

    Peter Novak, one of the world's greatest men, has been kidnapped! Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to Paul Janson, legendary covert operative and assassin. Janson is retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life. "Ludlum's best since The Bourne Identity," raves Kirkus Reviews.

    Grady says: "Captivated me from the beginning"
    "Typical Ludlam"
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    This book was a typical Ludlam book. Got you going right off and kept your interest all the way to,the end. Ludlam does a good job of taking a good guy, turning the government or even the world against him and having him pull through at the end. Te plots are good and it's obvious he has to put a ton of research into his writing. Get it and you'll more than likely enjoy the entire story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandstorm: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (469)
    Story
    (490)

    An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. Her search for answers leads Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's curator, into a world they never dreamed existed.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent Story so-so Reading"
    "Good enough to make me listen"
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    This was a good story which will make me want the remaining books in the series. In my opinion the narrator left some things to be desired. I didn't like the vocal tone. It was almost as if he was whispering. He also didn't bother to get the proper pronunciation of simple nautical terms. Almost everyone knows that forecastle isn't pronounced that way. It's more like (folk-sle). I guess all my years at sea made me critical. It is worth the read though so I can recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rainbow Six

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1280)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (1006)

    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Brodie says: "Tom Clancy (Top Cat)"
    "Very long but really worth it!"
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    The formation of Rainbow Six sure made me think. Here again there is a group to take the place of the FBI and CIA. Better yet they. Could work around a lot of legalities. The way it ended was a real feel good climax. Listen to this all the way and you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Icarus Agenda

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term of office quietly—when a political mole reveals to the world Kendrick's deepest secret: that Kendrick was the anonymous man in Masqar, the man who courageously freed the hostage held in the American embassy by Arab terrorists; the unknown hero who performed an act of outrageous daring then silently disappeared. Now, suddenly, Kendrick is a living target pursued by the terrorists he outwitted.

    Lawrence says: "Politician or not. A real hero."
    "Politician or not. A real hero."
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    I just couldn't stop on this one. I even spent more time hiking just so I could listen longer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Aquitaine Progression

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    It begins in Geneva. There American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn't seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: "THE GENERALS... THEY'RE BACK... AQUITAINE!" Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world's most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he'd long left behind.

    Bob says: "Dry Dogfood"
    "It won't let you down."
    Overall
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    Like most of Ludlams books, this is hard to put down. Most of the writers that tried to copy his ideas just can't hold water.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Parsifal Mosaic

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (87)

    Michael Havelock's world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava. He watched as his partner and lover, Jenna Karats, double agent, was efficiently gunned down by his own agency. There was nothing left for him but to quit the game, get out. Until, in one frantic moment on a crowded railroad platform in Rome, Havelock saw his Jenna alive. From then on, he was marked for death by both U.S. and Russian assassins, racing around the globe after his beautiful betrayer, trapped in a massive mosaic of treachery.

    HIII says: "Lumbering Ludlum"
    "Wow!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This is by far the best and most exciting of the Ludlam books in my opinion. I would have liked to get all the way through in one sitting but I do have to eat and sleep. I'm sure glad I'm retired so I could listen for longer periods at a time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Supremacy

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (351)

    This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity, a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage, an exotic world filled with CIA plots, turncoat agents, and ever-shifting alliances, all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and the answers to his own fragmented past.

    Bill Kloss says: "Wish I could give it 10 Stars!!!"
    "Sure beats the movie."
    Overall
    Performance
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    It's almost like the movie was different all the way around. The book outshines it all over.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1013)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (332)

    In Robert Ludlum's ground-breaking career, no other character so captured the world's imagination as Jason Bourne. He appeared in three of Robert Ludlum's own best-selling novels, his best-selling works to this day. Now, with the major motion picture adaptation of Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy, the Ludlum estate has finally acceded to the demands of readers around the world, turning to best-selling writer Eric Van Lustbader to create a brand new Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy.

    Linda says: "It sure reads like a Ludlum book!"
    "Good but lacking over Ludlum."
    Overall
    Performance
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    I did enjoy the story but found it somewhat lacking in the way it was written. I suppose I'm just spoiled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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