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Mark

Blacklick, OH, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Walk

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lee Goldberg
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (99)

    It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. It will be days before help can arrive. Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He's prepared. He knows there is only one thing he can do... that he must do: get home to his wife, Beth.

    MJ says: "Keep Listening"
    "Walk right past The Walk"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Middle schoolers and lower


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Goldberg again?

    Nope


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The part where I stopped and deleted the story off my device. It was about 2 hours in when the main character is overcome with an emergency bowl movement.


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

    Not a one


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Luke Daniels got paid really well to read this one!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2400)
    Performance
    (1544)
    Story
    (1527)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "Gets old fast"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Lee Child is getting lazy or just doesn't seem to care. 11th bmook in the series AMD now all of the sudden Reacher is the next rainman with numbers. Child just pulled that out of thin air with no setup in past books. I also wish Child would think up something other than Reacher killing anyone who remotely offends him. Gets old fast.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Dick Hill is one of the best, hard to pick one


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Yes if broken up into short listening blocks.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perseid Collapse: The Perseid Collapse, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated By John David Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (174)

    2019. Six years after the Jakarta Pandemic “decimated” the world's population; life is back to normal for the Fletchers and most Americans. The United States stands at the brink of a complete domestic and international resurgence, with stories of confidence and prosperity dominating the headlines. Appearances can be deceiving. An undercurrent of paranoia and fear still runs strong below the surface; the collective angst spawned by 28 million American deaths forever stamped into population's psyche.

    Denise says: "DON'T BUY THIS BOOK YET...Wait for the 2nd part.."
    "Ending more for $ than plot"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Instead of making a long really good book to start the series, they decided to chop it short to get an extra book out of the series. Awkward and rather pointless ending rather building suspense for book 2, you are no closer to an ending at hour 11 than you are at hour two.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perseid Collapse?

    The first two hours were great and if you enjoyed the author's first book than you won't be dissapointed with his newest, minus the whole ending nonsense.a


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

    We'll have to wait till the next minibook comes out to know for sure!


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1795)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (606)

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "Horrible ending"
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    What disappointed you about Up Country?

    Could have done so much more but after 28 hours all you find out is the name of the killer. Also, it seems that the only lead male character Demille can write is a sarcastic guy with a chip on their shoulder and poor impulse control. It gets old really fast.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    Probably


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Would have been when the VP arrested or kicked out of office but that never happened so there was none.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Matthew Bracken
    • Narrated By Mike Kemp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (127)

    The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.

    B. Lambert says: "Great story if you can get past the performance"
    "Too over the top and Horrible Reader"
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    What disappointed you about Enemies Foreign and Domestic?

    They plot was so over the top it made it really hard to connect with. The authorhas congress meeting within a day and passing legislation within a week after a mass murder. Seriously, next day with legislation passed in a week!


    Would you recommend Enemies Foreign and Domestic to your friends? Why or why not?

    I listened to it for 20 mins and then changed books, that way it was an ok book. If you like the genre its worth a credit otherwise you'll be turned off by it.


    What didn’t you like about Mike Kemp’s performance?

    Mike Kemp is the typical narrator of this type of book. It seems like books in thus genre always have people reading that have never had an experience and just have a in home recording studio. It is hard to follow his monotone narration and difficult to listen to dialogue that runs from one person to another with out any change in tone or inflection. Would have been a good listen if they got a voice pro to read the book.


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

    If you like this genre you could get through the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Fire Mike Kemp!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Black Monday

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By R. Scott Reiss
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    When a Muslim cleric predicts planes will fall from the sky, America braces for a terrorist attack. But when the prediction proves true, the real cause is far more terrifying: a microbe that eats oil, effectively destroying all gas-operated mechanisms. Gillette, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, understands the devastation that the microbe could wreak. But his far-more-chilling theory is that the microbe is synthetic and the work of terrorists.

    L. Nielsen says: "Good Book, Dreadful Narration"
    "Interesting story with a rushed ending"
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    What did you like best about Black Monday? What did you like least?

    Concept and plot were entertaining. The ending just didn't fit the book, like the writer just worte something to get it done.


    Would you ever listen to anything by R. Scott Reiss again?

    I would


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

    Can't go wrong with Dick Hill


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

    Not really, author seemed to struggle down at the end


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By D. Allen
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (134)

    This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

    Steve says: "Could not listen to it...."
    "A painful listen"
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    What disappointed you about Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival?

    I would not be surprised to find that the author read this book in his garage. It sounds like he is sitting in an enclosed space with echos being heard constantly. Many times it sounds like he is moving a chair across a cement floor. There are several instances where the reader makes up words and constantly repeats sentences. NEVER get the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joe Nobody again?

    NEVER, NO, TOO PAINFUL


    Would you be willing to try another one of D. Allen’s performances?

    NO


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival?

    I would spend a few bucks and get a real narrator to read in a real studio.


    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2975)
    Performance
    (2777)
    Story
    (2787)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Mike Naka says: "bucket full of zombie juice"
    "Not worth checking out for free at library."
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    What disappointed you about Zombie Fallout?

    Writing style, stream of thought narrative is only worse than the 20 words that ate randomly thrown in


    Has Zombie Fallout turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Sean Runnette’s performance?

    Performance was great for horrible eroting


    What character would you cut from Zombie Fallout?

    I'd not publish the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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