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L. Magee

Boulder Co | Member Since 2001

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  • Liars & Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By Guerin Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (165)

    Tommy Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia's remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast Paced - Good Read!"
    "Attention graber"
    Overall

    I hadn't read or listened to any books by Stephen Coonts before, but now I've become a fan. This audio grabs your interest from the get go, and holds it until the end.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1567)
    Performance
    (1363)
    Story
    (1369)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "Baldacci has been better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about King and Maxwell? What did you like least?

    The story was pretty far fetched, but somewhat engaging.


    Would you recommend King and Maxwell to your friends? Why or why not?

    I thought the way the main characters, King and Maxwell, were portrayed was pretty lame. King was made to be pretty much a whiner. Maxwell was a little better, but not much


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    The narration was o.k., but there characters were fairly limited


    Was King and Maxwell worth the listening time?

    It was so so. I probably won't listen to it again, while I listen to other books more than once


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to purchase this book, in my estimation, it only rates 3 stars. There are many books that rate 4 and some 5 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead I Well May Be

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1077)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (533)

    Young Michael, an illegal immigrant escaping the troubles in Northern Ireland is strong and fearless and clever, just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month.

    Robert says: "What an amazing book"
    "Worst book I've purchased from Audio."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I'm angry that I spent anything to purchase this book. The author displays an extremely limited vocabulary. He doesn't seem to know many words beyond "f--k." It is repeated beyond belief. After hearing it repeated over and over and over, I finally just gave up and wrote it off as a terrible purchase. I would guess the author would have cut the length of his book in half if he'd left out this word he seems to love. Perhaps his mother washed his mouth out with soap when he used it as a child, so he has to use it now to make up for lost time!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (683)
    Story
    (679)

    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    Margaret Campbell says: "Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!"
    "Great story teller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I can't understand the negative comments about this series. It is a great listen. It's in a series, so naturally, one is left wondering what is coming next. The writer is great at building and keeping the suspense going!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marine One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (506)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (294)

    After the presidents' helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president. Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America.

    Ron says: "Great courtroom thriller"
    "A riveting listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Marine One rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This has to rate at the top of the books I've listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Marine One?

    The story builds and builds until the tension becomes so great you just can't stop listening.
    The climax is so dramatic and so unexpected that it draws you right into the moment.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax, and the way the truth finally came out.


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

    It grabbed me so I had to put off other things I needed to do, because just had to know how this was going to end.


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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3950)
    Performance
    (2958)
    Story
    (2937)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Lots of action, hard to believe"
    Overall

    This book has non- stop action. However, the further the story line develops, the less believable it becomes. There are too many impossible close escapes and too many wounds that build up to make the hero believable.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2448)
    Performance
    (474)
    Story
    (482)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Debbie McKelvey says: "Very Entertaining"
    "Captivating"
    Overall

    Archer displays a remarkable gift for developing layers of characters, taking many twists and turns. It's like listening to the sounds of a colorful kaleidoscope that leaves one guessing which brilliant color will shine brightly around the next corner. I became hooked and had to stay up past my normal bedtime just to see how it would all turn out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One False Move: A Myron Bolitar Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (165)

    She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her life, big time. Now Myron's next move may be his last. Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.

    Ted says: "So Far The BEST in this Wonderful Series!"
    "Too "cute" with words"
    Overall

    Coben writes a fair story, but he is way over the top in trying to be descriptive. Many times it's just plain silly. He seems to feel the need to try to outdo himself in finding a new comparison of words to describe what he wants to say. I've enjoyed other books by him, but this one is way down the list.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2955)
    Performance
    (1456)
    Story
    (1450)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "One great fast paced ride"
    Overall

    I couldn't stop listening to the book - one exciting event to another. I kept wondering: How can this possibly end and the country not be torn apart. Vince Flynn's style of writing is fast paced and he keeps building the tension.
    I'll be glad when another of his books becomes available so I can download it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paranoia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Finder
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1557)
    Performance
    (400)
    Story
    (397)

    Adam Cassidy is twenty-six and a low level employee at a high-tech corporation who hates his job. When he manipulates the system to do something nice for a friend, he finds himself charged with a crime. Corporate Security gives him a choice: prison or become a spy in the headquarters of their chief competitor, Trion Systems.

    Karen says: "Clever and interesting."
    "A good listen"
    Overall

    I enjoyed Paranioa very much. the development of characters is well done and believable. Even the "dark" characters have likeable qualities, and create a certain sense of sympathy for their actions. The only part of the listen that I felt was overdone was the author's obvious political views. At times I felt like I was listening to a politician giving a speech. In my opinion, the author would have done better just letting the story unfold in a more natural way. Having said this, I look forward to the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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