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Michael

Denham Springs, LA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2733)
    Performance
    (2002)
    Story
    (1992)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "Another excellent job"
    Overall

    I am a fan of Nelson Demille and it doesn't hurt that one of the best narrators, Scott Brick reads most of his work online. I listened to most of the John Corey books before they released Plum Island to audio and it was referenced quite often by the author in retro comments. Really pleased with this one and happy I got it. You will not be disappointed if you get this one. Promise!

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1016)
    Performance
    (310)
    Story
    (308)

    What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?

    Peggy says: "A pleasure to listen to"
    "Worth a credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Tyrannosaur Canyon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not among the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Actually the main character even though the author thought the monk character stole the book


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

    Yes... Mr Sowers is an excellent narrator... My favorite remains Scott Brick though


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

    Not really... It was good but not that captivating


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

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (474)

    From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail. Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things. When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man's land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night. In their hiding place, they encounter a dying man who tells them an amazing and quite unbelievable story. But for some reason - one that they grapple with for the rest of their journey - that night they believe.

    Andy says: "The Quest to make money"
    "Not as bad as reviews make you believe."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's Demille and Brick. nuff said


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like all of Demille's works. Narration is the key to any story and Scott Brick could read obits in a way that would cheer you up.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dying priest questioning


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

    huh?


    Any additional comments?

    no. that last question killed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Troop

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Nick Cutter
    • Narrated By Corey Brill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (439)
    Story
    (439)

    Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

    Charles says: "Engrossing"
    "Cheap way to sensationalize plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Troop?

    Using sickening events in a way to shock the listener with just gore and unacceptable acts


    Has The Troop turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What three words best describe Corey Brill’s performance?

    a good effort


    What character would you cut from The Troop?

    the main villan


    Any additional comments?

    nope. Save your credits...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Byzantium

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Stuart Langton
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (215)

    Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present the beautiful and costly hand-illuminated Book of Kells to the emperor of all Christendom.

    Christine says: "Unforgettable!"
    "The complete package"
    Overall

    Excellent writing and narration. Characters were all well defined without going overboard. The story was as interesting as it was long. You will not regret purchasing this one. A keeper..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3997)
    Performance
    (2430)
    Story
    (2465)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Best Science Fiction novel.... Really???"
    Overall

    This one dragged on and the narration wasn't anything to write home about. I am still looking for the science fiction audio book that will grab me...

    0 of 1 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
    (1848)
    Performance
    (660)
    Story
    (654)

    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"
    "Another good yarn by Demille"
    Overall

    What can I say? I am a big Demille and Brick fan. This one is a really good listen and keeps you interested start to finish. That's what is so good about DeMille. He spends the perfect amount of time on character development and then pushes ahead at breakneck speed...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Contagious

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Scott Sigler
    • Narrated By Scott Sigler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (197)

    Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

    Tracey says: "A Great Set of Books"
    "What was I thinking?"
    Overall

    Bummer. Don't waste your time. This one is a yawner and the plot is predictable and contrived.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    Overall
    (5188)
    Performance
    (1882)
    Story
    (1872)

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    "Best ever"
    Overall

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt this one ranks as one of if not the best audio book I have purchased over the years. It's the one I keep on my MP3 player all the time so when I finish a new book and I'm "between" books, I fall back to this one... I promise this is King at his very best. I am not a huge King fan but this one is a keeper...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (5065)
    Performance
    (3088)
    Story
    (3089)

    As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

    Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "A near-flawless audiobook (but for one thing...)"
    "Interesting read"
    Overall

    I found this book to be interesting, with some relatively neat plot twists. Good narration helped as well. Worth a credit..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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