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Kenneth

argyle, TX, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • Dark Light

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Randy Wayne White
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    A category four hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. Well-known reefs and wrecks have been covered up, and new ones have emerged. The old woman who visits Doc Ford's lab late one night has a haunting story, of a loved one lost while rendezvousing with a German submarine off the coast of Florida 60 years earlier, of her belief that he was being blackmailed and that the storm has given her a second chance to prove his innocence.

    Jens says: "Bear with it...it pays off"
    "Poor Narration"
    Overall

    Let me start by saying that I love the light reading, quick tempo and engaging novels by Randy Wayne White. The narrator's use of a monotone, slow tempo voice with almost no variation in character voices made this audiobook unlistenable for me.

    2 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)"
    "Awful Narration/Sub par story"
    Overall

    Out of the hundres of audiobooks that my wife and I have listended to this ranks near the bottom. The narrator sounds like he is reading the book for the first time as he stumbles through this less than mediocre story. DO NOT waste a credit. Tom Clancy should be ashamed.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • I'd Know You Anywhere

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (964)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (291)

    In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored.

    Susan says: "I found the reason compelling"
    "skip this one"
    Overall

    I agree with the readers who gave this a poor review. After I started listening to it, I thought it might have been downloaded by one of my kids a s a school assignment. The narration was described by one reader as sophmoric and I could not agree more. The plot development was a complete bore and not engaging at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Windup Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3362)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1776)

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    Marius says: "Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner."
    "Poor premise for a book"
    Overall

    I love sci-fi and could only get through the first hour of this book. The premise is so lame. He has these giant, genetically engineered mastadon creatures manually turning a wheel to create energy in a future that is strapped for energy. I have a hard time believing that that will be the future of our energy problems.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Shogun: A Novel of Japan

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1034)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (616)

    A bold English adventuer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love....An English captain and his crew are shipwrecked on the coast of feudal Japan. They must deal with two Japanese warlords who are struggling to attain the title of Shogun - and the ultimate power that comes with it.

    LeRoy Reynolds says: "Great audio book AFTER the first 2.5 hours"
    "Awesome novel and very well read"
    Overall

    I loved this book when I read it many years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook. I only wish there were two more sequels...

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12411)
    Performance
    (4815)
    Story
    (4849)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Joseph says: "Good historical setting, but loose story."
    "Outstanding"
    Overall

    Outstanding book and outstanding narrator. One of the best I have ever bought!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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