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Jeffrey R. Young

Jeff

Columbus, OH USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    Overall
    (1137)
    Performance
    (1034)
    Story
    (1033)

    Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

    Suzn F says: "Oddy Returns"
    "A few more hours with the Odd one"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Odd Interlude to be better than the print version?

    I liked it because it was a quick read. I prefer audio editions because I use them when I take a driving trip.


    What other book might you compare Odd Interlude to and why?

    Nothing comes to mind


    What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

    I have always like DAB's voice it is perfect for the Odd character, however this time I had a great deal of trouble hearing Anna Marie because he did the voice so softly.


    Who was the most memorable character of Odd Interlude and why?

    The little girl. I think Dean Koontz nailed the 12 year old attitude to a "T"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Bullet: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (173)

    It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time. Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before....

    lyl says: "Not what reader is anticipating"
    "Okay, but could have been better"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The Kennedy assassination has always been a subject that has fascinated me. I enjoyed this book, but I felt that it really started to drag out and could have been much better if the author got to the point without so much repetition and picked up the action pace sooner in the book. Once I managed to get to it, I really liked the ending.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The ending, the never ending middle


    What three words best describe Buck Schirner’s voice?

    Gravely, versatile, enjoyabe


    Did The Third Bullet inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2010)
    Performance
    (1785)
    Story
    (1788)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "A Must for Any Student of History (especially JFK)"
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    What made the experience of listening to Killing Kennedy the most enjoyable?

    I very much like Bill O'Reilly's style of narration. It is easy to "see" what he describes.


    What other book might you compare Killing Kennedy to and why?

    Killing Lincoln, of course, because of the similarity in the historical significance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of the assassination in a minute-by-minute fashion. It was fascinating.


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

    Not really, I enjoyed taking it in "bite-size" chunks which lenghtened my enjoyment.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2144)
    Performance
    (1890)
    Story
    (1890)

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

    D says: "Odd Apocalypse; Oddly Great"
    "Good to see and hear the Odd one again"
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    Would you listen to Odd Apocalypse again? Why?

    Yes, probably because it was a quick story and did not lag so it would make a good "revisit".


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interesting characters at Roseland. They were a good illustration of how mucking about with science can get you into trouble.


    Which character – as performed by David Aaron Baker – was your favorite?

    I've always liked Mr. Baker's rendition of Odd, but Kenny was some good comedic relief in this story as well.


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

    No, but none of the other Odd Thomas series has made me laugh or cry either. It was a good read, always interesting and had a very good pace.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next Odd Thomas adventure. I think it is really interesting timing that Odd should run into Hitch at just the same time as two mvies about the "master" are hitting the screen. Bring out the next one soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead or Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    Overall
    (4831)
    Performance
    (2612)
    Story
    (2629)

    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    Robert B. Wales says: "Same great Clancey - Great narration"
    "Pretty Typical Tom Clancy, But That's Not Bad"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead or Alive the most enjoyable?

    It has everything that you would expect from a Tom Clancy novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead or Alive?

    For me it was when Jack, Jr tells Jack Sr that he is in the "spook" business.


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lou Diamond Phillips brings very good characterizations to all the different roles and makes it easy to keep track of each one.


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

    Life father, like son - Jack's back.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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