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Thomas

Broomfield, CO, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • 4 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 172 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2278)
    Performance
    (1898)
    Story
    (1922)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Good story well presented"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a well written and well produced thriller that kept me entertained and involved from start to finish. The production is unusual in that there are "sound effects", (you hear gunfire, ocean sounds, etc) which at first were a distraction but overall were marginally an enhancement. The two narrators are an improvement over men doing women's voices and vice versa.

    The plot moves along well and although I wasn't surprised by the ending, it was entertaining and kept me engaged from beginning to end.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3491)
    Performance
    (3041)
    Story
    (3023)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "Not the best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Regrettably, the latest Vince Flynn effort is very formulaic and, at least for this listener, lacked the taut edginess of his earlier efforts. Mr. Guidall's narration is good, but can't save the predictable plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gutshot Straight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lou Berney
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (313)

    When Charles "Shake" Bouchon, professional wheel man, walks out of prison after a three-year stretch for grand theft auto, he's got only two problems: he's too nice a guy for the life he's led and not nice enough for any other. So he says yes when he's asked to run a simple errand for his former boss and lover, Alexandra Ilandryan, the formidable pakhan of the Armenian mob in Los Angeles.

    Richard Delman says: "A whole lotta fun."
    "Fun characters in a fast moving story, well read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Mr. Ballerini's narration is perfect and makes the characters come to life. The plot, though predictable at times, still manages to be riveting. A great listen I hated to put down!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lay Down My Sword and Shield

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (363)

    Against the backdrop of growing civil rights turmoil in a sultry border town, the hard-drinking ex-POW attorney Hackberry Holland yields to the myriad urgings of his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends to make a bid for a congressional seat - and finds himself embroiled in the seamy world of Texas powerbrokers.

    Cat F. says: "The Publisher's Summary is Anemic"
    "Great story well told"
    Overall

    This one pulled me right in. Mr. Patton's narration is perfect.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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