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Michael

GILBERT, AZ, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • A Ship of the Line

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (207)

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    Rollin says: "Wonderful Hornblower"
    "ends in the middle of a battle"
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    Why buy a book and listen for 8 hours plus and end in the middle of a battle. what a waste of time. Why buy another book to find out the ending

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginning: Longhorn Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (237)

    Buck Cordell is a giant of a man in a giant, untamed land called Texas. He builds a cattle ranch where ordinary men all say it can't be done a cattle empire that defies all odds, a family that changes the course of Texas history, and a legacy that outlives the Old West.

    AudioAddict says: "Don't like westerns...LOVED this book!"
    "What a joy to listen to"
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    Would you listen to The Beginning again? Why?

    This book was like a breath of fresh air. I found the book to be both interesting and a joy to listen to. the reader is good and the story never seemed to drag. Yes I would listen to it again


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beginning?

    The story never seemed to drag and there was always something new


    What about Gene Engene’s performance did you like?

    The voices of the different characters I found delightful and refreshing.ten


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

    great listen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wraith: Stealth Command, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James R. Hannibal
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    After the towers fall on 9/11, a squadron of A-10 Warthog pilots in Germany are desperate for action, but CENTCOM puts them on the sidelines, leaving them restless...reckless. Amid the controversy of a fatal training mission, young Lieutenant Nick Baron leaves his fighter squadron to join the legendary B-2 Stealth Wing, where a recruiter for a new covert initiative recognizes his unique combination of skills.

    JL says: "Masterfully Written and Narrated"
    "Disappointed"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like nerdy things and concepts this book might be for you but if you just want to be entertained this book probably won't be for you.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James R. Hannibal again?

    Probably not


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator did a fair job but I found myself wandering off bored out of my gourd. One reviewer on another book said listened to the book a 2x speed and I don't think even that would have helped


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wraith?

    Found the book incredibly boring. I fact didn't finish it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Actions

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gary Grossman
    • Narrated By John McLain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (34)

    An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn't killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor.

    aussieGeorge68 says: "Exciting, entertaining story, so so narration."
    "Disapointed"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No the story took almost 3 hours for something to happen. I am no into the book over half way and the plot still seems to be only in the mind of the Author.


    What could Gary Grossman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    How about getting rid of all the description of clothing and miniscueal thing and write a story


    How could the performance have been better?

    I want to get ito the story and then enjoy it not spend the first half of the book and still wonder what is going on. Write a story and don't wast my time.


    Do you think Executive Actions needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Read the previous account and reviews and to tell you the truth I am really disappointed in the review process.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2568)
    Performance
    (2158)
    Story
    (2163)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Arken says: "Great storytelling"
    "enjoyable book and series"
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    Would you listen to The Winds of War again? Why?

    It was most interesting and the story didn't bog down like some


    What other book might you compare The Winds of War to and why?

    the companion book read this one first


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1774)
    Performance
    (1494)
    Story
    (1481)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "Great book and great series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thourghly enjoyed the book to my surprise


    What other book might you compare War and Remembrance to and why?

    Very interesting and informative on some of the problems of others on WW2.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (236)

    A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

    Karen says: "Good story, disappointing storytelling"
    "Language Needs to be Cleaned Up"
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    An interesting story but the language is horrible. I didn't finish it because of the language issue to me this is quite disappointing.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2268)
    Performance
    (1980)
    Story
    (1991)

    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Jean says: "Action Packed"
    "great series"
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    the story is great and the performance is great I have enjoyed all of this series and would not hesitate to recommend them to others. Good Job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Honor: Honor Bound, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Michael Russotto
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (97)

    The characters introduced in the best-selling Honor Bound - Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolitions expert Anthony Pelosi, and communications genius David Ettinger - encounter intrigue in Buenos Aires in April 1943.

    John says: "Huge disappointment"
    "Disapointing"
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    I have enjoyed the series but the reader in this was poor to boring. The story is good but slow and I am a fan but maybe get a new reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Black

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1597)
    Performance
    (1280)
    Story
    (1291)

    Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

    Sean says: "More More"
    "Good story but to much personal political politics"
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    I have been and still am a fan but I felt that the author spent too much time and effort trying to preach political ideology to the listener. I have to admit I almost discarded the book because of the immense amount of political lecturing I as a listener received. Not to say I totally disagree with the authors opinions and views. He (the author) has to know that I listen to the books to be entertained not to be indoctrinated and lectured to about his political opinions. I can think for myself.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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