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Paul

Fountain Valley, CA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • Black Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (332)

    In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure, a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus.

    Daniel says: "Ya Gotta Love Him"
    "Not bad for continuing character lives"
    Overall

    I've been a Clive Cussler fan now for 4 years. I like the way that that Dirk Pitt has finally come of age. Now its time for Dirk Pitt (Sort of Jr.)
    'Pitt' has not lost the edge which is good and you can see that 'Dirk' follows in Dad's footsteps and so does 'Summer'.
    This is a very good read and opens a new world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2651)
    Performance
    (2105)
    Story
    (2097)

    Returning from a covert mission, Mitch Rapp was publicly hailed by the president for his role in the fight against terrorism. After years of working in the shadows, Rapp was caught in the media spotlight - and marked for death by virtually every terrorist in the world. Now a CIA advisor, Rapp is ready to battle terror far from the front lines. But when a Navy SEAL team in the Philippines is ambushed, all evidence points to a leak within the U.S. State Department. And a greater threat lurks....

    yellow rose says: "A great wow!"
    "Interesting Plot. ..what if..."
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    This plot is one in which we REALLY WOULD need someone like Mitch to handle this.
    If these Acts we true the country wiuld be in Kaos. Great Plot...Kennedy is cool, Rapp is like a caged Lion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2147)
    Performance
    (1825)
    Story
    (1821)

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    laurel says: "Narrator turns Rapp into a snooty, cranky man"
    "Classic Rapp"
    Overall
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    I wanted to start with the whole series again and this installment was Great listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Option: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2636)
    Performance
    (2211)
    Story
    (2196)

    CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.

    William says: "A great novel nearly ruined by the reader."
    "A great read....Again"
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    This is a great Series.. have all of the books.. ACTION...Suspense...Tragedy, This series has it all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day of the Cheetah

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dale Brown
    • Narrated By Joseph Campanella
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    George says: "Really?"
    "A good Read"
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    I went back go through the series. its still very good... the book en!ded too soon...didnt they have Unabrigd3d bacj then

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflex

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Steven Gould
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (918)
    Performance
    (824)
    Story
    (831)

    Davy has always been alone. He believes that he's the only person who can teleport. But what if he isn't? A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. But there's one thing that they don't know....

    Katherine says: "Exciting sequel to Jumper"
    "Good Sequel"
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    I like it...a good Sequel...Long in the middle....opens up a possibilty...Some of the actions of Davey was more controlled than most people would do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Starbound

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By Annie Henk, George Guidall, Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Joe Haldeman tells the tale of Carmen Dula’s six-year journey through space to the home of The Others, where she represents Earth in hopes of forging a peace accord. But due to Relativity, 50 Earth years have passed since Carmen left. And while humans have been busy constructing an enormous flotilla of warships, The Others possess power and technology far beyond anything Earth can imagine.

    Frank Lawrence says: "Great SciFi"
    "Good book where Humanity does not learn"
    Overall

    I can see why this a good book. It explores that ration views of humanity and all of its fears and arrogance.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (1597)
    Performance
    (998)
    Story
    (1012)

    William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

    John says: "A classic."
    "Loved this since Middle school I'm now 48.."
    Overall
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    Story

    This is a book that has stood the test of time....so to speak.. It was able to bring out the best...and worst of our accomplishments. I will listen to it again....later

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23128)
    Performance
    (17477)
    Story
    (17532)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "Unbelievable. .The will to live"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story gives us the insight into a man with a will to live that many of us do not have. Have not seen the movie yet. The book cannot bring out all of the atrocities that were put on the POWs...The movie definitely cannot. War is H**L...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2148)
    Performance
    (1985)
    Story
    (1990)

    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riveting military sci-fi"
    "Nice book to read...Battlestar Galactica"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    About 10 minutes into the book you find yourself saying..."This must be way into the future". It's nice that the author develops some if the personal background and struggles. Not a sure why I personally got put off on the word "Aliens" after the twentieth time hearing it but I did. Maybe the author will have a name for them in the next book. Will the next book to see how the Timeline goes...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (348)

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
    "You have GOT to be kidding me"
    Overall
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    Story
    What would have made Hazardous Duty better?

    A good story with less talk about NOTHING. The story was NOT advanced much AT ALL.


    Would you ever listen to anything by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth again?

    Debatable...if he treats his other books like THIS one...he just "mailed it in".


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Okay...sincere...Forgiving


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

    I would have made the Author go back and WRITE a story...not just cut and paste parts from other books.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so disappointed with this installment. The Presidential Agent series is a good one...I would have said very good but "This was TERRIBLE", I purchased this because I just KNEW W.E.B. Griffin would not just "Mail in" an installment. This was real money used.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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