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Jim

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WARMINSTER, PA, United States

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  • Shiloh

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The Civil War made him a man. The battle of Shiloh made him a hero and gave him a nickname that stuck. The notorious Union prisoner of war camp made him a killer of his fellow prisoners in "Gladiator" contests in order to survive. But the killings brought haunting nightmares that wouldn't end until he settled an old score with a Union Colonel determined to see Shiloh dead.

    Jean says: "End of the Civil War"
    "Top Notch"
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    Where does Shiloh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Liked everything about this book..Narration was excellent Mr. Engene always makes it interesting and the story just kept moving along at a good pace..I am kinda partial to Westerns and this one fit the bill perfectly with good characters and a good story..


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2246)
    Performance
    (1454)
    Story
    (1457)

    Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

    AudioAddict says: "The cover is a little misleading"
    "Good but Sloooooooow"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is a good listen..it starts off slow and stays that way..the narrator although good,he does the various voices very well ,but does not add much excitement to the book and there are some tense moments but they all seem so slow..The story is good and the author seems to know a lot about the operation and protocol of running a destroyer and the day to day operations and commands. I just kept waiting for the narration to pick up speed a little..all in all though a good job with the story and so- so performance..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4926)
    Performance
    (2037)
    Story
    (2031)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Long Book"
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    What did you love best about The Company?

    Well it is too long for my taste and I thought I would lose interest..but so far so good


    What did you like best about this story?

    How complex all the government agency 's are and the competion among them..is this really going on??..I ask myself..probably so..


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott does an excellent job and keeps the pace and suspense going . He is indeed an good narrator..how he can keep up the pace for so long amazes me..I have never heard him before but will look for him on other books..to me the narration is the most important part..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I guess the length 40 hours....


    Any additional comments?

    Wow this is a long,complicated book..but very interesting and the story line keeps you going..I usually don't like to commit to such a long story but so far it has kept me listening and I continue on. I never knew so much was going on with all these secret agency's

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    Overall
    (3428)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1342)

    Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

    Holly says: "Kitchen Confidential"
    "Funny fast and furious"
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    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting and funny book.. a pleasure to listen to..although the reader and author reads it kinda fast, but it is still quite enjoyable..He is really a rebel and has a novel approach to cooking and the food business.. I have watched his TV show

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jedidiah Boone

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dusty Rhodes
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Army scout, Indian fighter, bounty hunter, and great nephew of the legendary frontiersman, Daniel Boone, Jedidiah hung up his guns and retired to his mountain hideaway. But an Apache massacre and the kidnapping of two young girls changed all that. Jedidiah will need all his skills and more as he battles the harsh elements of the vast New Mexico deserts, and the warriors of the Apache in a desperate attempt to rescue the captive girls before it is too late.

    Jean says: "Jedidiah Boone"
    "Excellent story"
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    Any additional comments?

    Very well performed and the story was great..Mr Engene is a very good narrator and brought the whole book to life.I enjoy Westerns and this is one of the best..Very enjoyable.and the length was just right.I really liked it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stalin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Edvard Radzinsky
    • Narrated By David McCallum
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    The Kremlin intrigues, the private worlds of the Soviet Empire's ruling class, Radzinsky thrillingly brings them to life. And the riddle of that most cold-blooded of leaders, a man for whom nothing was sacred in his pursuit of absolute might, and perhaps the greatest mass murderer in Western history, is solved.

    William says: "A Great Book About a Great Tyrant"
    "McCallum really nails it"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes David McCallum really makes the book interesting..He reads the Russian names perfectly and that rrally makes the book a good read..


    What about David McCallum’s performance did you like?

    His dedication to making the book interesting..Without his reading it would have been a dull book..


    Was Stalin worth the listening time?

    Yes I enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (1945)
    Performance
    (860)
    Story
    (852)

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "Excellent Presentation"
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    Where does Master and Commander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top.Very interesting and very well presented


    Any additional comments?

    The narration of this exciting story is top rate..he even makes casual conversation interesting,and brings the story to life.This is a very good book and I recommmend it to anyone that likes a good adventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hissers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ryan C. Thomas
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (300)

    It's the last weekend of summer break in the small town of Castor, and four teenage friends are about to attend the most popular end-of-summer high-school party in town… with a massive wave of mutated undead about to crash the party. It's The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive.

    Mike Naka says: "stephen king of zombies"
    "Not my kind of thing"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    nothing


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ryan C. Thomas again?

    probably not


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the narrator was OK


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

    I would,t know where to start


    Any additional comments?

    Kids with foul language ..high school bathroom humor..wasted my money.on this one.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Valley of the Sun (Dramatized)

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Gritty, tough, and unflinchingly authentic, here is the West as it really was: a land where for every friend there is an enemy, for every handshake a fist, for every dispute a resolution - usually in an explosive showdown of blood and bullets.

    Jim says: "Pretty good dramatization"
    "Pretty good dramatization"
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    Any additional comments?

    Not really very exciting..the dramatization was OK but don't think I would go for another book of this type..I think I would rather ..just read it..L'Amour is much better in that department

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghosts of Ragged-Ass Gulch

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (757)

    Ravaged by time and abandoned by the people who once flocked there in search of golden nuggets, Ragged-Ass Gulch is a ghost town. What’s left is a small, proud, and close pack of people who aren’t looking for change. But change seems to be afoot as several mysterious fires plague the town. That’s where the Nameless Detective comes in….

    Geraldine M. Guerin says: "Character study"
    "Not too bad..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Pronxini is one excellent writer.you can hardly ever go wrong with one of his books..This one fell a little short..and although it kept my interest till the end..was not a very strong story...Three stars only..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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