You no longer follow Phyllis

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Phyllis

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Phyllis

Carbajosa de la Sagrada, Spain | Member Since 2007

35
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 18 reviews
  • 114 ratings
  • 199 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5641)
    Performance
    (3125)
    Story
    (3133)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Absolute Perfection!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A must for followers of Vince Flynn's, Mitch Rapp series. This book stands alone extremely well. If you have never read a Vince Flynn book before, you could easily start with this one and then read the rest of his Mitch Rapp books in order. This book has earned a spot as one of my favorites - second only to Memorial Day. And I cannot fail to mention that George Guidall truly brings Mitch Rapp to life!

    Worth Every Penny and Credit! Highly Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1443)
    Performance
    (641)
    Story
    (639)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
    "A truly exceptional book, read to perfection!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    For those of you who enjoy the Russian classics, here is an absolutely stellar performace! Dostoevsky's Book is riveting and the Narration by George Guidall is thought-provoking and flawless. You really should NOT pass this Audible Book by.

    Very Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann, Dick Cheney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (370)

    In his unmistakable voice and with an insider's eye on history, former Vice President Dick Cheney tells the story of his life and the nearly four decades he has spent at the center of American politics and power. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it - with courage and without compromise.

    A User says: "Eye Opening, Insightful and Honest"
    "Completely Engrossing History!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I wasn't expecting such a sweeping view (4 decades) of Presidential, Political and Personal History. The narration by Edward Herrmann was impeccable.

    I just could NOT stop listening to this book. This is a truly historic, autobiography. It is so completely engrossing. The scope, depth and frankness are reminiscent of Sir Winston Churchill's writings. I actually feel rather foolish trying to write this review. Upon listening to this book, you too will be left in awe of this man and all that he has given in the service to his country.

    Thank you so very much Mr. Vice President!

    10 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Takedown

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1310)
    Performance
    (838)
    Story
    (834)

    Best-selling author Brad Thor has crafted a must-read blockbuster featuring hard-nosed U.S. anti-terrorist agent Scot Harvath. Fiendish al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to rescue their imprisoned WMD expert during the chaos they create with their July 4th destruction of all bridges and tunnels to Manhattan. Now it's up to ex-SEAL Harvath to stop the evil-doers -- and neutralize the diabolical three-foot-tall villain known as "The Troll" who supplies their intelligence.

    Shane says: "Very Enjoyable"
    "One of Brad Thor's Best!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    In my opinion, this has got to be one of Brad Thor's best Scot Harvath novels. I listened to the whole book in two sittings, it was impossible to put down. Granted, one must take into consideration the exceptional narration by George Guidall - he really brings these kinds of non-stop action novels to life.

    If you enjoy reading Tom Clancy, Daniel Silva and Vince Flynn - you will enjoy Brad Thor.

    Highly Recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Breitbart
    • Narrated By Jeremy Guskin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (293)

    Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

    Larry says: "Very insightful!"
    "If you could read just one book this year . . . ."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you could read or listen to just one book this year, MAKE THIS BOOK YOUR CHOICE! You will learn so much about how the Main Stream Media, the Left and the Democrat party have worked together to destroy conservatives and everything they stand for. You will also learn about the people, like Andrew Breitbart, who are trying to get the unvarnished truth out. FACTUAL and DAMNING! I just could NOT stop listening and finished this wonderful book in one sitting. Thank you, Mr. Breitbart!

    Jeremy Guskin did an exceptinal job at narration.

    Worth every single penny and every single minute of listening.

    Highly Recommended!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4213)
    Performance
    (3143)
    Story
    (3170)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
    "Science Fiction at its BEST!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you love Science Fiction and haven't read or listened to this book yet, you are really missing out on some great fiction. If you ask me, it's better than the classic, Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

    Speaking of which, I find it so hard to believe that this book hasn't been made into a movie yet. And I don't mean a campy sci-fi flick but the real deal with lots of special effects and heavy on the back story - growing old and aging.

    Seriously, if you're starting to feel the pangs of getting older, just read this book and dream. I read it once a couple of years ago and I've just finished listening to it for the second time. William Dufris does a truly wonderful job of narrating this book.

    Worth every penny and minute of my time!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Protect and Defend

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3204)
    Performance
    (1522)
    Story
    (1531)

    The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

    Warren says: "Best book I've listened to this year"
    "Another totally entertaining book by Vince Flynn!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am totally addicted to Vince Flynn's creation of badass, counter-intelligence officer and terrorist assassin - Mitch Rapp. I was truly left wanting more after listening to this Audible download. I wonder how long I will have to wait for the unabridged, Audible version of Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor and American Assassin?! Hopefully, they will all be narrated by George Guidall - he's such an exceptional narrator! Even though all of Vince Flynn's novels stand alone well, I prefer to read/listen to them in order, so I provided a list of Vince Flynn's books with their publishing dates for your convenience;

    Term Limits (1997) - Transfer of Power (1999) - The Third Option (2000)
    Separation of Power (2001) - Executive Power (2002) - Memorial Day (2004)
    Consent to Kill (2005) - Act of Treason (2006) - Protect and Defend (2007)
    Extreme Measures (2008) - Pursuit of Honor (2009) - American Assassin (2010)

    Highly Recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consent to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3884)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1896)

    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    Timothy says: "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"
    "Absolutely Fantastic From Beginning to End!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm assuming if you are considering a Vince Flynn book, you already know what type of book you are looking for. An edge of your seat, CIA spy, counter terrorism, espionage thriller - the very best of!

    Mitch Rapp makes Jack Bauer of 24 look like a Politically Correct Jerk.

    You really should listen to this book before you listen to Act of Treason, notheless it stands alone very well. A bit longer than most of Vince Flynn's books. This Mitch Rapp novel is one of my favorites - second only to Memorial Day. You WILL NOT be disappointed with this novel!

    I added this list of Mitch Rapp novels and their publishing dates for reading or listening to them in order. I'm so pleased that Audible started recording these Vince Flynn novels at Memorial Day - it's a great intro to Mitch Rapp.

    Term Limits (1997) - Transfer of Power (1999) - The Third Option (2000)
    Separation of Power (2001) - Executive Power (2002) - Memorial Day (2004)
    Consent to Kill (2005) - Act of Treason (2006) - Protect and Defend (2007)
    Extreme Measures (2008) - Pursuit of Honor (2009) - American Assassin (2010)

    Well, I'm off to download and listen to Protect and Defend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3088)
    Performance
    (1573)
    Story
    (1567)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "A Must for Lovers of Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Another one of Vince Flynn's better novels, read by one of my most favorite Audible narrators, George Guidall! If you ask me, George Guidall's voice IS exactly what I imagine WOULD BE the voice of Mitch Rapp. Sheer perfection on Audible's part in putting these two together.

    If you're a Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fan, this book delivers globe trotting, fast action, heavy handed interrogations, I mean torture . . . no I mean interrogations - hell, what I mean is getting the J-O-B done! Not to mention the fact that this incredibly entertaining book ends with JUSTICE being served. I really enjoyed this Vince Flynn Audible book. I was glued to my chair and finished the whole adventure in 3 sittings.

    Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6066)
    Performance
    (2644)
    Story
    (2680)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Steven says: "Spellbinding"
    "Dark and Disturbing Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fiction"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although this book is an exceptional work of literary fiction by one of the best American authors of our time, Cormac McCarthy and the narration by Tom Stechschulte was also marvelously well done, I just couldn't give it a five star rating.

    I love science fiction, especially post-apocalyptic science fiction, but I feel that this book isn't for everyone. I found it extremely dark, depressing and disturbing. I seriously doubt I'll ever listen to this Audible book again - there are images far too grim and yet horribly plausible that I just can't get out of my head.

    Highly Recommended for Lovers of Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction but definitely not for everyone!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.