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Patricia

TAMPA, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • This Kind of War: The Classic Korean War History

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By T. R. Fehrenbach
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    This Kind of War is a monumental study of the conflict that began in June 1950. Successive generations of U.S. military officers have considered this book an indispensable part of their education. T. R. Fehrenbach's narrative brings to life the harrowing and bloody battles that were fought up and down the Korean Peninsula.

    Charles Fred Smith says: "Korean War Classic - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
    "What a tragic beginning to a mis-understood war."
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The United States soldier


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

    Cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Not enough material about the epic struggle at the Chosin battle

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fortune of War: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (201)

    The H.M.S. Leopard pulled into the bay of Pulo Batang looking more like a shabby merchant ship that a man-of-war. The crew had endured a calamitous voyage plagued by gaol-fever, pursued by the Dutch Waakzaamheid, and struck by an iceberg. Suffice it to say, Jack Aubrey was ready for home.

    Amazon Customer says: "Alternative Entry Point"
    "Another fantastic yarn"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fortune of War the most enjoyable?

    The fact that both American and British characters were treated fairly and with great concern for historical accuracy.


    What does Patrick Tull bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He makes the characters come alive. Makes them believable. i once listened to an O'Brian book with a different narrator and stopped after 1 chapter. NO way


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

    of course when the Chesapeake was captured and so many of our country's sailors died.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (217)

    Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh.

    Gene says: "Most moving chase sequence in the whole series"
    "i wish this series never had an end!"
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    If you could sum up Desolation Island in three words, what would they be?

    great yarn


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack, he is such a larger than life character but with plenty of weaknesses.


    Any additional comments?

    Patrick Tull was the finest British narrator EVER!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (251)

    Lucky Jack Aubrey escapes the burdens of domesticity when he is appointed to the post of Admiral for an expedition to the coast of Madagascar where French frigates are threatening one of England's valued trade routes.

    Constance says: "Twists Turns and A Great Story"
    "O'Brian is a genius Tull is stupendous"
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    Would you listen to The Mauritius Command again? Why?

    Yes O'Brian's dry humor and deft dialogue can be listened to over and over.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Actually Jack because he is not super man but a man with many more weaknesses then strengths. Not at all like the heros of today's books.


    What about Patrick Tull’s performance did you like?

    He is simply the finest narrator possible for this series. I had the misfortune of listening to one of the series wo him and lasted only 2 chapters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28844)
    Performance
    (22065)
    Story
    (22208)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Katness is a whiner."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenagers


    Did Carolyn McCormick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes creative but Katness is a big disappointment.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Very creative and the distopian world is very interesting..


    Any additional comments?

    I rather watch the movies. At least she does not whine or over analyze as much.

    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
    (1953)
    Performance
    (867)
    Story
    (859)

    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"
    "Listen carefully or you will miss out"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Master and Commander to be better than the print version?

    Yes because the British narrator does a superb job bringing you back in time with excellent accents and inflections.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The doctor. He is the foil that makes it possible for the novice sailor to learn about the majestic uniqueness of a sailing vessel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Way Station

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Clifford D. Simak
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    Overall
    (996)
    Performance
    (603)
    Story
    (612)

    In this Hugo Award-winning classic, Enoch Wallace is an ageless hermit, striding across his untended farm as he had done for over a century, still carrying the gun with which he had served in the Civil War. But what his neighbors must never know is that, inside his unchanging house, he meets with a host of unimaginable friends from the farthest stars.

    Noe says: "A very special novel that will inspire you."
    "Fantastic premise falls short with weak ending"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but would caution them that while it was a classic in its time the ending was unsatisfying.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The title says it all. A Way Station - a portal into the vast universe.


    Did Eric Michael Summerer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He handled the job well enough. Not spectacularly.


    Was Way Station worth the listening time?

    Yes. great concept from the beginning. Author should have had more intrigue with the government. And the alien bunny at the end had no edge, no reality about him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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