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Brandon

chesnee, SC, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 11 reviews
  • 82 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Third Option

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (579)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (151)

    When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as "the third option."

    Paul says: "Wanted more"
    "Abridged sucks"
    Overall

    Great story, love the spy hero types but I hate that it is only offered abridged. You miss so much.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (1125)
    Story
    (1127)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Great series!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Great book and I'm so glad to see Audible is offering some non mainstream books. Though most books like this aren't very well written, this entire series is. It's a good story, well written and well narrated unlike some of the new books of this type on Audible.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Enemies Foreign and Domestic

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Matthew Bracken
    • Narrated By Mike Kemp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    The story begins on opening day of the NFL season, when bullets begin to rain down upon the upper deck of a packed football stadium. A panic stampede ensues, leading to mass casualties. The alleged sniper is found holding a smoking assault rifle, and is killed by a police marksman. One week later, Congress bans the private possession of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Gun owners are given one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face a five year mandatory sentence.

    B. Lambert says: "Great story if you can get past the performance"
    "Holy Crap this is the worst narrator ever!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Enemies Foreign and Domestic?

    I was really excited when I saw this available because I started reading this book a while back but didn't have time to finish it. But as soon as I started it, I was wondering if I made the right choice.
    I don't know if the author is friends with this guy or what but it sounds like he recorded it on a cassette player. Not to mention there is no feeling what so ever in his monotone voice. I am from the south and have an accent so I 'm used to hearing a southern draw, but not in my audio books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Kemp’s performances?

    Not no but H*ll no! This guy is terrible


    Any additional comments?

    I hope audible starts doing a better job of screening for quality

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Wesley, Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (736)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (648)

    America is in the thrall of a full-scale socioeconomic breakdown. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation destroys the value of the dollar, and the population, unprepared for hardship, panics. Practically overnight, the high technology infrastructure and chains of supply collapse and wholesale rioting and looting grip every city. Law enforcement, transportation, electricity, fuel, and medical supplies are all in the past now, as the country staggers beneath its own weight.

    Glenn says: "Good Story Line"
    "No where near as good as the Patriots"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you try another book from James Wesley, Rawles and/or Dick Hill?

    I am still a Rawles fan, I have listened to Patriots more than once and continue to read his blog. I just wasn't impressed with this one and I hope he really steps it up for the next one.


    What could James Wesley, Rawles have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I understand he is a Christian and I respect that, but I wish he didn't have to throw it in every chapter.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I am not at all a Dick Hill fan. He narrated Rawles' other two books and did a poor job on those also. His accents are terrible.


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

    This book didn't have anywhere near the information Patriots did.


    Any additional comments?

    There was very little action until the end. There were to many plots going on at the same time, and none were very interesting. Over all it was boring. I have turned of books of the same caliber

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1278)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (503)

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    Craig Mitchell says: "A Book that Never Left Me"
    "Watch the movie"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Watch the movie. I like Krakauer but he used to much of what is supposed to be Chris's story to tell his own. Watch the movie and you won't have to listen to all that.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Jon Krakauer’s life?

    Nothing, why is this even a question? This isn't supposed to be Krakauer's biography.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (404)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "He tried."
    Overall

    The story was ok, some of the characters are pretty cheesy. Maybe with a little practice and when he slows down he will get better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1355)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1017)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "Great story with good information"
    Overall

    This book was right up my alley and I can't wait for the sequel, though the narration wasn't hitting on much, he shouldn't have attempted accents. I really liked the story and the way he incorporated real information. I will say some of it went into to much detail (mostly gun descriptions) but I believe he did this for people that don't really know these types of things and are looking to get "prepared".

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3057)
    Performance
    (1712)
    Story
    (1730)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "Great TEOTWAWKI"
    Overall

    Spent to much time on building characters, but half way through it got really good. Great story about "the end of the world as we know it".

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5016)
    Performance
    (3028)
    Story
    (3054)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "TEOTWAWKI at it's best."
    Overall

    Great "the end of the world as we know it" book. EMP is a real threat that most people don't even know exists, don't let the intro from Newt scare you away, great listen.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Extreme Measures: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2966)
    Performance
    (1337)
    Story
    (1351)

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    F says: "Kickass Thriller - With Politics!"
    "Could Mitch take Jack Bouer?"
    Overall

    Give me more! If Mitch and Jack Bouer joined forces we would have nothing to worry about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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