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Rick Weber

Ridgefield, NJ | Member Since 2010

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  • Rain Storm: John Rain Thrillers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (415)

    John Rain flees to Brazil to find peace - but inevitably finds himself with a new assignment: take out an arms dealer in Southeast Asia.

    David says: "Very much more of the same"
    "John Rain Rules"
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    Performance
    Story

    Barry Eisler really nailed it with this delightfully "noir" series. Its a combination of background moods - the existentialism, the urban loneliness, the always lurking danger, the moral question, the women, the single malt, the jazz. It all works. he contrives a good plot and keeps torquing it tighter. I first read the series from a random discovery in the library. Then when "The Detachment" was released on Audible, I decided to revisit them all in audio. My one disappointment has to do with the use of several different narrators. You'd like some continuity, as you go from book to book. But each one is good in their own right. Barry himself narrates the last book and does an excellent job as well, even uttering the random Japanese phrases with perfect accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (292)

    In Killing Rain, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad, which needs an operator who can remove 'problems' in Asia, and a new partner: Dox, the ex-marine sniper and party animal first introduced in Rain Storm. He also has a new hope, that by using his fearsome talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has already taken.

    Amazon Customer says: "I give this book my highest rating."
    "John Rain Kills It!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Barry Eisler really nailed it with this delightfully "noir" series. Its a combination of background moods - the existentialism, the urban loneliness, the always lurking danger, the moral question, the women, the single malt, the jazz. It all works. he contrives a good plot and keeps torquing it tighter. I first read the series from a random discovery in the library. Then when "The Detachment" was released on Audible, I decided to revisit them all in audio. My one disappointment has to do with the use of several different narrators. You'd like some continuity, as you go from book to book. But each one is good in their own right. Barry himself narrates the last book and does an excellent job as well, even uttering the random Japanese phrases with perfect accent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (283)

    When John Rain, the Japanese/American "contract killer with a conscience" (Entertainment Weekly), learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption.

    Angel says: "enjoyable"
    "John Rain: The thinking man's killer"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Barry Eisler really nailed it with this delightfully "noir" series. Its a combination of background moods - the existentialism, the urban loneliness, the always lurking danger, the moral question, the women, the single malt, the jazz. It all works. he contrives a good plot and keeps torquing it tighter. I first read the series from a random discovery in the library. Then when "The Detachment" was released on Audible, I decided to revisit them all in audio. My one disappointment has to do with the use of several different narrators. You'd like some continuity, as you go from book to book. But each one is good in their own right. Barry himself narrates the last book and does an excellent job as well, even uttering the random Japanese phrases with perfect accent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Requiem for an Assassin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (309)

    If you had to kill three people to save your best friend's life, would you do it? When John Rain decides to get out of the business, his hand is forced by rogue CIA operative Jim Hilger. Hilger kidnaps Dox, Rain's trusted partner and closest friend, and offers Rain a choice: carry out a final assignment, or bear the responsibility for Dox's murder.

    Matthew says: "An ear full and a mind full"
    "John Rain Rocks"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Barry Eisler really nailed it with this delightfully "noir" series. Its a combination of background moods - the existentialism, the urban loneliness, the always lurking danger, the moral question, the women, the single malt, the jazz. It all works. he contrives a good plot and keeps torquing it tighter. I first read the series from a random discovery in the library. Then when "The Detachment" was released on Audible, I decided to revisit them all in audio. My one disappointment has to do with the use of several different narrators. You'd like some continuity, as you go from book to book. But each one is good in their own right. Barry himself narrates the last book and does an excellent job as well, even uttering the random Japanese phrases with perfect accent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2580)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1409)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "An Interesting look into the life of a rock Icon"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've always been a fan of Rock and Roll and Keith Richards Auto biography does not disappoint. I liked it and it held my interest, except for the last chapter or so.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Keith of course. Because he's such a character.


    What three words best describe Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley ’s performance?

    Johnny Depp Stunk


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A musician's journey through dope and fame


    Any additional comments?

    Why the two narrators? There was no need for that. I suspect it was a compromise between what Keith wanted and what Audible's editors wanted. Joe Hurley was great, all the accents were good, and his style of speaking clearly reflected Richard's own. Johnny Depp was a monotonic bore. Stupid decision.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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