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  • Foundation's Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (378)

    At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation - a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian - set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. Meanwhile, someone - or something - outside of both Foundations seems to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose.

    chris says: "Enjoyed it as much as the original trilogy"
    "Okay listen"
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    Would you listen to Foundation's Edge again? Why?

    In several years perhaps. It's is a good listen, but not up to the original trilogy.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Isaac Asimov? Why or why not?

    Always. One of my favorite authors.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


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

    No and no.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dick Winters, Cole C. Kingseed
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (529)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (175)

    They were called Easy Company, but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered huge casualties while liberating Europe in an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Dick Winters led them through the Battle of the Bulge, the attack on Foy, where Easy Company reached its breaking point, and finally into Germany, by which time each member had been wounded. Outside Munich, they liberated an S.S. death camp and captured Berchtesgaden, Hitler's alpine retreat.

    Tom says: "A decent listen"
    "Superb History"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Band of Brothers to be better than the print version?

    Have not read print version


    What other book might you compare Beyond Band of Brothers to and why?

    Not sure there is one. Dick Winters was a superb soldier and human being.


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

    Each character has his own identity and feeling about him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    To digest it takes time.


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be mandatory reading for all officers in the military. They would learn more about leadership than from any manual. I wish I could have read it when I was a Lieutenant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2: Harry Bosch, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2661)
    Performance
    (1562)
    Story
    (1573)

    Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good Listen"
    "A Dark Story"
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    Where does The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the upper third.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Chinese-Mexican state policeman. Learned some new history from him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The Bosch series are dark stories. They are not for the squeamish, but they are very well written and draw you in. This is the second in the series. I am working on the third now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plot It Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    It's bad enough to steal someone's idea; but it takes real guts to claim it as your own, then sue the originator. But that's just what a gang of hack writers are doing, ingeniously planting evidence to back up their claims. The frustrated authors call on Nero Wolfe for help.

    Irwin says: "Still one of the elite private detectives"
    "Good story"
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    Where does Plot It Yourself rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty high in mysteries


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Archie. He has several facets to him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ones in Wolfe's office


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher: The Military Genius of the Man Who Won the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Edward H. Bonekemper III
    • Narrated By E. Roy Worley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War - indeed, of all military history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent book - ridiculous narration"
    "True history"
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    What did you love best about Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher?

    Well spoken. Clear and concise story that followed the timline of Grant's battles.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grant. There was a lot of insight into others, but the book was about Grant.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indemnity Only

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    In this gripping adventure - the first V.I. Warshawski mystery - America’s top private eye is tossed into a dangerous adventure when a seemingly straightforward assignment becomes complicated and deadly. Hired by a man who calls himself John Thayer, V.I.’s assignment is to find Thayer’s son Peter’s missing girlfriend. But when V.I. finds young Peter’s dead body instead, her client disappears.

    Geoffrey Kragen says: "Back to the Beginning"
    "Good, not great, but worth the time"
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    What did you love best about Indemnity Only?

    Good plot and story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The heroine. Most of the other characters were either not likable or corny


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

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was a bit too long, but the climax was worth waiting for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potter's Field: The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Sir Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the murder of a young women whose body was unexpectedly discovered in a newly tilled field recently acquired by the Shrewsbury Abbey in a land exchange.

    Lorraine Poirier says: "Jacobi is Cadfael"
    "Poor Reading"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    New reader. Between his accent and trying to read so fast, I could not understand much of it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Much better. Read slower and more distinctly.


    Was Potter's Field worth the listening time?

    As a story, yes. Difficult to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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