PLOT: secret service agent Clint Hill was bodyguard to Jackie Kennedy~
this is a loving memory of the Jackie Kennedy and the first family by Secret Service Angent Clint Hill. BUT soon it takes a bizarre twist as his comments about his "feelings" about the first lady. He adores her that is clear but comments like "we could read each other's mind she would start a sentence and I could finish it" made you feel very much this agent had some kind of bizarre "emotional ONE sided bond" with Jackie Kennedy. He often uses the tems of how he would have liked to "HUG" her to comfort her and very much is way to familiar in his emotion descriptions in this audio book. Clint Hill appears to have a remarkable memory of events and tells events in glossed over manner about HIS relationship with the Kennedys. The story is an excellent one and moves along very well over the several years and gives us a VERY good look inside the Kennedy Whitehouse. The death of President Kennedy is first rate. What detracts from the events are the "emotions" tells us about in this book. His weird emotion bond with Jackie Kennedy makes you uncomfortable at times. I felt he had some narcissistic ideas when he was so emotional over his dealing with the Kennedys and yet detached when he spoke about his own wife and family. I give it 4 stars over all because I felt Clint Hill was more emotional attached to Jackie Kennedy that is proper for a bodyguard and how little the agent spoke of his own personal attachment to his own wife and children.
PLOT: a disabled "patient" of Dr. Lecter is out for revenge.....
a former patient of Dr. Lecter (MASON) is spending the rest of his life on a respirator and "plotting" his revenge against Dr. Lecter. Mason who's twisted mind had him getting "therapy" from Dr. Lecter now is out to get settle the score with Lecter..... Mason is disabled in mind and body from Lecters "therapy".....Clarice Starling is used as the BAIT to help capture Lecter. Mason who is despised by everyone especially his sister. His twisted logic has him scheming a very demented revenge for Hannibal. But Clarice is drug into the plan and has both her career ended and yet has to help SAVE Lecter from a horrible fate. a good follow up from Silence of the Lambs. and it gives us even more details of Lecters twist logic and ablity to make an escape. I give it 4 STARS and even though it is very gory I was glued to the very end. VERY good reader too.
PLOT: Yuri feels the great American dream does not live up to HIS expectations so he plans his revenge.
Yuri immigrated from Russia where he made biological weapons. He looked for the Great American Dream of wealth and fame. Instead his ends up as a Hack Taxi Cab driver and decides to use his "weapons" skills to release his own biochemical weapon 'surprise' on the America he has grown to hate. His scheme moves forward but he adds some skin heads who's own agenda is to "use" Yuri and they scheme together on the mass biochemical attack on New York. This is very detailed and we get inside the heads of both Yuri and the skin heads...to make sure the "weapon' works they use Carla ...Yuri's wife ....as the guinea pig...the doctor who does the autopsy....sees the husband (YURI)..is anything but the grieving husband....and the trail leads....to Yuri's house where the
"lab" ...for the weapon is being made..... This is very well done and gives us the details to keep us glued to this thriller. I give it 5 STARS.....reader was also very good. Over all 5 STARS for a fast paced medical thrilled by Robin Cook. one of his early and very best.
PLOT: classic Pimpernel with Big time Movie STARS~
Leslie Howard is Sir Percy aka the Scarlet Pimpernel who played him the movie. Olivia DeHavilland is Margarite complete with French accent. This is a well done Radio play from the golden age of Radio. Sir Percy in disguise rescues aristocrats from Reign of Terror in France. Very good for a fast one hour show and included are the EVER fun LUX flakes
commercials~~ that keep your stockings from "runs"....5 STAR all the way.
PLOT: passengers try to survive on a lifeboat after a German sub torpedo's their ship.
the ATLANTIC and World War 2 is occurring. a LIFEBOAT takes on a variety of survivors....the excellent Tallulah Bankhead is Connie the reporter who donates her MINK to a freezing woman.....Jeff Chandler is the working man who passes the time playing a millionaire for money....All the survivors have a story but as they slowly die from starvation and dehydration the Nazi they took on is in the best shape....why? This is a play on the human spirit and the morals of each come into focus on the lifeboat. EXCELLENT plot and keeps you glued to the entire performance. 5 STARS all the way and Alfred Hitchock who directed the movie version introduces the audio.
PLOT: Aldrich Ames the ultimate spy~ selling secrets to the KGB.
Aldrich Ames worked for the CIA~ having a failed first marriage and then marries a very well educated Columbian Rosario. Rosario likes nice things and spends at an alarming amount of money. When Rick (ALDLRICH) Ames is even more seriously in debt he takes a walk over to the Russian Embassy and offers to "sell secrets". As his information is proved "very helpful" and more operatives spying for the CIA 'disappear'.... Ames is given even more money a grand total of $2.7 MILLION dollars by the Russians. Dozens of people died and many ended up in prison. Ames continued to spy until the day he was arrested. He was mainly captured due to his very extravagant spending. When you pay $500,000 CASH for a house someone has to find out. LOL.....Jeanne Vertefelle and Sandy Grimes had worked for the CIA for years. They working hard even through the good old boy network only allowed women for typing. As they are recruited for a special team to ferret WHY so many CIA spies are "disappearing".... ruling out wire taps and communication breaches they only have a "mole" as the last possibility. Ames who felt he deserved a extravagant foreign car HE drove to work every day....finally gets noticed.... when combing Ame's bank statements do they get the final PROOF Ames has a new hobby.....selling secrets....to the KGB. This starts with the history of Jeanne and Sandy the authors... and their climb up the CIA ladder. then they are chosen to find the MOLE. Ames who is labeled a narcissist can pass a lie detector test has no feelings of guilt what so ever about his double dealing. The LOOK into the capture of a SPY and the workings of the CIA is both interesting and very entertaining. This book is excellent and give us the most accurate look at Ames by his own co workers. I give it 5 out of 5.
PLOT: DETAILS about the greatest spy network ever.
1930s and the Cambridge spies are being recruited one by one. Philby, Blunt, MacClean,and Guy Burgess. All decide to spy for Communist Russia. Because of education and the "good old boy" network the upper class education gets the Cambridge Spies into the best jobs in the foreign office and at the outbreak of World War 2. Harold "KIM" Philby has access and the means to simply remove TOP SECRET files and copy them at home and return them the next day. Dozens of under cover operatives are sold out and killed as a result of his treachery. When Burgess and MacClean end up escaping to Russia Philby is soon under suspicion. Because of the lack of PROOF they soon have to clear his name once he is accused of spying. The CIA and Angleton "trusted" Philby simply because he was so very charismatic. a heavy drinker and womanizer he still had people defend him no matter what. After he was "let go" from MI 6 he is in Africa doing the ONLY job he was allowed to have....reporting middle east events to a newspaper. One final 'confrontation" with by MI6 has Philby give a 'partial confession' and instead of putting him under arrest or at least having him under surveillance Philby simply hops a freighter and ends up in Russia. Philby had convinced himself he was a major player in the spy game and at least would be recognized as a KBG Officer. But his "golden cage" in Russia does not live up to his expectations. The KGB believe he is a triple agent planted by England to spy on Russia. This leads to yet more alcoholism and even an attempted suicide. He is followed and under constantly under the ever watchful eye of the KGB. and he is NOT allowed access to any kind of Russian Secrets. To pass the time he married a Russian woman and wrote books. He dies and was buried with full military honor in Moscow. This is a very good audiobook. It gives us a first hand look at the PERSONALITY of Philby who was both likeable and was able to pass on secrets that resulted in hundreds of people killed. Philby who never felt any kind of remorse OR responsibility or what happened as a result of his spying. The focus on this one is PHILBY. Maybe the greatest spy of all who was "allowed" to continue working and full access even when he was under suspicion. 4 STARS for story, very good reader and very interesting story.
PLOT: Carlie takes on Mercenary Carson.....BEST Palmer in along time.
Innocent Carlie has her share of BAD memories and secrets. She finds herself a victim and has a photographic memory of some BADDIES who were involved in a crime. Carson is a handsome Lakota Sioux who fends off his feelings for Carlie. His own "past'.. keeps him from having a future with Carlie. When Carlie is kidnapped Carson is a key in her recovery. Just about all our favorite Jacobville Characters are part of this story. But ADDED fun is newcomer.... Rourke the South African born...uncover HUNK is my favorite of this book.....and future HERO...of a future Palmer books I am so very sure....bring him on... This is one of the best Palmer books in a long time. The hero is not such a woman hater as the past ones. the ONLY thing I would like to see is more spunk the heroines we loved in EARLY Palmer books. They maked us smile and laugh....Carlie is sweet and likeable and we enjoy her but her photographic memory was not used as I hoped in this book is my only disappointment. the Plot is solid and moves along well I give this 4 stars for Plot, reader and better than average Palmer book.
PLOT: the real stories about Nazi Spies in America.
the Germans prepared for WAR with the United States well before it was declared. in the late 1930s Nazi Germany was busy recruiting American Germans to spy for them. They used a combo of blackmail, national loyalty to the "father land" (GERMANY) and bribery. People in aircraft factories and munitions plants forked over the plans for many guns and even the legendary Norden Bomb Sight.... This is their story. William G. Sebold was born in Germany became a naturalized American Citizen. He became the means to capture many Nazis in America. We also see the growth of the FBI through Hoover. This is interesting and though a bit overly long it is full of the many "groups" of Spies located all over the USA. It tells HOW the Nazis recruited and gathered information. Much of this info was used to BASE the movies Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The House on 92nd Street. the ONLY thing that is a total shame is Sebold was not helped by the FBI after he was done spying and died in poverty and having mental illness with it. all very sad. Still a good way to view the many spies and how they functioned inside the USA before and during World War 2. 3 STARS...
PLOT: a new face and someone is out to kill Lauren.
Lauren had surgery and a new face. She is trying to get on with her life and is busy with her new business and remodeling a farmhouse. Along comes Matt who was best friends with her deceased brother. When circumstances have Lauren thinking someone is out to frighten or even kill her from a dog attack and garage door mishap all this adds up to someone wanting her dead. She turns to Matt for both a body guard and romance. the reality is someone wants her dead or is it the woman she NOW looks like? This is a nice little early romance by Delinsky. Holds the interest. GREAT reader one of the BEST by Mediascape the reader.....Coleen Marlo needs to be used more often. I give it 4 stars.....
PLOT: Hot Doc David meets his opposite.
Chelsey Latimer finds HOT Doc....David....sexy but he is also a bit straight laced. The fun begins when she ends up in the ER and he has to examine her. This is funny and cute. Chelsey a very successful romance writer ends up with David the hot ER Doc...and the road to romance has plenty of bumps. This is a fun little romance and holds the interest. I give it 3 out of 5 for early Colter romances. also try After Shocks by Catherine Coulter.
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