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Kevin

Crownsville, MD, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • They Call Me Baba Booey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gary Dell'Abate, Chad Millman
    • Narrated By Gary Dell'Abate
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue - that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners - but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell’Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own.

    scott says: "A Stern fan must"
    "I'm a fan, but not of this book."
    Overall

    A few interesting parts interspersed between Gary's lists of his favorite '80s songs, and awkward conversations with high school buddies. I'm a fan of the show, but this book tested my loyalty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Field of Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (969)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (861)

    The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson, Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.

    He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was...something smelled bad - like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to 15 bodies and counting.

    Poconos says: "One of the best author/narrator combos anywhere!"
    "One of the best in the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Lucas Davenport storyline seems to be aging well. Sandford's formula of writing is still interesting and entertaining. This may be one of my favorites in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Child Thief: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dan Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    A troubled World War I veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930's Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy killer with unthinkable plans. Luka is a war veteran who now wants nothing more than to have a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality. But everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. In the chaos, a little girl has vanished, and Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child and her kidnapper.

    David says: "Brilliant--both the writing and the narration"
    "Stunning story of endurance and love."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was uplifting to the spirit.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story never lulled.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Perhaps the finest reading of any audiobook I've ever heard. Simply amazing.


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

    Many powerful moments. However it was the ending that was most moving.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a random read for me. So I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I've been suggesting it to every reader I meet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreadnaught: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2767)
    Performance
    (2202)
    Story
    (2209)

    The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

    Jean says: "A welcome new series"
    "May I have my credit back PLEASE!"
    Overall

    Had I known this was an episodic book I would not have bought it. However even half-hour long episodic TV shows each contain an ending. This book does NOT have an ending. None of the story lines are completed. After twelve hours of minutia for a build up, the book ends suddenly with no satisfying completion! I guess even after investing twelve hours of my time in listening to the poorly performed voices of the narrator, I'll never know how things ended because I would never waste another book credit to read the sequel. I can honestly say that this is the first book I've purchased through Audible that has convinced me that they need to establish some form of refund process.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (281)

    Four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose 93 kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. But Nick is suspicious and asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data.

    Steven says: "from a former MOS8541 and Hunter reader"
    "Techno bibble infused creative vacuum."
    Overall

    If you thought that the TV show "The A Team" was engrossing and believable, you will love this book. Best suited for "Weekend Warriors" and firearm chatroom flamers. I was unable to suspend any measure of disbelief and enjoy this absurd story. The authors whoring of barely masked real life characters, such as Carlos Hathcock in particular, is a stain on the memory of a man who is no longer alive to defend his honor. Oh, and by the way Mr. Hunter, technical accuracy is no substitute for creative story telling.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Blood: A Virgil Flowers Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1896)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1012)

    One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

    Bob says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "Virgil Flowers done well."
    Overall

    I think this is the best of the Virgil Flowers books so far. There is some violence yes, but the level pales in comparison to any recent video game. Good character development and engaging story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1345)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (526)

    Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad, one of the workers dies, and the robbers hustle out to their truck-and find themselves for just one second face-to-face with a blond woman in the garage: Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport.

    Erin says: "Entertaining & Edgy"
    "Still a fun read!"
    Overall

    In this episode of the "Prey" novel series. Lucas Davenport plays a lesser role than I've become accustomed to. The author instead brings in a supporting cast to flesh out the story. Including Virgil Flowers and other characters from earlier books. I found this story entertaining and satisfying. Perhaps I suppose, because I'm a big Sandford fan and I've grown fond of the storyline. However I get the feeling that it's getting a bit tired, and running on momentum instead of forging ahead. Still a worthwhile read though!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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