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Michael

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  • Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3994)
    Performance
    (3433)
    Story
    (3411)

    For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

    Elle says: "I'd listen to Guidall read the tax code, so..."
    "Good but not great"
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    What made the experience of listening to Kill Shot the most enjoyable?

    Obviously George made it most enjoyable.


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

    He has the magic. That's all I can say.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sorry to say I have to agree with some of the other comments. This was a good plot but not the best Mitch Rapp. If you enjoy the series you will like this book but it won't blow you away. Maybe that's because it's predecessor American Assassin was so good, I'm not sure. Enjoy but don't expect to be amazed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Furies of Calderon: Codex Alera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3978)
    Performance
    (2652)
    Story
    (2688)

    In the realm of Alera, where people bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal - 15-year-old Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. But when his homeland erupts in chaos - when rebels war with loyalists and furies clash with furies - Tavi's simple courage will turn the tides of war.

    Eric says: "great fantasy series"
    "Hard to get into the story, but good once you do.."
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    Let me start by saying I'm a huge Jim Butcher fan. I have read all of the Dresden files, twice. Great stuff. So I assumed I would love this series just the same but I didn't. At least not right away.

    The start of the book is confusing and it's hard to get into the swing of things. I never had a good grasp on how the furies worked and what they could do, that wasn't really explained in a manner that I could digest. There is also a great number of characters that don't get introduced rather just get thrown into the story. After some time I got to know them and enjoy them but it took a while. It reminds me of how Characters were introduced in the first Game of Thrones book. Of course after a couple hours (days) I got to know them and enjoyed them but the introduction was sloppy in the first books like it is here and that turned me off at first but the book eventually won me over.

    In the end I enjoyed the book very much but like I said it's hard to get into even if you are a Jim Butcher fan. Give it some time 4 hours + before you make a judgement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (5462)
    Performance
    (5039)
    Story
    (5031)

    Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert. But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers.

    Nicholas says: "Hooked in an Instant"
    "Hearne and Daniels do it again"
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    Where does Tricked rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Honestly, it's a great book but the skills of Luke Daniels take it over the top.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon because: "That's the price you pay for badassery"


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

    As usual it's a very funny book. I'm constantly surprised by Kevin Hearne and his sense of humor.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, great series. If you haven't make sure you read the three before this book. It's not completely necessary but it helps with a lot of the inside jokes and background. Trust me you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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