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  • Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Christopher S. Stewart
    • Narrated By Jef Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into.

    Scott W Warnock says: "Very Enjoyable!"
    "could have been a good book"
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    the author gives 2 perspectives
    1.he tells about an explorer in the past.some lackluster vague information and some speculation.it wound up being uninspiring and uninteresting.

    2.his own experience of going to the jungle.He lets us know that he hated being away from home,hated the food,the bugs,the people,the weather,the mud...etc.Over and over and over to an irritating degree.
    The narrator was very good and made the book easy to listen to otherwise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sufferings in Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Riley
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    In this classic tale of adventure, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, was captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. Thus begins an epic adventure of survival and a quest for freedom that takes him across the Sahara desert.

    Leslie Grey McCawley says: "19th century shipwreck saga"
    "an absolute must listen to"
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    This is an incredible story! The author was capable enough to be able to tell us all that happened to him in such a way that after you finish,you feel (for better or worse) that it was actually you that had the experiences. I was captivated all the way through the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bioshock: Rapture: Bioshock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Shirley
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (245)

    It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.

    Jason says: "YAAY! Finally . . . Wait, What!?"
    "read the halo series instead"
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    a lot of people are afraid to read books based on games.they are concerned that the story world will lack complexity and that the characters will lack depth because of being based on a game.This would make the book boring and dead (dull) instead of interesting and alive.with modern computer games,this does not need to necessarily be so.Some of them have had a lot of thought planning and detail put into them.The first game based book I read was Halo:the fall of reach.That was a fantastic experience!I have so far listened to most of the books in the series,although only the eric Nylund books rate fantastic.

    My point is that this is not one of those books.The narration was one of the better ones I have heard.However,it is unlikely I will give this author another chance until he learns how to write and tell a story. The first 2/3 of the book is incredibly boring.With a topic like a modern city under the sea and a plot too....how can an author manage that? The last 1/3 of the book does move along OK,but the author still manages to kill any enjoyment the listener may get from listening.Except for shallow characters,the main thing I can think of is the horrible attempt at dialogue for the characters.

    skip this one

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brilliance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (1160)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1026)

    In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

    Benjamin says: "Predictable Thriller"
    "Not ready for it to end!"
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    I really got into the characters of this story. I would like to see a sequel for this. It could really be enlarged upon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wired Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rick Chesler
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When a blue whale tagged with a web-cam designed with stolen defense technology broadcasts a brutal murder at sea as part of a television nature program, Special Agent Tara Shores finds herself navigating an ocean of manipulation and deceit. It's a deadly race to reach the 100-ton creature roaming the Pacific before an unknown killer can destroy the digital evidence it carries.

    K. Allenby says: "A fun story"
    "attention grabber"
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    Loved this book; kept me enthralled the whole way through. Well paced, well written, looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crewel World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (217)

    When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

    Sara says: "British style mystery set in America"
    "Perfect for me"
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    As Peter's wife, I have knitted & needleworked for most of my life, this is a perfect series for me to listen to while driving. It's amusing but not distracting, the characters are believeable as well as the story lines.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crusade: Destroyermen, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1424)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (945)

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from the warlike, reptilian Grik. The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle.

    Readalot says: "Excellent Listen"
    "An Electrical Beginning!"
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    I drive alot, 20k miles in 7 months. I listened to all these books and was disappointed that there were not more of them... The story is fantastic, the characters become real, I really cared about what was happening to them.
    The details were realistic even though some characters were not. It's a great series, but it really has a cliff hanger ending. I hope the author continues the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3874)
    Performance
    (3270)
    Story
    (3253)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ed says: "Grisham Light"
    "Riveting -Storytelling at it's best."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Racketeer the most enjoyable?

    Very believable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mal, he had everything under control at all times.


    What about J.D. Jackson’s performance did you like?

    His voice did not intrude, I usually knew who was speaking and it made the telling flow.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for Grisham's next book! My favorite author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Illusion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Frank Peretti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (273)

    Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970.

    tracy says: "Peretti is one of kind"
    "He's Done it AGAIN"
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    If you could sum up Illusion in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding, Riveting, Fantastic!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mandy, she was so complex, Peretti made her completely believable, her character was totally real, and she behaved so naturally in each situation.


    What about Frank Peretti???s performance did you like?

    The ability to read the book like he was telling a story, he knew where to put the pauses, hesitations, whispers, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope he writes more novels. He's a wonderful story teller.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3444)
    Performance
    (1386)
    Story
    (1404)

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Superb!"
    "skip the movie"
    Overall

    Excellent book. If you have to make a decision between this book or either of the 2 poorly made movies based on this book,then the choice is simple....skip the movies and read or listen to this book.Actually the book rates 5 stars but the narration is irritating enough for me to give the 4 star rating.In an effort to be overly dramatic the narrator at times yells into the microphone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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