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M. L. Mixon

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Milwaukee, WI | Member Since 2007

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  • This Green Hell: Alex Hunter, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Greig Beck
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (173)

    Deep in the steaming jungles of Paraguay, Aimee Weir is in trouble. The petrobiologist has found what she was looking for - a unique microorganism in a natural gas deposit - but it proves to be more destructive than anyone could have imagined. A contagion is striking down all in its wake. The camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night. Is it fear of contamination - or has something far more lethal come to the surface? Something that has been trapped beneath the miles of stone, waiting... for us.

    angie says: "Love Love Love Alex Hunter!"
    "A Fun Read - The Whole Series Is Great!"
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    Would you listen to This Green Hell again? Why?

    I listened to the series in rapid succession, enjoying each book fully. I'll put Mr. Beck in the same company as Matthew Reilly and David Lynn Golemon. Great action! I'm hoping for another installment soon.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not getting attached to closely to any particular character is probably a good idea.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Mangan – was your favorite?

    Each character was enjoyable; but of course, Alex was my favorite.


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

    Line them up and block out some time on your schedule. You won't want to stop listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4323)
    Performance
    (3286)
    Story
    (3264)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Michael says: "High Energy Ride!"
    "The Gray Man Kicks Ass!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I offer my highest recommendation of Mark Greaney's, The Gray Man. Our hero is one busy guy. I loved the brisk pace of the book and the shrewdness of Court Gentry. His world is intense and you're gonna cheer for him, big time.


    What other book might you compare The Gray Man to and why?

    The Gray Man is a bit like Joe Pike on full auto.


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    The Gray Man of course is my favorite character because of his attitude, created quite effectively by Jay Snyder.


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

    In the book there ware a few times I chuckled, other times I winced; and yes, Court's nobility and fierceness make him a worthy hero.


    Any additional comments?

    After reading this first introduction to a great character I was hooked. I've read the first three and am about to order the fourth. Buy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7298)
    Performance
    (6809)
    Story
    (6837)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "My First Sanderson Read -- GREAT!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I almost passed on this one but something made me go for it. A great decision! The story kept driving forward and the characters were all intriguing. The battle scenes and chases kept totally engaged and on the edge of my seat. I really cared about the team. I sat in my car listening and not wanting to start the work day or do my shopping. I don't write many reviews but feel this book is worth praise. I hope you try it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator was excellent. Each character made me want more of their unique flavor. The whole package was just plain fun.


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

    Macleod Andrews was spot on with his interpretations. The voices were perfect.


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

    I especially enjoyed the character "Prof"... but then again I loved them all. The final chapter was particularly enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book. Simple.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2331)
    Performance
    (2123)
    Story
    (2130)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Fully enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fun listen! There is a bit of foreshadowing that I expect will payoff in future books in the series.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3959)
    Performance
    (3236)
    Story
    (3204)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    Amazon Customer says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "Thoroughly entertaining."
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    Would you listen to The Litigators again? Why?

    John Grisham has delivered a fun read with The Litigators. I found the tone to be similar to The Testament, an earlier work by JG. Though not straight comedy there are several part that made me chuckle or just smile. I'll probably not listen to it again because of knowing the payoff but I do recommend the book.


    What other book might you compare The Litigators to and why?

    Character development again reminded me of The Testament. Memorable characters that you quickly begin to care about.


    What does Dennis Boutsikaris bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator's performance was better than average though I'd have liked more distinct voices for the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like John Grisham you'll enjoy this book. I hadn't planned to listen to it all so quickly but I got hooked and simply went along for a fun ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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