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Boone

Georgetown, TX, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eugene B. Fluckey
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (126)

    Under the leadership of her fearless skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, the Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II. At the same time, the Barb did far more than merely sink ships-she changed forever the way submarines stalk and kill their prey.

    This is a gripping adventure chock-full of "you-are-there" moments. Fluckey has drawn on logs, reports, letters, interviews, and a recently discovered illegal diary kept by one of his torpedomen.

    Boone says: "Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!"
    "Action, Excitement, & History. A great read!"
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    Great read!! Fluckey did a great job putting you right in the action. Those who were there are the best at this. The book doesn't just tell you what happened, it lets you experince it first hand. You also get to know the men on the boat. I feel like I have a bunch of new friends. This book would be great for anyone interest in action, excitement, and history.

    The production of the Audible portion was one of the best I have ever heard. The reader even pronounces the word " submariner" correctly. If you have ever spoken to an old submarine man he will be quick to tell you it's "submarine-er" not "sub-mariner."

    This one of several titles that have needed to be on Audible for a long time. If everybody buys this title then maybe Audible will add other tiltes like: Richard Kane's "Wahoo" and "Clear the Bridge," and Edward L. Beech's, "Run Silent Run Deep," "Dust on the Sea," "Cold as the Sea," and "Submarine."

    I want more!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Quantum Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (148)

    Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy—from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

    David says: "Idea-heavy, requires an attentive listen"
    "I tried to love it"
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    Well, I'll start by saying that Scott Brick is an excellent narrator and I purchased this book after listening to a video interview he did about it. The book definitely introduces some interesting ideas into the world of sf. If you are looking for something unique this book may be what you are looking for. That being said, I found the book extremely hard to listen to, I didn't care about the characters, I found the main character's side kick extremely one dimensional and annoying. The story never really seems to go anywhere. In most fiction the flow moves toward an exciting conflict in this book I felt like I was being lead around with a blind fold and when we finally got where we were going it was very anticlimactic. I also had a really hard time following what the heck was going on in the book, that is probably why I didn't like the characters and such. Normally I really enjoy a book that drops me into a world and lets me figure it out on my own but in this case it got way to deep way too fast, nothing ever seemed to be explained. Anyways, that's my opinion don't let me dissuade you from trying it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    An American general is captured in the Middle East. His captors threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the general realizes that his unseen captors are American.

    scottad1 says: "Hats off Gunny"
    "Contrived transparency"
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    I will start off by saying, if you have a few hours for a good exciting read… Buy it! That said, having read these authors other work I am amazed at the magnitude of transparency between the real Jack Coughlin (Mastery Gunny SGT/ Marine Scout Sniper ) and the main heroin. At some points you can’t help but shake your head and sigh, this book is like a fanciful overlay for Jack Coughlin’s book “Shooter” a historical account of his experiences in Iraq. If you are looking for a book about war, snipers, marines, ext I would highly recommend Shooter the authors other book however, this book is excellent!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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