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Paul

Colorado Springs, CO, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Foreign Influence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1118)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (620)

    Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

    Lesley says: "lecanady"
    "Top five"
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    Would you listen to Foreign Influence again? Why?

    Yes, I probably will, because there are a lot of twists and turns in the plot. I want to miss nothing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Riley (?sp - one of the shortcomings of audiobooks) -- because Scot seems attracted to her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Red Light district in Amsterdam (before the bomb, that is).


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Civilization Under Attack:


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1021)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (919)

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    Justin says: "Scary good"
    "Not enough action"
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    Performance
    Story

    I have been a Thor fan for years, and I thought this book was great, just not as great as it could have been. There was not as much action as is typical. I was pleased he brought Nicholas into the story, but his role seemed forced and unimportant. And Scot's present love interest was only mentioned but not encountered. I expected more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3498)
    Performance
    (2902)
    Story
    (2907)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "Best Reacher so far!"
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    Story

    After my first Reacher novel, Tripwire, I started through them from the beginning (The Killing Floor) and have just made it to The Affair. One more to go, at present.

    The Affair is the best so far. I'd add that it would also make a good first Reacher novel since it goes back to Reacher's past, in the Army. For the experienced Reacher fan, it fills in some gaps, but it also represents a starting point for Reacher's ongoing exploits.

    Among the many interesting people Reacher has spent time with, Elizabeth Deveraux is an especially interesting example. I will say no more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. No

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (993)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (658)

    M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.

    Doug says: "A classic James Bond thriller"
    "Classic James Bond"
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    Story
    If you could sum up Dr. No in three words, what would they be?

    Honey Rider


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Honey Rider. Why ask


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Bond.


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

    No, nothing extreme, only pleasant.


    Any additional comments?

    A very linear story - no subplots or subtexts to complicate the story. For me, this mede it a bit tedious.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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