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Pamela Dale Foster

Sykesville, MD | Member Since 2011

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  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sean Parnell, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2396)
    Performance
    (2168)
    Story
    (2168)

    At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

    Chris says: "Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!"
    "Afghanistan-USA's Scourage"
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    What did you love best about Outlaw Platoon?

    Sean Parnell served in Afghanistan and this is his true account of what occurred while he served as the commander of a platoon of 40 elite infantry men. Sean and his platoon formed a family together. That was the only way he ever considered those he commanded. The men named themselves, The Outlaws and they were known by the army as the legendary 10th Mountain Brigade. They all grew to love one another and worked together as a unit when in combat with the opposing side as well as when they were at their base of command. Sean and his platoon watched out for one another at all times. On the very high, as well as low valley's that created the dangerous terrain that makes up the landscape of Afghanistan, the men were a team of brother's. There was a difference about the way the Afghanistan soldier's conducted themselves during the many conflicts that Sean and his platoon had to battle and not be defeated. It was realized quickly, that the Afghan soldier's that they were fighting against had been well trained in how to fight their opponent. Sean and his team of NCO's had to draw up specific plans of how they would have to fight a more aggressive and learned group of Afghan's than what they had expected. Many of their conflicts depended on calling in for extra support. A Delta Force returned from a battle against the Afghan army and they had lost. Their moral was so devastatingly low that they affected all of the other platoon's deeply. It was at this time that Sean and his men vowed to never retreat from battle. During one very intense battle, Sean and his platoon considered the need to retreat. However, all of their Humvee's had been too damaged and there was no escape. Until extra support arrived, Sean had to be their leader and devise an attack that would hopefully save his family. Baldwin had been seriously wounded and his fellow soldier, the medic, threw his body over Baldwin's to save him from death. The medic sustained a serious injury to his cheek when he was hit. Sean pulled Baldwin away from the fighting to safety with Baldwin saying, "I can't feel my legs." The medic gathered himself together, retrieved a weapon and went back to fight and to stop and attend to the wounded, when necessary. This team, group, platoon, family of soldier's would not quit while there was one man standing. They stood together and they would fight together until the bitter end, if necessary.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Sergeant Greg Greeson. He had been in the army for 20 years. When in battle, he conducted himself with such calmness that the other men were amazed. His calmness was felt by his comrades in arms and would bring them back down slowly but surely. He would always be seen with a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth and a near beer grasped in his left hand. Greeson's voice was deep and gravely from his three packs a day of smokes. He told Sean, when he retired from the army that he would "work with guns and be an alcoholic." He was one man who knew where he belonged, in a foreign country, in the army and fighting for his country.


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

    Ray Porter was an excellent narrator. Reading the book would never have brought justice to such a great book. His narration was spot on for all of the character's. This proved amazing to me because there were many character's in the book and I could recognize who was speaking. I will look for his name in the future and of course, add him to my list of narrator's who are worth listening to.


    If you could give Outlaw Platoon a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Captain, U.S. Army Ranger, Commander Sean Parnell and his Platoon of Extraordinary Men


    Any additional comments?

    I'd advise anyone who is interested in this genre of books to not hesitate to purchase this one. You will not be disappointed. The book was emotional, thought provoking and was written by a man who loved his men and wanted the world to know them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tom Clancy: Power and Empire: A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marc Cameron
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (1996)
    Story
    (1985)

    Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer, and a storm-tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes.

    Wayne says: "Marc Cameron's first Jack Ryan series novel"
    "Wonderful Listen"
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    What a great Jack Ryan novel. I thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue, action and involvement of both Jack Ryan Sr. and Jack Ryan Jr. as integral characters. Scott Brick only gets better with his narration. As far as I'm concerned, a narrator can make or break a book for me. I'll be waiting to see who the author of Book 19 will be. I'll be the first in line to make the purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • St. Nick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alan Russell
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1333)
    Performance
    (1214)
    Story
    (1211)

    When Santa Claus is a cop, you better watch out. It’s not looking like a very merry Christmas for San Diego cop Nick Pappas. Suspended from his job, alienated from his family, and persecuted by the press, he’s sorely tempted to turn his gun on himself. Except for his first name, he couldn’t possibly have less in common with jolly old St. Nicholas. But when a local mall decides it needs a secret Santa to help collar some vicious muggers preying on its holiday shoppers, Nick’s persuaded to red-suit up so as to take the naughty punks down and avert a ho-ho homicide.

    David I. Williams says: "Wonder Christmas Cop Story"
    "Santa arrives"
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    Nice story about the meaning of Christmas. Narration is good, truth in words of what it is to treat someone like you would want to be treated

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated By Archie Panjabi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7305)
    Performance
    (6566)
    Story
    (6551)

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

    Jan says: "So much more than expected..."
    "Providing Equality"
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    The memoir tells how Malala struggled to stand up for the education of girls and also for the higher education of these girls as they became women. She wanted equality for both sexes. The book did tell of her hardships and victories. However, I found it dull and repetitious. The narrator was at times difficult to decipher but was okay. The memoir may be written for a younger listener than myself. Malala's memoir is a truth others need to realize. They need to understand how the leaders of her country are enforcing these restrictions against her people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Verdict

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nick Stone
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5466)
    Performance
    (5072)
    Story
    (5052)

    Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk desperately trying to get promoted when he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, is not only someone he knows but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him?

    Sarah says: "One of THE best audiobooks ever!"
    "His lawyer doesn't ask, truth or lie"
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    What starts out as a reward banquet ends up as a murder mystery. The two men went to school together. One became a successful lawyer, with quite a lot of wealth, while the other one did not. However, the lawyer has to depend on the help of the person whom he discarded in his younger life, to keep him free from being convicted of capital murder. The book is cleverly written and did not bore me. The narrator keeps the story moving smoothly from chapter to chapter. There are plenty of twists and turns to hold the listener's interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy Snow: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tracy Rees
    • Narrated By Melody Grove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2693)
    Performance
    (2473)
    Story
    (2475)

    It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

    laurie eller says: "Don't miss out on this one."
    "Alone Again"
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    Amy is loved only by the young eight year-old girl who bundles the naked infant in her cloak and takes her home to keep. She goes out into the world, alone, at age eighteen and learns how to exist and be outside the walls of a Victorian castle. How can she survive? The narrator did a great job of telling Amy's story. You as the listener, become invested in her life. Amy Snow is a want to finish to the end kind of book. Enjoy!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When We Were Orphans

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (325)

    Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances. He grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances.

    Everett Leiter says: "Just short of 5 stars"
    "Truth"
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    A young boy goes to England to live with his aunt because both of his parent's have disappeared. However, there is a twist. As a boy growing up in Shanghai but becoming a man in England, he finds himself back in Shanghai finding a truth he had not known. Well written. John Lee is an excellent narrator who makes the characters come alive. There is intrigue and suspense. Was a book worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Lavender Ribbon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Heather Burch
    • Narrated By Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1212)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1080)

    Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to the sun, sand, and beauty of Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.

    Deli says: "Heartwarming love story"
    "Another Chance"
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    Divorce can make a woman wary of marrying again. Especially if the man appears to have some of the same attributes as her first husband. Well written novel with an excellent narrator. Tells the stories of how 2 men and 2 women come to the truth about how love, marriage and children can make for a good life. Quite an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rebekah Crane
    • Narrated By Caitlin Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (471)

    According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place - and she's just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head - and her home state - and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens. Zander does not fit in - or so she thinks. She has only one word for her fellow campers: crazy.

    Cynthia Shepp says: "I recommend this book."
    "Hope is the greatest of all"
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    If you don't know the meaning of hope read this book and I am sure you'll find the answer. Very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mississippi Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2797)
    Performance
    (2569)
    Story
    (2553)

    The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi - Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

    Taryn says: "Good ending to the trilogy"
    "Exciting book and a good listen"
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    I read the complete series. The series was great and Scott Brick, with his wonderful ability at narration, wrapped up the last book with finesse. May he narrate the next book in the Penn Cage series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510: A Future Worth Fighting For 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Inger Iversen
    • Narrated By Olivia Peppersmith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (257)

    One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn't stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd--one that celebrated hate as much as he fought it--or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed-robbery charge.

    Nay Denise says: "Phenomenal IR Contemporary Romance Read"
    "Overcoming Racism"
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    Katie becomes a pen-pal with Logan while he remains in jail for armed robbery. The pen-pals are not to communicate by any other means but writing. However, their letters open up a great desire to talk with one another.

    Logan is white and Katie is black. Neither know this about one another. Logan is racist due to being raised in areas where there were more blacks and he was always the lone white kid getting himself jumped. That is until he meets a friend who is white and Logan becomes a part of a group of white teens who protect one another. They do not instigate fighting, the group of white boys are together for protection. However, Logan's best friend instills in Logan racism.

    Logan discovers the color of Katie's skin prior to his release. The story is an easy read and helps the reader to understand racism and why people sometimes are racist without actually understanding quite why they feel this way.

    Logan and Katie need to find a way to get together as a couple and push away any racism away with understanding and truth.

    Olivia Peppersmith, the narrator, did a great job of distinguishing the many character's well. The narration was able to make the novel an enjoyable listen. I would encourage other's to listen to a well written book that teaches how racism creates many problems that are difficult to confront. This is what I liked most about this book. The story follows a consistent plot and is good from the start to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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