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Dennis

FORT PIERCE, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 1812: The Navy's War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George C. Daughan
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (239)

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war.

    K. Winters says: "Fantastic, if complicated, account of the war"
    "After this book I am amazed that America made it"
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    If you could sum up 1812: The Navy's War in three words, what would they be?

    Growing Up Fast


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of them but Madison's wife is a real trooper Madison only made it by the grace of God


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

    Mr Vietor is a great reader who puts his heart into his readings Most enjoyable


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

    America Tested in Battle


    Any additional comments?

    After reading this I am very surpised America survived Our leaders weren't really qualified to lead on an international stage Man did they make some whopper mistakes that cost alot of lives But we got it together in the end

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Peter Simple

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frederick Marryat
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    In this seminal story of naval life during the Napoleonic wars, Frederick Marryat's young hero embarks upon a life at sea and finds it to be a rough school indeed. Simple's trials and triumphs, with his faithful mentor, Terence O'Brien, at his side, mirror Marryat's personal experiences. Among the exciting events depicted are the hand-to-hand combat of "cutting-out" missions, the devastating hurricane off St. Pierre, and a mutiny aboard the Rattlesnake.

    BARRY says: "Wonderful"
    "Written in 1830 before all of the other Naval"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a refreshing insight to a time when people's worlds where very small till the were forced to travel A great story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Watching Peter go from a frail boy to a real man who could think for himself he had alot of help and alot of curves in the path of life


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

    I enjoyed Mr Davidson's read he did a great job look forward to more of his work


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

    If time would allow it was a new twist on the war from a young man's side


    Any additional comments?

    If you were rich and powerful you could get away with murder of anything else

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Golem of Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can't remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he's about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, he's sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division.

    Dianna L. Storck says: "Very disappointing."
    "Intersting story line different plot for a gentile"
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    Would you listen to The Golem of Hollywood again? Why?

    Maybe after awhile it was an interesting story with a twisted plot,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jacob and his father in this life and the past lives liked them all


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

    The reader Mr Rubinstein is a professional that gives life to each of the many actors in the story I enjoyed his read more than if I just read it because my Hebrew doesn't exist so he got the correct words other wise I would be lost


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

    When Caine was grabbed and fell of the tower started a whole new page for the world


    Any additional comments?

    Not being Jewish I like to learn more about their history so I am not a complete smuck

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Shred of Honour

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Donachie
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Introducing George Markham, lately of the 65th Regiment of Foot, now Lieutenant of Marines on His Britannic Majesty’s frigate Hebe. Irishman, papist, reputed coward; he is a man with something to prove. As the winter of 1793 comes to the Mediterranean coast of France, so too does the chill wind of the Revolutionary terror. When the Hebe is sent to help the Bourbon city of Toulon, Markham will have to prove he is a worthy officer of Marines…or die in the attempt.

    Dennis says: "Poor Bullocks and RNavy Marines what a tale"
    "Poor Bullocks and RNavy Marines what a tale"
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    What did you love best about A Shred of Honour?

    I enjoyed all of the characters the author put the full range of characters in the story of course Lt George Markim was the most interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Shred of Honour?

    I have read many books on the period and this was interesting by showing how the British were betrayed by their allies


    Which character – as performed by Gerry O'Brien – was your favorite?

    I enjoy his style of story telling and the important parts are explained to give the reader some idea of what is going on


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

    I must admit I didn't find anything wrong with Mr O'Brien and his reading in fact I think he did a great job


    Any additional comments?

    I am now reading the next one and hope there is a third

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Claudio Saunt
    • Narrated By Phil Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    This panoramic account of 1776 chronicles the other revolutions unfolding that year across North America, far beyond the British colonies. In 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, the Continental Congress declared independence, and Washington crossed the Delaware. We are familiar with these famous moments in American history, but we know little about the extraordinary events occurring that same year far beyond the British colonies.

    Dennis says: "A look at a period of time most of us were unaware"
    "A look at a period of time most of us were unaware"
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    What made the experience of listening to West of the Revolution the most enjoyable?

    The fact that yes, most Americans feel that the center of the was only on Our revolution unaware of events out of our sight


    What other book might you compare West of the Revolution to and why?

    Never read one with so much info and so many areas at the same time period


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

    Mr Holland is a master story teller and the book needed his talent to hold it together


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

    Yes, but not possible interesting and detailed


    Any additional comments?

    I became aware of many events that affected our lives that were not related in our history Made me open my mind to the various possibilties of our fragil future

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cut and Thrust: Stone Barrington, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (116)

    Stone Barrington has traveled to Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention and finds that the political scene has been shaken up. First Lady Katherine Rule Lee is running for the party nomination, a loyal senator has died and left her seat vacant, and the Secret Service has received a credible threat toward Kate. It will take all of Stone's discretion and powers of persuasion to help arrange things for a desirable outcome.

    mike gagnon says: "The thrill is gone..."
    "Stone will help change history"
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    What did you love best about Cut and Thrust?

    It had all the great characters and a real storyline that made you want to read more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cut and Thrust?

    Well when the assin blew himself up


    Which character – as performed by Tony Roberts – was your favorite?

    Got to be Stone, he nails the character and does a great job on the rest Truly one of the master readers with I hope a long time to keep us enthralled


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

    When the first lady announced she was preg, and her speech was very moving


    Any additional comments?

    Hope Stone has more adventures so we can continue the story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By William Philpott
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, 100 years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war.

    Dennis says: "A Factual account of misguided actions"
    "A Factual account of misguided actions"
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    What did you love best about War of Attrition?

    I am a history buff and I had no idea of just how horrific this war was. The first modern war was fought with outdated generals and politicans who were truly clueless of the cost in human suffering


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I kind of like the British Lord Kittchner and the Frech Gen who figured out how to win after millions were needlessly killed


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

    Mr Perkins is a great factual reader who brings a degree of logic to a senseless situation


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

    After reading the book I couldn't go to a movie, it would be too painful to know that millions died due to complete stupity Sorry


    Any additional comments?

    I did enjoy the book with a cast of Millions who never made it back home this was an eye opener to the fact "You don't win this War fighting the same as the Last one"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Island: Gideon Crew, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (285)

    Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

    Melinda says: "Maybe this one should have stayed lost..."
    "Gideon on an impossible mission"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    First I would recommend they read the first two books then they would demand the third in the series it is that good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Island?

    I was sad when the giant lost his island


    What about David W. Collins’s performance did you like?

    Who can say anthing bad about Mr Collins performance it was right on for this cast of characters Look forward to his next reading


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

    Actually I did both it hit a spot of humor and pitty in my heart a great story will move the reader as this one did myself and my friends


    Any additional comments?

    I they would only have the time to write another Gideon book that would be wonderful, we all look forward to the next book even truck drivers enjoy a good mystery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Getaway God: Sandman Slim, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Kadrey
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (143)

    Sandman Slim must save himself - and the entire world - from the wrath of some enraged and vengeful ancient gods in this sixth high-octane adventure in the New York Times best-selling series. Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude - not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer - James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya - the old gods.

    Kevin says: "Apocalypse Now... with an extra side of donuts."
    "Its not nice to mess with the old gods"
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    If you could sum up The Getaway God in three words, what would they be?

    Storyline Action Characters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Got to be sandman slim with Candy next and the rest are great also


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

    Mr MacLeod is a master storyteller in these books he brings his talent of irreverance to the powers that be, Great job


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

    The Old Gods and the New God


    Any additional comments?

    Please write another Sandman book all of us enjoy the storyline and look forward to the action packed story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (477)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "Reacher/Personal equals action as always"
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    If you could sum up Personal in three words, what would they be?

    Story Action curveballs


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack of course, he keeps the story simple with logic


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Another great performance by a master story teller Keep up the good work


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

    Reacher its Personal


    Any additional comments?

    I can only hope Mr Child will write another one soon all of our crew enjoy each one, even truck drivers enjoy a good story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3756)
    Performance
    (2337)
    Story
    (2354)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Great book on an unknown history"
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    Would you listen to Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World again? Why?

    Yes, I will it was an unknown part of history to me, and I enjoyed it.


    What other book might you compare Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World to and why?

    Never listened to one that covered so much history that affected a vast number of people as this book did


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis and Jack Weatherford ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first and I look forward to checking out his other books


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

    Yes, but time won't allow that so I burned thru it as fast as I could


    Any additional comments?

    Great history and it shed light on why Western so called scholars put the Mongols in such a bad light in history

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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