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Dennis

FORT PIERCE, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Sharpe’s Fury: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (83)

    Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cádiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador - who happens to be Wellington’s brother - from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British citizens, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies. Sharpe’s mission - complicated, undercover, and political - turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent.

    Dennis says: "An all out adventure on the battlefield and off"
    "An all out adventure on the battlefield and off"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sharpe’s Fury to be better than the print version?

    Only have time for audio, it is great book very good read


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    Mr Crossley did them all very well,a great reader brings each character to life


    Any additional comments?

    Another great adventure and very informative action supense and mystery

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (504)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "Virgil Flowers at it again"
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    What did you love best about Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

    Mr Sanford has a way of getting his characters to be regular people with slight distortions that make you enjoy the stories of people who are missing a few cards in their deck


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I very much enjoyed the plot which has a few twist and turns as Virgil never gets to the end in a straight line


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

    Yes, I have and have always liked his reads, He is a real pro and look forward to many more reads


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

    Not sure, maybe I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Mr Sanford we enjoy all of your stories, we are a group of truckdrivers who burn thru your books as fast as we get them PLEASE don't retire we want MORE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not a Drill: Jack Reacher, Book 18.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    With nine straight number one New York Times bestsellers and over 17 million copies in print in the United States alone, it's easy to see why the New York Times has anointed Lee Child as "the best thriller writer of the moment". Now, as fans anxiously await the next full-length Reacher adventure, Child delivers a riveting new short story featuring the world's most beloved vigilante hero, Jack Reacher.

    Jean says: "Too Short of a short story"
    "A short but interesting story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Not a Drill the most enjoyable?

    Jack Reacher of course and his no nonsense views of the world as it comes at you


    What other book might you compare Not a Drill to and why?

    Not really just alittle too short


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

    What can anyone say about Dick Hill and his reads I can say that I have not found one that wasn't right on


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

    Well, it might be alot closer to the truth than most people would even like to consider.


    Any additional comments?

    OK, Mr Child you have us hooked on your books don't give up yet we would really like MORE of your works

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    G. House Sr. says: "Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree"
    "Another action filled book well written"
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    If you could sum up Blue Labyrinth in three words, what would they be?

    Action Suspense Plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book I liked Constance Green, her part was very unusal as she is a unique character


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

    Who in the world can compare to his read???Without a doubt his reading brings the characters to real life and I hope he won't retire anytime soon


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

    Blue poision and life


    Any additional comments?

    Please continue writing any of your books Mr Preston and Mr Child, you have no idea how many of us wait for one of your new releases

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Honour be Damned

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Donachie
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The French Revolution is turning in on itself even as the war with the English drags on. As the armies move towards Italy, George Markham and his Marines find themselves assigned to the sloop Sylphide under the impetuous Captain Germain. Set ashore in the midst of the French army, Markham is charged with escorting a group of loyalists on a secret mission and is soon wishing he was back in the thick of it at sea.

    Dennis says: "Lt. Markham and his lobsterbacks at it again"
    "Lt. Markham and his lobsterbacks at it again"
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    What made the experience of listening to Honour be Damned the most enjoyable?

    It is the third in a series and the crew of these misfits just keep getting more and more interesting on each adventure


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot as most of Mr. Donachie's stories have more than a few twist and turns to keep the reader alert. Never in a straight line in these books


    Have you listened to any of Gerry O'Brien’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to him in the first two of this series and I can find no fault in his performances, He is one of the true professionals who bring each character to life.


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

    I must admit that the end with the Admiral was a very big surpise it made me want to call someone out to eat grass in the morning


    Any additional comments?

    Please continue the story we would enjoy the next adventure of this crew. Don't wait a year to write another PLEASE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England: Hereward, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Wilde
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    A rousing historical novel that rescues one of England’s forgotten heroes from the mists of early medieval history and brings him to brutal and bloody life in 1062. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood. The ravens of war are gathering. But as King Edward’s closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward.

    Beast41R says: "Formulaic, okay but disappointing"
    "Old English history with a good story line"
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    Where does The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was some what familiar with this period but this shed a new light on many of the characters involved in this period of history


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England?

    Once the Normans had won and a true resistance started I felt that history would change for the English


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

    Without a doubt Mr Vance is a true professional who has a talent to bring the characters to individual life Enjoyed all of his books


    If you could take any character from The Time of the Wolf: A Novel of Medieval England out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    King Edward to try and get him to see reality of his situation


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure I will read more in the series and learn something of time old politics from ruthless men

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Buccaneer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dudley Pope
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    It is the 1650s and Spain considers the Caribbean to be its own private sea, but England, Holland, and France conspire to battle for freedom on the oceans. Set in days littered with the plunder of piracy; Ned Yorke, a loyal Royalist living in Barbados has a small vessel and devoted crew and together they sail, hunted by Roundheads and Spaniards, determined to pay whatever the price for freedom from tyranny. What transpires is a colourful, dramatic retelling of historical events surrounding the capture of Jamaica and the infamous raid on Santiago.

    Dennis says: "It is like the wild west but seagoing justise"
    "It is like the wild west but seagoing justise"
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    Would you listen to Buccaneer again? Why?

    I enjoyed it and yes in the future I may listen to it again


    What other book might you compare Buccaneer to and why?

    Well I have read almost all of Mr Popes books on the sea and I should have read this series first


    Which character – as performed by Ric Jerrom – was your favorite?

    Thomas and Dianne along with all the rest of the crew of Griffin


    If you could rename Buccaneer, what would you call it?

    The round heads outcast


    Any additional comments?

    I read all four in the series and enjoyed each of them Look forward to more adventures

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Corsair: Ned Yorke, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dudley Pope
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In the 1660’s Jamaica was an uneasy island, occupied by Spain but settled by the English and French. When Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, a brave, loyal Buccaneer, learns that Spain is mounting a Caribbean fleet perhaps to protect the treasures of Spanish ships, or carry an army to Jamaica, he vows to find out the truth. Yorke’s audacious attacks on Spanish camps reveal all and the Buccaneers must fight a bloody, desperate battle to try and hinder them.

    Dennis says: "A look at life in late 1600's"
    "A look at life in late 1600's"
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    Would you listen to Corsair again? Why?

    I read all 4 books and the series was a good read maybe after a couple years yes I would


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Corsair?

    Many, I liked all the cast and the women were unforgetable


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Near the end with being out numbered as Ned had to come up with a plan to turn to the brotherhoods advantage


    Who was the most memorable character of Corsair and why?

    I liked them all Ned York and his fellows were a wild bunch


    Any additional comments?

    These tie in with a much later time in his other books in the Royal navy refer to bucanner admiral Ned York

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead: Adventures of Charles Hayden, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By S. Thomas Russell
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation - Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it’s soon clear his two new guests aren’t exactly what they seem.

    Jean says: "Absorbing"
    "The fourth is a series of interesting tales"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have read all four and look forward to a 5thj, a great story line and lively characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    When he realized for the first time he was truely in Love and wanted like he had never before known happiness


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Alot of great scenes I Liked the action but emotional parts where well written


    If you could take any character from Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Rather take the author or reader they are both true talents


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to one more adventure if possible, Soon would be nice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Day of Atonement

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Liss
    • Narrated By Samuel Roukin
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Lisbon, 1755: A distinguished-looking gentleman emerges from the bowels of a ship freshly arrived from London, and sets into the city with a singular purpose. This is Sebastian Foxx, born SebastiAo Raposa, and his parents were abducted by the Inquisition when Sebastian was just 13 years old.

    Dennis says: "I never knew how powerful the Inqistion in Portual"
    "I never knew how powerful the Inqistion in Portual"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Some of the little known his of how oppressed the "New Christian" (Jews) in Lisbon
    suffered and died for nothing but to keep the church rich.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story told a tale with alot of twist and had more than a few surpises


    What about Samuel Roukin’s performance did you like?

    The reader Mr Roukin was masterful as always I enjoy his reads


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

    Time would not allow that but I finished it as soon as possible


    Any additional comments?

    Wasn't too crazy about the ending and hope Mr Liss will write another

    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

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