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Edmund

Lake Worth , FL, USA

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  • The Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Robert Littell has created the CIA "legends" Francis and Carroll, dubbed "The Sisters Death and Night" by their cohorts. They've located the perfect pawn, the Potter, the exiled ex-head of the KGB sleeper school - and, with artful deception, the Sisters coerce him into betraying his last and best sleeper, the man he considers his son. Once awakened, this sleeper, will launch a mission of death - unless the Potter can stop his protegé from committing the Sisters' perfect and world-shattering crime.

    John R. Brown says: "Littell Light"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    Not on par with some of Littell's other works, but it's read by Brick and provides enough entertainment to carry the story. If you like Littell, you should enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4943)
    Performance
    (2053)
    Story
    (2045)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Undeniably the best book on audible"
    Overall

    Forty hours of absolute pleasure. This book has it all and Scott Brick is certainly the leading narrator of the pack. It's impossible to describe how effective this book is and how compelling the content can be. It kept us up for nights on end, on end, on end... The only drawback is that Littell's other works pale in comparison, but we still got them all and can't complain... The Company is one of the few books I know I'll listen to again within a year.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (366)

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    Chris says: "Skintight"
    "It's still Hiaasen"
    Overall

    Newer, shinier and has Hummers. Hiaasen doing Hiaasen again. Great Stuff!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breakfast of Champions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Stanley Tucci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (201)

    Breakfast of Champions is vintage Vonnegut. One of his favorite characters, aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. The result is murderously funny satire as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

    Glenn says: "My favorite Vonnegut book"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Simply excellent.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost
    • Narrated By Colleen Delany, Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Dark offers chilling stories about the things that scare us the most: murder, hauntings, insanity, and our own vulnerability. Examined through the eyes of some of the world's most gifted writers, we feel the malice of serial murderers, the cold evil of the undead, the unreasoning hatred of the insane, and, most of all, the incomprehensible suffering of their victims.

    Edmund says: "Good selection"
    "Good selection"
    Overall

    Good stories with some excellent narration. Great for shorter listens.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (117)

    Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

    Pamela says: "Robert Littell is no amateur"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Littell and Brick again. Good stuff and a great way to spend a few hours.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tourist Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (659)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (187)

    Tourist season is swinging into high gear in Miami. So are the activities of a bizarre terrorist group determined to keep the hapless "snowbirds" away. Armed with bombs, weed, and jumbled credos, they move toward their grand target, the Orange Bowl Parade, with plans to bring Miami and its tourist trade to a halt.

    Glenn says: "Not his best"
    "You have to try it and see"
    Overall

    If you've never tried Hiaasen before, give him a shot and decide for yourself. If you like it, you can listen to them all without too much trouble, if you don't, it's your loss. Lots of fun for those who like his style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stormy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (279)

    Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

    Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.

    Edmund says: "You love it or hate it...."
    "You love it or hate it...."
    Overall

    Hiaasen is Hiaasen. Most of the books are remarkably similar to one another, but if you like them, you can digest them all without any trouble, especially those of you with some knowledge of Florida. Narration is good, characters are 'Hiaasen' and stories are great fun.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mexico Set

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Len Deighton
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    The stage is set. Now, on the shadowy East-West battlefield of Mexico City, British intelligence agent Bernard Samson must entice his opposite number, a disaffected KGB major, to take the final, dramatic step and defect. But the price of one Russian's freedom must be paid in blood, blood that Samson unexpectedly and incriminatingly finds on his own hands. On every side, he becomes dangerously enmeshed in an intricate web of suspicion and hatred.

    Tim says: "Classic Cold War Spy Stuff"
    "Good fun"
    Overall

    Start at Berlin Game for the foundation and then hit Mexico Set... Good fun, great characters and excellent narration, easily better than the first. Hopefully audible will roll out part three so we can have Game, Set and Match... I'm looking forward to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
    • Narrated By Jack Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (668)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (175)

    Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

    A User says: "Jack's Alltime-Best"
    "Unsurprisingly, it's Jack Welch"
    Overall

    Jack Welch on Jack Welch - wade through the hot air and there are many useful nuggets contained inside the book. My favorite part was the lengthy discourse on corporate honesty, etc... I couldn't help thinking of those famous words - 'methinks you doth protest too much'.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Berlin Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Len Deighton
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Nancy says: "Yes but"
    "Naive, but likeable spy romp"
    Overall

    First in the three part series, not quite as good as the others, but necessary for building into 2 and 3. Robert Whitfield is an excellent narrator and the characters are a memorable, likable bunch...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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