Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Mazjanis

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Mazjanis

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Mazjanis

Portland, ME, United States | Member Since 2006

ratings
113
REVIEWS
10
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
20

  • Phantom Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (336)

    Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before - but never one quite like this, in the shocking new Prey work from the #1 New York Times best-selling author.

    Maura Smith-Mitsky says: "Get off Richard Ferrone's back!"
    "Candy"
    Overall

    I enjoy the Sanford Prey series and find Ferrone's narration perfect for Davinport. While not highbrow, Sanford's Prey series are completely entertaining - Candy.

    7 of 8 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
    (510)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (453)

    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"
    "Unbelievable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    ...No really unbelievable - The time line didn't work - the action was cliche and the story read like a grocery list. The added political commentary added to my annoyance with the book. I like a thriller...just not this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1302)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1147)

    Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

    Ann says: "Best of America, honor and character astounding"
    "Missed The Mark"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like the genre but this one really missed the mark. The story was thin and the characters were developed in an almost formulaic manner. Try the Heart and the Fist if you want SEALS.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3999)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (2969)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "Great Find"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I did not know what to expect from a book published in 1959. Although I worried that it might be dated, nothing could have been further from the truth. It was a well written and well narrated book that had just enough build-up, action and human drama. It was a surprisingly entertaining find.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5512)
    Performance
    (5143)
    Story
    (5138)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Ken says: "It's all about the codas"
    "Creative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While I don't like it when an author gets "too cute" with the title or the concept, this book surprised me. Scalzi dealt with the topic of free will and determinism in an infinitely creative way - from the perspective of Star Trek Redshirts. One of the great aspects of Science Fiction is how it can shed light on the human condition (Read Altered Carbon to really cook your noodle) - and this book hit the mark. That's not to imply that it was overly highbrow in fact, it was entertaining and absolutely funny at times. My one criticism was the dialogue - Someone else commended on the clunky dialogue and they were right on...Nonetheless, a cool book indeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Brill
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (85)

    In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children and points the way to reversing that failure. Brill not only takes us inside their roller-coaster battles, he also concludes with a surprising prescription for what it will take from both sides to put the American dream back in America’s schools.

    Elton says: "Unions are Evil"
    "Excellent Book on the School Reform Movemet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As a public school administrator I am impressed how well Brill tells the story of the battles that are going on in the American Educational System. The narration is good and the writing is well paced.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2886)
    Performance
    (1994)
    Story
    (1988)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    "cliché"
    Overall

    I am not a big fan of Dick Hill's reading - Sorry but he is just too dramatic for me. Oddly his voice fit with Andrew Peterson's writing which was filled with cliche's and unrealistic action. I finished the book but more out of habit than entertainment.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Altered Carbon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3289)
    Performance
    (1505)
    Story
    (1514)

    In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

    Jake Williams says: "Altered Carbon"
    "Wow"
    Overall

    I do not normally read science fiction but the title and reviews got my attention. This was a well written book with a well thought out plot and believable dialog. I plan to read another in the series.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dreamcatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (558)

    "The genius shines through...flat-out riveting." (Publishers Weekly)
    "Makes for great midnight reading." (The New York Times)
    "Dreamcatcher is a comeback and an infusion of rich new blood into King's body of work." (Amazon.com)

    Click the sample icon to hear an extended excerpt from Chapter One of Dreamcatcher!

    Murray Zetterholm says: "King Fans Will Love Dreamcatcher"
    "Great Characters"
    Overall

    Stephen King’s character development is outstanding. While other reviewers found his use of profanity somehow distasteful, I found it artful. His characters’ words, language and thoughts are so authentic and his descriptions so clear that the unbelievable becomes convincingly real. I enjoyed this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Rivers of the Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (228)

    Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn't know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man. Now he is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can't fully remember.

    Sheila says: "Psychos in Love"
    "Good Read"
    Overall

    This book reminded me very much of his other book, "The Good Guy" but the lead characters were much more likable like "Odd Thomas." Interesting how the Technology can be so dated so quickly. The narration and pace were excellent. A bit unbelievable but fun reading.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.