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AUSTIN, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

  • 2 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 148 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Templar Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Paul Michael

    The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

    Jane says: "Overall, a good read"
    "Just Eh!"
    What disappointed you about The Templar Legacy?

    Not very historically or religiously accurate but I guess to much accuracy in either court would have destroyed the whole story line. But the audio tour of France was nice.

    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

    Did a good southern accent for Cotton.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Templar Legacy?

    All of the preachy scenes by Henrik Thorvaldsen. At least an hour of the book is taken up by Henrik lecturing. Really helps the trip fly by...........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

    Patricia says: "Newest Sigma Force is a little off"
    "Good but not great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The storyline is compelling but the performer takes away a great deal from the overall experience. His accents are horrible, can't tell the difference from an Italian to a Korean to a VietNamese accent. Also, the reader's New England native accent makes things a little comical in points. Plus, the awkward pauses remove a great deal from the flow and sounds like someone trying to add drama while at the same time he reads some sentences very quickly when they shouldn't be. Overall, I found myself straining to get through the book when normally I'll miss sleep to finish a Sigma Force novel. Also, there isn't a truly menacing villain that lends to anything resembling tension. But hey, a good Sigma Force novel is still worth every penny.

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

    Nope. Missing that really villainous villain, instead we got more Snidley Whiplash.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christian Baskous?

    Anyone, even my 3 year old niece.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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