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Rick

Conroe Texas 77303 | Member Since 2012

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  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (839)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (747)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "What a piece of crap!!!!"
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    What would have made Guns better?

    The truth with facts would have made this book better.


    What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Been honest and factual and not misleading.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Rummel’s performances?

    Narrator was decent.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There was nothing good about this book but the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is written by another famous person who has limited knowledge about what he is talking about. He is misleading and not factual. He can not be this stupid so I'm assuming that he is misleading on purpose. He really needs to review what the second admendment is really about. Also he keeps saying the are trying to ban auto and semi auto guns. This not true at all. Automatic firearms have been banned since the mid 80's. Also he states that the teacher in her reference could have possible not been shot if the shooter would have had a 10 round magazine instead of a 30 round because it would have taken some time to reload, this is misleading. You can drop empty mag and pop new one in, in less than 3 seconds. He also speaks of how great Australia is since they have banned guns. What he forgets to tell you how violent crimes have dramatically risen. Also he states that these guns are not used to hunt. This also is not true. Seven of the 10 guys I hunt with use AR's to hunt with. You don't unload a full mag on a deer. I was very disappointed with his ingnorance because I do enjoy his books. Just another liberal agenda.

    22 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3631)
    Performance
    (3063)
    Story
    (3044)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Ed says: "Grisham Light"
    "A must listen"
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    If you could sum up The Racketeer in three words, what would they be?

    What a great story. I have never given a book such high ratings. But this one deserves it. It takes you through so many twist and turns but still easy to follow. It keeps you guessing and on the edge. All out a great book.


    Have you listened to any of J.D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This has to be the best JG book I've ever read or listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1493)
    Performance
    (1367)
    Story
    (1371)

    Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome,and original."
    "Great book."
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    What did you love best about Rebellion?

    Really enjoyed this book. Good narration and couldn't stop listening. Can't wait for more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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