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Frank J. Habic

Osprey, Florida, US

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  • The Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3769)
    Performance
    (2378)
    Story
    (2365)

    Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

    Tom says: "Is Connelly the Best Crime Writer Or What?"
    "Harry Bosch with a computer"
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    What would have made The Poet better?

    A main character who wasn't such a smart ass.


    What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly???s story?

    McEvoy is simply Harry Bosch under another name. He breaks all the rules (especially ignoring no-smoking regs) and is an all round wise guy who wouldn't hold a job two weeks without getting fired in the real world. I was funny the first time around but it wears thin when it is used in book after book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    With few exceptions, Connelly writes the same book over and over. Stupid bosses, stupid cops and rules made to be broken by brilliant wise guys.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Dennis E. Showalter
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives, Dennis E. Showalter at last corrects that error. This battle was the critical turning point on World War II's Eastern Front. In the aftermath of the Red Army's brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad, the stakes could not have been higher.

    Frank J. Habic says: "Rich got ot right"
    "Rich got ot right"
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    Where does Armor and Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Thanks to Rich for his "spot on" review. Also, his plea for more books like this instead of the drivel I scroll through every day as I look for new titles.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Field Gray: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (145)

    Philip Kerr crafts a thrilling chapter from his critically acclaimed Bernie Gunther series. In Field Gray, Bernie finds himself imprisoned in 1954—and told he can either work for French intelligence or he can hang. Accepting his new job, Bernie begins interviewing POWs returning from Germany. And things get interesting when he meets a French war criminal and member of the French SS who has been posing as a German Wehrmacht officer.

    Jean says: "Field Gray"
    "The wise cracks are getting old"
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    Was Field Gray worth the listening time?

    For the first time with a Kerr book, I have to say the book is much too long. It would be much shorter if Kerr simply resisted the urge to include one inane wise crack after another. It was a good story about an interesting period. However, after 5 books, I've had all of Bernie's smart mouth I can take. I'd have shot him myself---just to shut him up.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • First Degree

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1036)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (471)

    When a cop's body is found burned and decapitated, the last thing Andy Carpenter expected is for a stranger to waltz into his office and admit to the crime. For the wise-cracking millionaire defense attorney suffering from "lawyer's block", the case looks like a no-brainer...until the cops pick up another suspect: Andy's lead P.I., Laurie Collins, who happens to be the love of his life.

    A. Wright says: "Read series in order"
    "Thank goodness for the narrator ."
    Overall

    Only Grover Gardner made this worth while. As for the plot; the bad guys are ex Green Berets, cops, and FBI agents. The good guys are two women protecting truth, justice and the American Way and a wise cracking lawyer who loves stray dogs. Wildly original !!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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