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Felton

Emory, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Last Refuge: Dewey Andreas, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (627)
    Performance
    (538)
    Story
    (541)

    p>With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

    Susan says: "Last Refuge but hopefully not the last of Dewey!"
    "The Best of Ben Coes so far"
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    If you could sum up The Last Refuge in three words, what would they be?

    I have listened to all 3 of his books and this is the best by far. What I found in the first was the entire story was marginal at best. The second book was a good story but for some reason he introduced a 36 hour time line to get from Australia to Pakistan and then overthrow the President of Pakistan. Not very realistic. This book was again a good story but again strayed into the unrealistic catagory. I won't give the story away but I think you will see my point when Dewey finally accomplishes his mission. I like Coes and think there is some good reading potential here but he needs to work on his realism a bit more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator was excellent. His ability to change tones in his voice was very enjoyable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cole in the Iranian prison.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Unrealistic conclusion.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (779)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    Theodore says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Why do they allow Scott Brick to read these novels"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I could not finish the book. It had the makings of an interesting book but Scott Brick totally ruined it. His narration ends every sentence as a dramatic statement. Every sentence is whispered. His ability to alter voices is non existence.


    What could Gregg Hurwitz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Choose anyone other than Scott Brick as the narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Scott Brick must learn to read a book and let it flow. Believe it or not a statement such as "The Sun Was Shining" does not need a dramatic upturn at the end. It also does not require reading in a whispered voice. This guy is awful and I will never download another book read by Scott Brick.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Fire Scott Brick

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1135)
    Performance
    (982)
    Story
    (990)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "Just Plain Boring"
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    What disappointed you about King and Maxwell?

    Baldacci seems to have problems getting into his story. 2/3 of the way through the book he is still identifying new characters. My last Baldacci book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Anything but Baldacci


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

    Yes. Orlagh Cassidy was terrific and Ron McLarty was steady.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silken Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1010)
    Performance
    (868)
    Story
    (863)

    Very early one morning, a Minnesota political fixer answers his doorbell. The next thing he knows, he’s waking up on the floor of a moving car, lying on a plastic sheet, his body wet with blood. When the car stops, a voice says, "Hey, I think he’s breathing." And another voice says, "Yeah? Give me the bat." And that’s the last thing he knows. Davenport is investigating another case when the trail leads to the man’s disappearance, then - very troublingly - to the Minneapolis police department, then - most troublingly of all - to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.

    John Norton says: "Still my favorite combo of author and reader"
    "Absolutely Marvelous Book"
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    What did you love best about Silken Prey?

    A new twist for the Prey books in that it featured more intrigue rather than the normal chop em up/cut em up storylines.


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

    Absolutely. This was definitely a "can't stop listening" book.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ferrone is one of the best. He seamlessly shifts between characters and makes each entertaining.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think discovering that Kidd and Lauren were not what they appeared to be.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best by John Sandford. I have always thought the Prey books were just so so and enjoyed the Virgil Flowers books much more. This book however, has made we impatient for the next Prey book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panther

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1881)
    Performance
    (1583)
    Story
    (1579)

    Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

    Judi says: "Disappointing and slow"
    "Another Great One from DeMille"
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    Where does The Panther rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    John Corey and his humor. I can see Kate Mayfield rolling her eyes after some of his off the wall comments.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Scott Brick has great ability to alter his voice, however, he tries to put too much drama into his voice during normal presentation of conversations. Irritating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Anxious during some of the battle scenes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Order

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (726)

    Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers". A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C., in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.

    Kennard says: "Not what I expected from the author"
    "A Thor Disappointment"
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    Would you try another book from Brad Thor and/or Armand Schultz?

    Yes


    What was most disappointing about Brad Thor’s story?

    I don't know if this was a book about the history of the Federal Reserve but it certainly wasn't a book about the terrorist threats that we normally find Scott Horvath in. Thor seems to go in cycles, good book......bad book. This was definitely, in my opinion, a bad book.


    What three words best describe Armand Schultz’s voice?

    Doesn't Change Voice


    What character would you cut from Hidden Order?

    None were interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mad Mouse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (264)

    Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a madman's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

    John says: "Whack a Mole"
    "The narrators voice for Cepak sounds like a robot."
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    If you could sum up Mad Mouse in three words, what would they be?

    I Shoulda Readit


    What other book might you compare Mad Mouse to and why?

    All the authors books are very similar


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman?

    Anyone, although if he would develop a different voice and tone for Cepak he wouldn't be so bad. Cepak sounds robotic and Danny sounds like a woosh.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No reaction.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Commandment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (483)
    Story
    (477)

    When the president of the United States is blackmailed into releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a sadistic assassin with a vendetta years in the making is reactivated. Suddenly, the people closest to counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath are being targeted and he realizes that somehow, somewhere he has left the wrong person alive. With his life plunged into absolute peril, and the president ordering him to stay out of the investigation, Harvath must mount his own covert plan for revenge.

    Tara says: "Went Fast"
    "Excellent Listen"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The First Commandment to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but the audible version was an excellent listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Horvath is an excellent character and easy to root for.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a "patience" to his reading. He very patiently lays out each character and brings them to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was thoroughly pleased with the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (491)

    From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

    Janice says: "I had to stop listening a little bit into the book"
    "The Absolute Worst Narration Ever!!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I could not get into this book at all. The story seemed interesting but the narrator was terrible. He seemed to end each sentence in a whisper as if he were reading the book to someone who was trying to doze off for the night. He was entirely too dramatic with every sentence. The narration completely spoiled this book and I did not finish it.


    What could Brad Meltzer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Picked a different narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    I have listened to Brick before but this seemed to be completely different. Not a good listen at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (419)

    C.J. Box’s Open Season is a rare debut mystery that “immediately sets itself apart from the crowd” (Booklist). This thrilling novel stars Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming who finds his life in danger after he looks into a murder investigation and discovers a conspiracy involving an oil pipeline and its threat to an endangered species.

    Bob says: "The start of an adventure!"
    "Just Plain Boring"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story line


    What could C. J. Box have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More interesting character flow. I could not finish the book


    What aspect of David Chandler’s performance would you have changed?

    Too dramatic when drama wasn't appropriate


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't finish the book. It was just boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3125)
    Performance
    (2724)
    Story
    (2705)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "I can't believe I am saying "Not One Of His Best""
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    Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or George Guidall?

    Yes. I love Vince Flynn books and Mitch Rapp is my favorite. George Guidall is one of the best.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The return of Stan Hurley. I think it is a mistake for Flynn to write him out of the storyline. He is one of the more interesting characters and brings life to Mitch Rapps character.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Stan Hurley


    Do you think The Last Man needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. The book really didn't flow very well and other than Mitch Rapp and Stan Hurley had no interesting characters. This is the first book by Flynn that I have not rated as 5 Stars.


    Any additional comments?

    Fictional characters do not have to age on the same time line as we all do. It appears that Flynn is trying to age Hurley and Rapp out and create a new character. Remember that story about the goose and the golden egg. Sometime it is better to slow the age process and continue along with the creative storyline we all enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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