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  • The Brass Verdict: Mickey Haller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    When down-at-heel lawyer Mickey Haller gets the news that his old colleague Jerry Vincent has died, he also gets an unexpected windfall. Jerry had left instructions that Mickey should inherit all of his clients - putting Mickey's stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent was about to go to bat for Walter Elliot, the Hollywood mogul accused of brutally slaying his wife and her lover, in a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight.

    Lia says: "Another Winner"
    "Good story, awful performance dude"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story is very good, but I could not get past the performance. It sounded like it was being read by a teenage mutant ninja turtle or Keanu Reeves in point break - Just awful for the story being told.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was an intriguing tale, like The Lincoln Lawyer it had twists and turns and a few good laughs and kept me interested.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In every way - there was no redeeming quality


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably, yes


    Any additional comments?

    I think the book should be re recorded with a different performer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2988)
    Performance
    (1593)
    Story
    (1594)

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "Excellent - The Best until American Assassin"
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    Would you listen to Pursuit of Honor again? Why?

    Maybe in a couple of years. it was a great story.


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

    I was introduced to the Series by American Assassin which I loved, Kill Shot was good too. Sadly I had to endure some of the early books to get right through the series and they got better and better with a small lull in the middle. This was a great novel by an author at the top of his game.


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

    I enjoyed the Mike Nash part of the story and his conflict between being a family man and a Counter terrorism operative.


    Any additional comments?

    Extreme Measures and Pursuit are the same book cut into 2. You need to listen to them both close together but it is a great end to the series if he only continues to write prequels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (1348)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (754)

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    John M says: "Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this."
    "A unique perspective on massive historical event"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Second World War?

    Really? Is this a real question?


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

    As an actor with an english accent and the fact he seems to be trying to sound a little like Winston Churchill it is a unique listen as opposed to just reading the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I like to spread books out and listen to different ones at different times, driving, exercising etc. I would not be able to sit still long enough to listen to any 12 hour book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    These questions do not give you a chance to do the book justice. It is one of the most unique perspectives available for a major historical event in human history written by an exceptional writer who was right in the middle of it and on face value admits his own mistakes, does not crucify others he feels may have been making mistakes at the time. It is a balanced description of international relations at the time, why Hitler became so powerful in Germany and why no one wanted to do anything about it. It is also a unique outline of the political environment in Britain at the time and a great insight into the difference technology made to warfare between the first and second world wars. Anyone interesting in the second world war I don't think you will be disappointed with this Volume of The Second World War by Winston Chuchill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones (Part One): Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (564)

    This is Part One of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

    Darrell says: "Great story and performance."
    "An intriguing story full of sub plots and adgendas"
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    Where does A Game of Thrones (Part One) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is in the top half


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyrrien - He is an intelligent character who seems to have a good moral compass and he also provides a lot of comic relief


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This story has not yet reached any great heights, there are a lot of long conversations and plots to follow. It is not action packed, but has enough to keep me interested

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2135)
    Performance
    (1739)
    Story
    (1756)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "Very predictable Plot"
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    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or David LeDoux?

    Not really - I picked the big twist at the end 10 minutes into it and only really listened to make sure I wasn't mistaken.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Adam Mitzner again?

    This book didn't grab me and books written in first person narratives can sometimes work - like the Lincoln Lawyer, but this one didn't have the same intrigue.


    What about David LeDoux’s performance did you like?

    He delivered the story well and played the characters OK


    Did A Conflict of Interest inspire you to do anything?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (2580)
    Performance
    (2141)
    Story
    (2149)

    On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

    Michael says: "Great Story-Bad Narration"
    "Good Story. Narration not as bad as made out"
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    Where does Transfer of Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the range, the story makes up for the narration which has been spoken about a lot. Compared to American Assassin which set the tone for the series for me, Nick Sullivan does not encapsulate the Mitch Rapp Genre, but after the first 20 minutes you get used to him.


    What other book might you compare Transfer of Power to and why?

    I have come from reading the scarecrow series to this and they are in the same vain. The Mitch Rapp series is a little more involved and cerebral, and still has the action sequences. I think it is a good book but I dont have a direct comparison.


    Did Nick Sullivan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    In his own way yes he did.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't let all the negative reviews stop you from listening to this book. Nick Sullivan is not George Guidell, but he is a lot better than the guy who reads separation of power - wait till you get to that one! This is a great book and you will get used to the narration after a short while

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Option: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2223)
    Performance
    (1846)
    Story
    (1830)

    CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.

    William says: "A great novel nearly ruined by the reader."
    "Great story, narration is not as bad as it sounds"
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    Would you listen to The Third Option again? Why?

    Yes, it is a good story, edge of the seat stuff, with some good laughs mixed in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is in the vain of the Mitch Rapp series and if you like American Assassin or Transfer of Power you will not be dissappointed here.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Sullivan’s performance?

    I listened to Transfer of power before this one and I was used to him, by this book. He is OK.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Separation of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Ken Kilban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1763)
    Performance
    (1489)
    Story
    (1487)

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    Renda says: "Horrible Narration"
    "Great Story, awful narration"
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    Would you listen to Separation of Power again? Why?

    I am not sure if I could put up with the narrator again.


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

    This book is a good, stage in the story and from half way in to it I could not stop listening. Thoroughly enjoyable story


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ken Kilban?

    Yes - George Guidell


    Any additional comments?

    An enjoyable listen, but the story has to make up for a lot given the awful voice of the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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