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James

sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

columbus, OH, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Faithful Spy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2230)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (862)

    John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

    Margaret says: "Faithful Spy"
    "good not great"
    Overall

    This is a good book, not great, and only at the end was it hard to "put down". Tragically, after 9/11, there is a lot of truth in the book, as far as sleeper cells and people wanting to hurt america. I would recommend Silva, Steve Berry, Brad Thor over this book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie & Associates
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (240)

    Celebrating the 75 anniversary of the original landmark bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, comes an up-to-the-minute adaptation of Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age. Dale Carnegie’s principles have endured for nearly a century. Since its original publication in 1936, his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People has gone on to sell 15 million copies. Now, introducing new listeners to Carnegie’s words of wisdom, comes How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age, a new guide for a new era.

    chris says: "As titled, it brings the orig. to the digital age."
    "Every young high school and college person needs"
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    Every young person, high school / college along with us all need to be to know when it comes to social media. best example is someone who got fired for posting something on facebook. it happens. I wish i had read this book a year ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (574)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (512)

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    Justin says: "Scary good"
    "Thor wasted pages and pages"
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    Story

    The overall story is a good one, real good. But Thor spent too much time confusing me in the begining of the book bouncing around. It made it very hard to get into. Once the book gets rolling - its a great story. Thor wasted pages and pages on the group that went into North Korea - he never tied them into the ending of the book. He needed to spend much more time developing the last portion of the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Myth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (296)

    New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely - not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln.

    Morrell says: "Painful and Confusing"
    "Interesing - makes ya think"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is not Berry's best work. But he does a nice job explaining the Mormon's and how messy their relationship has been with the United States over the years. Something that is good to know. Secondly, how fragile the relationship between states and the Fed is, is very interesting. The overall story was ok. I think I learned more in this book than enjoyed listening to a book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Ship: NUMA Files, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (282)

    When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown? Or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.

    A says: "GHOSTLY OUTSTANDING"
    "Im a sucker for Cussler"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the way cussler writes and have for years, is this one of his best books, no, but its a good book. much better book than a lot of other books out there. A cussler book is like coming home to friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (526)

    Venice, a really long time ago: Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: The rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening. Their invitation is, of course, bogus. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool.…

    Amazon Customer says: "Moore sophomoric humor riffing off the Bard's time"
    "Welcome back Pocket"
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    First agree with me that Dan Brown will never write another book as good as Da Vinci Code, Therefore Moore will never write anything as odd as The Gospil according to Biff. Doesnt mean that we should not listen to the new books they write. It was a welcome break to listen to Pocket and all of his mayhem. So much fun to listen to. I found myself laughing out loud in my car as I would listen to his silly nonsense. Enjoy it - I have a feeling Pocket will return in another adventure. I hope he does. Right ! Cheers !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2912)
    Performance
    (2016)
    Story
    (2011)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    "A really good read - Just what I was looking for"
    Overall
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    I hate the down time between my favorite author's books coming out. So the search for someone new to listen too. Will I like them or not. I have found quite a few not's. But in this case I was really happy to find Peterson. Its a good book and just what I was looking . btw my authors of choice are Cussler, Berry, Thor, Silva, Patterson (private)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Accident

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Chris Pavone
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (111)

    As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

    Dorothy says: "A Little Bit Like Cotton Candy"
    "Too difficult to get into"
    Overall
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    This book was very hard to get into. It did not grab me or keep my attention. Not for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (70 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (218)

    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    Yvette says: "Pretty good production & a great value!!!"
    "Im sure this is a wonderful book - but not for me"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Im sure this is a wonderful book, but its just not for me . and long very long

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (402)

    When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

    Heather says: "You will not be disappointed in this one!"
    "Great story - Fun reading - Cussler is the champ"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is another great story set in the early 1900's. Back when booze was not. a fun story by cussler, back in the day

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
    • Narrated By Brian Kilmeade
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (233)

    From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British

    kevin says: "Great Read"
    "Not what I was hoping"
    Overall
    Performance
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    this was not what I was hoping it would be, I did not finish the book. Not recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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