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Karl

King, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 11 reviews
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  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Blehm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1019)
    Performance
    (923)
    Story
    (934)

    When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

    Karen Knabe says: "Truly the story of a Hero"
    "You need to buy this book!!!"
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    Rarely does a book capture an emotion in me. This is one of those true stories that needed to be told. If you do not cry several times while listening you have no heart. The writer did an excellent job in telling this story. It will leave you thinking, WOW and why do i complain the silly things that I do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Going Home: The Survivalist Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. American
    • Narrated By Duke Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (1212)
    Story
    (1219)

    If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

    Randall says: "A page turner, if. . ."
    "Love to read book about home."
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    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration was lacking. He should have spent a little time learning to correctly pronounce names and places.


    Any additional comments?

    I grew up in the area that this book is set. I thought it was well written and thought provoking.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5086)
    Performance
    (3091)
    Story
    (3117)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The world needs to hear things like this


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole book is as scary as its is informative. I Really liked that the story is set close to where I live.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

    All were great.


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

    Yes, to many emotions to truly just to pick one.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By James Wesley Rawles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1376)
    Performance
    (1024)
    Story
    (1036)

    America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

    Hugh says: "Accidentally Good"
    "Good information, good story."
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    What did you love best about Patriots?

    The idea that people may be looking at things the way they could be and will try to do something about it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Patriots?

    The whole book has to many moments to just pick one.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    no comment


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

    It made me feel a whole range of emotion, from sad to anger to happy etc.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book to start a way of thinking that is good for the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3411)
    Performance
    (3054)
    Story
    (3083)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Great insight!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A piece of modern history. It reads like a good spy/spec ops novel. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to know what it is really like to to be there and doing it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Easy Day?

    The realization that not just a sad part of history is over, but a part of history that I lived through is complete.


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

    no comment


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

    I did cry several times for several reasons.


    Any additional comments?

    My great thanks and love for the men and women that put themselves in harms way to protect what little freedom is left in this world. We owe them a debt that will truly never be paid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Detachment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (855)

    John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast paced read..."
    "Good story, but sometimes fades a little."
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    Where does The Detachment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 30


    Would you recommend The Detachment to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, The rest of the series is worth it also.


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

    As good as the rest


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Eisler seems to be an intelligent man, his writing will probably get better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soft Target: Ray Cruz, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (293)

    New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiancé, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented.

    Jean says: "Another Action packed story from Hunter"
    "Just Ok, Was hopeing for better."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but only because its the first in a series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Phil Gigante?

    yes


    Was Soft Target worth the listening time?

    Yes, but its not Hunter and companys best.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1463)
    Performance
    (1108)
    Story
    (1117)

    There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

    Tommy says: "The best thing to happen since Mitch Rapp!"
    "Action packed with no silly sex scenes"
    Overall

    Good listen! Mostly believable and entertaining. I agree with the rest that gave it 4 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2989)
    Performance
    (1170)
    Story
    (1174)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Alex says: "The Good, Bad, and the So-So"
    "Slow at first.........."
    Overall

    If I had another book to listen to I would had skipped this one. I did start to enjoy the second half of it , but found the premise totally unrealistic. Entertaining and worth the wait for it to become a good book. Should not be included in any great works of fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3864)
    Performance
    (2879)
    Story
    (2856)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Good Listen"
    Overall

    Entertaining, and fast paced. I would have given a better rating but found some of the book a little to unreal. No one could survive much less fight with the wounds Court recieved.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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