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Marianne

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  • 9 reviews
  • 29 ratings
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  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • The Son of Tarzan: Tarzan Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By David Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    This is the fourth story in the Tarzan adventure novels. This time it is the son of Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, who leads us away from the sheltered shores of 19th century England, back to the primitive jungle. Young Lord Greystoke quickly asserts his natural authority in the jungle the way an heir-apparent might ascend a throne but not without a few painful lessons. Accepted by his fellow primates, they rename him, Korak “the killer.”

    Marianne says: "Excellent Story Line"
    "Excellent Story Line"
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    What did you love best about The Son of Tarzan?

    Everything


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Korack The Killer (son of Tarzen)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Father and Son reuniting


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

    No, I wanted to prolong the listening of this book, as it was so enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be ordering entire series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3447)
    Performance
    (3014)
    Story
    (3028)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "DID TOM CLANCY FORGET HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL?"
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    What disappointed you about Threat Vector?

    STORY LINE IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW. I'M HALF WAY THROUGH BOOK AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT MALWARE VIRUS WHICH IS GREAT BUT I WAS EXPECTING TO HEAR AN EXCITING "RYAN" NOVEL. DON'T THINK I WILL BOTHER HEARING REST OF THE BOOK. JUST TOO BORING.


    Has Threat Vector turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO, JUST WON'T SPEND MONEY AND TIME ON ANYTHING MORE WRITTEN BY TOM CLANCY


    What aspect of Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance would you have changed?

    NOTHING. HIS PERFORMANCE WAS FINE, IT WAS ONLY THE BOOK THAT WAS AWLFUL.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    LEARNED ABOUT MALWARE VIRUS


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Gus Russo, Stephen Molton
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the killing of John F. Kennedy. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers - the Kennedys and the Castros - who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters.

    Roy says: "Benefit from National Archives"
    "Excellent Read"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    So glad I discovered this book. I learned so much and found that a great deal of research was done by the writer. Many of my questions have been answered.


    What other book might you compare Brothers in Arms to and why?

    For truth and the ugliness of reality I am remineded of To Hell and Back.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

    Robert Kennedy


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

    It gave me hope that it is possible some questions can be resolved at least in one's own mind.


    Any additional comments?

    I am gradually obtaining access to all of this writer's books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder: The Shocking Inside Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mike Gilbert
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    The shocking tale told in How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder is unlike anything you've read before. It isn't Mike Gilbert's "version" of what happened'; it's the unvarnished truth - the truth about O. J., the murders, and the infamous trial, not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was.

    Erin says: "Wow"
    "Very interesting concept on this case"
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    If you could sum up How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder in three words, what would they be?

    Thought book was interesting and brought new perspectives to the case


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder?

    OJ finally going to jail


    What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

    He did a very good job


    If you could give How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Can't think of another title


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (489)

    It is January 1944 - and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

    Corinne says: "Feels real"
    "To Difficult To Stay With"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was just to hard to follow and I found it teadious


    Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Iles again?

    yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't,it just was a boring book


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not that I can think of


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unnatural Acts: A Stone Barrington Mystery, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (190)

    When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case - and an old one comes back to haunt him - he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes…and plan new ones.

    Cill says: "Yawn"
    "Needed more of Stone Barrington"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unnatural Acts the most enjoyable?

    Herbie is growing up and that makes Stone Barrington look like a good teacher


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unnatural Acts?

    The End


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

    Clear Voice easy to listen to


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

    None


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Return of Tarzan

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (45)

    Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis. It was a city of hideous men - and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar.

    Nelson says: "Amazing Book"
    "Enjoyable and Entertaining"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Return of Tarzan the most enjoyable?

    The interaction of charactes and wild animals.


    What other book might you compare The Return of Tarzan to and why?

    This series is one of a kind and impossible to compare to other books


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

    Very easy to listen to. Speach clear and strong.


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

    Neither. It took me back to my childhood when I searched all the book stores with my father because the libraries banned the books.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm happy to have the chance to enjoy the books, this time in audio form.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Command

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Paul Garrison
    • Narrated By Scott Shepherd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (86)

    Reformed from his days of as a covert operative and assassin for the US government, Paul Janson has a new mission and a new partner. Working independently with highly skilled sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, Janson only takes operations he believes contributes to the world's greater good. When his latest job rescuing a doctor abducted in international waters by African pirates goes haywire, Janson realizes he's caught in the middle of something much bigger.

    Marc says: "A "Ludlum Like" Classic!"
    "Story Line was too confusing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Didn't care for this book.. Never did quite understand plot.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Garrison again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Scott Shepherd’s performance?

    Performance was fine. Story Line uneven.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Drop of the Hard Stuff

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (102)

    Edgar Award-winning author Lawrence Block has been named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. A Drop of the Hard Stuff continues Block’s popular series starring New York private detective and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Scudder is already struggling with his sobriety when his friend and fellow AA member Jack Ellery is found murdered. Now the only thing keeping Scudder from the bottle is his obsession with finding the culprit.

    David says: "Too Much...Not Enough."
    "Pretty Good"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Lawrence Block and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    Thought this was a new book in series, but it goes back to his original sober period getting to 1 year of not drinking.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lawrence Block? Why or why not?

    Would have to consider


    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s voice?

    Monotone


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

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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