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JMM

Mystery Lover

Fl | Member Since 2010

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  • The Third Bullet: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (160)

    It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time. Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before....

    lyl says: "Not what reader is anticipating"
    "Time to retire Bob Lee"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Third Bullet?

    Story was tired and boring.


    What was most disappointing about Stephen Hunter’s story?

    I love Bob Lee and have always enjoyed his saga. He is definitely lost his edge and it is time to retire the character. Kennedy assissination again! Really!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Definitely. The reader seemed bored with the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Third Bullet?

    I would have scrapped the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By James Lurie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (135)

    From Mark Bowden, internationally best-selling and acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and the preeminent chronicler of the actions of our military and special forces writing today, comes an intensely gripping account of the hunt for and elimination of Osama bin Laden. With unprecedented access to key sources and his great gift for storytelling, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.

    Jason says: "The story is in the Details!"
    "Listen to No Easy Day...much better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mark Bowden and/or James Lurie?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Bowden again?

    Very disappointing. I found Black Hawk down far more compelling.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Lurie’s performances?

    Absolutely not....I had the volume turned up and still couldn't hear him clearly. What was the need to whisper.


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

    Not really, thought No Easy Day was very interesting and compelling.


    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Lethal Guardian

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By M. William Phelps
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A real-estate lawyer in Connecticut's moneyed seaside communities, Beth Ann Carpenter, 30, had beauty, brains, and success. But she wanted more - namely guardianship of her two-year-old niece, Rebecca, daughter of Beth's estranged sister, Kim.

    Tamara says: "Lethal Guardian"
    "Narrative too confusing"
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    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    What was most disappointing about M. William Phelps’s story?

    This would have been a good story, but it was all over the place in description of events and characters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. Charles’s performances?

    I have tried several of his performances. He is monotone.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lethal Guardian?

    I would have assembled the entire book differently.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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