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Lilly2734

Mentone, AL, United States

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  • Black Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (313)

    In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure, a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus.

    Daniel says: "Ya Gotta Love Him"
    "Although possible, the idea was a bit spooky"
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    I love Cussler so this was just another good book. Chemical warfare is probably in our future so this one really made me think that the way we go may not be pleasant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2473)
    Performance
    (2177)
    Story
    (2188)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    P. Minor says: "Written for a movie script"
    "Loved it"
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    i thoroughly enjoyed the book. I look forward to Baldacci's stories and hope he continues with McLarty and Cassidy. They bring the story more alive. Odd thing is, before I found Audible I was hesitant to read a Baldacci. Now, he's one of my favorites. I look forward to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fade Away

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    For sports agent Myron Bolitar, the disappearance of a man he once competed against was bringing back memories, of the sport he and Greg Downing had both played and the woman they both loved. Now, among the stars, the wanna-bes, the gamblers, and the groupies, Myron is unraveling the strange, violent ride of a sports hero gone wrong, and coming face-to-face with a past he can't relive, and a present he may not survive.

    Mrs. Bobbi Cork says: ""electronic" narration? Slow-paced story"
    "Good ole Myron didn't quite do it for me this tim"
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    I realized once I got into the story that I had read the book pre-Audible. Also realized I enjoyed reading it more. I've enjoyed listening to books previously read but the narration on this left me cold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (738)

    "It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

    C. Telfair says: "Welcome Holiday Diversion"
    "Another Walt and Guidall - I never tire of the com"
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    My review is redundant on the Longmire books. I love Guidall and for me he IS Walt Longmire. I look forward to the next book as I finish one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4965)
    Performance
    (2921)
    Story
    (2907)

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too - and he's certain he's on the right trail. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in.

    Ted says: "Just Right!"
    "Ready for another"
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    Read most of the Harry Bosch books, enjoyed most. But Haller is a nice change. Liked the characters, the story line and really liked the narrator. Hooked me from the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Have Space Suit - Will Travel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (339)

    First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship.

    SGL says: "Classic tale, One of Heinlein's best."
    "Not what I was expecting from Heinlein - Eh"
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    Nothing about this intrigued me. Years ago I read the "Stranger in a Strange Land" era books and loved those. Then he got to the moon trips which grew a bit stagnant after a while. But decided I'd try something more current and I think I'll move on to another author. Hate to dog a narrator but this didn't help any.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye for an Eye: A Dewey Andreas Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (743)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (670)

    In Ben Coes' latest, Eye for an Eye, Dewey Andreas faces the toughest odds of his life as one of China's most powerful men has decided to do whatever he must to take down Dewey - and inflicts a horrifying loss. Andreas - former Army Ranger and Delta - is a man of great skills and cunning. His opponent, Fao Bhang, is ruthless, determined, and with no limit to the assets at his disposal. In this conflict, there are only two possible outcomes. And only one Dewey Andreas.

    Anthony says: "Another Impossible Hero"
    "I knew it, I just knew it"
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    It doesn't pay to fall for Dewey. Figured something was going to happen to bring out the warrior in Dewey and sure enough. Love Dewey, love Coes and I hope there isn't a long wait for the next book. Perhaps I should say I hope there is a next book. Dewey is cranky, mean and indifferent to life which makes for a fun, rough ride. Tough though .. I liked Jessica.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost War

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (851)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (500)

    CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.

    Timothy Spokony says: "This is my new series..."
    "Bit of a reality stretch but makes a good story"
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    I'm really getting into Berenson and with George Guidall it comes out as a dynamic duo. Duplicating a nuke is a bit of a stretch but still makes for a good story. And for me, that's what it's all about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Site: A Delta Force Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dalton Fury
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (804)

    Meet Kolt Raynor. A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, he is still trying to make sense of his life - and duty - after a secret mission gone bad. Three years ago, in the mountains of Pakistan, Raynor made a split-second decision to disobey orders - one that got some of his teammates killed and the rest captured. Now he’s been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men, and himself. But Raynor’s shot at redemption comes at a price.

    Alex - Discerning Consumer says: "Exciting and Vivid!"
    "Decent listen"
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    Enjoyed the listen but Colt seemed to get out of scrapes just a tad too easily. Thought the story line was good but maybe a little more suspense. Same time, since this is Fury's first fiction, not bad. If he writes another, I'll listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1137)
    Performance
    (1017)
    Story
    (1020)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "I was about to give up on Virgil"
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    Seemed like Sandford had run out of steam with Eric Conger being the only saving grace in the Virgil Flowers series. But, I actually enjoyed this after about 20 minutes listening time.

    I liked the idea of a new line but in spite of the meat in this book I don't look forward to Sandford like I used to. Maybe things will pick up from here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1419)
    Performance
    (1287)
    Story
    (1279)

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    G. House Sr. says: "Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree"
    "Rather strange - and for a Pendergast book, well"
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    I'm not sure how to review this one. Pendergast has always pulled the tricks out of his hat and it just seemed a bit off for all the supporting characters to step into the spotlight. Good story but I think I prefer Pendergast holding the cards and remaining mysterious and a bit "other worldly".

    I still enjoy all the stories maneuvering back to the museum and the days of "Relic".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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