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Marguerite

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  • Freezing Point

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Karen Dionne
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (45)

    Salvation and annihilation meet at one degree.One man's dream of providing clean drinking water for millions, tapped from the polar ice, sparks a conflict of humanity, science, big business, and environmental extremism. But no one can foresee the true danger hidden deep within the ice, an enemy more deadly than any could imagine, and an apocalyptic horror mankind may not survive.

    Cadmentr says: "Freezing Point will have your blood running cold"
    "A bit shocking but good."
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    What made the experience of listening to Freezing Point the most enjoyable?

    A well done complex tale. I learned some things.


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

    Three sittings was enough. I needed the rest.


    Any additional comments?

    I will recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (966)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (848)

    Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

    Theodore says: "Shakes you to your very core."
    "Survivor is a great listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Survivor the most enjoyable?

    I have never had a Hurwitz book and I was so pleasantly surprised. Such an interesting and action packed book but so human. Nate's trials, tribulations and thoughts were super believable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Starting to commit to his own death and coming back to foil a bank robbery. Outstanding twist.


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

    Yes. I could scarcely turn it off. Narrator, Scott Brick is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    I will read more of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Steiner
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (565)
    Story
    (565)

    It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

    PHIL says: "Wide-ranging, non-technical"
    "Not my usual."
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    Any additional comments?

    I found this very interesting. I was amazed at the new info for me. I really liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (878)
    Performance
    (593)
    Story
    (606)

    A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.

    Louise says: "Outstanding"
    "Not what I expected"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have many Nora Roberts books. I generally like them a lot. For me there was too much sex. The story wasn't as good. The characters were a bit rough and angry. This won't stop me from getting more because this is the first one I haven't liked


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Roberts again?

    I already have two more ready to listen too.


    What three words best describe David Stuart’s performance?

    David was Okay. Not remarkable but not bad.


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

    I guess it was full of hope and personal change.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to realize this was her first, I think. She sure got a lot better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (172)

    With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming. But a new evil looms on the horizon.

    Cheryl says: "Great Series!"
    "Powerful writer"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a bible based writer and although not so much religious faith but historic religion tied to current events. I loved it. The story moves well and has a lot of information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His writing seems logical and the story carried a lot of information.


    What does Patrick G. Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Patrick puts the right drama for each character. He also speaks with urgency that carries you away with him.


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

    Hero and heroine captured, separated, tortured. A real tense time.


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to all of Rosenberg's series. I hope the next two are as good as the last two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arctic Drift

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (172)

    A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war...NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

    Tundrabeast says: "Intersting But Not Solo"
    "Cussler is the best"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For those who love adventures that put you on the edge of your seat, this is terrific.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The story is rich in information. The twists and turns give you the feeling that our heros will never win. Then, just as all hope is gone, the solution is there. You can breath again.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Scott Brick does a great job defining the characters in the story. I so admire his articulation.


    Any additional comments?

    I would read any Cussler book and this one was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poseidon's Arrow: A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (652)

    It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp.

    Karen says: "Another great adventure for Dirk"
    "Poseidon Arrow"
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    What made the experience of listening to Poseidon's Arrow the most enjoyable?

    This was a great novel. So many parts to the story. A book I couldn't stop. The narrator was excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Poseidon's Arrow?

    When the Captain was named Clive Cussler.


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

    I could listen to him all day.


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

    I didn't want to stop listening to this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I now will go back to all the Dirk Pitt novels recorded by Scottt Brick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Michael Bennett: Michael Bennett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (496)
    Story
    (500)

    Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett's lifelong friend, Hughie McDonough, dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City - and to get revenge on Michael Bennett. To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family's cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers, they step into a nightmare.

    JACKIE says: "Disappointing"
    "Great book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of I, Michael Bennett to be better than the print version?

    The narrator was very good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael and the kids.


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

    All the Cross nd Bennett books are super thrillers. Yet the scenes with the families are so real and so human. They give the deceptive and me a welcome rest dorm horror.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2443)
    Performance
    (1070)
    Story
    (1077)

    John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

    Ramon says: "Great story with nice twists"
    "Excellent read."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hell's Corner to be better than the print version?

    No


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. So many twists.


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Extra drama.


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

    I have already listened again. I will keep this as a favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    For me this is a don't miss. I have already recommended it to family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inmate 1577

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Jacobson
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    When an elderly woman is found raped and brutally murdered in San Francisco, Vail heads west to team up with SFPD Inspector Lance Burden and her former task force colleague, Detective Roxxann Dixon. As Vail, Burden, and Dixon follow the killer’s trail in and around San Francisco, the offender continues his rampage, leaving behind clues that ultimately lead them to the most unlikely of places: a mysterious island ripped from city lore whose long-buried, decades-old secrets hold the key to their case.

    David says: "I liked it!"
    "Uneven."
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    What did you like best about Inmate 1577? What did you like least?

    Over all two good stories that meet. Inmate and son story was better than the police story. I found that pretty uneven. Decisions made be the heroine were often not believable. I didn't warm up to her.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alan Jacobson before, how does this one compare?

    First.


    Did Christina Traister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I liked much of her narration except the dramatic yelling.


    Was Inmate 1577 worth the listening time?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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