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Hugh

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  • Robert Kennedy: His Life

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Evan Thomas
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    Traditionally, Robert F. Kennedy has been viewed as either the "Good Bobby", who saw wrong and tried to right it, or the "Bad Bobby" of countless conspiracy theories. Evan Thomas' achievement is to realize RFK as a human being, to bring to life an extraordinarily complex man who was at once kind and cruel, devious and honest, fearful and brave. The portrait that emerges is unvarnished but sympathetic, packed with new details about Kennedy's early life and his behind-the-scenes machinations.

    Donald says: "Excellent"
    "Realistic"
    Overall

    The author of this book wrote it with an interest in history, not in mythology. He stated and correctly so, it was not clear that RFK would have even won the nomination had he survived. While the book was tedious at times, so was RFK's life. The author did an excellent job in giving us a real life view of what RFK was like, pointing out his failings as well as his successes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted: Stainless Steel Rat, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Jim was left in the custody of the League Navy, this story opens with him escaping from his prison cell on the League base on Steren-Gwandra, where he is awaiting deportation back to his home world. He has discovered that Bibs, a crew girl from Captain Garth's ship, is also a prisoner. Jim holds Garth responsible for the Bishop's death, and plans to hunt him down, with Bibs' help. Garth is really the crazed Captain Zennor, head of an army which continually defies League peace treaties, and now plans to invade and conquer the planet Chojecki.

    Cliff says: "Good, but losing steam"
    "The Rat saves a planet and perhaps the Galaxy."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favorite of all the Stainless Steel Rat Series. I first read the book sometime back and now enjoy listening to it on Audible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted?

    This of course is the first book that The Rat is on his own entirely. We see that the lessons he learned from The Bishop seem to have stuck and he seems on his way to a glorious career in crime.


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

    I enjoy listening to Phil when he narrates.


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

    I never listen to any audio book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Garth even with all of his soldiers and weapons never stood a chance against The Rat. As we will see later in the series, non of the truly bad guys have any shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3205)
    Performance
    (1880)
    Story
    (1887)

    The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

    Barry says: "Wow! Excellent Bosch thriller!"
    "Harry Bosch"
    Overall

    Bosch has become one of my favorite detectives. As with a lot of Connelly's stories an excellent work of suspense.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6893)
    Performance
    (3166)
    Story
    (3182)

    Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

    Steven says: "Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader"
    "Many twists"
    Overall

    Another well done book Michael Connelly, this time involving the legal game. There were a lot of twists and turns in the book which kept the listener/reader on edge until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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