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Phillip

Flint, MI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Telegraph Days

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Annie Potts
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (79)

    Not since the publication of his own beloved classic Lonesome Dove has there been a novel like this one, another big, brilliant, unputdownable saga of the West from Larry McMurtry. Telegraph Days is at once a major work of literature and a completely absorbing read, not just great fiction, but fiction on a great scale.

    Ron says: "Good McMurtry, not great"
    "Great Story."
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    Where does Telegraph Days rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very near the top.


    What other book might you compare Telegraph Days to and why?

    Lonesome Dove Series. Intriguing story, enjoyed the narrator.


    What about Annie Potts’s performance did you like?

    Very Much.


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

    Kept me interested through the entire book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3864)
    Performance
    (3317)
    Story
    (3303)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Very Intriguing"
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    What made the experience of listening to Locked On the most enjoyable?

    The story line is very intriguing and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Lou Diamond Phillips does an outstanding job with all the character voices and making them special.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Clark - one tough dude.


    What does Lou Diamond Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    LDP adds a dimension to the characters that I would not have factored in. His ability to bring the different voice and mannerism to each character really adds to the reading enjoyment.


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

    Made me want to get the next book as soon as I could to keep the story going.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to creative stories and well presented dialogue makes long driving trips a lot more pleasurable.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sin Killer: Volume 1 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (97)

    Against the immense backdrop of the American West, Larry McMurtry tracks the Berrybender's as they make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. Sin Killer is an adventure story as big as the West itself, full of incident, and suspense, as well as a charming love story between a headstrong and aristocratic young Englishwoman and the stubborn, shy, and very American Jim Snow.

    Erin says: "Unemotional characters are brutally honest"
    "Intriguing through the entire series"
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    What did you love best about Sin Killer?

    the variety of characters, the location & time of the story. Currently reading the journals of Lewis & Clark and this fit right in with a lot of what they had gone through.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Whole family of Berrybenders traveling from England to the American west on a hunting trip.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tazmin Berrybender & James Snow at the river on their first meeting.


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

    there are spots that make you laugh (the Indian thoughts about the white man & each other) and there are places that make you sad.


    Any additional comments?

    Lord Berrybender is an egotistical and selfish person and his daughter Tazmin is very sharp tongued and opinionated. They offset each other through the entire book.

    Alfred Molina does a very good job with all of the characters and draws you into the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23690)
    Performance
    (10275)
    Story
    (10357)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Didn't Want to Stop Listening"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the printed version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Intriguing, suspenseful, unexpected twists, difficult to stop listening when reading time was up.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Enjoyed the entire book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Film has been made and I not good on tag lines.


    Any additional comments?

    Not real fond of vulgar content, a lot of detail to set the stage which some might find distracting. Narrator did a very good presenting the characters.
    Plan on reading the other stories in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (1140)
    Performance
    (729)
    Story
    (741)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
    "Good read overall."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the dramatization makes the story come alive.


    What other book might you compare The Hobbit (Dramatized) to and why?

    This was the first one read this way. Will be doing the Lord of the Rings next.


    Which character – as performed by An Ensemble Cast – was your favorite?

    Gandolf


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

    No extreme reaction. It's nice to read a book without all of the profanity and other harsh language.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the characters were hard to understand at times making it difficult to follow the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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