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Gil Gilbert

Member Since 2007

  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015

  • The Third Target

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By David de Vries

    When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have the weapons? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or could it be Jordan?

    Amazon Customer says: "This Book Should be Labeled Christian Literature"
    "Personal religious beliefs a distraction"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or David de Vries?


    What could Joel C. Rosenberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not interjecting his personal religious preferences.

    Have you listened to any of David de Vries’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Narrator was very good.

    Any additional comments?

    If your not Christian, this book is not for you.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dead or Alive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

    Jean says: "Dead Or Alive"
    "Classic Clancy"

    How does he do it? The characters, the drama, technology, today's headlines all wrapped up in a concise package and Lou Diamond Phillips is the best narrator I've heard in my many years of audiobooks.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson

    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.

    Mark says: "Good Book - Not Typical Grisham"
    "Sorry John..."

    Count me in as one of the millions of worldwide fans of John Grisham. Like my fellow readers, I wait with great anticipation for his next book. I love his conversational writing. I can picture every scene as he describes them. He may be the best legal thriller writer of our day.
    When I heard of "The Innocent Man", I was delighted. When I downloaded and listened, I was very, very disappointed. The book turns out to be a rehash of a previous book by another author and the subject of a PBS "Frontline' piece in 2002 about a wrongly convicted man..
    The book is a narration of transcripts and court testimony from the trial. There is little to no dialog. There is no character development or interaction. There is no plot.
    John's author notes at the end of the audio address some of these issues. The problem is that we should have been able to have read these notes before purchase.
    "Frontline" told the story in one hour while Grisham chose to stretch it out over several hours. It is simply boring testimony.

    But, fear not, I will still wait in anticipation for John's next book. I just hope he stays away from real crime and court testimony and goes back to his "paint a portrait" fiction.

    26 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Last Car to Elysian Fields

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Dave Robicheaux, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he returns to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially.

    Joseph says: "Another winner."
    "Elysian Fields"

    Love...Love ...Love James Lee Burke's writing and his characterizations. The narration on this particular book, though, was brutal. Very slow and slurry readings and very hard to understand. I had to keep backing it up to understand pivitol messages.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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