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Chuck

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  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3320)
    Performance
    (3038)
    Story
    (3042)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Refreshing!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Swarm in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful flowing story.....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alamo, because the ship's personality grew throughout the story; and it seems it will continue to grow in upcoming books.


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

    Outstanding narrator. Mr. Boyett brings life to the characters in such a way that I can easily vision the action, tension and celebration of success.


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

    When solutions are develop in the face of hopelessness.


    Any additional comments?

    I congratulate Mr. Larson not only for his story; but his continued effort in pushing his story- writing into the mainstream. Those who have closed a door to his publication attempts have obviously lost an understanding of what the market wants in a good story! Thank you Amazon for opening up avenues for those like Mr. Larson!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (2760)
    Performance
    (2447)
    Story
    (2432)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
    "Wow, great story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Gods of Guilt to be better than the print version?

    Mr. Connelly knocks this out of the park. Once you pick it up; you can't stop. Must read!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7094)
    Performance
    (6176)
    Story
    (6160)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Wow, best storytelling ever!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Remember when your parents told their friends stories late at night around the kitchen table? I remember listening; hanging on every word, able to see the story unfold because the story was great and the story teller simply put some much passion into telling. Ms. Roberts truly has develop such an experience and the Ms. Whelan ensures that you too will hang on every word. If you're looking for an excellent read; this is your book. Wonderful!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shanghai Girls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1318)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (565)

    Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West, where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months) they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant, the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

    Frances says: "Touching, sad, and enjoyable"
    "Epic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is great. It's like "Gone with the Wind." It has laughter, sadness, and struggle. I enjoyed reading about the journey of May and Pearl. The author writes the story in such a way that the reader is with May and Pearl throughout their life. I recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5037)
    Performance
    (2655)
    Story
    (2693)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "Slow beginning; but worthy listen"
    Overall

    Yes, you will be tempted to check this one as NO and why did I download. But, stay with it! You will find a wonderful story teller talking about a great adventure of hope, love and just a great story. I give it four stars only because of the slow start. You'll enjoy!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tim Weiner
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (1964)
    Performance
    (567)
    Story
    (566)

    This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence.

    Michael says: "Flawed but Important"
    "Great, great, great!"
    Overall

    This is by-far one of the best accounts of the last 60 years in American government. If you've every wonder why americans seem to be on the lower end of the food-chain in Europe, well this story will bring an interesting view for you to think about. This is a must reading for american voters. It clearly reveals a running dog, and who did not keep it on a chain. After, reading this, you will be able to better determine who not to put into our Government. Again, it is the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Voyagers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Ben Bova
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    Stoner knew. The fiery object hurtling toward the Earth was an alien spacecraft. But the world might never know. He was trapped in an iron cordon of secrecy, for the discovery had shattered the world power balance, setting off a brutal struggle for supremacy that raged from the sacred halls of the Vatican to the corridors of the Kremlin and the Pentagon. The forces of fear and treachery would use any weapon at their command, from mind war to sabotage, to keep the world in darkness.

    Noe says: "Not Quite "Rendezvous With Rama""
    "Chuck"
    Overall

    I've read the series and must say the best is in the first two books. A surprise in Sci Fi in that I didn't expect finding a wonderful love story. The story sees it way through three great stories which are filled with adventure. I would recommend the series as fun reading for the summer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Station: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joseph Wambaugh
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    They call him the Oracle. He's got 46 years under his belt and more hash marks than a football field. More importantly, he has a crew of cops to look out for on the streets of Hollywood. From his understaffed office at Hollywood Station, he keeps a close eye on his squad who spend their day in patrol cars, and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps.

    wsoxfan2005 says: "Excellent"
    "Chuck"
    Overall

    I think the old master has returned. Yes, this is better than his last and approaches to the level of his novel entitled "Lines and Shadows." The story is a must read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Patriot's History of the United States

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (290)

    Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

    P. Metz says: "About What You Would Expect"
    "Chuck"
    Overall

    This is a wonderful listen! The authors have done a nice job in presenting history thru story telling. It reminds me of cold winter nights when my Grandfather would meet his fellow farmers at the local general store. They would surrond themselves around a coal burning stove and tell stories late into the eveing. Those stories are rooted in my mind because of they way they were told. You'll find the same when you listen to "A Patriot's History of the United States."

    18 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1055)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (533)

    It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

    Chuck says: "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Overall

    If you are looking for a great listen that combines an excellent story with an outstanding story teller, then look no more. Ms. Reed is by far one of the best readers yet! Her talents combined with Ms. Gardner is . . . well I like to think of it, "when the clouds part and the stars are just right." You will not be disappointed with this selection because Ms. Gardner is one of the best authors of the times. Ms. Reed is, again, an outstanding story teller. Thank you both for one of the best works that I've had the pleasure to listen to in a long time!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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