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Loren Nancarrow

Loren Nancarrow

San Diego, Ca. USA | Listener Since 2007

  • 2 reviews
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  • 280 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Casey
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories - waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea - including several that approached 100 feet.

    Roy says: "Do the Wave"
    "Waterman's Wet Dream"
    If you could sum up The Wave in three words, what would they be?

    Wet, wild, wonderful! A tremendous story of the ocean's grandeur, and mystery, along with a breath grabbing look at the rare breed of humans who challenge its moods.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wave?

    As much as I enjoy the adventures of big wave surfers, I was engrossed by the historical references, and scientific and shipping details.

    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    Enthusiastic,clear,butchered. Kirsten is a very good narrator, however, the pronunciation, of Hawaiian words, and town names along with nautical terms was really poor. I'm surprised Kirsten, the producer, the publisher and author allowed the audio version to be released w/o better editing.

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

    I suppose, but I enjoy, snippets of every audio story on my commute and errands. Long roads trips with a good audio book are wonderful, but I like shorter sessions too.

    Any additional comments?

    The one poor element sadly subtracts from the overall excellent story and performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Full Black

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

    Sean says: "More More"
    "Ideological garbage!"

    First the good...the action scenes, depicting assaults on terrorist nests and contract hits are well written and suspenseful.
    Next the important: the author's political agenda is so poorly camouflaged as to be embarrassing. This is nothing more than a Tea Party manifesto disguised as an action novel. The author wants us to believe the evil billionaire Standing is representative of today's Progressives, and worse yet a reflection of non profit foundations in the U.S. The "evil doer" is bent on a socialist world order, and is committing countless murders to achieve his goal of world domination by the masses. He becomes incensed when a savvy free market minded financial reporter asks how he can be in favor of worldwide Socialism when he has made billions in a Capitalist system? How DARE she?
    There is a reoccurring theme in action novels these days, repeated ad-nauseam in this novel. Torture is an important and nobel endeavor and anyone who opposes it is a lilly livered idiot and obviously anti-American. The theory is advanced by a lovable, hardworking former member of SEAL Team 6 (how original) so of course we must accept it as gospel. And the author thinks Progressives are anti American?
    Full Black is nothing more than an attempt to advance the authors ridiculous and paranoid view that is popular among the Tea Party fringe waging a red neck revolution in the U.S. I need to donate several times what I spent on this book to my favorite non profit foundations just to feel clean again after being exposed to its extremest doctrine.

    8 of 35 people found this review helpful

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