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AXiD

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  • Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rorke Denver
    • Narrated By Rorke Denver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (341)

    Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs - the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed. Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees.

    AXiD says: "Wonderful autobio,but sort of deadpan delivery"
    "Wonderful autobio,but sort of deadpan delivery"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    When he was in BUD/S & when he dealt with the bullies in elementary school.


    What aspect of Rorke Denver’s performance would you have changed?

    He's a pit dead pan and would have liked to have seen more of his personality come through. The story might have been served better by a professional reader like Ray Porter. Loved his narration of Howard Wasdin's & Kevin Mitnick's books.


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

    The BUD/S hallucinations made me laugh.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • With This Ring

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (205)

    With 22 million of her books in print, and 12 consecutive New York Times best-sellers to her credit, Amanda Quick is a phenomenally popular author of historical romances. With This Ring, set in Regency England, sends a beautiful, headstrong woman on a perilous quest for the Forbidden Rings of Aphrodite. To recover her family’s meager fortunes, Beatrice Poole must locate the antiquities stolen from her favorite uncle shortly before his highly suspicious death.

    CAROLYN says: "Good ..... but not great!"
    "Nice Regency mystery"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs Poole and Leo


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

    Haven't heard her other stuff, but she is excellent. Great with voicing men and women and giving them each a unique sound. Very few narrators can do this (Rosalyn Landor is another one who can pull it off), but she does male and female equally well. It was easy to follow along and get wrapped up in the story. I plan on checking into her other work.


    Any additional comments?

    This book really shouldn't be labeled as romance. Yes, there is romance, but it's really a backdrop to the mystery. This book is primarily a mystery with twists and turns. This is not the typical historical romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Laurie Viera Rigler
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom, or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

    Twin2th says: "Delightful"
    "Very charming"
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    What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    Loved her performance. Voices all the different characters well and gives a dry sense of humor to Jane.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scent of Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kristin Billerbeck
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Daphne Sweeten left Paris - and a job she loved - to marry the man of her dreams in the U.S. But when he stands her up on their wedding day, she’s left reeling and senseless. Literally. She’s been trained as a perfume creator and now her sense of smell has disappeared along with her fiancé!

    She has to figure out why her nose isn’t working, fix it, and get back to Paris. Meanwhile, she’ll rely on her chemistry skills and just hope her new boss at Gibraltar Products, Jesse, doesn’t notice her failing senses. They’ll be working together on household fragrances, not posh perfumes. How hard can it be?

    Deborah says: "Best of the three I've read by this author"
    "Billerbeck never lets me down"
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    What did you love best about The Scent of Rain?

    I'm a big fan of KB's for a long time and she never disappoints. This is an excellent book about getting through when life gives you lemons. There's also more to the character Kenzie than meets the eye.


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

    She does an excellent job voicing the different characters and brings them to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2655)
    Performance
    (2407)
    Story
    (2399)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.

    William says: "Rough and tumble Texas boy makes USA proud"
    "Great pacing and narration. Engaging."
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he took down the drug dealer thinking he was an actor in a role-play scenario and when he moons his neighbor.


    Any additional comments?

    Great pacing and I also liked that the book gives his wife Taya's perspective. Her POV gives insight into the sacrifices those left at home go through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Thing I Remember: The Homelanders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Andrew Klavan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember is that he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really?

    Sherry says: "Not Just For Kids!"
    "Riveting story"
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    I don't have a whole lot to add that the item description doesn't already say, but the story is a nail-biting adventure that keeps the listener on edge. Swanson's performance is excellent. Even though this series is considered YA, adults will love it to for the suspense and action.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daisy Goodwin
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (305)

    Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals.

    Maria says: "I loved this book!"
    "Sorry I wasted a credit"
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    This is a story with a lot of unlikable characters and the ones like Teddy, Bertha and Cora who aren't unlikable are merely middling (I didn't come to care about them as much as I should have). Her eventual husband is a d-bag and the end seemed rushed. I don't want to spoil everything, but I was disappointed with Bertha's decision at the end. She was one of the more fleshed-out characters.

    As far as the performance, I wanted to tear my eyeballs out listening to Kellegren doing the upper class British accents. The Americans were okay, but her English aristocrat was annoying as nails scraping a chalkboard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (325)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.

    Alisa says: "Finally on Audible after all these years."
    "Great story and great narration"
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    I already like Linda Howard, but with this book, there are some down right LOL moments (literally)--wait til the condom box scene. Hee! Yes, there is the romance aspect, but it's also a thriller and suspense. It will keep you on your toes and you'll fall in love with the main characters (including the main woman's aunt and mom). You won't regret getting this book. I listened to it on audio (I like audiobooks while I run or do weights) and the narrator is wonderful. You won't regret giving this book a chance. If you like this one, check out her Medina series.

    I guess I can also relate since I grew up in a small town. You'll love Daisy, Jack, Ev, aunt Jo, Todd, etc.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Blehm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (754)
    Story
    (763)

    When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me."

    Karen Knabe says: "Truly the story of a Hero"
    "Buy & listen to this book: Amazing"
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    The narration is excellent and Eric's writing will make you feel like you really know Eric, Kelley and his friends. It's uplifting, poignant and will make you cry. However, reading/hearing Adam's story will make you want to go out and do more with your life. There's also a nice interview with Eric at the end of the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Seal of God

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chad Williams, David Thomas
    • Narrated By Chad Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Just days before Chad Williams was scheduled to report for basic training at the Great Lakes naval base, he turned on the television and was greeted with the horrifying image of his mentor and training partner, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the streets of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad committed himself to completing the US military’s most difficult training to become a Navy SEAL - and avenge his friend’s death.

    AXiD says: "from professional skate boarder to SEAL"
    "from professional skate boarder to SEAL"
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    First, I'm not sure why reviewer Tim was surprised at the Christian aspect of this book since God is in the title. Anyway, It was interesting to see this guy go from professional skate boarder, and stoner to a SEAL. I wanted to cry over the sweet friendship/mentor/mentee relationship with Scott Helvenston (former SEAL and Blackwater contractor killed in Iraq). There were also funny parts from his childhood such as a bad run-in with a homemade 'rocket' made with a paper towel tube.

    There's a lot of technical information such as he goes into detail about diving equipment, technique and firearms.

    I didn't expect the narration of be A+ since this is narrated by the author, but it gives the audiobook a more personal feel.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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