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Jenkins

South Jordan, UT, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 12 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 153 titles in library
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  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2890)
    Performance
    (1398)
    Story
    (1392)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "Best of the last four books"
    Overall
    Performance

    I like all of of these Vince Flynn books. This was the best of the last few. I really like the narrator as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5018)
    Performance
    (3029)
    Story
    (3055)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "One of my very favorite books ever!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So many of these types of books never get into what life would actually be like in the event of a complete cut off of communications. I don't begin to understand the reviews calling it "right wing", etc. It was not political in that sense at all. The narrator was excellent as well. I loved it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Washington: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1613)
    Performance
    (1100)
    Story
    (1096)

    In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

    ButterLegume says: "A sad day when my book was done!"
    "Absolutely Remarkable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent book, excellent narration. Chernow provides a great balance of the somewhat trivial with all the good meaty stuff. Every time I start thinking he is getting just a little too detailed, he wraps it up and moves on. This book, and the Hamilton book, demonstrate just how fantastic a biographer Ron Chernow is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Falcon Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James W. Huston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18 flying over Afghanistan is suddenly diverted and ordered to bomb a building in Pakistan, where a meeting between al Qaeda and the Taliban is taking place. After destroying their target, the fighter jet is immediately hit by Stinger missiles and the pilots eject over Pakistan. They are captured, assaulted, and dragged through the streets of Peshawar. The world is on edge.

    David says: "Simply Excellent"
    "Recommended, with reservations"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I totally agree with Jerry's comment that the narrator sounds like he is shouting. I imagine some guy standing at a microphone for a press conference, you know about how loud and deliberate one would tend to speak in that situation; the whole book is read like that. Fun story, not perfect, but interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Persuader

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2792)
    Performance
    (2017)
    Story
    (2004)

    Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

    Joanna says: "Child at His Best! A Must Read for Reacher Fans!"
    "Not sure about first-person style?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It may be just me, but i really don't like the style of the book being told in the first person. All the characters seem so hollow and incomplete, and the lead character, the one telling the story, comes off as too self important. Oh well, maybe just a personal preference.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extreme Measures: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2968)
    Performance
    (1339)
    Story
    (1353)

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    F says: "Kickass Thriller - With Politics!"
    "Vince Flynn is the best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent story, excellent story teller. This is the best narrator out of about 30 I have listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karl Rove
    • Narrated By Karl Rove
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    From the moment he set foot on it, Karl Rove has rocked Americas political stage. He ran the national College Republicans at 22, and turned a Texas dominated by Democrats into a bastion for Republicans. He launched George W. Bush to national renown by unseating a popular Democratic governor, and then orchestrated a GOP White House win at a time when voters had little reason to throw out the incumbent party.

    Deborah T. says: "Wow! Karl Can Read & Write"
    "Interesting Inside Insight"
    Overall

    If you like the back-story in politics, this book is excellent. Of course it has a point of view. Who doesn't in politics. If you can't stand to read anything positive about Republicans, then read something else. If you want an excellent book from the left, read The Nine by Jeffery Toobin.
    I agree that the author, while certainly a fantastic strategist, is only a fair narrator. (can you say "monotone" without emphasizing a syllable?)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (231)

    In one of the most compelling combat narratives ever written, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, an Army infantry platoon leader in Iraq, gives a teeth-rattling, first-hand account of 11 straight days of heavy house-to-house fighting during the climactic second battle of Fallujah. His actions in the firefight, which included killing five insurgents in hand-to-hand combat, earned Bellavia the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and New York state's highest military honor, the Conspicuous Service Cross.

    Robert says: "As raw as it gets"
    "Great book, extremely rough language"
    Overall

    Once I got started, I couldn't stop; but if I had known how profane the language was going to be, I would have never started. Gripping story. The language was probably real, not just put in for the story, but still very, very rough.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Consent to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3656)
    Performance
    (1678)
    Story
    (1689)

    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    Timothy says: "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"
    "would give it 4.5 if I could"
    Overall

    Love the narrator, and I have loved all three Vince Flynn books so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Supreme Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated By Anne Heche
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (60)

    President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her.

    Jim says: "Comic Relief"
    "Quite entertaining"
    Overall

    I liked the book. The narration was quite good. However, usually I like books narrated by a deep voice better so I can play it at a faster speed. The main character was female though, so it made sense.

    This is my first Buckley book, and I thought it was quite funny. You will obviously like it much more if you are interesting in the ins and outs of government.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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