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Childers

Jacksonville, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Donovan
    • Narrated By James Boles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    In June 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn", George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility.

    Hika says: "Very well done"
    "I Learned A Lot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    All I knew about Custer was from the movies. This 16 hour book was perfect for my 1,100 mile trip. It is an excellent book which told the entire story from all sides. Very informative about logistics and tactics and the major participants. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the time period

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chiefs

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Mark Hammer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1442)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (856)

    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    Old Hippy says: "Absolutely Terrific!"
    "Excellent Story of The South"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This is an intriguing tale of a small Ga town. It is an accurate presentation of small town racial issues and political maneuvering. Plus it introduces Will Lee my new favorite character

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sails on the Horizon: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jay Worrall
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.

    Childers says: "Terrible"
    "Terrible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is awful. I'm a big fan of the fighting sail books and have read all of O'Brian as well as several of Bond, Grundner, Russell and Stockwin. In the other books you can always learn something of history, sailing, navy life, tactics, gunnery - even weather. There was nothing in this book. The plot was weak, the characters uninteresting and the battle scenes silly. It might as well have been classified as a romance novel. I wish I could get my money back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5265)
    Performance
    (2783)
    Story
    (2790)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Save Your Money"
    Overall

    The book is predictible, boring and at least twice as long as it needs to be. I only finished it because I paid for it. Its Randy Wayne White gone bad. Maybe Rapp will turn out to be Doc Ford.

    George Guidall is awful.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The First Rule: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By Robert Crais
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (624)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (202)

    The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

    Mystery Addict says: "Not Elvis but a good listen"
    "OK-But Not Elvis"
    Overall

    I've read and loved all of the Elvis Cole books and both Pike books. I'm done with Crais until Elvis is brought back. This book is cumbersome, dull-everything the Cole books are not. I can see where some would like it but not me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Dragons: Harry Bosch, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (2276)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (913)

    The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

    Derek says: "Not Connelly's Best"
    "Not A Harry B Plot"
    Overall

    I've read or listened to all of Connely's books. The reason I like him is his realism and attention to detail. I like Harry B because he is not a super hero, just a tough, dedicated guy that gets the job done through hard work. Finding a specific room in a Hong Kong hotel through the reflection in a window from a cell phone picture is just not believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Light

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Randy Wayne White
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    A category four hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. Well-known reefs and wrecks have been covered up, and new ones have emerged. The old woman who visits Doc Ford's lab late one night has a haunting story, of a loved one lost while rendezvousing with a German submarine off the coast of Florida 60 years earlier, of her belief that he was being blackmailed and that the storm has given her a second chance to prove his innocence.

    Jens says: "Bear with it...it pays off"
    "Too Long Bad Story"
    Overall

    I'm a RWW fan but this one fell short of the mark. The usual interesting insights but the plot was weak and the narrator sleep-inducing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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