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  • Locked On

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (52)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can - even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Amazon Customer says: "Classic Tom Clancy"
    "Classic Tom Clancy"
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    Would you listen to Locked On again? Why?

    i really like the abridged version of Tom Clancy books. the action is not dragged down by information that i do not need, or can get by reading the book, and i enjoy listening to them again and again.

    NOTE: i first tried to down load this book in enhanced format. it would play for 50-55 min. and stop. i repeated the down load with the same results 4 times. finally i downloaded format 4 version. and it played.


    What did you like best about this story?

    i can stay interested in the story.


    Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Lou Diamond Phillips is excellent. i condersider him one of the best.


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

    if i had enough time, yes. but, i can spread my enjoyment over 2 days.


    Any additional comments?

    get rid of enhanced format. i have had repeated trouble with. it does not sound any better then format 4 and uses 2X the memory

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Jules Verne

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    An entertaining look at the life of the French author of such fanciful travel and science fiction tales as 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. Includes interviews with Count Piero Gondolo della Riva, vice president of the Jules Verne Society; author Walter Miller; and Verne's great-grandson, Jean.

    Amazon Customer says: "Interesting"
    "Interesting"
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    Would you listen to Biography again? Why?

    Yes, i like to learn about many of these people, and their histories. it gives me a greater enjoyment to understand where they are coming from.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Jefferson says: "Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
    "sad"
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    What was most disappointing about Oscar Wilde’s story?

    his morbid approach. i found the story line to be bad and not to my taste


    How could the performance have been better?

    change the material. After listening to Centerville Ghost, i thought Oscar Wilde would be a great listen. but i was sadly mistaken.


    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (448)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
    "Poetical"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Odyssey to be better than the print version?

    it is better then any of the translations i have tried to read. One thing Robert Fagles got right is that he made it sound poetical. The Odyssey was written as poetry, and so this sounded.


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was easy to listen to and follow the story.


    Any additional comments?

    i will be looking for more of Fagles translations of the classics

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Against All Enemies

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance? The Taliban is trying to exploit a Mexican drug cartel to which they supply opium as a means to bring the fire of jihad to the hearts of the infidels. It is up to Moore, and his team, to infiltrate and dismantle the drug cartel, even as they hunt for those who would bring the ultimate terror and destruction to the streets of America. In a story that races from the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S.–Mexico border, Tom Clancy once again delivers....

    Amazon Customer says: "The Jack Ryan saga continues"
    "The Jack Ryan saga continues"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they are a fan of tom Clancy his Jack Ryan character.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of Jack Ryan Jr.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated By Annie Jacobsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1419)
    Performance
    (988)
    Story
    (996)

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

    A User says: "Reality, always more interesting than fiction."
    "Finally some facts rather than fiction."
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    If you could sum up Area 51 in three words, what would they be?

    What really happened


    What did you like best about this story?

    the facts. i had known some bits and pieces. but this put it all together.


    What about Annie Jacobsen’s performance did you like?

    She is easy to listen to.


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

    no, in fact i sometimes backed up to get the facts straight. but it was fun listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13311)
    Performance
    (5734)
    Story
    (5808)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Interesting"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    it was ok. i listen to books while i drive so this is a side issue


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (647)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    Robert says: "Nothing like Scalzi's old man's war."
    "i do not follow the series"
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    What did you like best about The Sagan Diary? What did you like least?

    i do not follow the series, so i did not enjoy it as much. but i believe it brought some of the characters in a different way.


    Did The Sagan Diary inspire you to do anything?

    it made me somewhat curious about the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1054)
    Story
    (1065)

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    Darwin8u says: "Informative & Entertaining Memoir >|< Myth"
    "First hand account"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you want to read about the lives of our soldiers. it is interesting to know the level of commitment it takes to be the best. these men are amoung the best at what they do. i am glad that we have such commited men and women here in the United States.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the first hand account about the people, the different perisonallities that make up our special forces, and the important work that they do. I thank GOD that we have such men and women.


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

    the oppertunity to here the story. i do not have much time to sit and read, so as i am driving, i listen to books.


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

    yes, and i will listen to it again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1812: The Navy's War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George C. Daughan
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (234)

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean but America's war fleet, only 20 ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war.

    K. Winters says: "Fantastic, if complicated, account of the war"
    "Poorly researched"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    proper research. example: the author describes Alexander Hamilton as wanting a king in the United States. anyone who has read even the small amount of his writings as i have will know that this is completely false. he was opposed to such a person.


    What was most disappointing about George C. Daughan’s story?

    see above


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment. clearly the author is intent in rewriting history. also, i am interested in that period, the navy, and the lessions learned.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Red Storm Rising

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By F. Murray Abraham
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Members of the Politburo and the KGB devise a brilliant plan of diplomatic trickery - a sequence of events designed to pit the NATO allies against each other - a distraction calculated to enable the Soviets to seize all the oil in the Persian Gulf. But as this spellbinding story of international intrigue and global politics nears its climax, the Soviets are faced with another prospect, one they hadn't planned on: a full-scale conflict in which nobody can win.

    Amazon Customer says: "Red Storm Foiled by Abridgement Manuver"
    "To Short"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Storm Rising to be better than the print version?

    i like Tom Clancy abridged books for audio, because they hit the high points with out all the stuff that bogs down his books. this book has to much cut out. i like the format, it is just to short for me to enjoy.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tom Clancy? Why or why not?

    Yes, his books can be listened to again and again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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