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Jeffrey R. Jury

Austin, TX, US | Member Since 2012

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  • Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By William C. Dietz
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    For the poor, hardworking citizens of the Confederacy's fringe worlds, the Guild Wars have exacted a huge toll. Swayed by the promise of financial rewards, a new batch of recruits joins the fight. Eighteen-year-old Jim Raynor, full of testosterone and eager to make things right at home, ships off to boot camp and finds his footing on the battlefield, but he soon discovers that the official mission is not what he's really fighting for.

    Alfredo says: "Starcraft lovers rejoice"
    "My son loves it, any StarCraft fan might too."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it to fans of StarCraft who wonder where it all begin for Terran protagonist Jim Raynor. It's got a lot of well-written and intricate details on the past of StarCraft. Has good characters. And is just an enjoyable listen overall.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Kaplan – was your favorite?

    The best character performed by the narrator is Tychus Findlay by far. Given that he's the VA for Tychus in StarCraft 2.


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  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3376)
    Performance
    (3026)
    Story
    (3054)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "No easy review."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To those who are interested in operations by special operations units, you should read this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Easy Day?

    I really liked the chapter that covered the Maersk Alabama hijacking, I was interested in learning more about Mark Owen's past, but my favorite part is most definitely the bin Laden raid. Obviously, this is the book about the operation, and you see it coming from a mile away. But it's still so satisfying to see the plug get pulled on the madman who caused the biggest loss of American lives since the Civil War.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Holter Graham?

    Yes. He's a capable guy when it comes to narrating books.


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

    As I usually do, but of course I take breaks every now and then.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    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
    (1195)
    Performance
    (1009)
    Story
    (1021)

    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"
    "A former Delta with a complex background."
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    If you could sum up Inside Delta Force in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating. Worthy. Great.


    What didn’t you like about Robertson Dean’s performance?

    My main beef with Robertson's performance in this audiobook was that he didn't really put any emotions into the characters' lines. It wasn't that the audiobook was boring to listen to, I just wasn't really fond of the performance done by Dean.


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

    I wouldn't say "extreme". But there are some moments that shocked me. Mainly the death of Haney's comrades in the unit.


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a buy. It's got some insight on units around the world similar to Delta Force. Other Delta operations, and it's interesting to see a closer look on the life of one of these guys during their service.

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  • Men in Green Faces: A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gene Wentz, B. Abell Jurus
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (108)

    Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors - and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed. Gene Michaels carries an M-60, 800 rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own.

    Shere says: "Realistic views of Viet Nam missions"
    "A Vietnam War novel that begs the question."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely.
    The reason why I'd recommend this audiobook to a friend is because it's a realistic look about the early days of the Navy SEALs in Vietnam. Throughout listening, it made my ask myself several times: What were we doing in Vietnam to begin with? What bought us to that war?
    It technically wasn't our fight. It was North and South Vietnam's. But that's just me.


    What other book might you compare Men in Green Faces to and why?

    No other book I can think of.


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

    Nothing unique, but he does bring an excellent narration and good performances as the characters throughout the book.


    Who was the most memorable character of Men in Green Faces and why?

    It has to be main character Gene Michaels, he's a very competent man and gets hit hard by the losses of innocent people and his friends. Leading him to revenge against the main antagonist. Col. Nguyen, that's what I think makes him interesting.


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  • Mass Effect: Ascension

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (207)

    It's humankind versus a race of machines bent on harvesting organic life in this second official novel based on the BioWare video game.

    V. Allen says: "A definite for ME fans!"
    "Mr. Karpyshyn does it again."
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    If you could sum up Mass Effect in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, epic, awesome.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It would probably have to be Gillian Grayson. She's borderline autistic but is high-functioning as well but has great potential for her Biotic talents. That's what I think makes her an interesting character.


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    He was real mellow throughout the book and gave adequate voices for most of the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A certain moment between Gillian and her father. I won't spoil it, it's near the end. But it was quite touching despite the fact the situation was going to hell in a hand basket.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd like to see more Mass Effect audiobooks on this site. My son Joseph, my in-house Mass Effect expert, is a huge fan of the games and with these has me interested in learning more about the story of ME.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strike Back

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chris Ryan
    • Narrated By Colin Mace
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In Beirut, TV reporter Katie Dartmouth has been captured by a gang of terrorists. She is to be executed unless British troops are withdrawn from Iraq. A nation holds its breath and the Government is on the edge of collapse. Two men believe they can save her.

    Jeffrey R. Jury says: "Well written, good action moments. A good listen."
    "Well written, good action moments. A good listen."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As a matter of fact, I would.
    Author Chris Ryan brings an interesting story to the table. And while the action scenes are kept to a minimal, they did have me on the edge of my seat. Especially near the end of the book. The characters are interesting, and the plot twist showing the true villain had me in shock for a while. I did not expect that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    If I had to pick. John Porter, the main character.
    He seems like the kind of guy who can get the job done in the prologue of this book in his first mission with the Regiment. Then things go way south and you generally feel sorry for him that the job he longed for for years ended in disaster.
    But when he finally gets out of the London gutters. John gets his head in the game and really goes into ass-kicking mode.


    What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

    I like how he didn't go over-the-top and did the characters in just the right way.


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

    No extreme reactions. But there's a scene around the 3rd act which had me grinding my teeth due to how uncomfortable it is to sit through. Plus there's a love scene which really was in there for no reason which confused me. It's explained, but still. Kinda came right out of nowhere.


    Any additional comments?

    Chris Ryan is a good writer. As a former member of the Special Air Service and Gulf War veteran, he mainly writes books about fictional characters that are part of or formerly part of the SAS. But he does it in a way that keeps you interested. Give it a shot.

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  • Mass Effect: Revelation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (272)

    After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose?

    Grant says: "Enhances the enjoyment of the games substantially"
    "A great insight to where Mass Effect all began."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mass Effect to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't exactly say that. But the audio version is indeed well-performed.
    David Colacci is a good narrator and should do more novels like this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how it gave some more backstory as to how the Mass Effect universe came to be.


    Which character – as performed by David Colacci – was your favorite?

    If I were to pick, probably Saren and Grissom.
    He manages to be real close to Saren's menacing tone of voice and for Grissom does the grumpy old man tone very well.


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

    Yes. I know my son loves these books as much as this series as he's a major gamer.
    I listened to this in one night and took a few pauses and breaks here and there. But it was worth staying up listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing I can think of, no.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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