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Wayne

like thrillers, spymasters, espionage, some sci-fi. S.M. Stirling, Lee Child, W E B Griffin, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By G. Michael Hopf
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (267)

    For Gordon Van Zandt, life was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism soon vanished, one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past, but must now face a new reality thrust upon him and his family.

    North America, Europe, and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage

    Jan says: "So Dissapointed"
    "A poor attempt"
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    What disappointed you about The End?

    The hero is not a hero, he is a self serving greedy person looking out for himself and the He** with neighbors and others in need. This is a lead in to other books to come and leaves you hanging at the end, I won't bother with any of the books that will follow.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I like post apocalypse but not this one. I like S M Stirling more.


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

    He did a good read on a poor book.


    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Vatican Knights

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Rick Jones
    • Narrated By Russ Offenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    While on a visit to the United States, Pope Pius XIII is kidnapped by a terrorist cell calling itself the Soldiers of Islam. If the United States and its allies do not meet their demands, they will execute the pope. FBI Specialist Shari Cohen is called to duty to track down the terrorist cell responsible, and she soon learns that she is not alone.

    Deep behind the Vatican walls, a secret order dispatches a clandestine group of elite commandos known as the Vatican Knights. Their mission: bring the pope back alive.

    Wayne says: "Overused adverbs"
    "Overused adverbs"
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    Would you try another book from Rick Jones and/or Russ Offenbach?

    The author seemed to go from one over "adverbed" and "adjectived" description to the next, dialogue was very stilted and description of fight scenes were no where close to believable. This type of thriller often stretches the imagination but this one went too far.

    The narrator fit the text but this will be the last Rick Jones for me for some time.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    John Sanford's newest Virgil Flowers mystery.


    What three words best describe Russ Offenbach’s performance?

    Steady


    Did Vatican Knights inspire you to do anything?

    NO


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Echo Burning

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3378)
    Performance
    (2410)
    Story
    (2416)

    Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

    She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

    Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

    Tammy says: "Not his best"
    "Great story"
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    If you could sum up Echo Burning in three words, what would they be?

    Many plot twists


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Jack Reacher is the hero and my favorite. Dick Hill does a great job with the character.


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

    Yes


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11605)
    Performance
    (10379)
    Story
    (10347)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "A good fantasy read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hounded to be better than the print version?

    There are witches, warlocks, and now the druids have arrived. The audio presentation is excellent. I especially liked the characterization of the dog!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?

    The final scene when the dog gets his greatest wish!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Druid is forced to take on an apprentice, leaves you anticipating the next book in the series.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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