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brian

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  • Skeleton Crew: Selections

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Matthew Broderick, Dana Ivey, Frances Sternhagen
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    Four complete and unabridged selections from the electrifying bestseller read by a stellar group of narrators.

    Dennis says: "Top Dog"
    "50 /50"
    Overall

    The Raft will keep me from swimming for a while for sure. Mrs Todd's Shortcut are roads I wish I could find. The Monkey was liked by my Grandson "kind of". And Gramma rocked us both to sleep!ZZZZZZ!Overall the first two made it worth the money.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Regulators

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Kate Nelligan
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (94)

    There's a place in Wentworth, Ohio, where summer is in full swing. It's called Poplar Street. Up until now it's been a nice place to live. The idling red van around the corner is about to change all that. Let the battle against evil begin.

    Brian says: "Didn't realized this was abridged - don't buy it"
    "I am staying out of Ohio!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It was SK at his Best!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Did have one


    What about Kate Nelligan’s performance did you like?

    It was fine


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

    it was a SK book, move me?


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide in Rwanda

    • NONE (51 mins)
    • By American RadioWorks
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In April 1994, the central African nation of Rwanda exploded into 100 days of violence, killing 800,000 people. Most turned their backs to the bloodshed. Here is the story of those who stayed.

    brian says: "Belgium's Should Be Ashamed!"
    "Belgium's Should Be Ashamed!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, It shows how colonialism has had a affect on the modern World!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Few Who Stayed?

    How the West ignored the whole situation


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, It did.


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

    Sure


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bag of Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2214)
    Performance
    (831)
    Story
    (837)

    Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

    Michael says: "My Favorite King Novel"
    "Poor Girl!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it showed what those who have little should deal with those who have too much!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Death of the Old Man!


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

    His Feelings!


    If you could take any character from Bag of Bones out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The Girl, Because She seemed So Sweet and deserved some Good Life & Times!


    Any additional comments?

    The Writer should have sprouted a Pair and Pushed the Old Man in his Wheelchair in the Lake along with the Wicked Witch of the Dollar!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Give your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Win Blevins
    • Narrated By Michael Taylor
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    This is the true story of America's mountain men, including Jed Smith, John Fitzpatrick, Bill Williams and Jim Bridger, actual people and their actual doings. Every substantial event is verified by journals, newspapers, books and diaries, recording the events at the time.

    Timothy says: "If You Like Stories of America Before It Was......"
    "WOW! So that is what America was built on!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Give your Heart to the Hawks?

    How Tough those People were!


    What other book might you compare Give your Heart to the Hawks to and why?

    I do not know, but I sure would like to read more like this one!


    Which character – as performed by Michael Taylor – was your favorite?

    All of them they were BMF from head to toe!


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

    Anyone where those people could survive those Harsh conditions and keep going!


    Any additional comments?

    It made me wonder if modern Man could last a day, week or a month in the forming of this country?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    Overall
    (2039)
    Performance
    (986)
    Story
    (998)

    The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

    Flavius says: "Hokey But Fun"
    "Better Movie Maker"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    For it to be some other book!


    Has The Strain turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just by the author. Great Movies, Bad Book!


    What didn’t you like about Ron Perlman’s performance?

    He was Fine! It was what he had to work with!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Strain?

    All of them!


    Any additional comments?

    It was just another vampire book, without GDT minds visions like his movies!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16022)
    Performance
    (14180)
    Story
    (14127)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Too Much JFK and Not Enough SK!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about 11-22-63?

    Not enough SK's specials effects


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    Way too many facts and way too little SK's Mind!


    What three words best describe Craig Wasson’s performance?

    Was Just Fine


    What character would you cut from 11-22-63?

    Too Many that I would cut!


    Any additional comments?

    A Disappointment for a SK work. It would have been a better short story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Frank Antenori, Hans Halberstadt
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (174)

    On April 6, 2003, 26 Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance, then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.

    Tomio says: "Excellent First-Hand Accout of SF in Iraq"
    "TOO MUCH 3 Letter descriptions BORING!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Frank Antenori and Hans Halberstadt and/or Patrick Lawlor?

    Only if I needed to sleep!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Don't Know?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He would have been a better instruction mannual narrator!


    What character would you cut from Roughneck Nine-One?

    The Author!


    Any additional comments?

    It was T.O.O. much A.R.M.Y. T.H.R.E.E. Letter desrciptions and N.O.T. enough Feelings! Thats my P.O.V., P.D.Q., Boring, Boring, Boring!

    0 of 1 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
    (381)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    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"
    "It was Like Being there!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does House to House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the Top Ten War Stories!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Solider involed in the Hand to Hand fight to the Death!


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    Any Good Narrator would have been good with that material!


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

    Just to know what it was like to see a man die by your own hand up close and personal!


    Any additional comments?

    It just was another GREAT Book about the latest War of America and How it affects the Young Men we send to fight and die in it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Zucchino
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    Called “the best account of combat since Black Hawk Down” by Men’s Journal, Thunder Run is a no-holds-barred look at the sweep of Baghdad, Iraq in 2003 by U.S. armed forces. One of the boldest gambles in modern military history, the surprise attack on Baghdad by three battalions of tanks and APCs and less than 1,000 men total was the single stroke that is credited for ending the Iraqi war.

    Dr. Jonathan Newman says: "Good reporting, but not a great book"
    "Not What the Press Told Us!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It tells the real story about the Thunder Run!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I found out waht REALLY Happened when we entered into the Iraqi Capital!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Fight on Route 8


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You Will NEVER look at a Highway Interchange the same way AGAIN!


    Any additional comments?

    It showed me How Little we can trust the US press and Network News companies like FOx and CNN!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • We Were One: Shoulder-to-Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick K. O'Donnell
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon became one of the first American forces to enter Fallujah, where they encountered some of the most intense hand-to-hand combat since World War II. Civilians were used as human shields or as bait to lure soldiers into buildings rigged with explosives; suicide bombers approached from every corner hoping to die and take Americans with them; radical insurgents, high on adrenaline, fought to the death.

    Douglas says: "An important story"
    "FEEL IT!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to We Were One the most enjoyable?

    It was told by the young men that live it in their own words and feelings!


    What did you like best about this story?

    They made you Feel the Hurt or War and the Loss of Your Buddies!


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael Garcia – was your favorite?

    All of them touch me in some way or another!


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

    Anytime they entered another House to clear out the Scum that waited to ambush them!


    Any additional comments?

    It is a MUST READ for any American Who Thinks They Know Anything about Iraq!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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