You no longer follow Tim

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Tim

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Tim

Jupiter, FL, United States | Member Since 2017

423
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 134 reviews
  • 422 ratings
  • 377 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2018
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
13

  • Crashed: A Junior Bender Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses at age fourteen, he's never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years building an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey's porn venture, which someone keeps sabotaging.

    MidwestGeek says: "Sympathetic thief. Fun read. Exemplary narration."
    "interesting but predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I like the characters, but the story is a bit predictable. It also lacks in the area of believability, there are things that just don't make sense, in a "huh" kind of way. As the story comes to an end it loses the excitement, the sense of new. You might enjoy it but you'll want to get to the end, not because it is exciting but because your over the story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Terminal List: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jack Carr
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1651)
    Performance
    (1568)
    Story
    (1560)

    On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

    shelley says: "Make way for Jack Carr!!!!"
    "Better story than Vince Flynn"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Jack Carr finds that magic to make the characters real, interesting or believable; for the most part. The story is a little over-the-top. I think it would’ve been more interesting if Reese had done something but blowup and kill everybody. Although he has a Navy seal and that was his expertise. The story would’ve gained by taking a slightly different direction and exposing the crooked politicians because that would’ve been more painful to them. And example is that Reese’s character would not have detonated a bomb in Manhattan for fear of hurting and I said people that wouldn’t make sense even though he took out a bad guy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Airtight

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Jeff Steitzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he's brutally stabbed to death in his garage. An army of media and law enforcement descend on the case, and thousands of tips pour in from the public. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, things quickly go wrong, but Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. But to one man, Luke is no hero. Chris Gallagher raised his brother, Steven, almost single-handedly, and, certain that Steven is innocent, he won't rest until he sets the record straight.

    Rajesh says: "Why is this not in David Rosenfelt style?"
    "Not up to Rosenfelt's standards"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I hope that David reads this review. It seems to me that the trick to mystery writing is to get the to think "I can't believe that this is happening"... all the while totally believing that this is happening. The story has to be believable while being unique, fiction and intriguing. Once I start knowing what's going to happen or thinking that this just doesn't make sense, you lost me. In this book, I never bought the story that Chris, a war hero and trained military person, going to come back and avenge his druggie brother's death the police; totally based on the words of the deceased's wife. He then kidnaps the police officer's brother? The other challenge with this book is the Narrator. Seems like a nice enough guy, could narrate Whinny the Poo for my kids. Not good for a mystery novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12480)
    Performance
    (10786)
    Story
    (10765)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Eugenia says: "Fun Thriller"
    "Looking for theatrics and a weak plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Look no further. I didn't expect a lot, and this book over achieved. It's just kinda of a stupid, very predictable and poorly developed story. The British accents, which in most audio books, make things interesting, were annoying. Put the Gray man up there with Mitch Rapp, a super hero like no other person on the planet...except superman... wait a minute, maybe the Gray Man is superman! Where Jack Reacher is a bit of an extreme, at least he is interesting. The story just goes to the stupid level and then you can't take it any more and delete the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1884)
    Performance
    (1716)
    Story
    (1713)

    Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not His Best"
    "It had potential but..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Brad has a tendency for being over dramatic, and it all comes out here. He also never sells the story. The premise is that this military mortician recognizes a girl name on the accident victims list from a plane crash. She's someone from a distant past, an orphaned and troubled girl who once, back in Jr High days, pushed the morticians out of the way of danger when a soda pop can was thrown into a camp fire and exploded. Now he's our tracking down and taking on the elite from CIA black ops teams trying to solve the mystery of the plane crash. All because this corpse is an impostor so he's going to track down the real girl, solve the plane crash mystery and save the day. Yeah, right. The story just get's worse, stupid really to the point you find yourself saying I just can listen to this one anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (694)

    Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

    Richard Delman says: "Sheridan takes a lover!"
    "Went from OK, to boring, to just plain stupid"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I get it, it is a novel. It's fiction. But please, make the story believable. This one has a thin plot coupled with a thin story line. You know from the start that the English lady is alive and hanging out somewhere. The raid on the perverts tent makes no sense. The set-up and firing of the game warden is laughable. The conflict between the daughter and 'the English Lady' when found in Lance's cabin is stupid and predictable. The whole story seems to be created to make a point about the downside of windmills as a renewable energy source. It doesn't succeed. Best recommendation... go read fun with Dick and Jane...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6454)
    Performance
    (4796)
    Story
    (4781)

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "A collection of stereotype characters, thin plots "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There is little about this novel that brakes out and takes on a sense of realism. From Rath and his relationship with his partner, the 'terrorist' to the victims. THey are so 'book typical' that they are boring. I just can't buy into the weak story line. Maybe if Vince stopped trying to create super heros and created normal people. Maybe if the conflicts didn't seem so forced or made up. Maybe if I had no imagine of my own or hadn't experienced truly great novels. Maybe then there would be an interesting novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Defector

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1692)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1017)

    Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.

    Douglas Nelson says: "cliffhanger at the end???"
    "The narration killed it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    For openers, stories to typical it’s getting interesting point. It might’ve even been a great lesson. It’s probably a good book to read. The narrator is horrible, he makes it sound like dialogue from the 1960s by moving

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3733)
    Performance
    (3000)
    Story
    (2988)

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Colin says: "Existential leavings"
    "Just got to gory"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The narration was great, the writing excellent. The problem... just to much gore. That and maybe a little one sided. I'm not able to listen to a book that depicts the native Americans as savages, while not necessarily painting the story or the US terrorist - the US Calvary, US Govt, the settlers heading west. This just added to my disappointment and caused me top lose interest.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Red Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29718)
    Performance
    (27685)
    Story
    (27652)

    Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

    Jared G says: "Wow, what a performance and what a story"
    "Hunger Games for guys"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book starts with an interesting storyline. A colony on mars of miners who are preparing the way future human habitation. They live and die in the mines. But it’s a lie. You soon find that Mars has been populated with a society with a strict class structure. The poor serve the rich. The wealth upper class ride on the backs of the middle and lower classes.

    In other words, Western culture, history repeats, it’s the colonization of America, set in mars, 1,000 years from now.

    Should be a good story. Humans are bred and genetically altered for their roles. The golds, the high class, can fly... with wings.

    Our Hero rises from the lowest ranks, a miner. With the help of revolutionaries he’s going to challenge the status quo and topple the ruler.

    It’s a familiar story. I think it got to far fetched. Good fantasy has a magical quality of seeming real, believable even if it all imagined. Like the 1st Star Wars, The Martian and others.

    The story ran out of steam, or I did, with all the genetic manipulation.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Firm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1968)
    Performance
    (1645)
    Story
    (1651)

    At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best in America. But he made a deadly mistake. When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray -- doing 15 years in a Tennessee jail -- already knew. "You never get nothing for nothing."

    william says: "The Firm is a CLASSIC!!!"
    "The movie does no justice... of course"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book is a classic. What a great story. The narration is spot on. Gripping. I really enjoy the hotel hopping along the coast. This is one of the Grisham books I'll listen to from time to time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.