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Robert Lee

I'm a truck driver that loves Audible! It is a wonderful way to "read" all the books I want to, with out having to stop working!

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  • Desperate Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Nicholas Antinozzi
    • Narrated By Joe Cirillo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

    ken says: "Pretty Marginal"
    "Ok, Not Too Shabby"
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    Would you try another book from Nicholas Antinozzi and/or Joe Cirillo?

    Yes, that's why I gave an overall rating of 4, because I am willing to listen to another one of his books to see if his writing style got better like it did towards the end of this book.


    What other book might you compare Desperate Times to and why?

    If I compared this book to an outstanding book like "One Second After" it would not stand a chance, but I would put it in the same category as "American Apocalypse" in the style and with the narration. That book grew on me kind of like this one did.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Joe Cirillo?

    Mr. Cirillo seemed to do a bit better as he "got into" the story. He still needs to find his style when it comes to doing female characters besides trying to raise his voice and attempt at sounding feminine. Many of the good narrators seem to do a softer version of themselves and that seems to work fine.


    Did Desperate Times inspire you to do anything?

    No, cause I'm already awake, but hopefully it will inspire others to wake up, even a little bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I just hope the next book is better and Mr. Cirillo has found his style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Charm School

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (848)
    Story
    (840)

    Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

    Char says: "Incredibly Good"
    "Slow beginning Great ending"
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    Where does The Charm School rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rank it among one of my favorites that I will probably listen to again. There are only a few books that I have done that with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It increased my interest in old Russia and her people.


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

    Nothing is ever wrong about Scott Brick's performance. He is one of the best narrators


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Then Came War

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By Andrew B. Wehrlen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Following a devastating train wreck, a small group of survivors emerge from the wreckage to discover New York City is the target of an attack and millions of bodies line the streets. Harry Hayward is one of those survivors. He served his country, fought two wars, and in his 80 years on earth could say he had seen it all. Until this day.

    Robert says: "Strong Apocalyptic War Novel"
    "Promising beginning, let down ending"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe, I would warn them that it may let them down.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the kid found and helped all the blind people.


    Was Then Came War worth the listening time?

    It kept me awake. It had my attention in the beginning, then the author seemed to "peter out" on the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like the ending of this book was rushed and there was no closure to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3480)
    Performance
    (1692)
    Story
    (1687)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "One of The Greatest Mysteries Since Jane Marple!"
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    What did you love best about Split Second?

    The many different characters their personalities and how they interacted with each other. David Baldacci did a great job in creating each of the characters and keeping them in step with the twisting story line. The story line was something that was plausible and I could follow the different twists and turns. I especially liked it that the author would let you see some of aspects of the "bad guys" in the story, but not enough to give them away, I like that a lot in a mystery.


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

    The story was a bit slow in the beginning, but the author kept teasing my interest with a little of the "facts" of the mystery just at the right time to make me want more of the story, to hurry up and get to "the who done it". The plot kept me very interested especially towards the end, when I just had to hear the last hour and a half just to find out all of the answers, and I didn't want any distractions so I could see the "big picture". So, I stopped my truck and listened intently to the last of the book so I wouldn't miss a thing.


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

    Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators, and with that said, he made the story even better! I was looking at the later books in this series, and I noticed that Mr. Brick doesn't narrate the last 2 books, and that is very disappointing to me. I love his voice and how he tells a story.


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

    When Sean King and Joan were out on the water in the sail boat. Don't want to give anymore away than that.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book that was narrated by Scott Brick, one of my favorite narrators. I really do love a good mystery, and I think I found another great mystery writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Seth Mnookin
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (82)

    The Panic Virus is a gripping scientific detective story about how grassroots radicals, snake-oil salesmen, and cynical journalists have perpetrated the biggest health-scare hoax of all time. It explores what happens when the media treats all viewpoints as equally valid, regardless of facts, from parents who are convinced that vaccines caused their children's autism to right-wing radicals who believe that climate change is a myth

    tara says: "FINALLY!!! The truth about the vaccine scare"
    "You'll Find Truth in Science"
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    What did you love best about The Panic Virus?

    Well written, used facts to back his points, and chose a good narrator! I felt that the narrator was sitting here having the discussion on vaccinations right next to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The best and most tragic point in the book was near the end when the writer talks of two parents that lost their child due to whooping cough, a sickness that should not be here any longer, due to other parents choosing not to vaccinate their child.


    Which character – as performed by Dan John Miller – was your favorite?

    Mr. Miller read this book well and kept me interested and I had no problems understanding what the writer was trying to convey.


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

    Like I said earlier, one of the later chapters of the parents loss of a child due to others not vaccinating their child.


    Any additional comments?

    Well written and narrated book. If you want to hear the history and facts about vaccinations, this is the book to go to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 77 Days in September

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ray Gorham
    • Narrated By Joseph Morton
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (221)

    On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.

    Jan says: "Depends on what you want"
    "Not Bad"
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    What did you love best about 77 Days in September?

    Joseph Morton, the narrator did an excellent job of reading the story and kept me interested in a story that was a little unbelievable in some parts.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe a bit more on the main characters travels and maybe had a companion with the main character on the majority of the travel.


    What about Joseph Morton’s performance did you like?

    Joseph Morton kept my interest going with his reading. He did a great job of changing characters, especially the female characters. You could definitely tell who was talking by his change in voice.


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

    I had no extreme reaction with this book. Being a truck driver I knew the route the main character was taking to get to his home and the possible run-ins he would have. I was excited about the part when his wife had to defend herself and kids from the local idiot/crazy guy.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad that the author put the weather as an element that the main character had to deal with, because that is something many author's of these types of stories seem to leave out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Closing of the American Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Bloom
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (45)

    In one of the most important books of our time, Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

    Douglas says: "VERY IMPORTANT WORK!"
    "Understanding the cause of our Failing Education"
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    What did you love best about The Closing of the American Mind?

    The Author put quit a bit of Philosophical elements into this book. He discusses many different philosophies and their ideas impact on our society in the 1980's and today. It opened my mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's not a story, it's quite a bit of Philosophical history and ideas that helped me understand why our education system is lacking in so many ways.


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

    It is hard to listen to in one sitting. My husband has this book in print and he said it was difficult to read for him, but I got through this book in one week, which is astonishing for me. The narrator helped me a lot! I've enjoyed quite a few books read by Christopher Hurt and he did a wonderful reading of this book!


    Any additional comments?

    You really have to have your brain working on this one. It is a very mind opening book. Having some knowledge of philosophers and what each one has contributed is helpful.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Third Season

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kc Wayland
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    The tower has fallen. Survivors are scattered, scrambling to find safety and each other. The rest of the world comes into view as the threats continue to evolve. Elements of strength and hope start to emerge - but at what cost? We’re Alive: Season 3 features 12 chapters packing performances and sound effects that rival movies and prove that modern audio drama is undead and well. Join our survivors as they band together, struggle to fortify a safe haven, and discover that zombies are far from the worst thing in a postapocalyptic world .

    Juan says: "An awesome treat! Make season 2 available please."
    "Glad season three is here!"
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    If you could sum up We’re Alive in three words, what would they be?

    GREAT ZOMBIE STORY! I found this podcast originally on Audible when they put season 1 on audible without the commercials that are in the podcast. I listened to season 3 as the podcast because they didn't have it up on audible yet. Now that they have it, I'm listening to it the 2nd time and it's even better!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of We’re Alive?

    The last chapter when the characters are fighting 2 fronts and it seems they are going to loose. It's an amazing story and I can't wait to hear the 4th and last season!


    Have you listened to any of full cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had listen to this cast's performance in the other two season's of We're Alive. The cast is very awesome and you seem to get a mind's picture of each character, what they look like and their personality.


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

    Yes! But, you just can't do it in my field unless you are on a very good stretch of highway with not a lot of traffic and no stops.


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said before, I can't wait til they start the 4th season this fall, and I'll listen to the podcast, but I'll purchase it again when it becomes available on Audible. Thanks Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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