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  • Dead and Buried

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen Booth
    • Narrated By Mike Rogers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Arson: Brutal acts of fire-starting have ravaged the Peak District, and now a new wave of moorland infernos sweeps across the national park. For DS Ben Cooper, the blazes are best left to the fire-fighters, even with the arsonists still at large. Burglary: But when an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub, Cooper is on the case - and he swiftly unearths a pair of grim surprises. The first is evidence of a years-old double homicide. And the second is a corpse, newly dead....

    Mary says: "So depressing and so repetitive"
    "ridiculous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Dead and Buried?

    ...tell half a story...cut it off with no conclusion...call it a 'shocking' ending


    Has Dead and Buried turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just this writer.


    What about Mike Rogers’s performance did you like?

    Unaffected and natural.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead and Buried?

    ...it's already been cut


    Any additional comments?

    ...a stupid effort at being 'original'

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Director

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Ignatius
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (198)

    In David Ignatius' gripping new novel, spies don' t bother to steal information...they change it, permanently and invisibly. Graham Weber has been director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Weber isn' t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center.

    Charles says: "Well Done."
    "more paranoia"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    yes...the plot


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Ignatius? Why or why not?

    no...the 'boomer' mentality resonates throughout all his efforts


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

    saves eyestrain


    Could you see The Director being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    today? sure...


    Any additional comments?

    when will somebody give our security establishment a few kudos, instead of constant BS?

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bleed for Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (261)

    A teenage girl - Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter - comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood. The police find Sienna's father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it's his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing....

    Beverly says: "Outstanding Thriller"
    "Depressing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Bleed for Me?

    ...oppressive and annoying


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

    ...periodically shifted from subjective to objective


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

    ...all-encompassing intensity


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    ...claustrophobia and frustration


    Any additional comments?

    ...fodder for the terminally introverted

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Michael Sturma
    • Narrated By Todd Barsness
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only 14 of its crew of 86 hands alive. After enduring 18 hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their struggle for survival had just begun.

    A User says: "Disjointed & Boring"
    "avoid"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The USS Flier?

    the narration


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    anything else


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    like an automaton


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

    nothing in particular


    Any additional comments?

    someone should edit the narration that knows something about the subject matteri

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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