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Robert

FALMOUTH, MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Third Option: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2133)
    Performance
    (1763)
    Story
    (1748)

    CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.

    William says: "A great novel nearly ruined by the reader."
    "A rip off-50% of what you would expect from Flynn"
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    Would you try another book from Vince Flynn and/or Nick Sullivan?

    YES-I am a big fan


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

    no


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    What character would you cut from The Third Option?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I have read many of the Mitch Rapp series-this is the first one that I will return. It was only 50% of what Vince Flynn writes-it left off in the middle of no where.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1977)
    Performance
    (1678)
    Story
    (1661)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Mr. Connelly values money more than integrity"
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    What disappointed you about The Black Box?

    Book 17 ended as a cliffhanger.The narrartor said" This book is over but the story isn't....."
    Get The Drop book 18 in the series". I did and there was absolutely no continuation of the story as promised. Dissapointed and disilusioned


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    .................won't be anything by Connelly-good bye Harry Bosch


    Did Michael McConnohie do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    did a fine job-jut had the wrong characters-I don't think he wrote it


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

    Anger and dissapoint! I kept waiting for the segway to the end of the previous book and it never came.


    Any additional comments?

    No-I am done with this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (2989)
    Performance
    (2649)
    Story
    (2632)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Jane says: "Definitely entertaining. I had some smiles."
    "Too much mention of personal family issues"
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    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    low middle


    What other book might you compare The Gods of Guilt to and why?

    I can't think of any


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

    He is ALWAYS great!


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

    How to get by as a lawyer with a disfunctional family


    Any additional comments?

    Still a decent story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brass Verdict: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4210)
    Performance
    (1772)
    Story
    (1763)

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

    Jeff says: "Five Star Book; Three Star Narration"
    "I love this guy's work"
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    If you could sum up The Brass Verdict in three words, what would they be?

    only two words "read it"


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Two Character's-This is the first book of Mr. Connelly's that I read where Harry Bosch and Mikey Holler were in the story together- Wher Harry was introduced into the stroy, I felt as though I knew him. Nice touch. I just downloaded another boook with the pair in it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Harry was introduced


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

    No extreme reaction-simply admiration to the talent of author and performer


    Any additional comments?

    I have "read" hundreds of audio books. Mr. Giles is among the top five performers in the art in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2: Harry Bosch, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2695)
    Performance
    (1593)
    Story
    (1605)

    Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Good Listen"
    "Harry at his best!"
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    Where does The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read so many excellent books this is not easy to determine. However, I'd say in the top one third.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2?

    The ending as usual


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

    Harry of course


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

    don't want to spoil it for another reader


    Any additional comments?

    I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys Mitch Rapp

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2016)
    Performance
    (1804)
    Story
    (1820)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Adegoke A. Adeyemo says: "Finally found out about Kiev!!!"
    "I nearly returned it after the first Chapter"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, I don't think so. The lead character is a bit over the top to be beliveable. I am a fan of tough resourceful characters I.e Rapp, Bosch and their awesome abilities. I think the Gray Man was a little bit closer to Batman. However, I decided to stay with it and it unfolde into a good story.


    If you’ve listened to books by Mark Greaney before, how does this one compare?

    First one


    Did Jay Snyder do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I gave him a three-pretty good job


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Song: Raven's Shadow, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2166)
    Performance
    (2052)
    Story
    (2049)

    The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

    JPaladin says: "Wonderful Epic! Mature and well-written."
    "Amazing! Truly one of the best books ever"
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    Where does Blood Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 ever!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vailin-he was very badass and cool


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

    I don't know about others but in this he was fabulous


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

    Epic masterpiece


    Any additional comments?

    Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1500)
    Performance
    (1143)
    Story
    (1151)

    There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

    Tommy says: "The best thing to happen since Mitch Rapp!"
    "Awesome!"
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    What did you love best about Power Down?

    One of the very best Ihave read! I look forward to Mr. Coes' next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Power Down?

    When I learned why it was the reaon for the title


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

    Mr. Hermann's perfofmance added so much to the enjoyement of this book it is difficult to measure. I have listed to many performaces from amazing narrators. If he is not the best that I ever heard, he is certianly tied for the lead.


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

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    I will wait a while and re-read it. I recommend it to Vince Flynn fans as a possible successor. I will miss Mr. Flynn's novels very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sacred: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaroto find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor.

    RKM says: "A pure page-turner"
    "Not his best by a wide margin"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Sacred? What did you like least?

    Jonathan Davis' pefromance


    What could Dennis Lehane have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Spent some more time with it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't recall


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

    Maybe-the screenplay may be better


    Any additional comments?

    I think Mr. Lehane is among the very best authors out there today -and a personal favorite of mine. However, this book was uninspired. I am looking forward to his next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (507)

    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    cristina says: "Plot without characters"
    "I can't believe this book came from Mr. Archer'"
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    What disappointed you about Best Kept Secret?

    Everything! I have been a huge fan of Mr. Archer. However,this is sad ending to a great Novel


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffrey Archer again?

    not sure


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox ?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I refused to continue wasteing any more time listening to ths nonsense. If it had been an unkown autror it never would have been published. Shame on him! .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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