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Robert

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  • 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
    (644)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (557)

    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
  • Tower Lord: Raven's Shadow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anthony Ryan
    • Narrated By Steven Brand
    Overall
    (1668)
    Performance
    (1578)
    Story
    (1584)

    Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus' vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches by King Janus's grateful heir, he can perhaps find peace in a colder, more remote land far from the intrigues of a troubled Realm.

    Jack says: "The Great Swampy Middle!"
    "Do not read this before you read Blood Song -"
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    What did you love best about Tower Lord?

    It is a remarkable sequell to Blood Song


    What other book might you compare Tower Lord to and why?

    Blood Song


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all


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

    can't say


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next sequell- Can I pre-order it now?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Imperative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    The man Jason Bourne fishes out of the freezing sea is near death, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He awakens with no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia. Then Bourne discovers that the Mossad agent named Rebeka is so determined to find this injured man that she has gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and is now being stalked by Mossad's most feared killer.

    Matthew McLelland says: "Worst Bourne ever"
    "It definaltly was not Robert Ludlam"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes- entertaining


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    no comment


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

    One of the very best-he actually improved the novel with his performnace


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

    None of the above


    Any additional comments?

    Noiminate Mr. Graham for an award

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1605)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (673)

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "I had to return it after 6-7 chapters"
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    What did you like best about The Testament? What did you like least?

    It seemed to be a pretty good story


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    did not get that far


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He could not stay in charactor. He used the same voice as a the charactor that committed suicide eary in the book...........very distracting


    Did The Testament inspire you to do anything?

    return it


    Any additional comments?

    Would not recommend

    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
    (2082)
    Performance
    (1766)
    Story
    (1750)

    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 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3323)
    Performance
    (2942)
    Story
    (2933)

    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.

    Ted says: "Luxury Vehicle… Does It All"
    "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
    Overall
    (4344)
    Performance
    (1890)
    Story
    (1881)

    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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2934)
    Performance
    (1810)
    Story
    (1822)

    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
    (2313)
    Performance
    (2068)
    Story
    (2089)

    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.

    Julius Butcher says: "Fits well into the series"
    "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
    (3125)
    Performance
    (2942)
    Story
    (2943)

    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.

    Ron says: "Great Epic Fantacy"
    "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
    (1622)
    Performance
    (1258)
    Story
    (1264)

    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

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