You no longer follow John

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 John

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

John

United States | Member Since 2006

ratings
6
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
25

  • Bullseye: An Original Will Robie/Camel Club Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (255)

    In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club. Will Robie is closing in on his next target when he finds himself in the middle of a bank heist - and he's taken hostage alongside Oliver Stone. But is this just a simple bank job, or are the robbers after something even more valuable - and dangerous - than the cash in the vault?

    Linda says: "Love Baldacci"
    "Nice little appetizer from Mr Baldacci"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Bullseye the most enjoyable?

    I never though of the blending of Will Robie and Oliver Stone.


    What other book might you compare Bullseye to and why?

    I am not sure there is a comparison since this is essentially a short story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The finale, which leads me to believe there is more to come and we might see Oliver Stone and his Camel Club working with Will Robie again. Hope so!


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

    I dunno...use the title.


    Any additional comments?

    More, More, More

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terms of Enlistment

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (380)

    The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

    DAVE says: "Solid military sci-fi."
    "Right On Target"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Terms of Enlistment the most enjoyable?

    Good Story combined with excellent narration.


    What other book might you compare Terms of Enlistment to and why?

    Marko Kloos is as good or better than John Ringo or David Weber. I hope this is a start of a series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was a Marine and a D.I. and the boot camp scenes were pretty good. There was a lot of difference between our ultra controlled boot camp and the one in Mr Kloos's book, but I can see how his would have been effective, plus his had the advantage of "washout" which meant going back to a life of extreme poverty and desperation. Those with nothing left to lose make the best recruits.


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

    I was disappointed that the book ended. Been a while since that happened.


    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Under a Graveyard Sky: Black Tide Rising, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (227)

    Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne "zombie" plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia, and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope.

    Jason says: "love it"
    "Mr Ringo does it again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    I was pleasantly surprised that the protagonist's two teenage daughters were actually the center of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every one of them. Prepare to go sleepless for a few nights!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (112)

    The Year is 2040. The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves. Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war.

    Douglas says: "Fun space opera"
    "It could have been a lot better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The publisher probably should have had a real Marine ghost write it for William Keith (aka Ian Douglas)


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ian Douglas? Why or why not?

    Maybe, but I will not listen to anymore in this series.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stark's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Eric Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (702)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (457)

    To seize the moon from foreign powers--and keep his men alive - Sergeant Ethan Stark must choose which orders to obey - and which to ignore.

    Greg says: "Heavy-handed"
    "An Jr High School Student could have done better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Stark's War better?

    Less complaining. It us clear that Jack Campbell was using this book to complain about his perceived state of the US Military and government, but it was a ham handed effort.

    I have read his Lost Fleet Series and no where did the first Stark book come up to that standard. I just regret that I had purchased the second in the series at the time. Too bad Audible doesn't have a money back policy of some sort when a book disappoints to this extent.


    Has Stark's War turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


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

    Poorly


    What character would you cut from Stark's War?

    All of them.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robopocalypse: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Wilson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1408)
    Performance
    (1031)
    Story
    (1034)

    In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - a single mother, a lonely Japanese bachelor, and an isolated U.S. soldier....

    Raxxillion says: "OMG! The hyperbole is the GREATEST EVER!!!!!"
    "Written by a High School Student"
    Overall

    Too many characters and not enough depth. It is Hard to believe it is Unabridged.

    2 of 4 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.