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Shawn

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Carrollton, TX, United States

ratings
272
REVIEWS
30
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
11
HELPFUL VOTES
57

  • Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2396)
    Performance
    (2130)
    Story
    (2128)

    When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

    Kevin says: "Story was interesting but sooooo drawn out"
    "I feel like I was robbed"
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    This Book was dressed up as a newly released Lee Child: Reacher Novel.
    The narrator butchered this book. I feel like a fool for the fact I had bought it a year ago. It was presented in a manner that allowed me to not check my Reacher series.
    I am ultimately at fault, this I can admit.
    My ears still burn with the noises that Mr. Jonathan McClain made of the voices throughout the entire novel. I am certain he could perform well in a different genre, because of the redeeming quality I heard in the freeform pure narration parts but not the actual characters voices. This books intensity was displaced due to the characters being delivered in a cartoon like fashion.
    I have never written a bad review because the books I have not liked are books that are not in my taste. Yet this time I am actually disturbed, and feel if someone had listened to this book with it’s Narration it may ruin the fantastic talent, and action Lee Child brings to life in the Reacher Series.

    23 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Found: Mickey Bolitar, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (156)

    It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him... and then there's Ema's surprise announcement: She has an online boyfriend, and he's vanished.

    Amazon Customer says: "So good and a twist you will never see coming!"
    "Great story"
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    Mikey Bolitar series is an extremely great precursor to Myron Bolitar. and the talented Cobens skill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31381)
    Performance
    (24571)
    Story
    (24657)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "So much to follow yet so fine "
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    this novel is the first in many other fine works worthy of the term, "masterpiece" that I have listened to. the last few hours were fantastic and yet I feel I must relisten in order to follow the authors storyline. The key characters in the beginning were lost to me in the story line.
    Beyond that, I feel that this is a must read and worthy of great praise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Proven Guilty: The Dresden Files, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6210)
    Performance
    (4830)
    Story
    (4814)

    The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

    Darran says: "Great listening experience"
    "Amazing"
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    Read this series in sequence to Truely get the full effect.
    there are so many turns and twists I can't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Peril: The Dresden Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8179)
    Performance
    (6270)
    Story
    (6260)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

    Lakejewel says: "Spike makes good"
    "As the books go by..."
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    I have so much to say about this series so far.
    The Dresden Files are so far outside my "norm" I am thankful I pressed "Purchase" one day. Love it! Hate it! 1 thing I will state; you will have deep feelings about these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9480)
    Performance
    (7393)
    Story
    (7366)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Fun, impossible and yet it becomes addictive."
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    The series is a Rollercoaster of impossiblliy if you where to try to explain the action. Yet when listening you become a character within the madness. I love the escape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2618)
    Performance
    (2290)
    Story
    (2278)

    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    R. Conley says: "Thank You Mark Greaney!"
    "Buy them all!"
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    always makes the listener love it.
    the whole series has been a complete treat from first to last sentence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Lonely Resurrection: John Rain, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (155)

    All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by "natural causes," no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job - eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself - Rain knows he can't refuse. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn't trust, Rain pursues his quarry into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza.

    shelley says: "Better the second time around"
    "I simply love this stuff"
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    This series has truly filled a void that 200+ Books, and many of those in a "Series", had seemed impossible to find again.
    I met John Rain a long time ago in a single 1 time buy. I didn't realize or simply find any more in the John Rain exploits.
    If you enjoy espionage, Hunting and Killing of the bad guys, this series is for you. Eisler creates the feeling like you can "experience" the surroundings of Countries in this world that few seem to write about. (Other than the many History, and Classics) I am hooked and Rain is someday going to merge with another set of Novels in a similar Series.
    Buy these, you will thank me. IF YOU LIKE the ADRENALIN.
    Eisler as a narrator? it is an easily odd transformation from, a middle of the road narrator through to a "must have voice".
    Book one is a good place to start. A Clean Kill in Tokyo.
    Only someone who has genuinely experienced this land can take you on the ride your will be HOOKED on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enraged: Jonathan Quinn, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (313)

    The rescue on Duran Island did not go as planned. Jonathan Quinn knows that someone is responsible. That someone decided throwing people Quinn cares about into the line of fire in a cold-hearted act of self-preservation was a good idea. He also knows that this someone has made a serious mistake. Because when Quinn gets mad, the last place anyone should ever be is in his crosshairs. He will not stop until the guilty pay. Sometimes revenge is best served now.

    Kathryn says: "Quinn is back"
    "A decent book"
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    I enjoyed this and will say it is not the "Masters" skill and teeth grinding experience but non the less and good Cash purchase

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Widow's Strike

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (151)

    Compared to such luminaries as #1 New York Times best-selling authors Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor delivers edgy and adrenaline-drenched military thrillers. The Widow's Strike pits Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill against a Chechen suicide bomber intent on releasing a deadly, genetically mutated virus. Traversing the globe to stop this catastrophe, the two soon discover there is a more dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows.

    Michael says: "Terrible."
    "Only thing I could say is He is a master"
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    This is another home run from Thor and the Narration was amazing
    Must Buy it. No Fence to sit on just get it,

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (78)

    The hooker was young, pretty...and dead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in.

    Sharron says: "Good introduction to a popular series"
    "Very good Detective Book"
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    I would recommend this to those enjoy the Detective type of books.
    I was engaged but miss the "Blood Lust" for the good Thrillers and Covert Spec Ops.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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