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  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3554)
    Performance
    (3110)
    Story
    (3125)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Good story, though Clancy could use a good editor!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is good, but just too much description of every last detail in every scene... As since his 2nd book, Clancy just never does cut enough out...


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1567)
    Performance
    (1035)
    Story
    (1057)

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    Alan says: "Very Moving"
    "Incredible tale and great performance"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Bonhoeffer's life was so inspirational and Metaxas writes such a compelling narrative. Hillgartner's performance is great - his understated use of different voices and accents makes it come alive. You find yourself expecting that the plots to assassinate Hitler will succeed and Bonhoeffer will survive (though you know they won't).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Without a doubt, Bonhoeffer. Someone who was so in touch with truth and standing up for what he knew was right without fear. A true hero.


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

    As said above, his use of understated accents and voices pull you along. They aren't dramatic in a way that would lead the performance to overshadow the story. It's just as close to a perfect narration as I've heard in a while.


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

    The final few chapters are terrible as you hear first-hand accounts of Nazi atrocities and Metaxas shows the man that Bonhoeffer was, in particular with his fiancé. It's all the more poignant knowing what is going to happen and that their love seemed so pure.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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