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Thomas

Tariffville, CT, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 28 reviews
  • 156 ratings
  • 1364 titles in library
  • 202 purchased in 2014
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  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4022)
    Performance
    (3707)
    Story
    (3727)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "A Great Continuation"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When I saw this was released just the other day, I had to burn one of my credits. The series is great. Humor, action and a well developed story.


    Which character ??? as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds ??? was your favorite?

    Royce is my favorite. The duality of man (Elf) and how the character transforms by degrees.


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

    Laugh and I enjoyed every minute of the series.


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (672)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (609)

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    G. House Sr. says: "Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree"
    "Another listening marathon due to a great story."
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    This is has been a great series. I have enjoyed how "different" in a good sense this story line is in a packed category. Preston and Child can each be hit or miss with their own writing depending on the book. This series just doesn't disappoint.

    The narrator does a great job. Rene Auberjonois adds great character the story.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (701)
    Story
    (710)

    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

    Molly says: "Mysterious DEMISE of "old blood and guts" Patton"
    "Better Than I Thought It Would Be...."
    Overall
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    I was a bit leary of pre-ordering this book. The book follows Patton and the major players for this part of his life. There is good background not assuming everyone has studied history that much. The conspiracy or gaps in documented history is addressed in the last ⅓. Again I thought it was well done. Myths and truths are highlighted and corrected if different.

    The story was thorough enough for me and I enjoyed the book. This is a recommend.

    Narration is one item that concerned me, but Mr. O'Reilly did a decent job.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Breach of Power

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Chuck Barrett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (175)

    A hiker finds a journal deep inside a glacier that was lost during World War II. On its frozen pages are etched the secret locations of treasures lost since the 1940s. But something more ominous is scribed in the journal, something that threatens the Presidency of the United States.

    shelley says: "Now one of my New Favorite Authors"
    "It has its moments..."
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    The story and style is right along with other novels such as Brad Thor. The story is good and the mystery does play along well. Narration with Mr. Brick is awesome as expected. I enjoyed the story and would recommend this if you like the action, mystery type books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Order

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (961)

    Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers". A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C., in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.

    DeltaDeltaKilo says: "Boooooo!"
    "Average... and Never Takes Off......"
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    The story had potential, but just slowly moves along. Narration was ok, but not the best I have heard this narrator perform in other books. On discount, or you have a credit to spare go for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2588)
    Performance
    (2312)
    Story
    (2294)

    Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

    Marci says: "Expect the Best"
    "Reacher is back.... what if you did not read 17?"
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    I agree Reacher is back, but for me he never left as I did not read the last novel due to the reviews.

    The action is heavy, and Reacher acts like Reacher. Dick Hill just does a good job. I am a big Dick Hill fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2000)
    Performance
    (1776)
    Story
    (1791)

    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Grand Slam Tale of Terror"
    "Love the series and this book adds"
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    I fully understand where Preston and Child are taking the story and it fits. But for me I am more interested in Pendergast's son. I must wait. I did notice the push pull going on with how Pendergast is dealing with his loss. Maybe I am not a fan of Pendergast in a small Colorado town.

    Recommend it, but just didn't go in the direction I hoped.

    Rene Auberjonois does a great job.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Heinrich Himmler: The SS, Gestapo, His Life and Career

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the “science” of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.

    Alan says: "Himmler in a new light"
    "Something New..."
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    Having a minor in history and heavily in WW2 I have read quite a few books and articles on the SS. This book brought out some perspectives that I had not heard yet. I will check out some of the other books out there that folks are recommending.

    Joe Barrett does a great job with the narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Eric Schlosser
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (428)

    Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

    S. Mersereau says: "Stunning"
    "Very Interesting Listen"
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    I picked this up as I have some other books along this line that I am reading. This book is a must read if you have ever had any interest in knowing how the system developed, decisions, successes, failures and current risks.

    Scott Brick does an amazing job for this book and its style.

    The story was good, but one ding. In the middle of the book the examples while important just seemed to over emphasize. There is reason, but just one thought after finishing this one in a couple of days. The facts are interwoven through the story. **Spoiler** Sorta
    Ross Perot makes an appearance.. I never knew that about Ross Perot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12123)
    Performance
    (11011)
    Story
    (11037)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "A lot of potential"
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    I enjoyed the way the author brought computer hacking, societal misfits and a mystery together in this book. There are elements of "Ready Player One" feel to the book with references to the culture of the 90's.

    I bought this one on sale, and I would say it was a good purchase. I am recommending this for those of you that enjoyed "Ready Player One.

    The performance was good and the variation in voices made it easy to follow the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Supernaturals

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (614)

    Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with it. But Summer Place has other plans....

    Michelle says: "The Audible equivalent of a SyFy movie."
    "Good Story, with a twist"
    Overall
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    Golem does a good job of taking the old haunted house story and giving it a different spin. The story brings out quite a bit of history on how the ghosts took hold of the house, interweaving the family story.

    I appreciated the techie perspective and how the group of individuals brought together to solve the mystery were developed.

    Kafer's performance was good and helped bring the listener through some of the slower parts of the book. I have to agree Mr. Kafer should not try to sing again.

    I would recommend this book if you like haunted house stories with a different twist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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