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Gerald

Nesconset, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (203)

    Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he's making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit man in wild country, smashing an international drug ring in Rome, or on the trail of a murderous assassin in Berlin's sniper alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bond. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

    Gregory says: "Top Notch"
    "Timeless"
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    What did you love best about Quantum of Solace?

    The short story Quantum of Solace


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, Great action and twists


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Good Perfect for the role


    If you could take any character from Quantum of Solace out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Bond.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1511)
    Performance
    (1378)
    Story
    (1383)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "Spelbinding"
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    Would you listen to Personal again? Why?

    No never listen to a book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Last


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

    Made me think


    Any additional comments?

    After 12 novels this is better than the first!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (7182)
    Performance
    (5092)
    Story
    (5075)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "Great fast passed Action"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Killing Floor to be better than the print version?

    Yes, You don't miss a beat. The narator adds so much to the book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was great. Very simular to The first Joe Marco novel.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All there was no slow parts


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Never I listen in my car.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2493)
    Performance
    (2105)
    Story
    (2112)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Just real bad"
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    Would you try another book from Lisa Gardner and/or Kirsten Potter?

    Never


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Gardner’s story?

    Too predictable


    What didn’t you like about Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    Can't do male voices. Hard to listen to.


    What character would you cut from The 7th Month?

    DD


    Any additional comments?

    If it was not for free. I'd ask for a refund

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light: Morpheus Road Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By D. J. MacHale
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear whatever this is - it's huge. Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who's been missing for over a week.

    Benjamin says: "Why doesn't Kvothe just use sympathy already?"
    "Not so good"
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    What disappointed you about The Light?

    Like a bad Stephen King. I did not like story line and ending. I don't even want to read the next book


    Would you ever listen to anything by D. J. MacHale again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Bad voices


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3686)
    Performance
    (1864)
    Story
    (1860)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "A great spy novel"
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    Where does Split Second rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one is in the top ten.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They all were great.


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

    Scott is a master at his craft. Always enjoyable to listen to.


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

    Non stop action.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (5730)
    Performance
    (4916)
    Story
    (4924)

    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "A timeless classic."
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    If you could sum up The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle in three words, what would they be?

    Timeless, Suspenceful, Cunning. This was a Doyle classic.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it kept me on the edge of my seat.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The way Homes solved the mystery.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1445)
    Performance
    (1206)
    Story
    (1200)

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

    Audiophile says: "When will Gabriel retire?"
    "A great spy novel!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fallen Angel the most enjoyable?

    The history and great story line. It was written well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel. He was a master mind in his quest to solve so many threats.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of the book with the Dome action the best.


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

    The end of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2843)
    Performance
    (2497)
    Story
    (2507)

    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Jean says: "Action Packed"
    "Fast paced Action"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ballistic to be better than the print version?

    Yes the narrator was excelent. It makes my long commute very enjoyable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The history of Mexico and the lawless within.


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

    The voices of each character was brought to life in a compelling manor.


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

    This book was great and opened my eyes to what is taking place in Mexico.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recomment this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Storm: A Novel from the Numa Files

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (716)
    Performance
    (588)
    Story
    (606)

    In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known....

    Bob says: "An action packed Curt Austin book"
    "Another Great Kirk Auston Thriller!"
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    Would you listen to The Storm again? Why?

    No. The only book that I have ever relistened is Quantum of Solace. Ian Flemming.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marchelli, The first new main character that I can remember.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Kirk landed on the Island and was introduced to to the pain machine.


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

    Just another great Clusser novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Microbots were a bit of a streach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Safe Man

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (395)

    Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author's library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.

    Robert says: "great ghost story"
    "Great listening!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Safe Man to be better than the print version?

    The Safe Man was a joy to listen to. It kept me on the edge of the drivers seat of my Jeep.
    I missed 3 exists I was so engrossed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Safe Man?

    The very end was great. I did not see it comming!


    What about David W. Collins’s performance did you like?

    He keeps the listener fully envolved with the characters in the book.


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

    How about scared!


    Any additional comments?

    The bok was too short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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