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  • The Twelve: A Novel: The Passage Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (2749)
    Performance
    (2423)
    Story
    (2421)

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    Amanda says: "Expanding The Story In Every Direction"
    "The story continues."
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    I enjoyed the continuation of the story from the first book. It's been a while since I'd heard the first one, so I got a little bit lost when I couldn't quite remember who was who and their wheres and whys. I always like Scott Brick's performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4039)
    Performance
    (2513)
    Story
    (2544)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Completely enjoyable, worth a credit."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little pleasant distraction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story moved along quickly and it had an unexpected conclusion.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?

    I liked the two principal characters - the angel and the demon. Their conversations were highlights.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (336)

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

    E. Smakman says: "Gripping, once you get into it"
    "Fascinating book that led me to seek more."
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    If you could sum up A Distant Mirror in three words, what would they be?

    Illuminating, inspiring, detailed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Enguerrand de Coucy is the landed aristocrat who links this history together. There were a number of other figures he encountered that I'd like to learn more about. I need to get a paper copy of this book for reference.


    What about Nadia May’s performance did you like?

    Her classy narration fit the subject.


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

    No - too long.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend finding a paper copy of this book to accompany the audio version if you are interested in further research. There are many names of places and people that are difficult to decipher by ear as they are obscure and French. There were so many fascinating stories and people that I'd like to learn more about, but I don't know where to begin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John M. Barry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (583)

    No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

    Nancy says: "Gripping and Gory"
    "Excellent"
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    If you could sum up The Great Influenza in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating, surprising, scary.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Influenza?

    Toward the end of the book, the author does a solid job of linking this historic event to the present situation.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is my favorite audiobook reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2491)
    Performance
    (1785)
    Story
    (1777)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "I'm bummed that I spent a credit on this."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book isn't for me. If this cartoon-noir first person narrator character is meant as a parody, it's a clumsily rendered parody. It's too bad that it seems to be an earnest effort. John Corey is meant to be a grown and worldly man, but his attitude toward women is that of an 11 year old boy (oh look, boobies!) and he regards men only as rivals for female attention. I can't stand to have this oaf as a companion and window into this world of crime and intrigue any more than the 4 hours I've already tolerated.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nelson DeMille again?

    Nope.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick's reading led me to this title. I like him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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