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  • Gone Too Far

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (443)
    Performance
    (268)
    Story
    (275)

    Lt. Sam Starrett, one of America's elite warriors, shows up at his ex-wife's home only to discover that his daughter is gone and a woman's body lies brutally murdered on the floor. FBI agent Alyssa Locke, who once was involved with Sam, is assigned to the case, and soon explosive information surfaces that links Sam to an unsolved assassination plot. With her reputation hanging in the balance, Alyssa must arrest a man she believes to be innocent or risk her career.

    Aurora says: "Oh Sam!"
    "Gave up. Slow, slow story. Yawn."
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    What would have made Gone Too Far better?

    I kept listening and listening and waiting for the story to develop. Lots of sexial small talk and provacative situations but the story is just so terribly slow in developing.

    Having been in the Navy myself, some of the details surrounding how Navy personnel tlak and act are far, far off.

    Gave up on the book after 6 hours of listening.


    What could Suzanne Brockmann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get to the point. Keep the story moving. Don't go on about senseless detail.


    Any additional comments?

    Yawn. Next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21273)
    Performance
    (12765)
    Story
    (12892)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Great read. Full of surprises and depth."
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    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ender's Games is four times better than his sequel Speaker for the Dead. I would sit in my car a few extra minutes since I was so engaged with Ender's Game. Good choice for a movie.

    However, I could barely wait for Speaker for the Dead to end. I nearly gave up since it moved so slowly. You could take 150 pages out of Speaker for the Dead and not miss a thing. Yawn.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2403)
    Performance
    (1675)
    Story
    (1692)

    Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: "You got the wrong guy". Then he says: "Get Reacher for me". And sure enough, from the world he lives in - no phone, no address, no commitments - ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child's astonishing thriller, Reacher's arrival will change everything - about a case that isn't what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot - and by doing so gives Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.

    Carol says: "Reacher said..."
    "So completely un-realistic in second half"
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    What did you like best about One Shot? What did you like least?

    Not sure there is anything I liked best. It seemed competent but at no times excellent. The charachter (Jack) is portrayed as so infallible and so insightful and so smart it just comes off somewhat silly to me. The five rules for fighting 5 guys in a bar - c'mon, really? 13 years as a military cop and he is smarter than anyone else on the planet.

    The end of the story was so rediculously unrealistic. Not trying to give away the story. But there are a lot more law enforcement resources to call beyond local cops.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    No, I think I am going to give up on Lee. Movie or not for Jack Reach, there are better choices out there. I tried a couple of his other books and they were mostly missess too. I wanted to like this book but it disappointed.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was adequate.


    Was One Shot worth the listening time?

    No, it filled drive time but that's about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Find another book. In my opinion, try something like the Dave Robicheaux books. Much better written and narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7706)
    Performance
    (4215)
    Story
    (4268)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Loved Ender's game. This went on and on and on"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think it could have been a complete story is half as many pages. I was bored half way through the book and kept looking to see how much time was left so I could get onto my next book. I really wanted to like this book after listening to Ender's Game but this book ended my interest in the Ender series.


    What was most disappointing about Orson Scott Card’s story?

    Long winded and a rather soft ending.


    Have you listened to any of David Birney and Stefan Rudnicki ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Read Ender's game and hold up there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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