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Douglas

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  • The Apostle

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (428)

    Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

    mark says: "not even my "suspension of disbelief" can hang"
    "Everybody Needs Help"
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    Would you listen to The Apostle again? Why?

    Yes, it was a typical great story by Brad Thor and his twists are always a joy to unravel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The realistic way his characters interact and the sad truth of how our goverment's political correctness costs the lives of our brave special forces men and women. When will we learn that you can't expect crazy people to act like we do??


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is the best narrator I have heard in the 40 some books I have listened to in the past year. Armand has a solid handle on shifting characters voices consisting on the fly - he is an exceptional actor.


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

    The ending when Scott insisted the CIA keep his promises


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2457)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (945)

    Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

    Ms Discus says: "Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline"
    "The Night is Full of Surprises"
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    What made the experience of listening to Night Fall the most enjoyable?

    The winding of historic legend and current technology with wacked out greedy people combine for a great suspense read (listen in my case)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Cory and his dedication to his friends


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Pro and top of his game


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

    A bit too long for one sit but I was anxious to return when time permitted


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2421)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (900)

    The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

    Joseph says: "Good, but the series is getting forced."
    "Dr. Strange Love on LSD"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Well it is a good book and well performed but I can't recomend because John Cory just pushes his luck way too far and it becomes silly.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    As expected but too long in getting to the end


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

    Scott is a consist and well known artist with top notch performance


    Did Wild Fire inspire you to do anything?

    Yes take a rest from listening to books


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonslayer's Return

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    It's been four years since Gary Leger slew a dragon and returned home from Faerie, and almost half a year since his father died. Ever since that fateful day, he's been aching to take his wife, Diane, leave Earth behind, and go back to Faerie to see his friends and get away from it all. His friends wish he'd come back, too - and fast. The threat of war looms over the land like a dark cloud.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "An excellent conclusion."
    "Fantasy Land Crossover"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is well written but is a bit of a crazy person's disillusionment becoming a justification for the average adult not having a lack of an imagination.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Let's leave it open for another book


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    he has a love for his work and an excitement about reading the text


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not my kind of movie


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6672)
    Performance
    (5065)
    Story
    (5145)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Okay I laughed at the title too!"
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    If you could sum up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in three words, what would they be?

    3 words? I won't cut it down that far. Great history events retold with an inventive reason why Abe did what he did. Unfortunately a bit of a slam on those southern gentlemen that were heros in the Civil War. You might have thought the author had a political axe to grind in a suttle way.


    If you’ve listened to books by Seth Grahame-Smith before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first.


    What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

    I found him to have a gift which is truly outstanding as a narrator. I understand why he is a movie voice.


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

    No real surprises here as it seemed more like a TV movie with a pretty easy to follow what's next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (39)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    nelson says: "Best Rapp Yet"
    "Vince Flynn another homer"
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    Where does American Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Although his books are abridged in audio they are on par with Brad Thor's characters and story lines. American Assassin was a bit to short for the full impact of character development but still ranks in a highly recomended list.


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    With Armand his vocal changes make each character as real as life. It is hard to say which I like better than another. Mitch Rapp is the hero as always, however he is a tad too perfect for his assignments which ranks him behind Brad's series hero.


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

    The Enemy Has NO Rules


    Any additional comments?

    Vince please insist on unabridged and use Armand on all your audio books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    Overall
    (668)
    Performance
    (540)
    Story
    (526)

    It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

    Gayle A. Orner says: "Yawn!"
    "What a Mess"
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    Would you try another book from James Patterson and/or the narrators?

    Not based on this one - other of his books didn't seem to have such a simple story line


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    not really into the sound effects at the end of most chapters (too much like old AM radio) - I know his shortness of chapters but hated the announcing Chapter xx every 3 - 4 minutes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (960)

    On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

    Carol says: "Great Scott Harvath"
    "In the Begining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like special forces action novels with lots of twists and turns this is a great series to follow. I began with some of Brad Thor's later books and was so impressed I had to go back to what started his primary character development and dig in.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The conclusion was more than a soft ending


    Have you listened to any of Armand Schultz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and I must say I look for things he has read as a must read. His talent of understanding the character and switching rapidly to their voice and speed of speech is remarkable. A very gifted actor. Brad would be nuts not to have him be the offical voice for all list books.


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

    No crying but several smiles and a few damn that must hurt deep reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    I I have listened to 8 of Brad's books and will continue to download more when I have time

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Athena Project: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Marvel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (409)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (277)

    Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

    Don says: "Nice spin-off, good listen"
    "A Different Direction"
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    Would you listen to The Athena Project again? Why?

    Yes, the story is similar but with the twist of female operatives and thus new characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Athena Project?

    The interaction of the "man's comand" being pushed by women doing a job without the typical chain of comand


    What about Elizabeth Marvel’s performance did you like?

    Good control of voices for specific characters makes it easy to know who is talking


    Who was the most memorable character of The Athena Project and why?

    can't pick one over the cast


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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