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Andrew Corley

Computer Scientist

Mobile, AL | Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
  • 24 ratings
  • 202 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015
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  • The Day of the Jackal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (706)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (452)

    One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

    Darwin8u says: "Tight & fantastic political/cat-and-mouse thriller"
    "Good spy hunt story, a little dated"
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    If you are a fan of spy-hunt novels, this is definitely a good one. Keep in mind it was written a few decades ago, so some of the content is going to be dated. That should not keep you from enjoying this novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1897)
    Performance
    (1491)
    Story
    (1495)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Christian says: "Audio quality quite poor"
    "Still a classic story"
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    This is still a classic story. Fantastic action and espionage sequences.
    The only complaint is the number of 'Southern U.S.' accents in the performance: they all sound like Forrest Gump.
    I definitely recommend giving this audiobook a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6172)
    Performance
    (5527)
    Story
    (5623)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "Great story, very good performance"
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    Story

    This is a classic story that stands the test of time. This is an adventure and a story about the courage to do what's right in the face of overwhelming odds. But, it is also definitely a story about strength of friendship.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (744)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (358)

    On the eve of Marcus Cicero's inauguration as consul of Rome, the grisly death of a boy sends ripples of fear through a city already wracked by civil unrest, crime, and debauchery of every kind. Felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, the young slave appears to have been offered as a human sacrifice, forbidden as an abomination in the Roman Republic. For Cicero, the ill forebodings of this hideous murder only increase his frustrations and the dangers he already faces as Rome's leader.

    David says: "Enjoyable Read"
    "If you like political thrillers,this is a good one"
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    If you like political thrillers, this is a good one. The series continues from where Imperium left off and leaves me excited for the next installment in the series.

    The author provides a lot of detail from historical names and places in the later days of Roman history. Much better than the average historical fiction novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Robert Powell
    Overall
    (2006)
    Performance
    (790)
    Story
    (806)

    This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    Amazon Customer says: "Many Of Course monments"
    "Compelling, humorous story and great performance"
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    This is a great story about the evolution of the English language. The author clearly loves the language and revels in its adaptability and flexibility.

    He reviews major players that have influenced the language: Tyndale, Wycliffe, King James, Shakespeare.

    If you are interested in understanding the English Language, then this is definitely a worthwhile purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (725)

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history.

    Karen says: "Great Naration, Great Book"
    "Compelling Story, Excellent Performance"
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    An excellent story of a 'reluctant' lawyer-politician in ancient Rome, similar to John Adams from American History.

    The main character seems to be continually on the verge of defeat only to pull off a masterful recovery.

    We are given foreshadowing hints that these victories are leading to a dark, and possibly destructive, path.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (217)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Don't bother unless you want to be angry"
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    Don't bother unless you want to be angry. I listened to the first five minutes and the only content was profanity-laced tirades against everyone around the author.

    Perhaps there are some redeemding moments later in the book, but I could not make it through the self-loathing and seething hate evinced in the first few minutes.

    This isn't a book about the CIA as much as it is a book about the things that make the author angry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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