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Bessie

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  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3609)
    Performance
    (3148)
    Story
    (3128)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "Wow!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    It pulled me through many emotions and expectations about what was going on, and in the end it was satisfyingly complex!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't give that away.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4279)
    Performance
    (3681)
    Story
    (3660)

    For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

    Elle says: "I'd listen to Guidall read the tax code, so..."
    "Sooooo Good!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Kill Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Enthralling, Convincing, Addictive


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twists and devious plot


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

    I have listened to his before, by a different author, and I didn't like the book itself. This, however, seems perfectly suited to his talents as a narrator. I can't wait to listen to all of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Wierdly, this was my first Vince Flynn novel, I had no idea it was a series! I am really looking forward to listenening to all of them. I have since listened to others by Flynn, and I am equally taken in and hooked by his fascinating stories. He has a knack for being detailed, while also moving fast enough to keep me interested. I feel like I am being let in on hidden info and secrets, and it's so intriguing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2907)
    Performance
    (1456)
    Story
    (1464)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Couldn't get through it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator had no variation in his voice. He sounded the same all the time, and a bit sing-song-y. I had trouble staying awake for it, and it felt like reading passover text in english, with a joke tucked in every once in a while for entertainment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher Moore again?

    I have loved all the other books by this author that I have read. This one is difficult.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounds like he's from brooklyn or somewhere with a rough, thuggish accent, and I get it that the main character is supposed to be that way, but he talked that way through every sentence. The voices were all the same, and after a while I felt like he was just talking loud and pressured in a monotone, and the story became bland.


    Any additional comments?

    It just didn't draw me in. The other books by Moore are creative and quirky, adding wierd twists to old stories and ideas. This seemed to be trying too hard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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