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  • Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (197)

    Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he's making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit man in wild country, smashing an international drug ring in Rome, or on the trail of a murderous assassin in Berlin's sniper alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bond. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

    Gregory says: "Top Notch"
    "Very well done and interesting short stories."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well done stories that are authentic and interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Bond character of course.


    Which character ??? as performed by Simon Vance ??? was your favorite?

    Bond was the major theme in all the short stories. They were interesting and well done.


    If you could rename Quantum of Solace, what would you call it?

    I would not rename it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. A professional writer of some repute, he has reached the age of 56 with nothing resembling the success of his two great literary heroes, George Orwell and Albert Camus. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a widely respected and highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful.

    Bibiana says: "A well thought out and interesting story."
    "A well thought out and interesting story."
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    If you could sum up The Truth in three words, what would they be?

    Very well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how it had depth to the characters. Like a Camus novel the characters are well developed in a subtle manner but not overdone. The story is subtle enough that is sneaks up on you and before you know it you can't stop listening.

    I like the fact that I thought I knew where it was going and the few twists and turns surprised me. I almost never write reviews but I feel strongly enough to explain why I would recommend it.


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

    His narration was excellent. He was able to do a Scottish and Czechoslovakian accent and that added to the authenticity of the story.


    If you could rename The Truth, what would you call it?

    Mabbut's quest


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3512)
    Performance
    (3145)
    Story
    (3174)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "An amazing story of teamwork and courage"
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    Would you listen to No Easy Day again? Why?

    No, I listened to it carefully the first time. I rarely listen to a book more than once.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Easy Day?

    The final story about the raid on the compound.


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

    I have not listened to any of his performances.


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

    Various moments where he was in tense situations. In particular when he was being shot at through the door and the rounds hit the bolt cutters on his back.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for your service!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3015)
    Performance
    (2724)
    Story
    (2716)

    From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

    William says: "Rough and tumble Texas boy makes USA proud"
    "An amazing story of accomplishment and bravery"
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    Would you listen to American Sniper again? Why?

    Maybe. I listened to it carefully the first time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chris Kyle of course


    What about John Pruden’s performance did you like?

    His accent is similar to Kyle's and the listener thinks he is listening to the author.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was an amazing story of how one person can achieve a goal and succeed against all odds. It was eye opening to hear how he was able to cope with his deployments and personal life. It was nice to hear his honesty and see that he has been successful during and after his military service. Thank you for your service.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Country for Old Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2069)
    Performance
    (752)
    Story
    (761)

    Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

    Alan says: "Great story!"
    "Who would have thought the book would be better."
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    What did you like best about No Country for Old Men? What did you like least?

    The movie was good and that is why I wanted to listen to the book to hear more details.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The least interesting part was the unnecessary 1.5 hour diatribe at the end. It picks up where the movie left off and is just an expounded rambling that was the slow part of the movie.


    Which character ??? as performed by Tom Stechschulte ??? was your favorite?

    The narration was good and kept the story going.


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

    I would only see the movie and skip the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It was odd to see both in the movie and the book the errors about firearms. The crimes scene took place in 1980. The "Glock" that was recovered from the crime scene did not exist until 1982.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ubik

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (257)

    Glen Runciter is dead. Or is everybody else dead? Chip works for Glen Runciter's anti-psi security agency, which hires out its talents to block telepathic and paranormal crimes. But when its special team tackles a big job on the moon, something goes terribly wrong, and Runciter is seemingly killed.

    Darwin8u says: "Safe when read as directed!"
    "An unusual story but good overall"
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    Would you listen to Ubik again? Why?

    No, once is enough.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A lot of thought was put into this story. It was a bit confusing but it came together in the end.


    What about Anthony Heald???s performance did you like?

    Good use of voice inflection for different carachters.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    If you like PKD and you are open to his unusual concepts than this will be a good fit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (5439)
    Performance
    (3696)
    Story
    (3708)

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
    "Very well done. Short stories sound authentic."
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    What made the experience of listening to World War Z the most enjoyable?

    It was very impressive to hear about a similar event told from different perspectives around the world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very unusual to hear about a realistic account from different points of view. Having had some travel experience hearing about different parts of the world was interesting. The author has done his research to make short stories from all parts of the globe sound authentic and plausible.


    What about the narrators???s performance did you like?

    There were many guest or celebrity narrators. They were well done with regional accents when appropriate.


    Who was the most memorable character of World War Z and why?

    The downed fighter pilot was very good......with a twist.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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