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Clifford

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  • H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (686)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (323)

    At the opening of his third novel in an ongoing adventure series by Patrick O'Brian, Jack Aubrey is cruising off Cape Sicie when his friend Stephen Maturin (more serenely situated in Sussex) is informed of the Board's decision regarding Aubrey's prize money, taken after victorious engagement with a Spanish squadron at Cape Santa Maria. The money, five million pieces of eight, is not, as is the custom of war, to be divided among the crews of the four victorious vessels.

    Bob says: "A pleasure to listen to"
    "Make note of your reader"
    Overall

    Patrick Tull and Simon Vance are both gifted narrators. However, when you start with one you may find it a jarring change when you start listening to the other. Each brings their own life to the characters, but it is a very different life. My own personal preference are the characters created by Mr. Tull, but Mr. Vance's acting is no less compelling, only different.
    If you care about such things, don't make the mistake that I made, buying the edition without first checking by whom it is narrated.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Hit: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated By Dan Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Five foreigners have died in Bangkok. Were they drugging overdose victims? Or victims of a serial killer? Calvino believes the evidence points to a serial killer who stalks tourists in Bangkok. The Thai police, including Colonel Pratt, don't buy his theory. Calvino teams up with an LAPD officer on a bodyguard assignment. Hidden forces pull them through swank shopping malls, rundown hotels, Klong Toey slum, and bars in the red light district as they try to keep their man and themselves alive. As Calvino learns more about the bodies being shipped back to America, the secret of the serial killer is revealed.

    Clifford says: "Maybe it gets better after awhile - I bailed"
    "Maybe it gets better after awhile - I bailed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, there are so many better examples of the genre. I stopped the book after the first couple of chapters. It's not "bad" exactly. It's more like "meh".


    What three words best describe Dan Russell’s performance?

    Dan Russell did an adequate job as narrator. It's just the book itself that couldn't hold my interest.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (1957)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (861)

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "Make note of your narrator"
    Overall

    Patrick Tull and Simon Vance are both gifted narrators. However, when you start with one you may find it a jarring change when you start listening to the other. Each brings their own life to the characters, but it is a very different life. My own personal preference are the characters created by Mr. Tull, but Mr. Vance's acting is no less compelling, only different. If you care about such things, don't make the mistake that I made, buying the edition without first checking by whom it is narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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