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Dave Wolff

I love listening audio books. I listen to between 20 and 25 per year while I work. Sure makes the days go fast.

Ann Arbor, MI | Member Since 2015

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  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (1361)
    Story
    (1361)

    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"
    "Unbelievably Unbelieveable!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book actually would have been for me if it weren't so ridiculous. I can not believe Brad Thor actually wrote it. The story line is stretched out, it seems just to make the book longer, by some of the most mind numbing, stupid dialog I have ever heard. The characters are not believable, and most of the situations are impossible. I have listened MANY Brad Thor books, and again, I can not believe he wrote this one. It is terrible!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Brad Thor again?

    I think Brad Thor is an excellent author. I think this book is a huge exception to that rule. I will listen to the next one in the series just because is MUST better than this one.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Armand Schultz?

    Armand Schultz is not my favorite narrator, and I don't believe his style is particularly suited to this book, but given what he had to work with, I think he did a very good job. I would listen to more books narrated by him.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Total disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I would never recommend this book or author to anyone except that I know Brad Thor has written much better Harvath books, and to make the most of the series it is probably worth listening to for that reason alone... if you can stand to wade through all of the nonsense.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (857)
    Story
    (860)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    DebaDeb says: "Amazing, horrifying, and heartwarming!"
    "Excellent, although disturbing read"
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    What did you love best about The Auschwitz Escape?

    The story was fascinating and very disturbing to me. The horrors of Auschwitz and the things that went on, even though, believe it or not, somewhat toned down in the book, were heart wrenching.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This is a page turner!


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Christopher Lane did an excellent job. A good story, well told by Mr. Lane.


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

    It is too long a book to listen to in one sitting, but if I could have, I would have,


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who has any doubts about what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany should really listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tehran Initiative

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1123)
    Performance
    (977)
    Story
    (994)

    The world is on the brink of disaster. Iran has just conducted its first atomic weapons test. Millions of Muslims around the world are convinced their messiah — known as the Twelfth Imam — has arrived on earth. Israeli leaders fear Tehran, under the Twelfth Imam’s spell, will soon launch a nuclear attack that could bring about a second Holocaust and the annihilation of Israel.

    Susan says: "Rosenberg does it again - couldn't put it down!"
    "Good story, way too much Christian recruiting"
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    What did you love best about The Tehran Initiative?

    Overall a good listen and a good story line. I am a Christian, but even so, thought all of the religious dialog and "recruiting" was out of place. It would have been just as good a story without about 80 percent of it.

    The characters were will defined. The story, although a little towards the impossible in some places, was well worth the listen.


    What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

    Christopher Lane always does a good job. His reading of this book is no exception. It actually overcame many of the shortcomings of the book. He is the reason I give an Overall rating of four stars instead of three.


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

    There was plenty of action, but definitely, for me at least, not a "sit on the edge of the chair page turned" many books are.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read two other Joel Rosenberg books; "The Auschwitz Escape" and "Death on a High Floor". I liked both much better than this one, and the religious stuff was kept to a minimum.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shady Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Allen Dusk
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (357)

    A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

    John Grigas says: "Not for the timid - delicious graphic content!"
    "The silliest book I ever listened to."
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    Would you try another book from Allen Dusk and/or Rose Caraway?

    Sure. This one served as comic relief if nothing else.


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

    The most interesting part was how completely goofy the story was.


    What three words best describe Rose Caraway’s performance?

    Silly, silly, silly! Not funny silly, just enjoyably ridiculously silly. A real head shaker.


    Was Shady Palms worth the listening time?

    Actually it was worth the time. I listen to books while I work. At the end of each day I filled my wife in on what was going on with this one; something I rarely do. I just had to tell someone. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    If you're a little tired of the main stream good stuff, give this one a listen. Believe me, you won't believe what you're listening, but you will probably feel the time spent was worth it. I have never listened to anything like this one in my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Dead Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Harry Dolan
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (58)

    On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: living in a run-down apartment and sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie-until it's too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect.

    Dave Wolff says: "It just keeps getting more intriguing."
    "It just keeps getting more intriguing."
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    Where does The Last Dead Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like a book that keeps going deeper and deeper, giving the reader things to think about and be aware of. This one did it for me. A good story, a superior narrator and an always changing plot. Good characters, well developed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot twists. I kept being sure I had things figured out until I realized I didn't.


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

    Michael Kramer is among the best of the best narrators. Just the fact that he narrated the book made it a must read for me.


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

    Nothing extreme. A little nervous for the characters from time to time.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to a LOT of books. I have listened to 30 or 40 books per year for the last 15 years. This one is not far from the top of my list. I bought the hard cover for my wife. I know she will enjoy it too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (249)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "The Ending... Wasn't!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book would have been for me had it had an ending. Another five or ten minutes could have wrapped things up, but instead it just quit! I couldn't believe my ears!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was good as were the characters. I must admit though, I really feel cheated by the ending.


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

    George Guidall is the Master of Masters! He could read a telephone book and make it a great read.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nano?

    I wouldn't have cut any, but I sure would have added at least one more to the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointing. Robin Cook and his editors blew it!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Path of the Assassin: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (966)
    Story
    (964)

    After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America.

    Scott says: "Does not measure up"
    "Brad Thor at his best..."
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    Where does Path of the Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Except for the previous book in this series, "The Lions of Lucerne", Brad Thor is among my favorites. Even though his situations sometimes boarder on "too much too soon", his books are always entertaining and worth the time to listen to. He's up there with the best for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Path of the Assassin?

    None, really


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job.


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

    None special


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book. I would recommend it to anyone looking for exciting situations and pretty real characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2960)
    Performance
    (2530)
    Story
    (2516)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "Great Book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to You're Next the most enjoyable?

    This is a page turner if I ever read one. The narrator, Scott Brick does a wonderful job, and the plot is outstanding. No need to say more. Just listen to it and you'll know for yourself.


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

    His rendition of all of the characters voices, personalities and situations is perfect. He always does well with his narrations, but I think he did an outstanding job with this one.


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

    Made me very nervous (to say the least...) for the characters in many parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1005)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (657)

    It is January 1944 - and as Allied troops prepare for D day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it - no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "They Might Be Scum, But they were German Scum"
    "A Ture Page Turned. Another "Greg Iles"!"
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    If you could sum up Black Cross in three words, what would they be?

    Good, Horrible, Terrifying


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black Cross?

    The activities in the German Concentration Camp. Horrifying and terrible; very eye opening.


    What about Dick Hill???s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill, one of my all time favorites, portrayed the characters, accents and all, to perfection. A master narrator.


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

    The entire book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never read a book about World War II, Germany, the concentration camps and our allies, even though this book is fiction, you should read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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