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Dennis

FORT PIERCE, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • A Ship of the Line

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (232)

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    Rollin says: "Wonderful Hornblower"
    "Great story and lots of action"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Ship of the Line to be better than the print version?

    Sorry I can only listen to the books due to work requirements


    What other book might you compare A Ship of the Line to and why?

    Liked all the books so far Mr Forester ends his books kind of sudden It makes me rush to the next one to find out how the action ends A great trick of the author


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favorite?

    Liked them all Mr Bush was good as were all the others,he does a great job


    If you could rename A Ship of the Line, what would you call it?

    A Battle for the ship of the line


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita - slave and advisor to the Pharaoh - finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.

    Blue Dragonfly says: "The wily Taita returns again"
    "History with a good story line"
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    What made the experience of listening to Desert God the most enjoyable?

    Mr Smith made his characters seem real and gave insight as to why they were motivated and had the combo of the good and bad mixed


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Tata and his two princesses along with his crew.Each had a personality but poessed a sense of honor and duty


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

    Mr Grady is a true professional in his art of story telling, he did more than justice to each of his characters


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

    At the end how brave and bold each acted to save each other


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book a nice twist in a time and place we seldom think about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By John Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court. A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride - Margaret of Anjou - sparks revolts across English territory.

    Dennis says: "History with an interesting twist"
    "History with an interesting twist"
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    If you could sum up Wars of the Roses in three words, what would they be?

    broken system power


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dairy, and the queen both wanted the same thing to see Henry V1 same his people


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Storming of the tower, and the kaos of London under attack


    Who was the most memorable character of Wars of the Roses and why?

    The king for he was a good hearted man, just had a feeble body


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story that added interest in dry historical facts, although the author admits some slight errors to make the story more interesting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soldier of Rome: The Legionary Book One of the Artorian Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Mace
    • Narrated By Nigel Patterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    In the year A.D. 9, three Roman Legions under Quintilius Varus were betrayed by the Germanic war chief, Arminius, and destroyed in the forest known as Teutoburger Wald. Six years later Rome is finally ready to unleash her vengeance on the barbarians. The Emperor Tiberius has sent his adopted son, Germanicus Caesar, into Germania with an army of forty-thousand legionaries. The come not on a mission of conquest, but one of annihilation. With them is a young legionary named Artorius.

    Harry says: "Full Metal Jacket for The Roman era"
    "Story from the front lines, great history"
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    What did you love best about Soldier of Rome?

    How everyone of my notions of the roman soldier was wrong. Each legionary commanded its own loyality and respect


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Yes and of course We will have to wait a long while to get another with these characters in it.Hurry up and write another!!


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

    The story line was very interesting and if you knew anything about history this just filled in some of the blanks If you knew nothing it was very informative


    If you could take any character from Soldier of Rome out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I couldn't find one problem, In fact I enjoyed Mr Patterson's performance and hope he will continue with this series IF there are more books to followw!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, they give you a great story, interesting characters and then BAM no more stories, just not fair. Keep writing PLEASE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3008)
    Performance
    (2685)
    Story
    (2669)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Just couldn't get into it characters dull"
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    What did you like best about Speaks the Nightbird? What did you like least?

    Everything, it is dull and I went thru 4 chapters and still had no real life in it


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert McCammon before, how does this one compare?

    No, and I am not sure I want to


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Ballerini does a great job with what he had to work with, I did enjoy his reading and even he couldn't make the story move along


    Was Speaks the Nightbird worth the listening time?

    No, not really kind of slow and the characters in 1699 who can't do anything for themselves, fight or even run or saddle a horse are too much for me


    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting for the story to catch fire but only smoke

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gallows Thief: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The year is 1820 and England has fought its last victorious battle against the French. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, has finally returned to London to wed his young bride. But instead of being able to settle down to his fame and glory, he finds himself penniless in a country where unemployment and social unrest are raging high, and where men - innocent or guilty - are hung for the merest of crimes. Thus, when the Home Secretary offers him a job as private investigator.

    Dennis says: "An unique story of investigation post war 1820"
    "An unique story of investigation post war 1820"
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    If you could sum up Gallows Thief: A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, storyline, wellwritten


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ryder the main character and his collected associates all were deep enough to give the story added character.


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

    Mr. Keeble is a reader who can bring the characters to life and adds to the story in a way that you want to keep listening. A class A reader and look forward to more of his works


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

    I felt sad for the innocent girl they hanged I knew she didn't do anything and justice seems to be for the rich only


    Any additional comments?

    Of course there won't be any follow stories wish he had written more with these characters in them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (910)
    Performance
    (830)
    Story
    (812)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Harry never goes in a straight line"
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    If you could sum up The Burning Room in three words, what would they be?

    Plots,twist, hardship


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were deep enough to get a feel for their emotions and motiviations to solve the crimes Harry teaches a rookie the ropes and both learn something


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

    What can anyone say Mr Welliver's performances bring this book to life and I enoy all his reads, Look forward to many more


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

    Yes, near the end I was moved by the sad ending to the nuns situation


    Any additional comments?

    I realize Harry is older now, but please don't let him die off. We want MORE, from Mr Connelly

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (697)
    Performance
    (624)
    Story
    (628)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "Virgil Flowers at it again"
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    What did you love best about Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

    Mr Sanford has a way of getting his characters to be regular people with slight distortions that make you enjoy the stories of people who are missing a few cards in their deck


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

    I very much enjoyed the plot which has a few twist and turns as Virgil never gets to the end in a straight line


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

    Yes, I have and have always liked his reads, He is a real pro and look forward to many more reads


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure, maybe I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Mr Sanford we enjoy all of your stories, we are a group of truckdrivers who burn thru your books as fast as we get them PLEASE don't retire we want MORE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not a Drill: Jack Reacher, Book 18.5

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (102)

    With nine straight number one New York Times bestsellers and over 17 million copies in print in the United States alone, it's easy to see why the New York Times has anointed Lee Child as "the best thriller writer of the moment". Now, as fans anxiously await the next full-length Reacher adventure, Child delivers a riveting new short story featuring the world's most beloved vigilante hero, Jack Reacher.

    Jean says: "Too Short of a short story"
    "A short but interesting story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Not a Drill the most enjoyable?

    Jack Reacher of course and his no nonsense views of the world as it comes at you


    What other book might you compare Not a Drill to and why?

    Not really just alittle too short


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

    What can anyone say about Dick Hill and his reads I can say that I have not found one that wasn't right on


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

    Well, it might be alot closer to the truth than most people would even like to consider.


    Any additional comments?

    OK, Mr Child you have us hooked on your books don't give up yet we would really like MORE of your works

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (519)

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    G. House Sr. says: "Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree"
    "Another action filled book well written"
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    If you could sum up Blue Labyrinth in three words, what would they be?

    Action Suspense Plot


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book I liked Constance Green, her part was very unusal as she is a unique character


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

    Who in the world can compare to his read???Without a doubt his reading brings the characters to real life and I hope he won't retire anytime soon


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Blue poision and life


    Any additional comments?

    Please continue writing any of your books Mr Preston and Mr Child, you have no idea how many of us wait for one of your new releases

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Honour be Damned

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By David Donachie
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The French Revolution is turning in on itself even as the war with the English drags on. As the armies move towards Italy, George Markham and his Marines find themselves assigned to the sloop Sylphide under the impetuous Captain Germain. Set ashore in the midst of the French army, Markham is charged with escorting a group of loyalists on a secret mission and is soon wishing he was back in the thick of it at sea.

    Dennis says: "Lt. Markham and his lobsterbacks at it again"
    "Lt. Markham and his lobsterbacks at it again"
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    What made the experience of listening to Honour be Damned the most enjoyable?

    It is the third in a series and the crew of these misfits just keep getting more and more interesting on each adventure


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

    Yes, the plot as most of Mr. Donachie's stories have more than a few twist and turns to keep the reader alert. Never in a straight line in these books


    Have you listened to any of Gerry O'Brien’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to him in the first two of this series and I can find no fault in his performances, He is one of the true professionals who bring each character to life.


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

    I must admit that the end with the Admiral was a very big surpise it made me want to call someone out to eat grass in the morning


    Any additional comments?

    Please continue the story we would enjoy the next adventure of this crew. Don't wait a year to write another PLEASE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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