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Edward

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  • Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (755)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (670)

    From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....

    Jerome says: "WEB Griffin is a master of this genre"
    "The Beginning of many great friendships"
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    What did you love best about Semper Fi?

    It starts the story of many acquaintances in The Corps series of books. I feel I know the people in the books better now. They end up being great friends in later books.


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

    It is a great series of intertwined vingettes that keep you listening.. I listened to Part 1 one on one day, and Part 2 the next. It was hard to stop listening at lunch.


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

    Dick Hill's narration brings each character to life by 'different voices' for the different characters. In the beginning, it sounds kind of hokey, but soon seems as if you are hearing the characters speaking - and it helps keep them apart in your mind.


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

    A story about a group of hard-bitten Marines thrown together just before Pearl Harbor. This mish-mash of acquaintances go on to form a strong bond in Marine Aviation and help to win WW II.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to choose between Tom Clancy's new book, read by Lou Diamond Philips or Semper Fi. I chose Semper Fi because Clancy's book got poor reviews due to political content.
    I think I made the right choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Prey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (415)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (350)

    Six months ago, Lucas Davenport tackled his first case as a statewide troubleshooter, and he thought that one was plenty strange enough. But that was before the Russian got killed. On the shore of Lake Superior, a man named Vladimir Oleshev is found shot dead, three holes in his head and heart, and though nobody knows why he was killed, everybody - the local cops, the FBI, and the Russians themselves - has a theory. And when it turns out he had very high government connections, that's when it hits the fan.

    Ed says: "Davenport is all business in this one"
    "Not the best Sanford has written."
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    Where does Hidden Prey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank this book behind the W. E. B. Griffin novels, but in front of Tom Clancy's newest two novels.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    Great separation of characters with his different voices for them.


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

    No extreme reaction. In fact, I was surprised to hear who was "the bad guy" in the first chapter. In other Lucas Davenport novels we "see" the killer, but do not know their identity until the end of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I have had problems listening to this book. It seems more boring than other Sanford works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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