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Edward

Centerville, MN United States | Member Since 2014

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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
    (922)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (812)

    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....

    Aser Tolentino says: "At Last, This Colorful War Story is on Audible"
    "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
  • Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated By Roy Peter Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem.

    Edward says: "Really Useful Book"
    "Really Useful Book"
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    Dr Clark helps me understand how working with a writer's group will improve my skills. These skills include Writing, Reading, and Listening.

    He also let me know that starting at the end can help me understand how to get from the beginning to my chosen ending.

    I am working on a technical book on solving failure modes on electrical generating systems.

    Dr. Clark's book has helped me understand how to write, not for me - but for my reader.

    The technician who has no schooling on this specific system will be able to solve the basic system failure mode after reading my book and doing the preparation homework.

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  • Under Fire: The Corps Series, 9

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (211)

    Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy's report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel.

    Edward says: "Ken McCoy takes back South Korea"
    "Ken McCoy takes back South Korea"
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    McCoy and a band of former Marine Raiders and South Korean Police plan to take islands that could bombard the ships in the convoy to Inchon that will land the troops who will push the North Koreans back above the 38th parallel.

    Of course, General MacArthur takes the credit for Brig. General Pickering's plan and achievements, because he thinks he has ultimate accountability. However, Pickering works for the CIA, and is not subordinate to MacArthur.

    Great story, and almost all the way through you keep watching for Major Pickering to be rescued from North Korea, where his plane crashed after taking out another "choo-choo." Maybe he will, maybe he won't,

    I've listened to the Corps Series from the beginning as each new book was released.

    Excellent reading !!

    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
    (522)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (436)

    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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