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Emil

Emil

Matawan, NJ, United States

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  • The Bear and the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (736)
    Story
    (747)

    Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here?

    Emil says: "Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio"
    "Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bear and the Dragon to be better than the print version?

    No, just more convenient.


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

    Yes, though I feel


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

    Since he reads slower than others (an advantage to me !): better focus on the story.


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

    There are humorous moments and even a sense of irony !


    Any additional comments?

    I find Tom Clancy espionage and political stories enjoyable, though I feel more inclined towards Robert Littell, Frederick Forsyth, and John le Carre.
    Contrary to several opinions expressed here, I find Michael Pritchard read good. Others, like Scott Brick may read faster and, perhaps, involve themselves more into the story, but I personally am satisfied with Michael's narration. There is enough voice modulation and intonation to provide for an enjoyable listening experience. Pronouncing foreign (non-English) names (different accent !) is not often easy for English readers, but Michael's effort is commendable.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Day of the Jackal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the O. A. S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

    Emil says: "The Best Political Thriller of All Times"
    "The Best Political Thriller of All Times"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Day of the Jackal to be better than the print version?

    I am seldom inclined to say that the audio rendition of a book is better than the book itself ... however I find this (new) audio version very enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Claude Lebel, the French detective - he came to have a good feel of who he was after, and, somehow, became able


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favorite?

    Superintendent Bryn Thomas of Scotland Yard's Special Branch.


    Any additional comments?

    In my opinion, this new (Random House) audio version offers a better narration by David Rintoul compared to the first (Blackstone Audio) version read by Richard Brown.
    A must read, listen, and even view (Fred Zinnemann's film adaptation) for all mystery, espionage, and political thriller fans !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (981)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (571)

    Savor one of the most clever of Christie's suspenseful classics. An American businessman is stabbed to death aboard a luxury train, the Orient Express, snowbound in the middle of Europe. Nothing escapes the eagle eye and quick intelligence of the great Hercule Poirot, and clues abound. Sorting through a dozen perfectly respectable passengers, all suspects, Poirot is tenacious in his pursuit of the truth.

    Glenda Fuller says: "Great Story and Well Read"
    "One of The All Times Best Detective Stories !"
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    What did you love best about Murder on the Orient Express?

    Unexpected ending (


    What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

    Perfect British audio rendition of a top British conceived mystery !


    Any additional comments?

    A must for mystery, detective story readers, listeners and viewers !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5042)
    Performance
    (2148)
    Story
    (2141)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Excellent Story, Top Audio Rendition !"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Company to be better than the print version?

    I do not think an audio book can be


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Perfect pace, voice modulation, intonation, musicality, involvement in the story.


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

    It is, in my opinion, a very good fictionalized account of the development of the CIA since its inception after WW2 towards the end of


    Any additional comments?

    A highly recommended and read and listen experience ! The TV-Film adaptation is worth watching, but the book offers much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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