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G. Spelucin

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  • The Detachment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1124)
    Performance
    (936)
    Story
    (939)

    John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast paced read..."
    "Barry Eisler as Narrator!!!"
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    I have listened to all books in the John Rain series and although I have enjoyed all of them I wish Barry Eisler had read narrated all of them. He does a great job.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Savannah Project: Jake Pendleton Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Chuck Barrett
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    Terrorism, duty, and personal safety collide when Jake Pendleton, an investigator for the NTSB, is called to investigate an aircraft accident in Savannah, Georgia during the St. Patrick's Day celebration. The accident, which at first appears to be quite run-of-the-mill, turns out to be anything but. Since Jake is not willing to pretend there are no suspicious circumstances and more than the usual share of rather unlikely "coincidences," he sets off a veritable avalanche of secrets, violence and treachery.

    Andrew Pollack says: "Even Scott Brick couldn't save a story arc"
    "Took a while to get good..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed this book well after the halfway point. Story was very slow getting off the ground.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Chuck Barrett? Why or why not?

    I am considering another book by Chuck Barrett.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Jake...


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unwind

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Shusterman
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1367)
    Performance
    (1173)
    Story
    (1183)

    Conner's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

    SoCalBonnie says: "It won me over completely"
    "For kids..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Could not get into this book, did not realize it was targeted for young people.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Neal Shusterman? Why or why not?

    No I don't think so.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Did not like anything about the performance. Maybe because the material was poor.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2177)
    Performance
    (1964)
    Story
    (1962)

    "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

    Jeffrey says: "Lee and Dick seem tired"
    "Disapointing..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Personal? What did you like least?

    Did not like much about the story at all. I least like Dick Hill's reading. He sounds older and raspier than I recall his earlier readings. It transfers to the sense of who Jack Reacher is...


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure??


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Yes...


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe after a long absence of any new material I have changed what I am looking for...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (608)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (547)

    Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor's a natural for this.It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he's been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he's the next target. And there's no way out.

    David says: "I want to be killed by Victor!"
    "Enjoyed the book..."
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    Where does The Enemy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my second book in this series and although as some other reviews have stated the main charter Victor was very different in book two from the first book. It was a little of-putting at first but then it was fine and engrossing. Lots of hard action to say the least...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Victor, cool and calm in the face of danger!


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

    At times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lions of Lucerne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1598)
    Performance
    (1423)
    Story
    (1422)

    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"
    "Did not like this book..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Lions of Lucerne better?

    Better writing...


    Has The Lions of Lucerne turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    More expression in his voice... very dead pan.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lions of Lucerne?

    There so much unnecessary detail that could have been left out.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the only book I have listened to by this author so my comments are limited to this one book. Poor writing and performance as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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