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Gary W Camphouse

Walworth, WI USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Line of Fire: The Corps Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (270)

    While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island.

    Stuart Fujisaki says: "In the Sweet spot of this Series....."
    "Might be a good story"
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    What would have made Line of Fire better?

    a different narrator


    What did you like best about this story?

    the setting


    How could the performance have been better?

    his voices make my skin crawl


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Line of Fire?

    don't know couldn't get past the first hour


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Shane Kuhn
    • Narrated By Pete Simonelli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    John Lago is a very bad guy. But he’s the very best at what he does. And what he does is infiltrate top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern. Interns are invisible. That’s the secret behind HR, Inc., the elite “placement agency” that doubles as a network of assassins for hire who take down high-profile targets that wouldn’t be able to remember an intern’s name if their lives depended on it.

    Douglas says: "started with great expectations, but a huge bust"
    "Terrible"
    Overall
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    What could Shane Kuhn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    it's every cliche ever used since time began.


    Any additional comments?

    one of the worst books I have ever tried to listen to

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mayday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (380)

    Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

    Douglas says: "Great adventure! Hard to put down."
    "Occupied Wallstreet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Mayday better?

    By not blaming the US Military and big business for all the problems


    What could Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    By coming up with something a little more realistic as the cause of the problem. As many enemy's as the US has why would you make the military responsible. It's no wonder Hollywood made a movie out of this tripe.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick does his normal good job. He's the only reason I will finished the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tilt-a-Whirl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Chris Grabenstein
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1503)
    Performance
    (897)
    Story
    (891)

    There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

    Bryan says: "A Guilty Pleasure"
    "childrens book except for the murder"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Tilt-a-Whirl better?

    not sure I couldn't take over an hour before turning it off


    What could Chris Grabenstein have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not read it


    How could the performance have been better?

    I can't blame him


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    very disappointed that I wasted money on it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1014)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    "not the narrators fault"
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    Would you try another book from Daniel Silva and/or George Guidall?

    yes I have all the books in the series


    Has The English Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    he was fine it's the story that's the problem.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The English Girl?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting for it to get good and it never did.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • H.M.S. Cockerel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    A farmer, a bloody farmer! Knee-deep in dung and fathoms from the nearest port, Alan Lewrie, swashbuckling naval warrior turned family man, longs for battle. And when it comes, a battle royal it is! Called to the H.M.S. Cockerel, a sleek frigate captained by a malaria-stricken tyrant, First Officer Lewrie soon vaults to command, taking Cockerel from the lush pleasures of the Kingdom of Naples to a smoking cauldron called Toulon.

    Barbarossa says: "Just good entertainment"
    "do you understand French"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Half the book (or it seems like half) of the book is in French. I don't understand French so a lot of the book meant nothing to me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's part of the series


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    French accent


    Any additional comments?

    These are not cheap books. I will try 1 more and see how it is.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Easy Prey: Lucas Davenport, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (244)

    In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that's demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined - one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared....

    Pat C says: "Disappointing for Sandford"
    "Yawn"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from John Sandford and/or Richard Ferrone?

    I've read all his books, I guess no one is perfect. Richard Ferrone can only read what he's given. I listened to this right after Sudden Prey which was out standing. It was quite a let down.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    Dell


    What character would you cut from Easy Prey?

    All of them from this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll continue to buy any additional books in the "prey" series. And any others from John Sandford.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Two Graves

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2043)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1794)

    After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help.

    G. House Sr. says: "Whiplash from the emotional rollercaster"
    "don't waste your money"
    Overall
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    What would have made Two Graves better?

    Different authors


    Has Two Graves turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The first one I read was Still life with crows. I couldn't put it down. The series has gotten sillier with each book after that. What would be wrong with the quirky FBI agent solving crimes like in crows.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Read a different book


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Two Graves?

    all of them


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bounty Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Josh Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The old Apache renegade Soldado Viejo is hiding out in Mexico, and the Arizona Department Adjutant has selected two men to hunt him down. One -- Dave Flynn -- knows war, the land, and the nature of his prey. The other is a kid lieutenant named Bowers. But there's a different kind of war happening in Soyopa. And if Flynn and his young associate choose the wrong allies -- and the wrong enemy -- they won't be getting out alive.

    Jean says: "The Bounty Hunters"
    "Might have been good if"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It might have been a lot better but the narrator whispered the whole thing. There was no reason to unless that's his style but for me it was a struggle to get through.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Josh Clark’s performances?

    no!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shibumi

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Trevanian
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (737)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (299)

    Nicholai Hel, born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection: shibumi.

    David says: "Only a Russian could be this shibumi"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    Has to be the most boring book I've heard in a long time. The description makes it sound great but the majority of the book takes place in caves.
    Recommend for anyone needing aid in sleeping.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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