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Gary

Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

Colorado Springs, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Escape Artist: A Robin Monarch Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Mark Sullivan, the co-author of James Patterson’s Private Games, has, in Robin Monarch, created a compelling new hero. Monarch is a world-class thief and a highly skilled operative - a man with skills, a rigid code of honor, powerful friends and implacable enemies. In Escape Artist, Monarch’s abilities - and his nerve - are both tested when he takes on an impossible mission to stop an assassination plot that’s about to unfold, when all anyone knows for certain is the target.

    Gary says: "Keep Monarch coming!!!"
    "Keep Monarch coming!!!"
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    Would you listen to Escape Artist again? Why?

    Yes, because of the intensity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robin Monarch because he show his weakness and strength.


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

    Jeff Gurner is excellent and brings the characters to lilfe


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Man Called Trent: A Western Duo

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Jim Gough
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    In "A Man Called Trent," nester Dick Moffitt lies dead, killed by King Bill Hale's riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called "Trent" - an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter. In "The Rider of Lost Creek," Lance Kilkenny is the fastest gun in the West, but once the gunfight is over, he disappears. Some time back, Mort Davis saved Kilkenny's life.

    Gary says: "Louis L'Amour - A hard act to follow"
    "Louis L'Amour - A hard act to follow"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes due to the fact that from the very first, the characters are introduced and as the story progresses each feeling is described.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Man Called Trent?

    When Trent discovered he was a man of the west with specific values that he would fight for.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Man Called Trent and why?

    Trent, because he had enough forsight to realize that just being a fast gun wasn't enough. He knew the true gun fighter should stay in the background.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2596)
    Performance
    (2349)
    Story
    (2355)

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
    "W O W ! ! !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Pines to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but it couldn't get much better than the audio edition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story has everything from intrigue, suspense, science fiction and comedy.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael Garcia – was your favorite?

    The lead character which was with the Secret Service.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the psychiatrist was explaining "PINES"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cole's Redemption: Alpha Pack, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By J. D. Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (316)

    Once, they were Navy SEALS. Now they are the Alpha Pack: A top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers who take on the darkest dangers on Earth. But sometimes the greatest danger lies within their own hearts.… Healer and black wolf shifter Zander Cole has survived horrors that would have broken a weaker man. But when a battle leaves him deaf and his powers dimmed, Zan is devastated. Believing himself to be a burden to his team, he sees only one option: Leave the Pack forever.

    BluBumbleB says: "Alpha Pack Is Back!"
    "Take a Bite out of time!!!!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I have to say Cole's Redemption ranks in the top 20 of all my audiobooks.














































































































































































































































    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Zander because he is a person who gives 150% to everything he cares about, not just what is needed.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Kirsten Potters performance gives a nice experience.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    When Zander's brain stopped and I wondered what would happen next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2357)
    Performance
    (2167)
    Story
    (2180)

    Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

    ShySusan says: "One of the best urban fantasy series"
    "One of the very best"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it has everything in it for anyone


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mercy is my favorite because she just lowers her head and bulls forward.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight at the burned warehouse.


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

    Absolutelly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hotter Than Wildfire: A Protectors Novel: Delta Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Charles Constant
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    Though her songs have sold millions, Eve is an enigma, a bewitching mystery. But to former Delta Force operator Harry Bolt, she is an angel whose sultry, smoky voice brought him back to life after the nightmare of Afghanistan. Nothing else matters. And now a scared, helpless beauty has walked through the door of his San Diego private security firm, running from something secret, something deadly...and Harry knows immediately that this is the woman who saved him. He is the last hope for this intoxicating siren without a past.

    Gary says: "Watch out for the quiet ones!!!!!"
    "Watch out for the quiet ones!!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because the plot is really interesting and you don't feel like blank is going to happen before it does.


    What did you like best about this story?

    3 partners in a private security firm and all top notch from 3 top notch branches of the service.


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

    A deeply masculine voice with inflexion on just the right things.


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

    Watch Out or they'll get you


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2810)
    Performance
    (1918)
    Story
    (1936)

    When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

    Deborah says: "Iron Kissed"
    "Be careful what you look for so it doesn't bite"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Iron Kissed to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the audio edition, but never read the print one


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron Kissed?

    When Mercy refused to give up her investigation even though she'd been asked by several to quit.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to almost all of Mercy's adventures and this is in the top 4.


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

    Felt bad when Mercy had her free will taken away.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oracle's Moon: Elder Races Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (959)
    Story
    (973)

    When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household, both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.

    marlene says: "Love, Love, Love"
    "Carefull of what you wish for"
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    Would you listen to Oracle's Moon again? Why?

    Yes, this author is one of the top 10 in my list


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Oracle's Moon?

    When the house blew up.


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

    I can't get over how she flexes her voice to give the characters different bodies.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Immortal Hunter: A Rogue Hunter Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (255)

    Even vampires need a vacation. But Decker Argeneau’s ends abruptly when he’s asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals—one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he’s got to rescue the latest victim. It’s all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor.InsatiableDr. Danielle McGill doesn’t know if she can trust the man who just saved her life.

    Heather says: "Love Lynsay, Hate robotic narrators!"
    "Fantastic addition"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Immortal Hunter the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was really good and did a good job so I could really get in to the story without becoming distracted.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Immortal Hunter?

    When the assistant manager was taken control of in Amsterdam.


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

    Not sure, because I was unfamiliar with the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beast Behaving Badly: Pride Series, #5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Shelly Laurenston
    • Narrated By Charlotte Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (368)

    Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York-all seven-plus feet of him - determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is....

    Angela says: "BIG BIG SMILE!"
    "Such a nice surprise"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would because it's such a refreshing style.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bo because he has such patience.


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

    Charlotte Kane does a wonderful job giving the characters in the story personalities.


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

    Bear meets Wolf-Dog


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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