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Harry Boyle

Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Pride Runs Deep: A Jack Tremain Submarine Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By R. Cameron Cooke
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Shattered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. is rebuilding its fleet while the badly damaged Submarine Division Seven holds the line against the Japanese Navy. The loss of even one more submarine could be devastating - and every enemy ship that slips through means more lives lost. But Lieutenant Commander Jack Tremain is determined to whip into shape a boat that's returned from a hellish patrol and make the Japanese pay - even if this is his last mission ever.

    Harry Boyle says: "Could not turn my I-touch Off"
    "Could not turn my I-touch Off"
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    If you could sum up Pride Runs Deep in three words, what would they be?

    Really captivating story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride Runs Deep?

    When all looked lost a mine saves the day


    What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?

    Can not accurately describe how good of a job he did bringing this one to life.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first fictional book out of my last ten that I just had to stay with and listened to it over a day and a half. The characters were inter woven well. Other than the expected Tre bravery at a key moment, the author kept me wondering what would happen next. I liked the style of making each character become the lead player at a moment in time. Overall a audible purchase of this book will not make anyone thing they made a bad choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Target

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3210)
    Performance
    (2836)
    Story
    (2817)

    The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

    L.W. says: "Several Stories in One Book..So Good!"
    "I just did not enjoy this one like I have others i"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not recommending


    What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

    I have enjoyed their work together.


    Was The Target worth the listening time?

    I just think there are better choices than this one


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6152)
    Performance
    (5766)
    Story
    (5753)

    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.… Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful. He doesn’t know the half of it… Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

    D says: "Hold onto your staff; Harry’s back."
    "the unexpected happens again"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    the entire series is just darn good. Every time I finish one the next book is eagerly awaited.


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

    Marster's makes the stories go. The one book he missed was a real setback so hopefully he is able to do whatever follows.


    Any additional comments?

    Butcher has a way of introducing aspects in his characters that you might not see as likely as the story is in motion. Without giving too much away we seemed to have added a new knight who has come up through the ranks and grown more in each book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3889)
    Performance
    (3630)
    Story
    (3619)

    For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

    D says: "The third druid"
    "JUst a little off from previous efforts"
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    Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?

    It is a good combination and hopefully the next on gas more substance to it.


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

    To muck of the female druid that was not as entertaining


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I especially liked the banter back and forth between Atticus and his hound, It was funny


    Could you see Shattered being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no movie for this version


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Locked Doors: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Seven years ago, suspense novelist Andrew Thomas' life was shattered when he was framed for a series of murders. The killer's victims were unearthed on Andrew's lakefront property, and since he was wanted by the FBI, Andrew had no choice but to flee and to create a new identity. Andrew does just that in a cabin tucked away in the remote wilderness near Haines Junction, Yukon. His only link to society is by email, through which he learns that all the people he ever loved are being stalked and murdered.

    Kevin says: "breathtaking suspense!!"
    "It is all in the narrator"
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    Was Locked Doors worth the listening time?

    It was an average book and there are for sure better woks on Audible to chose from.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is what kept me involved. I suspect that I might have taken a very long time to complete the reading of a print version. I did not feel the author broke any new ground and he just spent more time with shotguns blazing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sleeping Late On Judgement Day: Bobby Dollar, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    Where does an angel go when he’s been to Hell and back? Renegade angel Bobby Dollar does not have an easy afterlife. After surviving the myriad gruesome dangers Hell oh-so-kindly offered him, Bobby has returned empty-handed – his demon girlfriend Casmira, the Countess of Cold Hands, is still in the clutches of Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell. Some hell of a rescue. Forced to admit his failure, Bobby ends up back at his job as an angel advocate.

    Harry Boyle says: "I am already waiting for the fourth in thje Series"
    "I am already waiting for the fourth in thje Series"
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    Where does Sleeping Late On Judgement Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to hundreds of audio books. This one is in the top ten percent.


    What about George Newbern’s performance did you like?

    He reads the book at a fast pace which is exactly what is needed to keep the listener in all the way.


    Any additional comments?

    I personally like the style the author uses. He weaves off the point intentionally and then pops back in at exactly the right time. Great job.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Identical

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (312)

    Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon.

    Jacqueline says: "Courtroom Drama Takes a Back Seat"
    "A lot of words that are not what i wanted"
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    Would you listen to another book narrated by Henry Leyva?

    His style is better that not quite a monotone. Had the book kept my interest my view of the narrator might have changed


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

    I was disappointed in this effort by Turow. It almost seemed to me that a book was due where he could make a few bucks. I felt he got away from his base of having an attornet represent a client well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By S. C. Gwynne
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (181)

    General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

    Richard says: "A very good read"
    "I can not remember listening to a better story"
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    Would you listen to Rebel Yell again? Why?

    I typically never listen to a book twice but this time I might make an exception. The length of this book ( every minute enjoyable ) is the only reason not to do it over.


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

    This Stone Wall Jackson was clearly the greatest Civil War General. He made mistakes but all of the leaders did. Communications or the lack of them were often at fault. As a kid I read all of the Civil War stuff that I could get my hands on. Jackson's leadership abilities can not be understated. I was moved by the way the author portrayed Jackson's final days.


    Any additional comments?

    Cotter Smith was the perfect performer for this wonderful novel. Everyone should listen to this one. Why not get educated about Civil War history. Our kids know nothing about our past as the schools are failing to let all everywhere learn about America. You will be glad you listened to this book when it ends.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Means: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Douglas Brunt
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, George Newbern, Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide. Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty.

    Ed says: "Thought I was listening to abridged version"
    "Loved the ending"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Means?

    The last sentence surprised me as I never saw it coming.


    Any additional comments?

    In this book time sometimes jumped ahead which to me left small gaps. Overall the story was well constructed. I think it only fair to mention that I am a fan of Megan Kelly and bought the book because of her interview with her husband. It was a good choice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Revenge of Seven: Lorien Legacies, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (374)
    Story
    (373)

    The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth about our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy. We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

    Teddy says: "It's not done?"
    "Was worth waiting for"
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    Would you listen to The Revenge of Seven again? Why?

    I never re-listen to a book so the answer is No.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I expected all along that 8 would open his eyes again. I liked the way it was done


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    All of the narrators did their usual good job.


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

    I thought Adam taking out his dad and then supporting the cast was written well.


    Any additional comments?

    I was not ready for the book to end and so I will be ready for the next installment. I hope it comes out sooner rather than later.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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