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Harry Boyle

Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • I Am Number Four

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1327)
    Performance
    (872)
    Story
    (878)

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

    Brynn says: "Annoying book we wanted to like"
    "One that just catches your interest"
    Overall

    I felt like I was taking a chance when I downloaded this one. Now that I finished it in record time ( because I could not put it down ) I am sad it is finished. I read somewhere that this is a TEENS story wrapped around SI-FY. Okay that is true but to miss this one is to really miss something. I am 59 and simply glad I took a chance. I hope there are a bunch more of them coming out as a series.

    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Life: All Souls, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (1124)
    Story
    (1117)

    After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

    Troy says: "So worth the wait!"
    "Third one as good as the first two books"
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the character banter and the diversity of what each of them represents. I believe this was the final one in the series but there are still lots of places to go should the author decide to let her readers continue to enjoy the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accounting

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William Lashner
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his buddies Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money. Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds, they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it. They were wrong. Twenty-five years later, Jon’s marriage is in ruins, his kids are virtual strangers, and the recession has decimated his finances. When he finds Augie murdered in Vegas, Jon knows his past has risen from the grave to grab him by the throat. Now Jon Willing faces a choice: run to a paradise of wine and women and endless sunshine or confront the demons from his past and fight for what’s left of his imperfect suburban life.

    Charles Atkinson says: "A Great Suspense With Great Depth of Character"
    "Enjoyable and I listened to it over three days"
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    Would you listen to The Accounting again? Why?

    No-Only because I never listen to a book twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the stories flow and the crisp writing with snap back dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read two reviews that said the reader did not finish listening or did not care how this one ended. Frankly I wonder what kind of a fiction book could please those reviewers. This is a solidly written story and it was performed well. I will look forward to more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King and Maxwell

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1356)
    Story
    (1362)

    It seems at first like a simple, tragic story. Tyler Wingo, a teenage boy, learns the awful news that his father, a soldier, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Then the extraordinary happens: Tyler receives a communication from his father...after his supposed death. Tyler hires Sean and Michelle to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target? Sean and Michelle soon realize that they've stumbled on to something bigger and more treacherous than anyone could have imagined.

    JR Parrow says: "Come on guys, lighten up! This was a good book!"
    "Good effort"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to King and Maxwell the most enjoyable?

    I think what made me like the book from the beginning was easily because of the other series books and the TV series making the characters be in focus.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixth Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2218)
    Performance
    (1308)
    Story
    (1311)

    Edgar Roy - an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered. It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered....

    Anthony says: "Somebody needs to be fired..."
    "I continue to enjoy the King and Maxwell series"
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    What did you love best about The Sixth Man?

    The story never seemed to have a slow point so I just kept listening until the guy says " Audible hopes you enjoyed this program,"


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

    The writing is good enough so the two of them seem to easily weave in and out of the story.


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

    I liked the last chapter and the ending


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Shores: Destroyermen, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (343)

    The long-planned raid on the heart of the Grik Empire has grown more ambitious - and dangerously ill-defined. Only Matthew Reddy, commander of the old destroyer USS Walker, seems focused on its original intent. Many Lemurians see an opportunity to reconquer their sacred homeland, which was stolen long ago, and have no intention of simply striking a blow and then pulling back. Others, Lemurian and human, have their own agendas - which may not be in the best interests of the Alliance.

    Carol says: "Drags on and on"
    "Another hit"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series is one of the best. Lots of action and colorful characters make each book in the series an excellent choice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Silva--- The author winds him up and keeps him ticking.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish the next book will be here tomorrow. I just love the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steadfast: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1039)
    Performance
    (976)
    Story
    (975)

    Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

    rich says: "Black Jack Faces His Toughest Opponent Yet"
    "Solid but not the best in the series"
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    Would you try another book from Jack Campbell and/or Christian Rummel?

    Good writer and I keep my eye out for word on his new releases. The narrator, Chris Rummel is really good. I sometimes make purchases based on who is narrating.


    Was Steadfast worth the listening time?

    I felt this was the weakest book in the series yet it was worth listening to though I kept waiting for it to suddenly get better. That did not happen but I will still wait for the next volume.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter Sasgen
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    The incredible true story of nine Hellcat submarines assigned to penetrate the dense minefields protecting the sea of Japan. In 1945-with no knowledge of the development of the atomic bomb- American submarine commanders, desperate to avoid an invasion of the home islands, believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender.

    Harry Boyle says: "A WWII story well worth learning about"
    "A WWII story well worth learning about"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Hellcats? What did you like least?

    With a tale to tell the author concentrated on two characters that brought the story to life. This I agree was the best way to present the details.

    The part I liked least was the lack of suspense related to one characters demise. You knew he was lost and the book just took too long to explain what was unable to be explained. The Navy basically lost contact with a sub that the Japs likely took out based on post war records etc.


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

    I would see it because it would make a better movie when presented with good visuals which are of course left to the readers imagination as the audio story is presented. It has been too long without a good Submarine movie hitting the theaters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witch World

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Pike
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Heading off for a weekend in Las Vegas with her friends, Jessie Ralle has only one worry: how to make it through the road trip in the same car as her ex, Jimmy Kelter. The guy she hasn’t come close to getting over since he broke up with her five months ago. The guy who’s finally ready to tell her why he did it, because now he wants her back. Only, sometimes knowing why doesn’t actually make things better. Sometimes it leads to bigger, more terrifying questions.

    Judy says: "Love Christopher Pikes new book!"
    "Prior reviews failed me on this one"
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    What was most disappointing about Christopher Pike’s story?

    I liked the way the book started off and the Vegas casino stuff but really when the heroine ends up in the desert and then in a frozen state from being in a meat locker, I thought it was time to consider something else.


    Any additional comments?

    This one just was not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saucer: Savage Planet: Saucer, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him.

    Harry Boyle says: "Okay finale for the series"
    "Okay finale for the series"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Any book done by narrator Dick Hill has to be decent and this one was better because of the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I had read the other books written years back and was surprised to see this new one on Audible. It is worth the listen though it maybe of help to have followed the characters in the earlier books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 500: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Matthew Quirk
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (105)

    A year ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, Mike Ford landed his dream job at the Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Now, he's staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by two of the world's most dangerous men. To get out, he'll have to do all the things he thought he'd never do again: lie, cheat, steal - and this time, maybe even kill. Mike grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out.

    A. Avins says: "A Good Listen - Lots of Action"
    "Excellent first audible release"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The 500 to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy listening more than actually reading books these days. At the park listening while I walk the puppy works better for me. This book gets you invested in the characters and the story.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    As is the case with all audible reviews, you have to like the narrators job if the book hooks you.


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

    I liked following the main character not quite being the honest young attorney falling in onto the bad site and then trying to outwit other bad guys to survive.


    Any additional comments?

    I for one would like to see if the character comes back in a second book as I would give it a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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