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Household Six

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  • Dead Eye: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2212)
    Performance
    (1976)
    Story
    (1995)

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

    Julius Butcher says: "Fits well into the series"
    "My oh my! I love the Gray Man."
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    What made the experience of listening to Dead Eye the most enjoyable?

    Mark Greany has out Clanceyed Clancy. Awesome story, continuation of the character and feel of being in the plot with the action. Ready to give up normal life and give it a go living the nomadic life with Courtland Gentry.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As improbable as it all is it is written so well I am sure it is all possible. You feel the story and the location moving with you. Constant motion, pain, empathy for the man who has killed dozens and has no home.


    Which character – as performed by Jay Snyder – was your favorite?

    Courtland Gentry of course.


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

    Just sad it was over.


    Any additional comments?

    Start at the beginning of the series and you will not be sad.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (4232)
    Performance
    (3488)
    Story
    (3508)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Saying it out loud makes it true- honest writing."
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    If you could sum up Dark Places in three words, what would they be?

    She opens up the minds of the characters and says what they are really thinking. Nothing held back. No nice kind words, no extra fluff for the read. Just descriptive phrases which transport the reader into the mind and the story. extraordinarily good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Places?

    many memorable movements but i can almost picture the main characters house. the different rooms, the box of lotion, the state of decay. One step above abject poverty but not really living in the real world of today- a fantasy retreat.


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

    Excellent narrators for this story. The feelings that they share in the depth of their voices surprised me in how they made the characters plights seem even more dire. When the character was taking drugs the voice would reflect that.


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

    The last scene in the book moved me. Not only was i unsure how the book could end but I was unsure if the scene could even happen. it was written perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    G. Flynn is two for two with me now- Gone Girl and now this. I feel like an addict- wanting more of this very stylistic multiple point of view type of writing. The story unfolds at its own pace and with so much descriptive prose you are sucked into the "life" of the "world" of the story. These are books I actually feel like talk about with others. Does not happen often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Risk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Christopher Reich
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Bobby Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve in a brazen, inexplicable attack on the South Lawn of the White House. In the moments before his death, Astor's father sends Bobby a mystifying text message…a single word that Bobby soon realizes offers the only clue to the identity of his father's killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack.

    Smitty7979 says: "A disappointing effort"
    "Faux working man Bobby Kennedy saves world"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes- not my usual read but part for the course for author. Financial intrigue with attempt at immigrant family several generations up the line "seeing the market" while playing the bad boy.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Plot was good if not predictable. Financial ruin in some aspects, love interest thrown in, and geopolitics for good measure. Not a thriller but close.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narrator gets fair marks. Did not take away from quality of the experience.


    Do you think The Prince of Risk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not needed but room was left for a new story with same characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Parts in middle were a little slow but overall a quality listen by a known quantity author.

    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
    (1123)
    Performance
    (970)
    Story
    (970)

    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"
    "Gabriel Allon + George Guidall= excellence"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend this book to a friend that enjoys international thrillers. Daniel Silva does not disappoint and neither does George Guidall in his performance. All of the characters, even though I have heard about them before in other Allon books, come to life in audio version. A very excellent entry.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the fact that it was not another painting based story. Art and artist played a part but Gabriel being a restorer was not the central element. Great change of pace.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I like everything about George Guidall. I often look for books he read/performs to pick my next audio book. I listen to at least 3+ a month and the performance of the reader is key to my enjoyment after content of the book.


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

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it and you will not be sad- it is not a weak entry by Daniel Silva. In fact it might be one of his better entries.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (438)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (393)

    Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

    Carol says: "First Book Mr Berry fell flat on."
    "Brick ruins good story"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Scott Brick is the worst narrator on Audible. I listen many, many, many hours per month and he has finally gone to far. His sleep voice and unexcitable diction and narration have made me drift off one too many times. I am done! No more Scott Brick. IF you are an author pick someone else to read your story.


    Has The King's Deception turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I love the premise of this story but unable to finish because I cannot stay with narrator.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (277)

    A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

    Karen says: "Good story, disappointing storytelling"
    "story was slow and reading was nails on chalkboard"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    not sure i would recommend this book to a friend... there are better reads/listens out there. the story was slow but finished okay- but the story was ruined with the readers. it got on my nerves and stayed there.


    What didn’t you like about J. D. Jackson and Neil Kaplan ’s performance?

    the mock womens voices were HORRIBLE and added a note of weakness to every word the author wrote. i will not listen to another word the author wrote from these readers. i knew george g. was a good reader or armand s. but did not realize that if they were horrible i would not want to read/listen to a story ever again...


    Was One Rough Man worth the listening time?

    concept of the story was there but the over all effect of the listen was ruined.


    Any additional comments?

    sorry to the author. i think you have tallent but by allowing these readers access to your material you are doing yourself a great injustice.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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