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James

Brookfield, CT, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Days of Infamy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Pearl Harbor is in utter chaos after the unexpected third strike by Imperial Japanese Naval Air Forces, ordered into the attack by Admiral Yamamoto. A victory has been achieved, but is it total victory? Yamamoto is horrified to discover that the Foreign Ministry office of his government has utterly failed in their promise to insure that a proper declaration of war be delivered to America prior to the opening of hostilities.

    Kenneth says: "Wonderful"
    "A Good Sequal"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book as much as any others that these two historians have written.
    Well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Valley Forge: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By William Dufris, Callista Gingrich
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (70)

    In To Try Men's Souls, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen cast a new light on the year 1776 .Valley Forge picks up the narrative a year after Washington’s triumphant surprise attack on Trenton, and much has changed since then. It’s the winter of 1777, and Washington’s battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia.

    Stephen says: "The Forging of America"
    "Wonderful book about the dark days Valley Forge"
    Overall

    I thought I knew some history of the American Revolution. After listening to this great book I was interested from the first word to the last. The characters are very believable. Thank you for the great book. I am looking forward for more from this team of writers.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shimmer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    When a high-speed chase goes terribly wrong, Santa Fe police officer Dan Page watches in horror as a car and gas tanker explode into flames. Torn with guilt that he may be responsible, Page returns home to discover that his wife, Tori, has disappeared. Frantic, Page follows her trail to Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that drew onlookers from every corner of the globe.

    Snoodely says: "Thriller set within a real-life mystery"
    "Good listen"
    Overall

    I have read or listened to each and every book written by David Morrell. This was not a typical David Morrel story. It was more like a Dean Koontz.

    I enjoyed it after I got over the fact it was not Dean Kontz but rather David Morrel. So yes I would recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Silence: Doc Ford Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Randy Wayne White
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (58)

    Winter in New York City: Amid sleet and snow, Doc Ford is at the Explorers Club with his new friend, former (and maybe current) British agent Sir James Montbard, researching a jungle expedition, and awaiting the arrival of an attractive U.S. senator with whom Ford has become more than friendly.Her car pulls up, she starts to get out, and the unthinkable happens: an assassination attempt right before their eyes. Ford engages, critically injuring one of the attackers, but the senator vanishes.

    Bonnie says: "Like a DOC out of water"
    "A bit different then others in the series"
    Overall

    I was very pleased with the book. I laughed in parts as I listened to it. I thought it was well written and the book moved along nicely. I think the way all the various characters were brought together at the end in a great way. I was surpised at some of the connections.

    Doc was Doc in the book.. with his glasses held with fishing line . Enjoy the book for what it is.
    Good old fashion fun and a place to escape!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tsar: An Alex Hawke Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ted Bell
    • Narrated By John Shea
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (169)

    Russia gains a new tsar, a signal to the world that the imperial Russia is back and plans to have her day. In America, a killer known only as Happy the Baker brutally murders an innocent family and literally flattens the small Midwestern town they once called home. Just a taste, according to the new tsar, of what will happen if America does not back down. Alex Hawke is the only man who can stop the madness.

    A User says: "pure masculine entertainment"
    "Top Form once more for Ted Bell"
    Overall

    Ok, its a little far fetched how the bad guy wants to do in the good old free world. But Lord Hawke comes to meet this new threat head on. The cast of characters that support him as aways are there for him in time of need.
    I finished hoping it will not be too much longer before Ted Bell gives us another Lord Hawke tale!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Spy: An Alex Hawke Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ted Bell
    • Narrated By John Shea
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (167)

    On assignment for the British Secret Service, a man leads a mysterious expedition into the heart of darkness. Sailing up the furthest reaches of the Amazon River, he is captured by a brutal tribe of indigenous cannibals. Forced into slave labor, he witnesses the unimaginable.

    James says: "As good as the rest of Hawke's adventures"
    "As good as the rest of Hawke's adventures"
    Overall

    If you have enjoyed any of the other books in the series you will enjoy this one as well. The storyline is a bit far fetched but I enjoyed listening to this. Some of the minor characters are well defined and well used.
    Enjoy!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Rommel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Autumn 1942. Hitler's legions have swept across Europe; France has fallen; Churchill and the English stand isolated on their island. In North Africa, Rommel and his Panzers have routed the British Eighth Army and stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oil fields of the Middle East.

    James says: "Killing Rommel"
    "Killing Rommel"
    Overall

    I have never read/listened to this author. I decided to give it a try and would like to say it was an excellent book. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you like WWII action type of stories. I thought the ending was super.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    Overall
    (1375)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (449)

    In lower Manhattan, a charnel pit of horror is uncovered: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. Just as a museum archaeologist and an enigmatic FBI agent begin to unravel the clues to the killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them. Mixing science and terror in a way only they can, Preston and Child deliver a novel that's as gruesome as it is enthralling.

    Dianna says: "This Book is a True Curiosity!!"
    "always good read"
    Overall

    The two authors of this series have a wonderful main character who is a thinker.. I enjoyed this book as I have all the books in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 6 Sacred Stones: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Matthew Reilly
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    A mysterious ceremony in an unknown location has triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in no less than the end of all life on Earth. But Jack and his team might be able to ward off the coming Armageddon if they can find the fabled Six Sacred Stones.

    says: "abridged"
    "Do not rush and get"
    Overall

    This book was ok, I would not rush out and listen to it. There were times I was thinking, did I download a book written for a middle school kid. Then they started to swear so I knew it was suppose to be for an adult. It was very predictable from the start to the end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    An American general is captured in the Middle East. His captors threaten to behead him within days. But moments before he is rendered unconscious during the attack, the general realizes that his unseen captors are American.

    scottad1 says: "Hats off Gunny"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I will say that this book reminded me of another book I have read/listened to, but I can not recall the title. I will say it was perfect for a nice long drive to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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