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John

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  • The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (794)

    Following in the footsteps of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series greatest villain, The Governor.

    David says: "Well....okay...I guess"
    "Editor didn't do his job..."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There are several silly technical mistakes in this book that should have been caught and corrected before it was published. Just a few examples, Ford doesn't make the S10... Try Chevy... Glock Handguns don't have a manual safety. The safety is incorporated into the trigger. Oh, and a mistake made by so many writers... CORDITE... Bullets haven't contained Cordite as a propellant since 1945. It's production stopped at the end of WWII, yet writers continue to refer to the air hanging heavy with the smell of Cordite. Unless your shooters are using Vintage WWII bullets, it's not Cordite they are smelling :-)


    32 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5811)
    Performance
    (2779)
    Story
    (2779)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Russell B. Ivey says: "Great book bad audio"
    "Outdated Material"
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    Would you try another book from Stephen R. Covey and/or Stephen R. Covey?

    maybe


    Any additional comments?

    The materials presented in this book are outdated. It's many references and examples of BIG BLUE, and how it was run back in 1990 are no longer representative of how the company is run today, nor how it's employees are treated. Gone are the days of the Employees coming first, or second, or even 3rd. To my knowledge, the only remaining Computer / Software company that still treats it people with respect and as individuals is SAS.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10558)
    Performance
    (5444)
    Story
    (5487)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Russell says: "Glad I Listened to 11-22-63 First"
    "I enjoyed it"
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    What did you love best about Under the Dome?

    The Characters


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

    I could have done without the reader imitating the generator Alarm Sounds, over and over... I listen at night, in bed and watched my room mate jump each time...


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure glad that Prius didn't have Nitrogen filled tires. Many Prius cars are sold new with Nitrogen filled tires. Barbie took a big chance choosing a Prius :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5542)
    Performance
    (3509)
    Story
    (3541)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Enjoyed it, for the most part."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was an entertaining story. A bit sad, but good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John of course ;-)


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

    It did open my eyes. I'm 45, Diabetic and have a pacemaker. Looks like I'll be one of the first victims in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I did enjoy the story even if it was a bit sad. I really wish writers would stop refering to Cordite in their books. The last country to use Cordite stoped making it in 1945. You may be smelling some variety of gun powder, but it's not Cordite unless you happened upon a WWII Surplus stockpile. The Term Cordite is as obsolete as Leaded Gasoline.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Infection

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (350)

    Five ordinary people must pay the price of survival at the end of the world. A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters.

    wayne says: "worst narrator, I've heard so far"
    "ok story, but..."
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    The author needs to research firearms. The writer states that the officer thumbed the safety off her Glock... Glocks Handguns have no external lock to thumb off..... Also, Cordite hasnt been used in guns since WWII... Next time have a gun expert proof your script.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Steve Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (128)

    As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.

    Flavius says: "Rough, but Enjoyable"
    "The Smell of Cordite..."
    Overall

    Mister DiLouie, Et Al... Please Stop it with the references to the Smell of Cordite in the air... Cordite hasn't been used in 60 plus years.... So far, I've heard references to cordite smell at least 10 times...

    Since this book is written in the present with many references to the war in Iraq..

    If the characters are smelling Cordite, they must have time traveled back to the Mid 1940's for a Sniff...

    "Cordite is now obsolete, and it is no longer produced. It has been replaced by other propellants, such as the Improved Military Rifle (IMR) line of extruded powder or the WC844 ball propellant currently in use in the 5.56x45mm NATO.[2] Production ceased in the United Kingdom, around the end of the 20th century, with the closure of the last of the World War II cordite factories closed"...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter L. Bergen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The Osama bin Laden I Know is the definitive history of the world's most wanted man. Author Peter Bergen is CNN's terrorism analyst and an acclaimed journalist who actually spent time with bin Laden prior to the events of September 11, 2001. The book features interviews with people from each stage of bin Laden's life, from childhood to the present day, and reveals both formative moments and intimate details that reveal his character and personality.

    Robert says: "Disappointed"
    "Interesting, but with mistakes"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book, but was really turned off when the reader states that Fort Bragg is in South Carolina. This is incorrect, Ft Bragg is located in the center of North Carolina, near Fayetteville, NC. Makes me wonder how accurate the rest of the book is.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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