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Joseph

SOMETHING! Sorry it was funny when I typed it.

Springfield, VA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Inner Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (739)

    When Clementine Kaye, archivist Beecher White's first childhood crush, shows up at the National Archives asking for his help, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the president of the United States privately reviews classified documents. They accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact - and find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder.

    Joseph says: "VERY WELL DONE"
    "VERY WELL DONE"
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    If you could sum up The Inner Circle in three words, what would they be?

    DrivenThoughtful Interesting


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    All I buy books based on the reader first and the author second, I know that is strange but I have falling in love with a few more books this way and found authors like Meltzer this way.


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

    Not really moved me but one that stood out was when the Archivist was looking out his window that was interesting kind of an Ahhh moment. Sorry no spoilers….


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this book and will look forward to reading the next installment. Funny I normally pick books based on the reader first and then the story. Scott Brick is one of the best I have heard and really look forward to his reading. Meltzer really loves history and looks at it sideways which is really interesting. It is actually really cool to learn something from a fiction book.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Six

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1108)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1048)

    Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die.

    K says: "Great story, characters, narration, and more"
    "Bronson Pinchot makes the story!!!!"
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    I saw this book and figured what the heck, I love stories like this and I figured give it a shot. Wow was I surprised and very happy. I enjoyed the story and the writing was great but the kicker in this was the reader(Narrator) Bronson is outstanding in that he makes the story come alive. There are a few narrator's out there that I will buy a book just because they are reading them. Bronson Pinchot is one of the top 3 on my list. Larry and Mike have a great series here and i hope they keep it going I am looking forward to the next book. Don't lose Bronson!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By C. S. Friedman
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (1270)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1131)

    Four hundred years after mankind's arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.

    DarcyB says: "Warning, vampires within!"
    "On a Whim"
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    I picked up this story because it was on sale and figured it might be a good distraction, and it was so much so I figured I should see just what the back story is. So I am now going through the trilogy and am really having a great time. Looking to see where everything goes and how it all works out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Soldiers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (338)
    Story
    (341)

    Widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times best-selling author Alan Furst takes listeners back to the early days of World War II for a dramatic novel of intrigue and suspense.

    Theresa says: "Chilling..Fantastic"
    "I had no Idea what I was getting into"
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    This is a very good book and rather interesting one to boot. I knew of the USSR and WWII but never in this way. The writer is brilliant and the way he weaves real history into the story is grand. I was not expecting to get so involved with the story but I did and happy for it. The Narrator was just great and made the 18 hour book rather fun even with the dark story line. Well worth adding to your libary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assumed Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Morrell
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Filled with nonstop suspense and stunning psychological insight, this is the story of Brendan Buchanan, undercover intelligence operative and master of over 200 false identities: a man forced to assume the most elusive and treacherous identity of all - his own. Tracking the most devastating conspiracy he has ever encountered, trapped by his love for two enigmatic, beautiful women, he will race through a sinister labyrinth of intrigue to a shattering rendezvous with fate….

    lloyd says: "alonzo"
    "Strange Book but fun"
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    This was a strange little book, but it was a fun one you actually wanted to finish. I get it on sale with a group and was better than I thought it would be. Dated but really good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Empire - The Greyfriar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (402)

    1870. A time known as The Great Killing. The vampire clans arose and slaughtered humanity with unprecedented carnage in the northern parts of the world. Millions perished; millions were turned into herd animals. The great industrialized civilizations of the world were left in ruin. A remnant fled south to the safety of the ever present heat which was intolerable to vampires. There, blending with the local peoples, they rebuilt their societies founded on human ingenuity, steam and iron.

    Diana says: "The Greyfriar Rocks!"
    "Slow star but worth it!"
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    Not a bad story it was hard to get past the beginning which was a little slow going and many times I wanted to just stop... but I kept going and was well worth it. If you like steampunk you might like this. I enjoyed this and have moved on to the next in line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4476)
    Performance
    (3913)
    Story
    (3968)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

    Robert says: "All the reviews had me worried for nothing!"
    "Nice ending to a great series"
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    When this book first came out I read all of the reviews and actually listened to them, boy was that a mistake. I left the book on my wish list and figured it would stay there for the foreseeable future since the reviews had me scratching my head. I am so glad I did not remove it. As I write this review I think folks are going to read this and wonder just what is he on about or what makes him a worthwhile reviewer. To be honest I listen to books because I have Dyslexia and it is difficult for me to read for a long time, that and I lose myself in books. When I start the iPhone app (sorry for the plug) I do just that I lose myself in the stories and it is a great feeling. When I listened to this and the rest of the books I was transformed to Alagaësia. Funny thing was; I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn’t listening and thinking just how is Paolini going to play everything out.

    To take time to write a review is a big deal for me and to write one for this book was important especially because of the negative one’s I saw when the book first came out in 2011. The bottom line is that this book was well worth your time and I do feel if you have listened to the first three than you are going to see this is a great ending to this series. If you have not read the first three I would suggest investing in those books and enjoy the adventure that Eragon, Saphira and the rest will take you on. Alagaësia is a wonderful place to get lost in for a few hours at least.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lion's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4615)
    Performance
    (1901)
    Story
    (1902)

    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    Toni says: "Remarkable!"
    "OKAY but drawn out"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My time was spent well, I would not say that I was in a hurry to finish it as it did drag on a bit.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    READ IT YOUR SELF


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Have to say the Central Park and the groaning from the backup.


    Did The Lion's Game inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    A bit long and drawn out, enjoyed more of John Cory than the bad guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enchantress: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (671)

    Adapted from the hardcover edition of The Enchantress, this long-anticipated audiobook brings the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series to its stunning conclusion. The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And Danu Talis has yet to fall. The future of the human race lies in the balance - how will the legend end?

    G. House Sr. says: "A Staggering Disappointment"
    "Great Ending"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Enchantress to be better than the print version?

    I would say every audio version is better than reading... Dyslexia sucks


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The twins and billy the kidd


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

    Yes very good voice and enjoyed every bit.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good ending to this series, I hope the Author will bring in some of the other players into their own adventures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Gate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (786)
    Story
    (783)

    Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts.

    Amanda says: "Reliable Entertainment for Child Fans"
    "Different From Child"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Third Gate the most enjoyable?

    This was a very different book than I expected. Took a little to keep going but it was worth it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really never like to single out one over the rest, they were all good and played off each other well.


    Which character – as performed by Johnathan McClain – was your favorite?

    I liked McClain very much he kept me interested.


    If you could take any character from The Third Gate out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Since I am writing this a few weeks after I read it it is difficult to remember ll of the names I would like to have a one on one with the start and I would love to see just how the wife of the Doctor is.


    Any additional comments?

    Takes some effort to get through but well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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