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Mark

Colorado Springs, CO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Term Limits

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (947)
    Performance
    (765)
    Story
    (758)

    In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next.

    Tundrabeast says: "IN THE BEGINNING"
    "We only wish this would happen in real life!"
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    What did you love best about Term Limits?

    The plot establishes an underground patriot network resolved to getting the country back on track and do away with entrenched partisan politics. Term Limits it the very best of Vince Flynn!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Congressman Michael O'Rourke and Scott Coleman.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When O'Rourke whipped Stu Garrett in the Oval office.


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

    No any particular moment the overall concept and planning seemed excellently composed.


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding read. I have 9 Vince Flynn audio books. This should be made into screenplay and a movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (233)

    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    KAREN says: "FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS - ANOTHER WINNER!"
    "Brad Thor is better than this!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plot was relatively flat on a bland terrorist plot to EMP the US. It ended abruptly as did the bad guys he had started to develop but left half baked. Even the use of Scot Harvath's computer wiz midget was innocuous and disconnected.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Enrich the EMP connection with fact based information about the action. Involve some government agencies that oversee this activity not just the routine Anti-terroism units - NSA, DHS and routine support characters. The connection in North Korea was weak. And, the Chinese "Princelings" component added little if any suspense. That was precisely what was lacking in this novel, suspense and unpredictability. Too formulaic....


    Which character – as performed by Armand Schultz – was your favorite?

    Scott Harvath, but he was detached from most of the real actions of the story.


    Was Act of War worth the listening time?

    Unfortunately, no.


    Any additional comments?

    Come on Brad, you are better than this. It was as if the editor put you on a deadline and you needed to respond. Your usually insightful dramatic flair was conspicuously absent in this effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Deepak Chopra
    • Narrated By Deepak Chopra
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (341)

    Looking for a practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams? Based on natural laws which govern all of creation, this audio shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into 7 simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.

    P. Wouters says: "Concise and powerful"
    "Esoterically Thick"
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    What would have made The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success better?

    Common discussion instead of spiritual babble and unfounded assertions.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Deepak Chopra again?

    Perhaps


    What didn’t you like about Deepak Chopra’s performance?

    The work reviews spirituality as if it is a foreign subject and attempted to place an esoterical component within a subject that should be simply presented. It was written as if he were talking to Ph.D students instead of those searching for personal enlightenment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Act of Treason

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2922)
    Performance
    (1428)
    Story
    (1422)

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    Stevon says: "My first Flynn"
    "Outstanding !!!"
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    What did you love best about Act of Treason?

    From plot to action this Mitch Rapp thriller even brings Irene Kennedy into the action.I only wish we indeed had operatives who worked for America the way these fictional characters do. Brilliant...!


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

    By ensuring that the antagonist - VP Ross a detractor of the CIA, remained arrogant and untouchable until the very end was well done. The CIA's leverage placed upon the Swiss bankers to play ball was outstanding. And finally, in showing the clandestine elements associated with Saudi Arabia and their money lines linked to terrorism was well crafted.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The climax with Kennedy's involvement.


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

    Too much in it for that.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliantly weaved together. I would have liked to have learned of the Saudi connection being disposed of in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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