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Arlington, TX, USA

  • 4 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 101 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Extreme Measures: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    F says: "Kickass Thriller - With Politics!"
    "My First Vince Flynn Novel"

    This was my first Vince Flynn novel and it was teriffic!

    I really enjoyed someone writing about the radical muslim world as sick and twisted without a sympathetic ear - whatsoever.

    No quarter is given to the radicals in this book. This book will be a breath of fresh air for true Muslims and non-Muslims alike!

    Great non-stop story that will keep you riveted. George Guidall does a great job on narration.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Lords of the North: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tom Sellwood
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    The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

    scott says: "Best on Audible"
    "Good Book - GREAT Series"

    This is the 3rd book in Cornwell's "Saxon Series", all dealing with a fictional main character set in the time of Alfred the Great.

    Cornwell does a fabulous job weaving a fictional story into true historical events and real-life characters.

    I actually listened to the 5th book in this series first and have gone back listen to the first four books in order. I recommend taking them in order.

    I am getting ready to start the last one - Book 4 -all of them have been terrific!

    Unfortunately, books 1, 2 and 4 are abridged on Audible.

    ABRIDGED audio books should be BANNED!! :)

    I have enjoyed this series so much that I am going to either read the hardback of Book 4, or listen to the unabridged version on cassette (if i can find it - it is hard to find. I have not found it on CD or in digital format at all - I don't think it is out in those formats from what i can see)

    Overall, both this book and the series are highly recommended!

    P.S. I read that he is writing another book in this series as Book 5 certainly didn't conclude the saga. I can't wait!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Plague of Secrets

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Lescroart
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The first victim is Dylan Vogler, a charming ex-convict who manages the Bay Beans West coffee shop in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. When his body is found, inspectors discover that his knapsack is filled with high-grade marijuana. It soon becomes clear that San Francisco's A-list flocked to Bay Beans West not only for their caffeine fix. But how much did Maya Townshend - the beautiful socialite niece of the city's mayor, and the absentee owner of the shop - know about what was going on inside her business?

    Stephen says: "A 'Law and Order' Type Story"
    "Overall - Good Book"

    Good.... but not great.

    The story is just not quite intriguing enough to classify it as a "can't put down" novel.

    However, I DID enjoy it. This was my first Dismas Hardy novel and I will probably try another.

    I believe a previous reviewer in that this may not be one of his best.

    I like the author's style, and he is quite brilliant at creating good legal angles and interesting dialogue.

    Laurie is dead on in her review. The editor oughta be shot for leaving such a hole open in the conclusion - he/she totally missed closing it!!

    Good Narrator - Overall recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunters: A Presidential Agent Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Two brutal murders and millions of missing dollars in the growing UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Castillo and his team to an estancia in Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered right before their eyes. Who is responsible? Most likely, the people higher up in the dirty-money chain - those willing to risk anything to keep their secrets from being revealed.

    Thomas says: "Excellent, but must read in sequence"
    "I Just Kept Waiting for the Story to Get Going"

    There is a very simple story line here that never delivers any bang for the buck.

    Most of the book is spent away from the main story line to develop the characters, which the author does fairly well.

    Likewise, the characters itertwining with the politics of operating as a spy network is also fairly interesting, but mostly unexciting.

    I teetered between a 2 and a 3 and went ahead with a 3 as the story was narrated well. Dick Hill, the narrator, is good - as usual.

    I will probably try another Griffin book as my father is a fan and recommends him. He did tell me that this one was not as good as his others.

    Otherwise, I would probably not choose another Griffin book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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