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Nathaniel

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NEW CASTLE, DE, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3610)
    Performance
    (3089)
    Story
    (3072)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Doesn't compare to the "classics", but still good"
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    After buying The Gray Man, by Mark Greaney, I bought Locked On. I enjoyed Gray Man even though it was short and felt more like a movie script than a spy novel. Ever since Teeth of the Tiger I have felt like Tom Clancy had lost his motivation to create another masterpiece and the fact that he is using co-authors proves that he just doesn't have the will to continue the story lines. With that said, I do recommend this book. It is obvious from the writing that the outline comes from Clancy but the actual writing comes from Greaney. There are some phrases and word cues which come directly from The Gray Man. Lou Diamond Phillips is alright, probably better than most but definitely not a Scott Brick or Dick Hill. I sometimes struggled to tell the difference between the characters, he doesn't seem to have an extensive range. He does do a great job with Mary Pat Foley and the other female character. I also thought his Jack Ryan was decent, but Sr. doesn't play a huge role in this story. Also, the book does end with a tease and I was half-tempted to burn a credit on Threat Vector but decided to hold out and hopefully pick it up during one of Audible's specials, which is the only reason I bought Locked On.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2596)
    Performance
    (2203)
    Story
    (2190)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "Possibly the BEST book I've read (listened to)"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Amazing perfomance by Scott Brick, who is now my favorite voice actor, with Dick Hill coming in a very close second. The story was very well done and very believable. I couldn't stop listening. Thankfully I drive for about 7 hours a day so it didn't take me long to finish the story. Gregg Hurwitz is now in my top five. Survivor was also very good.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You're Next?

    When Mike was was able to drop the bomb on William


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He can portray a child and woman in a way which Dick Hill just isn't able to. It's not that he sounds effeminate but there is something subtle and subdued in his voice which allows me to picture a woman in my mind as he is speaking. Dick Hill's voice just doesn't have the range or quality I suppose.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope anyone who enjoys reading books or listening to them tries this one. I grew up on Tom Clancy, Michael Chricton and John Grisham novels but haven't done much reading over the last 10 plus years until I got a smart phone and became an Audible memeber. My love of "reading" has kicked back into high gear and I can't wait for the next great book to come my way.

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