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Pionier66

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  • Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1424)
    Performance
    (1241)
    Story
    (1240)

    Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

    Joshua says: "A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'"
    "Another sure thing"
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    What did you love best about Black List?

    Another great Brad Thor book with every you need and more to keep you listening, even in the driveway. It was great to see "the Troll" become more real, more human. I love to hear the interview at the end for a peak inside both the author and reader's ideas and inspiration behind the theme.


    Any additional comments?

    Only criticism is a minor one. As a long time Brad Thor fan, I sometimes got frustrated when the story paused to describe, in detail, characters from past stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3161)
    Performance
    (2404)
    Story
    (2410)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
    "This story is timeless and a must read"
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    Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

    I own the book and have read it multiple times. The audio version really brought the characters and story to life.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Excellent


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2877)
    Performance
    (2540)
    Story
    (2546)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    Kathryn says: "Worth the listen"
    "A good Puller book - but not the best IMO"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like the John Puller character and really enjoyed bringing his brother into the storyline. Overall, the story was great. However, I felt the ending became a little too much of a harlequin novel between John and Veronica.

    After the first two Puller books, I was really looking forward this installment. My expectations were met - but just barely. I was left hoping for something a little bit better.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The performance was okay, not great. I noticed many times when McLarty got voices mixed up in the middle of a conversation. While McLarty changed intonation between characters, it seemed Cassidy consistently maintained a southern accent regardless of character.


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

    When Robert Puller met his Dad at the end of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21241)
    Performance
    (19058)
    Story
    (19227)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Great Performance"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    This was one of the very best audio performances I have listened to. Emma really brought the story and characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Command Authority

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2539)
    Performance
    (2279)
    Story
    (2284)

    There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

    Marci says: "Great story with a couple of flaws"
    "Fact or Fiction?"
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    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes it was hard to distinguish between the audiobook and the news headlines! Great book and kept me sitting in the car with the engine off more times than not. I did think the epilogue was a little cheesy though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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