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Theresa

osprey, FL, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • Dark Star

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan Furst
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (122)

    Acclaimed author Alan Furst has written several historical fiction novels. In Dark Star, Andre Szara, a Polish journalist who becomes a spy for the Soviet Union in the late 1930s, is ordered to complete many tasks of espionage in Paris. Through Szara's character, the beginnings of World War II are revealed. George Guidall's gripping narration complements this suspenseful tale.

    Jeff Parent says: "Bright Star"
    "Fantastic- He just gets better with every book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Dark Star in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling descriptions of the Soviet experience. Interesting Dialogue0- a Journey through Europe-


    What other book might you compare Dark Star to and why?

    I'll put it with an John LaCarre or Tom Clancy- Alan Furst is the best Cloak and Dagger Author I have ever had the privilege to read!


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Gotta love Elia! Also : Senescal - brings energy and twists to an unforgettable story.


    If you could rename Dark Star, what would you call it?

    The Soviet Journalist.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep writing Alan- and keep the partnership with Guidall- finish your work before he loses his voice!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Escape Route

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Jared Doreck
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    The starship Lady Macbeth encounters a long-abandoned alien spacecraft, with its escape route still intact - but leading where? If the crew claims salvage rights, the technology inside could make them wealthy enough to buy planets. But first they need to make sure it's as empty as it seems.

    Billy says: "Narration was distracting"
    "Tin can sound"
    Overall

    OUCH... i am not sure if this is a good book because I can't get past the tin can sound and terrible character voices. I love Peter Hamilton.. but not this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1096)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (431)

    Marsalis is one of a new breed...literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back.

    L. says: "WOW, Morgan Does it again!"
    "Intelligent, not for kids, rated R- Fantastic!"
    Overall

    Richard Morgan's best work. This is intelligent Sci Fi, with a good proportion of Sex and Violence-(Much more violence than sex, but that's life, isn't it?) The Narration is flawless, and each scene is so detailed, that the mind wanders to the imagery just as the action grabs you-There are well placed Rants against all kinds of prejudices, religions included- So, if you can't suffer hearing that someone doesn't believe in your religion, don't listen.
    Morgan could turn this into his own version of Stephen King's Dark Tower, and he should! PS: The wife doesn't share my enthusiasm, she liked it, but I loved it!. Listened 4 or 5 times, and it's an ipod keeper!. Jack

    1 of 3 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
    (539)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (344)

    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"
    "Chilling..Fantastic"
    Overall

    Alan Furst creates such a sense of time and place with this novel of a world that has gone mad. The feel of civilization unraveling is quite unnerving, and as always George Guidall ( you either love the guy or hate him..) narrates with what I'd call a determined flair.
    I enjoyed this as much as his other Novel, Dark Star, which is set in a similar time and place. The two Stories share the connection of the start of the Soviet Revolution, and although I did not live it- it feels very realistic.
    One note: there is much death and violence- after all it is set right before and during World War 2. So, not exactly the "feel good" book of the month- My wife hated it- I loved it!

    Jack

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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