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  • Transfer of Power: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2741)
    Performance
    (2289)
    Story
    (2298)

    On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

    Michael says: "Great Story-Bad Narration"
    "Fantastic Story & Sullivan is Excellent Narrator"
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    Would you listen to Transfer of Power again? Why?

    The story is fantastic. Flynn does his standard excellent job deepening the plot and describing every detail. It's amazing how I felt I was actually watching it as a movie or a bystander watching in real life.


    What other book might you compare Transfer of Power to and why?

    All Flynn / Rapp books are excellent and carry the same themes. Don't let the narrator comments about Sullivan vs. Guidall push you away. They both do an excellent job and I prefer Sullivan over Guidall due octave and tone ranges.I have read a lot of Flynn books and his details and research are on top. This book in particular makes you feel like you are walking around in the White House with these people.


    What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

    Sullivan did a FANTASTIC job narrating this story. I read a lot of reviews where people ripped him when comparing to Guidall. This simply is NOT accurate. There is NO comparison. Both are good, but Sullivan has a much WIDER range of pitch, tone, octaves and voice levels to cover all the characters of this book.

    When listening to Sullivan narrate, I instantly knew what character he was speaking of before he said their names. With Guidall this is a bit harder since his voice is so deep and raspy. He can't narrate woman voices as well as Sullivan. Case in point: listen to Sullivan when he does the voice of Dallas, VP Chief of Staff. Wow, you know that voice when he does it. The voices of the President and VP are very discernible and you know how much a prick the VP is by his voice.

    All women voices are done incredibly well. Sullivan also does the female voices incredibly well. Guidall just doesn't have this range of tones that Sullivan has. I know this because I have heard both do Flynn - Rapp books. Although they are both good narrators, don't let the nay sayers dissuade you from this or any other Sullivan narrated. It is EXCELLENT. Sullivan does a very fine job!


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was a bit rushed. I felt like an entire chapter was missing from when the White House burns to the ground to when the President is shown viewing the wreckage to Dallas talking to the VP. There needed to be more of a bridge to these two chapters.The epilogue actually closes out the book with Fareek and this should have been expanded a bit and put in the book as a final chapter with the epilogue having something a bit different, maybe an expansion of the love story with Rapp and the reporter.Flynn does this a lot with his books, he shuts them down very quickly at the end. It's like he runs out of paper....he ends it a bit too quickly for me, but still a fantastic story and I know anyone who likes spy novels will love this story.

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36501)
    Performance
    (27415)
    Story
    (27811)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "FOR AGES 12 AND UNDER"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    HORRIBLE! OMG, This book sounds like something I read in 5th grade.... no wait.... 4th grade. I couldn't bear the story line. If it was a physical book, I would have thrown it in the trash, but instead I deleted the audio files after two hours of listening to her ramble on in 1st person. I couldn't bear to listen for over 10 hours of this crap! The story is not exciting, makes absolte no sense, not interesting, not anything good. I don't understand what all the hype is about with the movie. It must be a tweens thing. Don't waste your money!


    What was most disappointing about Suzanne Collins’s story?

    It's a stupid story! She goes on and on describing the most mundane physical parts of the environment and surroundings of the main character, bread, pudidng, hunting and gathering for one meal. Dear lord! It's painful to listen to.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Carolyn McCormick’s performances?

    Not sure about that; the story is most important to me, but I might.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NO - Don't buy it and I want a refund.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18581)
    Performance
    (8717)
    Story
    (8757)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "WOW - Incredibly Good Listen, Story, and Ending!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest the most enjoyable?

    Wow, this is the best narrator! Simon Vance should narrate all of audible books.

    The story is an incredible end to this trilogy and the author closes everything out very nicely especially in the afterward...make sure you listen to it.

    I always judge a book, not just by how good the beginning and middle are, but especially how it ends and how the author brings everything together. It's not rushed, and Larsson ties up all the ends quite nicely. The ending or rather both of them are amazing.

    The best part of the book is the last two or three sentences. What a finish! Wow

    I want another book from this author!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all of them!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The courtroom trial was incredible. Selinger's lawyer kicks ass and tears that s--thead Telaborian (sp) to shreds!


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

    Recounting of the rape scene during the trial that happened from book 2


    Any additional comments?

    having multiple comment sections are stupid!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19052)
    Performance
    (8872)
    Story
    (8904)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Amazing"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like mystery, murder, suspense and intrigue this is the book for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course it's Lisbeth. She's an incredible diverse and deep character.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the very first audible book I ever listened to in my life. WOW! What a great listen. The story was fantastic and the narrator is incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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