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Vowels

Vowels

Colorado Springs, CO | Member Since 2010

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  • Soft Target: Ray Cruz, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (314)

    New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiancé, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented.

    Jean says: "Another Action packed story from Hunter"
    "Enjoyable counterpoint to Current Events"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a decent story about a retired special ops guy who decides to do more than cower while armed men take over a mall. Since I was in Omaha a couple years ago when a kid decided to start shooting up a department store, it was a way for me to ride along on a story with a better ending. This book was decently written, with a flowing story, and had good characterization which allowed me to "get to know" the characters. The narrator was skilled and easy to listen to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There was tension, but without any of the awkward pauses for asides like many authors like to put in. The background info was just enough to ensure you could relate to what was going on. This book was less, to me, about "OMG, save them!" than it was about "Now get THAT one!" to me. I enjoyed descriptions of tactics, especially as the protagonist employed them.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard him before, but he did great on this one. I look forward to his other work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The author and narrator should stick together for other projects.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11866)
    Performance
    (8710)
    Story
    (8709)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Story was Okay, Narrator Made it Work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Storm Front the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was skilled and had a way of putting you in the character that made it worth listening to. I was unable to finish actually reading the book, but someone told me to try the Audible version and he was right! James Marsters is quite a character as an actor and now I see he has talents as a narrator. I'll be looking for other projects by him in the future.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    James' portrayal of the character made this book interesting. I hate to say it, but the plot was completely predictable and the premise was rather so-so and just another modern fantasy story.


    Which character – as performed by James Marsters – was your favorite?

    Definitely the protagonist. Although Bob was a close second.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I chuckled occasionally, but nothing extreme, no.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm willing to give the next book in the series a shot. While this book was kind of mediocre, I can see where improvement is possible and even likely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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