You no longer follow William

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow William

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

William

Carrollton, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

4
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 15 reviews
  • 15 ratings
  • 561 titles in library
  • 86 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
2
FOLLOWERS
0

  • True Crime: Nathan Heller Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    1934 Chicago dazzles with fast action and calculating, cold-blooded meanness as private detective Nate Heller combs Chicago’s North Side looking for John Dillinger. But things take a turn for the strange when self-aggrandizing G-Man Melvin Purvis shoots down a Dillinger double in front of the Biograph Theater. Full of muscle and oozing Chicago’s tough-guy persona to the hilt, Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller is the ultimate private investigator.

    MidwestGeek says: "Fiction and historical fiction, a great read."
    "Great Detective story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Takes you back to the nineteen thirty's.
    Makes you feel like you are actually there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sean Parnell, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (562)
    Story
    (565)

    At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

    Chris says: "Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!"
    "Regular guy defending our country."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Outlaw Platoon to be better than the print version?

    Audio is all I have read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Sean Parnell was a regular American with hopes and fears who gave all he had to defend our country.


    What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Again, I have only heard the audio.
    Ray is a very good reader and you will enjoy his narration.


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

    No extreme reaction.
    I just enjoyed reading a very good book.


    Any additional comments?

    Go ahead and use the credit.
    It's well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4311)
    Performance
    (3836)
    Story
    (3836)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "Robert Crais comes through again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    You can't go wrong by reading Robert Crais.
    I have read all of his books.
    Grab this one!


    What did you like best about this story?

    If you like animal stories and police stories this book has everything you could want.


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

    This is my first listening to MacLeod Andrews I enjoyed his reading.


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

    I was moved all the times that Scott and the dog were bonding.


    Any additional comments?

    As I have previously stated, get any book by Robert Crais you can get your hands on.
    You won't go wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Summer of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (274)

    It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

    Jeff says: "Excellent well-developed thriller / youth story"
    "Takes you back to your childhood. Good story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Summer of Night in three words, what would they be?

    scary, fun, and exciting.


    Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dan John Miller is one of my favorite readers, and this story read by him is no acception.


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

    both


    Any additional comments?

    This was really a good book.
    If you grew up in the 50s, 60s this will take you back to your childhood.
    My favorite book like this was Stephen King's, it.
    Summer of Night came close but not quite.
    Nevertheless read this one. You won't be sorry.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2104)
    Performance
    (1784)
    Story
    (1767)

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Amazon Customer says: "Disappointing"
    "Great book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Black Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there at the top.


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

    You were always wondering how Harry was going to collect the evidence against the bad
    guys while looking over his shoulder for his Lieutenant.


    What about Michael McConnohie’s performance did you like?

    Read the book very well.


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

    I just enjoyed it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (702)
    Performance
    (569)
    Story
    (555)

    It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

    Gayle A. Orner says: "Yawn!"
    "A really enjoyable read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Merry Christmas, Alex Cross again? Why?

    Yes, I felt like I was a part of Alex's family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Merry Christmas, Alex Cross?

    When Alex was sitting in on the interrogation of the terrorist.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have since read several books where more than one person was narrating the story.
    At first this was hard for me to get use to, but this narration was really good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Spend Christmas with Alex.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3619)
    Performance
    (3157)
    Story
    (3137)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "Vince Flynn at his best."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have never read a bad Vince Flynn book yet.
    This story is filled with lots of action, and George Guidal is one of my favorite readers.
    Be sure to get this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NYPD Red

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Marshall Karp
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (846)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (715)

    It's the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert - and they can't afford to make a single mistake.

    Ann M. Lambert says: "one of the best, if not the best audio books ever"
    "Will keep your attention."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was surprised. There wasn't a lot of action, but I still couldn't put the book down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3651)
    Performance
    (3266)
    Story
    (3296)

    From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

    Darwin8u says: "Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear"
    "Well done awesome book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is an awesome book. You feel like you are right with the seals as they go to kill or capture Bin Laden.
    Also, I didn't see anything in this book that had not been on the news already.
    Good for Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer.
    Holter Graham does a great job reading this book.
    Don't pass this up!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Million-Dollar Wound: Nathan Heller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    In 1942, Chicago P.I. Nate Heller and his childhood pal, boxer Barney Ross, join the Marines and see bloody action together at Guadalcanal. Upon his return to gangland Chicago, the shell-shocked Heller - more dangerous than ever - is thrust into the midst of an inter-gang war to depose Capone’s successor, Frank Nitti, whose minions are infiltrating Hollywood movie unions.

    MidwestGeek says: "Great character but not a great plot."
    "Great detective story. Awesome writer."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Go back to the gangsters of the 30s and 40s.
    You feel like you are there.
    I am going to read all the Heller books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.