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bonnie

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  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1065)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    "predictable"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Enjoyable but, as a reader of all the other books in this series, it is getting a bit stale. Gabriel Allon is becoming less likable and more arrogant. Too bad really because he had a great, if tortured soul. Perhaps, Silva is getting board of his series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was good. Also predictable.


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

    He is easy to listen to. You can generally distinguish the various speakers.

















    Do you think The English Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No sure I would listen if there was. Certain parts, (two turns to the right, two turns to the left) got down right annoying.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Pursuit of Honor: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3212)
    Performance
    (1790)
    Story
    (1792)

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    Jason J Preston says: "Another Outstandung Vince Flynn Book"
    "Thriller story telling veered political soapbox"
    Overall
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Mitch Rapp is a consistent and, until this book, a likable character. In this book he becomes increasingly political as he succumbs to 'mission creep'. His whole focus seems to be to make a statement about the expeditious nature of torture, rather than get on with the work that he does best. There is little 'story' in this book as the 'story' is replaced with a whole lot of grandstanding.


    Has Pursuit of Honor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not books of this genre, but perhaps no more from Flynn.


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

    Guidall's performance is the saving grace of this 'tortured' book.


    What character would you cut from Pursuit of Honor?

    I wouldn't 'cut' a character, but I would cut the whole senate scene where the inquiry into torture is explored.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Ledger: Special Ops

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (388)

    Captain Joe Ledger - former cop, former Army Ranger, and currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage takers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the most advanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction, designer bioweapons, cutting-edge transgenics…real mad-scientist stuff.

    Tracy says: "If you have already read Missing Files"
    "Did not expect Zombies!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who enjoys Zombies as a story character should really enjoy this book. The story telling started out very entertaining and well written (if a little egotistical), but when it hit the zombie mode I bailed.


    Has Joe Ledger: Special Ops turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I enjoy 'special ops' type stories, it was the fantasy factor that I didn't find appealing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (267)

    Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh.

    Gene says: "Most moving chase sequence in the whole series"
    "perfection!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This series is superb and Patrick Tull's narration is sublime. This might be my favorite of all! The high drama, the incredible story line and the meticulous characterizations combine to provide perfect satisfaction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The depictions are so carefully detailed with sight, sound and smell that the experience could hardly be more real if one experienced it.


    What about Patrick Tull’s performance did you like?

    You can instantly tell who is speaking. Not only are the voices perfectly rendered the phrasing is a golden globe performance.


    If you could take any character from Desolation Island out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would cheer Jack with bumpers three times three.


    Any additional comments?

    The best series and narration. period.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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