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  • Pronto

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 740

The feds want Miami bookmaker Harry Arno to squeal on his wiseguy boss. So they're putting word out on the street that Arno's skimming profits from "Jimmy Cap" Capotorto - which he is, but everybody does it. He was planning to retire to Italy someday anyway, so Harry figures now's a good time to get lost. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens knows Harry's tricky - the bookie ditched him once in an airport while in the marshal's custody - but not careful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great character, even better dialogue!

  • By Ron on 11-15-11

It was good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-12

This book was good not great just good. Rayland is by far the most interesting character in the book. Pronto doesn't have to many twists or turns but it is enjoyable. I'm going to give the other books by Elmore a try before I come to any kind of conclusion about his books.As far as this book goes is it a Buy or a pass? I would say pass this one up it's not the greatest.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,972

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By Michael Worth on 10-21-17

It was interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-12

The novel was interesting, however there are much better works out there that pretty much cover the same material. Other than the Mr. kyle's kill count there is nothing really remarkable about this novel. The funny thing is you get the sense that the writing is shallow almost like he used a ghost writer.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,822

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Have gun will shoot

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-12

This is another outstanding work in the series. the setting was Paris which was good and the characters were extremely compelling and deep. Overall I'm satisfied with the book and not at all disapointed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...

  • And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy
  • By: Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by: Adam Carolla
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337

It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Book

  • By Brett on 12-03-10

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-12

Would you listen to In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks... again? Why?

Really it was pretty hilarious and very inspiring.

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

No I saw him on the man show and One extremely underrated movie the Hammer ( which is a really great movie go out and watch it )

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

Yeah plain ride, Car ride, or a bs boring job this will get you through whatever.

Any additional comments?

Well worth the price you can go wrong with this one.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost War

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd listen to George Guidall recite the tax code

  • By K on 05-25-15

a must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-10

This really was an awesome read plenty of action and twists and turns.Do yourself a favor and get this book.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Day By Day Armageddon

  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,914
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,901

In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin' AWESOME!

  • By Brandon on 02-09-11

it was really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-10

a real world setting and smart people trying to not get eaten it's good

9 of 12 people found this review helpful