After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.
I thought voice characterizations were excellent and the story was fun. Maybe I'll take a look at the next in the series.
His work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient, but who is he? In a harrowing tour de force, phenomenally best-selling author Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend known as Mr. Clark. It is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness, without mercy - without remorse.
Well narrated, an enjoyable story, something I value highly. Excellent job of mixing many interlaced story lines.
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A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.
Absolutely the best. Clever narration, delightful story. Wonderful and diverse use of language, slang and usage.
When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first the girl is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus - though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But their circumstances soon grow desperate.
As A 75-year-old man I am embarrassed to admit how it delighted me. Congratulations to both the author and the narrator.
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Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.
Would you listen to A Short History of Nearly Everything again? Why?
This book contains so much interesting information on so many subjects anyone can become a better conversationalist in short order. Now I always have something to useful say when in intelligent company.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the expansion of my knowledge especially on sub-atomic particles, in general on the genesis and plausibility of many current subjects.
What about Richard Matthews’s performance did you like?
This is an enjoyable and informative voice, delivered in an erudite manner.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I couldn't listen to it all in one setting, because it had both length and depth
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"You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!"
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I usually finish books I enjoy. There were more active charactors and side stories than I usually seek, but they were easy to follow and interesting.
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.
What did you like best about Into the Wild? What did you like least?
The writer gave us good insights into the psyche of this strange young man. I liked that he related the experience, not only to his own youthful enterprizes, but to others as well. I too, took on strange adventures in my 20s. I am sad that this youth never got to experience the rest of the fine panoply of feelings and experiences the other ages of his life might have offered him.
Would you recommend Into the Wild to your friends? Why or why not?
Yes. It is insightful into adventurous spirits and the nature of certain persons during certain periods of their lives.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
No. It was done very well
Did Into the Wild inspire you to do anything?
No. I am 72, and into the comfort seeking stage of life. But how well I remember those powerful urges and emotions. I have written a wild outdoor adventure novel of my own. But I am better at writing than marketing.
Any additional comments?
Nostalgic. But then nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!
Where does How to Win Friends & Influence People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Unique, in that I usually listen to fiction. I bought this to play for lonely people I work with.
Excellent trainer for those who have trouble making friends, and feels that no one listens to them., it they will take the principles seriously. An A-1 self help book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Win Friends & Influence People?
What aspect of Andrew MacMillan’s performance would you have changed?
What did you learn from How to Win Friends & Influence People that you would use in your daily life?
I have used it all my life. I am 72 years old. It has helped me in my local political life, sales and family relations. Now I use it to help others.
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As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions.
If you could sum up The Burning Bridge in three words, what would they be?
A fun adventure with charming young folks. It was fun to see the young apprentice grow in capability and daring. The young princess was courageous also.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I liked Will, because he started with so little in the way of stature, birth and schooling; but managed to develop strength and skill against all odds.
What about William Zappa’s performance did you like?
He read the story like a story, and kept me involved.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
A David and Goliath film, and a trio of young adventurers similar to Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione.
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