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Lucia Valente

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  • Projekt 1065

  • A Novel of World War II
  • By: Alan Gratz
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

It's the height of World War II. Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service. When Michael is tasked to find out more about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi mission, things get even more complicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great storyline and background with good Info

  • By MSkluck on 12-04-18

Main character is Irish - why not sound Irish?

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

OK story - insights to the Hitler Youth which is a different perspective on WWII

If you’ve listened to books by Alan Gratz before, how does this one compare?

Have not listened to other books by this author - will do so in the future.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

As the main character is an Irish boy in Germany - why not select an Irish narrator. The Irish accents were pretty bad. I felt it distracted from a good storyline.

Could you see Projekt 1065 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes - it would make a good movie. The main character would have to be a young Irish boy

Any additional comments?

Good story - lost a lot due to the accents.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Perdition

  • The Days of Noah, Book Three
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

In The Days of Noah, Book Three: Perdition, the end times fall on America like a shadow of darkness, and the last days bring an onslaught of sword, famine, and plague. Biblical prophecies are fulfilled when a world leader arises to pull the nations back from the brink of disaster and usher in a new age of peace, but at what cost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These days are coming!

  • By stephanie baguley on 12-27-15

Too much Christian propaganda

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

Would you try another book from Mark Goodwin and/or Kevin Pierce?

Probably not

What could Mark Goodwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing - the book did not appeal to me.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The voice was not very pleasing to me - but for others it may be fine

Could you see Perdition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes - for fundamentalist Christians

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Collapse

  • 299 Days, Book 2
  • By: Glen Tate
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865

In The Collapse, the government stops working, guns and ammo are in high demand, and a trip to the gas station has become a mission rather than an errand. Grant and the Team see these warning signs and know it is only the beginning, so they begin taking action to protect themselves and their loved ones. As they prepare to get out of dodge after a deadly incident in Grant's neighborhood, they will soon learn whether the preparations they made in Book One will be enough to survive the breakdown of society.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent plot

  • By Christian on 03-03-15

Too much propoganda - right wing/left wing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author has a biased agenda that detracts from the story. If he had focused less on his biases, it would have been more enjoyable. Too much focus on guns - does he represent the NRA? Appears that way. A very disappointing story and waste of my listening time.

What was most disappointing about Glen Tate’s story?

The author has a biased agenda that detracts from the story. He posits that it is only the 'left' leaning politicians who damaged the US.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The premise of the story is good....

Any additional comments?

When the profile of the book is written - it should be more clearly stated that the author has a very strong and biased agenda. I would not have purchased the books if I had known that. As I mentioned, it was a waste of my listening time.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful