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  • Tiger's Claw

  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

When China launches the first successful test of its anti-ship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the U.S. will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession. Without the funds to compete with China's advancing technology, are the country's days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dale's Bomber crashes

  • By archy instructor on 12-27-12

A bit too much "Mom's Apple Pie"

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

Naration was at times was painful at times. Made Bradley sound like Micky Mouse, over acted.

  • Level Zero Heroes

  • The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
  • By: Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst narrator ever

  • By Bob Meindl on 07-03-15

Disappointingly hard to listen to

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Somebody who hasn't read much of this genre

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something narrated by Scott Brick

What didn’t you like about Peter Berkrot’s performance?

The "good old boy"is overdone and robs the story of credibility

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Level Zero Heroes?

12 minute prologue, Nevada Desert. I.e. Everything I have read so far

Any additional comments?

It is probably a great story but the narration is a turn off

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Brainrush, a Thriller (Brainrush Series Book 1)

  • By: Richard Bard
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 959

When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Watch this author!

  • By Wanda on 06-09-14

Not quite there

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, not as an outstanding book but entertaining enough to pass the time. The author tried very hard to write a best seller but could have done more research and written in the light of current events. Relied on stereotypical characters but managed to add some intrigue. More research would have addressed the active war zone they flew through and given some plausibility as to how they came by an Osprey aircraft then overstretched with the mysticism of spinning pyramids etc. I would listen to/read later books by the author to see if he has improved.

I also felt that the many and varied accents were too much for the narrator

What three words best describe R. C. Bray’s voice?

Stretched beyond limits

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

Neither

Any additional comments?

None

  • Rule #1

  • The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing - in Only 15 Minutes a Week!
  • By: Phil Town
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

In this book I'll show you how I turned $1,000 into $1 million in only five years, and then proceeded to make many millions more. I came to investing as a person who wasn't great at math, possessed zero extra cash, and wanted a life, not an extra three hours of work to do every day. Fortunately, I was introduced to The Rule.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-06

The most valuable financial advice you will ever g

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

What did you love best about Rule #1?

Phil explains the techniques in layman's terms and bushes away the mystique about investing in companies. The story of his own journey from ex soldier to multi million dollar investor demonstrates that Rule Number One Investing is a pathway to not only financial security in retirement but your best shot at affluence.

What did you like best about this story?

Phil Town puts the process in layman's terms that are easily understood with his explanation

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

Yes I have listened to Marc before. He becomes the author with very credible character and inflection

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

Phil's "turning point" (forgive the pun) during the rafting trip symbolises the turn in his life and his path towards financial security.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to the book over and over and enjoyed it so much I bought the hard copy as well. I have also highly recommended it to my two sons.

  • The Truth about the Philadelphia Experiment

  • Invisibility, Time Travel and Mind Control
  • By: Bill Knell
  • Narrated by: Al Bielek, Duncan Cameron, Preston Nichols
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 13

A U.S. Navy ship vanishes during a secret World War II experiment gone awry. When it re-appears, observers are horrified to see crew members embedded in the deck and steel of the ship. During a sea trial, the ship vanishes and travels through time, setting off a number of events that continue today. It's not science fiction, it's science fact!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The truth about this 'audiobook'

  • By SonnyJG on 03-13-11

Not an audio book in any sense

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

IT is hard to say. Sci-fi enthusiasts or conspiracy therorists would enjoy it. In a way I did but essentially it is a recording of a group discussion complete with references to photographs or slides that obviously no listener to an audio book can see. It is an interesting discussion and I am inclined to believe it but as I said, it is not an audio "book"

Who was your favorite character and why?

There was one commentator and several listeners, no real characters

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was easy to listen to but there was a lot of background noise and mysterious silences throughout the commentry

What character would you cut from The Truth about the Philadelphia Experiment?

The question doesn't apply

Any additional comments?

This discussion is in the wrong format and would be better delivered as a short film or documentary.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Roberts Ridge

  • A True Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan
  • By: Malcolm MacPherson
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

For the U.S. Navy's elite team of SEALs, the mission seemed straightforward enough: to take control of a towering, 10,240-foot mountain peak called Takur Ghar, a key post in their plan to smash Taliban al Qaeda in eastern Afghanistan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's an Account.....

  • By Jeffery on 01-27-09

The Best Account of a Tragic Episode of Operation

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

Reviewed: 10-18-12

What made the experience of listening to Roberts Ridge the most enjoyable?

It is expertly researched and narrated skillfully

What was one of the most memorable moments of Roberts Ridge?

The sequence of events when the crew of the downed helicopter try to get out of the wreck under heavy enemy fire.

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

I have not listened to another of Joe Barrett's performances. His skillful reading of this book guarantees that I will be listening to him again

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

Roberts Ridge, Tragedy and Triumph in the War on Terror

Any additional comments?

An excellent book

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,740

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner"

  • By Jason Spencer on 09-01-10

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 10-04-12

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

Abetter narrator and consistent story line. The writer builds the character and then contradicts his portrayal.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Greaney again?

Not likely

What didn’t you like about Jay Snyder’s performance?

Very little. If you can "overact" an audio book, he has achieved that

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

The title showed promise

Any additional comments?

I can't see this one ever making the best seller list. Thankyou to audible.com for allowing me to return it

  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Reality of the U.S in the Vietnam War

  • By Glenn on 09-10-12

The Reality of the U.S in the Vietnam War

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

What made the experience of listening to A Rumor of War the most enjoyable?

The narration by L.J. Ganser convinced me I was listening to Philip Caputo. Caputo's story is believable and frank. It does not gloss over or dwell on the mistakes of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war nor does it dwell on them. This is a story of political naivety and the reality of being a professional soldier.
As a former soldier of the Vietnam era I could identify with his experiences and empathized with the changes he went through from enlistment to his days of being a war correspondent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Rumor of War?

The near mental breakdown when Philip Caputo started to visualise all around him as corpses.

What about L. J. Ganser’s performance did you like?

He sounded like what I would expect Philip Caputo to sound like. He had peculiarities of military jargon down pat. His range voices was true to the individual characters and allowed the listener to immerse themselves in the story and kept the characters different and distinctive.

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

When Caputo realises that his classmate was one of the statistics that he had to record.

Any additional comments?

A fantastic listen and a true to life account of Marine officer's experience in early Vietnam.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful