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  • Attack of the Seawolf

  • The Michael Pacino Series, Book 2
  • By: Michael DiMercurio
  • Narrated by: Joseph Courtemanche
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The nightmare fear of the US had come true. One of our finest submarines, the U.S.S. Tampa, on a top-secret spying mission, had fallen into Chinese Communist hands. The Communists, fighting for survival in a savage civil war, now held not only the sub, the crew, and the gutsy Commander Sean Murphy hostage, but US power and prestige as well. America had one last desperate card to play.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Techno-thriller

  • By Jean on 09-09-17

Good sub story, bad narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is one of my favorite books about submarines, but it's not up there with "The Hunt for Red October". This is because of two really stupid things that happen to set up the plot. Namely, the USS Tampa was in much too close to shore for a Los Angeles-class attack sub. No way an attack boat should be in such shallow water; this would be a job for SEALS in a minisub. Also, the periscope was up for far too long, allowing the Chinese to notice it and take action.

But I would be willing to overlook these details if the narrator hadn't been so boring. He hardly changes his voice at all from one character to the next, and doesn't provide much excitement, even at the most action-packed moments. Overall, this is a good book, with a few annoying details. Final score: 4/5 stars.

  • Ladies of Mandrigyn

  • By: Barbara Hambly
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Gifted with courage, strength, and the intelligence to know when to fight, Sun Wolf is the greatest mercenary in a land overrun by war. With his first lieutenant, Starhawk - a woman more deadly than any man - at his side, he has laid waste to countless cities, taking the best of their treasures for himself, and distributing the rest among his bloodthirsty crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it a computer?

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-13

Performance needs work...a LOT of work.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-14

I don't know what audience Teri Clark Linden was aiming for, but it sure as shooting wasn't me. Her slow, hesitant delivery is devoid of any personality or narrative flow. It's like she turned "Ladies of Mandrigyn" into "See Spot Run". She should go back and study the greats, like Barbara Rosenblat and C.J. Critt. Until then, she should stop wasting my time and money, pretending to be a real narrator. Sorry to be harsh, but I take my audiobooks seriously; so should she.

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This edition is ABRIDGED

  • By A on 07-31-15

Forget the rest, get the best!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-14

Listen up, friends and neighbors! This is, hands down, *the best* performance of "Treasure Island". EVER. Neil Hunt brings the characters to life as no one else has, especially Long John Silver. Run, don't walk to your Cart and add this title today!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Archangel's Legion

  • Guild Hunter Series, Book 6
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York in ruin and Raphael's Tower under siege by enemy archangels. Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York . . . and on Raphael.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo good!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 11-05-13

Great book, but one annoying feature

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

Reviewed: 12-01-13

Justine Eyre does an excellent job with the dialogue, but her non-dialogue narration leaves something to be desired. She seems to make too much of an effort to keep her voice low and breathy, even when it's not really necessary. Still, it was a great book, and I love the "Guild Hunter" series. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

  • Raising Atlantis

  • By: Thomas Greanias
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 313

A secret U.S. military dig has uncovered ancient ruins two miles beneath the ice of Antarctica and activated the ultimate weapon. Now rogue American archaeologist Conrad Yeats and beautiful Vatican linguist Serena Serghetti must team up to unlock the secret origins of human civilization before a global cataclysm ends it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stargate+Da Vinci Cod= Raising Atlantis

  • By Autumn on 08-03-05

Great book, but a few annoying flaws

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

Reviewed: 07-27-13

What made the experience of listening to Raising Atlantis the most enjoyable?

Scott Brick. 'Nuff said. :D

What did you like best about this story?

The whole Atlantis concept (which I love), plus the dynamic between Serena and Conrad. *Spoiler Alert* They finally team up in the third book.*End Spoiler*

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

Scott is one of the best narrators in the business, and makes all the voices--and the characters--come alive in a way that print doesn't.

Any additional comments?

The editing needs needs work. Whoever edited this audiobook left no pauses at the chapter stops, making for very abrupt and jarring transitions. A pause for dramatic effect or just to ease the transition from one chapter to another is not a bad thing. This editor apparently doesn't know that.