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  • Shattered Trident

  • Blood of War
  • By: Larry Bond
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

While trailing a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the captain of USS North Dakota, is shocked to see the Chinese boat torpedo a Vietnamese merchant ship. This blatant act of aggression is the opening gambit in a war that has blindsided the U.S. and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. These nations, bound together in the newly formed Littoral Alliance, have begun a covert submarine campaign aimed at crippling China’s economy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • May want to cancel your trip to Japan.

  • By Matthew on 08-14-13

Just a good old ramble

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I usually enjoy his books but I just disliked this. The plot was not there. Way too many characters! It kept jumping here and there! No internalizing of methods. Just they did this and that!!!! There really was no proper story !!!!! Just a waste of time

  • The Bank of Fear

  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Suspenseful, compelling, and utterly believable, The Bank of Fear is unparalleled spy fiction in the best tradition of Graham Greene and John le Carré—a twisting tale of the ruthless greed and money laundering behind today’s headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A never ending great - saga

  • By dilanidiva on 11-09-18

A never ending great - saga

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I really enjoyed this book. It was dynamic and interesting. Not all David's books have had the same tone and vitality. A great plot is interwoven with strong fictional characters that Guidall brought so well, to life. I am a total fan of Guidall. All or most of my library is read by him.
I loved the storyline, even though it did meander in an exciting breath of drama, it rang full of energy and adventure. A wonderful listen. Thank you

  • Body of Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. He has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission: to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as "Suleiman". Ferris' plan for getting inside Suleiman's tent is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: he prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Body of Lies

  • By Michael on 05-10-07

Not so convincing

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I found this book tiring and a little frustrating. The plot was weak. I liked the action and the suspense but the character development in some of its plots and unraveling of the plot, the mindset and action just did not fit a well-written novel. I enjoyed it for its fast pace. But the rest, I was just not moved

  • The Other Woman

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763

From Daniel Silva, the number one New York Times best-selling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not typical of Daniel Silva!

  • By Wayne on 07-18-18

Enjoyed Parts

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

As Adrian Mr. Along has been a true favorite of mine this story did not have the crisp precise air of a well-told tale. The plot meandered here there and everywhere. I listened to it since it was read by my Fav. Narrator but the rest did not meet my expectations.
There were portions of it that read very well, and if you are a Fan of this character, his old self-did shine through on some occasions. But I was disappointed overall. It lacked the crisp plot development and storytelling his first books boasted off. If you are a Guidall fan,I recommend it. He does an amazing job rendering it o life.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your purchase

  • Hired to Kill

  • Nathan McBride, Book 7
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

After simultaneous deadly terror attacks on San Diego and Washington, DC, hammer the nation, Nathan learns that the mass murders weren't random events - they targeted his family. And the threat is far from over. Part of a larger plot involving a sabotaged North Korean bioweapons facility and an ISIS training camp in northern Mexico, a third attack - bigger than 9/11 - is being hatched by cold-blooded killers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Pathetic

  • By StarInSD on 08-17-18

Not a book i would recommend

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I was truly disappointed with this. The characters were not well formed, no depth to the story ! The author seemed to just create one drama after another. Just a very superficial read. unfortunately,I returned this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Arctic Gambit

  • By: Larry Bond
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

 

Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, is dismayed when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. The vessel is captained by his former shipmate and close friend Lenny Berg. Eager to investigate, Jerry convinces the navy to redirect one of his squadron’s boats to find out what happened. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Novel - Great Suspense & Adventure!

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-31-18

Over all a good rendtion

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I enjoyed this book, though I would not call it memorable. I have read a similar book with a similar plot that had a better plot and climax. However, this was NOT a bad purchase. There were sections of the read that held my attention. and other parts that just seemed to not really impact me.
It was an easy listen and I will be keeping it for another read at a later date. Good Luck with your listening pleasure.

  • The Shadow Killer

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavik flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans, and the streets of Reykjavik are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous in this series

  • By Super Sue on 07-04-18

Not upto Power

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I usually Love his books. and I came across this author because I buy as many Guidall books as I can. I enjoyed the read but the plot was disappointing.. it went on and on without much grounding.. and unraveled in a loose and non conformed way. It lacked the continues momentum of development and just went off on all directions. Not the best listen

  • Slow Kill

  • A Kevin Kerney Novel
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Things are more complicated than they seam as the suspense builds in this wry and enjoyable police procedural. When Santa Fe police chief Kevin Kerney finds the dead body of hotel magnate Clifford Spalding at a mountain ranch, he has a pretty good idea about who to talk to; the list of suspects isn't long. Spalding had a devious wife who was cheating on him with a known thug, and an embittered ex-wife with mental problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close but not cigar

  • By Kathy on 05-31-12

Loved the narration but the rest was just a saga

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

The book was entertaining. But the ending was very weak, and it rambled on with the character after character. I enjoyed it up to a point but felt as if the plot was almost nonexistent. I LOVE Guidall and that is the only reason I picked it up and even listened to it all. was a little disappointed.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Intervention

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

New York Times - best-selling author Robin Cook returns with another ripped-from-the-headlines medical thriller, where DNA science, biotechnology, and religion collide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Intervention

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-18-09

Good story Crappy Ending

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

The entire story just collapsed! What a disaster. I am so disappointed. I usually enjoy his work .... this was kinda the pits . The saving grace was Guidall. I follow him like a puppy lol

  • Marker

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Twenty-eight-year-old Sean McGillin is the picture of health, until he fractures his leg while in-line skating in New York City's Central Park. Within 24 hours of his surgery, he dies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit too predictable

  • By Martin on 06-26-05

Good but could be better

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

If you could sum up Marker in three words, what would they be?

A decent plot but too many scenes that were contrived- specially towards the end

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Yes- a little more of the circumstances again the endings of his books are very abrupt. This i don't really enjoy. But GUIDALL ROCKS !!- However, the beginning and the middle of the book was very very written. I enjoyed it.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

Oh wow all of it. He just amazes me...

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

Yes. for the most part

Any additional comments?

Robin needs to work on his endings. Bringing a little more finality to them and giving it a nice rounded feel or if not something that would still keep his story in good stead. He does not do this and that is disappointing.