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Brad Andes

Flagstaff, AZ, US
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  • The Big Gamble

  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

When a fire in an abandoned fruit stand in rural Lincoln County reveals the murdered body of a woman gone missing from Sante Fe years ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his estranged son, a man he hardly knows, Deputy Sheriff Clayton Istee. While Kerney digs into the woman's past, hoping to find clues that will lead to a credible suspect, Clayton must unravel two more homicides that seem on the surface totally unrelated.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened McGarrity? Not Up to Par

  • By Paula on 10-26-16

Good story overshadowed by poor choice of narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Kearny series books, especially the ones narrated by George Guidall. I have heard several books narrated by Dick Hill, and most are not great, a few are okay. He does not fit this book and is a very distant second to Guidall when it comes to narrating the Kearny books. if you are hooked on the Kearny books you should listen to this story, but don't expect it to be anywhere as good as most of the others because of the narrator.

  • Everyone Dies

  • Kevin Kerney #8
  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: Patrick G Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his wife, Lieutenant Colonel Sara Brannon, are on leave and eagerly awaiting the birth of their son when a prominent gay attorney is gunned down outside his office by an unknown assailant. Called to the crime scene and faced with scanty evidence and no apparent motive, Kerney directs his chief of detectives to delve into the victim's personal and professional life, a decision that ultimately leads to a SWAT team screw-up and the death of two innocent people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little disjointed.

  • By Hill on 03-08-17

great story, so-so narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

the stories that Michael McGarrity has written that are narrated by George Guidall are much more enjoyable to listen to then this narrator.

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  • The Devil's Punchbowl

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675

As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Thriller

  • By Brad on 10-01-13

Interesting book, bad narration

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

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

This book is a very interesting story that is brought down by mediocre narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Penn Cage, he is the main character

What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

Dick Hill drops a lot of words and phrases so that if you turn the volume up high enough to hear the dropped parts, the rest blast you out. It is very frustrating. At times I felt I was missing about 25% of what was said. Plus his "acting" leaves a lot to be desired.

Do you think The Devil's Punchbowl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

I like Greg Iles writing, but cant bring myself to listen to another narration by Dick Hill. If there was a different narrator I would listen to them all.

  • The Beginning of the End

  • Apocalypse Z
  • By: Manel Loureiro
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,751

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men. A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days. Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meanwhile, in Spain...

  • By Lesley on 05-10-14

Don't waste your time on this one.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Would you try another book from Manel Loureiro and/or Nick Podehl?

If this is typical of the work of this author I would never download another of his books.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything but a book written by this author

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation. The book was so corny and stupid it irritated me just to listen to it. I should have just downloaded another book and stopped listening to it.

Any additional comments?

This book was poorly written. It is clear that the author has little knowledge of the technical things he tries to put into the book. The description of what goes on with some equipment and activities clearly illustrates the author is clueless. Also, it seems the author didn't remember what he had written from one page to the next. One example is that during a fight with a zombie the main character drops his flashlight and it shatters, leaving him in the dark. A few seconds later he is using the flashlight again.I have never taken the time to write a review of the over 125 books I have downloaded, but this one is so bad I felt I should just warn people to save their money or credits. The only reason I didnt rate it a 1 was that it wasnt quite bad enough to stop listening to it, although the last half of the book I spent looking for more of the countless examples of bad writing instead of paying much attention to the content.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Emergency

  • This Book Will Save Your Life
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

A tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It's one man's story of a dangerous world - and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational Page Turner for your Ears

  • By Risa on 03-30-15

Interesting but not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-11

Neil Strauss writes a moderately interesting book that would have been much better if he hadnt wasted a large part of the book justifying his paranoia about the country by bashing George Bush. In the beginning he clearly establishes his qualifications as being incompetent at anything but writing about music for the New York Times. In the book he chronicles his journey in which he undergoes several years of impressive training to go from total incompetence at practically everything, to being an accomplished survivalist. If you are a committed Bush basher, you may find this book worthwhile. I ended up fast forwarding through a lot of the book to get past the political whining to get to the part that finally became interesting. If you are wanting to read a book to learn skills for surviving a possible catastrophic event, "One Second After", "Patriots", or "Alas Babylon" are much more enlightening.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful