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David S Stanley Jr.

Glassboro, NJ
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  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,297

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

Scott Brick is John Corey

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

The writing of Nelson DeMille once again excels in presenting another chapter in the life of John Corey and his wife. Scott Brick’s narration enhances an already great Novel to the point that the reader might wish John Corey would just stop with the sarcastic humor. (Of course John Corey’s sarcasm makes me enjoy these books even more.)
I highly recommend this "read".

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,745

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

Just another ROMANCE NOVELūüėĘ

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I expected a book which truly explored today’s problem of terrorist shootings. It did indeed touch on the problem from both sides (I.e. the shooters and the victims), but it evolved more into just another simplistic idealized Romance Novel. If I were interested in a Romance Novel under terrorist condition I’d rate it 5‚≠źÔłŹ’s.
I enjoyed the book but wanted less romance and sexual bantering and more about what causes these community shootings.
It’s been years since I read a Nora Roberts Novel, I shouldn’t have been surprised at the idealized romance.

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  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

Pendergast Gets Better and Better

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child have done it again, and even though I felt it impossible Agent Pendergast has reached new heights of Drama and Deduction.
This was a good "read" from beginning to end with excellent narration and a great twisting plot.
The only detraction was the that the book had to end. On a more positive note I’m eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the career of Agent Pendergast

  • Bone Music

  • By: Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew - a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit - until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superhuman miracle drug!

  • By shelley on 03-05-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

From the brief description I expected more than what I feel was a ‘modified Superhero’ tale. There was for my taste way to much time spent the psychological state of the characters.
It was to much of a far reaching SciFi tale to my liking.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Science Fiction book, this wouldn’t be one of them.
The narration was excellent.

  • Pandemic

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

After a young, seemingly healthy woman collapses suddenly on the NYC subway and dies by the time she reaches the hospital, her case is initially chalked up to influenza. That is, until she ends up on Dr. Jack Stapleton's autopsy table, where Jack discovers something eerily fishy: First, that the young woman has had a heart transplant, and second, that her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Strangely, two more incidences of young people with this same sudden and rapid illness follow. Something is off about these cases, and only Jack can figure it out before it's too late.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading Title & Disappointing Plot

  • By Chris H. on 12-16-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

It’s been awhile since I’ve read one of Robin Cook’s books, and I found this tale completely lacking. I actually found the "hero" Jack quite irritating and to self important. Though I’m sure that’s what Cook intended.
I did expect more of an ending instead of a brief summation. Don’t know if I’ll attempt future Cook books, but will instead reread some of his past books when he was in his prime.

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,919

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Devastating yet heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

A story of WWII in Italy that is a devastating yet true look at war and its inhumanity and the unmitigated hate it generates. Yet at the same time it is full of the love and caring of so many of its victims.
If only we could learn from our past tragedies. If more people could read this one story of the many that make up WWII maybe one day we can actually bring an end to such tragedies.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,280

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

A Heart Wrenching Thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Being an avid fan of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter and Nelson DeMille, this thriller falls right in line with all they have to offer.
It’s indeed a fast moving thriller, with heart wrenchingly sad moments intertwined with the satisfaction of retribution/revenge and an ending reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock.
I could not put this down. My only regret is that it had to end.

  • Surprise Ending

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The number one priority for Bradley Reynolds of Maryland's Organized Crime Taskforce is Andre Hector Federico. The mob boss is old school - a devoted family man, treacherous as hell, and paranoid enough to have escaped Reynolds's sting. Now Reynolds has a new plan: enlist prize-winning crime novelist Alan Seybold to concoct a foolproof chapter-by-chapter scenario on how to lure Federico out of his safe zone and collar him. There's just one condition: Seybold has to play by the rules of real life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointed

  • By David S Stanley Jr. on 12-15-18

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

I suppose being a "very short" story I shouldn’t have expected much. BUT being written by Jeffery Deaver I expected much more than what basically seems to be the outline for an excellent novel.
I suppose that having a narrator who seems to be merely reading a script between breaths was to be expected. Why pay for real narration with a less than stellar ‘Short Story’.
In the future I’ll stick to Deaver’s full length Novels.

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  • Debt of Honor

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 36 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator not so great

  • By Louann on 02-10-11

Excellent- BUT

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I found this to be another of Tom Clancy’s excellent stories, full of a plethora of knowledge and exquisite twists and turns which definitely holds the readers interest.
My only problem with this Audible Book is the atrocious narration and his irritating attempt at a New England accent. I thought at times I was listening to the reading of a dictionary. With the quality of this book I would think that Audible would use a quality narrator as they have done in the past

  • No Traveller Returns

  • No Traveller Returns (Lost Treasures)
  • By: Louis L'Amour, Beau L'Amour
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Beau L'Amour
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

As the shadows of World War II gather, the SS Lichenfield is westbound across the Pacific carrying 80,000 barrels of highly explosive naphtha. The cargo alone makes the journey perilous. But yet another sort of peril haunts the Lichenfield. Even beyond their day-to-day existence, the lives of the crew are mysteriously intertwined. Though each has his own history, dreams and jealousies, longing and rage, all are connected by a deadly web of chance and circumstance. Some are desperately fleeing the past; others chase an unknown destiny. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful to fans of Louis.

  • By dc on 11-22-18

Superb

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I’ve always loved the Western Novels of Louis L’Amour. After reading this novel of the Merchant Marine I’m saddened that he did not continue to write in this venue.
Having severed in both the Merchant Marine and US Navy I found the book both factual full of memories of ships and the men who go to sea in them.
I’ll be forever grateful to Beau L’Amour for his finishing this novel. My only regret is that it ended to soon, and that there will be no more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful