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Harry Boyle

Irmo, SC, United States
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  • Mission Critical

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951

Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land in an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!! Mark Greaney is at the top of his game!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-19

Really good but could be better

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I have listened to all of the series books. In this one it seemed the Author has strayed away from keeping the main character in focus. I felt like too much time was spent developing the villain whom a listener probably could care less about. it was obvious the guy would not make it to live another day. The romance aspect for Gentry was softly dealt with and perhaps it will continue in future efforts. So while I liked the book overall it just could have been structured better.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,204

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

  • By Barry on 11-18-18

Interesting concept - narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This book is one of the few I have recently listened to that had a story with a likable central character where the reader was perfect for the part. I recommend it as a SYFI book but also as just a good listen. Hopefully some where out their in audio land is a book 2.

  • Three Day Fiancée

  • Animal Attraction, Book 2
  • By: Marissa Clarke
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Helicopter pilot Taylor Blankenship’s time schedule is maxed out. Between his job, his eighty-pound slobbering mess of a dog, and his matchmaking grandmother, he has no time for anyone or anything - especially a woman. If only there were a way to get Grams to back down. The job of New York City dog walker suits Caitlin Ramos perfectly while she preps for her CPA exam - steady, scheduled, and requiring very little human interaction; a huge seller since she’s still on the mend from a toxic relationship. Men suck. Especially her bossy hot client with the Saint Bernard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average at Best

  • By Harry Boyle on 07-09-18

Average at Best

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This was a story that was 40% longer than it needed to be. It reminded me of an often discussed subject. The girl is by herself, finds guy she starts to like and ends up with the guy in the end.That it pure and simple.

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  • The Complete Thunder Series

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 748

The Tyrell are a race that love to fight. The more difficult the fight, the better they like it. Every race they find is given the same level of technology and a specific amount of time to exploit it before the Tyrell come back looking for a fight. Humanity is warned by another alien species that the Tyrell are coming, and the race is on to build an Alliance of races strong enough to stand up against an empire whose expansion has been relentless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Jake on 04-08-18

I just really liked the book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The title says it is the complete series. Maybe not maybe a second story continues with a different title. There are those books where the writing is good and the narrator does a great job. I tried but had no luck in having Mr. Daniels narrate my book Adjuster Stories. He was just too busy and it is because he is easy to listen too and keeps the listener interested. So my rating is solid 5 Stars across all three categories. Try this one and you should like it like I did.

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  • Yesterday's Gone: Season Six

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

On October 15, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors woke up to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Now, they are home. But they're not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on the planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity. Can this band of survivors overcome an even greater threat before all is lost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth every penny and every minute

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-18

Great Start and Then it slowed down

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

If there are other books in the series this one represents my start. With all of the narrators the first 40% was sketched out and brought to life very well. From that point for the next 40% it was interesting but not great. I then started thinking whether I should finish it or not. My time investment kept me on board to the end. I wanted it to end so I could select another book from my library. I can not recommend the book though I am aware the reviews are generally good. Should the series continue it will just go on with those who like it but I am dropping out.

  • The War Below

  • The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
  • By: James Scott
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

The War Below is a dramatic account of extraordinary heroism, ingenuity, and perseverance—and the vital role American submarines played in winning the Pacific War. Focusing on the unique stories of the submarines Silversides, Drum, and Tang—and the men who skippered and crewed them—James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the thrill of a direct hit on a merchant ship and the terror of depth charge attacks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding work so well researched.

  • By Betsy on 07-19-13

Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This book represents a writer at the top of an authors game. The reader performed the story so that he creates an atmosphere where the listener does not want to take a break. So I rate the book as a big Thumbs up. I have always had an interest in Submarine books and this one left me hope that just maybe I can find one nearly as good.

  • Their Life's Work

  • The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers
  • By: Gary M. Pomerantz
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s won an unprecedented and unmatched four Super Bowls in six years. A dozen of those Steelers players, coaches, and executives have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and three decades later their names echo in popular memory: "Mean" Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Mike Webster, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, and John Stallworth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good listen

  • By James P Kehayes on 09-26-17

Sleeper Hit

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Okay, I glanced at the other reviews. I would argue you don't have to be a girl to enjoy the book. Joshua Bennington varies his narration speed. He is slow and soft where needed. By His character voices allow the soft humor to come through so you can paint a picture in your mind of say the surprising first kiss and the surprised smile that likely follows. So maybe girls will like the story better but I have no wear and tear on me for having listened to this story.

  • Stuck-Up Suit

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134

It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God? Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't live up to its potential.

  • By Daniele on 12-23-16

Reminded me of a typical tv movie

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

There is really nothing compelling in thi s romance. I got tired of the narration of the four letter word f**k. It seemed over used and distracting .

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  • Devil’s Due

  • Destroyermen, Book 12
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great continuation of a wonderful series

  • By Holdt Garver on 06-28-17

Another Page Turning Attention Grabber

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Who was your favorite character and why?

The wisdom of Dennis Silva appearing always when he needs it typically when it's unexpected in this book was my favorite character. The nice thing about Taylor Anderson is that he surprises the reader from book to book in character importance.

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

The way he plays each character with his voice differences is what makes the Audible series so good. I might not have never read this book or the series and missed the experiences without Audible.

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

It seems like a movie version would leave the riches of the book series on the cutting room floor. The books each at 16 plus hours contain so many adventures. I would hate to see a disaster like Tom Cruise playing, a six foot five 230 pound, Jack Reacher. Casting and costumes and make up would be just so difficult.

Any additional comments?

As always, when I finish listening to a Destroyer men book, I immediately start looking for the next one. Waiting a year or more is tough. The various war fronts visited separately make the books work. If multiple major battles were taking place at each front it is hard to imagine our hero's prevailing considering the resources needed and the size of the fleets required.

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  • Flat Spin

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,433

The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great introduction to the series

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 04-05-16

Humor abounds and makes a good story a fun book

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was a book that provided welcome distractions that kept the direction moving nicely.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Outstanding voice that allowed for a seamless story to be told.

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

it made me chuckle.. For example when the Jiula Roberts real estate agent talked about not being related to the actress because the had two different misters.

Any additional comments?

I ordered the rest of the series except for volume 2. I like Ray Porter and the stand in book two narrator not so much.

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