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G. R. Parsons

Boerne, TX
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  • The Flight

  • Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

On the morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known pilot named Charles Lindbergh waited to take off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island. He was determined to claim the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised to the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris - a contest that had already claimed six men's lives. Just 25 years old, Lindbergh had never before flown over water. Yet 33 hours later, his single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, touched down in Paris.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rehash

  • By Patrick on 06-07-17

Another great one!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Any additional comments?

Dan Hampton is an incredible author. I'm a professional pilot and his books are top notch for aviation buffs. John Pruden does total justice to Hamptons books. In fact, it's hard to imagine listening to a Dan Hampton effort with any other voice.

  • Bad Country

  • By: C. B. McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,929

Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!! Please give this book a chance to knock you off your feet!

  • By DanBudda on 12-24-15

This is a great book!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Where does Bad Country rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great story line and very well written. The narrator really brings this story to life. One of the best narrations I've heard in a very long time.

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  • The Twilight Warriors

  • The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It
  • By: Robert Gandt
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are vastly overpowering the Japanese in the Pacific. For a group of pilots in their early 20s who were trained during the twilight of the war, the biggest concern is that they'll never actually see real action and will go home without having a chance to face the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Selection: One of the Best in this Genre

  • By David on 09-22-11

I highly recommend this book.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Any additional comments?

This is a history book written as a novel. It is an extremely well done and captivating book. The narration is top notch. I enjoy WW2 history and I'm sure that contributes to this being one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.

  • Lights Out

  • A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
  • By: Ted Koppel
  • Narrated by: Ted Koppel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

Imagine a blackout lasting not days but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to generators, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read that isn't fear mongering

  • By Elliott McNair on 01-01-16

Well written and performed.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Any additional comments?

Ted is a Leftist and his biases peek trough at time, but this is a well researched and very well written book. Ted does an outstanding job in the narration. I enjoyed this book much more than I expected. I even listen through the acknowledgments!

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  • The Innocent

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!

  • By Amber on 05-10-05

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Innocent to be better than the print version?

Yes. Thanks to Scott Brick.

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

When I search for audio book, I usually look for books read by Scott Brick, Dick Hill or James Daniels.
Scott Brick would keep you on the edge of your seat narrating the phone book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Gone for Good

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

In a bold novel, Harlan Coben ( Tell No One) continues to stake out new ground in suspense, unleashing a haunting tale of secrets and betrayal...and of one man's search for his missing brother that spirals into a breakneck hunt for a killer, a victim, and the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent twists and turns

  • By Ed on 10-08-07

The worst narrator in the business.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

What disappointed you about Gone for Good?

Mr Marosz is by far the worst narrator I have listened to. I wish I had recognized his name before I paid my hard earned money for this book. I have discarded more than one book due to Mr Marosz atrocious readings. His inflection, tone, pauses, accent on words and cadence make his readings difficult to follow and destroys whatever story he reads.
I am amazed an author or publisher would pay this guy. HORRIBLE!!!!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jonathan Marosz?

There are several wonderful narrators out there. By far the best are Scott Brick and Dick Hill.

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

Anger. Due to the extremely poor narration.

Any additional comments?

Please Mr Coben reissue this book with a competent narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful