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  • A Bullet for Cinderella

  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A Bullet for Cinderella is one of John D. MacDonald's earlier works but nonetheless is a brilliant piece of writing. A POW in the Korean War, Tal Howard returns to find himself restless and haunted by the tale told to him by a friend who didn't make it home: a stolen fortune hidden away in the soldier's hometown with the only clue a girl named Cinderella. Tal decides to leave everything behind and go and try and find the money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Louise M on 07-30-17

Vintage MacDonald

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

What did you love best about A Bullet for Cinderella?

The fact that we ( My husband and me ) found it. We thought we had heard everything of this author's on audio.

What did you like best about this story?

IT was vintage MacDonald, although the main character ( sorry, forgot his name ) was not quite as likable as Spencer and other MacDonald characters. Redeemed himself at the end, though.

Which scene was your favorite?

Very last one.

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

Cry just once. Not my hubbie though. We listened together in the car.

Any additional comments?

We both thought the reader was quite good so no idea why one person gave him a bad review. To each his own, I guess.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten

  • By: C. Snelling Robinson
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 510

In mid-1943, Snelling Robinson joined the crew of the Fletcher class destroyer USS Cotten as a newly commissioned ensign. The Cotten sailed to Pearl Harbor in time to join the Fifth Fleet. Under the command of Admiral Raymond Spruance, the Fifth Fleet participated in the invasions of Tarawa and Iwo Jima and several naval battles in the Philippine Sea and the Leyte Gulf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book and Recording. Five Stars.

  • By Martin on 12-27-14

Well written and well read

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

Would you consider the audio edition of 200,000 Miles aboard the Destroyer Cotten to be better than the print version?

Better in the sense I would never have had time to sit down and read it.

What did you like best about this story?

Battle details and strategy were fascinating.

Which scene was your favorite?

The occupation of Japan chapter was wonderful. Very different from the rest of the book but a great way to end it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Author realizing that the Japanese people themselves were great. Problem was with their arrogant leaders.

Any additional comments?

Narrator did an excellent job.

61 of 63 people found this review helpful

  • Wanted

  • By: Jason Halstead
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Sergeant First Class Carl Waters left the army behind before the bomb went off in Los Angeles. He lived off the grid, avoiding the fallout from the bombs and the Burnout Fever that ravaged the world. With the occasional trespasser to keep his skills sharp, life was smooth and settled and exactly how he wanted it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story

  • By J on 10-22-14

Excellent sci-fi "after the bomb" story

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

Reviewed: 11-25-14

What made the experience of listening to Wanted the most enjoyable?

Caught me up from the first page and never let up.. Fast-paced, suspenseful, and very believable. The characters are well rounded with background on each so you know how they got to be who they are.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wanted?

Hero coming back to his home and doing battle with the bad guys who have invaded it.

Which scene was your favorite?

See above.

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

A bit long for that...but finished it in a few days.

Any additional comments?

Narrator was quite good...very believable voices for all main characters without going overboard.

34 of 34 people found this review helpful