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  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,039

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy Saucy Spies

  • By Mel on 06-13-13

Good except for the Blasted Recipes!!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

The recipes at the end of each chapter become so very Very IRRITATING!! They're hard to skip over when driving. Author should have written a cookbook first and gotten it out of his system.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,367

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think he was trying for a younger audience.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-06-17

3 losers become cons and cheats.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

Slow, boring, and no one to root for. No one to care about as these three scam money from folks in need of help. Kept listening to the end hoping it would get better...It didn't/ doesn't.
Wast of my time and money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,383

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

More Dialogue then Plot...

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Ugh. I've got all the books but this I'm going to return.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,382

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

If you're over 30 this may not be for you.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I were a lot younger and cared about the games mentioned in the book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

mystery with action -

What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

He was good, it was the nature of the material which turned me off.

Any additional comments?

I only got through the first 7 chapters before giving up.

  • Coup d'Etat

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 2
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,547

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!

  • By Susan on 03-18-12

Coup D'Etat was the Coup-de-grâce for me

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

Reviewed: 09-21-15

What was most disappointing about Ben Coes’s story?

There were no surprises, no twists, no turns, no mystery so no fun for me. Pretty much just straight forward.

  • Ready to Kill

  • Nathan McBride, Book 4
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,266

When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Hill on 06-21-14

Too Many Instructions...

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

So much of the last third of the book involves the lead character telling two other characters over a walkie talkie what to do, where to go, etc.,etc. I found is quite stultifying.

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

I think Dick Hill always does a great job.

Any additional comments?

Not as exciting as I recall his previous 3 books.

  • The Director

  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 733

In David Ignatius' gripping new novel, spies don' t bother to steal information...they change it, permanently and invisibly. Graham Weber has been director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Weber isn' t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Flat Out Scary!

  • By NOKWISA on 06-22-14

Performance is Slooow.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-14

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

Did not read the dead tree version

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Too slow a reading...had to put my iPod on "faster".

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  • Never Go Back

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,932

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Tired Series

  • By Michele Kellett on 02-19-14

Cant Get Enough!

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

Reviewed: 06-21-14

What did you like best about this story?

Good plotting. As usual Child's moves it right along.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Every thing. His enunciation and pacing seem to add life the words. Ive listened to the Reacher books before Dick Hill, he's head and shoulders above the other gentleman.

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

yes.

  • The Execution

  • By: Dick Wolf
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk hunts an assassin working for a shadowy cartel in this action-charged second installment of Dick Wolf's New York Times best-selling series, a masterful thriller that blends politics, intrigue, and twisting suspense. A number of bodies are discovered on the United States' border with Mexico, each carved with a bizarre symbol: a hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza, dubbed the Ice Queen among her colleagues at the Mexican intelligence agency because she's famous for never showing an ounce of weakness, arrives at the scene and recognizes the image immediately; it is the calling card of a killer called Chuparosa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lots of action

  • By Kim on 03-14-14

Wish the pacing of the performance was more varied

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

Reviewed: 06-20-14

Would you try another book from Dick Wolf and/or Peter Ganim?

Wolf's first book had a great premiss and twist. I hope his third one will be back up there.

Would you recommend The Execution to your friends? Why or why not?

Performance doesn't bring out the tempo of the writing. And the plotting is just okay.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Ganim?

No

1 of 3 people found this review helpful