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  • Four Months in Cuba: A Titus Ray Thriller (Volume 4)

  • By: Luana Ehrlich
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Days after preventing a sarin gas attack on the nation's capital, CIA operative Titus Ray arrives in Santiago de Cuba on a mission to rescue fellow operative Ben Mitchell from the hands of the Los Zetas drug cartel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Generic Spy thriller

  • By cosmitron on 02-08-18

Maybe better than the first three!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I have listened to all four Titus Ray books. In each one Titus seems to become a little more human and a real person. Maybe the change in narrator helps make that seem true as well. He is very natural sounding and you feel like you really are listening to Titus tell the story.

I am not sure how much of the story, especially the early chapters, would make sense to someone that hasn't read or listened to the earlier ones. Since I liked them all I would recommend you do just that, start with number 1.

Looking forward to number 5.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship

  • The New Frontiers Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please record the rest of this series

  • By Robert on 01-08-17

Interesting but a little long winded

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

The basic idea is a very good one. Nice SF without getting into anything supernatural. To me plausible.

My only complaint is the pace. Obviously the good parts of this story will come in later books. As an introduction to the series this is much longer than it needs to be. Unfortunately with an audiobook you can't just skim over meaningless detail.

The narrator I thought did a good job trying to keep it interesting and gave some of the cardbooard like characters a real personality. Without him I am not sure I would have hung in there. I will definitely be looking for the next title in the series as the action should start to really pickup it seems. Now that we have a Ship let's see what happens.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The White Russian Caper

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

A mortally wounded Miss America entrusts a mysterious Russian coin to Damien Dickens, PI, before she dies. After Damien disappears while researching the significance of the coin, Millie tracks her husband's abductor to Florida. When his captor falls to his death from the balcony of a seventh floor apartment, Damien escapes; then he and Millie join forces to unravel the web of intrigue surrounding the Russian coin and its connection to the murder of Miss America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By Zoe on 05-08-17

Campy PI holds your interest

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

This is a little step down from number 1 I think. Still a good book, but has at least one annoying flaw for me.

Seems like every fictional PI says at least once in every book that they don't believe in coincidences. For some reason the ending of this book is wrapped around the biggest coincidence of all. Totally unbelievable. I don't want to give a spoiler, but really? Where was Millie? Really took away from my overall opinion of the story.

While set in 1980 the narrator has more of a 1960 sound, but I liked it a lot. He made Damien a nice guy I would want to find out more about in the future. He sounds just like I imagine Damien. Maybe not the most sophisticated PI you have ever met, but he kind of plods along and gets to where he needs to be.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Green Pearl Caper

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Celine Sutherland is dead - her body half-hidden under the Atlantic City Boardwalk - and Damien Dickens, P.I. killed her. Detective Lt. James Holmes found Damien's gun and wallet near the crime scene, and discovered Celine's cash-filled, emerald-studded evening bag hidden in Damien's apartment. Sylvia Sutherland, Celine's older sister and CEO of the family's tobacco empire, insists that Dickens pulled the trigger. And the Sutherlands carry a lot of influence in Atlantic City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By MANI on 05-08-17

Worth the Wait

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

Where does The Green Pearl Caper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

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

I had read the book and am a big fan of Damien's so I knew the plot. Still, the audiobook adds more understanding..

Which scene was your favorite?

Millie's appearance at Gus' office.

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

It has a nice thread of humor throughout.

Any additional comments?

Now I am waiting for the second in the series to also be in audiobook format. Hopefully soon and hopefully with the same narrator.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir

  • American Warriors Series
  • By: John Galvin USA (Ret.)
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

As NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the tumultuous five years that ended the Cold War, Galvin played a key role in shaping a new era. Fighting the Cold War illuminates his leadership and service as one of America's premier soldier-statesmen, revealing him to be not only a brilliant strategist and consummate diplomat but also a gifted historian and writer who taught and mentored generations of students.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An understated title for a great memoir

  • By Kingsley on 03-08-16

A Truly Amazing Man!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

What made the experience of listening to Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir the most enjoyable?

General Galvin was so widely experienced; Cartoonist, Professor, scholar, writer, General and most of all astute diplomat. A fascinating look at all the major issues that faced the US during the cold war with a real insiders point of view. While only one of the many topics covered, it makes the reader truly appreciate how Reagan and Gobechov produced results most said were impossible and that are today little understood or appreciated.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir?

The General's two tours in Vietnam.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook is like sitting around a fire and listening to a truly fascinating man reminisce about a remarkable career. Both the writer and the narrator seem to deliberately present it as almost matter of fact, which it certainly is not. That humble, homespun storytelling style greatly adds to my level of respect and admiration for a truly unique and great American. The narration seems to present the information exactly in the almost low key way I believe the General would want it presented and fits the book perfectly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Louisiana Wind

  • By: Randy Willis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The best men I've known have been cowmen. There's a code they live by - it's their way of life. It starts with an abiding reverence for the good Lord. They're taught to honor and respect their parents and to share both blanket and bread. Their words are their bond, a handshake their contract. They're good stewards of his creation, the land. They believe the words in his book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories about life as a cowboy

  • By Carrie on 04-05-16

Wonderful Family History

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Louisiana Wind to be better than the print version?

Definitely, the mood and tone were very realistic

What did you like best about this story?

These all seemed like real tales. Read more like a memoir of a great man, not a novel.

What about Tom Lennon’s performance did you like?

I can imagine this is actually what they sounded like. Slow and laid back as befitting the time and local.

Any additional comments?

Great little book as a follow up to Three Winds Blowing and even 12 Years a Slave.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Valley of Deception

  • Jake Mathews, Book 1
  • By: T.H. Michael
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

United States Marshal Jake Mathews is devastated after two of his partners are gunned down. Fleeing to his farm, in Northeast Iowa, he wants nothing more than a little peace and quiet. Tucked away in the woods of Northeast Iowa, Zebadiah Caldwell's family has led a community of followers for the past 100 years. Their communal way of life has led to many stories and speculation over the years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valley of deception

  • By trixie on 03-12-16

There is a whole lot of evil in the Valley

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the kids. Horrible father. Repressed development, yet still basically good kids. Nice!

Which scene was your favorite?

Showdown at the cave

Any additional comments?

Very well written. The author is an ex-US Marshal and the entire book comes across as very credible I am sure because of his experiences. I like the narrator as well. Really scary voice when it needs to be.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hill House

  • The Harry Starke Novels, Book 3
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

For more than ten years, she lay beneath the floorboards of Hill House. For more than ten years, she waited. Who was she? Who put her there? Why? Harry Starke vows to find the answers to those questions, but to do so he must embark upon an investigation that will put him and those close to him in deadly danger, take him deep into the underground city, the Dark Web, murder, organized crime, prostitution, and human trafficking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't It?

  • By in1ear (John Row) on 10-02-16

I am hooked on Harry Starke

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

What did you love best about Hill House?

This is the third Harry Starke Novel I have listened to. Harry is consistent, yet does evolve in each subsequent book. He is more real life, a little less Sexy, carefree and cavalier, but a better person in each new book.

As usual the plot present by the author was a good one. You will not figure it all out before the dramatic ending. There are plenty of bad guys, enough violence, tasteful kind of off camera sex and great dialogue. Everything a good Detective mystery should have.

I love this series and will be waiting patently for number 4 to come out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hill House?

The show down in the bar is a classic of its type.

Which scene was your favorite?

Have to be Sal's demise.

Any additional comments?

This formula is working. The narrator is Harry Starke and I look forward to meeting both of them again very soon.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Not Just Another War Story

  • By: Wayne G. MacDowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

It's been six months since the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.... Now, it is the spring of 1942.... Steve Carmichael has just graduated from the University of Florida. From the time he was a boy growing up on a Central Florida cattle ranch, he has been flying. His dad had purchased an old mail-route bi-plane when Steve was 11 and, within a year, the youngster was soaring with the birds in the airplane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Novel that reads like History

  • By Donna on 03-11-16

A Novel that reads like History

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Just as I was wondering how the author was going to fill all these hours with just additional bombing runs - the entire book changes. While the first half is very good, the second half which takes place in German Occupied territory is both exciting and very fascinating.A look at the lives of non-combatants I have never seen before.

The narration was excellent in that very quickly I just paid no attention to it at all. I was listening to the characters and the author, not a narrator.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Starke

  • The Harry Starke Novels, Book 1
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

It's almost midnight, bitterly cold and snowing, when a beautiful young girl, Tabitha Willard, throws herself off the Walnut Street Bridge into the icy waters of the Tennessee. Harry Starke is there, on the bridge. Wrong time, wrong place? Maybe. He tries but is unable to stop her. Thus begins a series of events and an investigation that involves a local United States congressman, a senior lady senator from Boston, a local crime boss, several very nasty individuals, sex, extortion, high finance, corruption, and three murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry is awesome!

  • By C M Anderson on 04-23-16

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

If you could sum up Harry Starke in three words, what would they be?

Smart, Sexy, tough

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry is a lovable rouge so if you don't like him, you will hate the book. He is a throwback type PI to novels of maybe 30 or 40 years ago. Women's lib types need a sense of humor here as he really is pretty harmless. The funny little bar owner that appears a few times is lovable in a Louie D'Palma kind of way as well.

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

He reminds you this is Chattanooga, not LA, Chicago, or NY. Laid back with a pleasant Southern twang that you normally don't hear in a PI mystery.

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

Harry's dialogue with the deceased's father.

Any additional comments?

I listened to book #2 first and liked it so much I had to go back and buy #1. I actually think number 2 is slightly better plot wise, but nice to now understand the back story. Looking forward to the next release in the series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful