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Bruce Pflieger

Houston, TX
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  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sizzling Beginning: 15 Stars!

  • By Ted on 04-17-17

European style high drama little cleaning

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

I was expecting American action. A little cleaning at the beginning and at the end. For the "Cleaner's" supposed knowledge he really underestimates his foe. A man who helped him and another who is friend both die; there is no reaction of sadness or change from him.
At the end of the story had he really atoned for anything? No, there was more sadness and chaos then when he wasn't there. I was very disappointed and will be deleting from my library.

  • The Last Templar

  • By: Raymond Khoury
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,065

As the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escape to the sea carrying a mysterious chest. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights steal a strange device. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and archaeologist Tess Chaykin are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Michael on 05-17-07

Be secure in your faith before listening!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-13

This is an interesting story with a definite ending. Of course there are always a couple of parts that you should not dwell on for believability. There is a lot of action and good flow. Surely, you have heard of the Knights Templar and their protection of some secrets. This story is one possible line of those secrets coming to light. The story takes place in current times and flashbacks to the past. The narrator is very good.

  • Mistress of the Art of Death

  • A Novel
  • By: Ariana Franklin
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

In medieval England, four children have been murdered, and the townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors. The doctor chosen to investigate is a woman, Adelia. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, she must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she's assisted by Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend - or the fiend for whom they are searching.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story wonderfully set

  • By Jami E. Nettles on 02-17-07

England 1171 AD, your first Medieval story ?

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

Reviewed: 03-30-12

Murder mystery. Main character a lady with a special talent sent on a secret
mission to help the King of England. There is alot of background explanation
along the way. Good character development. The story is about the people
of the time and their inter workings. This is not a war story. The killer is not
revealed till near the end. And that is not the end of the story. The reader is
a lady and very good in pronounciation. One of my favorites.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Pride and Prejudice captures the affections of class-conscious 18th-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries. This story of the Bennet family and the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is told with a wit that author Jane Austen feared might prove "rather too light and bright, and sparkling".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Elizabeth on 05-24-08

As you know, a classic!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-12

Excellent story of love and feelings at that time. The BBC movie with Colin
Firth was much like this. Most of the characters thoughts or reasons for
action are given by the author and there is alot of explanation at the end.
I thought the author should tell us more of Mr. Darcy and his coming to terms
with his own faults. The movie added a little in this regard. I will listen to this
one many times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dog on It

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,011

In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Deborah on 01-20-10

What a dog is thinking...

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

Reviewed: 09-09-11

The whole story is from the perspective of the dog, Chet. And he is the story teller. If you have owned or been around dogs this will help you understand them. This is
a detective story with Chet's owner as the detective. Would say the story was for all ages except for a line about Chet's olfactory skills and some four letter words beginning with f. Some parts a little drawn out as Chet limited in communication.
Definitely, a different sort of book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Godfather Multivoice Presentation

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583

The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Movie is Great, Book is Better

  • By Aaron on 10-31-08

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-09

When each character has a different voice it is probably going to be good and this audio book does. The book is much the same as the movie with the background added. Some of the background related to sex would have pushed the movie beyond the "R" rating. If you liked the movie; get this too!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235

From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book; so-so narrator

  • By KS on 08-11-08

Not his best

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-09

I wanted a science mystery etc. This is a romantic novel with a smart dog, smart monster, and hitman thrown in for color.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,018

In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Trishk on 06-11-04

Another execellent one from E. Peters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-08

My first and favorite is Children of The Storm.
This one answers a lot of questions about the
character's backgrounds.

  • Legacy of Ashes

  • The History of the CIA
  • By: Tim Weiner
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read/Listen

  • By Jim on 08-23-07

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-08

This may shed some light on why some countries have a bad opinion of the U.S. To the naysayer I say the whole book cannot be false. This is a good behind the scenes of the politics of the times. I, now 50, do not understand why a country (the U.S.) who believes in freedom would not respect a communist leader elected in free elections.

  • Asshole

  • How I Got Rich & Happy by Not Giving a Damn about Anyone & How You Can, Too
  • By: Martin Kihn
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Marty Kihn was the nicest guy in the world, until he got fed up with being passed over for promotions at work, tired of being suckered into walking his neighbor's dog, and sick of being disrespected by the man who sold him his morning coffee. On the day he turned 40, Kihn set out to transform himself from Mr. Nice Guy into a rule-breaking, power-mongering, Fox News-watching asshole.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening, real info

  • By Thomas on 04-24-08

Not really a "How To..."

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-08

This is more of one man's experience. The end is a little surprising. All "nice" guys should
listen to this once.