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Scott has company

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Scott Adams is a brilliant guy. He convinced me in mid 2015 that Donald Trump was very likely to win the White House. I watched every video he made and every interview I could find. He has made a fortune with Dilbert. One thing, however, at which he does not excel and that is audiobook performance.

He is in good company with Newt Gingrich and David McCullough, both of whom, along with Scott, do not recognize that performing a book requires more than just the ability to read aloud. Scott should take a page from Pat Conroy, who, speaking of Frank Muller, who performed "The Prince Of Tides", "I gave Frank Muller a manuscript. Frank Muller gave me a work of art". Hate to miss Scott's book, but I just cannot stand his voice for long periods of time. Brilliant guy, but zero voice performance skills.

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Ok, but not one of DeMille's best

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

I have read a number of Nelson DeMille books and short stories and most of them I really enjoyed. Enjoyed the first half of this, but then it began to repeat itself and drag. Scott Brick is one of the best narrators in the business and it was his narration that got me to the three quarter point in the book. That's where I went to something more interesting.

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Rendezvous

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

My 5-star rating across the board does not mean the 12+ short stories were all page turners. Actually, only one, Rendezvous, held my interest to completion. But it was a huge hit with me and well worth the credit. My standard for books of short stories is pretty low. If I get 3 out of a dozen that really hold my interest, I'm happy. The story has to be good and the narrator has to be superb. There were at least three stories in which the narrator was so bad that the author never got a chance. That said, I re-read Rendezvous two times within a couple of days of reading it the first time. It is superb. The narrator is Alan Sklar, whose voice is golden. I think he is one of the very best narrators in the business.

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Geoge Guidel was the attraction

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I have been reading all my life and have loved Daniel Silva's novels beginning with his very first one. I have finally recognized that he, like so many successful novelists, has surrendered to the publishers and is still pumping them out at a steady pace since all it takes is his name on the cover to sell the book regardless of its quality. When I start skipping paragraphs the book is in trouble, and it did not take me long to start skipping on this one.

Truth be known, this has happened on the last few Silva books. I'm just a slow learner. On this one, George Guidall was the draw. But even he could not keep me in this attempt by Mr Silva.

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Brilliant man, Horrible Raspy Voice

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

I have always thought Newt Gingrich was a brilliant man, but I have never been impressed with his voice. His inability to recognize his lack of skill in this area is unfortunate and to narrate his own book is simply unforgivable. I rated performance and story lower because I was simply unable to listen to Newt's raspy indistinct voice for more than a few minutes at a time and therefore did not finish the book. I will buy the print version.

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Piece of Garbage

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

I was in the financial business and followed the demise of Madoff from the moment he was arrested. I have read every book I could find on him, his wife, and his sons and their wives. There is no doubt he is a con man and a thief, but hardly more so than the author of this piece of trash. If Audible had not been so brazen as to deliver this to us free of charge, it would have been on the return list within the first ten minutes of starting it. I did not finish it. Some books let you know real quick that they are a waste of time and worse. This is one of them and Audible should be ashamed of even offering it. It's worth exactly what they charged...nothing.

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43 Five Star Reviews......and counting???

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Puh-lease....I challenge you to find ANY book on Audible that has 43 five star reviews from almost every "reader". That's five stars on story, performance and overall. Then there is almost the complete absence of the faces of the reviewers, which always appear on reviews of other books. Then there is the pic of the dog with earphones...over and over and over!!!.

ALL the signposts of FAKE reviews. In fact, just for good measure I would suggest you assume every single one of these reviews is fake.....except for this one. The reviews to the kindle book were horrific and Amazon, in one of its lowest moments, REMOVED all the LEGITIMATE awful reviews.

OH yeah...note all the one-line reviews too. Lots of them. Another sign of fake reviews.



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This book is going back....

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

I read McCullough's "John Adams" twice and hung on every word, including his coverage of John Quincy Adams. I listened to two of 18 chapters in this book. The performance gets a 2-star. The author gets a 1-star. Blindingly boring!!!

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Short and definitely not mainstream....

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

.......but it makes more sense than the mainstream. I have puzzled about John Hinckley ever since the event happened. Just made no sense to me from the beginning. Then I recently read (before this one) O'Reilly's "Killing Reagan". I can understand why O'Reilly (for personal gain) followed the Hinckley sham. But he made no sense of it either. I must note that I also never understood why Reagan chose GHWBush as his VP. A man of Reagan's stature tapping a slithery snake like HW was puzzling back then. Now I have a pretty good idea why he did. But he did not know how dangerous that choice was. Thank God the assassination attempt failed. I would highly recommend this!!!! Fascinating!!! And far more believable than what passes for the truth.

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First Nicholas Sparks.....

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

......book I've read and I loved it. Have spent much time on NC/SC beaches and the descriptions of the weather and the storm are perfect. Not to spoil it for anyone, but the characters are very real and the development of their relationship could not be better. I could not put it down and within a couple of weeks I listened to it a second time. JoBeth Williams is the perfect performer for the story. Beautiful warm slightly southern voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful