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Moab, UT, United States
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  • Typhoon Fury

  • The Oregon Files, Book 12
  • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. Not only is the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency using them to finance his attacks, but he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II - a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into superwarriors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet...Loved it!

  • By Cheri L on 11-21-17

Once it got going...a page turner

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Very enjoyable kept us awake on our journey home right into the driveway thank you

  • Golden Buddha

  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 913

Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon - a state-of-the-art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler - takes him and his crew into dangerous waters as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bad accents, distracting production, horrible read

  • By Russell on 06-04-16

Kept us wide awake on a very long drive...

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

perfect action packed story. Clive Cussler hasn't failed us yet. wonderfully predictable, and interesting enough for a night drive across featureless vistas. (W. Wyo)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Storm

  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,902

Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • deep storm or low rumble?

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 03-28-14

I could have turned it off and walked away...

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

but my husband insists on finishing everything so....it was a very very long long book. Not one of Mr. Childs best and the reading seemed flat and as bored as I was. I usually enjoy his books but hey everyone can have a stinker now and then.

  • Personal

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,191

"You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lee and Dick seem tired

  • By Jeffrey Rose on 09-06-14

Driving me Crazy...

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

OMG...I hope Dick Hill doesn't read all of his books this way. This is so flat and monotone it is driving me nutz. I love Reacher novels and had high hopes for this one. We have two more hours to go with the long long descriptions. The woman in the story is to go out for Pizza for them and he begins a lengthy description of her and her clothing, what feels like ten min. later I ask my husband..."has she left the room to get the pizza yet?.." No. the story is interrrupted this way all thru the book. Technical descriptions of guns, velocity, wind directions etc etc. If only I wasn't trapped in the car.... His other Reacher novels moved so much better. I will struggle thru just to see if they catch the bad guys. Only because I am a loyal fan.

  • Odessa Sea

  • Dirk Pitt, Book 24
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday - "under attack!" - from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague, Al Giordino, arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies, a smell of sulfur in the air, and, as Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern that scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odessa sea Dirk Pitt novel

  • By K.G.S. on 07-09-17

Yup, Job done!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Kept us awake driving thru the desert in the middle of the night when we were drop dead tired. What more can I say...loved it. The man writes a great story that you want to see how it will end, and all without foul language, or in depth sex.

  • Catalyst

  • A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Thomas's Duchess is no ordinary cat. She's a purebred Barque Cat, trained to patrol the ship on which she serves, sniffing out oxygen leaks and spotting other problems. But when a corrupt government announces it has found an epidemic that requires the impounding and possible destruction of animals across the galaxy - Barque Cats included - two young people, a kitten, and a mysterious, powerful cat with a hidden agenda, are all that stand between the galaxy's animals and total destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait till the rest are available.

  • By Scraps on 11-21-10

Wonderful! Fanciful!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Great story about a boy and his cat/or a cat and his boy! Fell in love with the cat characters and their struggles. The humans were their helpers just as we are here. Loved to hear what they were thinking and how they manipulated us. Amusing lightweight read. Sent me scurrying for the next book in the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Catacombs

  • A Tale of the Barque Cats, Book 2
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

In Catalyst, award-winning authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough introduced listeners to the beguiling Barque Cats: spacefaring felines who serve aboard starships as full-fledged members of the crew. Highly evolved, the cats share an almost telepathic bond with their minders, or Cat Persons — until, suddenly, there is no “almost” about it, and a particular Barque Cat, Chester, learns to ex- change thoughts with his human friend, Jubal. Other cats soon gain the same ability.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Read the book, not worth the listen

  • By Kiddy on 09-03-11

Delightful cat/human interaction

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

A lover of cats would enjoy the first and second books. I find myself with mind giggles like Jubal whenever "world cat domination" is brought up by Sha-Rha. Can't wait to see how that plays out in the series. No LVS to be avoided. Great cat adventure.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,027

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Most annoying narration ever

  • By katherine wolfe on 04-21-16

Memorable!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

We listen on trips, had no trouble remembering where we left off 2-3 wks later when we went on our next trip. Enjoyed Decker's character.

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,550

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Audio Longmire book vs. TV Series

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

Reviewed: 08-27-13

Loved the story. Didn't mind the deviation from the TV series. Hated, hated, Vickie's character in the book with her filthy disgusting potty mouth. I could have handled it better if it had been one of the men who talked that way. It was totally unnecessary.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orchid Beach

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Debra Monk
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Major Holly Barker, the army brat daughter of a master sergeant, has been forced into early retirement at the age of 37 as the result of a scandalous sexual harassment case. With the help of her dad, she makes the move to civilian life, becoming deputy chief of police in Orchid Beach, Florida. But below the surface of this sleepy, well-to-do coastal island town lies a web of evil and deceit that escalates when a colleague and another associate are brutally gunned down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By MSEreads on 07-15-03

Stuart Woods Moves to #2 Travelling Companion

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

Reviewed: 02-02-12

Memorable Characters, storyline didn't drag, kept us awake during our drive, and when we had to shut it off before it was finished, we arranged another trip just to finish our book. Really appreciated the minimal amount of foul language! The story and characters never suffered for the lack of it.