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Andrew McIntosh

San Diego, CA United States
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  • Switchblade

  • An Original Story
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012

An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant. Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for a short Short Story by a Favorite Author

  • By L. O. Pardue on 01-14-14

Too short....

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

Reviewed: 04-24-15

Didn't realize it was a short story. Not a bad story, just didn't have character development that his other novels do.

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  • Echo Burning

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,152

Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.

She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now.

Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems, and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead - and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Lee Child At His Best...

  • By David on 05-12-09

A good "Intro to Reacher" novel

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Where does Echo Burning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I found this story a little different the typical Reacher formula, in that all the evil and menace brewing does not immediately fall on Reacher.

In terms of "final battle", this was not his hardest conflict.
I felt there was good character development here - if you read the series, you definitely should read this one as it helps shape the "vigilante" he becomes.

Also, if you are introducing people to Jack Reacher novels, this may be a good one to start with. You get a taste of his personality and ethics, his investigation skills, his fighting tactics.

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

Yes, this is on par with his other work. Good range of voices and especially the hearing the "measured control" that defines Jack Reacher.

  • Camouflage

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

The artifact is found seven miles below the surface of the sea and beneath 40 more feet of sand. The Navy's efforts to raise a wrecked submarine uncover it - and set in motion a scientific race to retrieve it, to discover just what it is and where it came from. Denser than any substance known to man, it has broken every drill bit they've tried on it and will not budge an inch. It resists every effort to breach it - or communicate with it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grows on you

  • By TucsonBaby on 01-23-09

Fast paced...intriguing story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-10

I tried this book as an "audible recommends" suggestion. What a pleasant surprise. I like the way the author was able to comment on the last century of history using the aliens as his impartial observers. I'm eager to listen to more from this author.

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