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  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,991

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Worst book ever; constant foul language.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I hope no one would want to read this book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Contract to Kill.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rob Dircks’s performances?

Absolutely not.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, disappointment

Any additional comments?

I stopped reading in chapter four.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,126

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

Educational !!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

What did you love best about Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World?

One of the most educational book I have ever read or listened to. as well as entertaining and
I was unable to to turn off.

What did you like best about this story?

The history of Genghis Khan and how he and is successors implemented "freedom of religion", unification of mathamatics, etc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Retribution

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Bourne's friend Eli Yadin, head of Mossad, learns that Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may have been trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Yadin needs Bourne to investigate. Bourne agrees, but only because he has a personal agenda: Ouyang Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka - one of the only people Bourne has ever truly cared about - murdered.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible choice for a narrator.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-17-14

Eric is not Robert Ludlum and never will be.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who enjoys sexual descriptions.

What could Eric Van Lustbader have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Leave out all of the XXX rated material.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voices for the different Chinese characters all sounded alike.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, but then I only read the first couple of chapters.

Any additional comments?

I have enjoy many of Robert Lundlum's previous books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tiger's Claw

  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

When China launches the first successful test of its anti-ship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the U.S. will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession. Without the funds to compete with China's advancing technology, are the country's days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dale's Bomber crashes

  • By archy instructor on 12-27-12

Worst accent & drawl I have ever heard in any book

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What would have made Tiger's Claw better?

Get rid of William Dufris. He made most of the characters sound STUPID and DUMB!!

What could Dale Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get rid of all of the "news flashes" in the first several chapters.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?

Anyone else.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I stopped listening after the fourth chapter because narration drove me crazy.

Any additional comments?

I hope I you provide me with a credit for this book, which in my estimation it was the worst book I have listened.

  • The Fifth Assassin

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States. Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White - the hero of the number one New York Times best seller The Inner Circle - discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I had to stop listening a little bit into the book

  • By Janice on 01-17-13

A real disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-13

What disappointed you about The Fifth Assassin?

I should have known better after having read the first book but I guess I didn't connect it with the current Fifth Assassin.

Has The Fifth Assassin turned you off from other books in this genre?

Let's say I will never read a Brad Meltzer book in the future.

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

Absolutely. He is probably why I chose to read this one. Most of the books I have listened to are by Scott Brick.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Absolutely not.

Any additional comments?

I would appreciate a credit for this book.

  • Poseidon's Arrow

  • A Dirk Pitt Novel, Book 22
  • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great adventure for Dirk

  • By Karen on 01-07-13

Dirk Pitt Thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-17-12

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

As always, the best. No wonder he probably has more e-books than anyone else.

Any additional comments?

While it is fiction, the Panama Canal incidents were totally unbelievable!