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Tom Leonard

South Pasadena, California United States
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  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,500

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By cristina on 10-03-17

The best and the worst!!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

"The Girl in The Spiders Web" I have enjoyed
The most of the first 5 in the series. I've listened to it at least a dozen times!! The First 3 novels I've listened to at least 3 times each. Also watched the original movies a couple of times each also.
However, "The Girl Who Takes An Eye For an Eye" - I don't think I will listen to this one again!! I was expecting a lot more!!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Initiative

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

General Boris Karpov, head of the feared Russian FSB, is dead. But Karpov has reached out from the grave with an unstoppable cyber operation he conceived before his murder, aimed at the heart of the United States - a way to steal the president's nuclear launch codes. Who has taken over the operation? Karpov trusted only one man: Jason Bourne. But can Bourne be working against his own country?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen to

  • By Brian M Erickson on 07-19-17

The Bourne Initiative

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

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Boring!! Boring!! Boring!!
Good thing I have a dog to walk !!

  • Echo Burning

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,632

Thumbing across the scorched West Texas desert, loner Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is pretty Carmen Greer. But for Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen's got a story to tell, and it's a wild one. All about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's pure Gothic. She's also got a plan. Jack Reacher's part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow build makes the payoff unsatisfying

  • By Virgil on 07-06-16

Missed Clue!!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

As good a detective as Reacher is: he did miss that one clue that Carmen sent!!!
Great story: Jack Reacher rules!!👍👍👍👍👍

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,064

Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expects the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slower pace than first 2 books

  • By Dogs & Horses on 04-12-13

Big Jack Reacher - (not tom cruise)

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

I've read them all twice (and starting over again) and this is still one of my favorites!!

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire

  • The Millennium Series, Book 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,023

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • irritatingly engrossing

  • By David on 03-16-10

Go Lisbeth!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Unbelievably good!! This is at least the fifth listen. Still can't stop listening!! On to "The Girl That Kicked The Hornet's Nest"!!

  • The Obsidian Chamber

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,444

After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a plot

  • By Olive on 11-23-16

Aloysius and Constance Green??

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

Reviewed: 10-31-16

Hated the ending if this was actually the end of the story!!
Lost a lot of respect for the Pendergast character letting his brother go. He should have killed his homicidal brother Diogenes and then himself!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nano

  • By: Robin Cook
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 378

Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • First time review

  • By Quilt Crazy on 01-04-13

Chinese Nano really bites!!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

A perfect real life story of what China is doing to all its competitors especially the US!!
They steal everything they can't have, only buy what they can't steal, and and smile at you while they are bending you over!!!
I'll bet they r really laughing at the next US Presidential race!!

  • White Fire

  • Agent Pendergast, Book 13
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Grand Slam Tale of Terror

  • By GH on 11-12-13

Sherlock Rocks!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

Loved the story within the story!
Have been a Sherlock Holmes fan for many, many years. Pendergast very much reminds me of him.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of the Dead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589

The New York Museum of Natural History receives their pilfered gem collection back, ground down to dust. Diogenes, the psychotic killer who stole them in Dance of Death, is throwing down the gauntlet to both the city and to his brother, FBI Agent Pendergast, who is currently incarcerated in a maximum security prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like this series

  • By Anne on 09-05-14

A "Lord of The Ring's" ending!!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

A "Trilogy" and "Lord of The Rings" ending!!
OR IS IT??? (I had a feeling about this ending, but I won't give it away.)
DIOGENES - GOLUM??
PENDARGAST - FRODO??
D'AGOSTA - SAM??
And like" The Lord of The Rings" - I couldn't stop till the final page of "The Book of The Dead"!!
Great story and wonderful characters!!!
(I'll have to read it 5x more to catch up with my LOTR readings.)

  • Brimstone

  • Pendergast, Book 5
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,374

Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm new to the Preston Child but I'm hooked

  • By John Morgan on 03-16-15

What an ending!!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

Couldn't put it down. I liked the first four Pendargast novels very, very much, but this one really stands out!! Can't wait to read the rest of them!! Ok - that's was long enough - "Dance Of Death" here we go!!!🎯

1 of 3 people found this review helpful