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  • The Measure of the Magic

  • Legends of Shannara
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

For 500 years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, the borders have been breached by predators, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more. Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and its profound power, devoted his life to protecting the valley and its inhabitants - and, in his final moments, gave stewardship of the black staff to the young Tracker Panterra Qu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Eric on 09-05-12

Terry Brooks does it again- great story.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

Would you listen to The Measure of the Magic again? Why?

Yes, I like the story enough that I will re-listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

Terry often is very hard on the heroes and is very believable even though we all know the whole thing is pure fiction.

Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

Great performance Prue and her partner. Gray man the main character was second.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes the battle with the Trolls. The bold move to save Prue from the Trolls camp, followed by the stand off at the fortress.

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  • Dr. No

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 944

M calls this case a "soft option". He sends Bond to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of the head of the Kingston station. Jamaica is luxurious, and the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing, but they are both part of the empire of Dr. No.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic James Bond thriller

  • By Doug on 11-28-11

Dr No still a classic .

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, specially if they missed the movie.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Expected, I have seen the movie, however the book was much better.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

Well presented.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but not possible.

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center #1
  • By: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 849

A terrorist bomb explodes during a South Korean celebration of the anniversary of the election of its first president. Alarms are raised in Washington. No one is claiming responsibility. The first suspect is North Korea. Could it be making a power play against South Korea and unification? If so, how will the U.S. respond? Paul Hood, Director of the Op-Center, must answer these questions. The Op-Center, a largely autonomous new agency which takes on the government's toughest security problems, is only six months old, and has never been given a foreign crisis until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Aaron Kynaston on 08-18-11

Clancy and Op-center was intense.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Michael Kramer?

Yes, I am a fan of the all thrillers.

What did you like best about this story?

Donald's heroic actions to prevent the outbreak of a new Korean war.

Did Michael Kramer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes

Could you see Tom Clancy's Op-Center being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Tom Cruise maybe, H Ford as Donald.

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  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,271

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

True story I listened to it twice.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-12

If you could sum up Killing Lincoln in three words, what would they be?

The book contains a lot about the civil war and how sad the results were for Lincoln, things would have been a lot different for the south if Lincoln had lived.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Lincoln?

The deed itself was most memorable, the villain broke his leg during his escape, something I had never heard before.

Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time to hear O'Reilly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes the book kept my full attention.

Any additional comments?

I will listen to it again.