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S. T. Terry

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  • Corpsman

  • Women of the United Federation Marines, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan P. Brazee
  • Narrated by: Sarah Ravenwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Nova Esperança offers no future for Liege Neves as a gangrat and daughter of the favelas. With one goal in mind - to save her younger sister and ailing grandfather from a difficult and hopeless future - Liege's only option is the Federation Navy. Scoring higher on her entrance exams than anyone had expected, Liege enlists as a corpsman and hopes for a safe career that will allow her to get her Avó the help he requires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance problems

  • By S. T. Terry on 03-21-19

Performance problems

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

SR would be better off reading something else. Military is obviously not her niche. For her style though, she was okay.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,751

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Who stole Lee Child?

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Scott Brick did a middling job as always. After all, Dick Hill is a tough act to follow.
As for the story, I place it near the bottom of the Reacher series. It is almost as someone else wrote it in the Lee Child manner. Simply a shadow of his best work, maybe second from the bottom. I hope Mr. Child gets well soon and gets back up to speed.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Bell

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 22
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

In Washington, D.C., on a night full of rain, a woman is struck down and killed by a hit-and-run driver. But she is not just any woman - she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known only as the Basement. And she had secrets of her own. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is recuperating on a diving trip after successfully helping Sean Dillon and the rest of the "Prime Minister's private army" defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A reunion of old friends

  • By A04171 on 04-02-17

Not up to snuff

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

It appears Jack is reaching the bottom of the barrel. This was an okay book, but the weakest SD I have read.

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,310

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Unreached potential

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

This writer has potential but has a way to go. The over use of flashbacks made tracking the story difficult and as confusing as a bowl of spaghetti. And the story seemed to be developed on the spur of the moment. A "Well here I am, where do I go next?" kind of plot development. Chaotic.
The performance was very good except for the flat emotionless vocals of the narration.
I will give both author and narrator a second chance before I abandon them.

  • Uncompromising Honor

  • Honor Harrington, Book 14
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one...and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 01-06-19

Dark

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I have followed the Honorverse for 25 years. It seems to be getting darker. Killing of major characters and a hundred million people is too dark for enjoyable reading even in a fictional universe.

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  • The Cowboy and the Cossack

  • A Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscovery
  • By: Clair Huffaker
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOSTROVIA OR NA ZDOROVIE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-04-16

Unexpextedly outstanding

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Wow! What a great read. Strong, excellent characters. Also, strong, excellent philosophy. I'll look for it in hardback as I would love to hae it for my shelf.

  • Warlock

  • A Novel of Ancient Egypt
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor sequel

  • By Matthew on 08-06-09

Dark, so very dark.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I was very disappointed with this second book in The Egyptian series. It seems the author made every effort to make the story disgusting and gory. From graphic rape to vivid child sacrifice, from animal torture to inhuman treatment and murder, the author seemingly felt a need to detail it all in the most gruesome way. Add to this magic both benign and most foul. All this adds up to a story, not of ancient Egypt, but of a fantasy world dark and foreboding.

On the bright side, Dick Hill's as always brilliant narration.

I am through with this series. I shall not continue it.

  • Devil's Manhunt

  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: R. F. Daley, Bob Caso, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Tim Beckdolt is as American as the frontier itself, as rangy and self-reliant as a young Jimmy Stewart. But after spending eight treacherous months digging $175,000 in gold out of Desperation Peak - all he has left is desperation. Two sadistic strangers have taken his gold, and now they want to take his life. He’s on the run - the target of a Devil’s Manhunt.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Pulp

  • By james on 10-26-11

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

L.Ron needs to stick to Scifi and let the professional western writers like Louis L'Amour write westerns. These stories are pretty amateurish.

  • Contract to Kill

  • Nathan McBride, Book 5
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125

When Toby Haynes witnesses a double murder - and suspects his boss, Tanner Mason, as the perpetrator of the crime - he does the only thing he can think of: He calls in Nathan McBride. CIA special ops veteran McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, respond to their friend's plea. As they launch a covert investigation into Mason, the security chief for one of the nation's leading private military contractors, they discover that not everything is as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 02-16-16

Another Winner

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Performed by the incomparable Dick Hill, this intensely exciting novel never slows down. A great read.

  • Ready to Kill

  • Nathan McBride, Book 4
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,326

When a mysterious note referencing a top-secret US operation is tossed over the wall of the embassy in Nicaragua, Nathan McBride and his old pal Harv are called out of retirement by CIA Director Rebecca Cantrell and sent to Central America. Cantrell wants the situation resolved quickly and knows that Nathan is the man to do it; after all, he has a history with the place. The jungle he and Harv are about to land in is the same one that Nathan barely escaped with his life decades before, an ordeal that left him physically and psychologically scarred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Hill on 06-21-14

Narration is paramount

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

With Dick Hill performing how can one not like this book, especially with the well written novel itself. a superb entertainment.