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David Quist

Madison, WI United States
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  • First to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,323

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 07-12-09

Great new characters to sink your teeth into!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

If you are a fan of Jack Reacher, Bob "The Nailer" Swagger", or Court Gentry then you will love Nathan McBride. Great depth of character and solid plot building.

Great read.

  • The Incurables

  • By: Jon Bassoff
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Disgraced in the psychiatric hospital where he'd practiced for nearly 30 years, Dr. Walter Freeman has taken to traversing the country and proselyting about a very new kind of salvation: the transorbitol lobotomy. With an ice pick and a hammer, Freeman promises to cure depression and catatonia, delusions and psychosis, with a procedure as simple and safe as curing a toothache. When he enters the backwater Oklahoma town of Burnwood, however, his own sanity will be tested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like your horror fiction dark and hopeless

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-07-17

Great Story Beholden of Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

If you could sum up The Incurables in three words, what would they be?

Chilling Noir Fiction

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Incurables?

The detailed account of the practice of the frontal lobotomy

Which character – as performed by Richard Rieman – was your favorite?

Scout

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Chilled me many times. Ignorance is the biggest horror in the universe and power wielded by ignorance is pure evil.

Any additional comments?

Jon Bassoff hits this one out of the park. Before we get too far I should inform you that I grew up with “Bass” and am so proud to have listened to it. That being said, this story goes really deep into a time in history where primitive medical practice, religious allegory, and crowd mentality ruled the day. Bass is a great story teller and will take you on a ride into the human condition reminiscent of Stephen King.

Reader- If you are interested in a fast paced chill ride, look no further than The Incurables. You will not be disappointed.

  • Let's Get Real or Let's Not Play

  • Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship
  • By: Mahan Khalsa, Randy Illig
  • Narrated by: Randy Illig
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Mahan Khalsa and Randy Illig offer a better way. Salespeople, they argue, do best when they focus 100 percent on helping clients succeed. When customers are successful, both buyer and seller win. When they aren't, both lose. It's no longer sufficient to get clients to buy - a salesperson must also help the client reduce costs, increase revenues, and improve productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • excellent ideas, painful narrator and sound qualit

  • By Veronica on 05-29-12

Best advice for creating positive customer relationship ever

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

I've had this book for over 10 years and I've listen to it in parts at various times in my career.

I just listened to it start to finish and although I have changed jobs several times it's still holds very true. in that span and sold everything from hardware to software to services I can say that this is the best advice you can receive to both keeping your sanity positive relationships with your customers.

  • Black Site

  • A Delta Force Novel
  • By: Dalton Fury
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331

Meet Kolt Raynor. A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, he is still trying to make sense of his life - and duty - after a secret mission gone bad. Three years ago, in the mountains of Pakistan, Raynor made a split-second decision to disobey orders - one that got some of his teammates killed and the rest captured. Now he’s been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men, and himself. But Raynor’s shot at redemption comes at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and Vivid!

  • By Alex - Discerning Consumer on 05-26-12

A very fun read with surprisingly deep characters

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

Having read to kill bin Laden, I was a little apprehensive about continuing to hear works by this author. I wasn't holding too many expectations as I was standing to the axiom "operators can't write and writer can't operate".

However, Dalton Fury proved me wrong and has woven a pretty realistic and exciting tale of life in the front lines with some surprisingly deep characters.

Well worth the investment and I will be reading the next in line.

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,447

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-15

Does not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

Looking at the political climate that we live in today it's good to hear stories like this where a character who survived the death of the author can come back to full form. If you haven't been in Vince Flynn fan you should really consider this series. And to that I would definitely not start with this book.

However, if you're like me and have followed Mitch Rapp throughout the entire series you will be overjoyed that this continues and has gotten just as much attention to plot, character, and detail as all the books.

  • Earn the Right to Win

  • How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation
  • By: Tom Coughlin
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Preparation is easy to praise but very hard to master. No modern coach, in any sport, understands that better than NFL veteran Tom Coughlin. He led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories with his system of relentless preparation and old-school tough-mindedness. He teaches his players that you can never guarantee a win, but you can always earn the right to win - with focus, consistency, hard work, and anticipation of obstacles. And if you’ve earned the right to win, you can sleep soundly before a big game....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Stuff

  • By Kevin Rodriguez on 07-16-18

Looking for a book to get you prepped and pumped? Look no further.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

If you are a New York Football Giants fan then this might be a self help bible. If you are not then is definitely a good philosophy and guide book for success. I see this as a good refresher and one you should read once or twice a year before a "rush season" or if I am in a slump.

Regardless a solid man and good principles to live by.

  • The Sell

  • The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone
  • By: Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield, Barbara Corcoran - foreword
  • Narrated by: Fredrik Eklund, Barbara Corcoran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

Ten years ago Fredrik Eklund moved to New York City from his native Sweden with nothing but a pair of worn-out sneakers and a dream: to make it big in the city that never sleeps. Since then he's become the top seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet, brokering multimillion-dollar deals for celebrities, selling out properties all over the city, and charming audiences around the world as one of the stars of the hit Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste time or money.

  • By PA NANA on 07-10-16

Doesn't disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

As a fan of the show (Million Dollar Listing NY) I have loved Fredrik and glean positive energy from his success. Often times on tv and in books there is a need to show tragedy and failure as part of the human experience. However MDLNY just shows success and very rarely failure. It gets me fired up but enough about the show.

I always wanted to know if it was real how real and what are some of the secrets. Here it is. This book is a great insightful view into Fredrik and his journey to the top. Also his secrets.


You will love this book! And congratulations on considering the title and reading this review. You are so close to experiencing it.

  • Back Blast

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,710
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,869

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent GRAY MAN book - I can't wait for more...

  • By shelley on 02-17-16

Great detail and suspense

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

This is a great finish/next chapter for the Gray Man. This installment does a great job of answering a lot of questions, setting the stage for the future, and providing great background to this classic spy legacy.

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  • Sniper's Honor

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 9
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on Earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not outstanding but well preformed

  • By Derek on 03-15-15

Good historical lesson and neat story but...

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

The plot is very robust but lacks a lot of glue to make the story even remotely plausible. It is a fun listen and the production value was very good but you have to take a lot of liberties with some of the plot twists.

I have loved Stephen Hunter books since my first (The Master Sniper) and I'm happy that I listen to this one but like not recommend it as an introductionto the Bob Lee Swagger anthology.

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,762

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

Classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-04

King entered a dangerous realm when he wrote himself into the plot, but this book closes the journey in a way that both left me satisfied and wanting more. I recommend to all that you embark on the story of Roland and his Ka-Tet and pull down the first tome and let the genius of King make you consider what really turns the world. All seven books will take you about 3 months of casual reading and the ending will bring you to tears of joy and sorrow in a way that only King can.