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  • Rising Fury: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series, Book 12
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

Jesse McDermitt lives in the backcountry and very little happens near him that he's not fully aware of. During a quiet moment, he watches a slow-moving shrimp trawler as it serenely cruises by, barely visible on the horizon at the edge of the three-mile limit. The tranquility of the moment is shattered when the trawler is suddenly demolished in an enormous explosion. What caused the explosion? And why was a woman from Jesse's past on board? To find the answers to these questions and more, Jesse and friends will work from Miami to Key West, then across the water to Fort Myers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT SERIES!!

  • By shelley on 05-18-18

Rising Fury

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Another great read from WS. I enjoy the boating scenes, the Keys, the fishing and of course Rusty's bar. This series of books really got me started at Audible and since then I have branched out to other series, but this one remains my all-time favorite. Not too complicated and the plot follows along naturally. If you like the Marines, boats or just having the good guys always win, then this series is for you. I just wish WS would pump them out faster.

  • King's Shilling

  • British Military Quartet, Book 2
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

As a powerful insurgent army closes on Liberia's capital, London is forced to act, and HMS Beaufort is despatched to West Africa to pull British nationals from the teeth of encroaching danger. But when the volatile situation ashore unravels, the frigate's crew must draw deep on reserves of skill, ingenuity and sheer bloody mindedness to save it. And with time running out Beaufort's Captain makes the decision to take his ship up river....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding listen

  • By Timothy on 06-18-17

King's Shilling

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

I was so happy to find this series about the British Navy and the RNLI. These are excellent stories which make the books hard to put down. They are well-written and well researched, . Too bad there are only 4 in the series. Mike has passed away now-unfortunately. Some of the scenes of the storm in book 1 are truly thrilling. Mike must have been out in some bad weather conditions to get this right. For anyone who loves the sea,book 1 is a must

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,222

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Indescribable Resilience

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

I found this story almost hard to take. I could not put the book down as the story was so fascinating, yet at times I was concerned to carry on lest something even more severe should happen to Louis! I found it hard to believe that the story-line was true and based on fact, but the research shows it to be so. A real wake up call to us all to learn to get along with one another, so that this sort of thing never happens again! An absolutely excellent book and very well read by Edward Herrman. If you like WW2 history stuff then do not miss this!

  • The Breaking Wave

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Allan had been away from Coombaragana, flying in the Royal Air Force. Now he has returned, wounded and disillusioned, to his ancestral home. Days before, Jessie Proctor had taken her own life. Why? Allan looked at the young face in the photograph in Jessie’s passport and froze. He knew who she really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Touching Tale

  • By Jim In Texas! on 05-05-12

Another great Shute!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Breaking Wave to be better than the print version?

Much better! The only issue with Tull is his lack of knowledge of English names-Lymington is not "lime-inton" but lim-ington-otherwise he is good!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Breaking Wave?

When Alan discovers the dead girl-Janet- is Bill's(his brother) girlfriend

Which scene was your favorite?

When Janet manages to outshoot the whole navy!

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

Absolutely if there was time enough!

Any additional comments?

This book is a great-if sad-read! All the Shutes are excellent stories with little violence and no sex-try them all "Town like Alice" On the Beach, Round the bend etc-I think there are 16 or 17 in all

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death to the French

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

This is the story of a rifleman's resourcefulness in a single-handed war against the forces of Napoleon. Separated from his regiment, he uses a band of undisciplined Portuguese guerrillas to battle his way back to his own lines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Creeker on 11-12-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

Would you listen to Death to the French again? Why?

This is a great thrilling adventure story told carefully from the author of the Hornblower series. Forester tells great stories and it is hard to miss with any of his books-and he has written more than just Hornblower! Rodska is a good narrator and overall the book was most enjoyable. The story centers around rifleman Dodd and his adventures behind enemy lines.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death to the French?

When Dodd finds peace in the Portuguese hill village

Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favorite?

Rifleman Dodd of course! His persistance and loyalty are admirable

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

If one had time for this...yes

Any additional comments?

A great read and wish there were more CS Forester available on Audible(other than Hornblower

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Round the Bend

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air-freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend’s teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book

  • By Gavin Scott on 07-14-11

Nevil is the Best!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-12

Where does Round the Bend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks very high on my list as just a very good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Round the Bend?

Well when Tom returns to the UK and manages to buy a larger plane each time-that is impressive! While Connie is so religous about his maintenance...

Have you listened to any of John Telfer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but this one is excellent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Round the Bend

Any additional comments?

this is a story which grips and fascinates, from a master story teller!
Everyone should be reading Nevil Shute if they want a good satisfying-and long-read!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Poor narrator.

  • By John on 06-02-11

Hornblower and the Atropos

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

Reviewed: 08-21-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book yes, but the audio book by Coster No. Coster does not capture the essential action of the series, and sounds as if he is reading un-enthusiastically from his high-sided armchair

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hornblower-no reason to dwell on that. The story is good

What didn’t you like about Nicolas Coster’s performance?

Boring boring with too much pompous accents from the crew in the lower deck. His accents just do not do it for me-they are so much the upper crust English stuffy accents and they are applied lazily and un-enthusisatically. I am going to avoid ever buying anything with Costers name on from now on!!I am tempted to revert back to reading the book myself!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes

Any additional comments?

avoid Coster