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newbury PArk, CA, United States
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  • Merciless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel

  • Caribbean Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Charity Styles is a former Olympian and US Army helicopter pilot. Captured and tortured by terrorists in Afghanistan after the opening blows of the War on Terror, she has a score to settle. Now working for the Department of Homeland Security, she is offered the opportunity to make a real difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She is a American Hero

  • By Kelly on 12-14-15

redundant and unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

The repetitious descriptions of the lead characters rape and torture made the book difficult to listen to. The author appeared to use the repeated flashbacks just to lengthen the book. Some of the situations were not only unbelievable but ridiculous. After the McDermot series this was a big dissappointment.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,843
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,791

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Paints a great picture

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

This is an excellent book. The author paints an excellent word picture of the depression era and the 1930's in general. The book is gripping even though you know some of the ending. The book also truly explains the mystery of how men bond together. How in order to truly bond a man must first relinquish himself. This is one of the few books that has moved me to tears.

  • Kill Me If You Can

  • By: James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Jason Culp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 579

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend, Katherine, fill his thoughts - until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best James Patterson Yet!

  • By Roland C. Hiltscher on 09-02-11

Predicable and over wrought

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

Reviewed: 01-04-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Good for a sixth grader as it seems to be written on that level

Has Kill Me If You Can turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Be prepared for a constant bombardment of sex. The plot is predictable with a few sexual twists. Every scene opens up with some form of sex and the sex is so unrealistic it is laughable. The love story of the main character is so sappy you want to barf. I've read other Pattersons, but this is my last one.