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James E. Glenn

Howell, MI, US
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  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,635

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clancy that gave us Clear & Present...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-15-12

Another Clancy Gem!!

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

Reviewed: 02-11-13

I really enjoyed this book. Lot's of intrigue and action! Lou Diamond Phillips does a fantastic narration job.

  • Amped

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-11-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

I never got into this book. The story was anti-climactic throughout for me. In order for a book to be good (IMO) you have to feel a connection to the characters. That just never happened for me. The story line was interesting enough but did not keep my interest. I think the narrator was handicapped by the prose in this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,669

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

King brings The Gunslinger back in grand fashion

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

Reviewed: 06-15-12

I very much enjoyed this Dark Tower entry! Stephen King know how to write entertaining characters and great stories! Hopefully he will find another Gunslinger gem in him!

  • The Walk

  • By: Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

It's one minute after the Big One. Marty Slack, a TV executive, crawls out from under his Mercedes, parked outside what once was a downtown Los Angeles warehouse. Downtown LA is in ruins. The sky is thick with smoke. His cell phone is dead. The freeways are rubble. It will be days before help can arrive. Marty has been expecting this day all his life. He's prepared. He knows there is only one thing he can do... that he must do: get home to his wife, Beth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hate walking but liked this walk

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 02-19-14

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-12

This booked kept me fully engaged! The characters were great and realistic and the narration was spot on! I would highly recommend this book. If you liked Alas Babylon, my thoughts are you would also enjoy this book!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 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 8,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,575

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bill O'Reilly Nailed this one

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-12

Very interesting and informative read

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I very much enjoyed Bill O'Reilly's account of the final days of the American Civil War and subsequent assassination of our great Abe Lincoln. It kept me engrossed for the entire book and i would highly recommend this to any history buff or to anyone that likes good book!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Summer of Night

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933

It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go Ahead...Take A Stroll Down Horror Lane

  • By Jan on 10-31-14

Excellent atmosphere and well written!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-11

Dan John Miller made this book come to life for me. It is well written and well read. Has hints of Stephen King's Stand by Me and Robert McCammon's Boy's Life with plenty of suspense and horror thrown in. I would highly recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Dying For

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,679

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked!

  • By Dave on 11-17-10

Very good Jack Reacher installment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-11

Jack gets more bad-ass with every book. I really enjoyed this book. Some people don't like Dick Hill's reading but I think it fits the book and character perfectly.

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,434

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Celeste Albers on 05-24-17

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-11

I really enjoyed this story. It kept my interest for the entire book. The readying by Will Patton was spot-on. He is now one of my favorite readers just behind George Guidal.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful