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  • Retreat, Hell!

  • Book Ten in The Corps Series
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, Douglas MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, where he is certain no Chinese are waiting for him, while Major Ken McCoy, operating undercover, hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Griffin makes war history fun

  • By WETSU64 on 09-25-12

lame ass dramatization

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

a great series till you started jacking with the dramatization crap. Stick with original style.

  • Golden Buddha

  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 913

Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon - a state-of-the-art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler - takes him and his crew into dangerous waters as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bad accents, distracting production, horrible read

  • By Russell on 06-04-16

The worst narrator ever

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I have all the Oregon books but couldn't finish this one. Narrators ruined this book.

  • Behind the Lines

  • Corps, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but the sound engineer needs to be fired

  • By Banyan on 12-31-15

Crappy performance

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-18


I tried to listen again and gave up. if I could get a refund I would

You broke out the drama queens for this book. Congratulations on ruining a good book with the performance change and lame sound effects.

  • Hermit's Peak

  • By: Michael McGarrity
  • Narrated by: J. Ed Araiza
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Filled with breakneck action and authentic detail, Hermit's Peak is Michael McGarrity's most involving novel yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • worst narration I have ever encountered

  • By Elizabeth on 11-16-13

did not like narrator. ruined the book<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

to me this performance was pretty much corny. I will definitely be checking samples before buying from now on.

  • Running Blind

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Favorite Reacher...

  • By Debbie on 02-20-13

narrator was bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I couldn't finish the book. Narrator ruined it. Will not buy another book with this guy reading.

  • NLP: Optimizing Your Life!

  • Mind Control, Human Behavior and Hypnosis
  • By: Brian Schmidt
  • Narrated by: Martin James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Do you want to maximize your life? Would you like to know the most powerful NLP techniques? Are you mentally weak? Do you want to know how NLP can maximize the relationships in your life? When you listen to this, your NLP skills will improve steadily each day! You will discover everything you need to know about mastering your mind! These important strategies and tips will explode your life. You'll see the excellence and new achievement in your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration lacks

  • By bill groves on 02-07-17

Narration lacks

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

It was a struggle to listen. I'm sure the message is good but the narrator is way too choppy.

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  • Nowhere to Run

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

Joe Pickett's in his last week as the temporary game warden in the town of Baggs, Wyoming, but there have been strange things going on in the mountains, and his conscience won't let him leave without checking them out: reports of camps looted, tents slashed, elk butchered. And then there's the runner who simply vanished one day. Joe doesn't mind admitting that the farther he rides, the more he wishes he could just turn around and go home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JP needs to go to Absaroka County with Longmire!

  • By Diana on 03-12-15

They just keep getting Better and Better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-15

keeps you thinking at all times. Could not work because I was so excited to hear what hsppens next.



  • Cold Wind

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552

When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in- law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn't know what to do-especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He has the county DA and sheriff on one side, his wife on the other, his estranged friend Nate on a lethal mission of his own, and some powerful interests breathing down his neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, edge of my seat the whole time

  • By Dennis on 03-26-11

listen while taking a Alaskan cruise

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

the narrator was great I heard him on many books and he always does outstanding job.
Joe Pickett books always start out so exciting the whole time I'm listen I can hardly wait for the finish this book lives up to its reputation I can hardly wait to listen to the next book.

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