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  • Daunting Days of Winter

  • Kyle Tait Series, Book 2
  • By: Ray Gorham
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Kyle Tait, having survived the harrowing, cross-country journey home to his family, must now struggle for existence in a post-EMP world that no one could have imagined just three short months prior. Each day brings new challenges - how to fight the bitter cold, where to scavenge food for the table, and how to best fend off intruders and keep their community safe. As the cold, dark days of winter begin the slow transition to spring, the Tait family is faced with a challenge that dwarfs all others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Our boy Kyle has no luck at all.

  • By RJ on 11-13-16

Narrator was Horrible

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Would you try another book from Ray Gorham and/or Neil Hellegers?

Never

If you’ve listened to books by Ray Gorham before, how does this one compare?

The first one was very good but because of narration I couldn't even finish this one. So breathy and overdramatic...terrible

What didn’t you like about Neil Hellegers’s performance?

See above

Any additional comments?

I want a refund of my credit!!!!!

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Quest

  • A Novel
  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 889

From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail. Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things. When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man's land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night. In their hiding place, they encounter a dying man who tells them an amazing and quite unbelievable story. But for some reason - one that they grapple with for the rest of their journey - that night they believe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Quest to make money

  • By Andy on 10-07-13

Slow, Boring and a waste of time

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

Reviewed: 11-06-13

Any additional comments?

I am a dedicated DeMille fan but I have to say this book was bad, I found the plot slow to develop and not very interesting. Most annoying for me though, was DeMille's character development. The character of Purcell was nothing more than a ripoff of a Demille favorite John Corey. Wise ass comments and attitude. Bricks narration probably reinforced these negative feelings as he is same narrator for all John Corey novels.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Coup d'Etat

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 2
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,633

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!

  • By Susan on 03-18-12

Just as good maybe better than first!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-12

What made the experience of listening to Coup d'Etat the most enjoyable?

The particular attention to minor details adds to clarify the story and enhance the mental picture

Any additional comments?

narrator did a good job, but compared to the narrator of the first book who made Dewey sound like a snarling pit bull, which by the way matched his character perfectly, this narrator made Dewey sound like a kid...not quite as menacing as I think the author intended.

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  • Narrows Gate

  • By: Jim Fusilli
  • Narrated by: Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun!

  • By James on 12-10-10

OK Story... Horrible Narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-11

Let me be more specific. The story was nothing new, a cross between the Godfather, Goodfellas etc. The narration by Joe Barrett was very good and was the only reason I could continue to listen. the dual narration although a nice touch was for some reason and this may be an audible engineering problem, I dont know but the audio even in enhanced download was almost at times especially by Joe Pant unlistenable. A great actor but please...NO MORE NARRATION...absolutely horrible....I come from an Italian family that speaks Italian and I couldnt even understand or comperhend half of what he was saying in parts of the book. Yes he was that bad. Jim Fusilli, Joe Barrett get 3.5 stars. Joe P 1 star

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467

When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skinny Dip

  • By Bill Burton on 12-24-04

Great Story/Bad Reader

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-06

After having read every other Hiassen book this was the last. One of his better books but I cannot say the same for the reader. I quess I was used to George Wilson narration which was fantastic but I just wanted to shut this one off. To monotone and to hard to follow different characters because of reader. gave the book itself 5 stars but the reader 2 stars

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Killing Rain

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

In Killing Rain, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad, which needs an operator who can remove 'problems' in Asia, and a new partner: Dox, the ex-marine sniper and party animal first introduced in Rain Storm. He also has a new hope, that by using his fearsome talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has already taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I give this book my highest rating.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-05

Great Great Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-06

This has been my first listen to this Author & narrator. My one hope is that audible adds more books from this author asap