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  • Natchez Burning

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: David Ledoux
  • Length: 35 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021

Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all he knows of honor and duty from his father, Dr. Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering Viola Turner, the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the 1960s. Penn is determined to save his father, but Tom, stubbornly invoking doctor-patient privilege, refuses to even speak in his own defense.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator - Really, really BAD

  • By Mary on 05-03-14

An Awesome Novel

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

Any additional comments?

Natchez Burning is an awesome novel and I can hardly wait for the second and third installments of the trilogy. I am generally ensconced in the “thriller” genre with Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn (RIP, you are sorely missed), Brad Thor, Robert Ludlum et al. I purchased this audio book after reading the dust jacket while waiting for my wife in her attempt to buy one of everything at Wal-Mart. I enjoyed it so much I purchased the other books in the Penn Cage series.

This statement from the Publishers Summary says it all much better than I can: “Drenched in southern atmosphere, Natchez Burning marks the brilliant return of a genuine American master of suspense. Tense, disturbing, and filled with electrifying plot twists, this novel commences the most explosive and ambitious story Greg Iles has ever written.”

The reviews here do not do justice to this book. Everyone it seems is put off by the narration. For the record David Ledoux is not an “A-List” narrator but he is far from the worse I have heard and in my opinion does not deserve the battering he is receiving in these reviews. If nothing else his pronouncing of the word Mississippi lends credence to the accents he gives to the characters.

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  • The Forgotten

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,009

Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really liking PULLER

  • By Diana on 11-30-12

Solid Baldacci

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

Reviewed: 05-13-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes... Why? It is another great story by Baldacci.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was pretty straightforward with only a few twists. It was the action that moved the story forward.

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

These two are so good that to pick a favorite is impossible they were all good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

A great book, a great story and great performances by McLarty and Cassidy!! The only thing that disturbed me and maybe it is just me, were the "sound effects" edited in to the narration. A goodly portion of the first chapter is immersed in some funky, quasi music (?) and then throughout there are annoying sound effects at the end of some chapters and even during the chapters. They were not bad enough to degrade the performance, again which was exceptional, but it was unnecessary. NOTE TO PRODUCER: Stop it already.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,142

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

If you only read (listen to) one book this year

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

If you could sum up One Second After in three words, what would they be?

alarming, chilling, scary

What other book might you compare One Second After to and why?

Swan Song, The Stand, Alas, Babylon (Updated). This book although a novel is based on the very real threat of EMP, ElecrtoMagnetic Pulse, and the devistation such an attack would produce.

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

No. But he does a good job on this riveting, cautionary tale.

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

Are you ready for EOTWAWKI?

Any additional comments?

The scary things about this book are that an EMP attack does not require a "Super Power" to initiate, any two bit country with a manical leader could do it and the US is totally susceptible to the effects with no preventive measurs in place.

  • Full Black

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Sean on 08-16-11

Scary

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

Reviewed: 10-20-11

What was one of the most memorable moments of Full Black?

The scenario of this book is scary because it could very well be that it is occurring today. The collapse of the United States seems to me to be in full progress culturally and economically add some 9-11 type incidents and this book bridges the gap between fiction and non-fiction.

What does Armand Schultz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Armand Schultz does yeoman work in bringing the characters to life.

Any additional comments?

Brad Thor continues the Scott Horvath series in fine form.

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