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  • Tom Clancy Line of Sight

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 4
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,724

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maden pulls off another WOW Jack Jr book!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Little action , can put you to sleep

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

A long time reader, who has enjoyed John Clark and everything he got into. It seems Father Time put John on the shelf before his time and there bye removing a lynchpin of these stories.
John Jr again chases his tale. The next book my be about his sister uncovering a plot durning surgery.
The book a snoozer and Scott Brick the hero.

  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

Excelent

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

A riveting novel, start to finish.
The biggest problem is putting it down. I could spend 100 hours listening.
This is a mix of good adventure, British charm and real feelings.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Romanov Ransom

  • A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure, Book 9
  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that - it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good not great

  • By USA Buyer on 10-05-17

Will put you to sleep

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

What disappointed you about The Romanov Ransom?

Begin with a workout story add numerous European names, who have no bearing on the plot or let’s say marginal.
It drags and never get out of third gear. Disappointing to a Cussler, read all.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Back to Dan Brown, coe or Taylor Anderson

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

Love him and use his name to look up books

What character would you cut from The Romanov Ransom?

Sorry too many to mention

Any additional comments?

Will try again and reevaluate Fargo series

  • The Cutthroat

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Isaac Bell books are great

  • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

slow going

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

unlike his other books this one has less action.

Has The Cutthroat turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Justin Scott and Scott Brick ?

both great story tellers when given the right story

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not a bore just not up to snuff

Any additional comments?

try again

  • Bullseye

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • he said she said I said

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-16

Slow,picks up then slow again, not the usual flow

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

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

Someone who likes flow more then action, since you need more words how about not over thinking the plot and follow the who, what, when and why.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge again?

Absolutely

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Danny Mastrogiorgio?

Brick, Scott

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bullseye?

A lot of the foreplay

Any additional comments?

Enough said

  • Executable

  • The Demon Accords, Book 6
  • By: John Conroe
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235

For 17 years Declan O'Carroll has lived quietly in the upstate Vermont town of Castlebury, waiting impatiently for a chance to get out and meet the great wide world. When an odd new girl appears in town, Declan finds out that the world might be coming to meet him. But the big question remains...who is in more danger? Declan or the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1 in a million

  • By Chris on 01-08-16

Bait and switch

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is a Segway into a new series.
It should be Book 1 of a witch.

What was most disappointing about John Conroe’s story?

It was not part of the series I learned to love, rather a crowd draw for a new series that I am sure to follow.
Low blow

How could the performance have been better?

Stay on task, don't introduce a whole book to the reader on a different character who bought or thought he bought a new chapter in a series he loved.
So annoying I might call it a Bait and Switch.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Executable?

Make reference to but don't call it the next book in Daemon Accord

Any additional comments?

Will return it since it is not what I was paying for.
It is like a concert I recently went to that featured James Taylor. His son sang 90% of the songs and some new ones he wrote. Throw in two songs by the man himself does not equal a concert by James Taylor

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