LISTENER

KyleR

  • 6
  • reviews
  • 27
  • helpful votes
  • 30
  • ratings
  • Lottery Island

  • By: Jonathan Lowe
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

What if you picked a Mega Powerball, photographed your winning ticket, but then lost it? Imagine you have proof of where you bought it confirmed, and as time ticks down, you search relentlessly until, at last, time's up, and you're joked about on late-night TV for 15 minutes of shame...after which you are forgotten and back at your job as a bowling alley accountant. Now imagine it's a year later, and you win again. This time the jackpot is $900 million. How careful would you be to protect yourself? Meet Howard Rosen, a lifelong loser determined to rock the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great "buddy" adventure

  • By KyleR on 06-17-18

Great "buddy" adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

OK, so I am not a fan of the sound effects, but they are easy to ignore and the book itself if great as is the narration.

Jude and Grover make a great team and the narrator does of good job handling the bickering yet getting the message across that these guys real do care about each other.

Hope there are more adventures in their future.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

  • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Something almost happens then nothing.

  • By M. Pratt on 07-28-18

Great Detail - Everything seems real

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

First - over 32 hours for one credit is a great bargain. Each of these three books is a full length novel.

The stories starts with Tesla's theories about propulsion and finally ends with first encounter. Reads like a history, except it hasn't happened - yet.

The audio was fine. Either they fixed it or I am less picky than some others. Truly enjoyed this and will be buying the next installment when available.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Starke

  • The Harry Starke Novels, Book 1
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

It's almost midnight, bitterly cold and snowing, when a beautiful young girl, Tabitha Willard, throws herself off the Walnut Street Bridge into the icy waters of the Tennessee. Harry Starke is there, on the bridge. Wrong time, wrong place? Maybe. He tries but is unable to stop her. Thus begins a series of events and an investigation that involves a local United States congressman, a senior lady senator from Boston, a local crime boss, several very nasty individuals, sex, extortion, high finance, corruption, and three murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry is awesome!

  • By C M Anderson on 04-23-16

Good Find

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Great book one in what cold be a favorite detective series.

Moving on to number 2 and hope it is as good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Harry Starke Series: Books 1-3

  • The Harry Starke Series Boxed Set
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

If you love Harlan Coban, Tami Hoag, Michael Connelly, or Lee Child, you'll also love Harry Starke. Harry is no Reacher or Bosch clone. He's a force unto himself, but the fans love him. If you like realism, fast-paced, nonstop action, you'll love Blair Howard's highly acclaimed series. Grab this box set of the first three stories now. You won't want to stop listening!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a new Harry Starke fan!

  • By Donald Jones on 04-16-17

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

I purchased Harry Starke #1 a while ago and loved it. I went to buy #2 and found this set of 1 - 3. I could get #2 & #3 that meant for just one credit. If you have not bought #1 yet, this is an even better deal.

All three books have completely different plots and can be read as stand alone books, but they are even better if read in order. Harry is maturing, becoming more complex and growing up in many ways. In #1 he tends to jump a little too much from bed to bed, and in #3 he is completely settled in with the girl of his dreams for example.

The narrator is the same for all three titles which is fine with me. He does a great job of becoming Harry Starke. Being written in the first person if he didn't make the character as real and completely genuine as he sounds the books would not be near as enjoyable.

I will be buying the next set which is also available with books 4 - 6.

Long live Harry Starke!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's World: An Epic of Survival

  • The Darwin's World Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Wilderness survival? With nothing but a knife and hatchet? When you're alone, and the wilderness is Earth at the end of the ice age? Not all the dangers come from predatory animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like Nothing I have read or heard before!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

Keeps you interest all the way through

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

The opening introduces the concept of time travel through at least three distinct period of Earth's History. Past, present, and future. It had my interest right there.
While billed as a kind of Boy Scout Handbook book for the stone age it is the plot and character interaction along with all the exciting action as man against man and man against animal are described in very realistic detail that really draws you in and makes you want to keep reading faster and faster.
The narrator was perfect. I always knew who was speaking. He is really engaging as a story teller and crystal clear.
I will be waiting to listen to the next in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship

  • The New Frontiers Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please record the rest of this series

  • By Robert on 01-08-17

Great premise

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

For most people I think the basic "science" of this book will be plausible. Certainly enough science-speak to make it seem that way.

My big complaint is that the book moves at an absolute snails pace. There is some humor to lighten the load. The opening especially is light and fast paced. After that however it seems to become almost a diary of a not very interesting character.

I thought all things considered the easy going tone of the narrator was perfect.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful