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  • Matt Miller in the Colonies, Book 2: Prophet

  • By: Mark J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Mark J. Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

American scientist Matt Miller has been torn from his own century and dumped into colonial Virginia with only his backpack and his wits. He has come to terms with where he is and when and has surrounded himself with new friends but has also made an enemy who has sworn his destruction. Matt now leaves Virginia to make his fortune in Philadelphia, with the hope of returning and claiming the hand of the woman he loves. It seems predestined that he has been dropped into this new century to succeed on a grand scale. He soon finds that a sworn enemy in colonial America is no small thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling sequel

  • By Nicolas Angell on 09-01-18

Wonderful! Even Better Thank Book One!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

After finishing Matt Miller in the Colonies, Book 1 last week, I couldn't wait to learn the 'rest of the story.' I consumed Book 2 over the weekend and loved every second of the audio book.

The introduction of Benjamin Franklin into the plot was surprising and effective. And the continued development of the lives of other time travelers opens up many possibilities for Book 3.

Congratulations to Mark for another outstanding story. I'll be among the first listeners to the next installment. And, based on Franklin's letter at the end of the book, things are getting very interesting in England!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Risk

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572

"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awkward and Disappointing

  • By Amit M on 10-04-18

I've Read Lewis...This is Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

I think I've read just about every Michael Lewis book published. I thought his work regarding the financial world was especially good and I've recommended his books to many people through the years.

The Fifth Risk was a huge disappointment. I couldn't even get past the first couple of chapters because it immediately struck me as just another 'hit job' on Trump. And the content I did listen to didn't strike me as anything I hadn't heard already or couldn't get by tuning into CNN for an hour.



5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Journeyman

  • Matt Miller in the Colonies Series, Book One
  • By: Mark J. Rose
  • Narrated by: Mark J. Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

American scientist Matt Miller is torn from his own century and dropped into Colonial America with nothing except a backpack. His phone, his money, and his identity are all useless and he quickly finds that he is foreign and alone in his own country. Matt must meet the challenge to survive in a newly forming society where he seemingly has no relevant skills and no one he can count on. He suspects that his 21st century knowledge of science and technology could make him a king in the New World, but he quickly finds that 18th-century America is a dynamic place where nothing is guaranteed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually cringe when I see that the author is also the narrator...

  • By D on 10-12-18

GREAT READ.....Please Write More!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Wow. This was an outstanding listen. Congrats to Mark for a very interesting time travel adventure. Having had to survive a number of ill-advised author narrations through the years, I was impressed with Mark's performance.

I've just started "Book Two" and am hopeful that this author gets busy on some additional Matt Miller adventures.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dr. Mary's Monkey

  • How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination, and Emerging Global Epidemics
  • By: Edward T. Haslam
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindblowing

  • By Kevin on 12-20-12
  • Dr. Mary's Monkey
  • How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination, and Emerging Global Epidemics
  • By: Edward T. Haslam
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen

Well Researched

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

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

Very logically constructed and presented, this is one of the best audio books I've listened to in several years.

What other book might you compare Dr. Mary's Monkey to and why?

It's on the same level with Mark Lane, Gaeton Fonzi and Peter Janney.

Which scene was your favorite?

I found Haslam's writing about New Orleans in the 50s and 60s to be very interesting. It left me wanting to learn more about this city and the influence it had on our nation during this time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This one was hard to put down. It kept me captivated on a recent long distance road trip.

Any additional comments?

I thought JIm Meskimen did a good job reading the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The First Family Detail

  • Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
  • By: Ronald Kessler
  • Narrated by: Michael Bybee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

From New York Times best-selling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was very, very interesting!

  • By E.R. on 08-19-14

Interesting....Could Have Been Shorter

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Overall, an interesting and informative book. However, it seems like the author repeated several themes....especially the theme of the SS being under-funded. An interesting book and a good 'behind-the-scenes' look into how politicians really act when nobody's looking.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure.

What three words best describe Michael Bybee’s performance?

Easy. Smooth. Unoffensive.

Did The First Family Detail inspire you to do anything?

Vote independent.

Any additional comments?

Overall a very good read. I respect the author for exposing bad behavior from presidents of both parties. Seems even-handed in that regard. The information on Joe Biden's travel costs is very concerning. I'm motivated to learn more about this.

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 09-15-13

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

Yes, "Creature" is the story of world history but tied to the trail of money. Even though the actual book is a bit intimidating in length, the audio book is easy to digest and read very well. This is, hands down, the best audio book I've ever listened to. Additionally, the book has forever changed the way I look at banking and my country.

What did you like best about this story?

Griffin's ability to explain both the macro and micro without losing the reader.

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

He's one of the best narrators in the field. His delivery is surprisingly close to Griffin's.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. 24 hours in one sitting wouldn't be possible.

Any additional comments?

Anyone who wants to truly understand the issues that America faces needs to read or listen to this book. Now that I've listened to "Creature" on Audible, I'm going back to the book version to read the footnotes.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful