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  • Jason

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 718

Jason Schuyler is one of Anita Blake's best friends and favorite werewolves, with benefits. J.J. is his lady love, an old flame from childhood who dances at one of the top ballet companies in New York. She's accomplished, beautiful, and she's crazy about him, too. Neither of them wants to be monogamous, so what could go wrong? J.J. is enthusiastically bisexual, with an emphasis on the female side of things.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How the mighty have fallen...

  • By Casandra on 01-14-15

Some plot would have been nice.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you try another book from Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Kimberly Alexis?

No this was the last straw, I love her prose but there just isn't any more stories to tell about the superpowerful Anita Blake sex goddess. The first 10 books were awesome but it's devolved into an extended sexual fantasy with no story.

Has Jason turned you off from other books in this genre?

No but it has turned me off of one of my favorite authors.

What about Kimberly Alexis’s performance did you like?

She didn't break into fits of laughter reading the dialogue.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Severe disappointment that I paid good money for a 4.5 hour sex scene with essentially no story. And not a very good sex scene at that. The dialogue was painful.

Any additional comments?

I have no idea how Laurell K Hamilton can think she can produce this poor quality and charge her loyal readers for it. Should have been a freebee or kept private. Simply sad.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story/horrible narrator

  • By Lobo11 on 08-20-12

Really well done narration with bonus material

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

What made the experience of listening to The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen the most enjoyable?

The author introduction to each chapter was very unique. I wish more would do this. You get the benefit of hearing some of the story from the authors own voice without having to suffer through the authors horrible narration skills. Almost all the books I have listened to read by the auther were unbearable.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It was a little light on details. Some other recent Navy Seals and sniper books had much more detail of the persons experiences in combat this book tried to be more of a whole life memoir. A few more anecdotes would have been good.

What about Jon Bailey’s performance did you like?

He was very expressive and was easy to listen to. He actually did a pretty good job of immitating the author, despite a little difference in accent.

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

It did not provoke any real extreme reactions but the path the author took was quite interesting. I was very impressed with Brandon Webb's demeanor and intelligence. The book was basically 'my life' with no huge moral issues or political statements. This was a huge and welcome contrast to Chris Kyle's American Sniper which was heavy on moral platitudes and his personnal politics, which were hard to take seriously with his personal behavior problems and redneck attitude.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,628

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

The worst america has to offer.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-12

What disappointed you about American Sniper?

It was just the type of non-intelligent war loving story you would expect from a brain washed cro-magnon. I have read much better insightful accounts of special forces heros. This guy comes off as a high school jock that grew up into an ultra right wing conservative who would prefer to let other people do his thinking for him.

Has American Sniper turned you off from other books in this genre?

No I have read much better accounts of the reality of war.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performer had good intonation and feeling throughout.

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

Would never have published it.

7 of 14 people found this review helpful