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Jason Buneo

Buffalo, NY United States
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  • The Terminal Spy

  • A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder
  • By: Alan S. Cowell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London's Millennium Hotel. Hours later, the Russian former intelligence officer, who was sharply critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin, fell ill, and within days was rushed to the hospital. Fatally poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope slipped into his drink, Litvinenko issued a dramatic deathbed statement accusing Vladimir Putin himself of engineering his murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow but gets there in the end.

  • By Stuart Woodward on 10-23-11

Polonium 210

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I did enjoy the story, but the narrative seemed to all over the place. The instance of Litvinenko's death is foreshadowed more than a dozen times. This made the book seem really repetitive. Also the narrator's instance of calling Polonium 210 "two, one , oh" really got annoying. I have never heard it called that.

  • Spartan Gold

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,458

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Treasure Hunt

  • By Deepseabc on 03-06-11

So many cliches

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

This wasn't the greatest book in the world. The accents by the narrator made all the foreign characters sound the same. The action provided no real peril. The characters always find exactly what they need to get through whatever situation they were in. I am glad I am finished with this book so I don't have to hear it again.

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