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  • Spartan Gold

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,257

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

Another great series to follow

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Scott Brick brings the book alive. Different voices help you know the different characters. The author describes the scenes so it makes it easier for me to travel there in my minds eye. I even tried an cocktail he describes. It’s a good listen.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but severely lacking.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-13

It’s like I was walking along side.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Dear listener, if you’re looking for an exciting audio book about hiking the AT or PCT, then this is not your book. This book is much more than exciting. It gives the listener a better idea of what it really is like to thru hike the trail. The writer does maintain interest in that he doesn’t repeat the same information time and time again, as the story and information seems to change with every step.

In one minds eye, you might get a sense of walking with an injury, soggy shoes, heavy pack or getting rained on.

The pace of the book takes sometime to get used as does the trail takes time to get used as well.

Is it the best book about hiking the AT, no, but it’s the most honest.

Suggestion, listen to the book as you’re taking your morning or evening walk, and you might just understand.
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  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)
  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,525

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I Took the Trip

  • By FanB14 on 04-08-13

Too much information

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I liked the idea of hearing from a woman’s point of view of hiking, but then I was brought into horses dying, and other personal issues that had little or no value to a story about hiking. The hiking parts were good, the narrator kept my interest, but the horses not being taken care of and dying, I quit then.

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  • How to Hike the Appalachian Trail

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike
  • By: Chris Cage
  • Narrated by: John E Broussard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

If you are planning on (or just thinking about) hiking the Appalachian Trail, this book is for you. Planning an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is overwhelming. I know. I spent months researching every question I could think of before starting the six-month journey. Even after all of that research, there were countless mistakes I made. This book is everything I wish I would have known before starting. Inside is a step-by-step guide to efficiently plan for a successful thru-hike. Complete with personal tips and experiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book. good narrator.

  • By Mario V. on 02-16-18

Current and up to date

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I am impressed the completeness of the book. It reads as an instructional guide on how to hike long distance trails. Whereas it mostly deals with the AT, any hiker of any trail can and will find this information useful. Nice job, great narrator and good pace.

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  • House of Spies

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! This is what I want and expect!

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 08-27-17

George sells the story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

The story is good and holds one’s attention, yet it does drift from time to time. I can see the characters in my minds eye as George continues to paint the perfect picture with his voice.

  • Preacher’s Slaughter

  • By: William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

On the rolling Missouri River, a riverboat of fur traders, a US senator, and Prussian royalty are all heading to the Yellowstone from St. Louis. Preacher's onboard because the nation's fate depends on the passengers landing safe and sound. But it won't be easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best

  • By Jeffrey on 06-06-17

Good but not his best

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

George could read the phone book changing his voice for just about everyone in it. The book seems to drag on a bit and there is parts that aren't part of the story, fillers if you will.

Good, but not the best.

  • Who's Your Caddy?

  • Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf
  • By: Rick Reilly
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Rick Reilly has been a senior sports writer for Sports Illustrated for the past 17 years, and has been named "Sports Writer of The Year" seven times. Now, he pokes his nose into the world of golf. How does he do it? By caddying ("looping") for top players, celebrities, and some really bad run-of-the-mill golfers, Reilly gains insight into the minds of golfers, their winning or less-than-winning ways, and what they actually mutter when they're in the middle of play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Friggin' Hilarious!!!

  • By Patrick on 08-05-05

Awesome book, great narrator too!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

If you want to walk along inside the ropes with a golfer and hear what really goes on, listen to this book. Lol several times.

  • Easy Street (the Hard Way)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Ron Perlman, Michael Largo
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village's off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman - a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy - has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York's tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ron Perlman is an amazing man

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-29-14

Good book. Reader is awesome.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

I like listening to what makes the man. Family, relationship with his dad, how music, actors and movies formed his being. I'll listen to it again. It just got a little long in some places.

Nice job Ron.

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,993

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the sum of its parts

  • By Janice on 08-26-12

Stop already

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

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

Better story that didn't jump back and forth so much.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something with some movement...ahead.

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

I enjoy Scott Brick, typically it's the reason I purchase a book.

What character would you cut from The Survivor?

The Lead

Any additional comments?

I can handle most books. The reader is typically the thing that makes or breaks a book. The book looked like a great story, until it dragged on and on going back then forward then back and then forward and then...

  • Ambush Valley

  • The Last Gunfighter #17
  • By: William Johnstone
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

In this epic Western by USA Today best-selling author William W. Johnstone, the distinction between lawman and outlaw gets hazy once the gun smoke thickens. Frank Morgan, legendary gunslinger turned town marshal, has disguised himself as an inmate at Yuma Prison - hoping to root out a bank-robbing plot. But even the straightest arrow can bend when shot into a corrupt hellhole like Yuma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Jeffrey on 08-03-16

A good read

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

This is a good, fast paced book that will keep the listener's interest. I have many of the William Johnston books and the reader of the book, George Guidall is one of the best.

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