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dr Frank

Beaver Falls, PA, United States
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The Rescue audiobook cover art

It's an okay book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-19

1. It isn't 'fully' believable -
2. The book was like an old military C130A lifting off the ground - it took forever to build the story - although action started quick - the story took forever to build into something that could be believed.

If there is a book 2, I might listen to it but I wasn't impressed nor could I recommend it.

Shooting Gallery audiobook cover art

Great short story

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

Reviewed: 08-19-19

Quick and to the point - As others stated, this could have been a complete novel and/or a lead in for a second part based on the ending.

Fast moving - with enough action in a short read -

Lies audiobook cover art

A very interesting plot - Main character naive

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-19

A few times during the book, I almost bailed and started to delete it from my phone. The main character is as naive as a rock and dumber than most in today's age of technology.

However, with that stated, I am glad I finished it. If there were a 3.5, I would rate it that versus 3 - it isn't good enough for a four but I settled on a three-star review for many reasons.

1. The dumbness of the main character continued on for too long.
2. The police - One minute they were on board then the next, they were almost as dumb as the main character
3. The ending redeemed the book and completed the plot.

The narration is excellent and kept me listening when I wanted to jump ship.

If the book were half as long or even two hours cut from it, I would have rated it higher -

Red Metal audiobook cover art

Excellent but very long book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-19

The book is excellent with tremendous detail, many 'main' characters, and a solid plot.

Due to the amount of detail, the book is very long. I listened to it on multiple back to back road trips which kept me engaged in the story.

The plot is believable to a degree and worth the listen.

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The Grave Man audiobook cover art

Slow start - feel good mystery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-19

This is a 'feel-good' mystery with some romance, action, and a good storyline.

It is a short listen and the story isn't too deep that if you get distracted, you will be able to follow the plot.

The Crossing audiobook cover art

Excellent blend of both main characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-19

Great book if you enjoy either or both main characters -
Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller
It is a tremendous blend of characters with a believable story and both personalities are evident in the book.

The narration is excellent and although the ending is 'predictable' the journey is well worth the listen.

We Hope for Better Things audiobook cover art

Excellent historical fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-19

The book is based on 'one' family but spanning multiple generations from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement to 'modern' Detroit. Three main women with similar traits and three main male characters with distinct qualities.

It demonstrates how the action and reaction of one person will impact the lives of many others. There are many great truths buried in the message and is well suited for teens through adults. Hatred brews through bad information and love permeate in search of the truth.

It covers redemption to forgiveness and everything in between including the sins and regrets of one generation-spanning into subsequent generations.

I highly recommend this book.

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Horrible!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-19

Don't waste the 39 minutes it takes to listen to the book.

Juvenile at best - it sounds like something a tenth-grade boy would write when he learned that girls didn't have cooties.

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Daughter of War audiobook cover art

Wow! Excellent story and plenty of twists & turns

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-19

This is the first Brad Taylor novel I listened to, and I plan to listen to previous books based on this one. Multiple plots scattered throughout the book with a few central themes. A young Syrian refugee moves to the top of the character list in a story that could be a movie.

The plot is believable without the over the top superhero-like skills in other books in the genre.

Without giving away too much of the story, the North Koreans develop a WMD and sell it to the Syrians with a condition of sale. Everything seems to go wrong when an iPhone is stolen, and Russians are brought in to retrieve it.

Which group will prevail? The Russians, Syrians, North Koreans, or the USA?

Excellent banter among Pike's team and how will romance play into the story?

The eleven hours of listening went very fast.

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel audiobook cover art

A must read for novel writers

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-19

This is much better than anticipated and as she states in the book, a college level course for novel writers.

The book is 'so good' that I purchased the physical copy too for future references. Yes, this comes with a PDF for various parts of the book but this should be required reading for literary students.

She goes into detail using examples and closes with a section for pitching your book and writing the summary.