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R. Pipito

FEASTERVILLE TREVOSE, PA, United States
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  • Area 51: Invasion

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

The ancient enemy has arrived. A Swarm Battle Core is orbiting Earth preparing for the Reaping. The remnants of mankind desperately try to either survive or fight back. But they aren’t certain what they’re going to face. All they have are myths and legends. And when the Swarm actually does land, it’s worse than any of those. Major Mike Turcotte, the hero of defeating the Airlia, makes a desperate attempt to stop the Swarm by going directly to the Core. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short and somewhat unsatisfying

  • By Josh on 08-06-18

Satisfying and on the edge of your seat

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

The headline tells it all. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and happy to get a great adventure with some answers to the prior books. Like those however there are more questions at the end that I can’t wait to read about in follow up novels. The author knows how to weave a story, but in this novel I feel as though he injected a bit too much of his own political feelings. At parts it seemed preachy whether you agree or disagree. Overall fun read though.

  • Hallows Eve

  • Time Patrol, Book 9
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? The same date, October 31, six different years: Hallows Eve, when the line between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow's plan to disrupt our time line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read by Mayer

  • By R. Pipito on 06-06-18

Another great read by Mayer

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I really enjoy the time patrol series because there’s a lot a good tie ins to history and further explanations as to what happened at least on a fictitious level. This book was a great read but of course the ending had me wanting more. It’s definitely worth checking out whether you’re familiar with the series or not.

  • Area 51: Redemption

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Mike Turcotte, the Special Forces officer who led the fight against the Airlia, which ruled our planet from the shadows for over 10 millennia, has returned to Area 51. Earth has freed itself from the shackles of alien domination but at high cost while winning World War III. He has learned what he believes is the truth about human origins. A truth so devastating he insists it cannot be made public.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book great story .. I'm listen to all

  • By LC Malone on 07-04-18

A welcome return

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Area 51 has been one of my favorite series since the first book. This is no exception. Mayer has this action packed and story driven new installment effectively refreshing the series. Now I eagerly wait for the next installment, and may go back and reread some of the previous entries.

  • Chasing the Son

  • A Horace Chase Novel, Book 3
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Former covert operative Horace Chase has just discovered he has a son; a son who fled the Military Institute of South Carolina a year and a half ago after being accused of murder. The victim is the grandson of the most powerful woman in Charleston, South Carolina, who has sworn vengeance. Chase teams up with another former covert operative Dave Riley and one of Riley's old CIA friends, Kate Westland to find his son and uncover the truth. Barely into their investigation they become caught up in a land development deal for Daufuskie Island worth hundreds of millions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original and heart pounding

  • By R. Pipito on 02-13-18

Original and heart pounding

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

All I can say is “wow.” I didn’t see the ending coming and it’s the first novel in a long time that gave me chills towards the end. This was a great ending to a trilogy, a good standalone book, and although there is closure I can’t wait to see these characters again.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,794

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Langdon falls short but still keeps interest

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Of all the Robert Langdon novels, this is the weakest in my opinion. There is a huge buildup and mystery in the first half of the book that makes you want to know more and keep going. It's a fun adventure, but feels anticlimactic. I predicted who the antagonist was from the beginning. The reveal of what the book was about was very interesting, but not as convincing as what you are led to believe until that point. This is a must read if you enjoy Dan Brown's works, but it's not his best. I hope we get a new Langdon adventure soon to make up for what lacked in this one. I rate it at a little over half ratings. It's not bad at all, but certainly doesn't leave an impact.

  • Nine Eleven

  • Time Patrol
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Same date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the Shadow by preserving our past. Nine-Eleven is a day that reverberates in our collective conscious. But is a date of significance throughout history. On 9/11, nine A.D., three Roman legions were annihilated by an alliance of Germanic tribes; the Romans would never again attempt to expand east of the Rhine River. On 9/11, 1973, a military coup in Chile, engineered by the United States, toppled the elected President and eventually brought Pinochet to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History and Suspense in an intricately woven story

  • By LaureEdwardsReminick on 09-22-17

History with a twist

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

Of all the time travel books out there this is my new favorite (including others from this series). Nine Eleven felt shorter than the others, but while I wanted more, it was written intelligently. The fast pace and intensity of the various days was even made better by the brief history lesson provided at the end. I like that Mayer did this so that the reader sees how much research went into the book and can relate to the fact and fiction aspects more. Fun read!

  • Duty

  • Duty, Honor, Country Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Our story starts in 1840, in Benny Havens tavern, just outside post limits of the United States Military Academy. With William Tecumseh Sherman, Rumble, Cord, and Benny Havens' daughter coming together in a crucible of honor and loyalty. And on post, in the West Point stables, where Ulysses S. Grant and a classmate are preparing to saddle the Hell-Beast, a horse with which Grant would eventually set an academy record, and both make fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History with filler

  • By R. Pipito on 03-17-17

History with filler

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

While this is not the type of story I would typically go to, it did a great job in many things. I love history, and Mayer's connection to that and the early days of West Point clicked well. The use of Grant and other historical events, places and names serves as a backdrop to other characters he created. It makes for a very believable fiction story with some really great factual ties. Reading this will make you want to read up on this period in history even more. I'm looking forward to book two in this trilogy.

  • Independence Day

  • Time Patrol
  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Same date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the Shadow by preserving our past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Left wanting more

  • By R. Pipito on 03-02-17

Left wanting more

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

As usual, Mayer has me scratching my head in a good way. The time periods in this novel, while not as interesting as some of the others in previous entries in the series, are filled with some puzzling moments. To clarify that, I'm not talking about the story itself. That is very clear. I mean slight reveals, character plot twists, and nods that really make me want to know what will happen in the series next. The most interesting thing aside from that was the Jefferson time period. Just when I thought the author couldn't tie in any of his other more believable books, he loosely tied in the Jefferson Allegiance. All in all the main plot continues to intrigue and beg the reader to return.

  • D-Day (Time Patrol)

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

June 6th is the Day of Days. Same date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the shadow by preserving our past to protect our timeline from annihilation. History is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The fact that often history doesn't record the heroics of these people doesn't alter that.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy this book

  • By David Clark on 10-17-17

The perfect team

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

The headline was referring to Dove's narration on Mayer's work. As usual, it's flawless and exciting. It can also refer to the time patrol. It's good to see the mortality of these characters and how the progress throughout each book. While I still wait for a crossover with the original Area 51 series by Mayer, this series has become my new favorite.

  • Ides of March

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? The same date; six different years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • could've been good...

  • By Joseph on 07-06-18

A must read series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

Time patrol never ceases to entertain. I love that it appeases to both science fiction and non fiction fans. The historical figures and settings make it constantly refreshing, while the author does a great job of making the reader want more. The characters are people you care about, and by the end you'll want to read more.