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  • Space Force

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller, Machelle Williams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

 

Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay? My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listen, funny and entertaining

  • By VladC on 02-28-19

Watched Pixels movie one too many times

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

The story started out great but then devolved into a derivative of the Pixels moveWith way too many ass and shit references. It's humor was sophomoric at best but still I look forward to reading or listening to the other offerings by this author. It wasn't a bad distraction.

  • Tom Clancy Oath of Office

  • Jack Ryan Novel Series, Book 19
  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084

Freedom may have finally arrived in Iran. As protests break out across the country, the media rejoices over the so-called Persian Spring. Western leaders are ecstatic. Members of Congress and the Cabinet clamor to back the rebels. Only President Jack Ryan remains wary. Meanwhile, he has plenty to handle at home. A deadly strain of flu is ravaging the United States as spring floods decimate the Southeast. An unethical senator wants to bring down the Ryan presidency and is willing to lean on fabricated bot-planted stories to do it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's a whole lot going on here...

  • By shelley on 11-28-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Great story. A little rushed on the ending as though rushed to make a deadline, or finishline fever, but otherwise a rich, full, and well scripted story. Scott Brick's narration was terrific as always

  • The Devil Dragon Pilot

  • Ford Stevens Military-Aviation Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Lawrence Colby
  • Narrated by: Christopher Raab
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Concealed deep within China's inland borders is one of the most secret airplanes ever flown, known as Devil Dragon. She's sleek, unbelievably fast, and mysterious - her test pilots have one mission in mind: make her test flights successful for operational use as soon as possible. Or sooner. But when strange transmissions of pilots are recorded without an aircraft appearing on radar and bizarre cell phone signals are detected at towers hundreds of miles apart, Ford Stevens is asked to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Book seems written by an amateur writer.

  • By Kelly on 04-18-18

OUCH! This was a hard one to<br />get through.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Narrator wasn't as into it as much have as he could have been. He sounded like he was reading a restaurant menu and why did he have to chuckle whenever he spoke. Sounds like it was narrated by Katherine Hepburn. The story lacked fluidity and was somewhat disjointed. It's not bad, but could have been more enjoyable. The story seems as though someone gathered a bunch of tech info and tried to find a way to work it into a book. I appreciate the time it took write. I'm not an author and couldn't be one of I tried, but I know a weak story. This one lacked an real feel for plausibility or reality. It had too much filler and not enough plot depth. The characters were superficial with shallow dialog. It is a story written by someone that the depth of knowledge about his subject matter. I will listen to this authors next offering. I just hope that he is able to grow the characters and pay more attention to the story cohesiveness.



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  • The Armageddon File

  • Tommy Carmellini, Book 8
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way - and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you disliked Coonts' Liberty's Last Stand,...

  • By Wayne on 11-06-17

Not his best offering<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

Stephen Coonts is my favourite
author, but this book was written without the continuity found in his other books. Oddly enough I believe his last book was one of his best. This book seemed to have been rushed, perhaps to meet a deadline. The characters and story line lacked the depth of his previous work. This is by no means a bad book, it's just the holding it up to the light of his previous work, I found it wanting. I'm sure his next offering will be as entertaining as ever.

  • Captain

  • By: Thomas Block
  • Narrated by: Thomas Block
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Thomas Block has created Captain - his most ambitious, intricate, and action-packed aviation tale yet. It is a chilling and all too real story about a routine Trans-Atlantic airline flight that suddenly turns absolutely insane. In the doomed airliner's cockpit, inside the passenger cabin, and on the ground, a complex array of characters have been propelled at jet speed into a sudden and frantic race for survival.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great author, horrible narration though

  • By Roleigh Martin on 09-19-13

Good story, but bad narration

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was a bit trite, but enjoyable enough, but the narration was less than enjoyable. The writer tired to save a few bucks by doing his own narration. No offence, but he is no John Nance.

What other book might you compare Captain to and why?

Sort of a MAYDAY style book, but less accurate.

Would you be willing to try another one of Thomas Block’s performances?

Yes, just as long as he isn't the narrator.

Could you see Captain being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

The premmis has bee made into movies several times.

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,549

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 06-12-14

What did you love best about The Panther?

The John Corey character is really one of DeMille's best. The story was quick paced and well written. Having first read the book and now hearing it on audio makes me appreciate the story line all the more. Even the humorous moments were well timed and funny.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

The story was very well narrated and told in a narrative cantor that keeps the listener interested. The narrator did not monotone, as some do.