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  • Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

An old Soviet weapons installation in the Arctic has fallen into disrepair. Known as Dragon Island, the facility is home to a next-generation weapon with the potential to unleash a destructive force upon the world that was developed during the Cold War and subsequently forgotten. When a terrorist organisation known as the Army of Thieves takes control of the fortified island and activates the weapon, a small band of Marines and civilians is sent in to stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scarecrow equal to his best

  • By John on 11-18-11

A great romping ride. <br />

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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: 09-23-18

Matthew Reilly delivers a great romping ride again. This storey introduces Bertie - my new hero.

  • The Tetris Effect

  • The Game That Hypnotized the World
  • By: Dan Ackerman
  • Narrated by: Dan Ackerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, most popular video game ever made. But the fascinating story of its origins is lesser known. How did an obscure Soviet programmer working on frail, antiquated computers create a product that has earned nearly $1 billion in sales? How did an inspired makeshift game turn into a worldwide sensation that has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, inspired a Hollywood movie, and been played in outer space?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great to relive my Tetris experience

  • By Andrew on 01-22-17

Great to relive my Tetris experience

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Dan's reading of his book was fine except he reads way too fast. Thankfully Audible let's vary the playback speed. 0.85 was perfect.

  • Tom Clancy Duty and Honor

  • A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
  • By: Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,952

Even though he's on forced leave from the clandestine intelligence group known as The Campus, Jack Ryan, Jr., still finds himself caught in the crosshairs after an attempt on his life is thwarted when he turns the tables on his would-be dispatcher. Convinced that the attack is linked to his recent covert actions with the convalescing Iranian national Ysabel Kashini, Jack sets out to find out who wants him dead - and why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weak - disappointing

  • By Ronda on 06-18-16

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

The story deserved a fuller exploration at the end. It seem to be rushed into a wrap-up over the final chapters. Excellentl work again by Scott Brick.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,923

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

This is an amazing story of an amazing man.

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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: 09-01-16

Only time will tell if Musk will live up to his own high ideals. This book gives a good insight into the man behind technolog businesses Tesla and Space-X.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 940
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 588

Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just your basic Art of War translation

  • By Michael on 03-19-13

Great structure

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Scott Brick was great, as always. However, the book would have been hard going without the counterpoint of insights voiced by Shelly Frasier.