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Al Horrigan

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  • The Threat

  • How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
  • By: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Narrated by: Andrew G. McCabe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,464

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career and an impassioned defense of the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The FBI & DOJ

  • By Greb on 02-19-19

Really Well Done

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

A real page turner McCabe does a fantastic job reading his own story. Found him very candid and believable.

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  • Mission Critical

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579

Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land in an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!! Mark Greaney is at the top of his game!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-19

Great

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Probably the best of the Gray Man series fast paced and action packed. Jay Snyder is great slips effortlessly between characters.

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  • The Executioner's Song

  • By: Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton
  • Length: 42 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in audio. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, The Executioner's Song follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pulitzer-winner spoiled by numskulled narration

  • By W Perry Hall on 05-21-18

There When It Happened

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I moved to Park City, Utah just as this was going on and over time got to know a few of the characters and regularly watched many of the TV reporters mentioned. The story was really good the narrator is not so good but a previous reviewer suggested listening at 1.25 speed and that did in fact help. What was difficult for someone who knew the places and some of the people was how the narrator butchered the pronunciation of several of the characters and locations. Like the name Dick Giauque it’s pronounced Jewk and the narrator’s mispronunciations was like chalk on a blackboard.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,543

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Not Much New Here

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Except for learning how often the parties used certain expletives there weren’t many revelations. Why the White House made such a fuss I don’t know.

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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,493
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,393

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

A Compelling Story and Good Read

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

If you could sum up A Higher Loyalty in three words, what would they be?

Truthful, Well-Written

What did you like best about this story?

Comey's honesty about his early life and failings

Which scene was your favorite?

His time as a grocery clerk.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but I didn't.

Any additional comments?

I don't necessarily agree with all of Comey's decisions but clearly he is an honest man. He discusses not only the recent history surround the events surrounding the Clinton emails and his interactions with Trump but provided insight into his early life and career. I agree with other reviewers that think the out of context bits the media has unfairly seized upon about his descriptions of Trump are insignificant. Read the book and judge for yourself.

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  • Treason

  • A Novel
  • By: Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

The world's master terrorist, known only as the Falcon, has infiltrated Washington's highest corridors of power, threatening the very existence of our democracy in this realistic tale of modern-day treason. Major Brooke Grant has been waging war against terrorism since her parents were murdered during 9/11, keenly aware that her enemy transcends borders. But a coordinated attack on the president at the funeral of a Washington power broker leads her to a terrifying revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series...

  • By shelley on 04-04-18

Pretty Predictable

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The story had some twists and turns but it became predictable and the dialog between characters was at times lame. The one true saving grace was the narrator he is excellent

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth

  • By: George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

General Bob Underwood - a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL - is en route to the Syrian city of al-Bukamal when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee, and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. The general's bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later the president and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIL leader - broadcast on live television through a direct feed from Al Jazeera.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very poor narration

  • By jeff on 08-19-16

Not As Good As Others In The Series

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Would you try another book from George Galdorisi and/or Peter Berkrot?

maybe

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too Many To Choose From

How did the narrator detract from the book?

yes

Was Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Scorched Earth worth the listening time?

It was barely ok but the narrator had an accent that didn't match the characters.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't read the rest of the series, I'd give this one a miss. In fact, I'd give this one a miss even if you have. I actually might try Audible's return policy. I've bought loads and never felt as disappointed as with this one. Definitely not worth the money.

  • Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Into the Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a US naval combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not UpvTo Series Standard

  • By Al Horrigan on 05-17-15

Not UpvTo Series Standard

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

Unkept waiting for it to get better but it didn't. The story took a long time to get moving. And, then the bit about the United Nations really no nexus to the first 3/4 of the book. Don't waste your time.

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