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Carlos P. Zilzer

Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
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  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,604

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

This is my first from Jack Carr and I hope there will be more.

I listened the book during the Memorial day weekend and it kept me awake until I finished.

Master performance by Ray Parker.

  • Artemisa [Spanish Edition]

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Isabel Valls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

Jazz Bashara es una criminal.... O al menos lo parece. La vida en Artemisa, la primera y única ciudad de la Luna, es difícil si no eres un turista adinerado o un multimillonario excéntrico. Así que hacer un poco de contrabando de lo más inofensivo no cuenta, ¿verdad? Sobre todo cuando hay que pagar deudas y tu trabajo como transportista apenas paga el alquiler. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excelente libro

  • By Anonymous User on 11-13-18

Interesting sci-fi and economics theory book

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Artemis is an excellent entertainment sci-fi book. I liked the scientific contents as it was very well documented and explained, but I have not seen in any review comments about the economics theory trying to tell that pure capitalism without controls can divert to and authoritarianism controlled by the mafias. In the end, all the history was to avoid a mob-controlled government for the city.

I listened to the Spanish version of the book, and the narration was good. I prefer neutral accent than the Spain accent

  • Split Second

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,441

What if you found a way to send something back in time? But not weeks, days, or even minutes back. What if you could only send something back a fraction of a second? Would this be of any use? You wouldn't have nearly enough time to right a wrong, change an event, or win a lottery. Nathan Wexler is a brilliant physicist who thinks he's found a way to send matter a split second back into the past. But before he can even confirm his findings, he and his wife-to-be, Jenna Morrison, find themselves in a battle for their very lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I finally found my replacement for Crichton

  • By Brian on 01-29-16

Could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

I listened to the book in a weekend! The reader is outstanding, The story very well documented.

This book is a very nice combination of science fiction and thriller.

Near the end, I was able to predict the outcome, but anyway it did not stop me to keep listening

Looking forward to reading more of this author and listen to more books narrated by Kevin Pariseau.

  • Fallen Hunter: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series Volume 3
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Jesse McDermitt has been grieving the loss of a loved one to terrorists. He's been holed up on his secluded island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks. But he has a plan for vengeance. A friend approaches Jesse seeking help for her dad who's been pressured into running drugs for a dangerous Cuban smuggler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take your mind on a warm vacation

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 02-22-16

Much bettet the Audible version than the kindle

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

This comment is valid for the three books I have read in the series up to now. The reader is really good! his reading makes this book really enjoyable.

The other good thing is that if you buy the kindle version and add the Audible options it is cheaper than a credit to buy only the Audible version.

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

I loved the reader

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

I spent the day listing to the book. the story is funny and enjoyable.

the reader is amazing. She is a woman of thousands voices.

  • An Innocent Client

  • Joe Dillard, Book 1
  • By: Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996

A preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room. A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused. In this Mystery Readers International finalist for "Best Debut Mystery" criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller!

  • By Wayne on 12-03-15

Could be better,

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Slow start, flat story, female mafia capo, conflictive criminal defense attorney, and an ugly face of justice, Tha bad guys ar the goo guys, and the good guys are the bad guys...

Narration is OK but i have listen better.

I will see the next book in the series to see if it worth following it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Bourbon Thief

  • By: Tiffany Reisz
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen: a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family, who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows...no one except Paris.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed Feelings

  • By Lia on 04-26-17

One if the best 11+ hours spent listening!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

I bought this audio book by mistake! And once I started listening I could no stop! I listened the 11 hours 49 minutes in two days!

The narration is outstanding; Kim Staunton is one of the best storytellers I have ever heard, and this book is a beautiful story about power, love, bourbon, horses, racial conflicts adultery, incest, and sex.

Best used Audible credit in a long time!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • First Deadly Conspiracy - Box Set

  • McRyan Mystery Series, Books 1-3
  • By: Roger Stelljes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Fans of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense will enjoy these fast-moving stories of murder, greed, and treason, the cast of colorful characters, and their setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota. This bundle includes First Case, The St. Paul Conspiracy, and Deadly Stillwater.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars OK Series

  • By Lia on 09-04-17

Best credit spent so far!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

This book catch me! I couldn't stop listening.

Narration is excellent, the histories are full of surprises and it is not easily predictive.

I will buy the rest of the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Bet

  • How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck out of Gambling
  • By: Adam Kucharski
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

From the simple to the intricate and the audacious to the absurd, Adam Kucharski reveals the long and tangled history between betting and science and explains why gambling continues to generate insights into luck and decision making today. Covering exploits and ideas from across the globe, he meets the teams behind hedge funds that capitalize on inaccurate sports betting odds and explains how PhD-level pundits are using methods originally developed for the US nuclear program to predict sports results.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nontechnical, wandering far beyond "gaming"

  • By Philo on 04-02-16

Good story, very superficial

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I will recommend this book to someone that likes the gambling subject. it tells some stories and explain that it is possible to beat some games with skills or technology.

What did you like best about this story?

All about horseracing in Hongkong and poker bots.

Any additional comments?

It is an interesting book to understand that luck is not always luck!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death al Dente

  • Gourmet Detective Mysteries
  • By: Peter King
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London's premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula's finest cuisine with his beautiful and mysterious guide, Francesca.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Censored audiobook?

  • By Carlos P. Zilzer on 05-26-13

Censored audiobook?

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

As the first three other books of the series the story is full of fantastic explanation of plates regional cousin, wines and region plus a good picture of the culture and personality, in this case the Italians. All this mixed with a “mystery” not as interesting as the food descriptions but good enough to keep you reading

The sketch of the restaurants kitchen during operation is really good but I was surprised when I started listening to “beeps” each time one of the chef was saying a bad word! I have not seen the paper version of the book but I don’t imagine a “beep” to cover a bad word in written… This is the first time in all this years I listen to s censored audiobook.

As usual the narrator does a great job and I when finished book I went directly to the kitchen to eat!