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  • Buck Out

  • By: Ken Benton
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Malcolm Carter and Ryan Boone, two New York City friends whose lives have been dominated by the financial markets, are about to exchange their charts and reports for guns and survival supplies - but not because they want to. When China and Japan decide it's time to dump US Treasury bonds, an economic nightmare plays out in America. The Federal Reserve watches helplessly as the dollar is decimated, and the resulting food shortage spreads lawlessness across the land like a virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the time..enjoyable.

  • By Lillian on 11-19-15

Liked book but have mild rant.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Where does Buck Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Very suspenseful..was hard to shut it off.

What does Jim Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good reader. Nice voices.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes but...it would be a spoiler so I'm not telling

Any additional comments?

Here's the rant. Audible listeners would, you would think, be some of the more educated of the population. After all, not a heck of a lot or people read - or listen any more. So why do some not bother to l listen to the sample for 3 to 5 minutes and then spend much more than that writing really nasty reviews. Use some common sense. I hate to say it but I think the current political climate is influencing many people...those who don't bother with facts ( in this case, listening to the sample ) and than get nasty and insulting instead of reasonable...just like one of our current Presidential candidate. Really sad that he seems to be having an influence even with the mostly bright folk who listen to Audible books. Can't we all just be civilized in our reviews?

34 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Containment

  • By: Christian Cantrell
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

As Earth's ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity's first permanent steppingstone into the universe. Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promising but falls a little bit short

  • By Gregory on 07-11-11

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

What did you love best about Containment?

I love Sci-Fi and this was a decent story

What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

Did a competent job.

Any additional comments?

Even for sci-fi this stretchered the "suspension of disbelief" concept.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backfire

  • By: Dan Marlowe
  • Narrated by: Richard J. Brewer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this story, Tony Alfiera and Marty Donovan were a team. They worked together on the police force and were both what you would call "good cops". Like any team they shared details of their private lives with each other: Marty knew Tony cheated on his wife Lenore, but Tony didn't know that Marty had fallen in love with her. An unauthorized stake-out to catch a jewel thief ends with Lenore a widow, the murderer on the run, and Marty in the most difficult position of his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good dark detective story.

  • By Ralph on 02-10-15

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Backfire to be better than the print version?

Pretty good dark "noir" mystery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Backfire?

Ending..quite a surprise.

What does Richard J. Brewer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a good job.

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

Did it on one long car trip.