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Frank Gallinaro

Auburn, NH United States
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  • Narrows Gate

  • By: Jim Fusilli
  • Narrated by: Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109

A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun!

  • By James on 12-10-10

Not worth the credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

Don't waste your credits on this book. The story has no plot and the characters are unappealing. .

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Spymaster

  • By: Gayle Lynds
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Charles "Jay" Tice was a legend throughout the world of international intelligence. But secretly he was also a traitor, reputedly selling information that will seriously compromise the security of the United States for decades to come. Since his treachery was exposed, Tice has been kept under strict surveillance in a maximum security prison. Then one morning, his cell is discovered empty. Jay Tice has vanished - without tripping an alarm or leaving any trace of his passing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fast and furious

  • By Anonymous User on 12-25-08

She keeps you guessing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-09

Gayle Lynds keeps you guessing throughout this well told spy thriller. You can't ever be sure you know which side the characters are on or where the story will take a new twist. A well developed plot, excellent character development. A must read for those who like spy thrillers.

  • The Hunters

  • A Presidential Agent Novel
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Two brutal murders and millions of missing dollars in the growing UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Castillo and his team to an estancia in Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered right before their eyes. Who is responsible? Most likely, the people higher up in the dirty-money chain - those willing to risk anything to keep their secrets from being revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, but must read in sequence

  • By Thomas on 12-13-08

Another great book in the sequel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-09

WEB Giffin has written another great terrorist novel. Most of the characters are the same as in earlier novels. The action is face paced and the story line has many twists and turns. He is an excellent story teller. You get to know the characters and his plot is easy to follow.

Strongly recommended

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Black Ops

  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

The first disturbing reports reached Delta Force Lieutenant Colonel Charley Castillo in the form of backchannel messages concerning covert U.S. intelligence assets working for a variety of agencies suddenly gone missing and then, suddenly, inexplicably, found dying. Or dead. One in Budapest, Hungary. One in Kiev, Ukraine. One in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, mere klicks from the Iran border.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of Presidential Agent Series

  • By Luck8 on 01-07-11

A great write and a great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-09

In W.E.B. Griffin I have found my newest spy writer. The story catches you up in the plot and the characters. You like the main characters, because they come across and real human beings doing difficult things without superpowers. You won't regret reading this novel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Stand of Fox Company

  • A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat
  • By: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the battle's survivors, and they narrate the story with the immediacy of such classic accounts of single battles as Guadalcanal Diary, Pork Chop Hill, and Black Hawk Down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding story, poor narration

  • By Stephen on 03-05-09

Real heros: Bravey in the face of death

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-09

The Last Stand of Fox Company tells the true story of a Marine Brigade that was sent deep into North Korea to fight overwhelming odds against the North Koreans and Chinese. The story is a nonstop, gut renching, realistic look at the brutality of war, the relentless, senseless killing on both sides of the conflict. It also tells the story of what today, many would call a fools errand, but one that reveals the spirit and brotherhood of men from every part of our society who were united by one thing, the Marine motto "Semper Fi", always faithful. You followed the lives of these men, over the span of only a few weeks, as they fought in an incredibly harsh environment, often with barely enough ammunition and wounds that would stop most people dead in their tracks.

War is far from glorified in this story, but the men who lived it deserve our deepest respect, honor and love. Regardless of what position you take on war in general or this war in particular, the story of these brave men is a compelling one that all thoughfully people should be familiar with.

A thoughful book, that tells their story without preaching a political position on either side of the war argument.

  • Dark of Night

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor, Renée Raudman
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

For years, operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert "Black Ops" missions for The Agency, but when he decides to walk away from their dirty work, his corrupt bosses aren't about to let him go. After Nash is nearly assassinated, Troubleshooters team leader Lawrence Decker launches a skillful deception to neutralize the threat and protect his friend. With the FBI's help, Decker fakes Nash's death, then brings him to a safe house with his fiancee, Tess Bailey, to recover from his injuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly satisfying and surprising!

  • By Molly on 02-10-09

A good story - bad sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-09

While the intimate relations between characters is important the amount and repetitiveness of the sexual encounters got in the way of an otherwise good story. In addition, the author wrote these sexual encounters as one dimensional. It did create genuine sexual encounters. It was at the level of adolesent sex.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Day of the Jackal

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Charles de Gaulle's withdrawal from Algeria invoked fury, but six assassination attempts had failed against the general. This novel postulates that the seventh, mostly deadly attempt involved a professional killer-for-hire who would be unknown to the French police. His code name: Jackal. His price: half a million dollars. His demand: total secrecy, even from his employers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intriguing novel, flawed narration

  • By Rebecarol on 03-02-08

Delivery stilted

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-09

The story and the characters were well done, but the narrator was very stilted and didn't capture the emotions within the story. Not as good as other novels by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Odessa File

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Frederick Forsyth's spellbinding novels are the natural outgrowth of an adventuresome career in international investigative journalism. Written in Austria and Germany during the fall of 1971, The Odessa File is based on its author's life experiences as a Reuters man reporting from London, Paris, and East Berlin in the early 1960s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic SS Thriller of (fictionalized) History

  • By Scott on 08-09-10

A gripping historical fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-09

Frederick Forsyth has written a gripping story of post WWII Nazi SS men's escape from prosecution for their war crimes. Based on historical fact, he has told the story of the lives of these men, the millions he killed and the story of one man journey to bring one of these SS men to justice. His story line soon has you forgetting you are listening to a story, and has you engaged in the lives of the characters. He did a superb job of developing the character of the main characters, especially the journalist Miller.

It isn't until the final 50 minutes of the story that the real reason Miller tracked the Nazi SS officer down is revealed.

This is my first Frederick Forsyth audiobook, but it will not be my last.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

  • By: Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172

The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storytelling brilliance

  • By Tad Davis on 07-17-08

A masterfully revealing history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-09

The first of a three volume history of the Civil War was a masterfully written story of one of the critical periods in our nations history. The author not only gave us the history of the period, but he introduced the reader to many of the key figures in the war between the states. In doing so he revealed their thinking and decisions which helps us better understand this most tragic period in our nations history. He revealed their strengths and character flaws, which often lead to the death of many men and a prolongation of the war. The amount of detail can be overwhelming at times, yet it reveals the depth of research that had to have been done to produce this masterpiece of history. No one who listens to these books will ever be able to say they don't understand the factors that lead to the war between the states or the extent of the tragedy that almost destroyed the United States. I am looking forward to listening to the other two volumes.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Divine Justice

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci Does It Again

  • By poeticalbob on 11-20-08

One of his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-09

Those familiar with the Camel Club will throughly enjoy this latest in the series by David Baldacci. It is one of the most gripping and suspenseful of the series. What I enjoyed most about this book was the character and story development, which gave you an even greater understanding of the main character Oliver Stone. As the story unfolded, you began to find our much of the back story which provided a better understanding of the man and his actions. You also saw a more sensitive and loving side of Stone, which has been hidden until he met Abigel.

For those who have followed the exploits of the Camel Club this is definitely worth the time to listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful