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Crofton, Maryland
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  • Trojan Horse

  • A Jeff Aiken Novel, Book 2
  • By: Mark Russinovich, Kevin Mitnick (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

It’s two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cybersecurity analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling AlQaida’s assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensifiedsince she became a part of his team. But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace has been identified, roiling international politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you start, you can't stop

  • By PeterN on 03-01-13

Good book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Would you listen to Trojan Horse again? Why?

Probably not. I have too many other books I would like to move on to

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting part is the early part where the new characters and major plot lines are introduced. The latter part, which seemed to be mostly car chases, was less interesting and more designed to be made into a movie

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

He brought some additional excitement to the car chases

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

No

Any additional comments?

I found this book to be a little less interesting than its predecessor "Zero Day". The ending just seemed to devolve into a series of car chases and was slightly difficult to follow

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,023

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Outstanding book

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

Reviewed: 09-26-12

Where does The Hunger Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've only listened to two so I don't have a large sample size

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katniss since she manages to survive and bring honor to Disrict 12

Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

The reader was excellent and did a terrific job imitating the voices of the Capital residents

  • Stalingrad

  • The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

In August 1942, an overconfident Adolf Hitler would attempt to invade Stalin's namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible siege, with Germans starving and freezing, forced to fight on by a disbelieving Hitler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wouldn't have minded unabridged version

  • By Ryan on 10-16-11

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

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

I have only listened to a few audiobooks but it was near the top of my list

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stalingrad?

The suffering of the ordinary German soldiers in the later stages of the siege

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

His pronunciations of the German and Soviet names and towns was excellent

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Very interesting and engaging book. This type of material loses something in the audio format due to the lack of maps