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  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215

From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book; so-so narrator

  • By KS on 08-11-08

EXCELLENT story --- well worth a listen!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-14

The "dog" was my most favorite character. If it were only "true!" Speaking from a dog LOVERS point of view!!!!!!!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hazardous Duty

  • Presidential Agent Series, Book 8
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 628

Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not At All Like 1st Seven - Please No More

  • By harold on 01-01-14

Have listened to many Griffin's books BUT....

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

Reviewed: 04-09-14

Would you try another book from W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth and/or Dick Hill?

BUT this one must have been written & narrated by his sixth grade son!!

What was most disappointing about W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth ’s story?

The "narration" did not sound @ all like DICK HILL.... The Story resembled "a hunt for a theme" ---- that was never found ----- at least as far as I listened ----- I DID NOT FINISH!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mayday

  • By: Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet and leaves the flight crew either crippled or dead. This is the story of how three survivors must achieve the impossible and land the plane. Master storyteller Nelson DeMille and veteran pilot Thomas Block collaborated on Mayday, the most terrifyingly realistic air disaster thriller of all time. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great adventure! Hard to put down.

  • By Douglas on 02-15-03

OUTSTANDING!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-14

If you could sum up Mayday in three words, what would they be?

SUSPENSFUL --- Damning--- OUTSTANDING

Who was your favorite character and why?

The substitute pilot, the main cabin attendant, & the 13 year old girl on the plane. Why, because they carried the main part of the story with some sense of humanity!!!!

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

I have found that listening to Scott Brick has caused me (GREAT) listening to most all of the books that he has been a part of .... and will continually to do so with pleasure!!

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

How rotten & self centered some people can be to others. Such as the ones in the management of the airlines & the US Navy Commander! The insurance person are like most insurance companies --- "receiving premiums are great but paying claims are to be avoided @ almost any cost!"

I served in the US NAVY --- & thank GOD THAT I NEVER RAN INTO A FELLOW Commander such as the one in this story!

Any additional comments?

Kept me awake nights --- could NOT put it down!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Afghan

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize, but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Or is it?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhere In Between

  • By Johnnie Walker on 10-29-06

Hard to follow --- many parts were TEDIOUS!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-14

Mr. Forsyth is usually a very good listen. However there were many parts of the book that just seemed to cause me to drift off to other thoughts. Then I would have to backup and listen to the same part over again.

The narrator had something to do with tediousness of the story --- he seemed to "plod" along with little enthusiasm.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,727

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Extreamly enjoyable!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-14

Even though I have read other books of this era --- THIS ONE MADE THE ERA COME TO LIFE IN A PERSONAL SIGNIFICANCE! The reader was great.

The book is well worth a listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Code to Zero

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station. He does not remember how he got there. He has forgotten where he lives. He cannot even remember his own name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Code to Zero

  • By William on 05-14-05

The 2nd Time --- as good as the 1st !!

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

Reviewed: 01-21-14

Reviewing my previous listened to books I have found that Ken Follett's was well worth a second read. The action, mystery, & suspense held my attention as it did a few years ago!!

Give it a try --- it will merit your time!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,945

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

  • By Kari on 04-27-14

Great story!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

This story takes me back to my young age (late1930 to early 1940)! The "Let's Pretend" radio show that I almost never missed!

It is a wonderful tell should NOT be MISSED!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Star

  • By: Alan Furst
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 575

Acclaimed author Alan Furst has written several historical fiction novels. In Dark Star, Andre Szara, a Polish journalist who becomes a spy for the Soviet Union in the late 1930s, is ordered to complete many tasks of espionage in Paris. Through Szara's character, the beginnings of World War II are revealed. George Guidall's gripping narration complements this suspenseful tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bright Star

  • By Jeff Parent on 07-31-04

Enigmatic! Indecipherable!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-13

I had a great deal of trouble trying to follow the story line! After restarting this "tell" three times it was unquestionable that this book is/was NOT for me. Or my delicate intellect/ psyche!

However the reader was, as usual, GREAT!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,975

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

Great Story + Great Prformance

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

Reviewed: 12-27-13

The movie was very good! However I like the book even more --- whished the screen writers had followed the book more --- the story seemed a bit more clearer!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gods of Guilt

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,064

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • God of Scribe

  • By Big jim Picotto on 03-12-15

Great Story & Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

This is a very special story as well as captivating listen! Although there are parts that are 'touching' as well 'heartfelt' no matter the person, profession, or criminal activity.

This one of the BETTER 'Michael Connelly' books that he has written --- I have read almost all!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful