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Martin Goddard

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  • Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story - if you like Vince Flynn novels..

  • By Tony on 01-12-15

Exciting and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

The bad guys get punished. Good stuff. Good technical accuracy. Although the T34 tank should be the T55 tank (very very minor niggle).

  • Sleeping Beauty

  • By: Ross MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He becomes involved with three generations of the imposing Lennox family whose offshore oil platform caused the spill; and whose young heiress, glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach -- clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms -- has disappeared. While on her trail Archer finds himself journeying into a horrendous past, into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity --...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible audio

  • By Martin Goddard on 02-09-17

Great story, terrible audio

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What disappointed you about Sleeping Beauty?

The narrator seemed to change voice. He was also doing the narration down a cardboard tube. should have bought a good microphone with a pop shield.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sleeping Beauty?

Great twists at the end quarter

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was good; but the recording of him was dire.

What character would you cut from Sleeping Beauty?

None

Any additional comments?

Needs a modern recording to really make this book stand out as it should. I suggest David Soul would be ideal?

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  • The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us

  • By: Dane Cramer
  • Narrated by: Tom Mehesan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A mysterious and terrifying Creature is stalking the woodlands surrounding the quaint, mountainous town of Lycona. Frightened and searching for answers, the people turn to Benjamin Walker, a handsome Native American drifter who has wandered into the area. He explains that the Creature is the fabled Nephilim of Genesis: part human, part spirit. Deputy Cliff Janowski launches a hunt for the Creature, but he is stymied by the crippling haunts of his past. He must ultimately decide if he can face his sins

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very good story

  • By Martin Goddard on 31-12-16

A very good story

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

Reviewed: 31-12-16

Where does The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is near the top of my enjoyment list. A good story with a good ending.

What did you like best about this story?

A good variety of characters all of whom seemed plausible.

Any additional comments?

Good structure o character and plot.

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story & brilliantly narrated

  • By Tom on 14-08-09

Lots of noise

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

Reviewed: 23-04-16

Would you try another book written by Jim Butcher or narrated by James Marsters?

Yes. Great story but the narrator seem to be digesting food a lot.

Did James Marsters do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

He was good at showing the differences.

Was Storm Front worth the listening time?

Probably

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • This Present Darkness

  • By: Frank E. Peretti
  • Narrated by: Frank E. Peretti
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story but too abridged

  • By catherine ozoude on 07-12-16

Unusual

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

Reviewed: 08-10-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would take out the sound effects.

Would you ever listen to anything by Frank E. Peretti again?

Possibly

Did Frank E. Peretti do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

His narration was fine.

Could you see This Present Darkness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

It might be popular but not for me.

Any additional comments?

The book seems to be ideal for vary active christians? The supernatural links to what happens is very good. The plot characters do not have much of a backstory.It is churlish of me to criticise when I have not written any books myself, so apologies to the author.

  • The Lost Get-Back Boogie

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Trouble is rising in Montana's Bitterroot Valley and only one man is willing to stop it.... Frank Riordan is waging a one-man campaign to shut down the local pulp mill that is polluting the air and devastating the environment; tensions are growing, and the only man who can help already has troubles of his own. Having served time for accidentally killing a man Iry Paret is making a fresh start on Frank's ranch, where he meets a dynamic and beautiful woman who will test the limits of Iry's loyalty to his friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Goes round and round

  • By Martin Goddard on 01-04-15

Goes round and round

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I prefer a book to build to a height with a nice neat ending.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I am certainly not as clever as this great author. James Lee Burke is a brilliant writer.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Descriptio9ns were great.

Could you see The Lost Get-Back Boogie being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

His other books are wonderful.