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Jan Markus

Finland
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  • Terror's Reach

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A burning summer's day explodes into violence when a murderous gang targets the exclusive island of Terror's Reach, home to business tycoon Valentin Nasenko and his family. The residents are facing annihilation, and only one man stands a chance of saving them: former CID Officer Joe Clayton, now working as a bodyguard to Nasenko's wife. When night falls, he must draw upon all his experience to keep them alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot but the wrong narrator of I'm honest.

  • By kris on 16-08-16

Quite OK, but didn't blow my socks off.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Generally a good book. Good base-story. A few good twists. Dies out a bit at the end though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Caine Mutiny

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great story about life in the WWII US Navy

  • By G on 06-02-14

Quite OK

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-13

This was a good book. The good blend of WWII naval action, good characters, love, and courtroom suspense. It was also very even, no long dragging parts.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fortune of War

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Martin on 19-05-15

Endless on-shore drama

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-13

I thought this would be a naval-warfare epic. The first part was, but the second part was an endless political drama. I cannot recommend this if you're looking for suspense and action.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Campbell Strikes Again

  • By Master Martin on 05-05-12

High quality exciting CSI-fi

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-13

I love The Lost Fleet-series! Good action-packed story, watertight technical details. Cant wait for the next one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful