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Jean

Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States

I am an avid eclectic reader.

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  • "Action Packed"

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    Mark Greaney wrote a fast paced action packed story. Court Gentry seemed to go from one impossible to escape situation to another. It was exciting to listen to how he got out of each situation. Greaney description of modern day Mexico may be very accurate from other books I have read. Mexico appears to be reaping the harvest of centuries of corruption. The Gray mans travels through Latin America, Central America and Mexico was like an exciting travel guide. Jay Snyder did a good job reading the story. This book makes an nail biting escape from today's problems, story good for a boring commute.

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    Ballistic: A Gray Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

    Jean says: "Action Packed"
  • "Until proven guilty"

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    This is book one in the Beaumont series. I have read some of the newer books in the series, so it was great to read the first book. It answers a number of questions about people that were briefly mention in passing in the new books such as Ann, and how Beaumont got his money. This book had more sex than the usual Jance novel I am glad she toned that down in the newer books. Liked the description of Seattle it like a mini trip to the city. Over all enjoyed the book now I will look for number two in the series.

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    Until Proven Guilty: J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
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    Lurking in the dark corners of J. P. Beaumont's bizarre case was not just a demented mind obsessed with murder, but secrets so deadly that even a street-tough cop could die guessing.

    Jean says: "Until proven guilty"
  • "The Congo & Che Guevara"

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    Over the years I have read almost all of the Griffin books. He is one of my favorite military authors. I see now that all the books are being released on audiobooks. I decided to take the opportunity to read/listen to the books I had missed reading in the past. This book was on my list. W.E.B. Griffin takes a real situation based on history and inserts his fictional characters right along side the real historical people thus making the story very real. Eric G. Dove did a great job narrating the story. It is the first time I have heard him narrate. Most of Griffins books prior to this series were based on WWII stories. This series moves into the cold war period with Che Guevara the Cuban communist activist. Lots of flying and action in the story. Some foul language but no explicit sex as per Griffins usual method of writing. If you are a fan of military novels or a history buff you will enjoy this story. Griffin also is precise in following military protocols in this story including the famous military top secret memo format. In this book he sums up the ending of the story via after action reports and memos to Felter.

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    Special Ops: Brotherhood of War, Book 9

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    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
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    In November 1964, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara went to the Congo with two hundred men, intent on making it his first step in taking over Africa and South America. He failed, thanks in large part to the efforts of an intrepid band of Green Berets. Licking his wounds, he retreated to Cuba to recruit more men and try the same thing in Bolivia. He failed there, too. In fact, he died there, and thus, despite his incompetence, became a glorious martyr to the cause. But who was trying to kill him, really - and who was trying to keep him alive?

    Jean says: "The Congo & Che Guevara"
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  • Book of Souls

    "Surprising!"

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    Boyett narrates one of the more intriguing thrillers I have heard in awhile. Plot rips along, and interesting historical flashbacks add some colour. Actually the resolve leaves one wanting abit more. I recommend this one!

  • Beneath the Dark Ice

    "Icy and unique"

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    The Antarctic is all the rage for suspense stories these days, and this offering is one of the better ones. Abit gory at times, but overall a deft action/adventure/fantasy all wrapped up into one icy concept. Need more than a small amount of belief suspension, but overall an entertaining piece of suspense. The James Rollins appreciators will get this one !

  • Mirage: The Oregon Files, Book 9

    "Hey, where did my ship go???"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Only if they are a pre-existing fan of the Cussler series, otherwise, take a pass.


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

    Scott owns this series, and although I am abit " SB'd " out at this point, he does his usual great work here bringing the characters, and the action, to audio life.


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

    No.A few chuckles from time to time.


    Any additional comments?

    As previously noted, the Cussler/Oregon adventures continue to roll on. They all require some level of suspension of disbelief, but on balance are raucous, easy to listen to action books with just enought science and truth behind them that it keeps the engagement level up.
    Recommended for fans of the author, or the genre.

  • Riptide

    "Ripping Yarns"

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    Simply put, this is a classic Preston/Child/Brick story, with many twists and decent character development. The action scenes drag abit, but the story is full of enough historical information and plot development to keep fans of this genre fully satisfied. I recommend this!

Susan

Susan Bartonville, TX 06-14-13 Member Since 2012

Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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  • "Wow, great, creepy thriller!"

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    I learned very early on while listening to this book to pay close attention.  It has many threads that wind around each other, and a timeline that passes back and forth as the macabre plot unfolds. This is one of the better books I have read in a while.  When I reluctantly had to turn it off, I could not wait to get back to this non stop twisting story.

    Quite a ride following a ruthless psychopath into the future, and past, who has some sort of twisted timetable of murders to accomplish. The killer feels confused about whether he is choosing the victims or is being compelled by a house that is on sliding rule of time.  Part of his ritual is to visit each victim, "shining girl",  when they are younger to tell them that he will see them again and to give each one a small token.  Some remember him when he returns much later, some don't.

    As the murders go on throughout the years investigators never match the MO to a serial killer because of the time separation. When he thinks he is almost done with the years of predesigned killings, he finds out that one of his victims has survived and is tracking him through the, "out of time", tokens he leaves on the victims.  In order for his insane destiny to be met he must find and kill her.  In order for her to retain her sanity, she knows, she has to find and stop him no matter what it takes.

    All of the great narrators are what helped to make this listen a grand slam.  I found this book to be very reminiscent of Stephen Kings early, more graphic books, definitely not for the faint of heart.  Headphones suggested.  Highly recommend. 

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    The Shining Girls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, and others
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    Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable - until one of his victims survives.

    Susan says: "Wow, great, creepy thriller!"

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    Cuba: Jake Grafton, Book 7 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Coonts Narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie

    Cuba: Jake Grafton, Book 7

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    • By Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
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    The hero of six New York Times bestsellers by Stephen Coonts, author ofFlight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War, returns as the United States and Cuba engage in a terrifying game of brinksmanship, a gamble that could break the last military taboo and destroy both countries.

  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Frost at Christmas (






ABRIDGED) by R.D. Wingfield Narrated by David Jason

    Frost at Christmas

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    • By R.D. Wingfield
    • Narrated By David Jason
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    Ten days to Christmas, and on a bitter December afternoon 8-year-old Tracy Uphill goes missing. Detective Inspector Jack Frost, Denton Police Force's scruffiest officer, knows they only have a limited time to find her, and he's also got to nursemaid Detective Constable Clive Barnard, whose uncle just happens to be the Chief Constable....Then the bodies start to pile up and a crime committed many years before leads a murderer to kill again.

    Fiona says: "Another great story by R D Wingfield"
  • 4.6 (18244 ratings)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stieg Larsson Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

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    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
  • 4.4 (22957 ratings)
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stieg Larsson Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

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    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    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.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
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  • 4.6 (17766 ratings)
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stieg Larsson Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

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    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
  • 4.3 (7184 ratings)
    The Witness (






UNABRIDGED) by Nora Roberts Narrated by Julia Whelan

    The Witness

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    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
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    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
  • 4.3 (6858 ratings)
    The Da Vinci Code (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Brown Narrated by Paul Michael

    The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Greaney Narrated by Scott Brick

    Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel

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    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

    Lori says: "Disappointing"
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Will Patton

    Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
  • The Good Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Kubica Narrated by Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, Andi Arndt

    The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
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    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • Gone Girl: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Gillian Flynn Narrated by Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne

    Gone Girl: A Novel

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    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
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    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
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  • Act of War: A Thriller (






UNABRIDGED) by Brad Thor Narrated by Armand Schultz

    Act of War: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
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    After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There’s just one problem - no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion.

    KAREN says: "FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS - ANOTHER WINNER!"
  • Pines (






UNABRIDGED) by Blake Crouch Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia

    Pines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

    Linda B says: "Well done story"
  • The Woods (






UNABRIDGED) by Harlan Coben Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Woods

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    • By Harlan Coben
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    Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again.

    Ted says: "WHOA! This was totally good!"
  • Invisible (






UNABRIDGED) by James Patterson, David Ellis Narrated by January LaVoy, Kevin Collins

    Invisible

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    • By James Patterson, David Ellis
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
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    Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

    Jasmine says: "Invisible was Visibly Unbelievable"
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  • Relentless (






UNABRIDGED) by Dean Koontz Narrated by Dan John Miller

    Relentless

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    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    Best-selling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family. So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him.

    Derek B. says: "I cant sleep!"
  • The Storyteller (






UNABRIDGED) by Jodi Picoult Narrated by Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, Fred Berman

    The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
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    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
  • What the Night Knows (






UNABRIDGED) by Dean Koontz Narrated by Steven Weber

    What the Night Knows

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    • Narrated By Steven Weber
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    In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a 14-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes.

    sadee poulsen says: "Koontz is back!"
  • Dead Six (






UNABRIDGED) by Larry Correia, Mike Kupari Narrated by Bronson Pinchot

    Dead Six

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    Michael Valentine, veteran and former member of an elite private military company, has been recruited by the government to conduct a secret counter-terror operation in the Persian Gulf nation of Zubara. The unit is called Dead Six. Their mission is to take the fight to the enemy and not get caught. Lorenzo, assassin and thief extraordinaire, is being blackmailed by the world's most vicious crime lord. His team has to infiltrate the Zubaran terrorist network and pull off an impossible heist or his family will die.

    K says: "Great story, characters, narration, and more"
  • The Wolf: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Lorenzo Carcaterra Narrated by Keith Szarabajka

    The Wolf: A Novel

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    My name is Vincent Marelli, though most people call me The Wolf. You’ve never met me, and if you’re lucky you never will. But in more ways than you could think of, I own you. I run the biggest criminal operation in the world. We’re invisible but we’re everywhere. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however it is you spend your money, a piece of it lands in our pockets. You would think that with that kind of power I would be invincible. You would be wrong. I made a mistake, one that a guy like me can never afford to make.

  • The Candidate (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Pembrey Narrated by Simon Vance

    The Candidate

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    Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company's Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful...and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.

  • Jackstraw (






UNABRIDGED) by Ron Faust Narrated by Sean Runnette

    Jackstraw

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    Thomas Jackstraw, heir to a long family tradition of proud military men, was drummed out of West Point 20 years ago when he wouldn’t denounce fellow cadets for cheating. In the two decades since, he has traveled the world as a highly paid mercenary, training Third World armies and guerrilla factions and sometimes leading them into battle. After his young bride dies in a suspicious car crash, he grows disillusioned and retreats from the world of emotion.

  • Freeze Frame: Robert Christopher, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert R. Irvine Narrated by Richard Waterhouse

    Freeze Frame: Robert Christopher, Book 2

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    • By Robert R. Irvine
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
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    Bob Christopher is Los Angeles' Channel Three television-newsaction reporter. His beat is the little people - the ones who get pushed around, find themselves in god-awful messes, and produce "human interest" for the insatiable maw of television. But this story was different from the first, when a tiny old lady told Christopher about the bulldozers that had leveled her home without reason or warning. That was ugly enough. What happened to the old lady a little while later was even nastier. And suddenly Bob isn't dealing with the little people any more.

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  • In the Forest of the Night (






UNABRIDGED) by Ron Faust Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies

    In the Forest of the Night

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    • By Ron Faust
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
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    An idealistic American doctor is imprisoned and sentenced to death in a corrupt Central American country. Now he must figure out a means of escape and rescue his beautiful wife, who has also been taken hostage - and is being tortured beyond imagination.

  • The Good Girl (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Kubica Narrated by Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, Andi Arndt

    The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
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    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • Ghost Month (






UNABRIDGED) by Ed Lin Narrated by Feodor Chin

    Ghost Month

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    • By Ed Lin
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
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    August is Ghost Month in Taiwan - a time to commemorate the dead: Burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered.

  • The Perfect Stranger (






UNABRIDGED) by Wendy Corsi Staub Narrated by Allyson Ryan

    The Perfect Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Wendy Corsi Staub
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
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    During the darkest period of her life, Landry Wells found solace in a group of bloggers who had been in her shoes and lived to tell the tale. She's shared things with her online friends that even her husband and children didn't know. Things that now, looking back, make her uneasy. One of the bloggers is dead, victim of a random crime - or was it? Did she trust too easily; reveal too much? At the funeral a thousand miles from home, Landry is about to come face to face at last with the others.

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  • Chiliad: A Meditation (






UNABRIDGED) by Clive Barker Narrated by John Lee

    Chiliad: A Meditation

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    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Chiliad consists of two interrelated stories, stories filtered through the melancholy imagination of a narrator perched on the banks of a river that flows backward and forward through time. The first movement, "Men and Sin", takes place in the millennial year of 1000 AD. The second, "A Moment at the River's Heart", occurs exactly 1000 years - the length of a "chiliad" - later, as the new millennium approaches.

  • Todo es Silencio [Everything Is Silence] (






UNABRIDGED) by Manuel Rivas Narrated by Enric Puig

    Todo es Silencio [Everything Is Silence]

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    • By Manuel Rivas
    • Narrated By Enric Puig
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    Vuelve el mejor Rivas con una novela negra. Brétema, costa atlántica de Galicia. Quince años después de haber abandonado el pueblo, Fiz, actual inspector de policía, descubre la corrupción interna de las fuerzas policiales. Las redes contrabandistas se han reconvertido al narcotráfico. Vítor y Leda, sus amigos de la adolescencia tienen un hijo y trabajan al servicio de Mariscal, dueño de casi todo en Brétema. Todo es silencio nos acerca a la historia del narcotráfico en Galicia entre las décadas de los 60 y 80.

  • The Devil's Breath (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert R. Irvine Narrated by Dan Butler

    The Devil's Breath

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    • By Robert R. Irvine
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
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    The gates of hell are about to open - and heaven help those who stand in the way. The Indians call it Koshari - the ancient devil spirit who rules his wilderness kingdom from a windswept plateau high above the quiet Utah town of Moondance. Until now, the spirit has remained undisturbed. Soon, however, the terrifying forces of evil will be unleashed, and those who dare violate his sacred land will not escape the fiery heat of the Devil's Breath.

  • Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Child Narrated by Kerry Shale

    Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

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    • By Lee Child
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    The brand new Jack Reacher short story, published as a digital exclusive. The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?