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  • Plum Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2357)
    Performance
    (1661)
    Story
    (1656)

    Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

    DERALD says: "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    "Great on par with" LION'S GAME""
    Overall

    Lion's Game was in the top five out my 700+ audible books on file. John Corey was back at his earlier brazen, witty. intuitive (lovable) self. This book was mentioned in two other De Mille books and I had wondered why it was not available in audible form. From my grateful heart,I enjoyed this book more than any other book I have listened to this year.

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Metzger's Dog: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon breaks into a professor's lab at the University of Los Angeles, he's after some pharmaceutical cocaine, worth plenty of money. Instead, he finds the papers the professor has compiled for the CIA, which include a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom, unless of course someone actually uses the plan to throw a large city into chaos - Los Angeles, for instance?

    richard says: "Messrs. Perry and Kramer should get six stars."
    "BEST OF MY LAST 100 READS"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Metzger's Dog again? Why?

    Very clever, witty and challenging plot. Perry has never received his due. Thank you Mr. Perry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2453)
    Performance
    (842)
    Story
    (838)

    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    P. Giorgio says: "Depth & Breadth"
    "Jack Mcevoy is silly , childish, hard to except"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Michael Connelly and/or Peter Giles?

    Yes


    Has The Scarecrow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It is weaker than other Connelly novels I have enjoyed


    How could the performance have been better?

    not write it in 2 weeks


    Do you think The Scarecrow needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (790)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (449)

    The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In The Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson’s Whole.

    DERALD says: "Even better than expected"
    "Even better than expected"
    Overall

    Thank you Lois, you sounded like Churchill in some of Miles pep talks filled with fire and physicological wisdom. Expected some loose ends of incomplete stories but all three stories were rich, powerful Miles adventures up to your usual standards.Really enjoyed it. P.S. The book is not 7 hours but 9 1/2 hrs. of great reading

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Venetian Judgment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Stone
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Winter in Venice and a killing frost has cut deep into CIA cleaner Micah Dalton's heart as he heads out into the night to erase the last members of the Serbian gang who shot his lover, a hand-to-hand vendetta Dalton does not intend to survive. And he might not have, if a mysterious jade box containing a stainless steel glasscutter had not arrived at his villa. The glasscutter has powerful meaning for only a select few people high up inside the American intelligence establishment.

    Kenneth says: "Disappointed"
    "Espionage at it's finest"
    Overall

    About two hours in I felt a haze from so many books of invincible agents, then a very likeable , less serious, assistant came in that broke the routine progression. Stone's characters are driven, results oriented professionals that do not constantly wrap themslves in our flag to justify the need for extremes when needed. MICAH DALTON seems to have found more mental stablility but kept his dangerous nature. In all good story, great characters and well researched history.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Watchers

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1669)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (972)

    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....

    Katie says: "Great book; so-so narrator"
    "Good but an x-delta force would not be so inept"
    Overall

    Why not say Travis was a nerd, then his inability to strategize dangerous confrontations would not have us cursing him and the author. Koontz always developes numerous characters and makes us like them and pull for favorable outcomes. Too many alternate, superior options in dealing with incounters were ignored like a young boy trying to deal with tough problems. The story was entertaing but if I were delta I would want to slap Koontz around for givin him a copy boy mentality

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Gold Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1196)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (400)

    Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

    Jack C says: "Unexpectedly Great!"
    "VERY DISAPPOINTED"
    Overall

    Just watch two hours of desperate housewives and please don't call me in the morning.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Crile
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2983)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (800)

    Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the agency's history.

    Chuck says: "Best Non-Fiction Book - Extremely Compelling!!!"
    "American Hero C.W."
    Overall

    A great story that is superbly written and delivered. I am humbled and inspired.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Riddle of the Sands

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Erskine Childers
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Riddle of the Sands, regarded as the first great modern spy story, had an immense influence on the official and popular imagination of the early 20th century. Against the backdrop of the Anglo-German Great Naval Race, Carruthers and his friend, Davies, explore the Frisian Islands in the North Sea. Their discovery of a carefully laid plan for the invasion of England creates a spellbinding adventure story.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great seafaring spy story from 1920's England"
    "Total suspensese"
    Overall

    I read the reviews of the other copies of this book that had audio problems in the past. I am grateful that this remake was done. This is a remarkable story for many reasons. It is so well written,suspenseful,colorful characters , interesting topic. I can't believe this is the only book written by this author. I find myself wanting to know more about the author and his background in intelligence.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The President's Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Haig
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    Shortly after Army lawyer Sean Drummond starts working for the Office of Special Projects, a CIA cell which handles the most dangerous threats, the White House Chief of Staff is found brutally murdered. A note left by the killer promises more victims, including the President.

    William says: "The President's Assassin--A Killer Read!"
    "VERY GOOD BOOK"
    Overall

    Nelson Demille is best at this type novel. Although I truly enjoyed this book, I wondered if Haig would be sued for plagiarism considering the similairty of the characters,dialog and storyline to "the lion game " by Nelson Demille. This had very good twist at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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