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  • Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Rorke Denver
    • Narrated By Rorke Denver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (338)

    Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs - the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed. Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees.

    AXiD says: "Wonderful autobio,but sort of deadpan delivery"
    "ok story"
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    It was a good story, but it didn't stand out from to many other seal stories. But I thank him for telling it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Command Authority

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1116)
    Story
    (1117)

    There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

    David says: "Brilliant but borderline non-fiction!"
    "best Clancy book in some time"
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    This may have been Clancy best book out of his last six. It starts fast and doesn't slow up until you're finished. Enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (510)

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Jane says: "Felt like things had been done before."
    "good entertainment"
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    I did enjoy the story, it was great for my long flight to london. The first half of the story was good then it got a little slow and picked up at the end. As with other Daniel Silva books, you'll enjoy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19876)
    Performance
    (11479)
    Story
    (11594)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "enjoyable read"
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    I wasn't sure about this book when I first started, but I ended up enjoying it. I finished it in 3 segments. I listened while working out and while trading. Pick it up and you'll be happy you did

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (893)
    Performance
    (774)
    Story
    (781)

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Judith says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
    "enjoyable story"
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    the story starts slowly, but around chapter 15 the story picks up and becomes a quick read. Yes, it's wrote buying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The English Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (837)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (410)

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
    "fun read"
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    I wasn't sure I was going to like this book the way it started (It started slow). But it built as I kept going. I'm looking forward to the next book in the seris now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Negotiation Genius: How to Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Deepak Malhotra, Max H. Bazerman
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (50)

    From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation. Whether you've "seen it all" or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing for and executing negotiations.

    Michael says: "Boring"
    "It's good and will help you"
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    I wasn't sure about this book at the start, but it got better as I read more. Then shorty after reading it I used some of what I read/learned in this book. Take a look at this book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Henry A. Crumpton
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert here tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career while illustrating the growing importance of America's intelligence officers and their secret missions. The Art of Intelligence draws from the full arc of Henry Crumpton's espionage and covert action exploits to explain what America's spies do and why their service is more valuable than ever.

    Anne says: "Looking for a place in History?"
    "ok story"
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    it was an enjoyable read. it can inform you what CS does for all of us

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5780)
    Performance
    (3843)
    Story
    (3814)

    All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

    Ed says: "Comic book tough guy"
    "loved it"
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    this was the first book I read from Lee Child and now I will be reading more of this series. After reading this book you'll want to read more of them as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Portrait of a Spy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (1208)
    Performance
    (884)
    Story
    (883)

    Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

    jb says: "Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series"
    "as always great"
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    as always this is a fun read and entertaining. The Aon series is always great read. You can't go wrong on this one either

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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