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Rick

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  • Up Country

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1761)
    Performance
    (581)
    Story
    (577)

    In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

    James B says: "You Must Read Up Country"
    "It took me to Vietnam"
    Overall

    What amazing details, Nelson DeMille knows how to reel you in and keep you there. I actually felt like I was in vietnam. As good as the Lion's Game which I thought was riviting

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Coup d'Etat: Dewey Andreas, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By David de Vries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (932)
    Performance
    (813)
    Story
    (805)

    When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

    Susan says: "Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Coup d'Etat the most enjoyable?

    Among the best out there at the level with Vince Flynn


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character


    Have you listened to any of David de Vries’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    he is good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    riveting


    Any additional comments?

    On the same level with Vince Flynn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1463)
    Performance
    (1108)
    Story
    (1117)

    There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

    Tommy says: "The best thing to happen since Mitch Rapp!"
    "Great Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Power Down again? Why?

    No, I only listen once, but I do recommend to people looking for an exciting reading or listening experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character Dewy


    Any additional comments?

    The author did managed to leave Dewy out of too much of the story. Dewy and Mitch Rapp would make great partners

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3475)
    Performance
    (3038)
    Story
    (3052)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "Unbelievable (The Best Clancy Novel Yet)"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Threat Vector the most enjoyable?

    Edge of your suspense and action


    What other book might you compare Threat Vector to and why?

    Vince Flynn's books


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    His voice was made for this


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

    I have enjoyed it emensely


    Any additional comments?

    Clancy is known for writing good books and I have listened to all he has on Audible, but this one takes the cake a solid 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (646)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (468)

    The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future - and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

    Mark says: "Great End to a Great Series"
    "disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The first and second of the series were very good, three was a down hill turn but still okay five was awful. He spent too much describing things that had nothing to do with the story, it was if he didnt have anything interesting to talk about. Volume five was a huge disappointment


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    no idea


    What about Christopher Lane???s performance did you like?

    The reader did a good job


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town?

    all of the non monster chase related descriptions of people and events


    Any additional comments?

    stick to the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2060)
    Performance
    (1671)
    Story
    (1685)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "Not very exciting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I am a Grisham fan and this book just didn't hold onto to me


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

    It was stretched out too far with not enough story


    Do you think A Conflict of Interest needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Flashpoint

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Richard Aellen
    • Narrated By Bill Weideman
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Katherine Cahill's life is shattered forever when her three young children are killed on an airplane that is blown to pieces by a terrorist bomb in the skies over Italy. Determined to make the terrorists pay for this savagery, Katherine circumvents the frustrating bureaucracy of the State Department and heads for Syria in search of their leader, Tayib.

    Rick says: "More of a romance novel than an espinage thriller"
    "More of a romance novel than an espinage thriller"
    Overall

    Too much hugging and kissing, I have read many espianage thrillers and were captivated by the thrilling story lines, the excitment and danger but this book was more of ladies romance novel with a touch, a very small touch of thrills and espianage. It should be placed in the Romance Novel section

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (4959)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2062)

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Incredible"
    Overall

    What a gripping novel, excellent is all I can say. Long but well worth it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (283)

    In Killing Rain, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad, which needs an operator who can remove 'problems' in Asia, and a new partner: Dox, the ex-marine sniper and party animal first introduced in Rain Storm. He also has a new hope, that by using his fearsome talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has already taken.

    Amazon Customer says: "I give this book my highest rating."
    "5 stars"
    Overall

    Great character, exciting listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (411)

    It's June 1941, and the low point of the war. England throws wave after wave of RAF bombers across the Channel, but somehow the Luftwaffe is able to shoot them down at will. The skies, indeed, the war itself seem to belong to Hitler.

    C. McCoy says: "An Outstanding Spy Novel"
    "I enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. My first endeavor into WWII and I found it to be very believable. People thrust into situations when they really had no experience in what to do. They were not expert spies just ordinary people trying to help out Britain in its war against Germany. I reccommend it to people with a sense of adventure

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Testament

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1480)
    Performance
    (557)
    Story
    (565)

    Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His potential heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. But Troy shocks them all when he leaves his fortune to an estranged, illegitimate daughter.

    Richard says: "Best Grisham Ever"
    "I just couldn't put it down"
    Overall

    This book took me to Brasil, I could feel the heat, the rain and every event that took place in the wonderful novel. Two thumbs up and 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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