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twyla

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  • Joe Sherlock, Kid Detective Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dave Keane
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    With unspeakable phobias, a need to sleep with three night-lights, and a horrible allergy to peanut butter, Joe Sherlock is not your typical neighborhood hero. But fear not, Joe Sherlock always cracks the case...and just in time for dinner.

    twyla says: "12 Year old Son - gives this 2 thumbs up!"
    "12 Year old Son - gives this 2 thumbs up!"
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    My son listened to this and he enjoyed it. He gave it 2 thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Neverending Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Michael Ende
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1137)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1027)

    In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

    Rain says: "Masterpiece of Fantasy"
    "Entertaining Story, Good Listen, Recommend"
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    Very nice story, Good escape from reality for a few hours. Entertaining, well written, very good narrator.
    Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2318)
    Performance
    (1799)
    Story
    (1793)

    As a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, Bobby Dodge saved a woman and her young son by shooting her armed husband. But vicious rumors begin to circulate the next morning when Bobby loses his gun and his privileges. It turns out the dead man was the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.

    Jacqueline Dolata says: "Great story, annoying characterizations."
    "Entertaining, Good story line, Recommend!"
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    i enjoyed this book. I started with book #2 (unknowingly) but i went back and got this one and it filled in a few gaps. I am enjoying the series.

    If you like a good mystery, these have a a good storyline and are well written.
    I recommend the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2608)
    Performance
    (1936)
    Story
    (1943)

    It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Very Suspensive, definitely a page turner"
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    I am not sure why or how I started with book 2 in this series but this was a very good book. It kept my interest and I am now on to Book 1.

    I thought the Narrator did a good job also.
    If you are looking for a new drama series, I recommend this, but start with book 1

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Order to Kill: Mitch Rapp Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7358)
    Performance
    (6796)
    Story
    (6766)

    Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

    ScottG says: "Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story"
    "Kyle Mills doesn't miss a beat "
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    It is amazing that the tone and content of this book continues right were Vince Flynn left off. Kyle Mills doesn't miss a beat. This is Mitch Rapp at his best and it is always entertaining with George Guidall narrating it.

    If you live the series, you'll love this book.
    I highly recommend

    I honestly thought I would not get to hear from Mitch Rapp again - I am glad I was wrong.
    I am getting ready to download the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Final Day

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5156)
    Performance
    (4790)
    Story
    (4781)

    The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.

    shelley says: "The narrator didn't ruin it for me.."
    "Love the Suspense!"
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    I love this series, it got me hooked on "prepper" novels.
    Great suspense, Good Narration.
    Wish there were more in the series.

    Highly Recommend if you enjoy the topic and like suspense

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMP Deadfall: Dark New World, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J.J. Holden, Henry Gene Foster
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (477)

    Cassy and her clan have made it alive to the promised oasis of her farm and prepare for the upcoming winter. But old enemies race to catch up to them and have a different plan in mind. Meanwhile, resistance cells in New York face long odds, including betrayal from within and a tightening gauntlet from the invaders and their quislings. The 20s hint at a plot to level the playing field against the invaders, but their end-game is unclear.

    Brian says: "The continued story of Cassy and "the clan""
    "Very Entertaining story line"
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    I just completed book #3 of the 4 book series, I have enjoyed them enough that i bought 3 and will purchase the 4th book.
    The events seem really accelerated but other than that, I have enjoyed the story.
    The narrator is not my favorite but he's ok.
    If you like this subject matter, I think you'll enjoy these books.

    My absolute favorite on the topic, the one that got me hooked was, One Second After (definitely try that one also).

    Highly Recommend,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark New World, Book 1: An EMP Survival Story

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By J.J. Holden, Henry Gene Foster
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (779)
    Story
    (779)

    Three people from different walks of life each experience the end of America. Cassy is a 33-year-old prepper and single mother, away on business. Ethan is a hacker and conspiracy nut living underground. Frank is a family man out camping with friends and family. When a devastating EMP attack in the middle of the night destroys America's infrastructure, they are propelled on an unforgettable journey across an ocean of chaos to reach safety...Safety from an unknown invader and from once-fellow Americans now hungry and desperate.

    Neva says: "Better Than Expected"
    "Short Suspenseful Good Read"
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    I enjoyed this book enough that I have purchased book #2.
    It is a short read but the suspense is good.
    If you have an interest in this topic - Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) this is a good story.
    If you are a serious end time prepare, you may like it - but you'll have to read it as a novel and not as a manual. Some of the events have been greatly accelerated but it's a novel.

    I recommend this if you are looking for a quick 4-5 hr suspenseful novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Syndicate: Carl Weber Presents

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brick, Storm
    • Narrated By Diana Luke, Dylan Ford, Randall Buck, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (653)
    Story
    (646)

    They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together. All different races and ethnic makeups, but she loved them as her own. One woman taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. She was the only glue that kept them together, the only one they wanted to please and never let down. She had been their light at the end of a long troublesome tunnel - it shined so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all came to a crashing halt.

    MzBullock says: "Love Brick and Storm"
    "Interesting Story ruined by Vulgarity"
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    The story was interesting, a big stretch from reality - but it's a story. The enjoyment was stolen because of the very crude language. It was over the top. If you like the street thug life and language, you will enjoy this but I find it very distasteful. I did not return the book, although I was tempted, because i just returned 2 other bad choices and I did not want to be flagged as abusing the return policy. If you can handle the crude language, there is an interesting story line buried in there. Not my kind of book though. Thought I'd try a few new choices but guess I'll go back to the familiar authors and books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7909)
    Performance
    (7153)
    Story
    (7174)

    Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

    LucySue says: "Soul Changing"
    "Absolutely Loved it!"
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    This may be the fastest that I have finished any of the 120 books in my library.... I thoroughly enjoyed this story. As a Christian, I am very familiar with the bible and this story follows the letter of the Word almost precisely. There is certainly some literally license taken, but if you know the bible, you will know the greatest majority follows the scriptures and adds flavor to some of the things the bible is silent on - and it is done beautifully.

    I loved the story, I loved the narration, I love the impact of the story.
    Great Book!!! ... now I will go see the movie.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND WILL GIFT IT TO SEVERAL PEOPLE

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Survivor

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7401)
    Performance
    (6849)
    Story
    (6811)

    Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

    Lynnett says: "Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l"
    "Great Book to continue Vince Flynn's work...."
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    Hats off to Kyle Mills, excellent job continuing the Mitch Rapp series.
    I did not notice a change in the writing style....I thought this had a little more cursing but that may be because it had been a few months since i listened to a Mitch Rapp book.

    The intrigue, story, suspense, and same macho Mitch were all there and of course the narrator really adds to why I love this series.

    If you have listened to or read the Mitch Rapp series this one will certainly NOT Disappoint!. I hope Kyle continues to write these

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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