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Ashe

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Last Days: Political Thrillers Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (200)

    Osama bin Laden is dead. Saddam Hussein is buried. Baghdad lies in ruins. Now the eyes of the world are on Jerusalem as Jon Bennett - a Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor - his beautiful CIA partner Erin McCoy, and the U.S. Secretary of State arrive in the Middle East to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

    C. Haas says: "An excellent listen"
    "my god is the right god and will beat yours."
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    a little heavy handed on the judeo-christian pov, but listenable. narrator is a true believer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Detachment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (909)

    John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy. When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone.

    Andrew Stone says: "Fast paced read..."
    "A brilliant and important book ..."
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    Easily the best of the John Rain thrillers, though they are all good ... It's wonderful to hear Eisler finally narrating his characters ... there have been some winners and losers among narrators of previous Rain books.

    I've read all the top writers in the genre, and most of their series books. This book is certainly in the top 5 I've had the pleasure to read. It taps surgically into the double-take reality we're living through in the count-terror world; Eisler has done his research, and understands the dynamics behind the headlines.

    Top rating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelfth Imam: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (952)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (647)

    Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites “before it’s too late.” The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace. And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah.

    Mike From Mesa says: "An almost perfect book, with one caveat"
    "A Bit Blind to History"
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    An irresponsible, dangerous misrepresentation of history, religion, and politics.

    Certainly as much blood has been shed in the name of Christ as in the name of Mohamed.
    It's certainly not true that Muslims are converting to Christianity en masse. This is pure fiction. It is also a profound confusion to express that the Christian god is the real god, and that the world's problems would be solved if everyone just changed one set of beliefs for another.

    God is a concept, a thought, a mental experience. All thoughts are just thoughts. Self-righteous clinging to thoughts -- "my thoughts are right, yours are wrong" -- is at the root of all the pain and violence in the history of the world.

    When will this self-evident truth be understood? When will the fundamental hypocrisy of Theism and its supposed glory be exposed?





    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (192)

    With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming. But a new evil looms on the horizon.

    Cheryl says: "Great Series!"
    "a scary myopic wet-dream"
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    jolly good luck with this holy-rollin' doctrinaire tome. it's almost irresponsible, what the author dreams up and forces down the listener's throat. yikes. this kind of stuff should be kept among friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow Patrol

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alex Berenson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (485)

    In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. Now, more than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and at Langley the CIA's chiefs wonder if the unthinkable has happened, if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station.

    Bonnie-Ann says: "John Wells -- A new American Hero"
    "Great story, great narration"
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    Berenson is a wonderful writer, and Guidall is a gifted storyteller. A great combination.

    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
    (1356)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1001)

    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"
    "Narration Issues"
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    The narration is a bit odd ... the Israelis come across a bit like Transylvanians, like Count Dracula, especially Shamron and Allon.

    But a great story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Servant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (819)
    Performance
    (411)
    Story
    (408)

    Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence. But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground.

    Dan says: "One of the very best"
    "A master of the genre hits his stride"
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    As with many spy/crime/detective series, Silva improves with each effort. This is the best of the Allon series so far, although even the books before it are strong and worth the time. This book is a league apart ... even the narration is superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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