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shelley

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  • Inside Out: Ben Treven, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (563)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (516)

    Torture. Ghost Detainees. And a massive cover-up that continues even today. Marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven gets a visit from his former commander, Colonel Scott Horton, who explains the price of Ben's release: find and eliminate Daniel Larison, a rogue operator from Ben's unit who has stolen 92 torture tapes from the CIA and is using them to blackmail the U.S. government. But other players are after the tapes, too.

    shelley says: "Excellent Series I hope Book 3 is going to be soon"
    "Excellent Series I hope Book 3 is going to be soon"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ben Treven is my favorite, but Hort runs a close second. He is so deviousl, you never know when he's being honest or plotting out some scheme. Great character. I also like how Ben constantly looks for Hort's praise even knowing what kind of person he is, almost as a father figure.


    Any additional comments?

    I REALLY like this series. It is important to listen to them in order as each one builds on the previous. I also really like Barry Eisler as a narrator. He does an excellent job.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Reset

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Brian Andrews
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

    shelley says: "Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!"
    "Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!"
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    The author of this book is the same author of the Tier One books cowritten with Jeff Wilson. If you have not listened to those books I would recommend that you do as that is a fantastic series. If you have kindle unlimited those books are FREE to read and listen to. This book too is a freebie on Kindle unlimited. Not that I'm pushing but it does kind of pay for itself in the long run.
    Anyway, about this book. To begin with, I have to start by telling you that this is narrated by Ray Porter. I always enjoy listening to him, his narration it outstanding. He always gets the correct emotions and sarcasm and levity or seriousness.
    So it's 1963 and Captain Will Barnes wakes up in a padded room, wearing a straight jacket, parched mouth and no clue as to why. When he finally meets with his commanding officer he doesn't remember a thing about what brought him to this place. Nor does he remember when the colonel tells him that he has murdered his own wife in their bed three weeks ago.

    Now Michael Pitcher finds something in a spherical cave chamber in Afghanistan. There is a comatose terrorist and then he hears a woman talking to him in the cave, but no one is there. The voice says it wants to know him.

    Meanwhile in upstate NY an old military missile silo has been purchased and is being prepared for doomsday by Willie Barnes, he's now 76 years old. He gives Josie Pritchard (a journalist) a tour of his silo. When she says something under her breath Willie turns and asks "does she talk to you too?"

    I can't say any more without spoiling this book. This is an EXCELLENT sci-fi mystery thriller with plenty of action and suspense.
    My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!!
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    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • And Justice for One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By John Clarkson
    • Narrated By Alan Philip Ormond
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    If someone you loved was the victim of a violent crime, how far would you go to find justice? Jack Devlin didn't know the answer, until his brother was left comatose after a brutal assault. To the police, it was just another New York mugging. But to Jack Devlin, it was an abomination that must be avenged - outside the law.

    cosmitron says: "Watch out Jack Devlin is in the Big Apple"
    "Don't let original published date keep you away..,"
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    And Justice for One by John Clarkson is a super read. I won't go into what the book is about because there are already quite a few reviews doing that already. It's a pretty simple premise, you hurt and almost took away someone I love, I will make sure you never do this to anyone ever again. The story is fast paced, the characters have very distinct personalities. Basically it's a good vs evil kind of story and we all know how that will end. This is very suspenseful , the dangerous situations come rapidly one after another. Although it was originally published in '92, other then a payphone here and there or lower prices for some items, it could have been written today.
    Alan Philip Ormond does a great job narrating.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Warning Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Ricciardi
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Overall
    (27)
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    (26)
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    (27)

    When a commercial aircraft makes an emergency landing at an Iranian military base, it looks like a crisis has been narrowly avoided. But for undercover intelligence analyst Zac Miller, the CIA-staged crash landing is the only part of his assignment that goes right. What was supposed to be a simple surveillance mission quickly heads south when the Iranians apprehend the smooth-talking American. Never trained to be a field operative, Zac's in over his head, especially when it turns out escaping from captivity is only the beginning of his problems.

    shelley says: "Outstanding Excellent Superb etc etc etc..."
    "Outstanding Excellent Superb etc etc etc..."
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    I really hope that this book is the beginning of a series. I thought it was fantastic. Once I started listening I could not stop until the book ended, and even then I was sorry when it was over. I mean this poor guy, Zac Miller went from one impossible situation to the next and I kept thinking that something was going to happen. Some kind of circumstance that he would not be able to get out of. This book is so well written and the character of Zac is so unassuming that he seems to come up with these half baked plans on the fly. What makes him stand apart from so many other characters in espionage books is that Miller doesn't sit a map out a strategy. His opponents and conflicts just happen on his way to escaping Iran where his plane made an emergency landing.
    This book is excellent fast paced reading and the ending leaves it open for additional books (one can only hope).
    Jonathan Davis does an outstanding job narrating.
    My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!!
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    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Private Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Cynthia St. Aubin
    • Narrated By Amy Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

     During Jane Avery’s shady childhood, truth was always a moving target. Since then, she’s learned that colorful fictions can clean up a lot of life’s messes - and she learned from the best. Her mother, Alexis Avery, is the most imaginatively duplicitous private eye in Denver. When the mother of invention goes missing, Jane knows that only her acquired skills of deceit can solve the mystery. 

    Wayne says: "I enjoyed this outrageously humorous mystery!"
    "FANTASTIC, HILARIOUS and SARCASTIC!!!!"
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    Cynthia St Aubin is an author I would never have considered purchasing one of her books before now. She is known for writing humorous witch mysteries and paranormal psychologist books. Not my thing!
    This title caught my attention and once I verified it was without witches, vampires and such, I decided to give it a try.
    The protagonist in this book is a witty, smart, sarcastic newly graduated from law school woman. She's a smart aleck with hilarious comments or thoughts throughout (example: There are a few things I know I'm good at: lying, giving blow jobs and memorizing and regurgitating obscure legal terms.).
    The publisher's summary gives a good description so I won't elaborate.
    This is a really fun and engaging book.
    If you have kindle unlimited this book is FREE!!!!
    Any Landon does a great job narrating.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Homefront: Phil Broker, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Chuck Logan
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Reunited with estranged husband and undercover cop Phil Broker, Nina Pryce takes an extended medical leave from the army to recover from the injuries - physical and psychological - she sustained at the hands of a vicious psychopath. The Broker/Pryce household relocates to a remote resort town of Glacier Falls, MN, where daughter Kit is enrolled in second grade at the local elementary school. Everyone assumes that Kit is adjusting well - until she punches Terry Clump, the terror of the second grade, in the face.

    shelley says: "Love Audible sales!"
    "Love Audible sales!"
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    This is a book I've had in my wish list for a very long time. When Audible had a recent sale I finally decided to buy it. I am very happy that I did! I was hesitant to purchase the previous books in the series but because this is narrated by Joe Barrett (who I adore and wish he would do more in the mystery genre) I decided to buy it.
    Anyway, this book is an example of why parents should keep a level head if they must involve themselves in their children's disputes. Especially if two are Cracker Jack law enforcement and the other two are criminals, and not very good at that either.
    This is part of a series but the author fills in the blanks so you should not feel like you don't know what's going on.
    Very entertaining and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Little Lies: Alex Mercer Thrillers Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stacy Claflin
    • Narrated By Rachel Dulude
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    He's dedicated his life to saving missing persons, but will it be enough to save himself? Alex Mercer traded in his troubled past to protect the powerless. His blog for tracking down missing persons got his foot in the door at the police academy. But on his first day of training, a heroic act drops him into the hands of the captors he once hunted. Zoey planned to tell Alex how she felt the night he disappeared. As she and Alex's family discover the bloody signs of his fate, past regrets and dark secrets begin to come to light. It's enough to tear Alex's loved ones apart.

    shelley says: "Could be a very good series..."
    "Could be a very good series..."
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    This is the third book in the Alex Mercer series. I did enjoy it but... how màny people in one family can be kidnapped? First Alex's sister, then his daughter, then his sister again and now Alex himself. I get rescuing kidnapped victims and this is a good story, I just think the author needs to have him rescuing people that aren't him or his family. The book is good, not as good as the first two but entertaining. Some parts just not very believable (like needed supplies turning up when they are needed). However, this is fiction and I got seven hours of amusement.
    Rachel Dulude does an excellent job narrating.
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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
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    Overall
    (1077)
    Performance
    (981)
    Story
    (977)

    Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

    shelley says: "This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!"
    "This was supposed to be a VACATION!!!!"
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    Book four in David Baldacci's Memory Man series is a terrific addition to the series.
    This book is fast paced and highly unpredictable. With in the first five minutes of starting this book the story takes off and there is a head long rush until it comes to the end.
    Decker and partner Jamison take a vacation to visit Jamison's sister and niece. On their first night Decker spots something going on it a neighboring house. He discovers two dead bodies.
    The medical examiner screws up the autopsy. Decker and Jamison begin an investigation and are almost killed in a dilapidated trailer when it's set on fire and the doors intentionally jammed. They managed to escape but Decker gets struck in the head with flying debris. Will he still be the Memory Man? It doesn't seem to be quite so sharp... Someone obviously doesn't want them poking around.
    This is a very depressed area, drugs and theft run rampant and people overdosing on opiates so common the local police carry Narcan (opioid reversal drug) as part of their regular equipment.
    And all this happens in the first two or so hours. I won't say any more, I don't want to spoil this book for someone else.
    Super writing, great character development. As always Baldacci continues to write a well thought out novel of twists, turns and suspense.
    Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy make a really good narrating duo.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    58 of 61 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond All Recognition: Brent Marks Legal Thrillers, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kenneth Eade
    • Narrated By Ronald Printz
    Overall
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    (1)
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    (1)

    During his fourth tour in Iraq, Retired Captain Ryan Bennington, like many soldiers of his time, was fighting a faceless enemy. A split-second decision could mean the difference between killing an innocent civilian or losing an entire platoon to a suicide bomber. Ryan survives the war and comes home to conquer PTSD and chronic employment, only to be arrested for following the orders of his commander.

    shelley says: "The past revisited..."
    "The past revisited..."
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    This is book nine in the Brent Marks series by Kenneth Eade.
    This book has Capt. Ryan Bennington getting arrested and court martialed for following the orders of a higher ranking officer that told him to slaughter everyone in a certain village in Afghanistan. He was told they were all al qaeda. They were not.
    For those who remember the My Lai massacre in Vietnam (late 60's) with William Calley, this book will sound very much like an updated version of that true story.
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    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Kirk Russell
    • Narrated By James Anderson Foster
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    (12)
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    (11)
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    (11)

    When a series of coordinated blasts takes down several Los Angeles power stations, FBI bomb tech Paul Grale is tapped to investigate. That means leaving his vulnerable niece, Julia, behind in Las Vegas. The sole survivor of a homeland bombing that killed her parents, Julia's still struggling through grief and trauma. An avowed pacifist, she's being trolled as anti-American. And entangled in an affair with the wrong man, she's facing the fallout from his crimes: stolen military-grade ammunition found in her car. But Grale has no choice but to head to LA.

    shelley says: "Excellent procedural, Great second in series..."
    "Excellent procedural, Great second in series..."
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    This is book two in the Paul Grale series. Grale is a bomb expert with the FBI Although this book can be read as a stand alone I would recommend listening book one (Signature Wounds) first for continuity and background. However this is not a necessity.
    In this book there are homegrown terrorists bombing power stations and shooting military grade ammunition at cell towers.
    Grale's niece Julia is or was involved with one of the men who directly participated in these acts. Though she claims to be unaware , there are boxes of ammunition in her car. Grale convinces her to participate with the FBI in setting up a trap but somehow the plan didn't go off as planned. Shortly after , Julia disappears.
    Very good book with very good narration by James Anderson Foster.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Mission

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jeffrey S. Stephens
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    Overall
    (20)
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    (20)
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    (20)

    CIA agent Jordan Sandor's mission is more complex and has more at stake than any he has faced before. From Bermuda to the United Kingdom, from France to the deserts of Iraq, Jordan must face down villains both known and unknown, recognized and hidden, as he struggles to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people. Needing more help than ever, Sandor calls upon his usual group of talented associates.

    shelley says: "Fast Paced Action with Explosive Ending!!!!"
    "Fast Paced Action with Explosive Ending!!!!"
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    This is the fourth book in the Jordan Sandor series. Once again this author has reset his own bar by writing a novel that may surpass his previous three. Although each aspect is not individually unique, the way this author has chosen to put them together certainly is. The plot is realistic and plausible, the characters are believable and the hero is flawed.
    The book begins when Jordan Sandor is running late for a ceremony being held in a Hartford , Co courtroom honoring an old friend and former CO of his, now a federal judge. Just as Sandor reaches for the heavy oak door, there's an explosion of C4 and napalm in the courtroom. The door is blown off it's hinges knocking Jordan across the hall. It also gives him a head injury requiring surgery.
    While recuperating Jordan is contacted by an old friend. His friend is in the financial world and has noticed some alarming trends along with even more alarming deaths of colleagues. He needs help.
    At the same time an actress, a singer, a newspaper editor (who is a friend of Sandor's) and two others are kidnapped by terrorists.
    Due to his injuries Jordan is ordered to stay out of it. He has a stake in all three incidents and decides to go on a ROGUE MISSION...
    Again, Christopher Lane does an outstanding job narrating.
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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