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Shawn

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Carrollton, TX, United States

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  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jake Tapper
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (354)
    Story
    (355)

    At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp.

    Jason says: "A must read!"
    "Every Individual must listen this book"
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    I am a person who loves Fiction and suspense novels. Often indulging in the passion for Post 20th Century History information I was, for the second time since the book "Outlaw Platoon (by Sean Parnell and Bruning)", taken whole heartedly into the tragedy of the Islamic Fundamentalist Jihad scourge. This book reveals the reason our youth is being destroyed and permanently impared for thier entire lives after leaving this land of Afganistan.
    This war has been waged for a decade and these brave, strong, and incredibly trained Military youth are worthy of praise and Prayer.
    If you want know why we are there and fighting this war, this book is not the answer. It is however the truth of our freedom enjoyed in this Nation.
    A must read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Lonely Resurrection: John Rain, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barry Eisler
    • Narrated By Barry Eisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (84)

    All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by "natural causes," no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job - eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself - Rain knows he can't refuse. Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn't trust, Rain pursues his quarry into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza.

    shelley says: "Better the second time around"
    "I simply love this stuff"
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    This series has truly filled a void that 200+ Books, and many of those in a "Series", had seemed impossible to find again.
    I met John Rain a long time ago in a single 1 time buy. I didn't realize or simply find any more in the John Rain exploits.
    If you enjoy espionage, Hunting and Killing of the bad guys, this series is for you. Eisler creates the feeling like you can "experience" the surroundings of Countries in this world that few seem to write about. (Other than the many History, and Classics) I am hooked and Rain is someday going to merge with another set of Novels in a similar Series.
    Buy these, you will thank me. IF YOU LIKE the ADRENALIN.
    Eisler as a narrator? it is an easily odd transformation from, a middle of the road narrator through to a "must have voice".
    Book one is a good place to start. A Clean Kill in Tokyo.
    Only someone who has genuinely experienced this land can take you on the ride your will be HOOKED on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enraged: Jonathan Quinn, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brett Battles
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (200)

    The rescue on Duran Island did not go as planned. Jonathan Quinn knows that someone is responsible. That someone decided throwing people Quinn cares about into the line of fire in a cold-hearted act of self-preservation was a good idea. He also knows that this someone has made a serious mistake. Because when Quinn gets mad, the last place anyone should ever be is in his crosshairs. He will not stop until the guilty pay. Sometimes revenge is best served now.

    Kathryn says: "Quinn is back"
    "A decent book"
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    I enjoyed this and will say it is not the "Masters" skill and teeth grinding experience but non the less and good Cash purchase

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Widow's Strike

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    Compared to such luminaries as #1 New York Times best-selling authors Brad Thor and Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor delivers edgy and adrenaline-drenched military thrillers. The Widow's Strike pits Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill against a Chechen suicide bomber intent on releasing a deadly, genetically mutated virus. Traversing the globe to stop this catastrophe, the two soon discover there is a more dangerous enemy lurking in the shadows.

    Shawn says: "Only thing I could say is He is a master"
    "Only thing I could say is He is a master"
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    This is another home run from Thor and the Narration was amazing
    Must Buy it. No Fence to sit on just get it,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    The hooker was young, pretty...and dead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in.

    David says: "Scudder's low point"
    "Very good Detective Book"
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    I would recommend this to those enjoy the Detective type of books.
    I was engaged but miss the "Blood Lust" for the good Thrillers and Covert Spec Ops.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold, Cold Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1308)
    Performance
    (1131)
    Story
    (1126)

    Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction.

    Alan says: "What a stunning book"
    "Ireland is far Grander through the voice of Doyle"
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    Adrian McKinty has walked me through 4 books so far in true descriptive imagery of my 2nd generation removed Homeland. This is a spectacular and descriptive tale.
    I can not get enough. The voice and cadence of Gerard Doyle is ingrained in my mind.
    This; the first of two, has me needing to take a breath from the imagery and excitement this book brings to this Scottish-Irish man. Or to any Man or Woman who craves to learn ; even through fiction, the lands of which blood has been shed for decades.
    A must read for those who need a real masterpiece from a different side of our globe and human trials and suffrage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soft Target: Ray Cruz, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (300)

    New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiancé, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented.

    Jean says: "Another Action packed story from Hunter"
    "Bubble Gum Basic"
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    This has the ear markings of a hundred or more "Good and Worthy" Action books. Before you think this is one of those novels; stop.
    I believe it has a dozen or so paragraphs from each great novel of the Great writers of action and adventure rolled into one book. I would never state that there is a verbatim sequence of these other great novels because that would be plain illegal.
    This book is fine if you need a quick pick; you see it, and time is ticking before you lose your hot spot WIFI connection.
    To have it to hear in the background while you shop or multitask this is a good book. But if it costs a credit or more than $5 please spend a little time to find something else.
    I listened to it all so there is some attraction and basic plot at work. It's just is a plot with a hero and nemesis that is comic book 101. There is nothing of substance in the whole book. But who said that is a bad thing?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1166)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1094)

    The president of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world, reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth.

    Karen says: "Another Amazing Entry in the Series"
    "An amazing piece of Artistry in the written word"
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    Mr. Maberry had me hooked on this series all the way.
    This last(?) installment of the Joe Ledger series was funny, believable, unbelievable, and vivid in the minds eye.
    When I stated "unbelievable I meant it literally, and yet the author (and Amazing Narrator Mr. Porter) were able to spin it into an actual masterpiece of a novel. I wish to say so much but being a "spoiler" is not my game. Even though my analytic side of my brain was yelling"; This Is Stupid" the creative side of my mind trumped it with the excitement.
    This book has 70%+ of narrative dialogue that easily destroys many Authors published works. (Even Mr. King has killed good books this way) This is a novel that keeps you listening to every, self absorbed and arrogant moment of Joe Ledger. His descriptive and essential character building, and dialogues are essential to this book. It just "Makes" you keep listening and waiting in anticipation. I only recall a few books that can get away with this and they are usually Award Winning Documentaries that Narrative and descriptive writing is the basis of the book. (A couple of these are "Outlaw Platoon", by Parnell and "The Outpost", By Tapper)
    Please, I urge anyone who has an open mind and enjoys Thrillers, buy this series. Yes the whole series. You won't be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (488)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (441)

    Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

    Joseph says: "Is it a story it is it today's news?"
    "Read them in order and enjoy"
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    I would love to give a eloquent and engaging review but all I can say is, Read These!
    The Rosenberg series has been days of excitement and thought provoking narration.
    I only give 5 star ratings for true everlasting masterpieces. (Like Outlaw Platoon by Parnell and Bruning, and The Outpost by Tapper) After once again wishing I could give a 4.5 for this whole three book series I give it a absolute guarantee of enjoyment if you are a reader like I.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Jihad: Political Thrillers Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (332)

    Jon Bennett is a top Wall Street strategist turned senior White House advisor. But nothing has prepared him for the terror that he will face. Saddam Hussein dispatches his top hit men to assassinate the President of the United States. Iraqi terrorists spread carnage throughout London, Paris, and Riyadh...and the Butcher of Baghdad has a nuclear ace in his hand that he has not yet played.

    Joseph says: "Great book ... worth the listening to"
    "This is an Amazing change of Mindset"
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    This and the next book to follow in the series are truly an amazing series of action and adventure novels based in so many Countries with so much historic truths to fuel the excitement.
    Believers in the Christian way of life or not, I believe this is serious mental exercise and edge of seat listening. The narration is flawless, the writing style flows with ease, the story is believable, and this book has amazing historic fact and research.
    A must read/Listen for readers such as I. After over 200 books I have gone through, I was running out of great Authors and series to choose from. Stumbling onto this series with general browsing feels like a blessing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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