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  • 67 ratings
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  • The Companions: Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By R.A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (568)

    This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

    Roger says: "BWAHAHA! R.A. Salvatore does it again!"
    "What????"
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    What would have made The Companions better?

    If it was a spy book


    Has The Companions turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, this is not for me. Waste of money for me.

    2 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3538)
    Performance
    (3104)
    Story
    (3113)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    Kathryn says: "Worth the listen"
    "From Start to Finish. It had me Intrique"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would, I don't understand the negative reviews.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them


    What does Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've listen to them before and I've enjoyed their work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Fortunate Son

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (348)

    When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting - the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce - they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander Colonel Kurt Hale asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter.

    L. G. Scott says: "Best one yet!"
    "Not What I Expected"
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    Would you try another book from Brad Taylor and/or Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow ?

    I may try anther book but this one did not grab my fancy much.


    Would you recommend No Fortunate Son to your friends? Why or why not?

    I may tell them to try it but it wasn't for me.


    What didn’t you like about Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow ’s performance?

    I did not like their voices for the content.


    Do you think No Fortunate Son needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Game: Victor the Assassin Series, #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (446)

    Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...

    John says: "1 Review for 3 books in series"
    "Best Of The Three So Far"
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    What did you love best about The Game?

    The story and the delivery was good


    What does Rob Shapiro bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great Job


    Any additional comments?

    I had read previous reviews before I bought this and read one that said it was the best of the of the series, and I AGREE. This book kept me wanting to listen more. If I had the time, I would have probably listened to it in one sitting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (579)
    Story
    (573)

    Victor, a former assassin-for-hire, has joined forces with a CIA special unit. His first assignment: Three strangers. Three hits. Fast and clean. Victor's a natural for this.It should have been simple. But with each hit Victor is plunged deeper into an unimaginable conspiracy where no one, least of all the people he knows, can be trusted.With the stakes growing higher by the minute, Victor realizes he's been forced into playing a game he never expected. Because he's the next target. And there's no way out.

    David says: "I want to be killed by Victor!"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    Would you listen to The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2 again? Why?

    This is a good book


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept you at the edge of your seat


    Which character – as performed by Rob Shapiro – was your favorite?

    Main character, of course


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Must listen book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer: Victor the Assassin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (925)
    Performance
    (844)
    Story
    (846)

    Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. He lives alone. He operates alone. He's given a job; he takes out the target; he gets paid. He's The Killer. Victor arrives in Paris to perform a standard kill and collect for an anonymous client. He completes it with trademark efficiency - only to find himself in the middle of an ambush and fighting for his life.

    Anthony says: "You Can't Help Pulling for the "Bad Guy""
    "I enjoyed this book"
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    If you could sum up The Killer in three words, what would they be?

    a must listen


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Almost all the book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Surprised at what the negative reviews said. I listen to it anyway and was not disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Heist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1488)
    Performance
    (1314)
    Story
    (1319)

    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    Brian says: "If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise..."
    "Daniel Silva Does It Again"
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    If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, Entertaining, Suspendfull !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As always, Gabriel !!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending. Kept wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    As reviews mentioned same old story, same ending. Couldn't be so wrong. George was great. Great Book. I hope Daniel doesn't wait too long for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten: A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is 17-year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather.

    Tarango says: "Good Overall"
    "Good Overall"
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    What did you love best about The Forgotten?

    Almost the entire book. I was a little disappointed with a part of the ending even though the ending was good. I won't say which part.


    Any additional comments?

    I do recommend this book. The auther is one of my favorites.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1673)
    Performance
    (1476)
    Story
    (1472)

    Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

    Debbie says: "Not My Favorite Reacher..."
    "Negative Reviews?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

    Maybe. You have to listen closely because his books tend to go from one story to another without pause.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good story, with a good surprise at the end. Never saw that coming. I do agree with a previous review where the FBI characters were made to look dumb. Not realistic, other than that, I really enpyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2039)
    Performance
    (1815)
    Story
    (1831)

    Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal - and twisted.

    Dogs & Horses says: "Slower pace than first 2 books"
    "Good Story But..............."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't recomend this book too highly. The story was good but sometimes the author goes into way too much details at the wrong times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story takes the reader into different directions, where you're not sure of the outcome until towards the end of the book.


    Did Jonathan McClain do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No, I wasn't too impressed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, again becasue the details comes up at times when the story starts to get interested.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Foreign Influence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1227)
    Performance
    (706)
    Story
    (713)

    Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

    Lesley says: "lecanady"
    "No negative remarks"
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    Would you listen to Foreign Influence again? Why?

    Yes I would, The author had different scenarios at the same time and brought them together towards the end. I do NOT understand why some reviews read this differently.


    What about Armand Schultz’s performance did you like?

    Great performance!!!!!!!!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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