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  • The Thief: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (505)

    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    A User says: "The Review: An Issac Bell Piece"
    "Clive and Issac do it in style"
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    I enjoyed this book as much as the others in the Bell series. However the impact of talking movies is a little far fetched when applying it to WWI. It was good reading.I enjoyed the way in which Cussler portrays life in that time period. As a instructor of Underwater Archaeology, I have students occasionally read Cussler's books for fun as well as some factual material
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Refuge: Dewey Andreas, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By Peter Hermann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (657)
    Story
    (658)

    p>With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran, where he is imprisoned, tortured, and prepared for a show trial. What they don’t know is that Meir was in New York to recruit Dewey Andreas for a secret operation.

    Susan says: "Last Refuge but hopefully not the last of Dewey!"
    "You have got to read this series"
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    I have read the first 3 Dewey Andreas sagas. They are great. Dewey has replaced Mitch Rapp as my favorite character ( Since there will be no more of Mitch due to Mr. Flynn's passing ) I enjoy Mr. Coes work as much as Clive Cussler, Patrick Robinson, Ted Bell, Srephen Coonts. Tom Clancy.and Brad Thor. These are all top notch writers. I am ready for Eye For An Eye.

    0 of 0 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
    (111)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    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"
    "Pike Logan does it again"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Widow’s Strike to be better than the print version?

    I really don't have much time to read, so I listen to audio books on the way back and forth between the 2 colleges that I teach at.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The danger of a bio-weapon attack by militant enemies of the US


    Have you listened to any of Henry Strozier and Rich Orlow ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Probably have, but I am not sure if I like having two narrators.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book really made me more aware of the nature of Islamic extremists.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy the Pike Logan series,although the concept of a secret council is a little hard to accept.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coup d'Etat: Dewey Andreas, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ben Coes
    • Narrated By David de Vries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (845)
    Story
    (835)

    When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

    Susan says: "Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!"
    "Excellent Story of a possible reality"
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    Would you listen to Coup d'Etat again? Why?

    I would listen to all of Ben Coes books .I enjoyed the Character of Dewey Andreas


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

    I could not put the book down. just had to read the next line and then the next


    What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

    He is a superb reader. Shows feeling without being melodramatic.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several things. Having read Power Down, the development of Dewey 's character, The authors treatment of the State Of Israel. The danger of Jihadist Islam. I think that in the next book the author shows the compassion of the Iranian people. Yet, the danger is still manifested. Loved the introduction of Golda Mier's grandson.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (269)

    A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

    Karen says: "Good story, disappointing storytelling"
    "Thor, Flynn, and Clancy have an equal"
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    Pike Logan joins Mitch Rapp, Alex Hawke, Jack Ryan, and all of Clive Cussler's heroes in the quest to make the world safe for democracy. I must say that I enjoyed this book very much as the plot was quite involved aqnd the story moved very fast. I usually listen to these stories on the way to my classes at both colleges that I teach at, However, this book I had to listen to at home. It ended to quickly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Power Play: Mack Bedford, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patrick Robinson
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    The year is 2018 - a highly volatile nuclear world. Israel has obliterated the deep underground nuclear weapons facility built by Iran. The United States has destroyed the nuclear facility of a defiant North Korea. The Russians have upped the stakes in the latest world power-play - cyber warfare - to reduce the US to helplessness: a three-strike missile attack on the National Security Agency at Fort Mead, Maryland, while simultaneously jamming the top-secret electronic access key to America’s nuclear launch system.

    G. House Sr. says: "Interesting plot - slow to develp"
    "Are the Soviets back in the Game?"
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    Patrick is back with a great book. Only problem is that it went by to quickly. His character of Mack Bedford teamed up with Arnold Morgan made for an interesting plot. I wonder what the Irish would really think about becoming out 51st state. A nuclear strike on Fort Meade Md. is a chilling possibility. Look forward to Patrick's next book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Threat Vector

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3586)
    Performance
    (3140)
    Story
    (3155)

    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
    "The Ryans save the US"
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    A truly interestering techo-thriller follow up to Clancy"s last book. It really gets you into the plot and does a masterful job of weaving an outstanding plot into what could quickly become real life. I have been a Tom Clancy fan since the Hunt For Red October and this one did not let me down. I can't wait for the next one. Gonna miss Melanie- Hope she comes back. The Chi-coms get what is coming to them. lou Diamond Phillips is excellent .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (833)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (725)

    Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder....a bounty that has never been found. As they follow the trail, the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters.

    Compute says: "Great Entertaining Read"
    "Clive does it again"
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    Enjoyable escapism and a quite different plot. I again marvel at the research that must have been used to develop the conjecture that makes up Cussler's many plots. I like the way that the author seemingly supports capitalist archaeology and at the same time stresses the desire to maintain the need to preserve the antiquities for the public to see and learn from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Protect and Defend

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3086)
    Performance
    (1413)
    Story
    (1420)

    The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

    Warren says: "Best book I've listened to this year"
    "Mitch saves tha day once again"
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    An excellent story based on a possible nightmare situation in this country's future. How long before the powers in Washington put a muzzle on Vince and Mitch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Claw

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dale Brown
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    When China launches the first successful test of its anti-ship ballistic missile, the future looks bleak for America. Fearing the U.S. will lose its naval supremacy in the Pacific, President Kenneth Phoenix finds himself in a compromised position. New technology requires money, but the country is recovering from a massive recession. Without the funds to compete with China's advancing technology, are the country's days of naval preeminence in the Pacific running out?

    archy instructor says: "Dale's Bomber crashes"
    "Dale's Bomber crashes"
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    I have read and enjoyed every book written by Dale Brown except this one. The plo,t while believable, is disjointed. The story jumps around too much. There is too much space and time given to technology, and the book ends too quickly. It just happens with out any real reason. Too much time is spent on McClanahan's son and his preposterous flying of a B1 bomber to make the story less fictional. And after suffering through this, our hero is killed off in the end like Masters and Elliott before him. I hope he does not kill off Dog Bastogne as quickly. I look forward to Dale's next book to see what direction he is going in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1267)
    Performance
    (1106)
    Story
    (1102)

    Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

    Joshua says: "A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'"
    "Black List for a Black Future?"
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    I can only say this-- It is frightening. After the recent elections, and after reading this book, I truly worry about the future of this country. I can only hope that Thor is not a prophet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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