Great story. Almost as good as Killing Floor - which is my favorite
Jack Reacher of course!
Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators. I intentionally search for books he has read and have tried new authors solely because he is the reader.
I can not wait for the next Reacher book, I have enjoyed every one and recommend them to anyone who has never picked up a Lee Child book.
This was just a very good book. Excellent story. Unlikable antagonist with a mission I think anyone can relate to if in the same situation (which I won't spoil). So even though I didn't like him I did find myself wanting him to complete his mission.
The only other books I have listened to Johnny Peppers narrate are the other books in this series and I think he does a fine job.
YES! But I couldn't so it took me two days.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. What is nice about this series is that they can be listened to as stand alone books. I listened out of order and enough of the previous books are covered so that the listener doesn't feel like something is missing. I think of all this one was the best of the series. There is much more character development as compared to the others where there was a good story but not much personality given to the main characters. This book was fast paced, high tension with very little down time. The end is very satisfying and you feel like every now and then there is justice even if only in a book! I highly recommend this one.
New author (to me), old concept with a new twist. Great characters. Totally took me by surprise.
This is the first time I've listened to Johnny Peppers. I thought he did a good job.
This was a totally unexpected surprise. It was on a list of books that I might like based on previous purchases. I usually ignore those because I rarely find anything I like with their suggestions. So this one turned out to be a real page turner. It has Feds gone bad, one is blackmailed by another who served prison time for stealing evidence and selling it. Others antaganists who feel the justice system has done them and their family wrong, and the there is the protagonist (Mac) and his team of Super Cops trying to save the lives of two kidnapped college students who have been buried alive, one who is a diabetic. You know the kidnappers have no intention of letting them go. Wow, this story is put together! Lots of clues along the way, it's a race right up to the last chapter. I really enjoyed this and Highly Recommend it.
Maybe if I didn't have a new book waiting to be read/listened to.
This was just a really good story! The premise is one that I don't think I've come across before in this context. Secret research facility, kidnapped scientists, can't say anymore or I'll give too much away.
There was nothing about Dick Hill's performance not to like, he's one of the BEST (according to me).
Chris Kuzneski has just released three books in the Payne & Jones series that are all FIVE STAR books. Each has a unique story line and can be read as part of the series or as stand alones. These are the best of the series. Really good complex multilayered plots, plenty of action and some background history between the two protagonists is filled in along with some of Payne's personal history. He learned that his father was responsible for some financial backing of medical breakthroughs and had known some very impressive/important people. Again I don't want to give names because I don't want to spoil this for anyone. I highly recommend all three, they are worth the credits!
I have over 500 books in my Audible library so that would be a hard question BUT I would have to say this is defiantly in the top 1/3 of my favorites.
Oh yes. It begins with a phone call to Payne from an acquaintance saying that he believes a friend of his (Pieter Ulster) relative may have been a Nazi sympathizer. This is based on a few trunks containing valuables from that period with the Ulster family crest. Of course this turns out not to be the case but the race is on to find some missing treasure before someone else (a bad guy) does.
Dick Hill brings his impressively talented voices. He is a favorite of mine and I could listen to him all day.
This was such a good book. I thoroughly enjoy Chris Kuzneski's Payne & Jones series. If you like the Primal series or Jonathan Quinn and his bantering with Nate then you will enjoy this book. Kind of paramilitary, fast paced super hero stunts that are not always 100% within the legal parameters but completely exhilarating just the same. Anyway this book has a great ending that brings P. Ulster full circle with his families past. Super book, highly recommended!
Yes. I you like a tightly wound thriller this is the book for you!
I think Tanya Eby's voice was perfectly suited for Millie. She had that nervous fast paced speach that someone a little too tightly wrapped and coming apart around the edges would speak (at least that's how I would picture them speaking).
I really enjoyed this one more then Gerritson's last. This was a well told story with a believable story line. Well thought out, lots if intricate details with some predictability and a few surprises as well. Some bouncing back and forth in timeline but easy enough to follow (no guessing where they are now). This can be read as a stand alone but it's also nice that she throws in characters and events from previous books. I also enjoyed the descriptive language used when the African Bush is described since this is a place I've never been, I was able to get a clear picture in my head. This was certainly worth the credit! Highly recommended.
This book picks up where Killing Hope leaves off. Celebrity Detective Gabe Quinn is still looking for the monster who murdered his wife. His tactics are not always on the right side of the law. Of course there are also other shady but colorful characters from Quinn's past who would like to do him harm and threaten to derail his search. I can't spoil this for anyone, you just have to get this.
I personally thought David Doersch did a super job with both books. I think I will always see Gabe Quinn when I hear his voice. My hope is that Keith Houghton doesn't change narrators.
Yes there was but I don't know why Audible even asks this question. I can't answer without giving away the ending...
This book contains so many high tension mystery/drama/thriller dialogues and settings. I could not stop listening. The protagonist has had so much heartache but is determined to find his wife's killer that when he does the identity will knock your socks off. The person he suspects is not him but his actions will come back to haunt him. He rescues a woman left for dead as well and the scene is again shocking but the epilogue,WOW - what a cliffhanger for the next book in the series. I can't wait! I Highly Recommend this book. If you're reading my review do yourself a favor, don't keep thinking about it, just get it, you won't be sorry.
Dick Hill performs them all just great. I really enjoy his multitude of voices, both male and female, his different accents, the whole picture. He is a superb narrator and I search for books he narrates even if I don't know the author.
I hated putting it down when I went to bed but did finish it the second day. So yes, I just needed more hours in the day!
I enjoy listening to this series. Kuzneski always mixes some real historical events (documented), some folklore, something biblical though not necessarily religious and some geographical pertaining to the area. Sometimes I find myself taking a break to look something up to find out if it is fact or fiction. Surprisingly many are factual. The story is woven through all of the above to create a nail biting mystery thriller. Everytime you think you know what is going on, you soon find out you don't. No one is quite who they seen to be. It's nice that there are characters returning from previous books giving continuity however this can be listened to as a stand alone. Very good and highly recommended.
Yes. This is a good fast paced book with enough suspense to keep you on the edge.
Joe Barrett's performance is Excellent! He brings such life to each of the characters. I thoroughly enjoy listening to his narration of the Joe DeMarco books and don't think I would enjoy them as much if I were reading them myself.
I have had the first two books in this series in my wish list forever and was on the fence thinking they might be OK. They were Much MORE then OK! I have just finished listening to ALL 9 books in a row! All of the books are Wonderful! I just can't say enough about this series. Each one can be read/listened to as a stand alone, in or out of order but I really enjoyed listening to them as one Very long book :) This one is the last in the series so far but may be the best. After hearing about Joe DeMarco's hit man father in the previous 8 books this one finally details how he became a hit man and why. This book is about who murdered him and why and who he is now and DeMarco's quest to stop the man before he becomes a (more) powerful man then he already is. His internal conflict over avenging his father and becoming the same kind of man his father was is almost palpable. But then Ta Da here come Emma to the rescue. The final assassination scene with the Russian assassin is a jaw dropper. This was one of those scenes I had to mull over just because it made me realize just how gifted of an author Mike Lawson really is. I am impressed and I don't say that too often. I Highly RECOMMEND this book and the previous books in this series.
I thought this was a really good, well written book and an excellent follow up to the previous book in this series - The Adversary. The protagonist Chris Bruen has not had it easy. He begins as a teen hacker whose friend took the blame, becomes an atty and works for the justice dept, wife dies of cancer and he goes into private practice specializing in Internet Security. This is a scenario for which many good story lines can emerge and so far two have! Chris along with his employee/girlfriend/sometimes former hacker find all sorts if trouble (aka jobs) to get into globally. If you are looking for a fast paced believable book - no real super hero stunts- then this is the book for you. I highly recommend this.
If I told that it would give away the whole story.
Charlie Thurston did a great performance with this one as with the previous two.
I would hope the main character -Jaz Dent. His best friend Howie, girlfriend Connie, father and mother were also memorable. With out these, there would not be much of a story.
This is kind of a three book review. I purchased the first book because it was on sale. I generally don't go for the teen hero type books but I've also never sen a teen hero involved in a mass serial killer book. After listening to the first book it ends with a really compelling cliff hanger. Ditto for book two. So I had to get book three (two & three purchased with credits, not on sale). I am sorry to see them come to an end. These books were so well written, a few times common sense did need to be suspended die to the age of the main characters but this certainly did not take away from the book. I found the conclusion to be very satisfying and although another reviewer stated that it was predictable I personally did not think it was. I found parts were (fight against good vs evil), but other parts were not. I were a shocking surprise. I thought the conclusion was very thought provoking, melancholy and also uplifting with a feeling of justice received. I highly recommend this book (and the previous two).
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