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  • Path of the Assassin

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Does not measure up

  • By Scott on 04-23-13

Exciting but not outstanding

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-13

I like Brad Thor. I've read to most of the books in this series. Some parts are real page turners and then things slow down and then pick up again. If you are into mysteries and thrillers, I would say spend a credit on this one. The narration is excellent!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Final Flight

  • Jake Grafton, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

After a particularly long cruise, the USS United States is in port in Naples, and her crew is enjoying its first liberty in months. But something's not right. Several crew members have not reported back from their leave, and a beautiful American reporter who boarded the United States in Tangiers may not be a reporter, or even an American. When one of Jake's men, in a hotel in Naples, witnesses an assassination attempt led by this woman, Grafton realizes the situation is much more serious than he suspected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't worry because Jake Grafton...

  • By Wayne on 01-05-18

Newly released originalbook.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-13

I find it interesting that a number of authors are bringing some of their earliest publication into the digital age. This is one of them. Grafton is still a leutenant fighter pilot in this 1996 book.It is a fun read and fills in some of his early history. The narration was Excellent. The ending was AWFUL. Coonts doesn't even hint at their being more to come in the Grafton series. Unless I missed something, This read like a stand alone book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Remaining

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,295

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Die Hard Meets 28 Days Later

  • By G Wallace on 01-10-14

Good storyline, bad narrating

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-13

As post apocalyptic stories goes this is probably the best I've read, although I haven't completely read any zombie books. This sounded just interesting enough to try, especially with Audible's new return policy. I was very pleasantly surprised. The story line had a b bit if a twist and there we're a bunch of blood thirsty mindless zombies constantly out looking for human food. Yes, there was some of that, but it more about surving and rebuilding the population. I managed to get through it but would not do it again. Unless you are into this genre, I wouldn't spend a credit on it. The narration also made it difficult for me to stay with it. Just not my cup of tea

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Face of Fear

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

Don’t look down.... Because you’re trapped on the 40th floor of a deserted office building by a psychopath called "The Butcher". Don’t look down.… Because you’re an ex-mountain climber and a fall from Everest left you with a bad leg and a paralyzing fear of heights. Don’t look down.… Because The Butcher hasslaughtered the guards an.d short-circuited the elevators - the stairways are blocked, and for you and the beautiful woman with you, there’s only one escape route. Don’t look down.… Because 600 feet of empty space are looking back at you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some good surprises in store...

  • By Abstractchick on 08-09-13

Excellent as usual

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-13

I think this is one of the nest books he has written in quite a while..Patrick Lawlor did his usual excellent job as narrator. If there is anything negative to say at all is the way it ends. It's like there are two endings/ Other than that it exceeptionsl. A real page turner!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Spilled Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Brian Freeman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

Linked by the Spirit River, the two towns couldn’t be more different: in affluent Barron, a powerful and secretive scientific research corporation enriches its residents, while downriver in blue-collar St. Croix, victims of that company’s carcinogenic waste struggle to survive. The bad blood between the communities escalates into open warfare when the beautiful Ashlynn, daughter of the corporation’s president, is found shot dead—and a St. Croix girl, Olivia Hawk, is accused of the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By cristina on 07-28-13

What a waste of time.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

I have been reading Audible books for over a dozen years and have only put down 1 book without finishing it. I tried Very Hard to make it through this one but couldn't do it. Maybe I'm getting old and am just discussed with adults abusing and killing children, This book has the basic adult mystery,, entwines with child rape and murder, father and daughter relationship mixed with both. The narrator was very irritating!. He drove me nuts. If I knew what I was going hear, I certainly would not have wasted a credit.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Night Film

  • A Novel
  • By: Marisha Pessl
  • Narrated by: Jake Weber
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,252

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive, cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova - a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's Real?

  • By Amanda on 01-12-14

A basic, creepy novel

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-13

I enjoyed this book but doubt that I would buy it again. It did have a lot of twists and turns that all came together at the end. I didn't have a problem finding stopping points to temporarily put it down. The narrator did a decent job. If you like a good mystery that is a cross of creepy, mystical, police search and dysfunctional families, this book id for you,and worth a credit.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,814

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Great Book - Clearly First in Series

  • By Arthur on 01-22-13

A good adventure novel.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-13

Overall, I really liked this book. There were places where Thor spent too much time on details that should have been self explainable, and therefore a bit tedious to get though. It is a good story with a couple of neat twists. You can figure out the basic ending about 1/2 way through, but how he got there was worth the time to read exactly how the characters got there. Writing out one of the main characters Was a surprise. Spend a credit, it is worth it.

  • Deeply Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 6
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Once Again

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-30-13

Odd just keeps getting better.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-13

What can I say. If you like this series, you will like this one as well. I love this character. As usual, Koontz puts you in the story. On the downside, to get the most out this one, it will help if you have followed Odd from the beginning. If this is your first "ODD" book, you will still enjoy it. Well worth a credit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pirate Alley

  • Tommy Carmellini, Book 5
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

Grafton and Carmellini are back, battling terrorists on the high seas alongside a top-notch team of Navy SEALs in an action-packed tale by New York Times best-selling author Stephen Coonts. A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure, and the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of a credit from one of my favorite authors

  • By Bob on 05-17-13

Waste of a credit from one of my favorite authors

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-13

This was a waste of a credit. I have read all of his books and Coonts is one of my very favorite authors. I think this is the worst book he has done. The story was not that interesting and the narration was irritating. If you like Coonts, you will be disappointed with this book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy from Reactor 4

  • By: Orest Stelmach
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

When Nadia Tesla inquires into her enigmatic father’s past, a stranger propels her on a treasure hunt from New York to her father’s homeland in Eastern Europe. The knowledge she acquires could change the fate of the free world and earn her riches beyond her dreams. To cash in, she forms an alliance with an unlikely accomplice - a mysterious boy from the cooling ponds of Chernobyl. Together, these lost souls must survive the trip home through the world’s most treacherous terrain, pursued by resourceful men who will stop at nothing to steal the treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent-Interesting

  • By Bob on 04-25-13

Excellent-Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-13

I never heard of this author but am really glad I downloaded it. The only way I can think to describe it is; a light but compelling mystery. It isn't a page turner, but I couldn't put down.It is Defiantly worth using credit!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful