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  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,902

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Lynnett on 10-08-15

Flawless

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Mills just pulled off the impossible. Survivor feels, sounds, and has the heart of every other Rapp novel. It's Flynn through and through. I kept listening for the change in tempo or feel but it never happened. It is prefect Mitch Rapp. Kyle Mills is for real.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rapp and Hurrley are a pair that will be hard to beat in any novel. But hopefully we will get the chance to see even better in the books to come?...

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

Real life. Guidall has always stayed the same form the first offering in the series. He is the master of his craft and no more than here. Thank you Sir.

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

Hurlley's death. You can see it coming but wow what a man! Takes out Rapp's nemesis with one bite and eats the gun at the same time. No better way to exit than this.

Any additional comments?

I read an article quoting George W. Bush asking Flynn who he had inside the CIA. Because this series is so close to what goes on in real life. Flynn replied, it just take watching what is happening in the world, and having an active imagination with some intuitive thought.
That in my opinion has made Vince Flynn believable and my favorite author.
We will miss him.
Having said that, please allow Kyle Mills to carry this torch into the future!!!
He has proven his ability and gravitas to not only make Mitch Rapp come alive but carry on the story.

  • Patriot

  • An Alex Hawke Novel
  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

In corrupt Russia, an erratic Vladimir Putin is determined to forge his country into a formidable superpower once again. He intends to redraw the map of Europe and will go to impossible extremes to realize his fantasies - including shooting down a civilian airliner packed with tourists bound for China. Kremlin scientists have developed a radical new weapon that could forever alter modern warfare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like unabridged but..

  • By Kim the Music Lover on 08-20-16

very current

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

If you could sum up Patriot in three words, what would they be?

Does it again

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

Absolutely. Ted Bell has a style of writing that is smooth and elegant. He is a true word smith, and when narrated by John Shea, well that is perfection! Current events are captured with Hawke's uncanny ability to get in over his head and find a way out, as this novel does masterfully.

What about John Shea’s performance did you like?

Perfect.

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

This book as a while is what counts. I think Mr. Bell is showing his agitation with the current sad state of political affairs in our nation in the best way he can and in doing has given us another masterpiece. This book actually requires one to think what if. Much like Brad Thor.
Kind of scares the crap out of you, to consider how low we've sank as a nation.

Any additional comments?

This is not the normal back handed humor I have come to love from Bell, however it is crisp,
current, and an absolute privilege to listen to. Great writing, fabulous story, perfect narration.
Loved Every Minute. Thank you Ted Bell may we have another please...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wayfaring Stranger

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when 16-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde’s stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a bullseye

  • By Alan on 08-01-14

James Lee Burke Has Out Done Himself Again

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

Reviewed: 07-18-14

What made the experience of listening to Wayfaring Stranger the most enjoyable?

If you are a JLB fan w/ Will Patton as Nar. than you get the draw of the coupling!!! If not, well , you havent istened enough. Burke is by far the king of is style and Patton has the voice to capure what this novel, witch leaves you wanting more, takes you to, a time past that is not flatering but so real you can taste it.

What did you like best about this story?

it is flawless through every transition, never forced or off beat, Perfect timing.

Which scene was your favorite?

The wink. It is the tread that runs true through the entire book, or the meaning of it anyway.

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

Yes and I did.

Any additional comments?

Once again we get to see reality through the eyes of a master story teller and word smith, that has the abiliy to make one feel every emoition God gave us, in spades. Thank you Mr Burke and Mr Patton for a wonderful day.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost

  • Paladin of Shadows, Book 1
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 868

Former SEAL Michael Harmon, Team Name ''Ghost'', retired for service injuries, is not enjoying college life. But things are about to change, if not for the better. When he sees a kidnapping, a series of, at the time logical, decisions leave him shot to ribbons and battling a battalion of Syrian commandos with only the help of three naked co-eds who answer to the names ''Bambi,'' ''Thumper'' and ''Cotton Tail.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HARD CORP Descriptive Sex Warning!

  • By Trip Williams on 01-15-14

This on is is a sleeper unmatched Do the series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

If you could sum up Ghost in three words, what would they be?

Heroicly currupt.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost?

The black humor, not dark, black!!!

Which character – as performed by Jeremy Arthur – was your favorite?

All were perfect

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Kill'em & let God sort'em out.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for this series, you must have had a hell of a time finding a publisher!!!!
AMAZING

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Athena Project

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,091

Tucked away in a remote corner of North Carolina's Fort Bragg, behind rows of razor wire and heavily armed guards, lies the headquarters of the nation's most elite counter-terrorism unit - the United States Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. Here, a brilliant new approach to combating terrorism has just been born. Its codename: The Athena Project.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just Not Good

  • By James on 12-19-10

Athena Harvath lite?

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

Reviewed: 11-24-10

Well after months of waiting for another heafty dose of Thor, we get this female alomost thriller. Why?
It was an alright story but come on Brad, hows about a little meat next time please.

Still a fan in Houston.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Weight

  • By: Andrew Vachss
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Sugar is that rarest of commodities: an old-school professional thief, tough and loyal as a pit bull, packing 255 pounds of muscle. When he’s picked out of a photo array in a vicious rape case, the cops find his apartment empty. A stakeout catches Sugar when he returns... carrying a loaded pistol.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • slow start but makes up for it in the end

  • By lesley on 11-19-10

slow start but makes up for it in the end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-10

This one is well worth the time and $ but starts slow but gets the job done in the way only Vachss is so well known for. This is not a Burke novel and some may try to hold it to that litmas, but it is best left judged as a stand alone work if you are a Burke fan. Vachss has once again given us an education in an area most will never have the courage to ever go and make it a pleasure to experience. So sit back and enjoy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Dying For

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked!

  • By Dave on 11-17-10

Reacber never fails

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

Reviewed: 10-20-10

Lee Child never fails to entertain and Worth Dying For is one more fabulous novel in a line of great novels! You might think The Reacher character would be near the end, however Child has upped the anty one more time. I loved this one from start to finish. Worth Dying For has action from start to finish and has no filler in between. Dick Hill is the master of his craft and never so much as Reacher.
Thank you Mr Child for a wonderful ride and please keep them coming.
Les C. Houston TX

33 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

OH MAN, WHAT A RIDE!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-10

My goodness where has Ben Coes been. Please do yourself a favor and buy this one.
Power Down is a mix of Flynn's, Mitch Rapp guts, Thor's, Scott Harvath painful humor, and can it even be compared to Andrew Vachss's action? OH YES AND MORE!!! Trust me when I say you will absolutely enjoy POWER DOWN. I have listened to every book in every series that is remotely of this type of thriller and Ben Coes has done the unthinkable with his first outing in matching step for step with even my favorite Ted Bell with Alex Hawk. The one thing this book is missing is fluff. No mind numbing deep delving into why the trees are so green just to add words to the page. As I listened it just got better!
So do Power Down and Ben Coes the favor of our support and enable him to give us a second installment with the amazing Dewey Andeas, the Rapp and Harvath of this great Thriller.
Les C Houston TX

57 of 61 people found this review helpful

  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,523

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flynn never disappoints

  • By lesley on 10-12-10

Flynn never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 10-12-10

There's a reason Flynn is considered the king of the hill when it comes to this brand of thriller! He's has done it again with American Assassin. Although its been a long time coming, this latest Mitch Rapp adventure does not disappoint and has been worth the wait. It is as fresh as the first installment of the series, Transfer of Power, and continues to be up to date as today's news, as are all his novels. Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, Stephen Coonts, WEB Griffin and maybe even Ted Bell, with the amazing Sir Alexander Hawk are all paying homage to American Assassin this morning as being the new benchmark,
Thank you Mr.Fynn for always producing first rate material that is narrated by the master with a voice that make the words come alive, Mr George Guidall.
This Thriller is worth the credits or dollars and has left me waiting for the next Vince Flynn installment
Les C. Houston TX.

87 of 93 people found this review helpful

  • Warlord

  • An Alex Hawke Thriller
  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 439

Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American MI6 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved almost a year ago and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call... literally. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, desperately needs his help. The prince has discovered a not-so-subtle threat directed toward the British royal family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Alex Hawke, Wanna be Bond...

  • By G.Monie on 07-11-13

Waiting for # 5

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

Reviewed: 09-19-10

On a scale of 1-5 Warlord is a 6. Bell has absalutely done it again!!! This is the best of the series and will keep you laughing or intrench until the very end. Thank you Mr. Bell for such a wounderful batch of caractors with a narrator that is unmatch in a story that can only come from the vivid mind of Master Dr Bell.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful