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  • Three Minutes to Doomsday

  • An Agent, a Traitor, and the Worst Espionage Breach in U.S. History
  • By: Joe Navarro
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

In 1988 Joe Navarro, one of the youngest agents ever hired by the FBI, was dividing his time between SWAT assignments, flying air reconnaissance, and working counterintelligence. But his real expertise was "reading" body language. He possessed an uncanny ability to glean the thoughts of those he interrogated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid book that should be a movie

  • By TAG P. on 09-08-17

Must read

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

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

Aside from being a great read, all I can say is that Joe Navarro is my hero.

  • Forensics

  • What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

The dead talk - to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime Seen

  • By Mark on 09-02-16

Solid read

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

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

Engaging overview of all of the foundational areas of forensics. Current but with a nice historical perspective.

Any additional comments?

Narrator should work on her American accent if shes going to use it. Comes off a tad whiny.

  • The Seventh Plague

  • Sigma Force Novels, Book 12
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale? Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe comes stumbling out of the sands, but he dies before he can tell his story. Then an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body—while he was still alive. Subsequently, the medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I Really Wanted to Get Passed the Narration

  • By Pilgrim on 03-01-17

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-27-17

Where does The Seventh Plague rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A tught plot and great cast of characters. I love this series.

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

Baskous is a solid narrator on the whole but has a really annoying way of losing volume in the midst of sentences. Could be a Mic or breathing issue. Makes listening difficult.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

A story in search of a writer...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

An important, compelling and little-known piece of history. For that reason alone, it may be worth your time Though I like Kilmeade personally, I found his writing and narrating choppy and disjointed at times. Could have also been a poor synthesis with his co-author.

  • A Time to Die

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 6
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

Now that professional assassin Victor is indentured to British Intelligence, he is tasked with eliminating the worst of the worst. One such man is Milan Rados, a former Serbian paramilitary commander wanted for war crimes and now head of an organized criminal network in Belgrade. He has escaped justice once already, so it's Victor's job to take the justice to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor, the assassin you just hate to love?!?

  • By shelley on 08-04-16

Really?

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Mind you I'm a fan of this series but I couldn't continue past the 4th chapter due to the sheer implausibility. Do these thriller writers think readers are stupid?

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • State of Emergency

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

Two agents, Russian and American, are brutally murdered. College students, working as drug mules, die gruesome deaths from radiation poisoning. Powerful dirty bombs explode minutes apart in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia - slaughtering citizens and spreading blind panic throughout the world. But this is only a warning. The next attack will be nuclear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having now read all three

  • By Mel on 08-13-14

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

What made the experience of listening to State of Emergency the most enjoyable?

A good story. Interesting new characters. Good development of existing characters.

What aspect of Luke Daniels’s performance would you have changed?

He has a frustrating habit of lowering his voice to an inaudible whisper when narrating women and middle eastern men. Not a bias thing lol. Just a technique thing. Tough to hear sometimes.

  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Brian on 05-11-15

Worthwhile meanderings

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

What did you love best about Natural Born Heroes?

Mixed impressions, most good. Painstakingly researched (however selectively in cases), particularly on the historical side. The many great men and women profiled in the stories are humbling to 21st century mortals. The statements about natural movement and "fat-for-fuel " have a lot of merit. However, much like Gladwell, he goes a little too far in spots. And his meandering writing style my overwhelm readers without the benefit of ADHD at times. On the whole, well worth a listen. Informative, inspirational and entertaining. A very good chance it will change the way you look at (and possibly do) something in life.

  • Thinking

  • The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
  • By: John Brockman
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Political and Religious Bias Ruined It!

  • By BONZAII on 05-09-16

need more...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

What did you like best about Thinking? What did you like least?

Heavy on generalities about the contributing fields and the resumes of those leading them, light on "take homes" from the various literatures. A few kernels, that's about it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)

  • By: Mark Frobose
  • Narrated by: Mark Frobose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Program Builds Confidence and Fluency in Spanish

  • By Lisa on 03-13-14

nice compliment to Pimsleur

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

Reviewed: 06-20-15

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

A great follow up to review, and actually add quite a bit of new content if you've previously done another program. The methodology is sound and the lessons are well organized

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,514

Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot BAD edit and mixiing

  • By Amazon Customer V on 04-30-15

a little much...

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Would you try another book from David Baldacci and/or Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ?

Fan of the author but here, as sometimes, he exceeds limits of plausibility. Just wasn't feeling this one.Nor did the lofty notions of shared responsibility for violent crimes particularly resonate.