Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds, but he knows he may not beat the clock. So he’s decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day. The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot in Hollywood, a gay, mob-run dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives.
This book has it all Mob, serial killer, love, and Marshall in the middle of all three. This is a action packed, suspenseful, funny at times, awesome murder mystery. The characters are sometimes eccentric but lovable, and if you are lucky enough to have gotten the audio version narrated by the wonderful voice actor Fred Wolinsky these characters will really stand out and you will be drawn in to life of the Paisley Parrot and maybe even tend bar next to Marshall himself. This is a fun and light murder mystery with some serious and historic (yep Marshall will take you back to the 80's) facts and details that are relevant about the life of gay men as well as everyone in the 80's.
Glen and Denny are torn from their families and thrust into a world you have never imagined. They race upon rails of steel, curving through the depths of a different time, chasing adventure, tragedy, crime, violence, friendship, and loyalty. They eventually land in the hands of two groups of hobos. They learn the life. They learn a new code of ethics...and they learn how to hunt down two homicidal monsters in the Hobo Kingdom. The Hobo Kingdom has its own language, rules, and characters. These trains are wild rides where no one is safe.
This was a really cool book set back in the days when men rode the rails from town to town just to see the country, hopping train cars at their own risk, and one man who decides to take his son with him to see the country. But there are many sides to riding the rails, it wasn't always good, there where bad gangs, and jumping trains could be dangerous and that is if you got past the train guards, and local police. This story shows you all the different sides not only of just the trains but that whole time of life. If you can get this as the audio narrated but the wonderful S.W. Salzman and be transported back to that time and have it feel like you are there with Denny and Shanghai.
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When an American missile submarine is sunk in the Sea of Japan, it's the opening move in a madman's plan to plunge the world into war. A day later, the Chinese ambassador to Washington is assassinated. Meanwhile, the unstable leader of North Korea prepares to attack America with a terrible weapon. The US President calls in the Project, a deep black ops unit that goes places and does things others can't or won't do.
When a madman plans to sends to United States into a nuclear war by sinking one of its subs and laying blame on another country it is The Project that sees through it, and is tasked with going after the real madman and stopping him before he causes other countries to launch their nukes, but will Nick and the team make it in time?
This is another non stop action, suspense filled, twist around every corner book by Alex Lukeman. I love his story lines and the characters, especially as they have become friends, and I fell instantly in love with the newest member of the team, Freddy, he is awesome. If you are lucky enough to get the hear the audiobooks of these wonderful books than you are in for a real treat with voice actor Jack de Golia lending his voice to the many characters and making each and everyone different, individual, and with their own little swagger to them as well, it is a production not to be missed.
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Get the first three books in the Kid Sensation series. Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most of his contemporaries, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League - the world's premiere group of supers - goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast.
This is a wonderful audiobook series narrated by Mikael Naramore, who does great voices for all of the characters in the Kid Sensation series and really brings that whole world alive for the listeners. Kevin Hardman's Kid Sensation series is a wonderful, action packed, suspenseful, full of surprises series that is awesome for middle graders and young adults, or anyone that likes superhero stories. The main character Jim, has it all, smarts, all kinds of super powers, but he is a teenager and thing don't always turn out the way he plans, sometimes that is good sometimes that is bad, it is a learning process even for superheroes.
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For Michael Roberts, it started out as just another day. Little did he know that when the first siren went off, his world would be plunged into hell. Bitten and infected, you must now experience the horror through Michael's eyes as he lives out what could become his final day.
It was a normal day for most everyone until the sirens went off, and then everything changed for almost everyone. Some died, some got sick, some hid, and well some like Michael we still are not sure what happened to Michael, but we are trying to figure it out.
This book or audio which ever you prefer takes you through the first six hours of this final day. There is a lot of action, a lot, and suspense, yep there is that as well. However, you come to be part of Michael's family and care for him and want to see him cured and that it the end of this book hope. Writer and narrator Salzman weaves a great tale that will lead us on until we see the end because it is that good.
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Gabriel's life was finally going the way that he wanted it to, that is until his wife Addison unknowingly took his place, forever changing his future and experiencing a pain he had thought he'd never go through again since losing his parents and sister. Gabriel is now fueled with a maddening desire for revenge and begins making decisions that he normally would only do upon meticulous planning. Now Gabriel, Mikey, and Forsyth are all on the run. Find out what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted!
Everything was finally right for Gabriel, until those few seconds that changed everything, everything for so many because of one stupid decision. One that will need to be repaid.
This was a exciting book so much action and of course you are always rooting for Gabriel and his friends, and the suspense, sometimes I think I could have used a knife on it. This is a wonderful book and if you are lucky enough to have the audio narrated by Mr. Salzman than you are really in for a treat as he seems to transform you right into the story where you can watch it all happen right up front, Mr. Salzman and Mr. Evans make a awesome team and I am glad they have teamed up in this series, it make for a great experience for us the reader/listener.
Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.
This was some awesome and so real that it is so scary! The fact that a super emp could possible take out that much of our grid and that people would and will act this way does scare me and it also shows that no matter how prepared you are it might not matter. Narrator Tom Taylorson did such a great job with all the voices and emotions it was really a wonderful book to listen too.
Five days ago North Korea detonated three nuclear warheads over the United States, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. A second attack destroyed the nerve center of America in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capitol. As the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love.
This was a awesome sequel to the first trackers book and all your favorite characters are back including Creek. This time they must battle their neighbors to save the people they love, and come back alive. There is non stop action and more than a few twists and turns in this book that will Segway into the third installment of this series. I still enjoyed the narrator and was glad he was back.
In this sequel to The Rising, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.
In this second book of Brian Keene's famed zombie world we find Frankie, Martin and Jim still making their toward Danny, Jim's son, and hoping he is still alive and not a zombie and the rest of the group held up in a skyscraper in Manhattan, built and owned by eccentric billionaire, but will it hold against these zombies?
This was a fast paced, suspenseful, non stop action book, with wonderful characters. I had the audio narrated by a very talented Joe Hempel, who makes you feel as if you are there in the midst of all of the turmoil with these people fighting along side them, helping them. It is so much fun to listen to it with all the different voices, so if you get a chance to listen to it you should, but this book was awesome either way.
"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?
This was a great tale a very new and different take on the old tale of scrooge, one every one will love. It fills in some blanks and is just plain awesome. The narrator is great too. One of my new holiday favorites and will become a tradition for me.