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  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,580

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

Smart, Fun Read if you like the Genre

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Great story line. Just barely beyond the bounds of believability, but not so far that it doesn't work. Scott Brick is a bit melodramatic for me, but he does a good job for this reading. If you like action adventure, this is great stuff!

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  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,997

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent next step in this series.

  • By Brad Currie on 02-19-16

Always great!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

This is a fantastic series for anyone who appreciates the genre. This particular book answers questions that have been raised in the earlier books. Fun read!!

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,624

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Excellent History & Time Travel

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

I am a huge fan of the Dark Tower series. This book is unlike any other King book I have read. It is slower and sweeter. Some King fans may not like it, but others who don't normally read King will love this. Excellent background research on Kennedy assassination and exploration of time travel. A surprisingly good love story is woven in as well.

  • The Drawing of the Three

  • The Dark Tower II
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,420

Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic series. After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea, each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you read this, you're hooked

  • By Kevin on 09-13-06

Read it Now!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

Nothing like King's other novels. This is the 2nd in a series that should be read in order. The storytelling and narration are both tremendous. The story is noble, dark, trying and hopeful, much like life itself. Enjoy!

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,392

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FLEETWOOD MAC

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-04-15

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I don't recall why I downloaded this book, but I must have stumbled onto it and enjoyed the preview The book comes at its subjects from a different perspective than I have read before. The narrator did an excellent job of pulling me in. I have three levels of audiobooks: Nighttime (going to sleep), Running (distract me from the pain) and Other (when just doing "stuff"). This book was a definite nighttime or other. Too slow for distraction from pain, but very enjoyable read.

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  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,228

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

I feel horrible saying it, but ...

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Love, love, love To Kill a Mockingbird. I appreciate what Harper Lee was trying to do with this book, but it wasn't great for me. Please note the extensive use of racist language in this book is disturbing. Further, it presents a world view that is long out of date and hard to read. The bulk of the book was good, but wasn't magical like To Kill a Mockingbird. Reese Witherspoon was awesome! She did a tremendous job of reading, and it isn't because I am caught up by her star power. In fact, I expected to not like her work and I was pleasantly surprised to find it the best part. I gave the Overall 4 stars because Reese was fantastic and it is special enough to have another book from Harper Lee that Audible Fans like me should read it. I would view it like watching a formerly great athlete, not one in their prime.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Songs of Love and Death

  • All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
  • By: George R. R. Martin (editor), Gardner Dozois (editor), Neil Gaiman, and others
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante, Michael Page, Susan Duerden, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 135

Award-winning, best-selling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see .International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.”

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Eclectic mix

  • By Myra on 12-11-12

Mixed bag

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

None of the stories are amazing. A couple were unlistenable to me. My wife listened to the same book and had similar reactions. If you are an audible junkie (like me), the book is long enough that even skipping some stories it is ok. A decent use of a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Death in Vienna

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

Sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, the art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sidetracked by a photograph that throws his world upside-down. Could it really be the face of a man who during the last days of World War II had brutalized his mother on the Death March from Auschwitz?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a Special Novel Indeed

  • By Adam on 04-12-04

Best One So Far

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

Reviewed: 04-01-13

Rich characters. Well researched. Excellent writing. Less violence and more character nuances.

  • The Confessor

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but over rated

  • By Alexandra Salomon on 03-20-06

Well Written, Excellent Reseach

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

Reviewed: 04-01-13

Really interesting writing. If you are Catholic, elements will be hard to read. At the end of the book it hits a point where I had to suspend disbelief. Otherwise, it is a really solid, interesting book.

  • The English Assassin

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751

Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked...

  • By Oxi on 07-07-04

Getting Better

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

Reviewed: 04-01-13

2nd book is better than the first. Character development is richer. Good research in the points he makes.