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  • Patriot Games

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,518

It is fall. CIA analyst Jack Ryan, historian and former Marine, is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved - the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oldie but Goodie!

  • By K. Masheter Deal on 08-13-12

As Thrilling as I Remember

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Very good book and narration. I don’t usually listen to books I have read before. Too many new ones I have on my list. This was fun to revisit after about thirty years. Highly recommended. Clancy, as always, does a superb job of character development.

  • Pushing Brilliance

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention - known as Brillyanc. Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother - before he died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of the Year!

  • By Brad on 08-26-16

Enjoyed and Will Read More

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This book was exciting and had some interesting twists. A couple of instances where disbelief had to be suspended, but overall very engaging. I will definitely read the next book in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Martin Luther

  • The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,073

Five hundred years after Luther's now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the best-selling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reformation!

  • By John Wurst on 10-13-17

Very Good Biography

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Luther was such a pivotal figure in Western history. Metaxas is just the writer to bring this important life to life at the 500th anniversary of the start of the reformation. This writer has skills as a biographer as demonstrated in this and other works. And he understands the critical points of biblical teaching and interpretation to help the reader understand why all of the arguments on points that might otherwise seem trivial to us.

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,954
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,959

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an absolute "YES" as your next read/listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-15

Corruption

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

If you want to understand Russia under Putin and the oligarchs, this is a must read! An amazing, well-written story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day of the Jackal

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,000

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a chase!

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-14-10

Classic Thriller

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

If you love Mitch Rapp and Dewey Andreas, you will see their creators' inspiration in the Jackal. This is a wonderfully developed story that is complex but not complicated. I enjoy the dual perspective of a master of deceit up against a skilled and intuitive investigator. I loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Russian Revolution

  • A New History
  • By: Sean McMeekin
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Historian Sean McMeekin traces the events that ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book on the Russian Revolution

  • By IRP on 09-02-17

Good Overview

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This book gave a thorough understanding of events leading up to and immediately after the revolution. I recommend it as a quick way to get a solid understanding of this important period of recent history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Memorial Day

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,937
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,686

It's just seven days before Memorial Day, and a spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Now it's up to counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Rapp and his team soon discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, DC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ditto on the High Fives!

  • By Phyllis on 03-06-11

Terrifyingly Believable and Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

This thriller has an all-too-plausible terrorist threat that must be foiled by extreme and bold actions. Part of the obstacles faced by Rapp are naive and gullible politicians who get in the way. This will keep you on seat's edge!

  • Executive Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641

Returning from a covert mission, Mitch Rapp was publicly hailed by the president for his role in the fight against terrorism. After years of working in the shadows, Rapp was caught in the media spotlight - and marked for death by virtually every terrorist in the world. Now a CIA advisor, Rapp is ready to battle terror far from the front lines. But when a Navy SEAL team in the Philippines is ambushed, all evidence points to a leak within the U.S. State Department. And a greater threat lurks....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced thriller(s)

  • By Dan on 06-04-11

Rapp is Exciting as Always Here

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

I love this series. Every Rapp novel has an intricate and believable plot that must be stopped by patriotic and politically incorrect Mitch Rapp. Sounds a bit formulaic when I write it, but these books are riveting.

  • Act of Treason

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,049
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,215

It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first Flynn

  • By Stevon on 11-11-07

My Least Favorite Rapp

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

Unlike other Mitch Rapp stories, this one didn't have an exciting and dangerous plot building throughout. There was some excitement, but the acts of the villains seemed less believable and less interesting than usual.

  • Chasing Ivan

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

Rumor has it there's a Russian you can turn to if you're very rich, and need dirty deeds done without a trace. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost because he's operated for years without leaving a trail or revealing his face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Tim Tigner Thriller

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 03-25-16

An Endless Series of "But then"...'s

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

The hero encounters a problem which he overcomes. But then, a bigger problem arises. He somehow manages to overcome that as well. But then, an insurmountable problem besets him. He miraculously gets past that, but then, the worst problem of all is upon him.
You get the picture. This endless series of progressively more daunting problems is not good writing. I enjoyed Tigner's Coercion novel, but this one didn't engage me.