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  • Patriot Games

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,672

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

Typical Tom Clancy

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

A typical Tom Clancy novel, well read and clear to listen to. worth it if you like Clancy

  • Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

In the dark days of the war on terror, only one man can be counted on to fight injustice, defend the innocent, and insist on a fair and decent trial for all, contrary to New Labour's new anti-terrorism laws. Rumpole's wig may be yellowing at the roots, his gown might be in tatters, but the oldest inhabitant of 4 Equity Court has no use for the word 'retirement'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reign of Terror

  • By David Share on 12-17-10

great Rumpole

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

rumpole is a great series and we'll worth a listen, this book included. listen to them in order for the best results.

  • The Eagle Has Landed

  • Liam Devlin, Book 1
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfurher Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Eagle has Landed

  • By David Share on 08-25-12

A great read

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I read this book 30 years ago and loved it then. listening to it now has been really interesting. I had forgotten much of the minutiae of the story, but the central story was as good as ever.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,220

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Depressing...

  • By Sena on 09-11-18

Scary but also dense

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

We have all heard the scary stuff about this book. But as someone who follows Trump drama closely I found it difficult at times to follow from point to point, the book at times felt chaotic - that maybe because the White House itself is so chaotic, or it might not feel that way if you saw the book (it may use soft breaks rather than chapters).
worth the read though

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  • Endless Night

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea, and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl, and live happily ever after. But as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land, for this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: "There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist in the tale

  • By Hilary on 02-07-12

not a normal Agatha Christie

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

the story is pretty weak, but if you are like me and listened to all the good ones you have to take what you can get.

  • Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

  • By: Ken Perenyi
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 321

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, experts, and major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure”. Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this audiobook, Caveat Emptor, is that artist, Ken Perenyi’s, confession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Forgery to Story Telling

  • By Tina M. on 08-16-12

Really interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I found the story to be really interesting, both as a history on one man's life as a forger and also history of the art of forging, the way painters worked in the past and how the art market works in general. I also learnt about a group of painters I knew little about before.

  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,569

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on - and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers - a game that could end in all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By Michael Borg on 08-02-18

An easy listen

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The hunt for the red October is a good yarn and an easy listen. you don't have to listen to every word to follow what is happening in the story. great for a road trip or long flight.

  • The Sky Below

  • A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed
  • By: Scott Parazynski, Susy Flory
  • Narrated by: Scott Parazynski, Homer Hickam
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

An epic memoir from a man whose life is defined by exploration and innovation, The Sky Below re-creates some of the most unforgettable adventures of our time. From dramatic, high-risk spacewalks to author Scott Parazynski's death-defying quest to summit Mount Everest - his body ravaged by a career in space - listeners will experience the life of an elite athlete, physician, and explorer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of adventure

  • By C Turner on 01-11-18

a good story

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

this is an interesting story of an astronaut autobiography and is much better than the last astronaut autobiography I read.

  • The Seven Dials Mystery

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper, so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing, and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words "seven dials" were to take on a new and chilling significance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five stars for Seven Dials

  • By Miriam on 04-21-08

very weak

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I am a massive fan of Agatha Christie and love many of her books. But the seven Dials mystery is a very poorly written story which I would not bother with at all. It is written in a very young voice with lot of such and such said or such a such did this or that. I think it was used as filler in an attempt to turn a short story into a full length novel. It did not work.

  • John Adams

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 30 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding biography

  • By Davis on 07-10-06

First book ever listened to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This was the first book I ever listened to on Audible and I fell in love with it and Audible from the first moment. The book itself is very interesting and and the narrator was wonderful. and audile opened my eyes to many books I would never have touched before.