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  • The Dragon Factory

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,196

In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extinction coutndown

  • By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 05-31-17

Painful slow death

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

At first it is interesting with many good plots.plots concerne genetics transgenetic creations.Some NAZI genocide plots, love, an overload of plots and excessive rockem sockem fighting. Overall Ratings from the beginning of the book until the end:
Five, five, five, four, four, three, three, two, two, two,one,one, one one.Hit, bang shoot, repeat. Blah, Blah, Blah.

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,116

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

Ray Porter’s narration is Superb;10+

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

No doubt it’s a good book yet Ray Porter’s narration breathes life into written words. It would be nice to see Ray Porter’s name in the same size print and font as Jonathan Maberry’s. Ray Porter’s narration makes this book and its many characters come to life.

  • The Charm School

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Good

  • By Char on 11-07-09

Good but too long

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Much too long

If there is an abridged edition, I would recommend that. Great narration. Interesting plot.

  • Odds Against

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

It’s amazing what bodily injury can do for a man. A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By motown on 02-10-15

Dated but good. 1965

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Frank discussions about amputations and disfiguring injuries. This Dick Francis book relates to the protagonist career after he had been a jockey. He is now a private investigator. Not a lull in the listen.

  • A Willing Murder

  • By: Jude Deveraux
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, an unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate, and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan's murky past to unravel the small town's dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Willing Murder

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-28-19

Chapter 15 is good.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Find out what high school girls are thinking about and how they are scheming to get the guy of their dreams. Learn about being rewarded for being a good girlfriend.Learn about knocking up and knocking down and sexual shoots and ladders.Who done it? Maybe he Done it or she done it Or they done it. Wouldn’t it help to know why he she it they them done it? A confusing murder go round. Spin the wheel and find out why your personally reasonable choice murderer or murderess requires that you keep reading and reading and reading to find out why your sensible choices have been displaced by something tantamount to aliens coming from outer space, a Chinatown thriller with or an unsuspected auntagonist who can’t wait to join you in resolving some confusion. You may as well buy a clue game and find out that mean Mr. mustard seeded Poly Pheme Pam when she was going through the window with the candlestick that she had hidden where? Maybe this would be a better ending. You know Pam’s really hot.

  • A Mind of Her Own

  • By: Paula McLain
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,410

Paris, 1893. Twenty-five-year-old Marie Sklodowska is studying science at the Sorbonne - one of the only universities in the world that has begun to admit women. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Her meticulous plans get thrown slightly off-course when Marie attracts the attention of an accomplished young physicist, himself on the precipice of greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Based on a true story

  • By Kingsley on 03-01-19

Sounds like it was written for an elementary student audience

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

This book club in depth about radioactive elements, experimentation,mathematics,And anything of real importance. It is merely a brief background showing that a woman can be involved in science.

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  • The Hunter

  • By: Richard Stark
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

You probably haven't noticed them. But they've noticed you. They notice everything. That's their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers' work habits. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack. They're heisters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was fun. It was different.

  • By Jane on 04-12-13

This book may form the basis of the movie pay back

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

This is a very good book but if you’ve already seen the movie payback you may not want to read it because the plot seems similar though the summary of the book doesn’t mention the movie payback.

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,011
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,963

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was free

  • By Tammy on 03-15-19

A difficult, uncomfortable listen. Disquieting.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Stylized to include excessive irrelevant noise such as traffic, footsteps, students talking,and other incidental daily routine that is irrelevant or only slightly relevant. The background sounds and music are too loud. Many would have edited this plot and removed much unnecessary or surperfluous noise. It sounds as though someone is trying to make a Coen brothers audio movie but the attempt fails. The plot and dialogue are intelligent and perhaps above the level of many readers or listeners. Too much work is involved to glean the dialogue, making the listen less of a joy.

  • Blackbird House

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 128

In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet. These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • short stories

  • By Kristina on 08-10-17

Interesting concept w/a house as a character

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

A series of short stories with a house and surrounding property in Massachusetts as a main character. The property is followed from when a house is first built till when it needs renovation and is to be sold.
Most of the narrators are excellent. Some stories are excellent, some are not. Many slices of life are presented. While the writing is always good, The lives of some of the characters are much more interesting than the lives of other characters and as such the book chapters very in likability and interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reviver

  • A Novel
  • By: Seth Patrick
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Jonah Miller is a Reviver, able to temporarily revive the dead so they can say goodbye to their loved ones - or tell the police who killed them. Jonah works in a department of forensics created specifically for Revivers, and he’s the best in the business. For every high-profile corpse pushing daisies, it’s Jonah’s job to find justice for them. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is on the other side watching. Waiting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horror meets scifi and becomes mainstream.

  • By Jennifer Beadle on 03-09-14

Captivating, compelling, futuristic, hoffific

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Life after death of some kind has been confirmed, but of what kind? What if some people can communicate with those who have recently died through physically contacting them and asking them questions?
What if their ability to communicate can be enhanced by the use of certain drugs?
What if individuals who previously were not able to communicate with those who have recently died are able to communicate with those who have recently died if they have been prescribed certain medications? What if it takes a long time to make contact with a person who has died because of the length of time it has been since they died or the amount of damage that there was to them as a result of their death? What if a decedent decides to come back to life through the person who is trying to communicate with them? Would armed forces of various nations have interest in developing such programs? What if they realize that they needed to kill someone and then have someone communicate with the dead person to confirm that they are getting accurate testimony? What does one country do to make sure that it’s soldiers are not subject to the interrogations into the minds of the soldiers when they die?
What happens when those who are able to communicate with the dead with the use of chemicals find that they are not completely able to eradicate the memories and invasions by those they have tried to interrogate. What if there are nonhuman forces, evil forces that want to invade the minds of those who are interrogating the dead. What if? What if? What if?...