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  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,847

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Nice story but it gets repetitive

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Like the idea and storyline, but it follow the same story of most spy book, revenge, backstabbing government corruption. Guess I need another Topic.

  • Commune: Book Three

  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series in sci-fi for great characters.

  • By TK2.0 on 11-19-18

Wow this strong went way wrong poorly written

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Man oh man I loved book 1 & 2. It was a unique perspective on end of the world survival. Tightly written with interesting protagonist and antagonist. No one was a Superman, real life mistake and emotions.
However this book must have been written by someone else! It starts off with a bow to the narrator. Then explains that THIS is what the first two books were supposed to be? What does that mean? The story bounces back and forth on two separate narratives which never truly cross until the end. Which then a third narrative from book two pops in to leave a cliffhanger for book four.

I think I’ll stop on this series. Loved the characters in the first two books. They have disappeared in book three even though they are still the main characters.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the Bruce

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: David Patton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Explore the captivating events and people of the Wars of Scottish Independence. The borderland between Scotland and England has historically been a site of struggle, violence, and conflict. This was acutely so during the First Scottish War of Independence. The tumult during this medieval period was grand, presenting a historical stage filled with memorable larger-than-life figures such as Edward I, William Wallace, also known as "Braveheart”, and Robert de Bruce. In this audiobook, you'll discover the revolutionary events that formed both Scottish and English history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good historical look at the borders of Scotland

  • By Willy on 10-04-18

waste of time and money

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

Terrible unfinished garbage. And that's the good part of the book. Please don't waster your time on this on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Imperator

  • Galaxy's Edge Series
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

As a crumbling Galactic Republic falls to the relentless assault of a merciless foe, so begins the rise of an enigmatic emperor intent on saving a corrupt galaxy-spanning civilization from itself…and from something much darker that lies beyond the reaches of the known. Just as the reins of power fall into his iron-fisted grasp, an assassination attempt by a hidden cabal within his own inner circle jeopardizes every plan he has set in motion for his Dark Legion, his Imperial Navy, and his ultimate conquest of the stars. But the assassins have no idea who they're actually dealing with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love galaxys edge

  • By nicolas palacios on 10-25-18

Worst book in the series! Unneeded for the series

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I am a big fan of the series. I was excited that a new book came out. I was sooooo disappointed after the first thirty minutes. But I stuck with it being a major fan. This book is overly introspective, like he’s in a dream the entire book. Very little funny sarcasm, battle reviews, or even an overall theme of the elite fighting force. Not a lot of “Legionnaires Talk”. “Battle armor, heads up” none of the cool future war stuff.
THIS BOOK IS REALLY BAD. I would skip it as it adds nothing to the story arc or history. Pass on this one.
However Naration is excellent as expected.

  • Stiger's Tigers

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 1
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South. A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, a fighter, and a right proper bastard of a man, Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful New spin on High Fantasy

  • By E. Atkinson on 10-25-16

I love this series, Hate the price!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I am so hooked on this time period. Roman legion, war, the politics it’s all cat nip to me. Bu it’s an expensive habit. 8 hours at a time they tease this out. But I still enjoy the series and love the main character which is the series namesake.
Keep em coming and I’ll keeplistening

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,711

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

Why? Hawaii, go north, why so nice?

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I liked the story, it’s a long one and kept my attention. But it was a bit too nice and friendly. When the world ends and there is no law people will become lawless. This story is oh so nice an perfect. Doctor, cook, nurse, everything and everyone needed. The entire premise is just too nice and clean. A more realistic story is call “Commune” by Joshua Gayou

  • Rage Company

  • A Marine's Baptism By Fire
  • By: Thomas P. Daly
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

One Marine's gripping story of the bloody battles, the Surge, and the Awakening of Sunni tribes that changed the tide in Iraq's Anbar province.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Ray on 09-24-16

Booo boring

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

There are so many things bad about this book. In fact it’s not a book it a battle report accounting for time spent while in country. Not character development no background. However it is full of military jargon and terms. Pass on this book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part III

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,537

Daring heroics, sacrifice, and courage come together as the Legion attempts to contain the fire sparked at the Battle of Tarrago. But the galaxy is spiraling into all-out war. Captain Chhun's Dark Ops squad is reunited with Wraith. When their mission to deny Goth Sulluss the shipyards he so eagerly desires goes awry, Chhun and Wraith must find a way to stop the Black Fleet's advance - even if it costs them their lives. Meanwhile, an old friend from Nether Ops executes a covert operation that will turn the focus of the Last War of the Republic in a terrible new direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • only problem I had

  • By kagan w on 08-18-18

Great book great series

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I love space war. I love the elite soldiers thus I love the “leag” in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Full Battle Rattle

  • My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History
  • By: Ralph Pezzullo, Changiz Lahidji
  • Narrated by: Eric Pollins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Green Beret. Changiz served this country starting with Operation Eagle Claw in 1980, when he entered Tehran on a one-man mission to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the US embassy where 52 US diplomats were being held hostage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • They need to find a narrator who knows military.

  • By Kevin M. Staples on 05-03-18

Boring dry waste of time

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

This book was dry dry dry. Even the exciting war portions came off boring. Tons of mil spec terms were used to dress things up. Sadly the story does not match the book title. The book is more of an after action report Not a story You should pass on this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From one 10th Mountain guy to another...

  • By Geoff Strebel on 10-25-17

If you liked ARISEN YOU’ll like this

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Pretty good book, lots of action, jokes, laughs all while the world ends. Lots of military terms and tactics. All written into a welll set story of escape. I loved this book as a perfect add on to the Arisen series which along with the Mountainman series is my gold standard for these zombies style books. So if you like either of these you will love this book.