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  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,505

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Action-packed! Keep up or you will miss something!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Fast-paced and action packed. Tier One Seals are the ultimate line of defense; they will stop at nothing and leave no man behind. US special ops teams are part of Delta Force SEAL Team Six --the creme de la creme of spec ops; Members are only admitted into Tier 1 after service in a Tier 2 unit.

This novel has it all! As Kemper (aka Dempsey) embraces his new identify after his near-death experience in special ops, his new mission in espionage has him conflicted between revenge and his duty to bring those responsible for the greatest assault on the Spec Ops to justice. As far as the world is concerned, Kemper is dead.

Now known as Dempsey, he struggles to prevail and adapt to his new role and once again, be the best of the best in all he does.Ray Porter develops Dempsey's character with passion and a whole gamut of emotions.

Excellent read!

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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,470

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Beyond time travel! Genius!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Peter Cline & Ray Porter are at the top of my favorites! I would classify it as an old-fashion time-travel story with a very different twist! You don't need a scientific mind to appreciate this compelling story of "folding" time to transcend time travel's conventional limitations. An intriguing and compelling story of how two worlds can come together and resolve timeless issues .
Meet Mike - Special Talent: his eidetic memory. As an unassuming high school teacher, Mike Erickson is flying under the radar. His memory is both a gift and a curse. Enter DARPA and special project "The Albuquerque Door". Mike is recruited to find out how this door works; then something goes horribly wrong...great story all the way through, but I wish it had more of a crescendo ending!

  • Genesis: Arisen, Book 0.5

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in the Horn of Africa, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out - and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better to read this after books 1-3?

  • By Tilo on 04-18-15

If you like SHTF novels, this one's for you!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Michael Stephen Fuchs' storytelling is right up there with Tom Clancy! Even though there are too many acronyms to keep up with and the fact that I have never encountered a "zombie" novel that I liked, I loved this one! It's not your run of the mill zombie story! R. C. Bray's narration gets you inside these men's heads; you feel what they feel, see what they see and wretch when they wretch. You feel their pain and anguish as they fight the apocalyptic invaders, hoping to contain the walking dead and stop the contagion from spreading. Through the bloody battles, you feel the heat of every blast, feel the pain as a round hits a body part of one of the troops, taste the dust; your brow beads up in sweat as ops teams fight for their lives as well as for the lives of others. Just as they are about to reign it in....

  • Leap

  • Breakthrough, Book 2
  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

It was just one year ago that she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough. And now, they were about to do it again. But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine, long thought to have been dismantled, has suddenly resurfaced. And the US Navy had taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breakthrough continues... excellent sequel!

  • By shelley on 09-10-17

Not to be missed!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This 2nd novel in the Breakthrough Saga is as amazing if not more so than the 1st. There are many, many moving parts in this book and you will need to pay close attention to the detail . Grumley doesn't waste words... Everything that happens is important as the next piece of the puzzle! Dirk and Sally, Dulce, Clay, nd many of the other characters you have come to love and/or hate in the previous novel once again take on missions , some with unexpected endings. Scott Brick is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Absolutely love his voice.. a master storyteller! Catalyst sou ds just as awesome!

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Emotion-packed through and through!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Scott Brick does it again, breathing life and so much human emotion into all the players! Grumley does a fabulous job with this action packed, novel! Two story lines emerge, diverge and converge for an epic conclusion! I had real tears in my eyes...I cussed some of the characters and I absolutely loved others. Dirk and Sally...two dolphins being studied by Allison are covertly stolen by and for the government 's nefarious agenda. Grumley is so coy in demonstrating some of the government's underhandedness, causing issues of biblical proportions and how people, of all races ,come together to overcome!

  • The Gold Coast

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083

Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, funny, sexy and just great! DeMille's Best!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-13

DeMille at his best!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

The Gold Coast - know for being home to many of the high society & rich and famous in by-gone days.The mansions that once were known for the famous parties now lay in varying stages of ruin, waiting to be rediscovered and returned to their past elegance.

It' a love-hate relationship with Frank Bellarosa from the get-go. John Sutter, a successful attorney in his own right, a man of high ethics and moral values struggles with his choices as he is eventually persuaded into representing one of "The Family's " top bosses, Don Bellarosa. Then, he watches as his whole life starts to unravel before his eyes and he can't stop it. The carnage left in Bellarosa's wake is like nothing John has ever experienced. John takes notice of his beautiful wife spending an inordinate amount of time at Casa Bellarosa and suspects that she has been seduced by Frank, but is afraid to ask...

Frank Bellarosa doesn't take "No" for an answer... what Frank wants, Frank gets - at any cost. Christian Rummel has done an excellent job breathing life into each of these characters and taking us on a ride of a lifetime into the dark side of the Underworld. Highly recommend!

  • Ararat

  • By: Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 550

Christopher Golden's Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong - on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside...and what they discover will change everything. The cave is actually a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is Noah's Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good story

  • By Shaymus on 10-19-17

A real page-turner...frighteningly entertaining...

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Mt. Ararat- rumored to be the final resting place of Noah's Ark. The cave at the top of the mountain. A scientific expedition determined to prove or disprove this rumor once and for all. Facing the treacherous and inhospitable conditions of this unforgiving mountain along with a handful of local guides, this troupe finds themselves facing dread and despair they never could imagine , as they fount gore way through a white out blizzard that threatens to strand them on the face of Mt. Ararat. But that is the least of their worries. They now face off with evil beyond comprehension. Fear, pain and the consummate evil takes hold...and won't let go...

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,666

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

Who are the people in the. Orphan program ...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

... And how did they get there? Not everyone is cut out to be in the orphan program. But Jack Ryan takes Nathan as a young boy under his wing and trains him to be the best of the best .Hurwitz is right up there with Patterson. Clancy and more.! Hurwitz weaves a great tale, one of mystery , intrigue, espionage...this story is packed with emotions and once again, Scott Brick brings the characters to life. Great read! excellent Audible book!

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,136

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Although the music was lovely ...

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

... In my opinion, there were too many credits and to much music that distracted from the story.. This documentary revolves around the case of a French woman who is murdered in Ireland. The case was opened then closed then re opened and closed then reopened by the French. After 20 years there still was no resolution and they did did not have a conviction. The corruption within government to try to prosecute someone is unbelievable. As you listen to or read this story it becomes quite evident how widespread this corruption is and to what extremes they will go in ordet to convict somebody, even an innocent man. It was very emotional to follow each family as they suffered for over 20 years. However, It begs the question ; how far would you go to find your loved ones killer? The story was well told, organized, tracked well, and the narrators were exceptional!

  • Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,896

When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one will be a Jack Ryan classic!

  • By Deborah on 12-09-15

The world is in a state of crisis...

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This tale of espionage, spy vs. spy., counterspies and plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat. it is everything you would expect in a
Clancy novel..AND Scott Brick is simply a brilliant narrator - making it all come to life..