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  • Oppose Any Foe

  • A Luke Stone Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Jack Mars
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

A small arsenal of US nuclear weapons are stolen from a NATO base in Europe. The world scrambles to figure out who the culprits are and what their target is - and to stop them before they unleash hell on humanity. With only hours left before it is too late, the President has no choice but to call in Luke Stone, the former head of an elite FBI paramilitary team. Finally getting his life back in order, and with devastating news on his own family front, Luke does not want the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like A. Berenson,V Flynn, S Hunter,R Crasis

  • By thomas on 03-18-17

Not the best Luke

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

This story didn’t catch my attention as well as some of the others. Some of it was silly, which isn’t the norm as I recall.
I had a very hard time with the narrator’s pronunciation of “nuclear”...NucUlar... since this story is about nuclear warheads- it was annoying to hear the mispronunciation 1,00+ times;)

  • Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Janson Equation

  • Janson
  • By: Douglas Corleone
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Prominent US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents-turned-private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime. But Senator Wyckoff insists that his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell, who was a translator, may have been murdered because of something she overheard at a recent international conference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another exciting adventure for Paul Janson!

  • By A. West on 01-20-17

Different narrator bummer

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I’ve been listening to the series and Janson seemed perfectly depicted by narrator Scott Shepard. Calm, cool & collected. Smooth operator. This book in the series is completely changed. Janson sounds more like a “nervous Jack Ryan Jr.”. Very disappointing to me.
The action and personalities aren’t as easy to really care about with the different author as well. I got through it but it was a bummer because of the change in writer & narrator.

  • The Kremlin Conspiracy

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769

Everything he learned to protect the president, he must use to take out theirs. With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding thriller

  • By DIANE M TINKLE on 03-12-18

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

It took me a while to get “into “ this one. It takes some time to get through the parallel stories of an American & Russian man to where their lives intersect. Some of it seemed to be too much filler to get there.
It was entertaining but unlike other books I wasn’t rooting for anyone. Basically it means to me that it was just “ok”;)

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,231

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Need more Reece!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

It’s hard to believe that this is Jack Carr’s first ever book. Excellent work! Narration is great and adds to the desire to “just one more chapter before sleep/work/anything...”
The characters are well developed, making you feel as if you truly know them. That’s a hard thing to do! The action is described well so you can visualize the scene.
It’s definitely one that belongs in a series. In time it seems as if Reece could near Mitch Rapp level- and I do not say that lightly!

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  • Tom Clancy Line of Sight

  • Jack Ryan Jr., Book 4
  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-possessed beauty with a big heart and an even bigger secret who runs a controversial refugee agency near Sarajevo. Jack finds himself deeply drawn to both her and her country, but soon finds himself in the crosshairs of the seething ethnic tensions and ancient blood feuds of the Balkans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maden pulls off another WOW Jack Jr book!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Another TC winner

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

But I do miss the boys, their interactions & team “atmosphere “. I did get a little bored & bothered thinking it was going to be a Jack Jr. romance novel at one point. It did get better.

  • The Brady Hawk Series, Books 1-3

  • By: Jack Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dwight Kuhlman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 225

Meet Brady Hawk. Former Navy SEAL. Former Peace Corps worker. Current blacks ops assassin. To those with the highest security clearance, it's a line item known only as Project X. But to the half-dozen agents and personnel working for it, it's known as Firestorm, a black ops group so dark that the US president doesn't even know about them yet. And no agent is as skilled as Brady Hawk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dropping this series

  • By Cadt Browne on 06-23-18

Light read/listen

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

If you’re used to Brad Thor, Vince Flynn & the like, this is NOT them nor their narrators.
I almost returned because of the initial narration: inconsistent voices, sounds bored, not a lot of speed or distinctive anything...
But if you have a bunch of things to do and can’t pay too much attention to the listen- it’s ok. While waiting for new releases from the others;)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,489

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

Twist and turns

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Good Will Robie series! Each is full of twists, turns, ups & downs. Put your seatbelt on & hit play. And when you think you’ve figured something out...re-think it;)

  • Hell's Corner

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345

John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Russell Golla on 11-25-10

Twists & turns!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

The camel club series is a fun one, but you have to pay attention in this one or you’ll be rewinding to ask “wait- what?!?”.
I’m getting used to having the sound effects in the audio version, though I don’t like the music added. Just a personal preference. But hearing a gun or car etc adds to the intensity of a scene.

  • Operator Down

  • A Pike Logan Thriller, Book 12
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Former Delta Force Officer and New York Times best-selling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller where Pike Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa - and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait, I have to catch my breath...

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Great Pike book

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

I’ve enjoyed the series, with Operator down bringing the story into very different interesting settings. My only issue has always been the 2 narrators voices. I like Rich Orlow’s Pike voice as well as his distinction of the others. Changing narrators, with the same characters is distracting and takes away from the flow of listening. If you can handle that- you’ll enjoy another Pike adventure!

  • The Lost Order

  • Cotton Malone, Book 12
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, 160 years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Lesson … So’s You’ll Enjoy It!

  • By Snoodely on 04-11-17

Don’t lose track

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

This is one of those books that requires your full attention. If you “space out” you may lose track of details that you need to keep moving forward with understanding.
You will likely learn something historical that you may just think “wow- I had no idea”.
I tried listening to the copy with the author included but it became distracting.