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  • The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story

  • Evan Smoak
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointing

  • By RJA on 12-21-18

A No Where Man quickie!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Why they write these short stories I'll never know, but I listen to anything that is an Orphan X story!

  • The Mark of the Assassin

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Dennis on 02-14-10

Love the crossover with the Allon series...

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Absorbed with the Allon series, thought I would try something else by Silva and surprise familiar characters are present in a different setting, loved it! The spy, Michael Osborn proves a worthy adversary for the assassin!

  • Curious Minds

  • A Knight and Moon Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,269

Emerson Knight is introverted and eccentric and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he's also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he'd probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with megabank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Next book please!!!!

  • By Lionelle on 08-19-16

Knight and Moon do grow on you...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Not quite the chemistry of a Fox and O'Hare duo but they grew on me, the secondary characters are just as good as a Fox and O'Hare story though and will have you chuckling.

  • True Fiction

  • By: Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident. Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live. Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight - Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and fun parody of espionage thrillers!

  • By Wayne on 04-07-18

Light-hearted black ops?

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

No intensity just humor with this black ops mission to kill. May or may not proceed to #2.

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Wait on Part Three!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Slow and wondering where it was going until Part 3! Part 3 made a so-so listen become a very good listen.

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,191

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just some comments

  • By Wayne on 02-01-19

I didn't want it to end...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Just the best! An extremely fascinating character and his adventures read by a much favored narrator, I didn't want it to end. Luckily I relisten to many of my favorites and this will always be available in my library while I anxiously await the next installment of Orphan X!

  • The Confessor

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Confessor (Unabridged)

  • By Michael on 03-21-06

Top of my series favorites!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Gabriel Allon is an automatic download for me...Spy stories intertwined with history, I just love them! Great memorable characters, fascinating and suspenseful plots and great narration! Nothing more to ask for!

  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

Pendergast never disappoints...

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I am getting used to Auberjonois' narration, my only negative of the Pendergast series, still this won't prevent me from pressing the automatic download button when the new one comes out. I have been with Pendergast from the very beginning and nothing will make me give him up!

  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By MEH on 02-26-11

Early historical romance...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I liked this listen, not enough to continue with the series though. I've listened to better from Kleypas, loved Landor's narration.

  • House of Spies

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,155

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! This is what I want and expect!

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 08-27-17

Fantastic...no matter where you start the series!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Spying looks fun and adventurous with Gabriel Alon, Unforgettable characters, adventure, real life history and great narration, all present in the Silva spy series. Alon is one of my favorite characters and an automatic download for me!