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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 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,147

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

Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Author Mike Madden has become one of the distinguished authors, that has hit a home run and brought Jack jr. into a bigger than life
Story.
Excitement abounds in this story of an endless struggle between eastern block and American for dominance and control thrown in religious zealots and you get nonstop power grabs.
In this story Jack is once again on the trail of love,and he continues to make some dismal choices that come close to ending both his life and any future romantic affairs.
Lots of mystery, close calls, and intense moments.
I listened to this gem non stopped, truly enjoyed this one...well worth the credit...
Oh I almost forgot even John Clark shows up for a short, short👍

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  • The Disappeared

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

Wyoming's new governor isn't sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes - these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and "ranch romances" aren't uncommon. But no sign of her months after she vanished? That suggests something else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sheridan takes a lover!

  • By Richard Delman on 04-11-18

Disappeared along with the interest

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I have enjoyed the C J Box books in the past, but this book just didn't deliver. Some ideas were good but the new governor and his staff just didn't allow Joe Pritchard to do his back country adventure.

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  • The Prototype

  • By: Matt McCormick
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

New guy Robert Dulaney would have been content spending his time at the office daydreaming about craft brews and baseball, but strange events begin unfolding during his second week on the job. His employer, Advanced Research Technologies, is racing to beat foreign competitors to market with their solar power storage prototype. They have potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to gain—and, as it turns out, everything to lose. As the day for testing the prototype rapidly approaches, the danger to those involved in the project increases. Robert is forced to leave his lighthearted life behind and focus on protecting the prototype—and keeping himself alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great build up to a great ending

  • By Amy West on 06-22-18

Oh, what a web we weave

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

First off Ron Butler does a great job telling this story...straight forward no phony accents and everything fits well.
Many of us can relate to this story about a young mans first job after graduating college, and not really knowing what the next step in life should be. It doesn't take long for the action to start.
Our hero Robert Delaney is hired by a startup company...and for that he is happy, but like in any job he is surrounded by some he really likes and others well you know.
As time passes Robert finds many problems, solves some and other problems are beyond his talents, so he begins pointing out shortcomings in the company systems, he applies some solutions and suddenly he finds himself at the core of the company security shortcomings.
Threats of deaths, murder, corporate theft, Russian mafia, there of intellectual property, and corporate greed are all otivators in this book...
I know I really enjoyed it, and I am thinking I am glad I spent the credit....I'll be looking for the next book by Matt Mc Cormick

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Intern

  • The Alpha Spy #2
  • By: TK Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Marc Ginsburg
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

White House intern Ryan Lane discovers a secret recording made inside the Oval Office just two days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Meanwhile, a furtive group of Washington insiders fears this recording will expose the truth - the truth they've suppressed since 1963. Suddenly, Ryan finds himself framed for murder and entangled in a conspiracy so lethal it threatens to destroy his life and millions of others. Ryan has one chance to prove his innocence, and that means solving one of the greatest mysteries of our time - who really killed JFK?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some friends are just dangerous to be around

  • By Allen Anthony on 03-27-18

Some friends are just dangerous to be around

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

First off I would like to say Mark Ginsburg is outstanding, he is able to bring the characters to life and puts all their little quirks on display.
This is an action book start to finish. The major characters in this book are college students interning in the White House for a year. I am not sure they would ever have the latitude to get into all the situations, but hey that's why this if fiction. There are good cops, bad cops, gangsters, traitors, and it is all mixed up into a great tale about the JFK and RFK assignations, Cuban missile crises. Bay of Pigs, and Russian implements of war in the 1960s .
This book is for sure fast pased, fun, some humor, and typical young people getting over their heads

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  • Anahuac

  • A Texas Story, Book 2
  • By: William Duane Darling
  • Narrated by: Alan Adelberg
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The Anahuac of 1972 is more than just an isolated outpost on Texas's Trinity Bay. It's a place where greed and justice uncomfortably intermingle; where the evangelical fervor of charismatic preachers resonates; where blacks and whites navigate a fragile co-existence; and where a murder leads to even darker mysteries than murder. Jim Ward, introduced in Morgan's Point as a young, idealistic Houston prosecutor, returns in Anahuac as an older, more conflicted, more complicated man, coming to defend a man who appears guilty of a horrible crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A trip down memory lane

  • By Allen Anthony on 03-27-18

A trip down memory lane

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

I spent my last six years of public school in La Porte, Texas, and this book was just like returning for a homecoming celebration. Loaded with local color from Laporte, Morgans Point, Baytown, and I cannot count the times I drove through San Jacinto battle grounds, by the Battleship Texas onto the Lynchburg Ferry....so many memories came rushing back while I listened to this book.
Alan Adelberg did a great narrative all the way through this book, he has a really calm, laid back, homespun story telling style that I found to be very comforting.
The story is somewhat typical of a lot of small rural texas towns from the 60's thru today, don't trust outsiders, and if they have different values or mannerisms then you really don't trust then, but local rednecks are able to sit on the fence and lean into dirty dealing but that's okay because they are charter members in the good ole boy system.
But the times they are a changing.
This book is a sort of texas heratige, history, courtroom drama, and with a little religion thrown for good measure. Oh almost forgot our hero is married, has a very good looking law partner, and an ex college lover, and is constantly trying to please them all.
I really enjoyed this one ....hope you like it as well.

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  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,979

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

Real Space Cowboys

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Let me start by saying Like Daniels has turned in a stellar performance. He has a real knack for breathing life into the characters in this story be it men or women.
Mario Kloos has done a masterful job of writing a great space cowboy tale that reminds me of either John Wayne, or Clint Eastwood type characters. There is plenty of toung in cheek humor, threats,and point blank gunfire. Did I mention nukes? Yea they are in the story also.
Basically there is a group of really bad villains that are crushing humanity, and these alien beings seem to be immune to everything the human race throws at them, and now these aliens are beginning to populate earth and other human outpost in the universe .
The complication to the chain of events is that a group of human traitors deserted the human colonies , stole rations,and key transports, fighter aircraft. Ammo, fuel, and food supplies and went into hiding on the moon.
This story is well worth the credit and the time to listen.
I am sure the next book will be all out war on Mars, so the human captives can be freed from the aliens.

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • The Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA, stealing Kremlin secrets for her CIA handler, Nate Nash, for over seven years. In the dazzling finale to the Red Sparrow Trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed US administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears a whisper of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole inside a high intelligence position.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Torn from today’s news

  • By Gary on 02-15-18

Best laid plans often go astray

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I thought book one was really good it had lots of intrigue, figurative and literal back stabbing, steamy sex, and deciption. When I finished it I was ready for book twe, but for me it was a little bit of a let down, but then came The Kremlin's Candidate and all Hell breaks loose, power plays, murder, smashing of dreams and major players are eliminated sometimes it's very messy and other times these people seemingly just vanish.
Then the final twist was some what a surprise...I thought the author might let one agent live but exist in torment and be eternally separated from the love of his life.

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  • Axis of Evil

  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result, nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword. Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling, and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series

  • By Brian on 02-25-18

A texas tale

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I dispise books that are designed cliff hangers, I had enough of that , watching serials on Saturday mornings at the movies.when I was a kid. It's just a false way to build an audience.

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  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,200

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another intense Gray Man/Court Gentry novel!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-18

The Grey Man is a modern day super hero

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I rarely listen to a book that the narrator takes on the persona of the main character. The writer, narrator combination for this series is something many other writers should seek out.
Mark Greaney begins this book, with our hero Gentry Court, finally reaching the end of his mortal being, and quickly switches to the background that brings the Grey Man to the end of the line. Assuming that you enjoy soldiers of fortune stories with a lot of deception, out and out sadistic behavior, mix these with lots of blood and gore. The characters are great. Lots of enhancement so
We can either identify with some of them or only hope others meet up with a messy ending.
Gentry is not a super hero that walks through a conflict with out injury, he receives many bumps and nicks throughout the story.
The cast of characters all come together for a great middle eastern - European power struggle,,,there is kidnapping, out and out murder, lots of bullets, explosions, and manipulation.
This to me is the most exciting Grey Man adventure to date, again Jay Synder takes on the character and is the Grey Man

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,364

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

Don't count your chickens before they ???

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

How often do all the answers to your problems stroll up your gang plank? Do you stop to think the plan just might have a few flaws? Did you notice the good looking woman that is relating the whole caper?
Now you are sending your 42foot cruiser and crew to a fishing tournament in Cuba as part of the plan.,and you are flying in with that good looking woman with all kinds of images in your head.
Now you are in a tour group with a bunch of snooty Ivy League college types, and a few commies maybe a lot of commies.
After a few days of steamy lover interludes, it is time to go collect the $60 million you came to Cuba to get....but do you remember the plan? Yea, well that plan has many moving parts and it seems the plan is now in the dumper, our hero now has a car that is built by mixing major components many foreign components and the couple is racing to meet up with the boat. And rush back to American waters and key west.
Very action packed start to finish, lots of humor, and moments of people rising above the moment and honoring what many sacrificed for us.
Great book with great characters.
Worth the credit, and worth the wait

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