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Dirty Dream Catcher

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  • Mark Dawson

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Mark Dawson, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Mark Dawson, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Mark Dawson talks about his career as a self-published author. Providing an insight into not only his books and the marketing behind them but the process of getting them onto the Audible site. Mark also discusses the challenges of writing a crime series, how he keeps it original and how he keeps consistency throughout his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interview with self publishing megastar

  • By Wayne on 01-14-17

Self Publish Genius on Facebook

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

Mark Dawson has been tremendously generous on sharing what he's learned as a successful, self published author. this is just another example of his dedication to helping others reach similar success.

Sign up for his newsletter and follow his Self Publishing Formula Podcast for more insight into his, and other writers', paths.

  • The Short Drop

  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,737

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard - then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency - disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal - Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

  • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

Too slow

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

I've made it to chapter 15 (Part 2) and just can't take it any longer. Where have all the good reviews come from?

The story is way too internal and I simply can't take the narrator's voice 'acting' any longer. The Easy Drop.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • First to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,411

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 07-12-09

Dick Hill is a dinosaur

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I really couldn't get beyond Hill's atrocious 'acting'. Will try to read the eBook instead

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • CyberStorm

  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,244

Sometimes the worst storms aren't from Mother Nature, and sometimes the worst nightmares aren't the ones in our heads. Mike Mitchell, an average New Yorker already struggling to keep his family together, suddenly finds himself fighting just to keep them alive when an increasingly bizarre string of disasters starts appearing on the world's news networks. As both the real world and the cyber world come crashing down, bending perception and reality, a monster snowstorm cuts New York off from the world, turning it into a wintry tomb where nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes - satisfied a craving

  • By Jan on 01-14-14

Easy, entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

I wouldn't normally listen to this kind of thriller but took advantage of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited to browse books with included free audiobook - and Mather is listed as the #1 paid writer under Sci-Fi (George R.R Martin is 3rd).

I'm glad I ventured outside of my comfort (reading) zone because this was the easiest listen of my year long membership.

Sympathetic, believable characters and palpable tension kept me anxious to return to listening throughout the day. I even took the day off early so I could listen intently to the final chapters.

Narration is non-intrusive and spot-on right from the beginning. A rare treat and worthy of all the praise.

  • JFK and the Unspeakable

  • Why He Died and Why It Matters
  • By: James W. Douglass
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-12

Imagine the possibilities

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

If JFK wasn't murdered by Allen Dulles and the industrial military complex conspirators, our global war history and present Oligarchy would not exist - simple as that.

I believe the story of JFK'S assassination - specifically his true murderers and their motives - has never been more relevant as we look at installing another corrupt POTUS (read: Obama's post-university job at CIA front company ).

JFK'S turn from 'might is right' after the death of his 36hr old son Patrick, to peace believer is never more beautifully expressed (excellent narration) than in this book. I was almost in tears.

My greatest wish would be for someone to make another movie or TV series portraying the story within these pages as the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us God.

"Ask not what your country can do for you - but what you can do for your country."

  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Call The Equalizer

  • By Lia on 06-08-18

Too Long

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

I loved the series as a kid and enjoyed the Denzel movie, but this audiobook is a slog.

The only takeaway I gathered from this novel is the author has a gun and boobs fetish.

Way too convoluted. If I was the editor I would a told the author (the TV creator) to break this novel down into 3 separate books.

Like the series and movie, The Equalizer is solving 3 or 4 different people's problems at the same time, but I don't think it works in novel format.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Rage in Harlem

  • A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
  • By: Chester Himes
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 681

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction, Star Wars films), fresh off the success of his uproarious, Audie-nominated performance of the mock children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep, delivers a swaggering, darkly-humored rendering of Chester Himes’ classic first novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hardboiled Goodness

  • By Ilana on 04-03-12

An excellent introduction to Chester Himes

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

I've struggled with the Himes books on my shelf so this audiobook - with Sam Jackson - was an easy purchase and I'm glad I made it.

Makes a great companion to Iceberg Slim's audiobooks and contains Some real gems as far as stylistic prose goes.

Now I'm gonna dust those paperbacks of mine off and have Himes wisk me away to 1950's Harlem

  • The Clintons' War on Women

  • By: Roger Stone, Robert Morrow
  • Narrated by: Ken Patterson, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Hillary Clinton is running for president as an "advocate of women and girls", but there is another shocking side to her story that has been carefully covered up - until now. This stunning exposé reveals for the first time how Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others - sexually, physically, and psychologically - in their scramble for power and wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and seems well researched

  • By Ed Waltman on 04-23-16

Cherry Picks from Better Sources

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

Reviewed: 01-27-16

Book starts off great and clued me in to past Clinton Crimes I hadn't explored before (Mena Arkansas and Iran/Contra etc.) but then descends after the 1/4 mark into long, exhausting fluff and story elements lifted from other, more thorough, sources (Clinton Cash, Compromised et al).





3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Clinton Cash

  • The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

In his New York Times best-selling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their close personal friends, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read before you vote in Nov

  • By Maureen on 05-09-16

The Unscrupulous

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Im Canadian and therefore dont have a dog in this fight - unless you count the corruption involving the Clintons and Canadian mining CEO's, Toronto Dominion Banks, and Keystone pipeline lobbyists - and was honestly sceptical of the connections between corruption and the Clinton's that the author professed to uncover.

Oh Boy!

The Clinton's seem to have perfected global cronyism and mutual financial benefit through the use of a charity front and Hillary's pursuit of the Presidency and later in her role as SOS.

An Amazing 5.5hr listen. Great narration. If only an anti-corruption charity existed, I would donate to the pursuit of the Clinton's incarceration for ripping off taxpayers and hoodwinking the poor (read: Clinton's in Haiti).

Better and Bigger than any other corruption/collusion and crime book I've ever read/listened to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Among Thieves

  • By: John Clarkson
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Olivia Sanchez--smart, driven, and beautiful--started at the bottom and worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly, brutally fired and then blackballed. With no place else to go, she turns to her cousin, ex-con and ex-gang leader Manny Guzman, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. Hard. But his partner, James Beck, knows that out in the real world, things aren't done that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On the edge of my seat!

  • By Jackie on 02-18-15

Actor Reading

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Unfortunately i wont get to listen to this novel cuz the 'acting' is so bad from Narrator Peter Berkot. He reads as if telling us a ghostly Victorian yarn spun by a grannie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful