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Granbury, TX, US
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  • Mission Critical

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,916

Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land in an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!! Mark Greaney is at the top of his game!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-19

Good Action packed fast moving story

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

The author is getting better all of the time. He has a fast paced novel with a lot of twists and turns , though some are anticipated. The story twists and turns with constant action that keeps the listener/ reader anxiously moving forward.
It’s an interesting story and it will keep you
“tuned in “ until you finish.
All of us who like fast paced shoot em spy stories will enjoy this one.

  • Churchill

  • Walking with Destiny
  • By: Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 627

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Biography

  • By Jean on 03-03-19

Well done -The Good and The Not So Good

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I thought this was a comprehensive and insightful
Look at Churchill’s life. It was obvious that the author
Had access to a trove of data that may not have been available prior to the year 2000.
At times I thought I was living then as ROBERTS takes you through familial relationships, political crises and wartime decision making sessions .
Any student of history or one who enjoys the study of personal character will enjoy this biography.
It’s long but well worth the time to gain an understanding of one of history’s great men.

  • First Strike

  • A Thriller
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,731

Deep within the Pentagon, a covert multibillion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a handpicked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • His best book ever

  • By Sally E. Sasser on 07-08-16

This One Will Keep You Up Till You Finish

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This is A fast paced terrorism novel . That plots and sub plots bear an uncanny resemblance to current events. Dewey is able to survive several near death experiences as the story crescendos with constant action.

  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! But the narrator...

  • By Nate on 08-31-15

Great Story About The Forgotten Army

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Fast paced and Insightful look at the early days after 911. The accounts of personal bravery amid the complexity of fractional religious groups in mid century culture are helpful to understanding the Afghanistan problem. I think the author failed us by not at least giving us an account of the special forces team (Jason Amerine’s SF team) that was on a parallel mission in the south with Hamed Karzai’s group since that group became dominant.

  • The Final Hour

  • Victor, Book 7
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he's a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for - both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head. Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor - my favorite bad boy assassin!

  • By shelley on 08-30-17

Action with a lot of intriguing verbal sparing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

A lot of twists and turns. More dialogue than action but the dialogue is great mental sparing.
It’s a page turner.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Great Thriller Whodonit

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This one will keep you turning the pages as you try to figure out who the culprit is. Pendergast is up to his
Eyes in problems and figuring out who , what and why stresses him both physically and mentally as never before.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,535
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,741

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Good Story With Good Plot

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

Reviewed: 08-27-17

I miss Harry Bosch and was not sure what to expect but this story turned out well. The plot moves along with a surprise or two. The new detective is as headstrong as Bosch but not quite as forceful. The story will keep you turning the pages. I wish the male parts in the story were read by a male because the "readers " lack of inflection made me wonder who was talking at certain times as the story un-folded.

  • Paradise Valley

  • A Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

For three years Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him...once. Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota, sheriff's department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap, and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By USA Buyer on 07-27-17

Another Thriller By CJ Box

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Great story moves along better after the first third.
It keeps you interested. Wish the reader would not try to be the male voice. She is fine as Cassie and the women but not for the male recitations.
However good story.

  • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,906

It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Faith In The Series - Cyber Terrorism & Islamic State

  • By Derek on 12-07-16

root premises are a bit of a stretch

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

not realistic like Tom Clancy. current author builds unrealistic scenarios while Clancy used meticulous research to build an interesting and believable if Improbably scenario

  • Power Down

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 1
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,125

There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.COULD NOT PUT THIS ONE DOWN. MUST READ!

  • By Constance on 11-09-10

Fast Moving Page Turner With Twists

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

A good first book by the author. Action packed events with the lead character Dewey Andreas being almost a super hero ala Mitch Rapp. Good story with an interesting cast of characters especially the arch villain. It finishes fast and then sets you up for the next book.