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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 4,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,974

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

Another Great Gray Man Novel

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

Another Great Gray Man Novel, I look forward to the next one. Hopefully soon :) Excellent reader as always.

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

Deepest Respect for our American Heroes

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

We don’t respect men like LT Redman enough. The sacrifices they have made and continue to make are a National treasure.
Great book, even better inspiration.

  • Rise

  • A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept
  • By: Daniel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. "When I get out of this shit hole, I'm going to play college football." Daniel had joined the Army just weeks after graduating from high school, having recently suffered a devastating loss. At age nineteen he had no idea what war really was; he just wanted to get out of town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story - inspirational

  • By John on 02-04-19

Awesome story - inspirational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-19

I read ‘The Outpost’ by Jake Tapper and my son went to Clemson (graduated with Daniel) so I was familiar with the story. Glad I ‘read’ the book as it was very inspirational even beyond what I expected.
Thank you for your service.

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  • The Dark Side of the Game

  • My Life in the NFL
  • By: Tim Green
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

This audiobook is packed with hard-hitting inside information only a former player could know. From the perfect partnership between the mob and the NFL to the shattered lives of former players, no subject is out of bounds. At the same time, you’ll meet the NFL’s role models and true heroes, including the dazzling Deion Sanders and the superb Steve Young.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Insight into the NFL

  • By John on 01-23-19

Great Insight into the NFL

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

As a longtime fan of the NFL I enjoyed the insight of the league and life of a veteran player. Well done.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,647
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,329

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

Very enjoyable, entertaining and valuable life lessons for everyone

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

My review title says it all. There is much wisdom given in this book, take it to Hart.

  • Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Charlie Ray
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833

From Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times best-selling author, comes his account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a Navy SEAL, Webb rose to the top of the world's most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Along the way, Webb served beside, trained, and supported men he came to know not just as fellow warriors, but as friends and, eventually, as heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen

  • By NL_Guy on 05-16-15

Human side of SEALs

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Appreciate that this book was not just a SEAL action story, but a look at the men that comprise this super hero organization. Thank you from a retired Navy brownshoe.

  • Dead or Alive

  • By: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,724
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,718

Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Same great Clancey - Great narration

  • By Robert B. Wales on 12-12-10

Another outstanding Clancy novel

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

Reviewed: 03-12-13

Would you listen to Dead or Alive again? Why?

Yes - excellent storyline

Who was your favorite character and why?

John Clark

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure - but he did a great job with this narration

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of the individual stories were great

Any additional comments?

Great book - highly recommended

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