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  • Off the Grid

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel. Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They're not there to threaten him but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming's Red Desert, and in return they'll make Nate's criminal record disappear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight writing. Strong characters. Good plot

  • By W. Brooks on 04-03-16

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I love this series for its outdoor Wyoming setting for the action and its game warden hero, Joe Pickett, who is a wholesome family man with a quirky sense of humor. This book features Nate as much as any of the characters. There are some really bad guys who turn on the super really bad guys and the book continues with Nate and Joe having adventures to rescue Sheridan. Terrific narration by David Chandler

  • Rise to Rebellion

  • A Novel of the American Revolution
  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Victor Garber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

In 1770, the fuse of revolution is lit by a fateful command - "Fire!" - as England's peace keeping mission ignites into the Boston Massacre. The senseless killing of civilians leads to a tumultuous trial in which lawyer John Adams must defend the very enemy who has assaulted and abused the laws he holds sacred. Shaara's most impressive achievement yet, Rise to Rebellion reveals with new immediacy how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book hurt greatly as abridged

  • By Michael on 04-08-04

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

In this book the author takes the reader from the early days of the colonies rejection to British rule through the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The characters are familiar:.Ben Franklin, John (and Abigail) Adams, George Washington, and British General Thomas Gage. The book kept my interest as I went through it.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,420
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,818

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

It is a fast read, an entertaining cyberterrorism thriller. I’m pretty confident that Patterson wrote 95% of it, but the added voice of an experienced president shines through. It’s not JUST a thriller, it’s a scenario of what-ifs. The downside shows in the end where POTUS is speaking to the nation about his weekend--that speech could be half of it's preachy duration. Fictional characters are all believable, except the part about Nina's 1 v 1 audience with the POTUS in the White House. Bill Clinton, could that really happen?

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  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One

  • By Lady Pamela on 06-06-18

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Slow and repetitive, I skipped listening in the middle to get at the end. Billed as a D.D. book, not much of her was heard. . I could not figure out the plot. Characters all mixed up. Good narration performance.

  • Endangered

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883

She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more: Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Chuck Box book!!!

  • By bluesky on 03-14-15

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Many plots for the price of one...daughter assaulted, Nate gets out of jail, sage grouse assaulted. Joe Pickett, game warden, handles them all. Characters de rigueur for a Pickett novel, except for Joe's political appointee boss, who's not in the book. I really enjoyed this listen and couldn't put it down. Where's #16?

  • Bent Steele

  • By: A. Wayne Ross
  • Narrated by: Christine Smith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Police Chief Sis Steele has the looks of a model but is as tough as her name. Unfortunately the bodies are stacking up in her fair city; the newspaper is accusing her of being sympathetic to the mafia; and the Mayor wants her fired. Will she survive as Chief of Police? Will she survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This Review Needs A Title...So, I Gave it One

  • By Lady Pamela on 05-15-18

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Short listen, less than three hours, for a whodunit with lots of excitement and twists. Our main character, a female police chief, wends her way through multiple murders in a small Virginia town. The characters, while not developed fully, are understandable and credible. My first A Wayne Ross book--a rather obscure writer--makes me want to investigate his writing more fully.

  • Destroyer of Worlds

  • By: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds and Sigmund Ausfaller, who had been transported by the Puppeteers from Earth to the Fleet, must contend not only with the sly Puppeteers but also the threat of the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed. The Pak are headed towards the Fleet of Worlds, having destroyed entire planets in their wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story in Known Space

  • By Rob on 12-11-09

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Niven's not my thing. Dunno why. Several stops & restarts mean I throw Larry to the curb.

  • Journey

  • Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of Staff
  • By: General Norty Schwartz, Suzie Schwartz, Ronald Levinson, and others
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel, Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The General’s dysfunctional home life drove him to apply to the Air Force Academy almost 40 years ago, where he was provided with a new family and sense of worth he had never gotten from his own father. This purpose has driven the General throughout his remarkable career, taking him to Alaska, the Pentagon, and Germany; to Florida during Hurricane Opal, and has also allowed him to work alongside Presidents Bush and Obama and Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Ashton Carter. Journey is a book about leadership. It is packed with the General’s lessons from life in the military.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well-written, addictive story

  • By Anonymous User on 05-06-18

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

The book kept my interest because I worked for the guy. Throughout,, he deals with persons who have shown the way or demonstrated something that he learned, including Suzie, his wife. Good perspective. The memoirs treated every section of his professional life at a very high level, even his time as CSAF. That was disappointing. For example, the description of his time at USTRANSCOM was superficial--part of it dealt with finding Scott AFB in the corn fields, a typical Washington DC view; part of it dealt with relationships with the POTUS and the rest was a summary of the mission statement and volume statistics. Memorable people? Lessons? On the positive side, throughout the book, he named people who have been impactful in his career as well as mistakes he made and the lessons learned from them. That demonstrated for me -- charisma and trust can overcome mistakes--but, from the book, he certainly made a lot of faux pas'. I thought that the second to last chapter was distracting. It was a sales pitch for current Air Force systems and programs; which will wane over time and detracts from the book's purpose--a leadership read.

  • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

  • By: David Miller
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308

In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but severely lacking.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-13

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

My first AT journal and much of it sounded like travelogue drivel...places I've never been and won't go explained in detail. However, I suppose that if you're a hiker, it makes sense to talk about such details. I'd have like the book best if he talked more about the people involved: those he met on the trail, follow up with those he met on the trail; family coping with his departure, etc. I particularly enjoyed the parts of the book where something unique happened: sprained ankle, a new joint he explored, Eldon's adventures. And, what ever happened to his best hiking buddies?

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,130

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Lynnett on 10-08-15

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Mitch Rapp has just gotten old and tired in my head... He just does the same thing over and over and over. Ragheads are always the enemy and the Director CIA is always on his side. Read, repeat, read, repeat. so, I gave up in the middle of this one. Maybe I'll take up Mitch Rapp in a year or so and finish the series...maybe not.