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  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the Year

  • By Sharon on 07-11-18

Excellent mystery/police procedural

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Great mystery. I really didn't see the ending coming. Good characters. Plausible story. Complex plot. Well written; good narration. Truly enjoyable.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Stand up comedy from veterans

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

A combination of funny and touching. Dealing with veteran's life frustrations by sharing with laughter.

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  • The Commodore

  • A Novel
  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

In The Commodore, the navy in 1942-1943 is fighting a losing battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is tasked with changing the course of the war. Halsey, a maverick, goes on the offensive and appoints a host of new destroyer commanders, including a wild card named Harmon Wolf. An American Indian from a Minnesota reservation, Wolf has never fit in with the traditional navy officer corps. But under Halsey, Wolf's aggressive tactics and gambling nature bring immediate results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting

  • By Jean on 10-31-16

WW2 Surface Naval Action

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

The naval battle for Guadalcanal told fictionally with a personal touch. Very well done.
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Naval stories told by Deutermann always deliver.

  • Pacific Glory

  • By: P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Marsh Vincent, Mick McCarty, and Tommy Lewis were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Only Tommy wins her heart and marries Glory after graduation. Different skills set the three men on separate paths in the Navy, but they are all forever changed by the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

Glory, now Tommy’s widow, is a tough Navy nurse still grieving her loss while trying to save lives at the Pearl Harbor naval hospital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of PT Deutermann

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 11-27-11

Heroic destroyer action

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Excellent fictionalized retelling of the battle off Samar. From the perspective of a retired naval officer.

  • Crisis

  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick stables kills six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favorite for the Derby. There is far more to the "simple" fire than initially meets the eye...for a start, human remains are found among the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Felix Francis best book yet

  • By Heather on 10-18-18

Another wonderful Francis thriller/mystery

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

A fire has left champion race horses dead, and one human victim's remains are also found in the ashes, but more victims follow.
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The twists and turns of the investigation are fast paced and fascinating. In addition, the underlying human stories of the investigator, the victim, and the perpetrator emerge.
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I was enthralled throughout.

  • Accessory to War

  • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
  • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

  • By Kevin on 09-17-18

Astrophysics and Politics

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

about the first half or two thirds was excellent with a focus on established history. The remainder had a strong emphasis on current geopolitics and was heavily partisan in some aspects. Overall still excellent.

  • Felix Francis

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Felix Francis
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Best-selling crime writer Felix Francis joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss the latest edition in the Dick Francis series, Triple Crown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Francis saga

  • By SamH on 10-09-18

The Francis saga

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Loved hearing some more back story on Felix and Dick Francis. I have enjoyed all of their books.

  • PT 105

  • By: Dick Keresey
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast - the fastest craft on the water during World War II - and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Curtis Graf on 08-17-17

Outstanding PT Boat Action

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

From training through a full tour of duty. Realistic descriptions of action intermixed with humor and reflections.

  • Night Moves

  • An Alex Delaware Novel
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubenstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

A disturbing murder with shocking consequences sets in motion the new book in the number-one best-selling suspense series starring psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis. An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • maybe it's me

  • By Colette M. Cummings on 02-16-18

Alex Delaware never fails for an excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Kellerman writing and Rubenstein narrating provide wonderful entertainment. As usual Milo Sturgis and Alex work well together. Appearances by Robin and Blanch, though brief, help make the story more human.

  • Morning Star, Midnight Sun

  • The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August–October 1942
  • By: Jeffrey R. Cox
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal. Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both sides told

  • By Davidsol Cometa on 05-09-18

Battle for Guadalcanal

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Loved the book. Especially struck by some darkly humorous moments. One of the decisive battles in the Pacific. A very even-handed treatment.

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