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  • The Amber Enigma

  • By: David M O'Reilly
  • Narrated by: Edison McDaniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A panel from the lost Amber Room looted by the Nazis in 1941 comes on the London art market. Two mutilated bodies are discovered on wasteland in Moscow. Initially the two events seem unrelated. Senior Investigtor Nikishin, troubled by the recent loss of his wife and haunted by the presence of his dead daughter, is assigned the case. Then the murder of a specialist art thief in London and a Bond street dealer on his luxury yacht on the French Riviera set in motion a chain of events that find Nikishin, and his SPBR team pitted against the assassin known as the Caretaker.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator the problem for me

  • By Teresa on 12-12-18

Just loved this

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The Amber Enigma: I just loved this book. Very descriptive and graphic, lots of action. It captured my imagination from page 1 and held it right to the end. I do hope there is more of these two.

I found the style of writing and subject matter to be very like Martin Cruz Smiths - Wolves eat Dogs. Which I also loved.
Narration is first rate - Clear concise and full of tension.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 1

  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Ernie Sprance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Four chilling true-crime stories in one collection from the best-selling author Ryan Green. Volume one contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception, and murder. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking true crime

  • By Rayc on 12-10-18

Shocking true crime

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 1, This book is both shocking and illuminating, These serial killers able to carry out their crimes without the people around them noticing. This book will make you want to check your doors & windows are secured, and take a good look at your neighbours.
Eye opening is what this book does.
A great read.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Vegas Heist

  • By: Van Allen Plexico
  • Narrated by: Pete Milan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

It's the holiday season of 1965, and the fabulous Caesars Palace resort and casino is about to open in Las Vegas. And its vault is filled to bursting with cash. John Harper and Saul "Salsa" Salzman roll into town with inside information: a secret way into the casino, leading right to the vault itself. Putting together a small but highly skilled team, they make their move, aiming for untold riches. But jobs like this never go as planned. A beautiful widow, a jealous enforcer, and a murderous rival casino owner all want a piece of the pie.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant a good listen/read

  • By Rayc on 12-08-18

Brilliant a good listen/read

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Vegas Heist:- A great read set in the sixties, before modern tech no cctv no computers. Gripping and tense.
I loved this book.
A great gift for anyone who loves crime thrillers.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Long Road to Survival

  • The Complete Box Set: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
  • By: Lee Bradford, William H. Weber
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

After container ships carrying black-market nuclear bombs are detonated in American port cities, millions are killed and the country is thrown into panic. In Greenwood, Nebraska, Paul Edwards learns about the devastating terrorist attacks on the news. As the power grid goes down, his fear is magnified by the knowledge that his wife and daughter are a thousand miles away in Atlanta. When his prepper father-in-law, Buck, insists on being part of the rescue, things go from bad to worse. Paul and Buck have hated each other for years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-20-18

A great example of this genre

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Long Road to Survival: The Complete Box Set: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller.. Action packed and gripping from first page to last, and two of the best main characters ever. Buck is grumpy rude and single minded but he is my type of guy.
This complete collection will make a great gift.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Great Book of Alaska: The Crazy History of Alaska with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia

  • A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Derek Newman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

You’ll learn about Alaska’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more in this interesting and informative trivia-packed book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Interesting

  • By alias11 on 12-10-18

Great random facts and trivia

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

The Great Book of Alaska: The Crazy History of Alaska with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia - This was my lunch break listen last week, As always this series never fails to entertain and educate. Alaska is probably the least known state and as such this book is amazing.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Guarded Prognosis

  • By: Richard L. Mabry MD
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When Dr. Caden Taggart saw the two men sitting in his waiting room, he didn’t think they were patients. He was right, and when they introduced themselves as agents of the Drug Enforcement Agency, things started to get bad. Then Caden felt as though someone had gut-punched him when his father, Dr. Henry Taggart, told him he probably had carcinoma of the pancreas. When he talked about his son assisting with his suicide, Caden wondered how he could talk him out of that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DEA

  • By Darc on 12-12-18

A Cosy Medical drama

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Guarded Prognosis - This was my weekend read/listen and very good it was indeed. If you like a mystery drama then I highly recommend this, it is full of twists and keeps your interest throughout. Good entertainment
Bill Nevitt's narration is first class, clear and concise.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Learn Beginner Italian Bundle: Lessons 1 to 30 Learning Italian Like Crazy

  • The Ultimate Italian for Beginners Bundle
  • By: Patrick Jackson
  • Narrated by: Giovanna Carriero, Tony Russo, Sophia Colombo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

The learn-Italian-for-beginners bundle audiobook covers Italian for beginners and consists of lessons one to 30 from Learning Italian Like Crazy. This learn-beginner-Italian bundle program will teach you how to speak authentic Italian. I have only used native Italian speakers in this program to make sure you develop an authentic Italian accent.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Just My Opinion on 11-13-18

An Easy Learning Experience

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Learn Beginner Italian Bundle: Lessons 1 to 30. Not easy to review these kind of books.
I am only 2/3rd of the way thru, but it has improved my Italian. Clear and concise, a good place to start or upgrade long lost skills. It is a book to keep referencing back too so it will be there to refresh what has been learnt.
I do recommend it - great to use in the car whilst commuting.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • The Holy Grail

  • Sam Reilly, Book 13
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Fresh from his success with the search and rescue of the USS Omega Deep, Sam Reilly was looking forward to some much-needed rest. Not everyone had the same idea though. When a panicked man with purple eyes grabs him at gunpoint and takes him hostage, Sam knows that this is more than a mere ransom opportunity; this man is scared of something. And Sam is going to have to find what it is if he wants to get out of this alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Entertainment

  • By Rayc on 11-29-18

Superb Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

The Holy Grail: Sam Reilly, Book 13. This series is addictive and keeps getting better - 5* isn't enough. Superb entertainment.
Can be read as a standalone novel, Gripping and action packed as always with Sam Reilly novels.
Can't wait till the next audiobook is available.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • City of a Thousand Spies

  • The Conor McBride Series, Book 3
  • By: Kathryn Guare
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Conor McBride has accepted a bargain he may live to regret, if he gets to live at all. Lured by the chance to resume his career as a violinist, he’s agreed to extract a defecting Iranian from Prague. He’s been promised a simple, stitched-up mission, but as he might have expected, it unravels into chaos as soon as he arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Thriller!

  • By Jan M on 10-22-18

The Best in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

City of a Thousand Spies: The Conor McBride Series, Book 3 - The best in the series (so far). This book is so much more than a mere spy thriller, it is tension filled, has periods of action, is sensitive and Kathryn paints the most beautiful pictures of Prague with her writing.
Wayne Farrell's narration is top class and so in tune with Conor, When I'm listening it is like listening to an Irish friend.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

  • Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long-Lost Brother of Al Capone

  • By: Jeff McArthur
  • Narrated by: Ward Paxton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Born in Italy and raised in Brooklyn, Vincenzo Capone left home when he was a teenager. He traveled with a Wild-West show and fought in Europe during the Great War where he earned a medal for sharp-shooting. Upon his return, he settled in Nebraska where he went by the name Richard Hart. He married, had children, and worked closely with the local Indian communities. He dressed like the type of cowboy he had seen in silent movies, rode a horse, and wielded two six-shooters at his side, which earned him the name “Two Gun” Hart.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly researched and very interesting

  • By Jeff & Sabrena on 11-22-18

A real piece of American history

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long-Lost Brother of Al Capone :- Biographies are by there nature a love it or hate it. This one I found to be a love it, the story of an ordinary boy who grew up into an extraordinary man. This book also contains many little known facts about the infamous Capone family. But the main narrative is about Vincenzo (Two gun Hart) .
This was my book for this weekend and I loved it,
Ward Paxton's narration is excellent, clear and concise he keeps you listening.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.