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  • Duplicity

  • A Novel
  • By: Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

In Duplicity, the newest thriller from former speaker of the House and best-selling author Newt Gingrich, such an invisible hand overseeing havoc worldwide plays a major role. Gingrich has teamed with former Washington Post reporter and best-selling author Pete Earley to create a highly plausible mix of domestic and global action in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes enemies dress in friends' clothing...

  • By shelley on 04-02-18

Sophomoric

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

Reviewed: 11-30-16

I tried to listen to this and it was too painful, trite and apparently written for seventh graders! Boo!

  • Wait for Signs

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick". This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s best-selling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • read after “Hell Is Empty” and after/before "Crow"

  • By Mark on 06-23-17

Someone told me these we good books, they right

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Wait for Signs to be better than the print version?

Guidall makes any book better

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not so much on the edge of my seat but at edge of a good laugh, great stories.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

Everything, sometimes I rent books just because he's the reader, twenty stars

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

The indian buying the pistol...priceless

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,521

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

What a storyteller

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Golem and the Jinni to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the printed version.

What other book might you compare The Golem and the Jinni to and why?

A very unique story.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

George Guidall is one of my favorite readers. Superb!

Who was the most memorable character of The Golem and the Jinni and why?

Both the Golem and the Jinni were unique in their own ways. A masterful use of characters.

Any additional comments?

Ending was a bit anticlimactic but still enjoyable, a very unusual love store.

  • Swords of Exodus

  • Dead Six, Book 2
  • By: Larry Correia, Mike Kupari
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,291

On the far side of the world, deep in former Soviet Central Asia, lies a stronghold called the Crossroads. It is run with an iron fist by a brutal warlord calling himself Sala Jihan. He is far more than a petty dictator, for Jihan holds the fate of nations in his grasp. To save a world slipping into chaos, Jihan must either fall or be controlled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! This series is riveting!

  • By Jessica on 03-13-14

Corriea at his best

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

What did you love best about Swords of Exodus?

The reader was fantastic. Exciting from start to finish, much better than Dead Six. Can't wait for the next one.

What other book might you compare Swords of Exodus to and why?

Very unique style. A little like Monster Hunters International but without the obvious Harry Potter type characters.

Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, but this was remarkable, added a great deal to the overall quality of the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Good but not too good versus bad and I mean really bad!

Any additional comments?

Don't let 'Dead Six" bore you, this one is ten times better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black List

  • Scot Harvath, Book 11
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

Somewhere, deep inside the United States government, is a deadly list. Members of Congress never get to see it and only the president has the final say over it. Once your name is on the list, it doesn't come off - until you're dead. Someone has just added counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath's name to the list. Somehow, Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has framed him and why they want him out of the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Worthy Successor to 'Full Black'

  • By Joshua on 07-26-12

Thor hammers-it out of the park

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

I read this type of book for entertainment, and that's what this book accomplished, it entertained me. Thor is very comparible to Flynn. Although there are alot of books in the genre not all of them are entertaining and most seem to be contrived in their storyline. Fast paced, entertaining, and leaves you with a desire for more.

  • The Faithful Spy

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,507

John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faithful Spy

  • By Margaret on 12-14-09

A friend of a friend of a friend told me

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

Reviewed: 06-29-12

A friend of mine heard one of the books I was doing while I was traveling on a business trip and said if I like that kind of book I ought to read Alex Berenson's books. He said a friend had told him that this series was great and that he was getting ready to listen, maybe I should too. Glad I did. Very captivating, well read and timely. Tell a friend, this series is great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Patriot

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929

September 1789: U.S. minister to France Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery - one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Navy Seal turned covert Homeland Security Operative Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plot had some up's and down's

  • By Xavier on 11-27-11

Thor and Guidall - Five Star Combo

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

Guidall gives masculine characters masculine voices, great accents, and emotion. Thor writes an entertaining, fast paced novel. Add them together, a perfect combo.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,033

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Guidall makes Mitch Rapp

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

Reviewed: 02-20-12

This is the Vince Flynn I love, but George Guidall makes it better. You have to have someone who can sound like the character and George does it in spades. Very entertaining.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,342

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

I Hope History Doesn't Repeat itself

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

It took me almost two months to complete but it also made me go out and buy my own copy for my library. Disturbing is the best word I can use to describe this book. And it frightens me to see similair things playing out today with most people saying it will never happen again. And when it does will be be standing around like the German people saying I wish I would have stood up earlier. I can see why so many people have bought a copy of this book, less we ever forget.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Lincoln

  • The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,083

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • History Made Interesting

  • By Daniel on 04-11-12

A Great History Lesson for all ages

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

Reviewed: 11-29-11

History has always fascinated me and I've read everything Shelby Foote has written but this book puts the last days of the war between the states into an incredible time line. Masterfully told, full of interesting trivia, I wish this was required reading in high school.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful