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  • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Betrayal

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 448

Jason Bourne takes on a mission to rescue his only friend in the CIA, Martin Lindros, who disappeared in Africa while tracking shipments of yellowcake uranium. Once safely back in America, Lindros persuades Bourne to help track the money trail of terrorists buying the nuclear material in Odessa. But once there, Bourne is hampered by confusing flashbacks, and he wonders: is someone brainwashing him in order to throw him off the trail? Worse, is the man he saved in Africa really Martin Lindros?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Yves on 06-19-07

Not like Ludlum

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-10

'I found this book difficult to get into. I finally finished it but I was disappointed in it. The plot seemed to have too many subplots and it was hard to keep track of them all.

  • Soul Survivor

  • The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot
  • By: Bruce Leininger, Andrea Leininger
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

This is the story of James Leininger, who---a little more than two weeks after his second birthday---began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful true life story

  • By Nancy on 01-09-10

A wonderful true life story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-10

I had heard the Leiningers on Coast to Coast AM radio. When I discovered the book on Audible I was to get it. There was no disappointment for me. I listened with rapt attention to the book. I'm a believer in reincarnation and so I didn't have the problem with the book, having read Ian Stevenson's works on the subject. I highly recommend this book.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Riddle of the Sands

  • By: Eskine Childers
  • Narrated by: George Hagan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom and is sited by Winston Churchill as one of the major reasons the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrative would have been perfect.....

  • By Doris on 04-12-15

Excellent including narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-09

I found this audio book to be enjoyable listening. The narration made it believable. I can highly recommend it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Exile

  • By: Richard North Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif, the Palestinian woman with whom he had a passionate affair in law school, he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber - and soon Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By StephSchiff on 04-09-08

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-07

This book yields enormous insight into the struggle between the Jews and Palestinians. I was impressed with Patterson's research into the problems of the Near East. I wanted to know what happened to the characters after the book ended, but I think that may have been better left to the imagination. I highly recommend this audio and the narrator, Dennis Boutsikaris, did an excellent job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Fine Balance

  • By: Rohinton Mistry
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

In the India of the mid-1970s, Indira Gandhi's government has just come to power. It institutionalizes corruption and arbitrary force, most oppressive to the poorest and weakest people under its sway. Against this backdrop, in an unnamed city by the sea, four people struggle to survive. Dina, Maneck, and two tailors, the Untouchables Om and Ishvar, who are sewing in Dina's service, undergo a series of reversals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Praise for the Narrator as much as the Writer

  • By Karen P. Smith on 05-10-09

well done but dismal

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-07

I know many have listened to this book and given it very high ratings. It wasn't until I finished it that I realized that the plot was one catastrophe after another. The characters were well developed and the writing is well deserving of three stars but I found the book generally depressing.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Breakpoint

  • By: Richard A. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

The global village: an intricately intertwined network of technology that binds together the world's economies, governments, and communication systems. So large, so vital, and so fragile. Now a sophisticated group is seeking to "disconnect the globe" by destroying computer grids, communications satellites, Internet cable centers, and biotech firms. Hard to do? If only that were so.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but no cigar

  • By Edwin on 02-17-07

A glimpse of the future

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-07

Clarke claims in the epilog that this is not a work of science fiction but is in fact prophetic of the technology we can expect to see within the next few years, some of which has already come into being. He weaves a plot that is suspenseful and gripping. If you are interested in what the future may have in store for the world this can be an important book for you.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Traveler

  • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
  • By: John Twelve Hawks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,611
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 760

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It makes you stop...and think,

  • By Bethany on 07-17-05

The new George Orwell

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-05

John Twelve Hawks has written an awesome prophetic work. Much of the technological advances in the book are already in place. If you are concerned about "living on the grid" you will find this book both confirming and worrisome. The plot is action filled and absorbing, but the real message goes far beyond the plot. I look forward to the last two books of the trilogy.

  • The President's Assassin

  • By: Brian Haig
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Shortly after Army lawyer Sean Drummond starts working for the Office of Special Projects, a CIA cell which handles the most dangerous threats, the White House Chief of Staff is found brutally murdered. A note left by the killer promises more victims, including the President.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The President's Assassin--A Killer Read!

  • By William on 04-18-05

My first time for this author--I'll try some more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-05

I found this book enjoyable. There were well-developed characters and a plot that held my interest. I didn't anticipate the ending which made it all the better. I'd say this is a worthwhile read.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful