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  • Golden Buddha

  • By: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon - a state-of-the-art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler - takes him and his crew into dangerous waters as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bad accents, distracting production, horrible read

  • By Russell on 06-04-16

Skip this one: Over the top excess fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I enjoy this series; however, I missed this one and glad I did because doubt would've purchased any of the others. Just too much fantasy in this 1st book. Some is fun but this was like being forced to eat ice cream till you throw up.

  • An Enemy of the People

  • By: Henrik Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Dr. Stockman is ridiculed and persecuted by the town's politicians and townspeople for telling the truth about the town's polluted public baths. This theme of safety warnings and scientific data being ignored for political and economic gain can still be seen almost daily in today's news.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written as a Play

  • By Earl on 10-26-18

Written as a Play

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Basically a political play written to highlight, how governments twist and mold press and all levers of laws to maintain power over the masses of self-serving peoples. interesting story

  • American Reset

  • Book Three of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 3
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

In American Reset, the final chapter of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, the ultimate contest between liberty and tyranny reaches the apex. The Bair family and their neighbors learn the true value of community as they rely on each other to survive the war and the effects of the financial meltdown. Will the collapse bring an oppressive regime that enslaves the American people, or will the patriots prevail and guide the country back to a place of freedom, peace and prosperity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By David M. Douglas on 11-07-16

Dividing USA into 3 geo areas long enemy vision

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

wow it has long been the vision of America's enemies to divide the geographic area of the u.s. to three distinct areas, this book portrays plausible unrest leading to the fracturing of the United States into multiple countries. the abandonment of the founding father's intent of a free Nation dedicated to the glory of the God of Israel will eventually lead to the destruction of the United States of America by internal social groups who love evil and hate good.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,742

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid continuation that fizzles at the end

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 10-04-17

Tooo much filler chatting

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

While I do enjoy listening to this series, this book contains too much filler verbiage and US bogs down the entire book. I still recommend the book but it's not near on the level of the previous.

  • Odysseus Awakening

  • Odyssey One, Book 6
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech - the transition drive - humanity might stand a chance against the overwhelming forces. Until the entire planetary system goes dark. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Odysseus arrives to find the Empire securing critical intelligence from Priminae ships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • getting repetitive. speed it up Currie!

  • By Brindysam on 01-21-18

Huge letdown...storyline bankrupt of syfy illusion

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

While science fiction fantasy works great for the unknown, it does not work at all when current world technology not updated in the fiction story. So, downloading a super advanced race's database without any super advanced crypto security just flushes the entire book's illusion . either Evan or David lost their creativeness and just pumped out this book to put cash in the bank.

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  • The Heart of Matter

  • Odyssey One, Book 2
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389

On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey's second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth's newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book 1

  • By Trip Williams on 10-26-12

Pure escape from reality!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

With all life's pressures from job to health, Heart of The Matter sreals your mind away to the edge of the universe. However Voice of Captain too weak and none convencing (sounds like a teenager many times) which often yanks one back to reality .

  • The Forgotten 500

  • By: Gregory A. Freeman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

Here is the astonishing, never-before-told story of the greatest rescue mission of World War II: when the OSS set out to recover more than 500 airmen trapped behind enemy lines. During a bombing campaign, hundreds of American airmen were shot down in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia. Local Serbian villagers risked their own lives to give refuge to the soldiers, and for months the airmen lived in hiding, waiting for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for WWII Fans

  • By B. Beck on 03-06-08

Sad Honorable Men maligned by US state Dept

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

the brave men and women of Yugoslavia where in fact betrayed by the United States state department. the state department has a long history of lying and betraying honorable men and women. one only has to think of Benghazi and the mass betrayal of those brave men and women and the lie that was perpetrated against the US citizen who was jailed out of vindictiveness by the state department. no wonder countries and peoples don't trust the US with their lives.

  • Eccentric Orbits

  • The Iridium Story
  • By: John Bloom
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American technology company, developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Light-years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars", Iridium's constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit meant that no matter where you were on Earth, at least one satellite was always overhead, and you could call Tibet from Fiji without a delay and without your call ever touching a wire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh! The skipping/repeating is INCREDIBLY irritating and distracting!

  • By A. S. on 07-17-16

All bureaucracies stifle innovation: true lesson

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

All bureaucracies stifle Innovation and creativity. This book personifies how bureaucracy, no matter how good intentioned, serve the interests of the few over the benefits and needs of the many. Having worked years in Washington DC, Private Industry and in government , there is no better example of groupthink, turf wars , and liberal cubicle decision making mentality than Iridium.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,905
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,131

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

Merry Band Of Fun

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

R.C. Bray perfectly voices the merry band. I listen to all books at 1.5 or greater cause my mind wanders at any slower speed. This speed makes Expeditionary especially fun when Skippy talks because so often he catches one off guard. While one knows there is always hope for the monkeys, it the inventiveness of how monkeys save the day. Outstanding escape fiction!

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  • The Cutthroat

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Isaac Bell books are great

  • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

Too Many Murders

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I've been a fan of Isaac Bell for all the books; however, Cutthroat was a very uncomfortable listen due to the continuous murders of young woman. I'll not be per ordering the next one.