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  • Cemetery Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington DC. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol - and perhaps even to Washington. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cemetery Road comes to Life...

  • By shelley on 03-06-19

tired of the trashing of the President

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

After reading the reviews, I thought I would give it a try. Three hours in, and it seems the author just can't help himself, he has to keep throwing jabs at the President and his administration. Well, I have a choice, and I'm retuning this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Opening Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel

  • Chase Fulton Series
  • By: Cap Daniels
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

When collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for book two!

  • By Megan on 11-11-18

Don't be fooled, bait and switch.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

The promo for this book sounded great, in fact the early part of the book was pretty good. Then, a romantic interest is injected into the story. I VERY sappy, unrealistic, romantic theme. It's downhill from this point. Yes, there is some action, but it is all wrapped around the Russian heartthrob, and part of it is so corny. Too bad, because if the author had stuck to the original story line, I would want to read more, as it is, I think I may return.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,770

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SMOAKIN' HOT!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-30-19

More Please!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

This will short and sweet...The best of Orphan books so far. Some times Scott Brick falls short, but not this time. I think he captures the nuance of orphan X really well. Hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,765

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

Looking for Joe and Skippy

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I started this series recently, and was fortunate to be able to listen to all the books with only a month wait for the last one. I was really invested in the series. When I can laugh right out loud, and then get carried away with the suspense of the story, it's a good thing! So I started Mavericks, without reading the promos, what a mistake! I'm about 1/3 through this book, and it's OK, but I have no connections with these characters, especially when I just wanted another go-round with Joe and Skippy, soooo disappointed! BTW, RC Bray does a great job as usual, but it almost seems lack luster without Skippy.

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • A Novel
  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A Must listen.

  • By Keith G on 09-04-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Made thru chapter 50, and had to throw in the towel. Just too slow, adolescent homosexual awakenings, not my favorite thing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,375

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

OMG, I'm almost to the last one.say it's not true!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18


This is one heck of a WONDERFUL series! R.C. Bray should get an award for his interpretation of this series! I have LOL, almost cried, and felt such exultation towards the "crew' that I can't believe (sob) that I only have one more episode! SKIPPY, MAKE HIM WRITE MORE QUICKLY!!!!! LOVE, LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!

  • Dusty's Diary

  • By: Bobby Adair
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

I played all those cool video games. I watched all those movies. I even read the books. In most of 'em, the hero shoots the bad guys, drives a sweet car, never gets hungry, and always seems to get laid by the end. Yeah. Whatever. I gotta be straight with you about why I wrote this journal, and it comes down to one thing, the apocalypse kinda sucks. It doesn’t meet my expectations at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Samantha Lowe on 08-14-18

Why can't we just get along

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

The headline should be the title of this book. I really wanted to love this book, it had so many things going for it. Interesting story, RAY PORTER!!!. The author must be so unhappy and ANGRY. Also, he talks constantly about his penis like a 14 year old adolescent. Yes, he is in an underground bunker, BY HIMSELF. Yes, he has not had sex for 2 years. HELLO, masturbation. It seems he can not perform without porn or some other visual stimulus... and talks constantly about it.
The main theme, recognize your blessings and be thankful.....

  • To Serve and Protect

  • Onset, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi genre story with plenty of action!

  • By Chris Miller on 01-18-18

Great addition to the genre!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

This book reminded me of early Monster Hunters. Good story line, characters that one really likes, and Ray Porter. Ray Porter could read the phone book (if anyone still remembers what that is), and make it fun and interesting, he is a great performer. There is one place where Mr. Porter could improve, and that's his French accent, other than that, flawless. Can't wait until the next book is in audio, and for goodness sake, DON'T change the reader.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

I don't usually write a review, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

The narration by John Shea was masterful! He was a cast of many, accents were right on for the character, English, Irish, latin, Russian, you name it, he had it down! I will get more of this series to enjoy his next performance. Oh yeah, the story line was pretty well done also.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,761

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Great novel, seems well researched, and Ray Porter is incredible! Get it, you won’t be sorry!!