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Barrington, Illinois United States
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  • The Border

  • The Cartel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 29 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

For over 40 years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: the War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin - the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera - has left him bloody and scarred, cost him people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster, he has created 30 more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a way to end a brilliant trilogy

  • By Stu Ruwe on 03-06-19

A Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

Amazing end to the trilogy. Could be read by itself but is much better having read the previous two. Ray Porter is my favorite narrator and was great, as usual.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Noble Beginnings

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This guy needs to know his subjects better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-18

Excellent Narration - Disagree with other review

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I think Dennis Holland narrated this series exceptionally well. His unique voices for each character are apposite for each perosnality.

I enjoyed this series as I have listened to or read all of the others by Vince Flynn, Mark Dawson, Daniel Silva, Bras Thor, Ben Coes, Mark Greaney, Lee Child, etc.. If you like this genre, this series is for you.

  • Noble Betrayal

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Jack Noble is on a plane, heading across the Atlantic to perform one last job. A favor for an old friend, he tells himself. Anything to put off an early retirement for a few weeks longer. Shortly after setting foot in London, Jack discovers that not all is what it seems. His presence did not go unnoticed by Great Britain's intelligence community. Worse, he finds that he's not the only one after his target. And those same people are after him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This author deserves a lot more attention!

  • By Wayne on 03-05-18

Excellent series

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

If you enjoy Vinve Flynn, Mark Dawson, you will really like this series. The narration is also excellent.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,743

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Amazing first book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

If you enjoy Vince Flynn or any of the others of his genre, you will really enjoy this book. I am astounded that is is their first book. Ray Porter, as always, did a great job narrating.

I especially liked that it is partly set in Coronado where I live and refers to coffee shops, restaurants, and other places that I know well.

  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,333

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

Fantastic Story and Performance

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I have listened to all of Ted Bell's books. They are all excellent; however, this is my favorite. John Shea is a master narrator. I do hope the wait for the next one is not too long.

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  • Hunter-Killer

  • Danny Black, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Killer

  • By kindling2 on 07-29-15

Excellent Story and Narration, however...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

I am very disappointed that the 1st, 3rd, and, 5th books in this series are on Audible but cannot be purchased if one lives in the United States. Why allowed book 2?

Please release them.

  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,689

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

Amazing. Best Story and Narration...

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Of the few hundred Audible performances that I have heard. Give it a try. The worst thing that happens is that you return it.

  • Fangs Out

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 2
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

Moments before he is executed, the killer of the daughter of Hub Walker, a famous Vietnam War pilot and hero, makes a startling allegation, claiming that the real murderer is a close friend of Walker’s, a prominent U.S. defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days digging up information that will refute the convicted killer’s groundless but widely reported claims and will help restore his friend’s good name. That somebody, as fate would have it, is Cordell Logan....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Bad Narration

  • By S Logan on 08-14-15

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 10-15-16

If you like Barry Eisler, Robert Blake, Mark Greaney..., you will like this book.

I really enjoy listening to Ray Porter and miss him very much listening to the second book. Please bring him back.

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