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  • The Jakarta Pandemic

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,520

In the late fall of 2013, a lethal pandemic virus emerges from the Islamic Republic of Indonesia (IRI) and rages unchecked across every continent. When the Jakarta Flu threatens his picture-perfect Maine neighborhood, Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family safe. As a seasoned sales representative for Biosphere Pharmaceuticals, makers of a leading flu virus treatment, Alex understands what a deadly pandemic means for all of them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Halfway Boring

  • By Paul on 04-22-14

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I really tried to like this book. I really tried to finish it, but I give up. The author drones on for extended periods of time about pointless things. For example there was a 5 minute segment where he and his neighbor were trying to figure out who shot out a streetlight and they both go back and forth on whether or not the dome light came on in the car, what the person was wearing etc. It was a pointless segment that was a waste of my life that I’ll never get back. That’s the part that finally made me give up, even though that’s just the tip of the iceberg of countless other situations that go nowhere and take forever to explain.

If you’re a fan of books in this genre where the characters are hard hitting, fast acting, have conservative values and will take no chances towards the safety of their family or group, this book is not for you. If you like a main character who’s leftist leaning, vegetarian and would rather talk everyone to death, you’ll love it!

  • Desert Lawmen

  • The High Sheriffs of New Mexico and Arizona 1846-1912
  • By: Larry D. Ball
  • Narrated by: Scott Carrico
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

Elected for two-year terms, frontier sheriffs were the principal peace-keepers in counties that were often larger than New England states. As officers of the court, they defended settlers and protected their property from the ever-present violence on the frontier. Their duties ranged from tracking down stagecoach robbers and serving court warrants to locking up drunks and quelling domestic disputes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Only for history buffs

  • By Cody Scott on 04-18-17

Only for history buffs

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

Reviewed: 04-18-17

I loved parts of this book and hated other parts. Being a New Mexico native I've always been very interested in the history of the state. The author must have done a tremendous amount of research to write this which I definitely respect. But some chapters droned on and on while others were very interesting. The was an entire 50 minute chapter dedicated to just tax collection that was very hard to get through. If your not a hard core NM & AZ history buff then this book is prob not for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 438 Days

  • An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
  • By: Jonathan Franklin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

438 Days is the miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history - as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'M ALIVE..

  • By Big jim Picotto on 12-04-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

This is a great story of survival ranking right up there with a lot of the other survival books I've listened to in the past couple years. Definitely recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Guise of Another

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,821
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,587

A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died 15 years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability. But the investigation puts him in the path of "the Beast", the nom de guerre of Drago Basta, a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen, terrific narrator

  • By mary on 01-15-16

Disappointment after The Life We Bury

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

After listening to The Life We Bury I really wanted to try another of the authors work. While the story on this book wasn't nearly as good as the other it wasn't terrible. What really killed this book for me was the narrator. While he wasn't terrible(Nobody can be worse than John Meagher or J Ed Araiza) he didn't give this book an honest attempt at being decent. He was way too hokey and failed to capture my attention at all. This turned out to be yet another book that couldn't keep my attention and ended up being background noise most of the time.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sandstorm

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,604
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,278

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum and the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. Her search for answers leads Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's curator, into a world they never dreamed existed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Liking James Rollins and his scientific mind!

  • By Michele on 12-15-11

Ok story TERRIBLE narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

The only reason I didn't give this 1 star across the board is because the story might have been good with a different narrator. I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to narrators but this guy was terrible. From mispronounced words to terrible voices and just plain monotonous this didn't hold my attention at all. Most of the time when I'm listening to books and if i daydream, get busy ect I have to rewind a minute or two to recap what was just happened but I gave up early on and just let it play so I could finish it. I almost quit the book several times but my ocd(mostly kidding) kicked in and I had to make it all the way through. Taking a beating would have been more fun than listening to this terrible narration. The sad thing is I'd like to listen to more of this series because I like the theme but with this narrator it just won't happen. If you want a book that will give you some background noise to daydream to then this is perfect.

  • Brothers and Bones

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 975

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world - Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Brotherhood'- Blood not required.

  • By Tracy P. on 02-05-18

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Really good book. It's sort of slow starting and a little cheesy at the beginning but as it gets rolling it just gets better

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Son

  • By: Philipp Meyer
  • Narrated by: Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,980

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer

  • By Mel on 06-04-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

The story of this book is very intriguing and exciting. If you enjoy reading about Indian captives, ranching and the early 1900's this is a good one. Full of violence and darkness but also thoughts on life as seen through the three main characters. The narrators were awesome throughout this book and really made it exciting to listen to and not boring as many narrators can be.