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  • 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 3,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,522

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

All I can say is WOW, WOW this book is crazy good

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Do not want to give anything away, but the new person he helps was so touching, his planing to get to the president was, as the young people say...... SAY WHAT NOW, b/c you can't believe what you just heard. The book had me sitting up with increasing heart rate. Listen to the book you will NOT be disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dog on It

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,104

In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Deborah on 01-20-10

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I really enjoyed this dog story, the narrator was Great. The dog Chet was funny, he made me want to go buy a dog. But of course I didn't. Try it you will like it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story

  • Evan Smoak
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointing

  • By RJA on 12-21-18

Short but Good

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This short story had me sitting up waiting to see what happens, I like the way this story comes form the last book. Will the female be in the next book? Guest I'll have to wait and see.

  • No Tomorrow

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 4
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

When Victor is called to meet with an old friend who ultimately betrayed him, what he thought was an ambush is in fact a plea for help. As a Russian gangster, Norimov is accustomed to death threats, but now an unknown enemy wants more than his life. They intend to kill everyone he cares about, including his missing daughter Gisele. This time, Victor's job is not to kill but to protect. Unfortunately, locating Gisele is his first mistake - because someone is watching his every move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wood's Dunnit Again! 15 Stars!

  • By Ted on 01-27-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This book had me on the end of my seat, it’s as good as Orphan X both men was put in situations were you say MOG how in hell are they going to survive. Excellent book.

  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Ptolemy Grey is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten - by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life, until he meets Robyn, his niece's 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story- Wonderful Reader

  • By Gail on 01-18-12

Wow!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Why did I wait so long to read(listen) to this book? It was excellent. Very warm and touching. I called my 94 year old aunt to check on her after reading this book. It really had me thinking about life, and being thankful for those who care about you. And it had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Great read!!!!

  • 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 9,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,388

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

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

For his first book Jack Carr did an excellent job and picked a GREAT narrator. It was absolutely great. My mouth fell open a few times, heart beating fast and all that. The book's summary tells you what the story is about. If I talk about the book even a little it will give all the surprises away. Listen to it yourself, you woun't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Aggrieved

  • Jonathan Quinn, Book 11
  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

The unthinkable has happened. A life has been extinguished - one belonging to someone Jonathan Quinn and his partner Nate care about more than almost anyone else in the world. Those responsible will pay. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far and wide the search, Quinn, Nate, and their colleagues will stop at nothing to exact the appropriate justice. Because if there is one thing those in the shadow world should know, you do not mess with Quinn's people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Battles, Brick and Quinn = :)

  • By shelley on 10-11-17

The Ending

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

The ending left you wanting more. It was nice to see some of the old characters return for a short time. This book can ether be really good. or just ok. Its something you have to listen to for yourself.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,244

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sub-par fantasy novel written by a great romance author

  • By Nate P. on 02-28-18

I was pleasantly surprise

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I'm looking forward to the next book. This was a very good story. The narrator was the best, She really made the book come alive. All the characters were developed well. Many parts had you sitting on the edge.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,765
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,737

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

This book was extremely good. It had you sitting on the edge of your seat, it had you laughing, it had you saying oh oh, it makes your heart beat fast. It was just darn good. Don’t want to say what happened in the book because, even if I tell a little bit it may give all the surprises away. This book was so good I would’ve paid two credits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,949

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

The book was good BUT

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

The narrator doing Robie voice sound like he had a cold, as if he was talking through his nose. I don't really like this narrator for Robie but I guess I'll have to get use to him, because I love Baldacci books. This one gave a lot of personal info. So now we know the past story of all the main characters, so I'm thinking the big story must be coming...

The action in the book was good, took a little long to get to the point, but you could not stop because you wanted to know what happen to Blue man. This book was good but not up to Baldacci normal cloak and daggers book. As always Oriagh Cassidy did a excellent job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful