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  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Call The Equalizer

  • By Lia on 06-08-18

A modern Edward Woodward Equalizer, not Denzel

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

A modern Edward Woodward Equalizer, not a Denzel Equalizer.

Very well done update of the origin of Robert McCall becoming the Equalizer.

The only drawback is that the book is long with a lot of unnecessary descriptions of details of weapon models etc, that slows story. Five times I thought the book was done and found there were hours left...

Will definitely listen to the squeal next

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72,037
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,476

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Great start to a new Scifi series

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Best new Scifi series since Old Man’s War... Once I finished this book I was hooked and had to blow through the whole series.

A solid Scifi book with a solid sense of humour, but not a space comedy.

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,443

Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • :/

  • By Tom on 03-12-16

If you like Harlan Coben books,then you will like

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

Would you consider the audio edition of You're Next to be better than the print version?

The audio version is better the the book since you don't need to hold the book?

What other book might you compare You're Next to and why?

If you like any of the Harlan Coben books,then you will like this book

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,498
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,472

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing, but somehow still worth a listen.

  • By Bradford on 03-06-13

The Best Star Trek book, thats not actualy a Trek

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

Reviewed: 06-21-12

This is the best Star Trek Book, that has nothing to do with Star Trek.

I will never be able to watch Trek again, without a big smile on my face ;)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,518

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Best modern fantasy since the Harry Dresden series

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

Reviewed: 04-11-12

I would describe this book as perfect mixture of "The Dresden Files" by Jim Butcher,
"Chet and Bernie Mysteries" by Spencer Quinn and "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows in Flight

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,305

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Build Up, and then Just Ends

  • By Brittani on 01-21-13

Very Short, not at par with earlier books

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

Reviewed: 02-21-12

What made the experience of listening to Shadows in Flight the most enjoyable?

The Cast was Amazing

Would you be willing to try another book from Orson Scott Card? Why or why not?

Yes, this is the first one, i didn't enjoy of the 20+ i have read.

What about the narrators???s performance did you like?

Voice and emotion of the reading

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

none

Any additional comments?

I hope he gives up on this Short Book experiment. Its fine for new stories, but not on sequel

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,670
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,684

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

John Glover is great but he is not Dresden

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-11

This has been the hardest book I have ever listened to. If i would have noticed i would not have wasted my money on it. I am going to buy the book and read it. I hope they learn from this...

13 of 21 people found this review helpful