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  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,167

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Realistic

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I’m sure this is a fairly accurate story relative to spycraft of the US and the Soviet Union. The story was brutal and cruel in places. I did not like the ending, but I suppose it does leave the author open to a sequel.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,264

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning about the ending

  • By Roger M. Young on 05-27-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I have listened to Duover 200 audio and I can safely say this book is among the top three in my audio library. The author’s narration was excellent and the story was enthralling. It made me have and experience every possible emotion a person could have. I could not stop listening to this book. I look forward to listening to another Robert Dugoni book.

  • The Pharaoh Key

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,415

Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don’t waste a credit!

  • By Patricia on 06-14-18

Average for these authors

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

The book was OK, not on the level of the Pendergast series. The book was fairly predictable,

  • Dead Aim

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

Robert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in affluent Santa Barbara, when an encounter on a beach with a mysterious young woman shatters his peaceful, carefully constructed life. Despite Mallon's desperate attempts, he loses her and becomes obsessed with discovering why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to uncover the secrets of this stranger's life, and what they learn propels them into a terrifying world of sinister secrets and deadly hatreds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeded my expectations

  • By Ed on 04-23-12

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

I enjoyed the book very much. I would love to read another book with Mallon as the protagonist.

  • Birthright

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

On a hot July afternoon, a worker at an Antietam Creek construction site drives the blade of his backhoe into a layer of soil - and strikes a 5,000-year-old human skull. The discovery draws plenty of attention and a lot of controversy. It also changes the life of one woman in ways she never expected.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nora must be mad

  • By Krista on 03-20-10

Good read

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I enjoyed the book as I most always do with one of Nora Roberts books.

  • Start Shooting

  • A Novel
  • By: Charlie Newton
  • Narrated by: Nancy Linari, Tish Hicks, Serafin Falcon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, sud­denly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Many Notes

  • By Carla on 04-19-12

Not a favorite

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I thought the book was "tedious. Most books I can't wait to get back to it. This one, I couldn't wait for it to be over. I just wanted to get to the end. The things that continually happened to Brennan were a little unbelievable. Average at best.

  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,825

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

This book had me from the very first page. The characters were well developed, ones with whom you could easily identify. My only disappointment is that there seems to be no sequel featuring the same characters.

  • Breach of Power

  • By: Chuck Barrett
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

A hiker finds a journal deep inside a glacier that was lost during World War II. On its frozen pages are etched the secret locations of treasures lost since the 1940s. But something more ominous is scribed in the journal, something that threatens the Presidency of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now one of my New Favorite Authors

  • By shelley on 12-27-13

Rather disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Not reading it, then I would still believe Barrett was a worthy author to spend my time and money on one of his books.

Has Breach of Power turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not from this genre, but from Chuck Barrett

Which scene was your favorite?

???

What character would you cut from Breach of Power?

a Navy Seal was inept in a fight

Any additional comments?

How in Mr. Barrett imagination could he pit a Navy Seal against a 35 year old women who bested him swimming while diving with scuba gear, a 60 year old undertaker who beats him up, a 70-80 year old women who sneaks up on him and gets the drop on him and an obese old woman who first, sneaks up and knocks him unconscious and then beats him in a wrestling match. It's an insult to all Special Forces. Take a lesson from Jack Reacher, The Grey Man and most heroes of this genre. We read such books to not see an inept soldier.

I'm guessing you won't publish this one...

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,419

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connelly Delivers Everytime

  • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

Where does The Wrong Side of Goodbye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In my opinion, this was an excellent book to listen to, however I do love Harry Bosch so I might be biased. Never the less, I enjoyed the book.

  • Friction

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act and met all the court-imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story but too much explicit sex

  • By Leslie Woodcock on 08-17-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

I listen almost exclusively to detective/espionage books. This was one of the best. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator. He made the book come alive. With his voice he "nailed" the characters. I really enjoyed this book.