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  • A Deadly Distance

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

Washington, DC, midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs, guns, and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import and hits a lot closer to home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-18

Wow! So bad!!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

I didn’t remember the series at all which should have been my first clue.
The first person narration of “badass black ops agents” by a dude who sounds like a timeshare salesman is just horrible. I don’t think I like the first person effort at all. I couldn’t even get through a half hour of it.

  • Cutting Edge

  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down. Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not the typical military twist

  • By L. McCullion on 04-14-18

Big techno wonder is a smart phone

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

This book is written well and characters are well developed but the story is all about a technological phenomenon that is going to change the world but it’s NOTHING. A guy gets the tech surgically put in his head. Basically a smartphone. That’s the story. A lot about nothing. A good cellphone with access to the magic network would have been the same. If you imagine there really IS SOMETHING , the book is more enjoyable.

  • Linkage

  • The Narrows of Time Series, Book 1
  • By: Jay J. Falconer
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Budding physicist Lucas Ramsay was sure his reactor would change history. He was sure everyone would chant his name. Unfortunately for the human race, he was right. When his antigravity experiment succeeds in a way he never imagined, the planet is brought to its knees by an unstoppable force that crosses time and space to systematically exterminate all life on Earth. Grid failures, anarchy, and murder are just the start when the planet is thrown into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding book

  • By ron on 04-20-18

SEEMED to be working towards an ok story.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

One of those books that “promise” a good story if you can just endure the interminable minutia and wait. I don’t know if this guy is a new writer but this has the feel of a first effort. I was taken in by the possibility that the story might eventually redeem the poor writing. It did not and I slogged through to the end. Not worth the money and not worth the time. I’m disappointed that I wasted my time but, at least I can return the sequel.
Narrator was fine. Good, in fact. The “h” in vehicle is silent though. Makes me wonder if anyone proof listens.
My recommendation is do not buy this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Brady Hawk Series, Books 1-3

  • By: Jack Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dwight Kuhlman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 330

Meet Brady Hawk. Former Navy SEAL. Former Peace Corps worker. Current blacks ops assassin. To those with the highest security clearance, it's a line item known only as Project X. But to the half-dozen agents and personnel working for it, it's known as Firestorm, a black ops group so dark that the US president doesn't even know about them yet. And no agent is as skilled as Brady Hawk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dropping this series

  • By Cadt Browne on 06-23-18

Awful!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I’m so disappointed because I bought the 3 book box set and listened to the first couple while doing some distracting activities. Book 3 was so hard to slog through.
This “hero” is on the home team but he’s a bad human. The author seems to celebrate the frequent lapse of the main character’s morals. He has no qualms about admitting enjoying killing. Apparently the badness of the enemy is justification for enjoying the killing.
What is scary is that this isn’t included as a twist. It’s there because the author thought it would be normal.
Also... all the dialogue including when characters are talking to themselves is as bad as I’ve ever heard. Second grade level is generous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day After Never: A Time Travel Adventure

  • In Times Like These, Book 3
  • By: Nathan Van Coops
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Ben Travers has gone missing, and Ben Travers needs to find him. Returning home from his harrowing adventures through time, Ben just wants a normal life with the girl he loves, but tying up the loose threads of his fragmented existence is proving more difficult than he ever suspected. Someone is attacking time-travel labs - threatening the safety of the Quickly family - and Ben is getting messages from a version of himself that he thought was dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the characters but not the story

  • By Martin on 11-16-16

Such a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

I listened to the first of this series and enjoyed it and hoped the author could polish the good story idea in the more practiced efforts. Not the case! I did suffer through the second but had to return this one. By chapter eight, I realized I had no idea what the story is about. The author drones incessantly. He is obviously obsessed with the very tedious details of his own imaginary world of time travel. Anyhow, I ended up JUST hearing the mountain of details and completely missing the story if there was one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,935

The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Started a love affair with hard sci fi

  • By N. H. on 07-30-17

So many words!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Wow! What a tremendous amount of words for what turns out to be a nothing story. A vague idea with nothing to support it but describing what everyone has for breakfast and how their life sucks. What really maintains a negative pressure is this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies of Spies

  • Kyle Achilles, Book 2
  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Journey beneath the diplomatic veneer of international politics and beyond the reach of conventional military operations into the epicenter of clandestine affairs. For the next step in its expansionist agenda, the Kremlin devises a covert coup far more devastating than Bin Laden's most dangerous dream. With the American economy in his crosshairs, Russian President Vladimir Korovin picks suitable pawns and pulls sizable levers, initiating the boldest gambit the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By Natalia on 12-10-16

It’s the narrator!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I’ve listened to all these Achilles series and thought they were just oddly written. Something about them was just wrong and I mistakenly just laid it on the author.
I paid closer attention to this book and came to realize that the narrator is pretty terrible. He seems to force an odd inflection and it seems on purpose. I think he’s going for something distinctive to get some recognition ( like RC Bray ). But all he does is ruin a pretty damn well written story. It’s a shame.
The author dropped the ball on proof reading also. How did no one catch pronouncing “secreted” using the base secrete instead of secret. So it sounds like someone placed a hand gun in a convenient spot by letting it ooze out of him somehow.
So.. the story holds up in spite of the horrible narrator.

  • River Bodies

  • Northampton County, Book 1
  • By: Karen Katchur
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 166

A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a twenty-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing. The past meets the present when Becca Kingsley, who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father, runs into Parker, her childhood love. As the daughter of the former police chief, Becca’s quickly drawn into the case. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Truly awful ; I hate it when i buy a mystery and

  • By J. Kromrie on 12-19-18

Anticipation then disappointment

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This story had potential and for awhile I was looking forward to where it was going. Then Pffft! It just lumbered through the ending seemingly just to get there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

Huge disappointment after book one.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I thought book one was pretty good so I got this and really don’t get the connection. I really tried to pay attention to this but it’s such a slow and boring story. I do not recommend this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red War

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 17
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,871

When Max Krupin - Russia's leader - discovers that his kidney cancer has spread to his brain, he's determined to hide his diagnosis. He begins by getting rid of anyone threatening to him - as well as creating chaos in the region to keep the world's attention diverted. Soon, Krupin's illness becomes serious enough that he needs a more dramatic diversion, prompting him to invade the Baltics. Desperate to understand what's causing Krupin's unusually erratic behavior and Russia's aggressive moves in the region, America begins working with Russia's disgraced prime minister to stage a coup.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This was not a Mitch Rapp novel! He's a tag-along.

  • By Avid Reader on 10-02-18

Author should have read earlier Mitch Rap stories

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

What a terrible disappointment this was! I, like so many other purchasers, was hoping for some classic Mitch Rap as he outsmarts, out maneuvers, and kicks very serious bad-guy butt as the primary storyline.
NOT! This book was an amateurish try at international intrigue based on a silly premise that was the “star” of the story.
I really loved the Mitch Rap books. This is an affront to the franchise.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful