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  • 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 7,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,562

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

Pretty good...except for...

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

the blatant advertising for outdoor brands like sitka, yeti, etc! dont make it so obvious! it was distracting as an outdoor enthusiast listening. there were several eye-rolling moments as the author lists the brand name of the clothing or cup or gun of his choice. it came off like a sales pitch from some hunting program on TV. other than that, predictable but good.

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,603

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many threads cut short!

  • By Scott on 10-15-17

Okay...

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I began reading this book because I enjoyed the authors other trilogy so much. this, however, did not impress me as much. although the two sagas share a basic commonality of geography, they r world's apart in substance. I found this trilogy to be lacking the same pace and in depth character development that I loved so much in the authors other books. it seemed to be targeted at a younger audience. still, NOT a bad listen

  • Jorundyr's Path

  • Wolf of the North, Book 2
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy ADD?

  • By Brian on 09-19-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Well written and engaging. an adult fantasy novel. what a breath of fresh air in this genre

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,648

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

Worst book in a long time...

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Literally simple-minded from the start. it wants to be a real book(blood, gore) but it then takes a turn in to some of the soppiest passages I've ever read. Seriously no consistency or pace. Story is less believable than pigs flying and it doesn't even involve magic.

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,688
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,653

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete inside look into the teams and the life story of a great American patriot

  • By RenegadeTM3 on 04-28-17

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

This is a book that closely follows the format that chris kyle and other seals have started. it is interesting to listen to and the message is one of determination and perseverence. Good stuff.

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,205

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Don't Believe The Hype!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-17

This book is terrible in every way. The performance is overtly melodramatic. The story is disjointed and is not picturesque in the least. The metaphors are predictable. It's as if the writer is attempting depth but lacks the sensibility entirely. Oh and the grammar! Terrible! I counted at least ten manufactured words and it was quite clear what the writer meant but instead it came out like a child trying to sound older than they are. I don't write negative reviews much but this book is just bad.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the main trilogy

  • By mohamed on 02-25-16

Good book for anyone

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

Good book even if you aren't engaged in the storyline of the other books that are by this author and contain these same characters

  • The Desert Spear

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,272

The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth My Credit

  • By Lauffeuer on 05-27-10

Good Book, Ends Abruptly

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

After a break from fantasy for a bit this was a pleasant return. That is to say it didn't seem overly simplified or predictable. Overall it was an enjoyable listen

  • Level Zero Heroes

  • The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
  • By: Michael Golembesky, John R. Bruning
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban’s grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst narrator ever

  • By Bob Meindl on 07-03-15

good book

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

but I couldn't stand the guy reading it. he made it seem melodramatic and over the top. I hear the author on a podcast. I wish he had read the book

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,081

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

I'm not sure if it was the writing or the way it was read but this seemed to read like a children's book. Other Sanderson series that I have read have been engaging. I found this one wanting. The constant metaphors were just annoying. When comparing this to the other two series I have listened to it was a disappointment

18 of 22 people found this review helpful