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  • Drift

  • Carrick & Watkins, Book 1
  • By: Jon McGoran
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a 20-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he’s inherited in rural Pennsylvania. Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who’s under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If You're From Philly… SOUND LIKE IT *#*@#!!

  • By Ted on 08-31-15

Decent, not great

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

First, I personally hate heroes who are only really interested in saving their girlfriend. To me it makes the hero petty and trite. But the story was solid, and the action was good.

  • Junk

  • By: Les Bohem
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,550
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,650
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,629

Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens. In the wild, souped-up vision of Les Bohem - the acclaimed, Emmy-winning writer of the Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken - the world is at the end stage of long-range plot that involves a gigantic genetic-engineering project. The aliens who have invaded us have no planet. No spaceship is coming. Instead, a small advance force comes, breeds, and dies - thus becoming an anomaly in our DNA that can’t be explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Junk

  • By glass1748 on 04-01-19

I just couldn’t finish it

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I love Waters as a narrator, and theoretically I love the idea behind this book. But...the execution was awful. Rambling diatribes about nothing, mixed with a taste of action. Trust me and skip this one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood of the Innocent

  • Onset, Book 3
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

The alliance with the Elfin Warriors has allowed the US government’s supernatural forces, the Omicron Branch, to hold the line against the demons and take the war to the Vampire Familias, defeating them in battle and reclaiming their resources. Victory against the vampires, however, leaves David White with a moral dilemma as he captures an entire convoy of freshly turned vampires: beyond saving, but innocent of their species’ crimes. Duty only allows one fate for them - but then an ancient vampire arrives to negotiate for their freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well.....

  • By Walter W. Chu on 09-10-18

A monster killer with a conscience?

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I am SO very disappointed with this overly verbose book, that now includes a monster killer who has all kinds of sympathy for the monsters. What a hot waste of a perfectly good book. I can only hope the series gets better in the future. A socially progressive monster killing dude will die in mediocrity.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black (4 Novel Bundle)

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 29 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Artemus Black doesn't believe in fate...but even a hardened Hollywood PI can question destiny when cases turn ugly. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that's deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? The answer is plenty, and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder - and bad hair days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boy, What a Bargain

  • By W. Brooks on 09-13-18

Nope

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I know why they bundled these books. I could t make it through the first book. I just don’t care about the anger issues of an over privileged white dude.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Detective

  • An Inspector Peter Diamond Investigation
  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 546

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective: a genuine gumshoe, committed to door-stopping and deduction rather than fancy computer gadgetry. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks, and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised -- loved Inspector Diamond!

  • By Tracey on 01-06-13

Eh....a basic story

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Not great, not horrible, just basic. The main character is ok, but nothing in this story was amazing.

  • Spirelli Paranormal Investigations: Episodes: 1-3

  • By: Kate Baray
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Jack's in a crunch. Since he went pseudo-public with Spirelli Paranormal Investigations, his business has sky-rocketed. Debunking the scum who prey on vulnerable targets makes up half his business now. And the rest of his time? Jack's on speed dial with the Texas Lycan Pack, the Inter-Pack Policing Cooperative gives him an occasional ring. He needs an assistant, another investigator, and some additional muscle, but maybe the dragon who just walked in and applied will do for now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narrator

  • By Angela Vickery on 08-02-18

Awful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

This would have been a pretty good book with a better narrator. His inflections were terrible, and made the story intensely boring. I had to struggle to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 8,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,175

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

Simple, but fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

The plot and book itself are pretty straight forward. The author does offer some commentary about America, but overall it was a fun read.

  • Big Machine

  • A Novel
  • By: Victor LaValle
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A massive, beautifully written waste of time!

  • By Angela Vickery on 02-01-18

A massive, beautifully written waste of time!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

I don’t know what it was about, so I don’t know if it was executed well. It’s one of those book where you wait and wait for that one thing that will make this all make sense....and it never comes. LaValle can certainly write. But what he writes about, the people and the situations only make sense in his head.

Save a credit and find something that makes sense.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • To Serve and Protect

  • Onset, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi genre story with plenty of action!

  • By Chris Miller on 01-18-18

Need some failure

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

This was a fun book. The writing was pretty good. The key problem is that the main character never really has any challenges. Stuff happens and he rises easily each and every time. That makes it boring. Great action, but it would be nice to see the character fail and stumble sometimes.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Paths Not Taken

  • Nightside, Book 5
  • By: Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

"I'm John Taylor. I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered - for a price. I left for a while, but I did come back, to make my living doing what I do better than anyone else: Finding things - lost or stolen, real or imaginary. Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Green Man Review's Review

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-23-10

Series going Downhill

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Gotta love John Taylor, but the series is starting to slide downhill. The long periods of pontification is annoying.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful