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  • The Trident Deception

  • By: Rick Campbell
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - sets out on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders didn't come from the US government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Richard on 04-23-14

Better than Hunt for Red October!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-14

What did you love best about The Trident Deception?

Rick Campbell's first novel hit it out of the park! Very plausible story, realistic description of submarine tactics, operations, and procedures. He should know, he is a career submariner. I can hardly wait for its sequel, hopefully with the same narrator.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,511
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,492

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

Best thriller ever!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

What made the experience of listening to The Survivor the most enjoyable?

Kept you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Survivor?

The tenderness shown at Nate's father's cabin between the once estranged family members.....in sharp contrast to the other horrific scenes.

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is my favorite reader. He made a powerful and suspenseful book even more powerful and suspenseful.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Be prepared to be on a roller coaster ride of thrills.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight House

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finely crafted

  • By Moku on 10-09-10

Slow and not much excitement

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-11

Not a page turner. Well read but story shallow and little action in a 14 hour book.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Blood

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,363

One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!

  • By Bob on 09-25-10

Great read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-10

I really like Conger for the Flowers character. Sanford has really set the standard with the Prey and Flowers mysteries. The only down side is I probably will avoid Minnesota in the future. Too many creeps.

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,650

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Great Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-07

Johnson writes on a par with Pat Conroy...(Beach Music). He does his homework ... he is authoritative whether talking about fly fishing, Wyoming, Medical injuries, wine, firearms, or forensic matters.... His descriptions of scenes and characters are vivid. It is not the story but the storytelling that makes this book remarkable. I have just bought his next two in the series and can't wait to start them.

28 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Night Fall

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,536

Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline

  • By Ms Discus on 11-28-04

Great story looking for a better ending!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-07

This was an excellent story until the ending. It left you entirely unsatisfied and made the intricate preceding storyline irrelevant. However I wouldn't miss (and didn't)his next book ---- which was better...Wild Fire.

  • Wild Fire

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157

The Executive Board of an exclusive men's club meets to talk about 9/11 and finalize a retaliation plan, known by a code name: Wild Fire. That weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is found dead. It's up to Detective John Corey and his wife, FBI Agent Kate Mayfield, to unravel a terrifying plot that starts with the Custer Hill Club and ends with American cities locked in the crosshairs of a nuclear device.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Steven on 11-22-06

A Great Read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-07

I loved this author and reader. Though the story was a little James Bondish it still held my interest. The characters are enjoyable. I read earlier reviews which said this is not as good as his earlier books...Lions Gate and Night Fall. I don't know about that but I intend to find out....and I hope that reviewer is correct because I have a lot to look forward to. It is great to discover a new author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

  • By: Shelby Foote
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368

The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the great literary achievements of all time

  • By Judd Bagley on 01-09-09

Wonderful Experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-07

I love Shelby Foote! From the PBS series on the Civil War, I came to know him. The audio, which I listen to while looking at the maps and illustrations in the paperback version of his three volume set, is wonderful. He describes the events with precision and the characters are described in such a manner that you come to actually "know them" and visualize them. My only suggestion....and it does not deminish the five star rating I give, is the quality of the recording...I am sometimes irritated at what appears to be some faint background noise of someone else talking... and I wish that Shelby had actually recorded it...his voice is so distinctive and expressive.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful