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  • The Spy

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance

  • By Robert on 06-08-18

Too much for me

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Struggled to make it to the end. Another bullet proof gangbusting Jed Walker. Totally over the top. Not one of my favourites.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Harry Bosch

  • By Lia on 11-26-17

Another fine work by Connelly<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The Bosch series continues to excel. This one is one of the best. Good story, well presented. Very enjoyable.

  • The Deceivers

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share - and it will lead Wells to the deadliest mission of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Topical political/espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 02-07-18

A great story by a five-star reader. Well paced.<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

One of the best books of its genre... Berenson is at the top of his game . I'll go back to ensure I've read all the John Wells series..in case I missed one or 2 along the way.

  • House of Spies

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Allon is back and out for revenge - determined to hunt down the world's most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin. Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's West End.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another top tier effort from Daniel Silva

  • By Mark on 11-28-18

Smooth story telling..at its best

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

About as it gets. Well paced, up to date, credible and so well delivered. Sets a very high bar.

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,523

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

Over done - and I'm all done

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

What disappointed you about Enemy of the State?

Lack of credibility - exaggeration - fail to connect ... these comments spring to mind. I gave up on this one - even though I have enjoyed some of the earlier Mitch Rapp stories. The narration is first rate but failed to overcome some of the story line shortcomings.

  • Storming Heaven

  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Murderer, terrorist, and international arms-dealer Henri Cazaux is the world's most wanted man. Taking off from Chico Municipal Airport in a cargo plane bloated with stolen missiles and high explosives, Cazaux looks down to see the fiery orange glow of his devastating ambush, an ambush put in place to stop the US Marshals and ATF officers who were looking to arrest him. With many dead and wounded, the US military, in concert with these embittered lawmen, rally against this clear and present danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If only someone with power had known this ...

  • By Julie Mckinley on 05-30-18

detailed.. obsessively detailed<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18


Way too much detail on every plane, missile, weapon, etc spoiled this book... plus a crazy and implausible plot line. the presenter did a great job

  • The Night Ranger

  • A John Wells Novel, Book 7
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

Four friends, recent college graduates, travel to Kenya to work at a giant refugee camp for Somalis. Two men, two women, each with their own reasons for being there. But after twelve weeks, they’re ready for a break and pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. They get more than they bargained for. Bandits hijack them. They wake up in a hut, hooded, bound, no food or water. Hostages. As a personal favor, John Wells is asked to try to find them, but he does so reluctantly. East Africa isn’t his usual playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wells is finally moving out of the desert

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 03-02-13

Terrific perfornance

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

Great performance..as I've become used to. interesting setting. credible portrayal of Somali militia. Enjoyed the book

  • The Wolves

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; and other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book needs a warning: contains graphic harm against children

  • By Andrew on 03-28-17

Narration at its very best

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Overall - my highest rating yet ( over 200 books "consumed"). Astonishing narration / performance - across various accents - and faultless. A fast moving story across several countries / cities... a very high standard overall. A keeper - will revisit in a few years.

  • Use of Force

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later a body washes ashore. Identified as a high-value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the "spectacular attack" they have been fearing all summer?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Urgently Important Story But ...

  • By PB on 07-04-17

Abridged version ..still a good read

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Good pace, good storyline and a variety of locales with another excellent performance..in in all a satisfying thriller

  • Time of Death

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen's hometown. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect's wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in 25 years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Larry H. Kenfield on 03-12-17

Mediocre English crime and cop story

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Nothing of note in this book. Not a page-turner ..the author has narrated well, and is easy to listen to.