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  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,656

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent GRAY MAN book - I can't wait for more...

  • By shelley on 02-17-16

Grey Man Series is Good

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I started this series as just an offshoot. I had no books in my regular series and I wanted a book. It ended up being very good.
The Grey Man is an enjoyable character.
Greaney is not a Baldacci for the BlackOps stuff but he is a da** good second.
I love the characters, and how he has manipulated the world around them.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No, but enough that I will buy every book he writes.
I don't just see if there is a new "Grey Man" book. I look at the Greaney site to see if he has any new books, because I will get the next.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,180

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Not my favorite Badacci Series

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Where does The Last Mile rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Lower third

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Its a good story. I just don't find this character as engaging as all of the others.
It is still a decent book and I shall purchase the third in this series if it is written.

  • Maestro

  • Legend of Drizzt: Homecoming, Book II
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME !!!

  • By George on 04-13-16

Drizzt is the hero of ALL

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Would you listen to Maestro again? Why?

Yes. I will be reading it soon too.

What other book might you compare Maestro to and why?

Every Drizzt book is amazing.

What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

He does a good job. I prefer to read but don't have the time.

  • The Traveler

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

In 267,000 BCE the continent was its own world, untouched by the planetwide catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs over 65 million years before. A traveler arrives in the jungles of this ancient world who will fight to survive carnivorous creatures in a land never meant for humankind. In another time and in a land far distant, men and women struggle to recover from the loss of so many of their own in a battle. Inside of this group, Colonel Jack Collins has summoned the best of the best from the most secretive organization in the United States government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Event Group continue to rock!

  • By Matthew on 07-24-16

The Event Series is fun.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Traveler to be better than the print version?

I always prefer paper for every story. The surroundings and performer place their interpretation upon the story; impeding my own imagination.
Now if you can't read, listen!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. The event series is not going to make anyone cry. There will be chuckles and "great jobs" though.

Any additional comments?

The series is fun. I enjoy the writer. He has grown the characters in fantastic ways. They have changed as people should after their experiences.

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  • The Dakota Cipher

  • By: William Dietrich
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Ethan Gage, the hero of Napoleon's Pyramids and The Rosetta Key, just wants to enjoy the fruits of victory after helping Napoleon win the Battle of Marengo and end an undeclared naval war with the United States. But a foolish tryst with Bonaparte's married sister and the improbable schemes of a grizzled Norwegian named Magnus Bloodhammer soon send Ethan on a new treasure hunt on America's frontier that will have him dodging scheming aristocrats and hostile Indians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gage is good

  • By Craig H. on 10-21-16

Gage is good

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

If you could sum up The Dakota Cipher in three words, what would they be?

The series is fun. It has some history lessons. It has some facts. It has some fantasy. It has some outlandish characters that are just plain fun.Is this a story/series that will win a Pulitzer? No!Can you have fun listening to this book? Yes!

Which character – as performed by William Dufris – was your favorite?

Gage is the best. He is fun. He is a cad and a goofball. He knows this and just goes with it. You just have to love him.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,224

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

JK Rowling is good but not great at Detective

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Where does The Cuckoo's Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a good book. Its not a great book. I enjoyed it enough to buy the rest of the series. She, as usual, follows her plot and theme well. She has some good twists. The characters are believable and fun. I just never got into the whole mystery. It never grabbed me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Can't say. a few were good, but no one grabbed me.

  • The Guilty

  • Will Robie, Book 4
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,280

Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted Baldacci; got a bad Grisham impersonation

  • By Robb on 04-23-16

Forgot my title

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I'm a huge fan of Mr. Baldacci's work and read everything he writes. I don't actually enjoy this series though. I like the premise. I like the characters enough. His books, as usual, have all the right parts. Good theme. Good plot line. Nice twists.
I just cannot get into this series.
I miss John Carr.

  • Carpathian

  • Event Group, Book 8
  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Rumors of the seemingly magical victory that allowed the Exodus of Israelites from Egypt have resonated through the archaeological world for decades. Now evidence has been discovered that explains how the ancient Hebrews destroyed the unstoppable army of Pharaoh - a tribe of warriors who disappeared after the destruction of the City of Jericho, taking with them the most valued treasures of a people without a homeland. Today a treasure of a different kind is unearthed at the lost ruins of Jericho, one that will change the history of God’s Chosen people for all time - the petrified remains of an animal that could not exist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So there really are critters out there!!

  • By Matthew on 04-22-14

Big bad wolf ate all 3 pigs!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

Golemon has become a better writer with every book. I enjoy how he incorporates history and fiction for a harmonious theme. His characters have grown to become extremely in depth and personality. His plots flow well. His characters don't break their true callings even in the face of death. He never abandons his characters depths.
I labeled his books as good in earlier parts of the series but he has become a prime writer in my search for books.

  • Event

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Series.

  • By Frank on 07-29-13

Nice ideas

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

What did you love best about Event?

The unpredictability of the story line. You really think it is going in a strait line, but the curves in the path are the best parts.

What did you like best about this story?

Loss of proof?

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed this author. The next books flow well and he is consistent with his characters and their lives.

  • The Impossible Race

  • By: Chad Morris
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Every year the futuristic school, Cragbridge Hall, holds its most popular tournament, the Hunt: a series of challenges that range throughout the school and require the use of its amazing inventions like its holographic time machine! But this year is different. Rather than a monetary or academic reward, this year's winner will be the recipient of a carefully-guarded school secret: a secret that could prove both powerful and dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My nerves were on edge - literally

  • By Krista Jasper on 06-14-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

Where does The Impossible Race rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good clean fun

What did you like best about this story?

The changing premises of time travel.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

The stories are enjoyable. Mr. Morris writes very well.
The story lines are easily followed. His plot is consistent and evolving. He incorporates just enough history to be educational in a small amount.