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  • Executive Actions

  • By: Gary Grossman
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn't killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting, entertaining story, so so narration.

  • By aussieGeorge68 on 09-15-13

Great Complex Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

This is a complex tale of political intrigue told in a spellbinding manner. After a dramatic opening, the story seemed to slow into a typical tale of the dynamics between two presidential campaigns. However, as the investigation into the murder of the presidential candidate's wife unfolded the true nature of this book grabbed my attention and held it fast until the end. If you find your attention wandering after the first few chapters, stay with the story and you will be rewarded with a first rate story of espionage.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Redemption: An Action Thriller Novel

  • The David Rivers Series, Book 3
  • By: Jason Kasper
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

David Rivers has returned from a brutal combat mission in Somalia with only one thing on his mind: revenge. After killing his teammates’ betrayer, he’s set his sights on the ultimate prize, assassinating the faceless mastermind who orchestrated their deaths from afar. And for the first time, that prize is within reach. In a feat accomplished by few, David has managed to secure an elusive meeting with the Handler - but nothing in his murderous past could possibly have prepared him for what happens when he finally meets his greatest enemy face-to-face.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Enough With Mind Games

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-18

Enough With Mind Games

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I have hung in with this series because I felt it had potential. However, three books is enough of mind games, very limited action and irrational behavior by the main character and no satisfying resolution to any issue. Clearly, this series isn't for me; I'm done.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Forever

  • A Jack Widow Novel, Book 1
  • By: Scott Blade
  • Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Jack Widow is an elite NCIS Agent. He's the guy sent to hotspots all over the world, undercover among the Navy SEALs. He investigates the kinds of crimes that no one wants to speak of. Until he is pulled off assignment after someone shot his sheriff mother in the head. Now, in order to solve a very personal murder, Jack Widow is forced to return home to a town he hasn't seen in sixteen years. Taken-to-be a worthless drifter, Widow discovers more than his mother at her deathbed. He finds a distraught husband, a missing wife, and the small town of Black Rock, Mississippi, where the people harbor a horrifying secret that they will die to protect. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Jack Widow the son of Jack Reacher?

  • By Wayne on 11-10-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Thank you to reviewer Wayne for your recomendation of this book. As many have mentioned the comparison to Jack Reacher are unavoidable as is the suggestion that Widow is Reacher's son, if the timelines were different. I'm fine with the similar characters because I can't get enough of either! On to the next in this series.

  • American Operator

  • A Tier One Story (Tier One Thrillers, Book 4)
  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395

A shocking attack in Ankara leaves the US Ambassador to Turkey dead and his chief of staff, Amanda Allen, in the hands of brutal terrorists. But Allen is no ordinary diplomat. She’s undercover CIA. The DNI and the President turn to Ember, America’s premier black-ops task force, and its deadliest weapon, former Tier One Navy SEAL John Dempsey, for help. To find Allen, Ember gets embedded in the most dangerous battlefield on Earth: Syria. But when all communications are disabled by an attack in Turkey, Dempsey finds himself with no backup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Andrews and Wilson have done it again!

  • By shelley on 11-08-18

Love this Series

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Ember is the group of operators the US calls upon when something MUST be done. In past books the Ember team has changed and evolved making it difficult to form bonds and function as a well oiled machine. In this book, everything comes together; not only is the action seamless, but we are allowed a deeper peak into the character and spirit of persons forming the team. Deeply satisfying book. While this is a stand alone story, you will get more out of the series by listening to them in order.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Ghost

  • Virgil Flowers, Book 11
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Pinion, Minnesota: a huge city of all of 700 folks who define the phrase ‘small town’. Nothing has ever happened in Pinion, and nothing ever will...until the mayor of sorts comes up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. He’s heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of curious people and making the townsfolk rich overnight. Why not stage a prank in Pinion and do the same? What could go wrong? And then a dead body shows up. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weather is a Cold Storm on Sanfords' books.

  • By Tom Brosman on 12-26-18

Sandford Does it Again

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I find that many authors of series books tend to fall into the formula trap after producing four or five books with the same main characters. To the delight of his legion of fans, Sandford avoids this trend with the Virgil Flowers series. This book is as fresh and interesting as the first book of the series, while maintaining all the elements that make "that f$#king Flowers" so beloved. The hunt for the killer in a small town is complex and believable. I really enjoy the complexity Sandford weaves into the support characters of the townspeople. Sandford does it again; creating an imaginary world you look forward to spending a few hours in and longing for when the story is complete.

  • My Sister's Grave

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,236

Tracy Crosswhite has spent 20 years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah’s disappearance and the murder trial that followed. She doesn’t believe that Edmund House - a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah’s murder - is the guilty party. Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice, Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good...

  • By Rebecca on 10-18-15

Very Well Written

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

This is a heartbreaking story of a woman's 20 year quest to find out what happened to her younger sister. It offered the author the potential to make the emotional side an overriding element of the story. Instead, he merged the emotional elements seamlessly into the investigation, making it a compelling story. I wasn't sure how he would bring the story to a satisfying ending, but he did an outstanding job. Well worth a credit.

  • Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance

  • After Cilmeri, Book 0.5
  • By: Sarah Woodbury
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike.... A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg's life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales.... Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales - and create their own history that defies the laws of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start of a lovely series

  • By moseylissa on 02-21-15

Better Than Most

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I'm not a huge fan of romance novels, but consent to listen to time travel ones when traveling in the car with my sister. Most drive me crazy with the heroine being stupid and illogical and the hero overbearing and dense. Neither occur in this book. Both accept the reality in which they find themselves. I also liked the fact that they became friends before lovers. Most of these books have them tumbling into bed madly in love/lust by the second night. I have given this 5 stars in spite of it not really being my favorite genre. The story is well written, with well developed characters and a plot that keeps your interest. In addition, the switch between the male and female main characters is well done and unique. If historical romance is your passion, you will enjoy this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Revolt

  • By: Salena Zito, Brad Todd
  • Narrated by: Bob Hess
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Standout syndicated columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito, with veteran Republican strategist Brad Todd, reports across five swing states and over 27,000 miles to answer the pressing question: Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it represent a fundamental shift in the electorate that will have repercussions - for Republicans and Democrats - for years to come.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating!

  • By Tresda on 05-20-18

Excellent Analysis

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

I have read several books regarding the unexpected election of Donald Trump. I have found them to be skewed toward the political persuasion of the author, with little insightful analysis as to how the pollsters and political experts misjudged the voters so badly. The authors of The Great Revolt actually interview the Trump voter from the Rust Belt that helped tumble The Democratic Blue Wall. They tie these voters' comments into economic, social, and religious statistics and form a cohesive analysis of why these generational Democrats voted for Trump. The authors also explore what this means for the mid-term elections and the future of each political party. The Great Revolt offers interesting personal commentary without insulting either candidate, an exception in the current political environment. The narrator does an excellent job of conveying the emotions of the voters interviewed. I will be recommending this book to my friends who are truly interested in What Happened.

  • Lethal Agenda

  • Detective Jake Turner, NYPD
  • By: Dillon Cross
  • Narrated by: Conor Hall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Jake finds himself hated by his fellow detectives, and ostracized by his squad, after being accused of negligence in the violent death of his partner the previous year. He is wanted by the mob, on the run, and framed for a murder he did not commit. He has to face up to his past as he fights to save what's left of his future, and comes to the realization that he must choose who he can save, and who he must let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Police Procedural... hope it continues!

  • By shelley on 05-24-18

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I really enjoyed listening to Mr. Cross's story; it is well suited for the audio format. The main character was an up and coming star in the NYPD until his best friend and partner was killed in a drug bust gone wrong. In the year since his friend's death, his personal and professional life has fallen to pieces. The author does a great job of weaving a mystery with the main character's attempt to find ansolution. I also enjoyed the other characters and hope they are given stronger development if Mr. Cross decides to continue with a series. Well worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid attorney he learns how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer. But it's 1982. The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution and determined to prove his client's innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution's case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 10-26-17

Wow, Just Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, but it was not the in-depth character development of the main character that made you feel his every emotion. I throughly enjoyed this book. It is not your typical lawyer/courtroom story, although the courtroom moments are compelling. This book involves the moral and ethical dilemmas defense attorneys face. One of the few books I will listen to again.