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  • Every Deadly Kiss

  • By: Steven James
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers grapples with a baffling series of murders in Detroit - and discovers a terror plot whose roots stretch back centuries. Consulting on a case, Patrick encounters the work of a killer who displays a stunning degree of ruthlessness. Patrick is shocked to find that the slayings are linked not just to his own history with a known terrorist but to a former lover as well - and that her secret past might hold the key to stopping the countless deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early years Patrick Bowers- EXCELLENT!

  • By shelley on 07-06-17

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

Stephan James does it again. Great story with multiple plot lines and great character development. This is a prequel to most of the books in the series but if this is your 1st one it won't harm the enjoyment of the others.

My only disappointment to readers of the series is this book is set about 10 years ago, but the technology used is current technology.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,080

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

This is an amazing story about an unknown WWII hero. I won't go into details so I don't give away anything. It's amazing that almost nothing is known about the 2 main characters. Great listen and I listened to almost nonstop.

  • Hong Kong Black

  • A Nick Foley Thriller
  • By: Alex Ryan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Former Navy SEAL Nick Foley reluctantly agrees to help investigate when American CIA operative Peter Yu goes missing in China. But when Yu's mutilated body washes up on a beach near Hong Kong along with dozens of other victims, the case takes a macabre turn. Suddenly Nick finds himself embroiled in another bioterrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counterterrorism unit and the Chinese CDC, this time involving illegally harvested organs for an unknown and nefarious end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • like many others, but still different!

  • By Trudy Owens on 05-29-17

Looking Forward to next Nick Foley / Dash novel

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

This is the second book in this series. The first book Beijing Red was on of the best books I listened to last summer. This one is as good.

What I like about this book is it is not only a good suspense read, but the author has put together a cast of 5 recurring characters that he plays very well against each other. I'm looking forward to the next novel in this series.

I listen to 2-3 books a week from most of the best selling authors and after a while their plot lines get old. I think at this point Alex Ryan's two books are better than most of the best selling authors.

I would recommend reading Beijing Red first as the author builds on the relationships between the characters

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  • Trap the Devil

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 7
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the US government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way - and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House - whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning - and the president and vice president are next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jay Snyder show become familiar with nomenclatures

  • By Luke on 08-17-17

Good read but not as good as last two Dewey novels

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

I look forward to Ben Coes Dewey Andreas novels. The last two books have been the best books of each summer. While this book is a better read than most of the books I listen to, I can't say it's going to be the best book of the summer.

  • G-Man

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Don P on 05-25-17

Good story but was expecting more

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I've read all Bob Lee Swagger novels and would put this one in the middle of the pack. I found myself researching the details discussed in the story. Book got a little too bogged down in places. I do enjoy the historical aspects in the last couple of novels.

Hopefully there is a next installment in the series.

  • Rogue

  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

Two years ago, Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative—perhaps the best they had when it came to black bag operations. Then one day, in the middle of an operation, with his team around him in the field, Monarch walked away, leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation. Now this ex-soldier, ex-operative, and orphan with a murky past is a thief, stealing from the super-rich and has surfaced in St. Tropez.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must be a relative of Court Gentry

  • By shelley on 02-13-14

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-15

I read listen to about 10 books a month and have been looking for new authors and characters to follow. I chose this book based on other recommendations and was presently surprised. I will definitely put this author on my must read books and catch up on the rest of the books in this series

  • World Without End

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,128

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours too short ...

  • By Henrik on 11-03-07

Exceeded my Expectations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-07

I debated buying this because of the lenght, don't worry about it. Ken Follet does and excellent job of keeping the story line going.

Pillars of the Earth is one of my all time favoite books and this one is as good as Pillars.

41 of 44 people found this review helpful

  • Robert Ludlum's The Moscow Vector

  • A Covert-One Novel
  • By: Patrick Larkin
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

At an international medical conference in Prague, Dr. Fiona Devin, an American scientist attached to the Department of Defense, is contacted by one of her Russian colleagues. Dr. Valentin Petrenko, a specialist in rare diseases, is concerned about a small cluster of deaths in Moscow but even more concerned by the Russian government's refusal to publicly release any information or data on the outbreak. When he meets with Devin to pass on his case notes and samples, the two are attacked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Michael Juden on 08-07-05

Entertaining

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-05

I look forward to each addition to the Covert One Series. This was a good read, however, I missed some of the characters that make this series so enjoyable.