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  • Reckoning

  • An American Ghost Thriller
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

After taking out a covert facility run by the Commission, a deep-state syndicate, Nathan Stone has made powerful enemies. He’s a black-ops asset - and he’s gone rogue. But the organization wants payback. Kidnapping Stone’s sister from a Florida psychiatric hospital, the Commission have their asset exactly where they want him. They instruct him to neutralize journalist Mark Mahoney, to whom Stone had previously leaked documents about the Commission and their deadly conspiracy. Now, Nathan Stone has a choice: neutralize Mahoney and kill the story for good, or lose the only family he has left....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding! But is it worth a full credit?

  • By Wayne on 08-12-18

Improvement over the first.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Still technically well written, the story is stronger this time. The characters are given more of an arc.

  • Rogue

  • An American Ghost Thriller
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Nathan Stone was killed in action while serving as a covert CIA operative. Or so everyone thought. In reality he’s become a ghost, a black-ops asset with a new identity and controlled by a secret government organization. The Commission has one aim: to hunt down and assassinate anti-establishment enemies of the state. Its number-one target is Senator Brad Crichton, an ambitious politician with growing support. Stone is ready to take him out, but his plan is soon compromised....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced Action very entertaining.

  • By shelley on 06-08-18

Didn't enjoy it, but it's well done.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

The book is technically well written. On par with the standard of the genre. Didn't enjoy it because there wasn't a protagonist. The main character was a villain with no counter balance.

  • Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon

  • The Rage War, Book 3
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

The Rage launch the ultimate assault on the Human Sphere. Their greatest weapons are the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy - the Xenomorphs. Having fled centuries before, the Rage return to take revenge and claim the planet for their own. Now, through a deal struck with the unlikeliest of allies, the human race may rely on the Predators to ensure mankind's ultimate freedom. Yet even the combined might of the two races may not be enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun SyFy

  • By Christopher V Baker on 10-09-16

A solid ending to the trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

It delivers on the build up of the previous two books. Provides a satisfying ending. Worth spending the time to read all three.

  • Predator - Incursion

  • The Rage War, Book 1
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 613

Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Lola B. on 09-08-16

a good start

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

A good start for the trilogy. Doesn't bog you down in exposition. Will read the next part.

  • 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 1,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

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

On par with the bigger names of the genre.

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

The series keeps getting better. It has established a good rythnm for the characters. Stays away from any political subtext which is uncommon for military thrillers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aliens: Bug Hunt

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Scott Sigler, and others
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the bug hunt

  • By doug thornton on 06-06-18

MEH

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

Very few orginal ideas, with the exception of the story about Burke from aliens. That story was a welcome change of pace. The Mayberry story felt like another prologues not a complete thought.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Predator: Hunters and Hunted

  • By: James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

This audiobook is the official prequel, introducing key concepts that then will explode onto the screen in the movie The Predator. The official prequel novel leads into the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to the Predator Universe

  • By Jay on 09-21-18

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Not terribly orginal or engaging but it did help pass my car ride. The inner monalogue of the predator was intresting

  • Predator: If It Bleeds

  • By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some better than others

  • By Jermain Martinez on 04-03-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Typical mixed bag you find with anthologies. No real stand out story but also no story is terrible. If you enjoy the predator you'll enjoy this. Some stories seem like a good jumping off point for a screen play

  • Hardboiled Horror

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Kevin J Anderson
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Karin Allers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

There's something out there in the dark. There's always something watching. There's always something reaching for you. Always. And sometimes there?s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys. Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Typical anthology, some good some bad

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-19-18

Typical anthology, some good some bad

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The stories were uneven, a few didn't really qualify as horror. A couple stories felt like prologues to full novels as opposed to complete stories.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hollywood Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel

  • Sandman Slim Series, Book 10
  • By: Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to LA, he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood - an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself...because he’s only partially alive. There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again - and this time there will be no coming back. Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed, he’s got to enlist the help of new friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great brook and continuation of Sandman Slim

  • By Jason Hawkins on 08-31-18

Up to the usual standard.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

It's the 10th book you know the troupes and plot beats, if you liked them before you'll like this one too.