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  • Hard Wired

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 3
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

When an ex-Delta Forces operative dies in a car wreck in Miami, the FBI dismiss it as a tragic accident. But Jon Reznick isn't so sure - especially when he learns that his teetotal former colleague was apparently drunk at the wheel. Reznick's one-man investigation quickly enters dangerous territory when it becomes clear that this was merely the first in a series of mysterious deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment with Jon Reznick!

  • By shelley on 01-01-18

EPIC THRILLER

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

JB Turner puts the THRILL in THRILLER. Narrator Jeffrey Kafer delivers an epic performance making the book that much better.

  • 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 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

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

A Blockbuster!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

What a thrill! Nathan Stone is awesome. J. B. Turner writes a unique kind of thrillers full of tension, action and suspense.

  • The Enigma Factor

  • The Enigma Series, Book 1
  • By: Charles V Breakfield, Roxanne E Burkey
  • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Jacob has settled into a quiet routine of a techno geek after his mother dies. The plans he made are disrupted when he discovers his life is in danger. He sets off on a mission that takes him into new technology views and exposes to him the inner-workings of unknown global technologists. Jacob learns that safeguards for technology are always evolving and being exploited. His challenge becomes how to keep ahead of the criminals and identify who to trust.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start to a new series

  • By Matthew on 07-16-17

The Beginning

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This book was quite interesting in its scope of computers, programming and cyber security. I understood some of the technical jargon, but definitely not all of it. However, it did fascinate me as I tried to wrap my head around the overall plot of the book. Jacob, young programmer and his relationship with a mysterious European encryptionist named Petra was one of the highlights. Jacob's life is turned upside down when he's caught in the middle of an international game of rogue hackers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Enigma Rising

  • The Enigma Series, Volume 2
  • By: Charles V. Breakfield, Roxanne E. Burkey
  • Narrated by: Derek Shoales
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When a Brazilian industrialist hires the R-Group, the world's most elite information-gathering unit to track the disappearance of his daughter - a dangerous - but quiet hunt begins. But just finding her doesn't mean all will be well. The team in Switzerland follows the leads from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean, but the data trail is leading nowhere. Sometimes the most important clues come from unlikely sources.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller but not technothriller

  • By Lomeraniel on 11-18-17

Fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I also love the narrators who can place emphasis where it needs to be.  One of my pet peeves is a monotone, dull narrator that drives me nuts. Shoales does a good enough job to grab your attention and bring you into the story. Shoales grabs your attention enough to follow the story and invest in each character. His pacing and emphasis added to the depth of the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Material Witness

  • A Joe Ledger Bonus Story
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

This short thriller takes Joe Ledger into the mysterious, troubled town of Pine Deep, Pennsylvania, the setting for Maberry’s chilling Pine Deep Trilogy. In Pine Deep, nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • get The Missing Files instead

  • By kms86 on 04-23-12

A nice bonus

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A nice short story jam packed with action, intrigue and suspense. Don't miss this one!

  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,004

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

A Blockbuster

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

So glad I found this series. One of the best books of the year. The narrator Ray Porter was absolutely flawless. Great book!

  • Love and Hate: In Nazi Germany

  • By: Ryan Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Christopher Sherwood
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

World War II: A young Nazi guard stationed in a ghetto in Regensburg, Germany, finds himself in a time and place that he hates. He has never directly participated in the bloodletting but has done nothing to stop it. He wonders if his soul can be saved. He saves a Jewish girl's life when ordered to murder her. He refuses despite the consequences. Perhaps the girl he saved can save him. Maybe she can be the key to his redemption and a light for his soul, to guide the way home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. just WOW.

  • By Haddie H. on 09-05-18

A Riveting Story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Emotionally riveting story of love and hate of a Nazi guard and young Jewish girl. Well told, gripping saga that puts on display the struggles of living in Nazi Germany. But in the midst of all the chaos, there’s a beacon of light and hope. This book had me on the edge of my seat to find out what happens next. The narrator did a splendid job with a German accent which gave it a more authentic feel for the reader.

  • Countdown

  • A Prequel Story to Patient Zero
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force … who’s about to get a serious promotion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecessary

  • By John on 06-27-12

A Packed short story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Exceptional narrating and writing give this short read a big impact. Loved it. On to the next book!

  • Gone to Ground

  • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
  • By: Rachel Amphlett
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Full of suspense

  • By Benjamin Thomas on 09-09-18

Full of suspense

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

DI Kay Hunter and her team have their hands full trying to solve this case. Full of suspense, indentifying the victims of heinous crimes proves to be a worthy challenge. Narrator does an excellent job with several remarkable accents, male and female voices.

  • The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery

  • The Adventures of Zelda Richardson, Volume 2
  • By: Jennifer S. Alderson
  • Narrated by: Carol Purdom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery - rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer - he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of modern masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, presumably lost forever. That is, until American art history student Zelda Richardson sticks her nose in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving Art through good times and bad.

  • By cosmitron on 04-22-18

An excellent mystery.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

An exceptional art mystery and entertaining narrator performance to match. I really enjoyed this one.