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  • PRIME (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 0)

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

When a raid on an insurgent safe house leads to a clue to decoding one of the world's greatest mysteries, the Voynich manuscript, which reveals a recipe for creating the ultimate biological weapon of mass destruction, Delta operator Jack Sigler must forge a new black ops team to avert catastrophe. While bullets fly, he recruits a group of deadly warriors with dangerous secrets, assigning each member a chess piece call sign and dubbing them Chess Team.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent thriller

  • By Marcus on 01-04-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

What a beginning to a wonderful series! Loved it. Black ops mingled with science fiction.

  • Due Justice

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Molly Elston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

When a famous plastic surgeon's decomposed body surfaces in Tampa Bay with a bullet in its head, Federal Judge Willa Carson's "little sister" is caught in a high-stakes game of greedy lawyers, blackmail and deceit. Fiercely independent Carly is the number one suspect. When Carly asks Willa for due justice, Willa has everything to lose. But she risks it all to uncover the conspiracy and keep Carly alive. Can Willa possibly win?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No Justice

  • By Rusty on 01-07-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

My first Willa Carson book and I LOVED IT. Diane Capri is a first rate storyteller. It has all the necessary ingredients of a page turner. Mystery, suspense, tension, well crafted plot, good use of a and entertaining characters! I gave the narrator performance a five because I enjoyed the story so much.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,708
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,519
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,549

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 ROLLS OF ASS CLEANING GOODNESS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-25-15

LOVED IT.

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Gripping right from the start. Blackmore does a great job of putting you into the scene feeling every bit of action.

  • Fatal Enemy

  • Jess Kimball Thriller
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Jess Kimball hadn't been in the same room with Richard Martin for more than a dozen years. He'd find out soon enough that she wasn't a gullible sixteen-year-old anymore. She was his enemy now and he was hers, whether he knew it or not. Jess decided long ago she would never yield to him again. Richard Martin would make his choice tonight. Would they become fatal enemies? In this tense battle of nerve and guile, who will survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Short

  • By Benjamin Thomas on 12-07-18

Good Short

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

This has great suspense, conflict and tension for a short story. Good beginning to the Jess Kimball series.

  • 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 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

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!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

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

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

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  • 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

Overall
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.

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  • 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 442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

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

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 13,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,793

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

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
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!