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  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,081

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

One of the worst Reacher books yet.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

In what is a twelve hour book, you really didn't know what was happening until 10 hours had elapsed. Besides the poor structure of the book, the context of the book is a theft of the movie HARD TARGET. At least in Hard Target you had much better villains!

  • The Winter of Frankie Machine

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

Frank Machianno is a late-middle-aged ex-surf bum who runs a bait shack on the San Diego waterfront. An affable Italian with a love of people and life, he's a stand-up businessman, devoted father, and a beloved fixture in the community. He's also a hit man - specifically, a retired hit man. Back in the day when he was one of the most feared members of the West Coast Mafia, he was known as Frankie Machine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine is a ray of sunshine

  • By The Lance Gifford on 10-30-10

One of the best Audible books ever!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This book though it is R rated (violence) it is terrific. Don Winslow is an exceptional writer. I have enjoyed every book of his I have listened to. I now plan to put all of his books in my library..I couldn't stop listening to this story.. The reader, Dennis Boutsikaris, did a wonderful job and (for me) the story was compelling. You can't help but like Frankie no matter what he does. What a well crafted lead character. Great book for readers who like action!

  • Barely Legal

  • By: Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what a refreshing change!

  • By BME on 08-28-17

Not up to Stuart Woods standards

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

I enjoy Stuart Woods books because of 2 things. I like his style of writing and I enjoy the characters. His books are easy reading and not crazy confusing plots. His books are enjoyable reads. I don't really know what happened, but this book is convoluted, confusing, and unlike any other Stuart Woods book I have read. Perhaps it is the vision of the guy who co-wrote the book with him...Whatever it is I didn't like it. Stuart Woods fans should listen and see if they feel as I do.

  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,858

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story

  • By ScottG on 10-27-16

So Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

What would have made Order to Kill better?

That ending is just terrible...Vince did it in an earlier story and it was much better the first time.

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

EVERYTHING!

Any additional comments?

Vince Flynn has always been my favorite author, but since his death in 2013 his FILL IN AUTHOR - KYLE MILLS - is just not doing it for me. Oh, its better than most books because it has Mitch Rapp, Irene Kennedy, and Scott Coleman, etc. and by the way GEORGE GUIDALL. GEORGE ASK THEM TO PAY YOU DOUBLE ON THE NEXT BOOK! They wouldn't make all that money without George. The Good Lord knows its not the writing!

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  • War Shadows

  • Tier One, Book 2
  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850

John Dempsey, former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator, is back. Only a few months into his new life as an operative for Ember, the United States' most covert counterterrorism entity, he must stop an old nemesis who's resurfaced after ten years of operating in the shadows. From the deserts of Iraq, through the jungles of Guatemala, to the streets of suburbia, Dempsey and his Ember team race against time to stop a series of horrific and devious attacks against the homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sequel to Tier One doesn't disappoint

  • By Trudy Owens on 02-24-17

Couldn't be much better!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Would you listen to War Shadows again? Why?

I have been been very critical of many books I have read lately, but not this one. The hero is not superman (Jack Reacher). the story is alarmingly real and I really enjoyed the trip. IF you like military thrillers, I urge you to get this book. One comment about Ray Porter...he is one of the best narrators there is today. Get the book you won't be disappointed (Tier One, the first book in the series is just as good if you want to start at the beginning).

  • The Survivor

  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,728

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-15

An Incredibly Poor Book!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Look I am a huge Mich Rapp fan, but this this new author MILLS has completely ruined it for me. I will try one more book to see if he can do better. But I do not have much hope.

What could Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Vince could have lived....

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

George Guidall did his usual incredible narration.

Any additional comments?

So sad....This is one of of my favorite series....oh well...I will go back to book one - "American Assassin" and start again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Man's Land: John Puller, Book 4

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,426

John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncle Sam likes his deniability...

  • By shelley on 11-16-16

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Would you listen to No Man's Land again? Why?

I will listen to this book again...there are always little things you miss.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I loved the character that Baldacci added in this Puller series book. Paul is a complicated and extremely interesing guy. I hope he continues in upcoming Puller books

Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer – was your favorite?

I liked Paul.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't want to stop listening...great book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,450

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Overshadowed by its Perfect Predecessor

  • By Derek on 02-16-17

I give up!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

What was most disappointing about Mark Greaney’s story?

So far....2+ hours into the book, I have no idea what Cort Gentry's assignment is. Cort is Greaney's main character in the GRAY MAN series.

What does Jay Snyder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jay Synder was great!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gunmetal Gray?

I am a Greaney fan...I enjoyed his other GRAY MAN books...But I'm tired of waitng for him to get to the point.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Advocate's Daughter

  • A Thriller
  • By: Anthony Franze
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,029

A Washington, DC, lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss, and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington, DC, power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous legal thriller! Supreme Court intrigue!

  • By Wayne on 03-22-16

This book is Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Would you try another book from Anthony Franze and/or Robert Petkoff?

I would never try another book from this Author.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I think of the 400+ books I have bought in Audible this was the worst. The story could have been good.....but the Author just ruined it. It was a true disappointment! I never write negative comments....so you know this really hit a nerve with me!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Third Target

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588

When New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins hears rumors that an al-Qaeda splinter cell has captured a cache of chemical weapons inside Syria, he knows this is a story he must pursue at all costs. Does the commander of the jihadist faction really have the weapons? If so, who is the intended target? The U.S.? Israel? Or could it be Jordan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense and good characters

  • By S. Vanalstine on 01-26-15

This is the worst action book I have ever read!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

What disappointed you about The Third Target?

In my opinion...Then writer totally suspends any sense of reality. Two points really stand out: 1. The main character is a journalist with no military
training at all. He gets involved in fire fights with trained terrorist teams and comes out like Mitch Rapp. Ridiculous! 2. He has face to face meetings with the US president, King of Jordan, Mossad, and Terrorist Leaders within the period of this book (short time). I listened to the whole book thinking it would get better...the ending was even more disappointing. Don't waste your credits. I even scored the reader down because he couldn't make it interesting. I do have one more Rosenberg book in my library...It doesn't have the same characters,so I will give him one more chance. Other people score his books so highly. Not this one for me!

What could Joel C. Rosenberg have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He could not make it interesting.

What character would you cut from The Third Target?

The main character.

Any additional comments?

What a horrible plot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful