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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,071
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,679

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble on Paradise pt. II

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

Keeping up the standard...Advancing the Story

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This is the sixth book in the series and the story is continuing with Skippy and Joe. It is a nice way of looking at a portion of the Saga that does not deal directly with the Merry Band of Prates; but it does give you the background and Continuing Story on what's going on in Paradise. If you take the story for what it is, it is one that does not have a definite ending but could go on for quite some time. You will have to be a fan of the series because you cannot just pick up one book and think that it is going to begin and end in that book. The interactions between Joe and Skippy are always priceless.

  • China Rich Girlfriend

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,646

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story. Discontinuity of narrators.

  • By Rachel on 08-17-15

Entertaining Look into Elite

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

As a continuation of Book 1 it is truly entertaining. It is not a comedy but a sobering thought of how life in ELITE LAND can be.
This tale took a 'Down to Earth' person to put everyone to shame. 'Shame on them' Congratulations Rachel!

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,674

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just Okay

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-18

Go to another world...Good or Bad

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I really loved this book, it did not take me long to finish it because the narrator was very good because the voices came to life through her reading. it would have been nice to have Rachel get even with the very shallow mother, grandmother and so-called Friends that grew up with Nick.

  • Black Ops: The Line

  • By: Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

They killed Patton when he opposed them. They've cowered Presidents into going to war. For more than half a century, a secret organization of Army officers known as The Line has been covertly manipulating US Policy. Now, in a political climate rife with dissent and unrest, The Line has ordered a pivotal top-secret operation that will let the world know who is really in charge: take out the President on Pearl Harbor Day. But The Line didn't count on Boomer Watson and Major Benita Trace....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line...Narrator needs diversity

  • By Paul on 09-08-18

Good story line...Narrator needs diversity

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

It took me a little longer to get through this book...The start seemed to ramble after 20 minutes. I suppose it was to develop the characters. It helped that you sort of know where the story is going; The reader knows that the Line exists; but the Main characters tend to not be convinced AND THE CRISIS IS HAPPENING TO THEM. The writer gets 4 stars for the concept because it COULD be true.

  • Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Max on 05-19-17

Book is probably better than movie will be

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I really liked this 'book of fiction based on fact'.
It underscores the idea that Man always feels like he is the apex predator and that he always underestimates any other animal.
If the Navy is really so close-minded and is all the time thinking about cyoa then we are in trouble.

  • By Order of the President

  • A Presidential Agent Novel
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283

Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola. Hijacking the jet, they then slit the throat of the lone crew and fly to parts unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, and other agencies race to find out what happened, in the process elbowing one another in the sides a little too vigorously. Fed up, the president of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting characters, good plot, slow paced.

  • By Kate on 05-28-13

excellent the second time around

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

this is a book that is worth listening to again because a lot of thought went into it, this is the first in the series which all the others are built on.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Not what I thought...but worth it!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

The storyline was not what I thought it would be when I purchased the audiobook; it started out just like I wanted but then it slowed down painfully slow to the point that I was about to stop reading it. I decided to keep going because I paid the money and I was richly rewarded because of the plots and twists and turns that it provided. In the end it gave me something to think about as far as humans place in the universe.

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  • The Hades Factor

  • A Covert-One Novel
  • By: Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

In the first installment of an exciting new series from Robert Ludlum, a teenage girl in Atlanta, an Army major in California, and a homeless man in Boston all die a horrible and painful sudden death from the devastating effects of an unknown virus. Join the search for the truth behind the deadly virus in this heart-stopping listen!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Deb on 01-17-05

This is the third time through

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

yes, this is the third time that I've listened to this book and I still believe that it is the first in a series that only got BETTER as time went on dealing with Covert One.

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,187

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another intense Gray Man/Court Gentry novel!

  • By Wayne on 02-21-18

Classic Grey Man

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

This is one of the most fast moving Grey Man stories ever. It wasn't until the end that the first portion made sense though.
I loved the fighting portions...Just like the classic storyline, Cort does things and then other people add to the actions to make it HISTORIC....LOVE IT

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,316

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

This is in the same vein as many good heroes!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Evan is cut from the same cloth as alk of the MEN stated at the beginning þ of the book. I will be reading more! Orphan X is the man.