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  • 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 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

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 and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

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 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,245

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
  • The Gift of Time is a Gift!

  • By The Zombie Specialist on 12-07-17

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 903
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

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 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,543

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 15,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,917

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.

  • The Lions of Lucerne

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,115

On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has just become a nightmarish reality: thirty Secret Service agents have been viciously executed and the vacationing president of the United States kidnapped by one of the most lethal terrorist organizations in the Middle East - the Fatah Revolutionary Council. But surviving agent and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath doesn't believe the Fatah Revolutionary Council is responsible for the attack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Scott Harvath

  • By Carol on 11-18-12

Scott H. is the Man

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Scott Horvath takes the fact of clearing his name to all type of levels this book one gives you just the start of the many things that he can do. obviously he has learned is tradecraft real well and this book only touches on some of the things that he's learned. a couple times I would have given the people that told him to stop a couple colorful metaphors, if I were him ,I would have asked for a lot more at the end .

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,407

Ten years ago Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Nice continuation...but

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I really wanted to like this book because it IS A good story.
But, the only characters that have made progress by way of their personality was Michael who was Tin in the last book and also Jordan who was second in command in the last book but now he is the captain, all the other characters made marginal progress or none at all even though the book timeline had increased by 10 years. Halfway through the read I knew there had to be a third book coming because it left too many points open or not concluded. I hope this is just a trilogy.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,527
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,485

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

Good Read...BUT wft ending...

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

the story was a great concept and the way in which it was developed kept you on the edge of your seats from the beginning to the end. But the ending really did not go well with me what is this, A cowboy rides off into the sunset? Xavier could have done so much for the coming group of helldivers, so why did you have to let him go off into the sunset ... did not understand that one. Bad move.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,095
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,944

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first three

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Continued the Saga...alittle

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

I like the story, it started out cutting a wrinkle in the the way in which the Flying Dutchman Dutchman's crew interacted with new leadership but kept the base people. it seems that's all the story kept to the same formula of having one main goal but putting minor goals throughout the timeline the one part that was interesting was getting on the planet of their enemy and functioning. I don't want to give away the story but that was interesting. not bad but not great.