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  • Tier One

  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,233

John Dempsey's life - as an elite Tier One Navy SEAL named Jack Kemper - is over. A devastating terrorist action catapults him from a world of moral certainty and decisive orders into the shadowy realm of espionage, where ambiguity is the only rule. His new mission: hunt down those responsible for the greatest tragedy in the history of the US Special Ops and bring them to justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This One's a Keeper!!!

  • By shelley on 09-11-16

Seemed like a Vince Flynn Novel light not bad

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

once it got going the book had a good plot it just took awhile to catch on and then once the main team got together three quarters of the book was over.

  • Reset

  • By: Brian Andrews
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 621

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation. Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!

  • By shelley on 04-25-18

Finally got it at the end

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

the story took a long time in order to get started because it seem like it was doing so much background explaining that by the time that the book really got going you almost wanted to put it down but then as it started picking up the characters got more involved in the book made sense the conclusion almost opened up another venue for a second book.

  • Mavericks

  • 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 11,657
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,997

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
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 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 4,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,393

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 12,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,257

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 1,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

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
  • The Best Ocean Thriller Since Jaws!!

  • By Natalie on 04-25-14

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 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

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 6,296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,937

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 918
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

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.