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  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,522

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SMOAKIN' HOT!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-30-19

Another great Orphan X Novel

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

If you’re a fan of the series then you will love this latest installment. As usual Scott Brick is superb.

  • Everything Is Awful

  • And Other Observations
  • By: Matt Bellassai
  • Narrated by: Matt Bellassai
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 748

From the break-out star of BuzzFeed and the People's Choice Award-winning comedian comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from his life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities. Matt Bellassai has no idea what he's doing. Well, to be fair, he did become semi-Internet famous by getting drunk at work, making him a socially-acceptable - nay - professional alcoholic. He's got some things figured out. But the rest is all just a terrible, disgusting mess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F-ing Hilarious!!

  • By Lydia K. on 11-16-17

Not Funny!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Would you try another book from Matt Bellassai and/or Matt Bellassai?

If this is a representation of future material, no!

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

No

Any additional comments?

I wanted this to be so much better. I read several reviews before purchasing the book and they were mostly favorable. I listened to half before finally giving up. Matt may be very funny on his podcast but this book was far from funny, it was tedious and boring.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ballistic

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,600

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comparable to the first in this series

  • By Ed on 10-30-17

It was good

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

So this is my third endeavor into the Grey Man series. I've liked each one although I think I've liked each successive one a little less than the previous.

  • Amok

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping to the extreme!

  • By Simon on 05-20-15

What is up with all the background noise?

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

The story was okay. Not great. Not awful. Just okay. What really drags it down is the atrocious background sounds and the overly dramatized readings, complete with snotty sounds, coughing (what gives? was this even part of the script? Give the reader a lozenge!), the breathing, jeez the breathing, and finally to cap it off, the craptastic synthesized music at the end of every chapter that just won't stop.

78 of 93 people found this review helpful