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  • The Jungle

  • John Milton, Book 9
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world's seedy underbelly. But when the former British Secret Service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he'll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path. After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Up To Some of the Others In the Series

  • By Kathryn on 08-11-16

Reacher like

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

If you like Lee Child's Reacher series. you will like this. It is predictable but enjoyable.

  • Special Circumstances

  • Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez Legal Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Sheldon Siegel
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder, and Daley is instantly catapulted into a high-profile investigation involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him. As he prepares his case, Daley uncovers the firm's dirtiest secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just a Really Good Listen

  • By Ted on 06-25-17

A great series start...

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

I found this series by accident, liked the book I read, and came back to the beginning. It isn't a book for the ages, but it is an entertaining summer legal thriller.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Buried Book

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,782

It's 1952, and Jasper isn't allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He's lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle's good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she's coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Hurts

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-30-18

Decent, but not as strong as Dead Key

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Story was decent but predictable. Her first book was awesome because it was such a different setting.

  • The War Planners, Book 1

  • By: Andrew Watts
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

There is evidence in the news almost every day: territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China's ongoing military buildup, cyber-attacks on the US government. It's this century's cold war...until it turns hot. A CIA operative in Shanghai sends a message to Langley, and then goes missing. An inner-circle of Chinese government officials has set in motion plans to do the unthinkable - to invade the United States of America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Matt Chamberlain on 01-19-16

An interesting story....

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Starts with an interesting concept, and goes in a direction that will make you uncomfortable. But this is a great story., and really makes you think.

  • Long Knives

  • By: Charles Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Christopher Lane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Jenna James’ life has been smooth-sailing since she left the high-powered law firm of Marbury Marfan. She’s happily ensconced as a professor at a prestigious law school, where she’s well liked by her students, coupled up with a handsome colleague, and on track for tenure. But things take a shocking turn one morning when a student, Primo, comes to Jenna’s office seeking her advice about a treasure map he recently inherited. When Primo turns up dead and Jenna is suddenly the prime suspect in a murder investigation, everyone turns on her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disaster on Campus

  • By Charles Atkinson on 03-05-14

Slow start, good ending.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

This is a sequel, and that makes a huge difference. Without previously reading the first book, I might not have stayed with it.

  • Fallen Palm: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series, Volume 2
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Jesse McDermitt lives on an isolated island in the Florida Keys where he runs a charter fishing business. Retired from the Marine Corps for six years, he wants nothing more than to relax, fish, dive, and enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the islands.Russ, his former Sergeant and old friend, dies unexpectedly in a mysterious scuba diving accident and Jesse becomes suspicious. His friend's son comes to south Florida to ask Jesse if he would take him to a remote reef to spread his father's ashes and the two men discover that Russ was murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fallen Palm

  • By Patricia Bennett on 03-06-16

A fun read.....

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

some great characters (especially the dog), and a genuinely good story about life in general, but, the ending comes up suddenly, with some tough twists. Overall, very good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fallen Out: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series, Volume 1)

  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

When Jesse McDermitt retires from the Marine Corps at age 37, he has no idea what he will do for the rest of his life. He only knows he doesn't want to spend the coming winter anywhere cold. His greatest skill is killing people from up to a mile away, and he knows there aren't many job opportunities in the civilian world for that. However, he also knows his way around boats and has an old friend living free and easy in the Florida Keys.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mary Sue alert

  • By A. L. Blevins on 04-11-16

great audio, sets up intestine series.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

by itself, this story is only ok. but it has potential to be an interesting series.

  • The Rented Mule

  • A Novel
  • By: Bobby Cole
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business, the Tower Agency. But for Cooper, things aren’t turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments - Cooper can’t remember the last time they had sex. And Cooper’s troubled business partner, Gates Ballenger, is scheming to sell the Tower Agency out from under him. When a gang of criminals is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper’s life goes completely off the rails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plot Twists Galore!

  • By Andy on 03-13-14

It is a good story, well told.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

This story was interesting, all the characters were well developed, and the ending was not obvious.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Some Degree of Murder

  • By: Frank Zafiro, Colin Conway
  • Narrated by: Conor Hall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

A young woman has been murdered in River City. Police Detective John Tower is assigned to the case but there are few clues to go on. As he digs into the case, he's soon picking up hints that this murder may not be the killer's first...or his last. Virgil Kelly lives in the shadowy world of the criminal underground. He's just arrived in River City with a single-minded mission: find his daughter's killer and bury him. In his search for a murderer, Tower uses his experience and training along with all the expertise of modern forensics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good police story

  • By Bill M. on 03-20-16

Good police story

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Good storyline that is well told. it is a clever idea to tell it from two perspectives.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moon Underfoot

  • A Jake Crosby Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Cole
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Eighteen months have passed since Jake and his daughter endured a harrowing ordeal in the Alabama woods. To save his child, Jake killed two men working with notorious drug runner Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels. Jake’s grateful that they survived, but can’t shake the feeling that the horror isn’t over and that retribution is coming. His actions cost Moon Pie his best friends and nearly two years of business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Tracie on 03-07-16

Excellent Sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-21-16

This story picked up 18 months after the Dummy Line, built on the characters, introduced some great new ones, and was thoroughly enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful