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  • The Harry Starke Series: Books 10 - 12

  • The Harry Starke series, Boxed Set 4
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The Harry Starke saga continues - more than 1,000 five and four-star reviews. Now you can continue the ride: almost 900 pages of murder, mystery, sex, corruption, and revenge, all the ingredients for three mind blowing thrillers. From the lightning-paced quest for revenge by an assassin hired by Harry's arch enemy in Calaway Jones, to the hunt for an ingenious serial killer in Emoji, to murder, sex, and alternative lifestyles in Hoodwinked, they will keep you listening late into the night - you won't be able to put them down! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Never Disapoint

  • By Matt on 08-02-18

These Never Disapoint

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I have listened to every Harry Starke book starting with number 1. They are all good. Maybe some day the author will run out of new ideas and the series will get stale, but it sure hasn’t happened yet.
The narrator has been the same since #1 and I can’t imagine anyone better at being Harry at this point. Looking forward to the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Great Party! Sorry About the Murder! (A Milo Rathkey Mystery)

  • By: D.B. Elrogg
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Real estate magnet James Bonner is murdered in his office after his New Year's Eve Party. The widow has a long-standing grudge. The son has gambling debts, and a couple of low life thugs are hanging around. Why? Is it the kid's gambling debt or something more sinister? One-time cop turned private eye Milo Rathkey just had his life turned upside down. That's why he was invited to the party. That's why he talked with the soon to be corpse. And that's why the cops want him in on the investigation. Mary Alice it was a great party...sorry about the murder. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, fun book!

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 06-06-18

Nice twist at the end!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Milo goes from following spouses to living high and solving a really interesting murder. An every man kind of PI with keen insight.

Will be looking forward to the next in the series.

I thought the narrator delivered this with exactly the right tine for the character.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

  • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Something almost happens then nothing.

  • By M. Pratt on 07-28-18

Another winner by Jack Knapp

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I really enjoyed Jack Knapp's Darwin's World series so when I saw this I had to try it.

This is just as good, maybe better. They do need to fix the audio in the beginning of Chapter 24 where a few sentences are repeated. Other than that however the production is fine.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • NEO: Near Earth Objects

  • The New Frontiers Series, Book 3
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

World War III is about to break out. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the enigmatic extraterrestrials called the Flickers have returned with a warning: do not venture beyond the moon. Faced with the ultimate threat, can humanity put aside their differences and unite to face the common danger?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best so far

  • By Matt on 03-12-18

The best so far

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Tighter and faster moving than the first two. Both the author and the narrator seem to be getting better with each new title.. Looking forward to #4.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Boxed Set, The Darwin's World Series: Includes Darwin's World, The Trek, and Home

  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 33 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Three complete novels. Thirty-three hours of survival action. If you're a fan of Robert A. Heinlein, Jean Auel, and S. M. Stirling, you're going to love Jack L. Knapp. Thousands of copies have been downloaded. This is survivalism at its best...in an Earth that never knew humans!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay until the very end.

  • By Robert on 09-23-17

Unique in many ways

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Usually any book with time travel as the basis for the entire plot is more than enough to get my interest. Here add in everything you ever wanted to know about stone age man, a little sex, some big fight scenes with extinct predators, and a study in building a working society from scratch. What's not to like?

My only complaint might be it is almost too educational in some ways. I really didn't need to know all that much about making a fire.

Loved the narration. There were dozens of characters coming and going through the three books contained in this set yet I always knew who was talking.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Harry Starke Series: Books 4-6

  • The Harry Starke Series Boxed Set, Book 2
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Anyone who is a fan of Harlan Coben, Lee Child, or Tami Hoag will love Harry Starke. And they do. Thousands of copies have been downloaded. More than 200 five and four-star reviews. Now you can continue the ride with this collection full of murder, mystery, sex, corruption, and revenge, all the ingredients for three mind-blowing whodunits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on Harry

  • By Matt on 03-12-17

Hooked on Harry

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Would you listen to The Harry Starke Series: Books 4-6 again? Why?

Probably, I will certainly listen to more in the series. just downloaded the 7 - 9 books.

The formula works! While the plots vary all over the map (and all are clever)we now know exactly how Harry and crew will respond to all issues.

The narrator is Harry to me now. I can't imagine anyone else in the role at this point. All of Harry's charm and wit come through loud and clear.

What other book might you compare The Harry Starke Series: Books 4-6 to and why?

All the Harry Starke books.

What does Tom Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He tells the story in a completely beliveable way.

Any additional comments?

Love this series. Destined to become modern detective classics

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship

  • The New Frontiers Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please record the rest of this series

  • By Robert on 01-08-17

Great Opening Chapter

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they are at all interested in Sci-Fi this seems like anew series worth following.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Morty - Had the most personality.

Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?

Morty again. Seems like the others are almost bland at times.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The crash (spoiler alert)

Any additional comments?

Moves a little slow. Makes you want to get onto book 2 where hopefully there is a quicker pace and more action. This is really almost an introduction to the series, not a standalone novel.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Scam

  • A Fox and O'Hare Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671

Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O'Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks. In reality Fox and O'Hare are secretly working together to bring down super criminals the law can't touch. Criminals like brutal casino magnate Evan Trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy cliffhanger, #5 better not take a year!

  • By Damon on 09-17-15

Big Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-11-16

If I didn't need something to listen to on a long car trip I would have turned it off. Dull with cardboard characters. Entire premise is ridiculous.

No more Fox for me.

  • The Green Pearl Caper

  • Damien Dickens Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Phyllis Entis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Celine Sutherland is dead - her body half-hidden under the Atlantic City Boardwalk - and Damien Dickens, P.I. killed her. Detective Lt. James Holmes found Damien's gun and wallet near the crime scene, and discovered Celine's cash-filled, emerald-studded evening bag hidden in Damien's apartment. Sylvia Sutherland, Celine's older sister and CEO of the family's tobacco empire, insists that Dickens pulled the trigger. And the Sutherlands carry a lot of influence in Atlantic City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1

  • By MANI on 05-08-17

Good old fashioned Detective Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they are at all a fan of classic detective fiction - think Mike Hammer, Sam Spade, etc. they will love Damien. If they are looking for today's supernatural, Vampire infested, romance mysteries, then it probably won't be their cup of tea.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was somewhat predictable so I can't say edge of seat. More like visiting an old friend and thoroughly enjoying the visit. There was suspense, just not what you would call a thriller. Lots of detecting needed to figure out the plot completely. It is definitely a feel good book, not one to lose sleep thinking about. I see Damien in my minds eye as a 40 year old John Goodman playing detective. Got to love the guy.

Which scene was your favorite?

Probably the plane trip.

Any additional comments?

I thought the narrator did a good of of delivering the kind of dead pan delivery the character needed. May sound a little like 50's TV detective, but that just adds to the fun of the entire book. I will be looking forward to more in this series.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Louisiana Wind

  • By: Randy Willis
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

The best men I've known have been cowmen. There's a code they live by - it's their way of life. It starts with an abiding reverence for the good Lord. They're taught to honor and respect their parents and to share both blanket and bread. Their words are their bond, a handshake their contract. They're good stewards of his creation, the land. They believe the words in his book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories about life as a cowboy

  • By Carrie on 04-05-16

Little known part of US History.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Where does Louisiana Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high. Lot's of interesting topics in such a short book. The period shortly after the Civil War is not something I have read about before.

What other book might you compare Louisiana Wind to and why?

Three Winds Blowing. This is a continuation of the family history.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. Each chapter is a little complete story so you can stop after each if you want.

Any additional comments?

Good little book. I thought the narrator did a pretty good job of sounding authentic to the time and place.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful