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  • Twist and Turn

  • Kyle Achilles, Book 4
  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

In Twist and Turn, author Tim Tigner once again delivers a fast-paced, unpredictable ride destined to delight his fans. Replete with the clever characters, original intrigue, and thought-provoking predicaments that distinguish his thrillers, the fourth chapter of the international best-selling Kyle Achilles series will turn your throat dry and keep you listening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully creative plot!

  • By Wayne on 03-08-19

Definitely twist and turns

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

A very enjoyable book to listen to. I could not stop. my plan was to listen each day while I work out but... I finished in 2 days. if it was not for work I would have finished in 1.

  • The Traveler

  • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
  • By: John Twelve Hawks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 777

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It makes you stop...and think,

  • By Bethany on 07-17-05

Read this now!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Probably the 4th time I've read this book. It relates to today more than ever. I enjoy this book even more with each read.

  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

Top Notch as always.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

My favorite team of authors. once I start a Pendergast book I cannot stop. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,063

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

The Reachers are all Psycho

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

This book proves that all of the Reachers are mentally unstable, sometimes.
I enjoyed the book. The story was good. Not great.
Scott Brick, I love your voice but I don't hear Jack Reacher.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Night

  • The Dresden Files, Book 9
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,642
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,581

In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue in The White Court

  • By Donna on 09-23-09

The Spider Robinson of the Supernatural.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I think the title of my review says it all. I started listen to the series in August of this year and am now on book 10. Can't stop. Feed me! I am thoroughly enjoying this series.

  • Falling Stars

  • Kyle Achilles, Book 3
  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

Imagine Bin Laden meets Bernie Madoff - and hold on for the ride. A mysterious summons lures Kyle Achilles to a midnight meeting that shocks the world and sets a master plan in motion. Meanwhile, his former partner also enters a terrible trap. It's ingenious and unprecedented, but just a hint of what's to follow. Achilles and Jo join forces against the cunning culprit, but time is tight and the pressure is great. The Russian is not just making millions with his clever crimes - he's waging war on the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 11-18-17

On Par with Wil Robie, Mitch Rapp and Gideon Crew

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

A new favorite author for me. I have enjoyed the Kyle Achilles series. I hope the will be more. So glad Dick Hill was reading. Dick Hill gives characters life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Switch

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn't notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it's too late. Tanner's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she's come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best Joseph Finder

  • By Shucks Jones on 06-16-17

Not the best Joseph Finder

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

What would have made The Switch better?

This story was not clever or suspenseful. This was a very basic story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Finder again?

I like Joseph Finder's Nick Heller Series. As long as those keep coming I will listen.

How could the performance have been better?

Performance by Steven Kearney is always top notch.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Switch?

I would do a total re-write. I am really struggling through the book. I keep feeling like I am waiting for someone in this book to do something. What? I am not sure.

Any additional comments?

I really like the author's Nick Heller series. This book does not compare. It seemed drawn out in parts for no reason. I guess this was just not my kind of book.

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  • City of Fallen Angels

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,503
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrators!

  • By Melissa on 04-06-11

Good Story, Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-01-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Narrators!

What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Fallen Angels?

The Narrators

Would you be willing to try another one of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performances?

If I never hear them narrate again it will be too soon.

Could you see City of Fallen Angels being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, I could see this as a movie. I would continue with the original actors from the first movie.

Any additional comments?

I always wonder how the audio production process of a series of audio books takes place. I would think that consistency would be Key! The narrator often is the reason why I continue to listen to a series. The narrator brings the story to life or death!

  • Soul of the Fire

  • Sword of Truth, Book 5
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,590

Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, bad narator

  • By Blaine on 05-09-11

Make up your own mind

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-10

I don't pay attention to reviews from other people. We all have different tastes. I don't pay attention to the movie critics either. If something seems interesting I will check it out.
Having said that, I am glad that I started watching the crappy T.V. Show that led me to the discovery of this book series. Although this author is long winded at times I enjoy the detail. I am glad that the work was done with such care. I am happily lost in the series. I think I will probably want more once I get to the last book. My vision of the lands, cities and characters is much more grand than the T.V. show. Although I do see the Mother Confessor as the current T.V. character (Bridget Regan), I have a totally different picture of Richard.
Now, I suggest that before you take stock in my review or any review here you think for yourself. This book series may suck for you or it could be the best book you have ever read err.. listened to. Sometimes you just have to say... WTF! And take a leap of faith. Enjoy! Or Not! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

16 of 24 people found this review helpful