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  • Man of War

  • An Eric Steele Novel
  • By: Sean Parnell
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Eric Steele is the best of the best - an Alpha - an elite clandestine operative assigned to a US intelligence unit known simply as the "Program". A superbly trained Special Forces soldier who served several tours fighting radical Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Steele now operates under the radar, using a deadly combination of espionage and brute strength to root out his enemies and neutralize them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed!

  • By john christy on 09-15-18

WOW - Sure hope there are more books in the future

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

It took me a bit to get into the story but by about 1/3 of the way in I loved it. The characters are likable and well developed. The story interesting although it does get a bit much in the final battle. The narration is well done. Looking forward to the next book in the series - hope I don't have to wait too long.

  • Shadow's Blade

  • The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, Book 3
  • By: David B. Coe
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Justis Fearsson is a weremyste and a private detective. He wields potent magic, but every month, on the full moon, he loses his mind. His battles with insanity have already cost him his job as a cop; he can't afford to let them interfere with his latest case. Phoenix has become ground zero in a magical war, and an army of werecreatures, blood sorcerers, and necromancers has made Jay its number one target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, good story and great narration

  • By Kathryn on 12-02-18

Well written, good story and great narration

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

The story is well written, the characters interesting and well developed, it moves along at a good pace. Our hero and his friends are very likable. Bronson Pinchot does a great job performing. I hope Coes writes more of this series.

  • Red, White, and Blood

  • The President's Vampire, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

The presidential campaign trail, 2012: A political operative and a volunteer are brutally murdered while caught in a compromising position. Written in their blood on the wall of the crime scene: IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK. And with that, a centuries-old horror known only as the Boogeyman returns to taunt Nathaniel Cade, the president's vampire. Against the backdrop of the 2012 presidential race, with the threat of constant exposure by the media, Cade and Zach must stop the one monster Cade has never been able to defeat completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow he does it again!

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-10-12

Series had Promise but It has been lost

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

I first found Christopher Farnsworth and Bronson Pinchot's work in KillFile. Totally loved it. So I followed that with Flashmob. Also great. I then checked out the President's Vampire series. I am not really into vampire, walking dead and monster stories but thought what the heck I enjoyed this teams other work and it sounded different. The first book was good - the premise of the President having a vampire protecting the US from dark forces was interesting. Zack and Cade are well developed and good characters. I then listened to the second book (Blood Oath) and well it was starting to feel more like a monster book. This third one made it clear, this is a monster book AND one of those series that seems to get stuck with the same villain. If you like these kinds of books you will like this series, I don't so I am done with this series. I am going to hope that Christopher writes another in the John Smith series.

  • Blood Oath

  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. The President's vampire. Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous summer read

  • By Carol on 06-24-10

Interesting and Different

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

This is not the usual 'monster' or vampire story. The premise is interesting. The story moves fast. The narration superb.

  • Flashmob

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

As a fixer for America's 1 percent, John Smith cleans up the messes of those rich enough to afford him. But he's no ordinary gun for hire. Smith is a man of rare gifts, including the ability to read minds. Arriving at the wedding of Kira Sadeghi, a reality television celebrity he recently saved from kidnappers, Smith witnesses a group of gunmen open fire, hitting the bride and others. Though he's unarmed, Smith cripples one of the killers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as fresh and fun as the first book

  • By Angela Spencer-mukes on 07-28-17

Interesting on so many levels

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Not only is the 'crime' interesting and different, but the protagonist's special skills make the first person dialog and the precautions interesting as well. Book is well written and the narration is superb.

  • Killfile

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Farnsworth
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: He can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can't let go. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potential of his gift in check - and himself out of trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar story but still worth it

  • By green ice cream garden on 08-24-16

Clever, Different, Mentally Interesting &Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I am not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn't a clever and unique perspective with lots of depth story written around computer crime. And Bronson Pinchot's PERFORMANCE is such a treat. Before I even finished listening I was already checking out what other books Farnsworth has written and what others are narrated (more accurately said performed) by Pinchot. Totally - Totally enjoyed this book/listen.

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  • The New Guinea Job

  • A Case Lee Novel, Book 2
  • By: Vince Milam
  • Narrated by: Tim Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When a mysterious client asks former Delta Force operator Case Lee to investigate a massive New Guinea gold discovery, the job quickly unravels into an incredible world of spies, terrorists, and tribal headhunters. Case, with a sense he's being played, walks away from the entire mess. Until life-threatening events pull him back in. This time, he's not taking any prisoners.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book. solid character's.

  • By troy on 09-10-18

Great - Super - Until the Cliche

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Well done character development and personal stories. Not a hard charging action story but action and introspection, well done! Love the cast of characters from Mom & CC to his blood brothers. I really only have one complaint - really Mr. Milam you had to end the chance to learn who the pay master with a bizarre turn, with a cliche? What a let down and very frustrating.

  • Isolated

  • Jason King Series, Book 1
  • By: Matt Rogers
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

On a cold night in Australia, two construction workers driving along a deserted mountain road are gunned down inside their vehicle. The killings are fast. Efficient. An assassination carried out with expert precision. The only witness to the crime is a man resting by the side of the road. Recently retired, he'd flown halfway across the world to escape his demons. Ex-US black ops operative Jason King.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced with plenty of action...

  • By shelley on 09-18-17

Nope - Nada - Can't Continue

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

There was potential but this story went off track. It sorta became a Diehard debacle. It felt like the author felt the need to put every possible cliche confrontation in one story. There are 2 biker confrontations, a rescue of a young girl who was about to be raped, multiple car events, snipers, close quarter fights, airplane jumps, biological weapons, bad boss, lots of gun fights and of course the girl. There were many gaps, inconsistencies, over the top, poor dialogue .. I couldn't wait for the book to be over (I know I know I could have just turned it off but I was driving in a rural area and needed something ..). No I do not recommend this book.

  • Assassin's Run

  • David Slaton, Book 5
  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Assassin's Run revives globe-trotting, hard-hitting assassin David Slaton for another breathless adventure. When a Russian oligarch is killed by a single bullet on his yacht off the Isle of Capri, Russian intelligence sources speculate that a legendary Israeli assassin, long thought dead, might be responsible. However, David Slaton - the assassin in question - is innocent. Realizing the only way to clear his name is to find out who’s truly responsible, he travels to Capri.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters, Great Series

  • By Kathryn on 09-18-18

Great Characters, Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Enjoyed this latest installment in the series. The series has matured as have the characters. Nice interplay between characters. Enough action and suspense to keep it interesting. I recommend this book and the series.

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  • Direct Fire

  • A Jake Mahegan Thriller
  • By: A. J. Tata
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America. When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home - and walks right into an ambush. The terrorists are here...and no one is safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A.j. Delivers another one!

  • By Rock River on 10-10-18

Book 1 had promise Book 4 Ended it

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Book 1 Foreign and Domestic showed real promise for a new series, Book 2 Three Minutes to Midnight seemed to settle into a promising setup and story line and then book 3 started to go off the rails and by the time this book, book 4 came along - all hope of a decent new series is lost. It is just too over the top, to weird, convoluted, ... . it is too out there. The characters are cliches, unrealistic or the situations they are in and the relationships to other characters too contrived ... Lets just say I don't recommend this book, nor do I plan to read or listen to any more in this series.