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  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

Couldn’t Get Into It

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Tried to get through the book. Kept thinking it would pick up, but the story told so many tangential side stories and avoided getting on with the plot. Narrator was super talented and did a great job with awesome variety of voices.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Quantum Spy

  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 561

A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius' timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and - above all - uncertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Harry Chang A Loyal American?

  • By Linda on 12-05-17

Bland

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

A very boring story, despite a promising description Slow and un-engaging. Can not recommend. Will return for credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,752
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,737

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

Less Than Expected

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Have been a HUGE fan of the Mitch Rapp series. Truly like Kyle Mills writing also. So when Mills stepped in to continue Mitch Rapp's storyline after Vince Flynn's untimely death, I was looking forward.

This story line was a disappointment. First the side characters I enjoy as much as Rapp (Irene Kennedy, Coleman, etc) are left out. The entire mission Rapp starts out on is ambiguous. It's an easy to follow story, but the whole "why" is never really convincing. Mills lets us down there.

The book moves along in a very odd way, compared to others in the series. Mitch left out in the cold "on his own" is so uncharacteristic of the supporting characters (Kennedy, Coleman, Dumont, etc) that it's not very believable. The antagonists to the mission are not fully developed in their characters and their motivations. They simply have an intense hatred for Rapp, even though we've never met them before.

Overall, I didn't dislike the book; but I was left flat at the end.

I ordinarily like Scott Brick's narration. However, in this performance he had little change in his voice when the characters changed and his tone all the way through was overly "ominous" and a bit grating. Example: Irene and Mitch and Claudia and Donatella all sounded like the same character. Brick is usually much better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • President Elect

  • A Luke Stone Thriller, Book 5
  • By: Jack Mars
  • Narrated by: K.C. Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Knowing the election was stolen, President Hopkins needs 48 hours to prove it, and to stop the escalating war games with the Chinese. With no one left to turn to, she summons Luke Stone, the former head of an elite FBI para-military team. The stakes could not be higher as she commands him to save America from its greatest threat: its own president-elect. Yet as one shocking twist follows another, it may, even for Luke Stone, be too late.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Trump vs. Hillary with a Spin

  • By Andrew J. King on 06-11-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

The previous books in this series were quite good. This one is disappointing. The story is just too absurd filled with errors, silly characters, and uninteresting side plots. Got about 1/2 way through and gave up.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Brute Force

  • Jericho Quinn Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

In the aftermath of a devastating biological attack, America stands on the brink of disaster. The president of the United States is controlled by terrorists. The vice president, global mastermind Lee McKeon, is plotting his next move. And Special Agent Jericho Quinn is running for his life. Desperate to clear his name - and expose the conspirators in the White House - Quinn must race against time before McKeon can execute his evil plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Jerico Quinn thriller!

  • By Wayne on 12-31-15

Wanted to Like This Book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I wanted to like this book. Love the Jericho Quinn character and liked the earlier books. But I finally gave up 4 hours into listening.

Brute Force, the 6th of the series, was boring to me and too disconnected from the previous story line. I didn't know if Marc Cameron was trying to force a story or just ran out of inspiration. The first 4 Jericho Quinn books were awesome. The 5th took a while to get going but eventually I liked it. This one was painful to listen to.

I can't remember a book I had to put down or delete from my audible library without finishing. But this one was a huge disappointment to me. The story failed to draw me in and keep my interest. The characters while familiar from previous books (Quinn, Garcia, Tibedo) had no intriguing story lines and even the action wasn't up to par with the early Jericho Quinn books.

My recommendation: skip this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight House

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

Early one morning, a former CIA agent is shot to death in the street. That night, an army vet is gunned down in his doorway. The next day, John Wells gets a phone call. Come to Langley. Now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finely crafted

  • By Moku on 10-09-10

Not A Good Sequel

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Have enjoyed the first three John Wells books but I didn't enjoy the Midnight House at all. It's very slow. Plot is predictable. Berenson kills you with superfluous details on irrelevant parts and then takes huge leaps I elsewhere creating giant holes in his story development. There was a very unnecessary and overly descriptive scene of a child's gang rape that was beyond gratuitous. I'd definitely recommend skipping this one.

  • Coup d'Etat

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 2
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,680

When a fragile peace breaks down and promptly devolves into a rapidly escalating shooting war between Pakistan and India, the U.S. must intervene. With only hours remaining before the conflict reaches a deadly point of no return, the White House must find a way to shut it down immediately or risk the likelihood of a new global war. A radical cleric has become the democratically elected president of Pakistan and uses a brutal incident in the Kashmir region as an opportunity to ignite war with India. The highly lethal conventional war spins out of control when Pakistan initiates a nuclear attack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dewey Andreas Saves the Day ... Again!

  • By Susan on 03-18-12

Good series

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

Reviewed: 12-29-14

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

Good book. Moves quickly. Great character development.

What about David de Vries’s performance did you like?

Great narrator. Wish he read the entire series.

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,211

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Waste of a good credit

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

Reviewed: 12-31-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The writer has verbal diarrhea. Needlessly overwrites every description, every minuscule, unimportant detail - so much so that the plot gets totally lost. The story takes forever to get moving, and you could say it never gets moving much... But then it jumps ahead 100 years. Not an enjoyable book and one of the only books I've never finished. Waste of a credit or $.

What could Justin Cronin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Good Lord, man, learn the axiom less is more. For example, 15+ minutes to describe a man having to relieve his bladder on a long road trip? C'mon. Did you think you were being paid by the word?

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Narrator is awesome. Up to great performance like the others I've heard him read.

Any additional comments?

Terribly written book.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful