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  • Cast A Long Shadow

  • The Big Sky Series, Book 1
  • By: Kwen D Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

“Bad Bobby” Trent, star high school athlete, college scholarship holder, pro-rodeo circuit rider, lived an unencumbered life. He was a man, who, by his own definition, limited his concentration to no more than eight seconds at a time - the time required to ride a bull or saddlebronc and win. He’s tough, independent, shallow, and always looking for a good time. Then his father is murdered. Sheriff Robert Trent, was the longtime chief law enforcement officer of Lodge Pole County Montana. He was stern, fair, honest, and dependable. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Boys

  • By April H. on 12-15-18

Great 'Who done it' book!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Listened to this book over a few days of driving to work and back. Was very enjoyable and interesting. Paul J McSorley did a great job narrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Backwater Bay

  • Kurt Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Steven Becker
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety - he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach, and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked family's greed to solve the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Kirt Hinter Mystery Novel <br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-18

Good "Who done it" book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

A well written interesting plot, fast paced action, a great location, and several twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,006

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

I love this book!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Listened to this audio version of this book last year and again recently before book 2 came out. It's an excellent book and love all the characters!

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 2
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,906

In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one. After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding - Legion. After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability. Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down. Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities. Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got better

  • By leaf on 05-08-18

As good or even better than book 1!!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

An amazing sequel to an already excellent book! It was a great story and I can’t wait for the next book.

  • The Imposter's Trail

  • The Sean Kruger Series, Book 3
  • By: J.C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Over the Indian Ocean, a Malaysia Airline jumbo jet drops from radar. Three hundred and twenty-seven souls disappear with it; a woman in Rockford, Illinois is brutally murdered. Unrelated news events? Retired FBI agent Sean Kruger doesn't think so. He suspects it's the work of serial killer Randolph Bishop. Now a college professor, Kruger has tried to live with the mistake he made while investigating Bishop six years earlier. It looks as though the only man to elude him, in his 25-year tenure with the FBI, has returned to seek vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent novel

  • By Barry C Bryant on 03-27-18

Another excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Really enjoyed this book and the whole series. This one was an 'edge of your seat' thriller!
Narrator did an excellent job and makes the characters come alive. Hope there are more Sean Kruger books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Men Walking

  • Nate & Clare, Book 2
  • By: Kwen Griffeth
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

There was no doubt the man was dead. A bullet through the head will do that. But, who was dead? The man had no identification, no known address, no Social Security information could be found, and the fingerprint search came up empty. Detective Nate Burns, Albuquerque Police Department, knew two things. The man was dead and he was blood type O+. The most common type of blood in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nate is back and better for it

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-30-18

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This one is different as it covers the personal life of Nate and Claire more than a detective trying to solve the crime. Everything about Nate's past comes out in this book. Did not see that ending coming! Very good book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fugitive's Trail

  • Sean Kruger, Book 1
  • By: J.C. Fields
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

In the lobby of a Wall Street investment firm, one man is dead and another seriously injured. The man accused of the crime is now a fugitive. When Special Agent Sean Kruger is personally ordered to New York City to find the fugitive, Kruger questions the reason. Told to shut up and do his job, he starts looking into the case. What he finds is troubling. Eyewitness accounts seem contrived with little variance between individual testimonies. The more he hears, the more he feels someone is manipulating the story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5* read/listen.

  • By Rayc on 03-16-18

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Where does The Fugitive's Trail rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good book. Lots of action and twists.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sean Kruger. Works for the FBI and is interested in getting to the truth.. not just making an arrest.

Which scene was your favorite?

Lots of good parts to this book, they are all my favorite

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Fast paced and intriguing

Any additional comments?

Great book. Lots of action and suspense. Buy this audible!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gravity

  • The Alex Cave Series, Book 4
  • By: James M. Corkill
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Alex Cave receives an urgent message about an unusual geologic event in Iceland. Giant globules of molten rock are floating up out of an ancient glacier. Alex and his friend Okana descend into the lava tube of a volcano and discover an alien artifact of incredible power. But before he can take it to a safe location, it is stolen by Janice Sloan, a ruthless woman dealing in stolen advanced technology. When she turns it on, the device begins changing the orbit of the moon and dragging satellites from the sky, but it won't shut down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Man against the Planets

  • By Betababe on 07-13-17

Another save the day adventure by Alex Cave!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

If you could sum up Gravity in three words, what would they be?

Alex the Man!

What did you like best about this story?

The overall action and suspense!

Which scene was your favorite?

Where the uncle is working feverishly to save the marina.

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

Where Alex and O'Connell find out their loved ones are still alive!

Any additional comments?

I hope there are additional books coming in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Energy: Cold Energy, Part 2

  • Alex Cave, Book 3
  • By: James M. Corkill
  • Narrated by: Paul J McSorley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Geologist Alex Cave is trying to recover an alien artifact from the crater of a dormant volcano in the Aleutian Islands when things go horribly wrong. The device is stolen and taken to COBRA, a privately owned top-secret research facility south of Yellowstone National Park. His good friend Doctor Henry Heinz is kidnapped and forced to assist with the experiments, but their tests begin creating adverse effects throughout the park and threaten a super volcanic eruption, which will smother the Earth in a blanket of dust for a thousand years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buck Rogers on Groundhog Day

  • By Betababe on 07-11-17

Alex Cave does it again!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Would you listen to Red Energy: Cold Energy, Part 2 again? Why?

Good book! I will probably listen to the whole series again in the future.

What did you like best about this story?

I don't like giving away the storyline but you think you know the ending and then it completely changes!

What does Paul J McSorley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Paul J McSorley has done all the books in the series so far and does an excellent job. Lots of different voices to keep track of and he does it well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You want to cheer at the end when you find out how they save the day!

Any additional comments?

Great book, great narrator! Keep them coming!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Servant

  • The Chronicles of Servitude, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Bailey
  • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Bobby Roland knows things he shouldn't. Plagued with premonitions of disaster, he fights to save others' lives. What Bobby doesn't foresee is that rescuing a stranger from death will place him in the line of fire. He discovers a world of evil spirits and tormented souls when he becomes entangled in a madman's plot to kill the Servant, a man chosen by God to exorcise demons from the possessed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it!

  • By Laurie on 04-23-18

Great book of good vs evil

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to Servant the most enjoyable?

Great story and great narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bobby.

Have you listened to any of Paul J. McSorley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to other performances by Paul J. McSorley. He always does a great job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Great book. You will enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful