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  • Depth of Winter

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Vic and Henry!

  • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

Love Longmire but...

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I wasn't a fan of this book. The most interesting part of Walter Longmire is his interaction with the other characters like Henry and Vic. Without that the book felt flat, which pains me to say. Hopefully the next book will get him back to Wyoming where he belongs.

  • Palace of Treason

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,132

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow and the Center, the headquarters of her service. She finds things worse than when she left. She despises the men she must serve, the oligarchs and crooks and thugs of Putin's Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington's most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's inconsistency

  • By Bruce P. Woodward on 10-23-16

Good story however...

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I was really hoping that Matthews was going to stop the recipe nonsense but no such luck. He doesn't need to have this bizarre choice to help him stand out. Hits writing and story are fine. And listening to this endless recipe drivel, especially while driving so I can't fast forward is very annoying. So, I'll still buy the final book in the trilogy as I do like the characters and his writing. I'll just listen to the recipes with gritted teeth. :)

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

Overall impressive first book

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I enjoyed the story and characters, however there is one item that annoyed me to no end: Every chapter ended with a recipe. If I had read this I would have just skipped over. But with audio, I'm forced to endure each one as I'm usually driving while listening. I seriously hope the next two books in the trilogy that he drops the recipes. Initially I thought that it would have a creative end like, add three drops of hemlock before poisoning someone. But nope. No reason to have them.

  • Separation of Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,424
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,788

Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator turns Rapp into a snooty, cranky man

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-11

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I got the feeling I was being yelled at through a lot of this book. Many words were mispronounced. Too bad since the book was good.

  • Joe Ledger

  • Unstoppable
  • By: Jonathan Maberry - editor, Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945

Everyone's favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he's brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times best seller Jonathan Maberry's "friends in the industry".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 18 freaking outstanding stories, 2 meh stories

  • By Thomas Allen on 11-05-17

Half and half

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Some of the stories were very good and stayed true to the Joe Ledger mythos, but some felt like they were written without ever having read any of the books. The one that comes to mind is Joe's love of his life from dating for 3 years in high school. Hmm. Its this supposed to be after the attack and rape of his other love of his life in high school? It was just a misguided attempt to force a story with their own character. I will say there were a few stories that I have looked up the authors to give them a try.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,975

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drugstore where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch Survives Two Career Ending Threats

  • By Russell on 11-20-17

Still good

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

It's amazing that Bosch is still going and didn't feel stale or forced (looking at you Jack Reacher). I love the crossover with Mickey Haller, as I enjoy both characters. Very good book with Harry handling multiple cases at once.

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

Reacher fan, disappointing book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I'm a big Reacher fan, and this is the first book that I have given low marks. I was looking forward to the release, but was disappointed overall. The story was very thin, and seemed very unrealistic. To me, it was like Reacher doesn't know what to dio with himself, so creates busy work to keep himself occupied.
However, the biggest change I noticed was that he seemed to be omnicient and just knows everything. Even more annoying was the countless amount of times other characters ask him, not for opinion, but for his fortune telling skills of the future. "What will happen now? ", "Where should I go?", you get the point. Reacher comes of as a pompous know it all, which unlike the other books where he works things out, sometimes wrong, usually right, in this he is always right. I'm only hoping that the next one is better, or I might be done with the series.

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  • The Highway

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 854

When teenagers Danielle and Gracie Sullivan take a clandestine car trip to visit their friend in Montana, little do they know it's the last time anyone will ever hear from them again. The girls and their car simply vanish. Cody Hoyt, who's just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety, is in no condition to investigate. But his son Justin, who the girls were going to visit, and his former partner, Cassie Dewell, convince him to drive south to their last known location. As Cody makes his way to the remote stretch of Montana highway where the girls went missing, Cassie discovers that there have been scores of similar disappearances in the state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist

  • By Dennis on 08-22-13

Very surprising

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I have to admit, that there were twists I didn't see coming like most thrillers.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,111

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

Frightening

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Downright scary to think how easy it would be to bring us to our knees, but even worse would be living without Audible! lol

  • Dark of Night

  • A Joe Ledger Novella
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Dark of Night is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark of Night: Joe Ledger Returns!!

  • By Tracy P. on 04-03-18

Too short

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This felt more like a collection of short stories forced together. Because of the epic scale of the world, this should have been much longer in length. And just one little pet peeve, suddenly the rules of the zombies changed to that like Walking Dead. Die and come back no matter what the cause of death. I really enjoy Maberry so I'm going to blame the co-author! lol

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