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  • Empire of the Dragon: An EVENT Group Thriller

  • EVENT Group Thrillers, Book 13
  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

230 BC - The first sovereign emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, has consolidated his ultimate power with battles against the last of the dissenting tribes of China. With one last province to take, he knows he will be pitted against the one man he fears - his mysterious half brother, Li Zhang, leader of a peaceful province to the north. The new emperor's goal was to murder Li Zhang for the secrets he has kept from the world that would give Qin Shi Huang the power to strike beyond the borders of ancient China. The power over earth, water, fire, and air. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change in narrator is disappointing.

  • By Sofia M. on 08-07-18

Worst narrator ever for this book.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I have always loved this series and it just got ruined because the narrator is so monotone and boring that I can't listen to the book! Too bad you changed narrators. Such a great series! Jeffrey Kafer sucks at narrating this book.

  • The Pharaoh Key

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,283

Gideon Crew - brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer - is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to love it...

  • By Steve Manke on 06-15-18

brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

have been enjoying gideon books. nice mix of intrigue, archaeology and anthroplogy! don't pass this one up.

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,510

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Amazing listen, could not put it down.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

I was hooked after the first paragraph. Very well written. The twist and turns are unexpected as well as the ending.
Was looking for any other books by same author. I hope she graces us with more excellent entertainment.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Traveler

  • By: David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

In 267,000 BCE the continent was its own world, untouched by the planetwide catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs over 65 million years before. A traveler arrives in the jungles of this ancient world who will fight to survive carnivorous creatures in a land never meant for humankind. In another time and in a land far distant, men and women struggle to recover from the loss of so many of their own in a battle. Inside of this group, Colonel Jack Collins has summoned the best of the best from the most secretive organization in the United States government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Event Group continue to rock!

  • By Matthew on 07-24-16

goleman hits another home run!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

i decided to listen to the entire series again. traveler was a great follow up to the series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flood Rising

  • A Jenna Flood Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Alone and on the run, betrayed at every turn, Jenna's path takes her from sun-drenched Key West to the alligator-infested Everglades, the streets of Miami, and the Caribbean islands. Along the way brutal criminals, deadly assassins, and the forces of nature conspire to end her life unless she can rise to embrace an impossible destiny and unleash her own lethal potential. Everything Jenna has been told about herself is a lie, and the truth is a secret that may destroy the world--or save it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great twists

  • By Zach on 02-16-15

Flood is bloody brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

Non stop action, and twists and turns that are unexpected. Kept me on the edge of my seat! Can't wait for continuation of series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil Will Come

  • By: Glenn Cooper
  • Narrated by: Maria Elena Infantino
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

A terrifying secret. A shocking discovery has been made deep within Rome's ancient catacombs. One that the Vatican is determined must never be made public - for the sake of all mankind. A deadly conspiracy. But there are others who want to keep the truth hidden for far more sinister reasons, others who believe that not only are the church and the faith of a billion at threat, but life as we know it is about to be destroyed - forever. And only one woman - a young Italian nun - can save us.... The nightmare is about to begin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator. I have never listened to worse.

  • By Numa on 07-23-13

Bad pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 09-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Devil Will Come to be better than the print version?

The narrator is obviously not American as many words are mispronounced. The story is OK., but not up to the quality of his other books.

Would you be willing to try another one of Maria Elena Infantino’s performances?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,215

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

One of the best books I have listened to

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

Reviewed: 03-12-12

Where does The Alchemist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top of the list

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alchemist?

When the boy travels to Egypt and meets the Alchemist.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he meets the King and he gets the two stones for fortell his future.

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

His love for the girl in the village and his love for his sheep.

Any additional comments?

I loved hearing the reader, whose voice is so well known and carries the book to greater heights.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful