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  • In the Crosshairs

  • A Sniper Novel
  • By: Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

The Central Intelligence Agency is under attack, and so is its top field operative, Kyle Swanson. The highly decorated former marine corps gunnery sergeant is attending the funeral of a friend when a terrorist blows up the grave. A week later he narrowly survives a grenade attack in Berlin. In Washington, Congress is being told that Swanson has been turned, his private employer is corrupt, and the agency itself cannot be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YAY! Welcome Back Luke Daniels!

  • By Mischasmom on 08-27-17

Great finale

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Thank goodness Luke Daniels came back for this one. I really didn’t want to quit the final book of the series.

I really enjoyed this one! Coasty was one of the few female characters I enjoyed and I’m glad she was back. Great story and kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • 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 6,529
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,886

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

Not a fan of the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Men sounded angry, women sounded whiny. Anna as a character is just terrible; she’s not nearly as strong as person as the other characters claim she is. But I’m listening to the whole series, so the story fits in the timeline.

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,349

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

My favorite narrator and favorite subject matter

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

My favorite narrator is combined with two others things I thoroughly enjoy... fantasy and gaming!

  • Long Shot

  • A Sniper Novel
  • By: Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West, and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the US Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the when, where and how of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator killed it for me.

  • By nolynn on 11-02-16

Ugh. Please re-record with Luke Daniels

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

I can hear the narrator breathing. The entire reason I started this series is because of Luke Daniels. I was so disappointed when I downloaded this book and it was a different narrator. No offense man, but Daniels has a gift and he did the last 8 books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Act of Treason

  • By: Jack Coughlin, Donald A. Davis
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Kyle is captured and thrown in prison. Lauren is accused of being a double agent. The one person they trust to help is the man who sent them on the black operation - Jim Hall, a legendary CIA agent, Kyle's sniper mentor, and Lauren's boss and former lover. But Hall has gone rogue. He is selling America's innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mold al-Qaeda into a legitimate political party and secure a nuclear arsenal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific, simply terrific!!

  • By Wayne on 10-14-15

Female character is terrible

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

The female character was terrible to listen to. And the romantic interest and speed of “love” was worse than a chick flick. And I’m a woman. I enjoy listening to series more than once, and this is one I gladly skip over when re-listening to this series.

I liked the story. I’m just not into the sappy stuff that the author includes. It just doesn’t match up with how I perceive Kyle Swanson.

Like Daniela’s is awesome as always.

  • Besieged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short or full-length, Hearne & Daniels OWN it all

  • By RabidReads on 08-21-17

Did not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

Luke Daniels... you are amazing.

Kevin hearne... thank you writing this to glimpse into Atticus and Owen's history. It definitely helps define the characters I've grown attached to even further. And thank you for telling me what ghouls actually at and where they came from. After listening to the whole series for the third time, I realized I still didn't know what they are. Now I do and I am satisfied.

I laughed, I tested up, I was on the edge of my seat. What an awesome series of short stories.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,523

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Super captivating, an unexpected

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

This applies to we are legion as well. This book is fantastic. If you like ready player one, the Martian, Armada, and any of the magic 2.0 series, you will thoroughly enjoy this book and the series. I'm able to tell the characters based on the awesome narration and storytelling. Don't hesitate, get this book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How Bad Do You Want It?

  • Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle
  • By: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944

The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades, and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great inside it's worth the listen

  • By Rod on 04-05-16

Awesome content! Should have hired a narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Matt is an incredible writer and I loved the format he chose for this book. I personally gained a ton of insight. But he's not the best narrator, a bit robotic at times. Still definitely worth the read or listen if you are any kind of athlete.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,080
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,364

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Easily my favorite book

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

I love the story, love the narration, love everything. I've probably listened to this book at least 7 times. It never gets old.