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  • Target: Alex Cross

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Andre Blake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross' wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new president to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By Allan on 12-23-18

Good to catch up with old friends!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Avid readers of this series will appreciate the return of characters we feel are like members of our own family.. Nana Momma, the precocious Ali and the teens who are growing up and of course Alex. This wasn’t an edge of my seat listen as previous books in the series have been but if you’re a fan, you’ll welcome back this visit in the lives of the Cross family.

  • Invasion

  • Alien Invasion, Book 1
  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599

They are coming. The countdown has begun. First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter's orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with Internet) has already shown the populace what is coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I was looking for!

  • By Michael on 08-28-15

Ray Porter Narrates Us Through the Scariest Time

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Love how Ray Porter has a command of voices, tone and inflection. I will definitely continue the series if he reads it. He’s captivating and it doesn’t hurt that the plot line is interesting.

  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Silence Shines Loudly!

  • By Tracy P. on 11-13-18

The BEST Series

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I want to ask Jonathan Maberry to write more in the series just so Ray Porter can read it! The writing really allows for the narration to come alive and it makes you feel like very character is a real person who you’d either be really scared of or really proud to know.

An excellent combination of sci-fi and action.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of the Dog

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,144

This explosive novel of the drug trade takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Drama

  • By Deborah on 01-06-11

Cartels, Mobsters, Prostitutes Oh My!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Don Winslow has a way with language that both has the essence of great literature and is colorful enough with dialogue to be believable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,089

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

Top 10 Detective Writers!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Aside from the story, the prose was lyrical at times. So well written, I want more!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

Descriptive words like Oleaginous & Huggermugger- love love this series!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Koontz’s writing style is the reason for my advanced vocabulary since 7th grade. You will love the way he sees the world and yet how terrifyingly brilliant he is. On top of that- his worlds are diverse which is such a welcome aspect as a person of color who rarely finds that white authors include characters of different ethnicities and even abilities. I could see this playing out as if it were a movie. It is the perfect listen.. but be sure to start with book 1 of the series. The narrator is excellent as well. It is a great use of a credit.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Blooded

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

In Hot Blooded, she transports listeners into the heart of New Orleans, where a deluded murderer is on a holy quest of vengeance. Dr. Samantha Leeds hosts her own late-night radio talk-show on WSLJ. One day she receives a menacing phone call at her home, while miles away, a prostitute is strangled to death. Seemingly unrelated, nobody connects the two events until more murders occur under similar circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, bad narrator

  • By Constance on 02-03-14

Slow at points but great for commute

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I listened to this book back-and-forth on the way to and from work and it did a good job of helping to pass the time. The narrator is effective as well which was fortunate since it’s for narrator can really make a recorded book difficult to listen to. I did not want a mushy romance novel to read and it is good because this was not mushy

  • Bullseye

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Danny Mastrogiorgio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey. But their first hit is simply target practice. Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red hot once again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • he said she said I said

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-16

Narrator needs practice; storyline incomplete

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

There was a secondary storyline that involved the children and there was no resolution to it. The narrator does great voices. The phrases in between the dialogue has odd inflection and tone making you realize someone is reading the story rather than performing it.

  • Defeat's Victory

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,506

In this explosive conclusion to the Indian Hill series we find Mike, Tracy, Drababan, BT and the entire crew of the now destroyed USS Guardian hurtling through space, head on into their destiny. But will it be the one they seek or the destruction of all they know and have ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome... as always!

  • By Jordan Imhoff on 03-14-18

My Favorite Series! You won’t want it to end

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I certainly couldn’t put the earphones down but I had to pace myself because I knew listening to it too fast would bring the end closer— THAT’s when you have a good book. A book you pace just to stretch it out but a burning desire to see what will happen! Perfect narration for this series. You won’t regret the credit - be sure to start from Book 1 though.

  • Demon Fallout

  • The Return
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Zombies are a nightmare of the past, the Lycan wars are over. Mike feels that he can finally settle down after 200 years of war until he hears an impossible message from beyond. Tommy, his adopted son, is in trouble and there is nothing in Heaven or Hell that will stop Mike from helping him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • did not see that coming!!

  • By N.W.Wisniewski on 11-22-17

Gory.. be forewarned but still excellent writing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Mark makes you know and root for the main character and literally made me laugh aloud a few times. The story involves a hell scape that is difficult to imagine but he does a good job- sometimes too good- describing it.