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  • 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 12,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,133

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

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I love this book. It’s written in such a way that all the characters have depth and are alive on the page. The story has quite a few diversions from the main story line, but interconnected enough that I didn’t loose sight of the flow of the story. It’s only with a well written book do you feel like you’re in the plot with them scheming your way through a a roller coaster ride, then landing safely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,294
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,143

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The first half had me thinking that no President would act the way this one did. But, as it continued, it became apparent that he had no other choice. The last half brought it all together in a stunning fashion with an ending that was superb. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well put together thriller with hooks and surprises that you never see coming. Kudos to the writers for a job well done....,

  • The Trident Deception

  • By: Rick Campbell
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - sets out on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders didn't come from the US government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Richard on 04-23-14

Wow... An incredible story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

This is one of the best thrillers I have read and I've read many. It's an amazing story of the underwater might of the US Navy and the men and women who command it...
A powerful read, one you won't be able to stop reading until the very last word.

  • A Captain's Duty

  • Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
  • By: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pirates of the ... Gulf of Aden

  • By AudioAddict on 10-26-13

Excelllent

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

I saw the movie first which helped me follow along putting faces on the characters.
The book goes much deeper into the story and tells it in a way that puts you in the life boat with the captain.
It's written beautifully and I would highly recommend it to all...

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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Meghan Wolf
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012

A technology that will change what it means to be human...A discovery that questions the very laws of physics......and a catastrophe that cannot be stopped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Amanda De Wolf on 03-21-15

Exception concept, Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I loved this book from page one. The premise is very original and the plot twists are totally unexpected and exciting.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a well written, original story that keeps you pinned to your seat.
I truly loved this book.
Now I'm on to "Leap," book # two....

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  • The Death of Kings

  • Book II of The Emperor Series
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In a sparsely settled region of North Africa, a band of disheveled soldiers turn their eyes toward one man among them: their leader, Julius Caesar. The soldiers are Roman legionaries. And their quarry is a band of pirates who dared to kidnap Julius Caesar for ransom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING story, but not historically accurate

  • By Pearson Sharp on 10-18-18

Amazing...

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Wonderful story, thrilling writing. I could not stop listening to this audio book. From book one through this, book two, I was captivated from page one.
A must read for all who enjoy the life of the Roman area...

  • Fallen Hero: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series, Book 10
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

A young treasure diving couple is sadistically murdered in the back country of the Florida Keys - and Jesse McDermitt's friend is the prime suspect. The reclusive federal agent and former combat Marine launches his own investigation in the face of overwhelming evidence. McDermitt is certain of his friend's innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great end to the Caribbean Adventure series!

  • By Wayne on 01-01-17

Almost wonderful series...

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Fallen Hero is yet again another masterpiece of storytelling in the awesome world of Jesse Mcdermott way down south in the Florida Keys... As with most series, this book will stand alone as it's own full story. But, to experience the full effect and growth of each central character, I would advise starting from book one.
Each book is a path to the amazing world of what's it like to live in the Florida Keys, catching your dinner and catching the bad guys along with it alongside of a certified Master Retired Marine Diver and Charter Fishing Boat Captain.
Wayne Stinnett is a masterful story teller who's writing style has kept me inthralled in each and every adventure...
I highly recommend this Author to all readers and audio book listeners who agent excited about finding a writer who's stories pull you in and bring you along in each adventure with the main character and magnificent sunsets of life lived at its absolute finest.
If I could give this author more than five stars I would happily do that...

  • Fallen Mangrove

  • Jessie McDermitt Series Volume 5
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

A Spanish treasure ship is driven by a hurricane onto the rocky shoreline of Elbow Cay in September of 1566. Few of the crew survive, but they manage to salvage most of the treasure and bury it on the island, leaving a clue to its location in a chest placed in the boughs of a young mangrove tree. Four hundred forty years later, Jesse McDermitt and his friends solve the riddle that was hidden inside a chest found encased in the now-ancient mangrove.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm really enjoying this series!!!!

  • By shelley on 05-06-18

A truly wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I love each and every ebook and audio book of the entire Jesse McDermott Caribbean Adventure series. The writing is top notch as well as the stories and fully developed characters.
I highly recommend this author and all his books as some of the best I have had the pleasure of reading.

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  • Fallen Hunter: A Jesse McDermitt Novel

  • Caribbean Adventure Series Volume 3
  • By: Wayne Stinnett
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Jesse McDermitt has been grieving the loss of a loved one to terrorists. He's been holed up on his secluded island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks. But he has a plan for vengeance. A friend approaches Jesse seeking help for her dad who's been pressured into running drugs for a dangerous Cuban smuggler.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take your mind on a warm vacation

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 02-22-16

A fantastic story teller

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

This series is one of the best I had the pleasure of reading in very long time. His characters are all as real as the next door neighbor, and all the stories pulled me in from page one...
I've read all the ebooks so far and I'm on the fourth audio book as well with the intent of listening to each and every one.
I simply love the way he writes.

  • At All Costs

  • By: John Gilstrap
  • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Jake and Carolyn have lived a lie for 14 years to protect themselves. But now they have to protect their 13-year-old son, Travis. Their only chance is to return to the hellish scene of an unprecedented crime, and collect the evidence that may finally set them free - if they can elude a massive manhunt long enough to get there.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid AT ALL COSTS

  • By cristina on 04-05-16

An amazing story, exquisitely written...

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

Reviewed: 10-27-16

This is one of the best stories of love, trial and redemption I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

I chose this story because I recently became aware of the talents of its author, John Gilstrap.
I've read all of his books now, with this one being the last of his amazing catalogue.
His series, Johnathan Graves, is captivating and I await with bated breath the next story in this series to be published.

I highly recommend each and every book he has written to all readers who enjoy an exquisitely published story crossing all genres.

I truly feel Mr. Gilstrap will one day be recognized as one of the finest story tellers of our generation.