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  • Resistance

  • Charlie's Requiem, Book 2
  • By: A. American, Walt Browning
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

The city has become a warzone. Charlie and her companions must survive the gangs and corrupt government agents that are out to stake their claims on the nation’s riches. Should she try and flee to the countryside, with each neighborhood a potential trap and every house a threat? Or should she stay and fight the building tyranny? Dwindling food supplies and the daily risk of capture are taking their toll. Mistakes are fatal, and the exhaustion that comes with living under constant danger is wearing them down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't finish it

  • By D. W. Byas on 07-12-18

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Good book overall. Why no book three though? And it was a year and a half between the audio release of the 1st book and the 2nd.

Also, no big deal but it was odd that the author wouldn't know that Tennessee doesn't get cold enough to have their lakes freeze to skating conditions.

  • Helmet for My Pillow

  • From Parris Island to the Pacific: A Young Marine's Stirring Account of Combat in World War II
  • By: Robert Leckie
  • Narrated by: James Badge Dale, Tom Hanks (introduction)
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702

The celebrated 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, winner of eight Emmy Awards, was based on two classic books about the War in the Pacific, Helmet for My Pillow and With The Old Breed. Audible Studios, in partnership with Playtone, the production company co-owned by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and creator of the award-winning HBO series Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific, as well as the HBO movie Game Change, has created new recordings of these memoirs, narrated by the stars of the miniseries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Account of the War in “The Pacific”

  • By Aaron on 08-13-14

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Must read for all Americans. Especially those who have not served and especially in today’s modern reinterpretation of what courage and sacrifice really mean.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,045

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Just a really great book. Not just a good action book, but it is really well written for any genre. The political power couple are obviously modeled on the Clintons and all veterans will be able to relate to the officers that come into the plot. And the plot twists just enough without being convoluted, the hero is cool and tough without being too super-duper. All in all a really good book.

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  • The Divide

  • A Great State, Book 1
  • By: Shelby Gallagher
  • Narrated by: Lessa Lamb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Julie Atwood is struggling with the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom. She is recently divorced, financially stressed, and still reeling from a violent attack in her past. She is determined to make it on her own, however. She learns self-defense skills and enrolls in a women’s-only firearms class. The urgency of her efforts takes on new importance as society begins unraveling around her. Conservatives and liberals are at war. Then the president cuts funding to so-called Sanctuary States, including her home state of Oregon. Julie loses her job. Everyone who lives off the government gets desperate. Riots. Crime. Fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Brad on 07-17-18

Getting a refund

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

The most universal problem in the prepper genre is one of authors taking a normal length story and stretching it out so as to make at leas three volumes. This allows more book sales, in theory, and gives them room to also use the book as a prepper instruction manual. But the market is saturated with instruction manuals so when we have whole chapters devoted to pantries and shelving in the cabin, we aren’t reading a novel anymore but a manual.

Couldn’t finish it so I can’t even say if any end of the world type stuff ever even happened. The pace it was going though, if any big events take place, it’ll be right at the end and the reader will have wait for volume two.

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  • Why Women Have Sex

  • Understanding Sexual Motivations - from Adventure to Revenge
  • By: Cindy M. Meston, David M. Buss
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice

  • By chris on 03-22-10

Decent, but maybe too broad?

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

To be fair it is a lot of ground to cover but long story short, the authors could have said all of this in a lengthy magazine article. Stretching it into book form causes them to repeat themselves, use a number of quotes multiple times and so on. That and they editorialize quite a bit which is never a confidence booster when the authors are also the ones conducting the research.

There are a number of cultures around the world that suffer huge negative consequences resulting from out of wedlock births. It's not a moral issue to recognize this but a simple problem of more or less resources. And they spend an enormous amount of time discussing how the need for resources drives everything from the standpoint of evolution. It's all about resources from chapter one until the end. But apparently Sweden is an anomaly so they take the opportunity to use Sweden as an emblem of sexual and economic freedom for women. Sounds good, but the rest of their book focuses on the problem of limited resources in the mating game. So they ignore the catastrophic problems of so many cultures around the world and here in the US resulting from limited resource mating i.e. single-parent homes, to make a subjective statement about sexual freedom.

  • Execute Authority

  • A Delta Force Novel
  • By: Dalton Fury
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

In Dalton Fury's Execute Authority, Kolt "Racer" Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected - and deeply controversial - American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin's bullet takes the life of the Greek prime minister. The president is safe, but Raynor recognizes the killer - Rasim Miric - by his grisly signature: a bullet through his target's left eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 5 in Dalton Fury's Delta Force/Kolt Raynor...

  • By Wayne on 10-22-17

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

I like the whole series and re-listen to them from time to time. The only flaw is that the protagonist is a little too "maverick." It gets a silly from time to time, especially when his underlings have to reign him in.

  • Overwatch

  • The Logan West Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Matthew Betley
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 621

Former Marine Force Reconnaissance officer Logan West emerges from a blackout after drinking away the worries of his ruined marriage and PTSD, an all too familiar scene for the recovering alcoholic. But he wakes to more than a killer hangover: A professional mercenary has been sent to capture him. After an embattled showdown, Logan impulsively answers the dead man's ringing phone, triggering a hasty rescue of Logan's estranged wife and a global race against the clock to track down an unknown organization....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • repetitive

  • By JP Bachmann on 03-29-16

Decent Book

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

It's a decent book. Not a great book, but decent. Overly cliched, a little super-duper, but it was fun like a middling action movie.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,653

Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He's also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. He was Orphan X. Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Distraction

  • By A. Musser on 06-03-16

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

When I first considered this book I thought the premise sounded a bit far fetched. Then I heard the author on Jordan Peterson's podcast and decided to check it out.

Great book. Simple as that, just a great book. Hurwitz does a fantastic job of weaving humanity into the protagonist, and the writing is top notch.

  • Prepper's Crucible Omnibus, Volumes 4-6

  • Preppers Crucible Omnibus, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Andrews
  • Narrated by: Mark Shumka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

This is a compilation of Prepper's Crucible, Volumes 4-6, and the story continues with our cast of heroes facing even greater challenges. They travel to Phoenix to rescue loved ones and encounter horrors beyond imagination. America is invaded by forces wishing to take advantage of our weakness. A second American revolution takes place when Cory organizes the survivors into a force capable of striking back. In the Epilogue, we see an America forever changed, but regaining its greatness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where the heck is Kevin Pierce?

  • By anarron on 07-28-16

Awful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Other reviews have said the writing is really bad, and if I hadn't listened to the first release from this author I would agree. But the writing seemed fine (for the genre) in the first. What's the difference?

The narrator. Top notch in the first release, bottom of the barrel in the second. I couldn't finish reading, it was really bad.

It is an audio book. Why would someone cut corners on hiring a narrator?

But the writing does take a bad turn when the Marine corpsman is introduced into the story. There's no such thing, there are Navy corpsmen that serve with Marines, but no Marine corpsmen. That's some pretty basic stuff that author should have known.

  • The Last Layover: The New Homefront, Volume 1

  • By: Steven C. Bird
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bangle
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

The Last Layover is a fiction novel based on real places and potential scenarios where an out of control government pushes America to the brink of financial and social collapse. This vulnerable state allows the unthinkable to happen, causing the comfort, security, and conveniences of our modern first world society to quickly come to an end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Layover

  • By Debbie C. on 04-19-16

Not Good

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

I'm sure I would like this author if I sat down and had a beer with him but he simply cannot write.

If your standards are really low you might be able to get through it to glean some info from it as far as setting up some prepper practices, as it is written like a "how-to" pamphlet. But it's just as entertaining.

There are a lot of good prepper books out there, read those instead.