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  • Hired Gun

  • Antique Assassin Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Ryan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Dexter O'Kane is a family man who becomes an assassin after the death of his wife and son, a failing business, and witnessing a murder that unravels his simple life. Recruiting best friend and business partner John Wood to be his partner in crime, Dexter is on the hunt for a serial killer who's wreaking havoc in the small blue collar town of LeClaire, Missouri.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By David on 03-30-17

Small town serial try"s to wipe out his relatives

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

Any additional comments?

A predicable story line but kept my attention with all the killings. I kept waiting for the killer to eliminate the two, not very smart antique dealers but they seemed to muddle through each killing with out any harm to them.

  • Taken

  • The Chronicles of Kilix, Book 2
  • By: Teddy K Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Kilix has vanished off the face of the earth. Loren feels responsible for his disappearance and has spent the last nine months searching for him. Just as Loren's about to give up the hunt for Kilix, a tip comes in that leads her halfway across the globe. To Loren's surprise, she's not the only one on the hunt for Kilix. To Loren's surprise, finding Kilix was only half the battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed Si-Fi with a little romance

  • By Gene on 09-06-15

Young Lady hunts for Her Love

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Taken to be better than the print version?

Yes...all audio book version are better than the printed version. I enjoy hearing them while I drive or work with my hands.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Taken?

The most memorable moment of the book was when Loren finaly finds Kilix and Kilix don;t understand how much she loves him/ A real heart breaker.

What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joshua Bennington brings the story to life. He gives the characters a personality and life. He did a particualy good job with the character "Petter". I am not sure if it was just the way Peter talked or his voice that made him such an amusing villain..

Any additional comments?

I gave this production of the book a five star rating because it was fast and thrilling. This second book in the series was much more entertaining than the first book.."Kilix". I can not wait to hear the third book. I hope the author has that same narrator.do his third book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Chronicles of Kilix

  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The rise of the Artificial Intelligence in 2055, known as The Lost Year, resulted in massive casualties on a global scale. Planes crashed, elevators malfunctioned, missiles launched and brought the human race to its knees. Humanity was able to stop the A.I. after a year of tragedy and devastation and has been rebuilding ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MANKIND AGAINST THE MACHINES

  • By Jeff on 08-28-15

Young boy fights to grow up

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Chronicles of Kilix the most enjoyable?

I liked hearing the story. The narrator and author keep you entertained and make the audio book hard to turn off. Kilix's adventures were nothings like mine but still they were in some ways. I think everyone gets the same feeling in High School.

What did you like best about this story?

The story left a lot of questions unanswered. Perhaps for another book?

What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joshua Bennington gave the story life and energy. Something I just do not get from a printed version. Each character was given his or her own voice that I could understand and identify as that character.

Any additional comments?

I gave the book a five start rating because it has an entertaining story and was performed by a talented narrator

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Reluctant White Knight

  • Will it Be Sunny Tomorrow?
  • By: T. W. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The primary character is recovering from the loss of his wife of nearly 25 years. He uses the experience of his past to rescue a stranger and then protects that person from an attempted kidnapping. The scenes of the book are set in present-day rural West Texas with events occurring in Houston and on Galveston Island. The author uses colorful descriptions of the areas, people, and actions to draw in the listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure and Romance for grandparients

  • By Billy on 07-06-15

Grandpa Falls in Love

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended this book to a few of my friends. I had enjoyed it and my friends have as well. It was nice to hear a story about older aduts that did not have them almost dead but still enjoying life.

Any additional comments?

I gave this book a five start rating because I loved it. The story was unusual because it depicted older adults as still being alive and able to love again. Also. I thought the narrator did a good job with the many characters. He gave them each their own voice and personalitie..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Railroad Raiders of the Civil War

  • Traditional American History Series, Volume 9
  • By: James M. Volo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

The focus of this selection concerns both the Federal and Confederate efforts to disable or maintain the railroads within the active theaters of the war. Real railroads of iron and steam and ribbons of steel vanishing into the horizon quickly became a strategic objective of both armies in the Civil War. Raiders and protectors were deployed both North and South. The damage inflicted on roadways and rolling stock was not always easy to accomplish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

  • By Deborah on 08-23-15

Railroading During the Civil War

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

What did you like best about this story?

I like trains and stories about the Civil War. It was interesting that the author has mixed the two.

Any additional comments?

I did not give this book a high mark because it was more like a text book and lacked entertainment value.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Deception

  • Detective Jason Strong Book 9
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa are back with a new case, and this one pushes them to the limit. Clues are being left at the scene of the homicides but they can't figure out the meaning. Frustration mounts, as does the number of victims, but the detectives won't give up. Will they figure it out too late, or are they smarter than the killer gives them credit for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly good serial murder mystery!

  • By Wayne on 11-19-17

A Pure and Clean Detective Story

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Cruel Deception to be better than the print version?

Almost all audio versions of a book are more entertaining than the printed version plus I can do something else with my hands and eyes. Like drive or cut my grass.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the suspense of the mystery. Mr. Dalglish held off to the end for this who done it.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

I have heard other performances by Mr. Bennington and have liked them all. Hope Mr. Dalglish will use him again.

Any additional comments?

I loved this performance and gave it a five star rating. The story was great and the narration was terrific

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal Injection

  • Detective Jason Strong, Book 8
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa have returned with a case that will test their faith and their partnership.The homeless of San Antonio are dying, but apparently from natural causes. Captain Patton is ordered to make sure these cases are not homicide, so he gets with Lieutenant Banks, and requests her best detectives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By Henry on 01-29-17

Detective Story with a Message

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Lethal Injection to be better than the print version?

YES...the audio book was much more entertaining. The narrator gave the characters more life and the story took on more charm.

What other book might you compare Lethal Injection to and why?

The other books that come to mind would be "For My Brother" and "Cruel Deception" all done by the same reader.

Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

I liked all the characters as preformed by Mr. Bennington. No one stands out in my mind but as a group they were all done well. They seems to each have their own personality.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book as well as most of John Dalglish's books. The narrator also did a great job with the characters.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful