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  • The Three-Nine Line

  • The Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

More than 40 years after their release from the notorious "Hanoi Hilton", three American prisoners of war return to Vietnam to make peace with their most brutal former captor, a guard whom they've dubbed "Mr. Wonderful". The US State Department hopes reconciliation will help cement a major trade agreement between Washington and the Vietnamese. But when Mr. Wonderful is found murdered, the three ex-POWs are accused of the crime, and the multibillion-dollar deal threatens to unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great addition to this Series!

  • By Chris on 09-24-15

Another great addition to this Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

I always look forward to the new Cordell Logan books . This is a very good and witty mystery series. Cordell Logan is a flight instructor who keeps getting invovled in solving murders due to his former black ops background. I have listened to all four novels to date and loved them all. The narrator, Ray Porter is very gifted and makes the stories even better.
If you want a good series to listen to I highly recommend this one.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A False Dawn

  • By: Tom Lowe
  • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Before the death of his wife, Sean O'Brien makes a promise to her that he has no plans to break - until he starts building a new life in an old cabin on a remote stretch of a tropical river in the heart of Florida. It's there that he discovers an injured young woman who whispers a cryptic message into his ear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First in a series

  • By Luanne Ollivier on 09-25-15

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

I really liked this first book in the Sean O'Brien series, A False Dawn. So far I have listened to the first 3 books and have started on the 4th novel. I have found them to be very interesting mysteries. I have purchased all six novels in this series available to date and have always looked forward to hearing the next one. Sean O'Brien, the main character, is an ex-Miami homicide detective who retired early after his wife died and moved up to the Daytona Beach area. He has a river house inland from the beach but also has a boat that he lives on. He keeps running into murder cases that need to be solved which he can't help but getting totally involved in. You will meet all his colorful boat neighbors and his cute little hotdog mutt, Max. Mr. Lowe is a great writer and Mr. Axtell is a wonderful narrator. All in all I highly recommend this series.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Butterfly Forest

  • By: Tom Lowe
  • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story, Super Narator!

  • By shelley on 11-05-14

A Good and Easy Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-12-14

I really enjoyed listening to this novel. I discovered that it was the third in a series of Sean O'Brien novels, five novels to date, 2014. Unfortunately, Audible only offers this one. I would really love it if Audible would get the rest of them recorded since I feel that I'm missing out on the beginning of the main characters life. I may even get the other stories on Kindle. To me I thought this was a well done and very interesting story. Sean O'Brien, the main character is a retired Miami homicide detective living on a boat off of central Florida. He is thrown into the middle of a murder mystery which he decides to look into after realizing that he is the only one really interested in solving the case. The story takes you into the Ocala National Forest in Florida where you learn many interesting facts. The story had a lot of action and great characters. Really worth the listen.

  • Going Home

  • A Novel: The Survivalist Series, Book 1
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,693

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

Loved this whole series!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-14

As someone who is new to this category I have to say that this book is very good. It is a fast paced and interesting story, had great characters and gave out some good information. I also thought the narrator was very good and well suited for this book. I listened to all three books already, one right after the other, and really enjoyed each one very much. I wish the fourth book had been available because now it's hard to wait. I highly recommend this series for those who like books in this category.

  • Breaking Point: A Joe Pickett Novel Book 13

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256

The recipient of Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box has won almost every honor in his field. In Breaking Point, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is glad to catch up with old friend Lyle Pendergast, but then the man goes missing and is named a suspect in the death of two EPA employees. All signs point to Lyle’s guilt, but the more Joe digs into the case, the more he realizes he’s stepped into the middle of a deadly power play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darn near a true story...

  • By karen on 10-23-13

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 10-06-13

The whole Joe Pickett series, from novel #1 through #13 was one of my favorites. All interesting stories, good characters and a very talented narrator. I stated at #1 and listened to all of them one right after another. I loved it. I'm only sorry that it ended..for now.

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,870

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I read both of Mr Box's "Cody Holt" novels and liked them so much that I decided to start on the "Joe Pickett" novels. This first book was so good that I've been listening non-stop to the rest of the series. Now I am up to book 7 and going strong. These stories keep my interest up. Each book ties into the next one very well. The narrator does a wonderful job. I highly recommend the whole "Joe Pickett" series.

  • The Harbinger

  • The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805

Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This will make you think

  • By Aaron on 11-08-12

I'm Glad I Listened

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

I usually don't listen to these types of books but this one caught my attention. After reading most of the reviews I decided no because I thought it was just going to preachify but then got it anyway out of curiosity. I'm glad I did. I found that it was very interesting and was read well. The main point I got out of this story was not about the events or dates as much as just a pure and simple reminder. This story is worth a listen.

  • Flat Spin

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,315

The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wunnerful: But... why the plane stuff?

  • By Ted on 07-02-16

Excellent!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-13

This book rates among one of my favorites. It is one of those books that is hard to stop listening to. It is an interesting, witty mystery with very humorous dialog and a great main character. I really loved the narrator, Ray Porter, he is one of my very favorites and really added to this book. He totally brought this story to life. I am looking forward to the next book.

30 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • Leading from Behind

  • The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
  • By: Richard Miniter
  • Narrated by: Richard Miniter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In Leading from Behind, New York Times best-selling investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama’s abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, Leading from Behind investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Ready For Prime Time

  • By STORK on 09-17-12

5 STARS!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-12

This is a very excellent and compelling account of the inside story behind President Obama. It gives interesting information about many of the people who are running America. It sheds light on how they are handling the situations they are facing. There is an account of the inside workings of what happened before the Bin Laden raid. The author does an excellent job of narrating his book. All in all this is a very captivating and fair description of a real story and what is really happening. I highly recommend it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Prophet's Prey

  • My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints
  • By: Sam Brower, Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Story of the FLDS

  • By Steve on 11-11-11

Another Horrible Person on a Horrible Power Trip!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-12

This was one interesting and informative book. It is written by an private investigator who reveals his findings into the background of the break away Mormon cult group, the FLDS, and their perverted leader, Warren Jeffs. The book was written and read really well. This story helped me understand how this group of people got under the power of this horrible being called, Warren Jeffs, and all the previous perverted leaders of this demented cult. The sad thing is that even though Jeffs is now in jail. it is still, Business As Usual. Another really good expose story (with its extended history) to listen to is "Inside Scientology" by Janet Reitman, really good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful