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  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,477

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

Exciting Thriller!!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

This is one of the most compelling and exciting books I’ve heard in years. It’s a fun roller coaster and I hope that Gregg Hurwitz has more books just like this one. It’s kinda over the top but if you just roll with it you will LOVE this book. Scott Brick is an amazing narrator and one of my favorites! He makes this book a must listen.

  • The Force

  • A Novel
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,806

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the "King of Manhattan North", a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force". Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest - an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the 18 years he's spent on the job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winslow continus to amaze

  • By Steve L on 07-13-17

Amazing!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This is my first Don Winslow novel and Dion Graham narration and will not be my last. This is an amazing book and Graham is a super star!! Not for the faint of heart but so damn good!!!

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  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,451

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

Fantastic book / Read by the Author

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

I loved this audiobook and while the narrator was not an actor or voice talent, he was the author and wrote the book based on meetings and conversations with the men who fought in Benghazi.

It's a well told narrative and chillingly honest. I am not a political person so I take little care in descriptions or opinions by political leaders; rather in this story the facts clearly show that the American diplomatic compound was not adequately protected. And it is that lesson which is so sad.

Thank you to the men who fought to save others and prayers to those who perished and for those who loved them.

Thanks to Mitchell Zuckoff for a wonderful account and description of the events that occurred that night.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shutter Island

  • By: Dennis Lehane
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them.

But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding psychological thriller set in the 50s

  • By Barry S. Sharpnack on 06-17-09

Well written engaging story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

The story starts out very thrilling with a big mystery but soon changes into a psycho analysis tale. I would have liked the mystery to continue but it was still a great listen. The narrator was fantastic and well worth the listen!!'

  • In Cold Blood

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,477

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still the Best

  • By Lisa on 01-10-06

Fascinating story, heart breaking and shocking

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

This was an amazing listen and great writing and storytelling.
What is shocking is the killers feel slighted when on death row as if others are to blame for their actions.

Capote wired on this for years and has written a great book

  • Six Days of War

  • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • By: Michael B. Oren
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really 2 Books in One . . .

  • By Tim on 04-05-06

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Fascinating account of the making of the modern Middle East. Interesting accounts of the battles and strategy and discussions from the leaders perspective.

An Invisible Thread
    The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    1,032 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • An Invisible Thread

  • The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

In the tradition of the New York Times best-seller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantage young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing but painful

  • By Linda on 02-04-13
  • An Invisible Thread
  • The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
  • By: Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward

Amazing story about life's challenges and successes

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Great heartfelt story, well written and narrated. Also a quick listen and also very compelling.

  • Mossad

  • The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service
  • By: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Isaac
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

In Mossad, authors MichaelBar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a spy novel

  • By Jean on 02-13-17

Interesting and Fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

I enjoy spy thrillers and this was very interesting and exciting. Many of the stories were new to me and I enjoyed the drama that unfolded. It was neat to know that these were true stories too.

  • The Redeemer

  • Harry Hole, Book 6
  • By: Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. An explosion cuts through the music and the bitter cold: One of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole - the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant - has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the most forbidden corners of the former Yugoslavia. Yet it’s when he returns to Oslo that he encounters true darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Harry Hole, RIP Robin Sachs :(

  • By Private on 06-06-13

Another masterful tale!!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book, though I do miss the narrations by the late Robin Sachs, yet John Lee is an excellent replacement.

The story is complex and very well structured and keeps you hanging at every turn.

Excellent listen and excellent read.

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,610

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen “Political Hack and Intolerant” king.

  • By Troy L Carter MD on 08-07-18

Horrid narration, thin characters, poor plot

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

Reviewed: 10-02-13

What would have made Under the Dome better?

I have been a fan of Audible for years, listened to many books of various genre's and while not all are as good as I hoped some are fantastic. This one however a huge disappointment and believe is a testament of the power of marketing and how that trumps quality.

I am not usually so critical of another person's work, especially one which is this large, i can't imaging how long it took to narrate a book of this size, but this is possibly the worst narration I've ever encountered. Esparza's voice is fine, his enunciation is clear, but the direction of the characters, their voices and manner is amateurish. It might even warrant a do-over.

For example, the character, Big Jim, sounds like a slow, backwater country hick. The character is a New England used car salesman and local politician, and the character as it is read is non-believable. Many other characters are also cursed with voices that are very uncharacteristic and it's very hard to get past. The children's voices are whiny and nasally and all of them sound the same regardless of age or gender.

Ultimately, it may be best to watch the TV series, though I can't say if it would be any better. The story is pretty much a one plot act that goes on far too long and should have been a short story instead of a huge novel packed with uninteresting characters, most of who you could care less about or even differentiate from each other.

Sorry to be so critical, but this is like a long drawn out 10 course meal that isn't very good and takes too long to get the check and hit the road.

What could Stephen King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I am a fan of Stephen King's stories, characters and adventures for many years, and i have to say I don't believe he wrote this book. There are none of his characteristic techniques, conversations and the tone of the book seems very superficial. The Tommyknockers is similarly dark, though it involves fewer characters, they come alive and you get to know them. In this book, I can't say you know any of them beyond 1 or two character traits or perhaps a previous employer or spouse/partner. There is a great deal of dialog in this story and that can be a challenge, but much of the dialog is flat and uninteresting and really doesn't lead anywhere.

All the while when I was listening, I kept saying to myself that this doesn't sound or feel like a book by Stephen King. Too many of the references to drugs, TV shows, rock and roll bands, t-shirts and sex just don't fit into his repertoire of established styles.

I just finished 11/22/63 and though it wasn't my favorite, the narration, the characters in the story were vivid and full of detail and it brought the story to life. Dome had none of those things. I hate to say it, but this felt like a Dean Koontz novel I read long ago; the only one I read too.

How could the performance have been better?

Very simply there could have been a director and producer who worked with the narrator to establish the voices of each character in advance of beginning the recording. This seemed like an amateurish attempt to record a long story as fast as you could.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. During the last 8 hours of the recording I turned the narration speed to to x2 so i could get to the end. I really wish it was better

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