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Trish R.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
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  • On Target

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,812

Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really impressive

  • By Clayton on 10-07-10

Love, love, love The Gray Man and the narration..

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18



Again something that was mentioned early on has stuck with me through the entire book. I don’t want to read about a hero that addicted to pain pills and takes them, even though he doesn’t want to, when he’s not in pain. Why would an author write such garbage about hero of a book? Yeah, I didn’t like that AT ALL. I’m hoping he gets over that crap by the next book.

Anyway, this was filled with excitement. The Gray Man was being sent to the Sudan to kill the President of that country but everything went to hell and there was a huge battle with the Sudanese army and their police but Gentry had already taken the President because the plan went from killing him to capturing him and turning him over to the International Criminal Courts in the Hague and have him tried as a war criminal, because he did have four hundred thousand of his people murdered.

In the end everything went wrong and Court Gentry is on the run again, as usual.

There was almost some romance in this book but Court had to run, so that ended that. Also, the
F-bomb was used 155 times.

As to the narration: Jay Snyder is simply awesome. His women’s voices sound like women and his emotions are incredible.

  • Hard Fall

  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

When an old Delta Force buddy comes to Jon Reznick for help, paranoid and fearing for his life, Reznick feels duty-bound to protect him. As a black-ops specialist, loyalty to his brothers in arms comes before everything - even the law. But Jerry White proves difficult to protect. A runaway from a top-security psychiatric facility in upstate New York, he's considered a danger to himself and others, and Reznick is powerless to stop shadowy senior hospital managers taking Jerry back by force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reznick to the rescue!!!!

  • By shelley on 02-09-18

Exciting read and great listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18



I gotta tell ya these were all exciting books but Reznick didn’t sleep any more than 3 or 4 hours in all five books. He popped Dexedrine like they were M&M’s. That was the most ridiculous thing about this series. And if the CIA was anything like they were in this book then that agency is really, really bad.

Anyway, this was the final book in the Jon Reznick series and overall I thoroughly enjoyed them. This one, however, seemed a little bit repetitive. I remember several times thinking “wasn’t that just said?”

This one was about Reznick trying to get his friend out of an institution where they were brainwashing him, and others, and again it had a CIA agent controlling everything.

There was no romance and the F-bomb was used 100 times.

As to the narration: Jeffrey Kafer was the same in every book; good men’s voices and terrible women’s voices. BUT it was okay since there was no romance.

  • Hard Way

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 4
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Jon Reznick has never played by the rules, a trait that has brought him into conflict with FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein in the past. But now Meyerstein has been taken by a shadowy gang, and the renegade black-ops specialist may be her only hope for rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By shelley on 01-01-18

Really great story! Love Jon Reznick..

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18


Okay, I thought the last book was my favorite but I’ve changed my mine. I liked this one best.
Martha Meyerstein was kidnapped and the immediate world was looking for her, and then Jon Reznick got involved and all the killing and excitement began. I’ll tell ya’ those Russian mobsters are some really bad people no matter who writes the book. There’s nothing nice about them, at all.

I was surprised at Curt White of the CIA. I mean he shot Reznick to take the guy Reznick had questioned, about the whereabouts of Martha, and everyone knew it but it seemed to be okay. WTH? A CIA agent can shoot someone whose working with the FBI and nothing is done about it? Yeah, I don’t get that.

Anyway, I’m off to read book 5 in this series.

Nothing romantic and the F-bomb, if you can believe it, was used 128 times. Wow!

As to the narration: Great men’s voices but Jeffrey Kafer still stinks at women’s voices. He does have a really nice reading voice, though.

  • Hard Wired

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 3
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

When an ex-Delta Forces operative dies in a car wreck in Miami, the FBI dismiss it as a tragic accident. But Jon Reznick isn't so sure - especially when he learns that his teetotal former colleague was apparently drunk at the wheel. Reznick's one-man investigation quickly enters dangerous territory when it becomes clear that this was merely the first in a series of mysterious deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment with Jon Reznick!

  • By shelley on 01-01-18

Another good read and listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18



So, I think this was my favorite so far. This one showed that Jon Reznick wasn’t invincible. He did get all the bad guys but was shot in the back in the process. It was about the 6 Delta Force guys that killed a scientist 6 year before and Iran wanted revenge. Reznick was the only one of the six to survive, just barely.

As always, there was a lot of chases and killing. And again he worked with Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein. They do make a good team, even if she wants everything done by the book and Reznick threw the book away a long time ago.

There was no sex but I get the feeling there’s romantic feelings between Martha and Jon.

And the F-bomb was used 52 times.

As to the narration: Still Jeffrey Kafer does good voices for the men but the women speak kind of low. It’s okay as long as there’s no sex. Then it would sound like two men. LOL

  • Hard Kill

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 2
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board. The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn't pay to keep her waiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must buy audible.

  • By Amazon Customer Curtis Wright. on 02-27-18

Good assassin read and listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18



Another exciting story about Jon Reznick helping the FBI catch a killer. Unfortunately, this book made a lot of the politicians in our government look really bad. AND the killer ended up getting away. Maybe he’ll show up in another book.

Reznick worked with Martha Meyerstein again but I gotta say no one seems to sleep in these books.
Reznick is forever popping Dexedrine and he and Martha drink tons of coffee, as if that’s the cure for never needing sleep. It’s really kind of silly.

Also, one reviewer gave it 1 or 2 stars because Martha, as Assistant Director of the FBI, went out into the field, Martha being “middle age” and all. Well, Martha is in her 30’s and if that’s “middle age” then I’m ancient.

This was a very good story and again I totally enjoyed it. There wasn’t any kind of sex or thoughts of sex but the F-bomb was used 57 times.

As to the narration: Jeffery Kafer, again, has a great reading voice and his men are perfect but his women’s voices still stink AND still I don’t mind. If there had been any kind of romance I would have minded.

  • Hard Road

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 1
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Jon Reznick is a "ghost": a black-ops specialist who takes his orders from shadowy handlers, and his salary from the US government. Still mourning the loss of his beloved wife on 9/11, he's dispatched to carry out a high-level hit. Reznick knows only that it must look like suicide. It's textbook. But the target is not the man Reznick expected. The whole setup is wrong. In an instant the operation is compromised, and Reznick is on the run with the man he was sent to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plenty of Action

  • By shelley on 01-01-18

Great read and almost perfect listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18



So, Jon Reznick worked for the government as an assassin and, boy, he was a cold blooded killer. He usually went to other countries but this time he was assigned to kill an American. Which he was going to do until something didn’t feel right and he took off with his assignment until he could figure out what was going to do. He didn’t mind killing really evil men but he wasn’t feeling that from Luntz.

This story was exciting from beginning to end and I will definitely read more of the Jon Reznick series. I enjoyed every second of this book.

There was no romance or sex but the F-bomb was used 71 times, by both Reznick and Martha Meyerstein, the Assistant Director of the FBI. IMO, that kind of talk makes a “killer-type” story far more real. People who don’t like the F-bomb should do more research on these kinds of books, ask other readers’ questions about the language. I happen to like my books to be real and without that kind of language it’s just “sissified.”

AS to the narration: Jeffrey Kafer does a great job on the men’s voices but the women’s voices are still too deep. BUT that doesn’t bother me so much since I’d rather hear a deep woman’s voice than to hear a soprano man’s voice.

  • Midnight Train to Paris

  • By: Juliette Sobanet
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

When Jillian Chambord's twin sister is abducted from a luxury train traveling through the Alps, not even the threat of losing her coveted position at The Washington Daily can stop this hard-hitting reporter from hopping on the next flight to France. But soon after boarding a midnight train in the Alps with Samuel Kelly - the lead investigator and sexy former CIA agent whom Jillian once dated and has sworn off forever - she learns that this train has taken them back in time to 1937, to a night when another young woman was abducted from the same Orient Express train.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not interesting

  • By Elizabeth L. Campbell on 06-10-17

Good read and wonderful narration..

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18


Okay, a first person narrative of a time travel story. It’s hard to review because time travel is my very favorite type of book but I’m just not sure of the first person. TO ME, first person is the lazy way to write a book, faster but lazy. With the first person you don’t have to worry about anyone but the hero or heroine. What they think and feel. And I miss going from one place to another to see what others are doing and thinking in a story. I mean, it would have been nice to know what was happening with Samuel when he was in the other room fighting the bad guy, when he got shot what was happening. Yeah, there are all kinds of things wrong with first person.

However, I did like this, even though it really wasn’t a time travel per se. Yeah, Jillian and Samuel went back in time but on a train and into the Swiss Alps. It’s not like they went to town and ooed and aahed over anything. Train and Alps, that’s it. They went back to save a girl who’d been taken from the train in 1937, just like her twin sister, Isla, was in 2012. You saved Rosie in 1937 and you automatically saved Isla, and changed the immediate world them.

It was an interesting story and I did enjoy it BUT I just can’t read a first person time travel and enjoy it the way I’ve enjoyed sooo many other TT books in the past so I won’t be moving on to the next book in the series.

There was graphic sex in this but it was nowhere near erotic, a big plus as far as I’m concerned, and the F-bomb was used 3 times.

As to the narration: A love to listen to Tanya Eby. Her voices and emotions are simply wonderful. It’s just too bad the reading of this book was filled with I, I, I, I, I, I, I.

  • Good Intentions

  • By: J. D. Trafford
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Judge Jim Thompson’s world is unraveling. He’s facing public backlash on a decision-gone-wrong for a young boy in foster care and, even worse, he’s just discovered that his mentor, Judge Meyer, has been murdered. Despite his self-doubt in the face of media scrutiny, Jim is determined to continue his friend’s legacy - and find his killer. As he digs into the mysterious death, Jim comes across a case that had haunted the judge for decades - a case he couldn’t let go of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't predict who did it in this one!

  • By shelley on 06-21-18

Great read and listen..

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18




So, another first person book written by a man that wasn’t half bad. But I really couldn’t tell you if our MC, Judge Jim Thompson, was tall, short, bearded, bald, a head full of hair, fat, thin, or pigeon-toed. No idea why male authors want to keep the characters looks a secret from the readers.

However, it was a really good book. The mystery of who killed Judge Harry Meyer, Jim’s close friend and a mentor. At the end it told of the trouble Judge Thompson got into for looking into, and solving, the murder. I thought that was kind of strange. It was also about the case of 4 kids being taken from their parents and the parents losing their parental rights, and the POS father who wanted them back.

It was a good courtroom drama and police procedural story that I enjoyed.

There was absolutely no sex, only about 4 kisses on the cheek and the F-bomb was used 1 time when a lawyer simply repeated what his client said. There was actually no swearing to speak of: he** was used 3 times, da*n 4 times and that's it. It wasn’t like real life so I can’t see myself reading this author again. I wanted a REAL life murder mystery, swearwords and all. I need to find some really gritty mysteries, don’t I?

As to the narration: This was my first listen of Will Damron and he was awesome. He read with emotions and his women’s voices were perfect.

  • The Relic Hunters

  • The Relic Hunters Series, Book 1
  • By: David Leadbeater
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA. There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must help the CIA solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists - and it’s in the hands of a powerful secret society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK read and barely OK narration..

  • By Trish R. on 07-01-18

OK read and barely OK narration..

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18




This was a very good book about a “family” of relic smugglers, Bodie, Cassidy, Sam, Cross and Jemma, along with CIA agent Heidi Moneymaker are going after a “hood” that stole a map from a museum in Athens for the Illuminati and ended up blowing up the museum and killing and injuring a lot of people. The “hoods” are a large group of bad guys that were trained to kill and do whatever their “master” says.

After getting Bodie, the leader of the smugglers, out of a Mexican prison, just as he was about to be killed, Heidi and the group got busy trying to find the “hood” that was going to steal the map. From there it was an exciting book until the very end. Some reviewers hated it and some only liked it but I really liked it. BUT like most male authors they describe everything and not the players, unless they have something special going on, like Cassidy. She’s beautiful, an ex-actress, ex-street-fighter and ex-cage fighter and she can kick some butt. I like that in my female MC’s. Oh, and she had red hair.

The guy who had Bodie imprisoned had been a mentor and friend of Bodie’s but the end of this story was him telling Heidi they were going after Jack before they took any job for the CIA. And, The End. Not a cliffhanger but the opening to the next book, due out September 6.

There was nothing sexual in this book and the F-bomb was used 42 times.

As to the narration: I guess because Pete Simonelli (aka Sebastian York) figures women are cray-cray about his deep sexy voice he doesn’t need to do anything but read the book, and that’s a shame. AND he's narrating the next book, too.


  • The Rogue Agent

  • The Agent Series, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Judson
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Former covert ops agent Tom Sexton is living quietly in rural Vermont. Running a diner with his girlfriend, Stella, he thinks that the worst he's seen, done, and suffered is finally behind him. But when a long-hidden specter from his troubled past emerges, Tom is shaken out of his safe, furtive life. With no choice but to lock and load, Tom falls back into a world where valor and violence collide...and his isn't the only life in danger.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of action, action, action and more action!

  • By Wayne on 08-01-17

Very good read and barely OK narration..

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18



So, this author is very knowledgeable about guns, ALL KINDS of guns, or he was sitting with a list right next to him as he wrote this book. What a lot of male authors tend to forget is not all women read romances all the time. So, don’t give us a description of weapons on every page but do tell us what someone looks like, other than the scars on their all over their bodies. The only one that was really described was Krista and that was only because she had blue hair and a face full of piercings.

I did enjoy this book more than I did The Temporary Agent but I don’t know think I’ll read the third book, due out February 2019. By that time I will have read 150+ books and won’t even remember who the players are.

Anyway, two of the main bad guy got everything they deserved but the real bad guy got away again. This wasn’t a cliffhanger but you were left without answers.

Both Cahill and Tom were in this, fighting together and separately. AND it was the four women: Stella, Krista, Valena and Grunn who took care of the one bad guy. That’s what he got for calling Stella a stupid American woman. It was excitement throughout the book. BUT waaay too much information on the weapons.

There was nothing sexual and the F-bomb was used 19 times.

As to the narration: Please see my review of book One, The Temporary Agent to see how I feel about Pete Simonelli (aka Sebastian York) who really needs to get better. If you're going to have several women in a book then get someone who can TRY to do a woman's voice.

I will admit that it was really, really nice reading this kind of book and it was NOT written in the first person. Nice to know what others were thinking or doing and not just the MC's.