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  • Direct Fire

  • A Jake Mahegan Thriller
  • By: A. J. Tata
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America. When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home - and walks right into an ambush. The terrorists are here...and no one is safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A.j. Delivers another one!

  • By Rock River on 10-10-18

A.j. Delivers another one!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Jake Mahegan once again is shown to be a complete BA! Like the others, AJ’s extremely detailed description of the fight scenes Leeds the listener to believe that he himself trains in martial arts because you can easily visualize every move until the bad guys ass has been beat. Great book, great performance, and story. If your a Jake Mahegan fan, you won’t be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Call The Equalizer

  • By Lia on 06-08-18

Awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Even though Mcall was obviously a Caucasian in the book I couldn’t help but visualize Denzel while trying not to put the book down. Great book. Great narration!

  • Besieged

  • A Jake Mahegan Thriller, Book 3
  • By: A. J. Tata
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

A school under siege. A shooter in the classroom. An all too common American nightmare unleashed again. But this time, former Delta Captain Jake Mahegan happens to be on the schoolgrounds checking in on the daughter of a colleague. Instead he's staring down a suicidal gunman rigged to blow. During the standoff another attack begins outside the school. The gunman goes down, Mahegan is knocked unconscious, and a twelve-year-old autistic girl is kidnapped.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Addition To The Series

  • By Lia on 02-11-18

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

A.J. Has absolutely got Jake Mahegans character dialed in and his abilities put a lot of other “hero” style characters to shame. I’m going on a limb but I think A.J.has put his time in with martial arts because Hill describing a fight scene makes you believe you are right they are witnessing it. Barry will be too especially on the fight scenes and every new character introduced brings another little cherry on top of what is already a great book. I have read every book in the series and every one of them have been great! Lastly Jonathan Davis the narrator is just the man for the job. With his deep voice and southern draw, There is no other near raider out there that I have heard or can remember that.could pull off Jake Mohegan better than Jonathan Davis!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Three Minutes to Midnight

  • Jake Mahegan, Book 2
  • By: A. J. Tata
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

One Army geologist is kidnapped - on U.S. soil. Two nuclear plants are attacked - in a matter of days. No American is safe - from the next, and final, wave of terror. Enter Jake Mahegan, a Delta Force veteran on the most important mission of his life. If he fails, our nation falls.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent 4 Star Listen

  • By Lia on 12-28-17

Great everything.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Great narration! Jake is a total bad ass in every book but seems to never get mad. lol. Smooth is fast, fast is smooth! Can’t wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 12 Strong

  • The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845

12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators as they rode into the city. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! But the narrator...

  • By Nathan Arguien on 08-31-15

Fascinating read!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

At a time when SEALS seem to get all the glory, it was fascinating to read of a Special Forces Team doing a mission which is a lot more than just killing the enemy. I have read a ton of books from The War on Terror era and have never read one like this. Well researched, well written and topped off with a great narrator, this is book that will teach you about Special Forces and the brave men who were the tip of the spear into Afghanistan before we ever knew we were kicking it off.

  • Full Assault Mode

  • A Delta Force Novel
  • By: Dalton Fury
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565

When SEAL Team Six killed Osama bin Laden, they pulled a treasure trove of intelligence on planned attacks on U.S. soil. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's new leader, is activating his most trusted (and deadliest) terrorists to carry out his newest plot: to detonate a bomb inside one of the 64 commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. in an attack 10 times worse than 9/11, causing radiological fallout that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first 2

  • By Brian on 08-10-15

Narration could have been better.

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

Well written Action packed story with a very cool main character. The narrator actually had a voice that seemed to fit him well. BUT, during the story it didn’t matter if he was in a firefight or talking to his lady. I don’t like giving bad reviews and this one wasn’t terrible but it missed the ability to feel the like I’m in the action like some others have.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Elite: Completely Revised and Updated

  • The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team
  • By: Michael Smith
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

A top-secret US Army Special Operations unit has been running covert missions all over the world, from leading death squads to the hideout of drug baron Pablo Escobar to capturing Saddam Hussein and, in one of the greatest special operations missions of all time, helping to track down al-Qa'eda leader Osama bin Laden. "The Activity," as it became known to insiders, has achieved near-mythical status, even among the world's Special Operations elite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Zzzzzzzzz

  • By Doug on 11-28-17

Great historical account of how this unit came together and operated.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Well researched and informative about a very secretive unit. However If your wanting a book full of intense and gunfights or exciting covert missions you may want to look somewhere else. I hate giving bad reviews but the more books I read (listen to) that are written and read like a high school history book and read by a history teacher on the year he’s about to retire the more I realize I can’t finish them. When a chapter ends as your driving or whatever your doing as you listen and you go “what did I just miss out on because I was daydreaming about something else?” I know this isn’t my kind of book. If your into those kind of books this one is pretty good. I suppose?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Inside the Mind of BTK

  • The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
  • By: John Douglas, Johnny Dodd
  • Narrated by: Jason Klav
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Leslie on 08-30-11

How do you make a story about BTK boring?

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Get John Douglass and Johnny Dodd to write a fascinating book. The get a some young man off the street to narrate it. I don't like giving bad reviews. The book was very well written as I expected it to be but after the first 4hrs I was having to force myself to continue listening. I know it's been a few years since it was published and the audiobook produced but whoever has the right to it should pay a heavy hitting voice actor and it will pay for itself in no time. I hate to give Radar any more ego sense that's what he wants but he IS a very interesting killer. They had the right stuff for a great audiobook but dropped the ball on the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Stalker

  • The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez
  • By: Philip Carlo
  • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Decades after Richard Ramirez left 13 dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo's classic The Night Stalker, based on years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, revealed the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined. The story of Ramirez is a bizarre and spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another True Crime classic...! (yay)

  • By Polly Poizendem on 11-19-16

It had me from the beginning.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

but unfortunately this book began to bore me really early into the story. It felt as though each crime was a repeat of the previous missing out on the drama that could have grabbed a hold of you and not let you put it down. It totally lost me after Ramirez's arrest with the back and forth arguments over lawyers and repetitive courtroom actions from Ramirez. I believe the author did a good job of getting lots of details of the case and the characters involved but missed it when it came to putting it all together. I finally realized I was making myself listen to it hoping it would grab my interest again which it never did. Compared to other serial killer books that I have read this one missed it. I don't like leaving negative reviews but felt like I needed to on this one.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dagger 22

  • U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan
  • By: Michael Golembesky
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

The unforgiving Afghan winter settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that - this winter would be different.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, but...

  • By Donovan Russian on 10-10-16

Best narrator in the military genera!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

Subject says it all! He is awesome at telling the heroic yet terrifying stories of MARSOC!