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  • The Dream Thieves

  • Raven Cycle Series, Book 2
  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I took Chainsaw out of my dreams ...

  • By Melissa on 10-02-13

Think for yourself

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

Reviewed: 02-15-16

I read reviews that said these stories could have been done in two instead of three books. Take the journey, let the destination find you. I am glad I decided for myself to spend the time, they are worth it. Compelling, intricate, insightful. I'm just glad it's not over for me...yet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Raven Boys

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them - not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater does it again!

  • By C. ALLINGER on 09-20-12

Loved this unreservedly

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

It's thoughtful, clever and reveals itself in it's own good time. I loved the way it made its bases and embroidered them effortlessly and intricately. The characters were compelling and the narrator is one of my all time favourites. I'm glad to have found this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ballistic

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,890

Ex-CIA assassin Court Gentry thought he could find refuge living in the Amazon rain forest. But his bloody past finds him when a vengeful Russian crime lord forces him to go on the run once again. Court makes his way to one of the only men in the world he can trust - and arrives too late. His friend is dead and buried. Years before, Eddie Gamboa had saved Court's life. Now, Eddie has been murdered by the notorious Mexican drug cartel he fought to take down. And Court soon finds himself drawn into a war he never wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comparable to the first in this series

  • By Ed on 10-30-17

This one was a bit cruel

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

Reviewed: 11-28-13

I don't like books with torture in them in any form, but I had to see what happened to the gray man so I skipped the bits I didn't like and was glad I did, another great story that had me on the edge of my seat and I didn't see the end coming,

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • FREE The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,612

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, unremitting action

  • By Rollin on 11-20-13

Thankyou Thankyou Audible

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

Reviewed: 11-28-13

This was a promo and it was great! Courtland Gentry is in a dangerous business and he handles the business with class. Loved this book, bought the rest of the series and can't wait for December.

  • On Target

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,140

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second Gray Man

  • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-10-12

Love the Gray Man

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

Reviewed: 11-28-13

This series is one of my favourites, action story about a bloke with a job to do and off he goes and does it, he has a clear moral compass and he doesn't agonise or overthink his emotions they don't make em like the grey man very often.

  • How to Learn and Memorize Italian Vocabulary...

  • Using a Memory Palace Specifically Designed for the Italian Language (Magnetic Memory Series)
  • By: Anthony Metivier
  • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

If you'd like to double, triple or even quadruple your ability to learn Italian vocabulary by using simple memory techniques that you can learn in 30 minutes or less, then this may be the most important audiobook that you will ever listen to. Believe it or not, it really doesn't matter if you think you have a good memory or not. Frankly, if you can memorize a short email address or the name of a movie, then you can use this system to memorize a language as rich and diverse as Italian.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It"s a good idea but ..............

  • By Michele on 11-28-13

It"s a good idea but ..............

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

Reviewed: 11-28-13

It got carried away with how clever it was, obscure became confusing and although I think the premise is good the execution rambled on and became convoluted eventually it lost me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash Zombie Apocalypse

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage, and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets, and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Smilie on 07-03-13

I've listened to the series and I liked them all

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

This series is good I will buy the next one if there is one. Angel isn't what I expected, some of this genre make a lot of the gore and I thought I'd have issues with the gore ...you know Zombies...but I get more caught up in what's happening to the characters because it's a compelling story for the most part.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Solo

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Dominic West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

A James Bond novel written by William Boyd. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This sounds really like Bond, James Bond..

  • By antonio on 04-21-14

Bond in Flemings time but now..cool

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

I enjoyed this it's a solid story, it has the original Bond story timing, Bond girls in peril, evil bad guys who won't die and plenty of twists and turns. Kept my interest.

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  • From Russia with Love (with interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Toby Stephens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Toby Stephens is the best narrator

  • By Michael on 04-10-14

More complex characters and grittier than usual

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

The story is interesting, the characters make you want to know them better and it has James Bond, gotta be happy with that.

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  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (with interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to get married to Teresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond's marriage and Blofeld's schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high explosive from which neither man emerges the victor. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with David Tennant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I thought

  • By Michele on 11-09-13

Better than I thought

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

Reviewed: 11-09-13

I'm a massive Bond fan, love the movies read all the books even ones by various authors taking up the mantle, this was an awful movie but it's a better read and a good listen.