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  • Two for Texas

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

This James Lee Burke novel, featuring Son Holland - the great-grandfather of Burke's Billy Bob Holland - as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow, is now available in audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good... and a bonus! Clete is here!

  • By Tim on 01-04-13

Ray Porter rocks as usual

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

My problem with this book is the dialogue. Too many "he saids". When someone asks a question the dialogue should be "he asked ", not "he said" This goes on and on all through this book. I don't recall if Burke has done this in his other books. This type of dialogue bugs me because I'm constantly putting in the correct term that the writer should have used.

If this doesn't bother people, then the book is a great listen. But for some reason I have been noticing how writers use dialogue. This is what makes a good book, especially if it's being read. The narrator changes the voices and the dialogue isn't that important to me,

Just my thoughts on this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of What Was Lost

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,304

It has been 20 years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs, once thought of almost as gods, were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a standout in the fantasy genre

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

Wonderful start to the series

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

I got lost following the storyline, but when I listened to it again, it made more sense.

The only problem I had with the author's writing style was the number of times he wrote that people "hesitated , shrugged, paused and other types of delaying statements that for me took away from the flow of the story.
Other than that, I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next book in the series.

  • Joe Ledger: Special Ops

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

Captain Joe Ledger - former cop, former Army Ranger, and currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage takers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the most advanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction, designer bioweapons, cutting-edge transgenics…real mad-scientist stuff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 9 Joe Ledger short stories

  • By MJ on 01-05-15

If you have already read Missing Files

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

Reviewed: 06-15-14

Or any other of Maberry's other short stories, then most stories in this book have already been published.
I listened to the Missing Files book, and read 2 others from Amazon, so only one story was new to me.
If you haven't already listened to Joe Ledger, Missing Files, then this a great addition to the Ledger series.
Just a heads up.

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,708

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-14

I don't have the writing skills to review this series like others do.
So if anyone is looking for a great action packed series, this it.
There is not one bit of lag in it.
And I love the way Larry rewrites history.
My favorite character is Faye of course.
I love the way Bronson reads and brings out her humor. She is so smart even tho she had no formal schooling.
Bronson does an amazing job with the different voices.
Get this series if you want to be entertained.
I have now relisten to this series 4 times.

  • Deeply Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 6
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,529

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Once Again

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-30-13

What happened?

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

Reviewed: 06-30-13

I could not follow all the twists in this story.
The writing seems way off of other books.
I love Audible's customer service and being able to return books.
Audible customer for over 10 yrs for this reason.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,381

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

I hate being trated like an idiot

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

Reviewed: 01-11-13

As many have written, Terry repeats the story line time after time. As if we haven't read any of the previous books.
Also, the narrator. If publishers decide to change narrators, they should make them listen to the previous ones to get not only the names correct, but also the way they speak.
Collin, Callin, Cora, ect.
Plus, we all know by know by now that Kahlen only needs to touch a person and unleash her power. I do not need to hear that time is hers for 2 minutes.
Nor do I need to know the ring the Sword makes or the power and magic behind it.
Now to the glaring plot hole.
Their wedding. It was obvious that it was threatened to happen. So, they should have just gotten married. Yes, I know it would ruin the whole plot, but I hate plot holes.
And poor Richard and his insecurity.
We went through that in SOTs. But he knows Kahlen loves him, but he constantly gets his feelings hurt.
Plus Jagang's sexual appetities read like porn. The violence I understand, explains what the Order stands for.
But the treatment of the women reeks of misogyny.
Other then these things, I would give it a 5.

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,045
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,689
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,658

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By A reader on 12-21-12

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Things are starting to come together to who is behind the Grey Council.
It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the ending will be.
I think this series is sadly ending but hope I am wrong.
Marsters was again the best Harry ever.

  • Night Fall

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367

Five years after the crashof TWA Flight 800, the government has declared it a result of mechanical failure. But John Corey, an ex-NYPD detective who is now a contract agent with the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force, is persuaded by Kate Mayfield, his wife and task force partner, that the case deserves a second look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive mix of fact & intriguing storyline

  • By Ms Discus on 11-28-04

Again, this book needs heavy editting

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

I do not care for the humor that takes away from the story.
I am on part 2 and it is is boring.
I wouldn't recommend this series to anyone.

  • Assassin's Code

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,895
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hang On To Your Shorts!

  • By Mel on 05-05-12

Love these series

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

Reviewed: 11-30-12

This one is just as good as all the others. Vampires, Zombies, what will come next?
Ray Porter is an excellent narrator. One thing I like about his readings, is the way he brings out the sarcastic or funny things Joe says. I think I would miss that if I read the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Joe Ledger: The Missing Files

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

In this collection of five short stories, Jonathan Maberry fills in the blanks in his action-thriller Joe Ledger novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ BEFORE BUYING LEDGER SHORT STORIES

  • By Lisa on 04-27-12

Don't waste a credit.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

The first story was in the book Patient Zero. What I would have like to have seen fleshed out, was the hundreds of missing people story. Who were they? How were so many abducted without their being a huge story about it? I really hate plot holes.
2nd story was pretty good.
It was good to hear Ray's voice again, but don't waste a credit on this. Just buy it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful