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  • The Imagineers of War

  • The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
  • By: Sharon Weinberger
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly 60 years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency's original mission was to create "the unimagined weapons of the future". Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that extend well beyond military technology.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Blandly written story about DARPA politics

  • By Syed on 04-18-17

The reader was a little robotic

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

The book was good but the reader was a little robotic. I thought it was an AI reading the book a few times. If you can get passed the readers cadence the history is pretty intresting.

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  • Left of Boom

  • How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
  • By: Douglas Laux, Ralph Pezzullo
  • Narrated by: Mike Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work, he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frustratingly [REDACTED]

  • By Csaba Turkosi on 12-29-16

The redactions kill the flow

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

If you don't like your story disrupted by classical music then this is not for you. Great story otherwise.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999

The world's two deadliest spies in the ultimate showdown. At a small-town carnival two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing. The telegrams are signed Jason Bourne. Only they know Bourne's true identity and understand the telegram is really a message from Bourne's mortal enemy, Carlos, known also as the Jackal, the world's deadliest and most elusive terrorist. And furthermore, they know that the Jackal wants: a final confrontation with Bourne.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was the Movie supposed to be based on this book?

  • By Tim on 02-04-10

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

This book is just add good add the others. I would highly recommend this. Again, great book.

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  • The Bourne Identity

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,317

His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++

  • By P. Shuart on 08-13-09

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

If you are listening to this because you like the movie beware because this is very different. It's more intricate and it's also awesome.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,692

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

This was really well written. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish. Giga great book.

  • Brisingr

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 29 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,219

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira sounds like Grover after puberty

  • By John on 07-18-10

great book whispering too low

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

I love this book but sometimes the whispering is too low everything else about it is great

  • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,345

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scalzi Locks In Another Winner

  • By Bruce Derflinger on 09-22-14

Tough listen

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

Hard to listen to when every other sentence includes "(character) said". This book is probably good if you read it, since you can mentally skip all the "(character) said" parts.

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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,957

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Great book

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Just going off amazon recommendations based on The Martin by Andy weir and they have been great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful