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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,839

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

A calming effect

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Initially I thought I had made a mistake when I ordered this book. However, as I read further I realized I really was enjoying this story. Then I noticed, that the story had a calming effect on me. It takes you back to a time where people were courteous, kind, and interested in each other more than them selves. The ending is quite a surprise and leaves some to your imagination. Strongly recommend!

  • Heat Lightning

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

Flowers is only in his late 30's, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong. It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one , if you're keeping count ) when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater, two shots to the head, found near a veterans' memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of John Sandfords best

  • By James Hilton on 08-17-10

Great page turner

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

I’m a big fan of the Lucas Davenport series, but less familiar with the Virgil Flowers. This tale has made me a believer! Well developed plot and characters. I recommend!

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,894
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,409

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Court Gentry, baby & diaper bag hmmmm...

  • By shelley on 02-21-18

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I’m happy I’ve discovered Mark Greaney and the Gray Man series. Strong plots and great character development. As I read a lot, I’m always searching for my next one. These are very satisfying!

  • The Russia Hoax

  • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
  • By: Gregg Jarrett
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,760

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Gordon Shumard on 03-03-19

Great read, sad truth

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This book is easy to listen and to understand. Jarrett lays everything out on the table and then examines each topic methodically. The sad truth is that these culprits are still doing the evil portrayed here. I’m waiting for justice to prevail.

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  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,329

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

Newbie to Mr Hawke

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I’m an avid fan of Nelson DeMille, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and similar writers in this genre. Hence I can spot a winner. Ted, where have you been all my life! This book was a fantastic read. I just downloaded the second in the series. You won’t be disappointed!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Golden Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,614

Lucas Davenport's first case as a US marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the number one New York Times best-selling series. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're not a Davenport OG don't start with this

  • By Wayne on 04-29-17

He never misses

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Lucas Davenport never fails to entertain. I’ve grown fond of reading his series. This one’s s as good as any.

  • Spirit Mission

  • A Novel
  • By: Ted Russ
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

An MH-47G Chinook helicopter departs formation in the Iraqi night. The mission is unauthorized. The objective is reckless. But to save a friend, Sam Avery and his crew of Night Stalkers have prepared for one last flight. ISIS operatives in Tal Afar, Iraq, have captured American aid worker Henry Stillmont. Avery knows Stillmont as "the Guru", the West Point squad leader who taught him about brotherhood, loyalty, and when to break the rules as a young cadet 25 years ago. Sam will risk his career and his life to save him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very impressed

  • By Davidicus on 01-13-17

Very impressed

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

Wow! Great story and so well told. Even though it was fiction, I kept asking myself if this was a real event.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful