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  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,279

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

Simply Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Mr. Carr told a faultless, thrilling, compelling and exciting story. Mr. Porter delivered the goods as no other narrator can. Eagerly awaiting Mr. Carr’s next novel, due in April. It can’t come soon enough.

  • Miami Requiem

  • Deborah Jones Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on death row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter. There are only five weeks and one day until his execution. And Craig has not given a single interview. She wants to know what prompted Craig to exact revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent JB Turner suspense thriller

  • By Wayne on 08-04-17

Not His Best

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

I really like J.B.Turner, but this is a story that's hard to stay with. Predictable characters, tedious narration. We all have to start somewhere

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,766

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Michael Connelly is a master storyteller. Ballard and Bosch together: so compelling. Read this book!

  • The Informant

  • A Butcher's Boy Novel
  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980

Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sucker for anything that's the butcher's boy

  • By Ms. Carson on 05-14-11

Bravo Mr Perry

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Excellent end to a brilliant trilogy. The Butcher’s Boy is a story not to be missed. Suspenseful, fascinating, relentless.

  • Kill Switch

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 3
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

The world is under cyber-attack. The secretive terror outfit of linked lone-wolf operatives known as Zodiac has activated another terrorist cell. Chaos will be unleashed at six-hour intervals, with each event more catastrophic than the last, culminating in a devastating global catastrophe within 48 hours. Consequences are unthinkable. The US president has the power to enact the Internet Freedom Act - the 'kill switch'. Turning off the net will stop the attacks and give the CIA and the Pentagon time, but it's not that simple.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Jim McLaughlin on 09-21-18

Entertaining, but could be better

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Performance is my only criticism, and minor at that. Mr Mulraney’s American accent skills are okay, but on certain words, his pronunciation is a little grating. “Been” and “pattern” need some work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Satori

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hoda korosu or "naked kill," fluent in seven languages, and has honed extraordinary "proximity sense" - an extra awareness of the presence of danger. He has the skills to be the world's most fearsome assassin and now the CIA needs him. The Americans offer Hel freedom, money, and a neutral passport in exchange for one small service: go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's Commissioner to China.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the same caliber as The Force

  • By Keith on 12-07-17

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

If you enjoyed Shibumi, Satori will not disappoint. Get this book. Read this book. Today.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779

It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Faith In The Series - Cyber Terrorism & Islamic State

  • By Derek on 12-07-16

Superb, gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Mark Greaney at his very best. Get this book. You will not be disappointed. Bravo!

  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE EQUALIZER is truly worthy of an AWARD!!

  • By shelley on 08-24-14

Okay, I'll read another Michael Sloan book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

You have to like the Equalizer story line, which can only come from having watched Robert Woodward in the 80s. Not the shortest read, but darn it, I couldn't stop listening

Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Sloan? Why or why not?

Yes; Michael Sloan IS the Equalizer.

What does Jeff Gurner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jeff Gurner is a superb narrator. You forget that you're listening to a narrator; it doesn't get any better than than.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Bad guys: your time is up. Stay outa New York City.

Any additional comments?

Thank you, Mr. Sloan.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hit Parade

  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The New York Times best-selling author and master of the modern mystery returns with a fierce and poignant new novel featuring his acclaimed killer-for-hire, Keller. John Keller is everyone's favorite hit man. He's cool. Reliable. A real pro: the hit man's hit man. The inconvenient wife, the business partner, the retiree with a substantial legacy. He's taken care of them all, quietly and efficiently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the original

  • By Mark on 06-17-08

A writer is not always a reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-10

Lawrence Block is a monster talent as writer. That made my disappointment all the greater when I began to listen to him read. After 10 minutes, I gave up. Maybe it's because Robert Forster did such a great job narrating Hit Man. But I really think Mr. Block shows that story telling and narration are two different arts.

I rated the book four stars simply out of guilt for being critical of Mr. Block and because "all fields are required."