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  • Natural Born Heroes

  • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A solid follow-up

  • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

Eh.....not as good as his last book

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

it is very discombobulated and rambling. It jumps around a lot. there is a good history story there and there is a good alternative living story there but the way he matched the two together makes it really hard to follow.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,798

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

It has potential but....

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This story has potential but loses you about a quarter of the way in. too bad because I thought this would be a really good though but oh well.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Joe Ledger

  • Unstoppable
  • By: Jonathan Maberry - editor, Bryan Thomas Schmidt - editor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

Everyone's favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he's brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times best seller Jonathan Maberry's "friends in the industry".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 18 freaking outstanding stories, 2 meh stories

  • By Thomas Allen on 11-05-17

I expected more.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I love the Joe Ledger series but this one was kind of a disappointment. It is worth listening to to get your Joe Ledger fix butt the stories by the different authors makes it kind of choppy and leaves you a little disappointed.

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,310

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

it's ok the story could use a bit more depth.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I was really hoping to be drawn into this one but it was more as if I was just listening to it. it is good for a light read but nothing more.

27 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,251

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Molles best book yet. Rummel is amazing as usual.

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Between the author and the narrator this book is fantastic. I would highly recommend this book to anyone as it gives so much depth to the characters in the story line.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Cartel

  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,659

From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of power, corruption, revenge, and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best ever…

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-16

Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

this is a good book where you really feel the emotion of the characters. Ray Porter really brings them to life and gives each character personality.

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,883
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,772

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
  • Disappointing

  • By Mohannad Ahmed on 03-10-18

good story with my favorite narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I have never read a Peter cline book before, but this one will have me go reading more. I actually bought this book because of Ray Porter narrator it. I am glad I did.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge

  • By: John Ringo, Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959

When marine private Oliver Chadwick Gardenier is killed in the marine barrack bombing in Beirut, somebody who might be Saint Peter gives him a choice: Go to heaven, which, while nice, might be a little boring, or return to earth. The Boss has a mission for him, and he's to look for a sign. He's a marine: He'll choose the mission. Unfortunately, the sign he's to look for is "57". Which, given the food services contract in Bethesda Hospital, creates some difficulty. Eventually it appears that God's will is for Chad to join a group called Monster Hunters International.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first in the monster hunter series

  • By Randall on 06-20-18

excellent side story

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

This a wonderful side storey to add to the collection which is not cheesy. I am looking forward to seeing if there are more to be added.

4 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

Never Disappoints

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

this is an excellent book in the series. I love the way how Marko breaks his stories up enough to keep you fully engaged in the series yet doesn't leave you hanging between each book. I would highly recommend this one.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 50/50

  • Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
  • By: Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Dean Karnazes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to run to.

  • By Amos on 07-02-12

A good listen on a run

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I find I liked this book while running quite a bit. Dean does not get too in depth about his trip so it keeps it really lite and energetic. I could relax into the book while running which made the experience much more comfortable. Think of the book as being broke up into several small short stories which all built on the previous one. I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes listening to running audio books while out on a run. I know I will listen to it again this year.