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  • Spymaster

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119

Across Europe, a secret organization has begun attacking diplomats. Back in the United States, a foreign ally demands the identity of a highly placed covert asset. In the balance hang the ingredients for all-out war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thor’s on top

  • By David Ginaitis on 07-03-18

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 06-23-19

The narrator makes the characters sound immature. Ruined a good story. etc etc etc etc

  • Valley of Death

  • Ben Hope, Book 19
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

People going missing in the remote wilds of India is not unusual. But when the son of a wealthy Delhi businessman is kidnapped just weeks after his brother fell victim to an alleged bandit attack in the mountains of Haryana, it raises eyebrows. With the local police doing close to nothing, there’s only one man for the job: ex-SAS major Ben Hope. But for Ben, this is no ordinary rescue case. Because this plea for help is coming from a special person from his past, who now has nobody else to turn to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best narration I've ever heard.

  • By RD on 05-30-19

Best narration I've ever heard.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

This is a great story - interesting, unique, action, mystery and humor - a cagy main character. But the NARRATOR is the real prize of all. He brings the characters to life - multiple accents, pacing is just right. Pure joy!!

  • The Fight for Jerusalem

  • Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City
  • By: Dore Gold
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

April 13, 2006. A Jerusalem Post headline reads: "Jericho man murdered over home sale." The 42 year-old father of eight was kidnapped, shot seven times, thrown into his car, and set on fire, because he had sold his Jerusalem apartment to Jews. Radical Islam has long desired to seize Jerusalem and make it off limits to Christian and Jewish believers. In this revealing book, Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, reminds us that the war on terror is also a war on faith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jerusalem - the epicenter of faiths

  • By Miroslaw on 11-16-08

Very good information but narrator ....

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Very thorough, but not overly detailed; Easily understood in a complex subject. The narrator did a good job of pronouncing arabic names BUT her tone was sometimes irritating - I would have preferred a lower, male voice.

  • The Blight Way

  • A Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery
  • By: Patrick F. McManus
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 255

Bo Tully is the sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, where law enforcement is usually pretty mundane: tracking down truants running away from school, picking up country boys who've had a few too many beers. But Tully gets a little more than the country norm when an ex-con calls with the startling news that there's a corpse draped across one of his fences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A TREAT

  • By Carl on 12-21-06

McManus hits it out of the park

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

funny, clean, interesting, great mystery too ( filling in the spaces...nnn nnn nnn nnn nnn nnn nnn mmm mmm mmm)

  • Stranger No More

  • A Muslim Refugee's Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue, and the Quiet Call of Jesus
  • By: Annahita Parsan, Craig Borlase - featuring
  • Narrated by: Lauren Woodward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Annahita Parsan was born into a Muslim family in Iran and grew up with the simple hope of one day finding a good husband, having children, and doing some good in the world. Married and a mother before she turned 18, Annahita found herself unexpectedly widowed and trapped for years in an abusive second marriage that she later fled - discovering instead a God who might love her. Stranger No More is the remarkable true story of Annahita's path from oppression to the life-changing hope of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Lord

  • By Keri McKenney on 03-21-19

Narrator's irritating voice ruined the story

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

the story was interesting and held my attention but I couldn't tolerate the narrator's voice - so irritating; monotone; like a snooze alarm pulsing, pulsing, pulsing, with no variation or enthusiasm. ruined the story.

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,729

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

Sorry for your troubles if you actually read this.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Lots of better, more meaningful books out there - don't see how it got a pulizer - really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  • Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven

  • How to Pray with Power
  • By: Barry C. Black
  • Narrated by: Daxton Edwards
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Based on the keynote message that so moved government leaders at the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast, US Senate Chaplain Barry Black's Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven shows us how to pray prayers that God will hear. Sometimes it feels as if we're never going to be heard and nothing will ever change. Known for his powerful prayers, Chaplain Black challenges us, individually and collectively, to make ourselves heard in a way that really changes things - by calling upon the one who holds ultimate power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Blessing

  • By D M BOYCE on 04-15-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Was so looking forward to hearing Barry Black's wonderful voice. The narrator's tenor and sometimes hard to understand accent was a surprising contrast to Barry Black's voice. Also, too short for the money.

  • House of Spies

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, a terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country, Jean-Luc Martel, and his companion, Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YES! This is what I want and expect!

  • By Dr. Meggin McIntosh on 08-27-17

too much time spent introducing characters

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

boring, boring, boring. I'd hoped for an action-packed Silva spy novel with Gabriel Alon, but sheesh - the first way-too-much of it was introducing the characters. Listened for about 15minutes and gave up waiting for a plot or action, or something worth listening to.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,498
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,505
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,286

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

The best story I've "read" in years.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Amazing! The account of the runaway horse left me breathless!! So engrossing. No profanity or lewdness.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hellfire Conspiracy

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 4
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

When Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca. Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing satanic rituals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is addictive

  • By The Fat Man on 03-11-17

unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

So, a young girl has JUST been taken from her home (presumably by a murderer), they are in hot pursuit of the perpetrator and they stop the search to participate in a boxing match????? Including the description of the ring and the boxers - Seriously unbelievable; very distracting from the main plot.