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  • Last Man Standing

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488

With vividly realized characters and a breathtaking pace, Last Man Standing is another spellbinding title from David Baldacci, best-selling author of Wish You Well. When the FBI Hostage Rescue Team is ambushed, it is up to sole survivor Web London to find the killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it, but not for everyone

  • By K. Lewis on 03-22-05

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Wish there was a sequel to this story. Would love to hear the next chapter.

  • The White Tigress

  • Benn Bluestone Thriller Series, Book 2
  • By: Todd Merer
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Nearly being indicted convinced Benn Bluestone to quit drug lawyering. Now he just wants to sleep well and turn an honest buck. A case as trustee for an unstable young woman seems like just the ticket…but this ride began in World War II, continued through the Golden Triangle heroin trade, navigated a serpentine trail of spies and international corruption, and ended up on a remote South China Sea atoll, where nuclear war between the United States and China threatens to destroy the world.  Now Benn has no choice but to draw on the maneuvers of the past he escaped.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good book especially the way it ended. Liked it but a bit too wordy

  • By Marianne on 03-04-19

A good book especially the way it ended. Liked it but a bit too wordy

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Just a bit drawn out with a lot of dialog and got lost a few to e s

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,401

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Stretched out too much

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

The book would have been much better if it wasn't so redundant. Back and forth time frames became tiring.

  • Cold Blooded II: Killer Moves

  • Nick McCarty Assassin Series, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Nick's partner Gus Nason thinks Nick may be going slowly crazy trying to retire as a reclusive best-selling author. Gus assumes even with Nick's wife Rachel pregnant, and walking Jean and Deke the dog to school, Nick will become a danger if not pursuing what he does best: killing people. Gus quickly regrets his influence over his partner, when the first time out of the retirement chute, Nick's contract on Sheik Abdul Nazari begins a chain of events he never envisioned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to this book a 2nd time

  • By Marianne on 08-27-18

Listened to this book a 2nd time

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I just to finished listening to this book for the 2nd time and enjoyed it even more than the 1st time....Hope others enjoy this series as much as I do.

  • To Hell and Back

  • By: Audie Murphy
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

Audie Murphy was a desperately poor eighteen-year-old orphan when he joined the Army, nineteen when he first saw a buddy die from an enemy bullet and an enemy die from one of his own. By VE day, he had killed at least 240 Germans, had single-handedly destroyed a German tank in one battle and held off six tanks in another, and had become the most decorated soldier in American history, winning every medal his country offered, including the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An American Classic

  • By Wisconsin on 04-04-09

Excellent reading of this book

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Audio Murphy's book is one of the best telling of what happens to our young men when they go off to war and the aftermath in the event they survive and make it home. I read the book several times and saw the movie several times many years ago. It as a delight to hear it on audio.

The narrator actually sounded like Audie. He will always be remembered as a hero but there was so much more to The young man who went to war and returned suffering from PTSD.

This book should help us remember and care about the walking wounded among us.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Back to War

  • The Corps Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: C. G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy. He must seek his own brand of justice... Corps Justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Marianne on 07-07-18

Great book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Enjoyed the book and will continue reading the series. The only drawback is that I didn't care for the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Blooded

  • The Nick McCarty Series, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo, RJ Parker Publishing Inc
  • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Nick McCarty decides after ten years of black ops assassinations it's time for a change. Against the wishes of his shadow government bosses he has inexplicably managed to become a best-selling author. The novels have made him world famous and provided a cover for his overseas sanctions. But Nick feels something's missing. An employer orders the death of a woman in the witness protection program. Nick sees something in the woman's picture reminding him of someone he knew long ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more more audiobooks

  • By Teresa on 02-28-16

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

I have listened to this book twice and found it more enjoyable the 2nd time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Floor

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,916

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even if you have it GET THIS ONE!!

  • By shelley on 10-30-15

Second time is better than the first

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I can't get enough of Jack Reacher. The first time I listened to the book it didn't seem that great. I ran out of something to listen to so gave this one another try. This time I really enjoyed the book and recommend that folks give a book a second chance. I'm glad I did.

  • Zoo

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,443

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really very good

  • By Trina on 08-10-16

Interesting Theory

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

The book was ok. My main problem was in the ending and yet I know not all stories can end the way we might want them to. I think it has been or is a TV series. Perhaps I should have watched the series before reading the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Reporter Who Knew Too Much

  • The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen
  • By: Mark Shaw
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 729

Was What's My Line TV star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw's 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book! Well organized, great narration

  • By Jaybird on 05-24-17

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I learned so much about this lady that I thought of as a TV entertainer. I had no idea that she was so involved in a life of intrigue as an Investigative reporter.