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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 5,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,237

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

Best Book if it’s Kind in Months

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This book has everything you come to expect from this kind of book, action, dilemma, gut check, vengeance, honor, and the evil Dark State exposed. Great title and great delivery. Need to read more about this character

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,007
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,660
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18,595

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

A YA Novel with Bite

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This modern story based on a real community fighting for respect and their lives. When an unarmed boy is killed by police the community reacts. These issues affect every aspect of life and community

  • Private Games

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,784

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Its agents are the smartest, fastest, and most technologically advanced in the world, and 400 of them have been transferred to London to protect more than 10,000 competitors who represent more than 200 countries. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder: a high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Hollie on 03-01-12

Slow start but intense ending

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I thought this book started slow. I do not like accented narrators as it takes a lot of concentrating to understand them while I am concentrating on driving. The story was good but didn’t really get good until the last hour and a half.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,930
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,893

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Almost Good

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Book was ok until last 20 min of soapbox propaganda ignore the last speach and book isn’t bad

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  • The Neon Lawyer

  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,330

With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case - a speeding ticket - he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HERE'S THE DEAL

  • By John on 02-02-15

Great new Author I have Found

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Set in Salt Lake City a new lawyer is sworn into the Bar. He is a Full time Janitor and was made his way through law school with determination and hard work. After hand delivering resumes to the local Attorney's offices he has no interest and try's one last attorney TTB and associates. This flamboyant Russian attorney works all the angles that the law allows. Brigham, our young lawyer is willing to work for free but TTB will pay a percentage for his work. With no other options Brigham takes on the challenge. At first a traffic ticket defense that his out of the box thinking gets some attention. He is then handed a public defender murder case. This is rare and scary for any lawyer but more so for a one case lawyer. This is a great story of the system and how conviction at any cost is prevalent.
Nick Podehl is the narrator of this audio book and is excellent. After finishing this book I immediately looked for the next in the series and found Book 2 An Invisible Client.
I am glad to add this author to my rotation of
great legal writers.


  • Written in Fire

  • The Brilliance Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

For 30 years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the one percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For 30 years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war. We failed.

The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Incredible! Wonderful!

  • By Wayne on 01-12-16

Book 3 of 3 Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I like when I find a new old book and can listen to the whole series. I have just finished the 3 book series and was glad I didn’t have to wait between books. Everything about this book was great and the narration was very good. I will look for other books by this author. This could be a movie or tv series if done correctly.

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,859

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Nice Suprise

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I wasn’t sure if I would like this new series or not but I can say I am pleasantly surprised. The story and characters are solid and I had real feelings about these characters. Want to read more. Which to me is always a sign of a good book.

  • The Advocate's Daughter

  • A Thriller
  • By: Anthony Franze
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 920

A Washington, DC, lawyer and a frequent major media commentator on the Supreme Court, Anthony Franze delivers a high-stakes story of family, power, loss, and revenge set within the insular world of the highest court of our country. Among Washington, DC, power players, everyone has secrets they desperately want to keep hidden, including Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer. Sean transformed his misspent youth into a model adulthood and now has one of the most respected legal careers in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many thanks...

  • By shelley on 01-12-18

Refreshing New Author

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I have had this book in my library for a while and finally found time to listen to it. I was disappointed that I had waited so long to listen to this incredible story. Scott Turowesque story teller. I am excited to listen to his newest book. The pacing was perfect I was on the edge of my seat the entire ride. Great insight Into the Supreme Court. A must listen

  • The Advocate's Homicides

  • The Advocate Series, Book 8
  • By: Teresa Burrell
  • Narrated by: John Bell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Attorney Sabre O. Brown is called upon to defend an abused 14 year-old boy of murder after a body is discovered in a shallow grave with the word GOOF scrawled across his forehead. Years later when more bodies are unearthed baring the same GOOF signature, two more abused juveniles are accused of the gruesome slayings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the Advocate series

  • By shelley on 12-31-16

Great Addition to Advocate Series, Best Yet!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

John Bell narrates the 8th book in the Advocate Series. He does a great job bringing the characters I know and love to life. His unique ability to voice and emote each characters personality brings great life to one of the best books in the series.

Teresa Burrell has become a stronger writer with each book. The main character Sabre O. Brown, and crew are back in a story right out of today's true crime savvy podcasts. A innocent child railroaded into the adult system for allegedly killing the pedophile who abused him. The true to life story of children caught in the children services system where parents are on drugs or in prison is presented with compassion and a level of truth only someone familiar with the system could know. Teresa explores all facets of the San Diego justice system, its frustrations and realities while telling a engaging story that draws you in and makes you care about each character.

As multiple bodies are found of the areas pedophiles, Sabre must solve more than one murder before all her young clients end up in jail. The stakes are raised as time is running out. Will she find the killer before some close to her is caught up in this killers path of destruction.

A great addition to the Advocate Series. Listen from the beginning.

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  • Rise of Shadows

  • Lost Tales of Power, Book 3
  • By: Vincent Trigili
  • Narrated by: Jack de Golia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Shadow must build and train a team of wizards to venture out of the safety of their fortress to discover the source of the strength behind the powerful pirate forces that have taken control of the majority of space around Alpha Academy. This quest will put them on the road to discover a dark truth about their realm's past that none had ever even imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Jack de Golia is one of the best. Listen to whole series

  • By PerryMartinBookReviews on 02-15-17

Great Story Jack de Golia is one of the best. Listen to whole series

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Vincent Trigili's fourth book in Lost Tales of Power Series continues the saga of Alpha Academy and the growth of the young Space Wizards. Magic and Technology mix as new missions and new ships are brought online in search or Sorcerers that use the darkness and the life force of the dead to create an undead army. The power of old school Sorcerers is a concern of the young Wizards who are still learning the full abilities of their powers.
This book continues the high quality of the previous books. The narration of Jack de Golia cannot be stated strongly enough. I call him the man of a thousand voices. Every Characater in this book is voiced separately and you know who is speaking before the book tells you. It is almost like listening to an old radio drama. I highly recommend this audio book and this series as a whole.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful