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The Hunt for Red October
    
    
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        Tom Clancy
    
    


    
    
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        J. Charles
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    5,560 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,866

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio quality quite poor

  • By Christian on 01-13-10

A very entertaining story about military espionage

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

This book is probably my favorite from Tom Clancy. If you're like me and enjoy technology, action, and spy themes, this will certainly be worth your while.

  • Metro 2034

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300

The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A big step down from the original

  • By Nathan Andrew Zimmerman on 09-14-17

Well, it's ok, I guess.

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

I did like the narrator, having distinct differences between all the characters. He did rather well. It's just a shame the story wasn't as interesting as the original was.

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,435

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit tedious

  • By Checkers on 03-30-17

A very captivating story of life underground

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

This story constantly held my attention, describing a rich background of characters and lifestyles resulting from World War 3. A hearty recommendation to say the least.

  • John Dies at the End

  • By: David Wong
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,016
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,034

STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vulgar Funny. 4.95 Sale Win.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-12

So, Freakin', Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-16

If it wasn't for the word limit, I only would've said, "Enough Said." So, yeah.

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yahtzee learns to enunciate

  • By Alyssa on 10-18-12

A hilarious parody of fantasy tropes

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

I'm gunna try really hard not to spoil this, so I'll keep this short. It's funny, performed by the author himself, and it's pokes fun at modern fiction and fantasy tropes. It's good fun and you'll probably like it.

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Join the immortal Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they solve some of their most famous cases. Including "The Red-Headed League", "The Speckled Band", "A Scandal in Bohemia", and more of their remarkable adventures adorn this sparkling collection. Brought to life by award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison, each of Doyle's characters is brought to life with respect and precision. This is a Holmes collection to be treasured for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By J. Asbury on 01-08-16

A good collection of detective stories.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

It's Sherlock Holmes, ya get what ya see on the box. So, needless to say, I enjoyed it. But some may find some of the stories dry, even predictable. Or ya might find Dr. Watson's voice is a bit irritating. However, I say again, I liked it. You probably will too.

  • The Time Machine

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780

The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel. A must listen for any fan of science fiction!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Random Pauses in Speech. (Captain Kirk narrates)

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-14

A cool old sci fi, tho its age kind a shows.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

In short, I liked the book. A bunch of interesting concepts of life in the future, however, the old fashioned story was rather tiresome. If ya could get past the fact that this story was based in the late 1800s, it is cool little distraction.

  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue their astounding adventures in this second chronicle of short-story mysteries. Notable are two characters here introduced that prove themselves invaluable to the Sherlock Holmes canon: Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's older brother) and the nefarious Professor Moriarty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good bunch of detective stories.

  • By Trent on 03-22-16

A good bunch of detective stories.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

It's Sherlock Holmes. So, what more could you want? My only two problems were that the stories can get a little old after a while, also that the narrator has a little annoying voice for Dr. Watson. However, I still liked this audio book a good deal.

  • The Sign of Four

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best one yet

  • By Justin on 07-20-16

A very interesting detective story.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Ah, well, anyone could appreciate Sherlock Holmes stories, and this is a good one. Heartily recommended.

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The Bourne Identity
    
    
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        Robert Ludlum
    
    


    
    
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        Scott Brick
    
    


    
    Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    3,952 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Bourne Identity

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,366

His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Ludlum's Attention to Detail A++

  • By P. Shuart on 08-13-09

Good fun, but now I won't like the movie anymore.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Well narrated, very deep, engaging story. It may take a re-read to absorb everything, but it was worth it. My only regret being that I cannot watch the movies anymore for how simple it is.