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  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,914

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

Wow! Everyone should read this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I was introduced to this series by a friend that is also an avid reader. I have over 200 audiobooks and most are series of 1 type or another. After this book 1, I am certain that I will finish the entire series. Very well thought out and written. The performance was better than I hoped after learning about the premise of the series. Can't wait to see where it goes from here! I wish Robert Jordan was still around to write more.

  • The Hunted

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 2
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

When the hunters become the hunted, ex-CIA agent Jed Walker is the man you need. In 2011, Seal Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden. Now, four years later, someone is eliminating Team Six - one by one they are turning up dead. Jed Walker, ex-CIA, is an outsider back in the game. He's been chasing down a sinister group code-named Zodiac that the big guns - MI5, CIA, the Pentagon - have failed to eradicate. Walker follows the trail of bodies, uncovering secrets and making connections he's not supposed to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Gman on 05-07-18

Good story, but again, poor performance

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I went ahead and got this second book because I enjoyed the first story and wanted to see where he took the Zodiac attacks. Again, the performance left much to be desired. Story was interesting and thrilling in parts.

  • The Spy

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 535

A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance

  • By Robert on 06-08-18

Terrible Performance

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I think it is a good novel, but its difficult to get through with this narrator. His Australian accent does not go well with the storyline and he mispronounced too many words to count. I get pulled out of the story too often with this guy. I wish the rest of the books were done by someone else. Not sure I will make it through this series, and thats sad because the writer did his job well.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,252

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

where's George?

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

Great book. Wish George would have read it. It seems as though Kyle Mills is making this series a little more of his own. That said, he is doing a good job.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • No Fortunate Son

  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887

When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting - the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce - they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander Colonel Kurt Hale asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoying the series

  • By Carol on 05-20-15

great story

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Brad Taylor outdoes himself on this one. he keeps getting better and better. great read.

  • Enemy of Mine

  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

In retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor’s third Pike Logan thriller, a tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce - a clandestine team operating outside of US law to protect the country from terrorism - gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty. The Taskforce must devote every resource to saving his life - and preventing another bloody outbreak of violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pike's Revenge

  • By Joe Bloggs on 12-22-14

Good read

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

another Pike Logan adventure with some loose ends getting tied up. Rich Orlo does it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Heroes

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 1
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations. And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator stinks

  • By don on 08-13-12

crazy performance

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

the narration of this book is something that you will not experience often. it is unique to the times and feels genuine. this is the second time I have listened to this novel and it still is impressive to me.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Call to Arms

  • The Corps Series, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic story worthy of your time.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 04-05-12

Another great Griffin

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

the story is well done and technical information is superb. Will continue to read the books in this series.

  • Blood and Honor

  • Honor Bound, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

The characters introduced in the best-selling Honor Bound - Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolitions expert Anthony Pelosi, and communications genius David Ettinger - encounter intrigue in Buenos Aires in April 1943.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely awful

  • By Tombstone Luke on 03-20-11

Great audio book!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

This 2nd book in the series did a great job following the 1st book. The story was well written with loads of historical information. The narrator did extremely well at separating the characters and using the proper tone as the story dictated. Another great book by Griffin.

  • The Spymasters

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

It is summer 1943. Two of the Allies’ most important plans are at grave risk: Operation Overlord’s invasion of France and the Manhattan Project’s race to build the atomic bomb. A furious President Roosevelt turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan — and Donovan turns to Dick Canidy and his teams behind enemy lines. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Spymasters

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-12

Great story & performance

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

what I have come to expect from Griffin is excellence. He shows it in this novel, and probably the best performance of the series.