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  • The Promise

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966

Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if it could get them killed. When Elvis Cole is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "They Call K-9 When They Need Superpowers, Woof!"

  • By Empress Karen on 11-10-15

Two narrators reading all parts does not work.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Each character should be read by only ONE narrator in any book. Having narrators taking turns every other chapter reading for all of the characters is audiobook suicide in my opinion.

  • L.A. Requiem

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

Edgar Award nominee Robert Crais’ L.A. Requiem is a gritty, harrowing look into the minds of a serial killer and the men determined to stop him. Elvis Cole and former cop Joe Pike have been partners in a detective agency for 12 years. After an ex-girlfriend of Pike’s disappears, the girl’s father asks them to help the police with the search. When the missing persons case turns into a hunt for a killer who has been stalking victims in Los Angeles, Cole and Pike find themselves battling both a hostile police department and a madman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Equal to Bosch and Davenport

  • By David on 11-19-12

Good book, even better narration

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

it's too bad Ron McLarty hasn't narrated ALL of Robert Crais' Evis Cole books. it is even worse that the narrators have been changing almost every other book

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,774

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Lakin should only have voiced female characters

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Bosch especially should not have been voiced by TWO DIFFERENT NARRATORS in the same book, let alone by the combo of a female and a male narrator. I simply have yet to hear ANY one woman credibly voice an adult male character . The best example of the combo of a male & female narrators is in the KING & MAXWELL books by David Baldacci. There, the male narrator does all the male characters and the female narrator the female characters. Having the narrators just take turns voicing all characters just doesn't work. At least the book ended "correctly" with the two protagonists being voiced by Lakin & Welliver in a back-and-forth dialogue...

  • Warning Light

  • By: David Ricciardi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

When a commercial aircraft makes an emergency landing at an Iranian military base, it looks like a crisis has been narrowly avoided. But for undercover intelligence analyst Zac Miller, the CIA-staged crash landing is the only part of his assignment that goes right. What was supposed to be a simple surveillance mission quickly heads south when the Iranians apprehend the smooth-talking American. Never trained to be a field operative, Zac's in over his head, especially when it turns out escaping from captivity is only the beginning of his problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Excellent Superb etc etc etc...

  • By shelley on 04-23-18

Great Plot, Characters and Narration!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I loved this and really hope it becomes an extended series. Very well done all around.

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  • Ripple Effect

  • By: L.T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

One shot. One kill. A simple plan. A simple operation. But it doesn't take much to throw off the assassination of a corrupt US senator in a foreign country. Not once the cartel gets involved. Can Riley "Bear" Logan and Jack Noble fight through the waves before a traitor gets to them first?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration and weak plot!

  • By Wayne on 12-12-18

Changing narrators was a HUGE MISTAKE

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

THE VOICES WERE JUST ALL WRONG.....I couldn't finish chapter 2. Dennis Holland should have been the narrator

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Recruit

  • A Jack Noble Short Story
  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

In late summer of 1994, Jack Noble, a former All-American quarterback, is in the middle of the toughest event he's ever taken part in: marine corps recruit training. After eight weeks he's managed to make enemies of every drill instructor and every recruit in his platoon. Then on one particularly humid South Carolina day, an odd sequence of events changes everything. Contains an excerpt of Noble Intentions: Episode 1.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel short story to Jack Noble series!

  • By Wayne on 03-20-18

Great, but too short

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I wish this had been a complete book in the 9 to 12 hours range.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Noble Man

  • Jake Noble Series
  • By: William Miller
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

 

Jake Noble, Special Forces veteran and ex-CIA operative, is living on his boat, trying to scrape together enough money for his mother's cancer treatments. When the Company offers him 150k dollars to track down a missing girl, Noble has no choice but to delve back into the seedy underbelly of Manila's sex trade. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Jake Noble is not Jack Noble

  • By Wayne on 11-21-18

Nice debut...but religious overtones a bit much

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

if Jake Noble becomes more like Sam Gunn, the series is doomed to fail ; I am hoping he doesn't.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trap the Devil

  • Dewey Andreas, Book 7
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230

A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the US government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way - and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House - whose death was made to look like an accidental drowning - and the president and vice president are next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jay Snyder show become familiar with nomenclatures

  • By Luke on 08-17-17

Changing narrators reminiscent of New Coke fiasco

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Jay Snyder does an outstanding job narrating Dalton Fury's books But to me, Peter Hermann IS the voice of Dewey Andreas, and has firmly established wonderful vocal characterizations of all the other characters in this terrific series.

Why change narrators after 5 books each with off-the-scale HIGH ratings?

  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,018

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-09-08

Great plot and characters as expected. But ..

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

As much as I love this series, I will ONLY LISTEN to the first 5 books that are narrated by Dick Hill.

When will "the powers that be" realize that YOU JUST DON'T CHANGE NARRATORS five books into a successful series when all 5 have received rave NARRATOR reviews.

  • The War Planners Series, Books 1-3

  • The War Planners, The War Stage, and Pawns of the Pacific
  • By: Andrew Watts
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

From a secretive jungle-covered island in the Pacific, to the sands of the Middle East. From the smog-filled alleyways of China, to the passageways of a US Navy destroyer. The War Planners series follows different members of the military and intelligence community as they uncover the beginnings of a Chinese invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story!

  • By Mitch Kirkwood on 02-15-18

Book 1 plot was good, but I couldn't finish series

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I liked the premise and writing of the first book very much. And the narrator was very good as long as the characters were either American or Chinese. But once Australians and Europeans joined in the mix, his accents were off-target and it just became too distracting for me to listen any further.