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  • Red War

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 17
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,214

When Max Krupin - Russia's leader - discovers that his kidney cancer has spread to his brain, he's determined to hide his diagnosis. He begins by getting rid of anyone threatening to him - as well as creating chaos in the region to keep the world's attention diverted. Soon, Krupin's illness becomes serious enough that he needs a more dramatic diversion, prompting him to invade the Baltics. Desperate to understand what's causing Krupin's unusually erratic behavior and Russia's aggressive moves in the region, America begins working with Russia's disgraced prime minister to stage a coup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT addition to the series...

  • By shelley on 09-25-18

Need a different narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Guidall is just totally wrong for these books, but still a fun story. The Rapp saga continues!

  • The Fifth to Die

  • By: J. D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Taught Fast Paced Thriller- Loved it...

  • By shelley on 07-11-18

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I sincerely hope this series will continue. Superb characters, plot, and surprises, with quality narration.

  • The Kill Switch

  • Tucker Wayne, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616

The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new aspect of the special ops soldier

  • By Blue Dragonfly on 05-24-14

Awful. Just awful

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Terrible narrator, poor story, abs completely implausible K9 capabilities. Regret wasting time on this one.

  • Crusader One

  • Tier One Thrillers, Book 3
  • By: Brian Andrews, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061

Nothing stops former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator John Dempsey from answering the call of duty - including a mission with the highest stakes he's ever faced. When one of the most brazen and lethal acts of terrorism rocks American and Israeli intelligence forces at the highest levels, Dempsey's ultracovert antiterror unit, Ember, mobilizes. But this operation isn't just a retaliatory strike by Ember; it's a mission of vengeance for Dempsey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Andrews & Wilson wrote another WINNER!!

  • By shelley on 12-08-17

Best of the series

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Easily the best of the first three books. Ray Porter was fabulous as always, and the story was entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,554
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,534

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Stellar

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

The Orphan X series just keeps getting better with each book. I will be relistening to the whole series after this. Excellent performance by Scott Brick, and a great story by Hurwitz. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Fangs Out

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 2
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

Moments before he is executed, the killer of the daughter of Hub Walker, a famous Vietnam War pilot and hero, makes a startling allegation, claiming that the real murderer is a close friend of Walker’s, a prominent U.S. defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days digging up information that will refute the convicted killer’s groundless but widely reported claims and will help restore his friend’s good name. That somebody, as fate would have it, is Cordell Logan....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Bad Narration

  • By S Logan on 08-14-15

Could have been more enjoyable...

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

if not for a terrible narrator. The nasal voice was nearly unbearable and detached from an entertaining story. Where have you gone, Ray Porter?

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,663

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Decent story, greatest talent reading it

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Pretty decent and imaginative story. Ray Porter is hands down the best narrator going. I would probably listen to him read the phonebook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Noble Beginnings

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,097

In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this series a try...

  • By shelley on 09-21-18

Don't waste time or money on this

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

This was terrible, from the completely awful story, to the worst narrating I have ever heard. A complete waste of time and credit, please spare yourself.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Widow

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,299

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation "since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond" ( Rocky Mountain News), is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WGV

  • By Walter Glenn Viers on 07-18-16

Too much rehashed storyline.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Still enjoyable despite having heard many of the same things in previous books. Guidall did a good job

  • The Talisman

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299

On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had no idea.....

  • By Nate_D on 03-26-14

decent story, but the narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

The narrator was far too breathy at the end of every sentence, went almost to a whisper. Very distracting