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Ashok E Kolady

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  • First to Kill

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,321

When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good

  • By Vida T. Yancy on 07-12-09

Bad narration killed my interest

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

I could not get through an hour with the narrator's voice. The story may be good, but could not focus at all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,270

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfyingly Hilarious

  • By FernT on 09-27-11

I couldn't help laughing out loud

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-10

I was convinced I don't like fantasy novels until this one and I am a Neil Gaiman fan after this book. The narration was excellent and the story is just a delight to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cleaner

  • By: Brett Battles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486

Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner". Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies. But his latest assignment will change everything. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up, and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent, he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn struggles to find out why someone wants him dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent from start to finish

  • By Bernie on 07-11-07

Waste of time

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-10

I am on the second half of the book and I can't help wonder why I am wasting my time on this one. What really is the point of this book?

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Word of Honor

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women. But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity -- and together swore never to tell the world what they had done. Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one's worth a credit!

  • By Mike on 09-08-09

Tedious and a big let down

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-10

As a fan of Lion's Game, this book was a huge disappointment for me. I survived part one and wondered what the author accomplished for eight hours besides wasting my time. I didn't make it to part two.

  • Silent Partner

  • By: Stephen Frey
  • Narrated by: Norma Lana
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Summoned under mysterious circumstances to meet Jake Lawrence, one of the world's richest entrepreneurs, Angela Day may be on the threshold of a brighter future. But accepting the reclusive billionaire's tempting deal means taking a great risk. For with enormous wealth and power comes the ultimate price tag: enemies everywhere have marked the man for death. And anyone close to him, namely Angela Day, is fair game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By WW on 04-14-09

Letdown after The Chairman

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-09

I liked Stephen Frey since listening to the Chairman and Protege. I am half way through this book, but I am finding it hard to continue. The narrator does not help as she can't come close to the level of other Stephen Frey books. The old family Southern racial stereotype and the crusade against racism is getting old. You need to up your game Stephen and stick to strong narrators like Scott Brick.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Next

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • interesting topic - dull, boring, confusing book

  • By Ronald on 12-09-06

Waste of time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-08

As a Chrichton fan, this book was a total disappointment.

Throughout the book, it does not even feel like listening to a novel. Sure, the author did a lot of research on gentics, but the result was a lot of anecdotes listed without any rationale or connection to the story. As for the story, I started wondering if there was any and then the author seems to remember about it half way through the book and tries to wrap up his list of stories on genetic research.

Save your credit and valuable time

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Killing Rain

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

In Killing Rain, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad, which needs an operator who can remove 'problems' in Asia, and a new partner: Dox, the ex-marine sniper and party animal first introduced in Rain Storm. He also has a new hope, that by using his fearsome talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has already taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I give this book my highest rating.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-05

Need more Eisler titles

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-06

Good listening material. I hope audible adds more titles from the author.