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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Love it when I find a new author who tells a very creative story. Great listen and excellent read.

  • The Fall of Moscow Station

  • By: Mark Henshaw
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. And the murder coincides with the defection of one of the CIA's upper-level officers. Alden Maines crosses the Rubicon and decides to cash in as a double agent for Russia. But Arkady Lavrov of Russia's intelligence service (GRU) has other plans. He immediately announces Maines' defection to the world and then pumps him for every last ounce of intel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant spy thriller surprise!

  • By Wayne on 02-26-16

One of my Favorite Authors

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Since reading Mark's first book, I have really looked forward to each of his next. His second booked continued the story of the two characters he developed and this newest book did as well. A great story that has riveting plot. Great twists and turns about characters that feel real unlike the superhuman "agent" novels written by others. There's real humanity in these characters and that's partly what makes the stories so compelling. Count me one of Henshaw's biggest fans. Ok Mark, get busy on the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Leviathan

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 5
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505

Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships - a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence - that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Alliance Strikes Back!

  • By Tizroc on 05-05-15

Another good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-15

This has been a great series and one that I have waited with great anticipation for the next installment. This part of the story was excellent and while I'm sad to finish it, I will listen again to it. Great storytelling and excellent narration.

  • StarFire

  • Vince Lombard, Book 1
  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Jason Brenizer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

Captain Vince Lombard, G-Marine company commander, is tasked with tracking down a stray ship. The Alliance Military Ship StarFire has gone silent, and previous attempts to locate her have resulted in the loss of more ships. After two previous wars with xenospecies humanity bumped into while expanding into space, no one knows what might be the cause of StarFire's missing in action status.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books I've Listened to on Audible

  • By David on 09-01-14

Outstanding Military SciFi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-15

Mike Lee's StarFire is an excellent story about courage, leadership and resolve. Lee's character Vince Lombard, is an understated hero who doesn't aspire to glory, but achieves it in his unselfish acts of leadership and care for those serving with him. The story is full of surprises and left me looking forward to the next book in the Lombard series.

The narration is also excellent and the narrator well chosen to project the variously character's voices and demeanor. Overall one of the best listens in a long while.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,461

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

True to the Spirit of Clancy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-15

I wasn't sure whether this book would work given Mr. Clancy's passing. But it is a story that perfectly continues the saga of the Ryan's that is going on 40 years. The story is vintage Clancy and as is the case with any good audiobook, I found myself taking the long route to work to be able to listen a little longer each day. Nice to hear more of previous characters and got glimpses of some new individuals that I hope to hear/read about again.

  • Imperfect Sword

  • The Lost Stars, Book 3
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

President Gwen Iceni and General Artur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System - but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won’t surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex–Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system’s citizens punished for their defiance.Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway’s warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Lost Stars finally found me

  • By Mikey72 on 10-10-14

A great story continues

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-14

The third book of the Lost Stars series continues a wonderful saga. Once again victory from the jaws of defeat and still the undertones of mistrust, intrigue and suspense. One of my favorite series and now I'm left waiting for the next book....

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,191

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally some ORIGINAL scifi action.

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-11

Could not get into this book...

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-14

It must be me given that the reviews for Swarm Book 1 were very good. I could just not get into it. All science fiction has at its heart a combination of plausibility and implausibility. The concept of AI ships searching for a commander didn't bother me in the least, but the implausibility of the human characters did. The mindset and behavior of the characters seemed too trite and "inhuman" and for me, really detracted from the futuristic scenario of invasion (which was intriguing). Again, I'm a minority voice here in my less than stellar review. Many have enjoyed this book, just not me.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Homeworld

  • Odyssey One, Book 3
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

War comes home to the Sol system when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth, with devastating consequences. Facing massive force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power, the crew of the NAC spacecraft, their allies, and the people of Earth must mount a desperate effort to stop them. Doomed from the start, but with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his ship to the defense of the human race even as the human outposts in Sol system fall one by one before the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! This is a Great Series. It sucks you in!

  • By Teresa on 01-24-14

Great story...a bit of an annoyance in the read

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

Reviewed: 04-08-14

I love Evan Currie's Odyssey series. The story is great and Book 3 left me really wanting to hear the next installment. The only complaint I've got is that as opposed to the first two books, there are some mildly annoying chronic mispronunciations by the narrator (and he's great otherwise). The word "bowshock" is not pronounced like "bow" in "bow and arrow" rather it is pronounced "baʊ" as in the bow of a ship...which is what they're talking about in the story! Couldn't any of the editors catch this prior to publishing the audio?

Again, a great story...don't let my idiosyncratic annoyance stop you from enjoying it!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,021

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Start To A Space SciFi Series

  • By breckoz on 12-15-12

I'm Hooked...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-13

I'm always leary about starting a new book that's a part of the a series. You have to go back to the beginning to understand some of the complexities of what's going on and that means that you don't read the book that's most current and about which people are talking. Well, I'm glad I started this series because the first book in it (Dauntless) has been great. One of the messages of this story is that just because something is old, that doesn't make it bad. In the case of this book, only John (Blackjack) Geary has the ability to see that his society has, to some degree, taken on the dispicable attributes of the enemy they have been fighting for 100 years. It appears that no one else can see this because they have a vision of the past that is distorted by myth and legend. Geary as a character shows his humanity and his abhorrence of the inaccurate legend that has come to reprepresent him. The book is about leadership that is ethical and humane as much as it is about cool and seemingly well-research science. A great read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Shot

  • An American Assassin Thriller
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,376

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Early days of Mitch Rapp better than a new series

  • By OldRetiredGuy on 02-10-12

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-12

A great story that fills in some gaps in Mitch Rapp's early CIA life. The story is vintage Flynn with twists and turns and builds as it moves on. A great read.