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  • The Paris Protection

  • By: Bryan Devore
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

While President Abigail Clarke attends a summit in Paris, an unknown enemy makes a brazen attempt on her life, inflicting horrific losses on her protection detail. Plunged into a battle beyond anything they could have trained for, Secret Service agents Rebecca Reid and David Stone must find a way to keep the president alive. The attackers have vast resources and would sacrifice everything for a devastating blow against America. The agents must be willing to do no less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, and a nice new hero!

  • By Louann on 06-06-17

Great Book, and a nice new hero!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

What made the experience of listening to The Paris Protection the most enjoyable?

I chose this book because Dick Hill was the narrator. I always enjoy his narration, and was pleasantly surprised that the story was really good.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Paris Protection?

I don't know if there is just one moment. I enjoyed the flow of the book with events unfolding and flashbacks.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and I actually choose books that he narrates. Love his narration and this one doesn't disappoint.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I am looking forward to another book from this author. Is this a new series?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Betrayal

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 945

Presumed dead after a staged terrorist attack, FBI Agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the doctor who rescued him. Meanwhile, the same power players who sent Odi to his death are now manipulating an FBI profiler into blindly tracking him down. She's not just their best - she's also his sister. As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence, the hunted becomes the hunter, and the real terror begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling unputdownable page turner

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 02-21-16

Good Listen!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I like that even the hero is imperfect and the story hinges on his initial assumptions. I always like seeing strong women in these thrillers and even better are intelligent, strong women. I won't give the story away, but worth a listen, and as many of you already know, Dick Hill is an outstanding narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,505

It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Faith In The Series - Cyber Terrorism & Islamic State

  • By Derek on 12-07-16

Does NOT disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

Mark Greaney is the best author to carry on Tom Clanc's torch I finished this in only 3 days. If I didn't have to work it wouldn't have taken that long. I love how social media and newer technology is woven in, 'cause let's face it. SM is a huge privacy threat for us all. I will not give any spoilers, but can't wait to read Greaney's next book.

  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,283

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strong, fast paced, good vs. evil story

  • By ScottG on 10-27-16

so sad the book is over

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

Reviewed: 10-27-16

Would you listen to Order to Kill again? Why?

Yes. George Guidell is Mitch Rapp. This is an excellent book.

What did you like best about this story?

This book continued the Mitch Rapp series in a very consistent, but interesting way. I don't like to give spoilers so I won't, but it didn't disappoint.

Any additional comments?

Enjoy. You will like it if you liked the other books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Reflexive Fire

  • By: Jack Murphy
  • Narrated by: Don Hoeksema
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

As a freelance assassin, Deckard is no stranger to the shadow world of covert operations, but when he is summoned to Bohemian Grove and hired to train and lead a battalion of Kazakh mercenaries, he soon discovers his employer's real agenda: a doomsday plot decades in the making.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great action, bad narration

  • By CitadelGrad08 on 12-22-16

Returning this and getting a paperback version.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

Would you try another book from Jack Murphy and/or Don Hoeksema?

I have heard this author is amazing and fabulous reviews on the story so I gave the story a 5. I listened to 10 minutes of this and the narration is terrible. It sounds "announcery." Those of you who also do voice over work will understand. A happy, announcer voice isn't the voice of a sniper who is doing his job.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflexive Fire?

Again, I've heard so many good things about the book that I'm going to buy it on my reader or in paperback. The narrator killed this one for me.

What didn’t you like about Don Hoeksema’s performance?

He sounded like an announcer not a narrator. He sounds like he should be on the "typical" news cast in a small town.

  • The Insider Threat

  • A Pike Logan Thriller
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groups - thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But in The Insider Threat, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful thriller novel!

  • By Wayne on 08-26-15

It was OK.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

I really enjoyed the books earlier in the series better. The Israeli connection isn't my favorite. I think it is getting a little weirder.

I like the narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Days of Rage

  • A Pike Logan Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Former Delta Force operative Brad Taylor brings his military expertise to bear in the New York Times best-selling Pike Logan series. In Days of Rage, Russia takes aim at the Taskforce by supplying extremists in Nigeria with a weapon of mass destruction. With time running out, Pike races to unravel a Cold War-era mystery and stop a plot aimed at killing millions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good -- took awhile to get into it

  • By Loy on 09-06-14

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

I will always like the first book in the series the most. This is a good story. Hate that one of my favorite characters was killed off, but that's just the way it goes.

  • Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED A CIGARETTE!

  • By David on 07-30-13

Holy Crap! Hold on to your seats.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

If you could sum up Sniper Elite: One Way Trip in three words, what would they be?

Breath taking action

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the detail and precision explanation of the action was riveting.

Have you listened to any of Brian Hutchison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me run the gamut of emotions. I cried one moment and was completely horrified the next. I did laugh out loud a few times.

Any additional comments?

If you like military or action novels, I think you will like this. If you've always dreamed of being a sniper, loner or someone with no fear it's a good book.

  • All Necessary Force

  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Henry Strozier, Rich Orlow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Best-selling author Brad Taylor draws upon his own experiences as a Delta Force commander for his exciting series starring elite Taskforce operative Pike Logan. In All Necessary Force, Logan and his partner Jennifer Cahill are trailing two terrorist organizations from Asia to Egypt when a deadly threat arrives in the U.S.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Editing makes a difference

  • By Don on 12-17-12

Production needs some work

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Pretty good story. You can hear the breaks in recorded sessions and where the narrator pieced some of the audio together.

  • One Rough Man

  • A Pike Logan Thriller
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,602

A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the book, Skip the audio version

  • By Harry on 02-04-14

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

I liked this. The story gets a little far fetched at times, but most do. I like the narrator of Pike.