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  • The Lies of Spies

  • Kyle Achilles, Book 2
  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Journey beneath the diplomatic veneer of international politics and beyond the reach of conventional military operations into the epicenter of clandestine affairs. For the next step in its expansionist agenda, the Kremlin devises a covert coup far more devastating than Bin Laden's most dangerous dream. With the American economy in his crosshairs, Russian President Vladimir Korovin picks suitable pawns and pulls sizable levers, initiating the boldest gambit the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By Natalia on 12-10-16

Couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Where does The Lies of Spies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Lies of Spies is a winner! Tigner weaves fascinating story lines together in unpredictable ways. That's what makes it stand out: originality, freshness, unpredictability.

What other book might you compare The Lies of Spies to and why?

I compare Tigner to Silva and Child. Great characters and interesting plots full of intrigue. Fresh and imaginative with lots of unexpected twists. Tigner's pacing is very fast, like Patterson but more original.

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

Dick Hill is always a masterful performer, and Lies of Spies is no exception.

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

Yes. Clients kept interrupting me, and I was always dying to get back to it. Finished this one in 2 days.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next. I want more of these characters. I hope Tigner brings them all back!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Pushing Brilliance

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention - known as Brillyanc. Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother - before he died.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book of the Year!

  • By Brad on 08-26-16

Rich Characters and a Fresh Plot

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I do often recommend Tim Tigner to my friends who read Grisham or Patterson. His plots are so fresh and fast paced, and his characters feel like friends themselves.

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

Absolutely. Pushing Brilliance is told from multiple points of view with short, punchy chapters like James Patterson. Most chapters/scenes end with a teaser for what's to come next, like the season finale of a TV series, except better because you only have to turn the page.

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

The great thing about Tigner books is that you even enjoy the bad guys. You kind of revel in their deviousness, if that makes sense. Reminds me of Ken Follett in that regard.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many. The beginning, where the hero finds out what happened, really drew me in, and Tigner never let me go.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Coercion

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes. After the Iron Curtain's collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia's status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, with the aid of a new secret weapon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Tigner espionage thriller!

  • By shelley on 08-26-16

This must become a movie!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

What made the experience of listening to Coercion the most enjoyable?

Coercion is chock full of emotions, all of which make your pulse pound in one way or another. You empathize with the characters, sharing their joy, pain, and fear. I found myself wondering what I'd do, were I the victim of Coercion (which seemed very plausible to me.) Tigner also weaves playfulness into the narrative to keep the tension off overload. Very well done!

What other book might you compare Coercion to and why?

There's an outstanding scene in Coercion that I'll never forget. It involves a chase through the Siberian wilderness in the dead of winter. Reminded me of Louis Lamore's Last of the Breed. Tigner really shines as a master storyteller in that sequence.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This book is fraught with emotion, and Mr. Hill really makes you feel it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the climactic comeuppance scenes for the various subplots were superb -- but I don't want to give anything away.

Any additional comments?

So many twists and turns -- just like the history of the Cold War. Although this is a period piece, with all that Putin is up to, Coercion feels like it's out of today's headlines. I continue to be a Tigner fan.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Flash

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,333

Two blood-spattered strangers awake, locked in the trunk of a car - with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As promised

  • By ibrahim BURCE on 02-06-16

Don't miss this one!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

What made the experience of listening to Flash the most enjoyable?

From the first paragraph, this novel sweeps you away into the world of its likable protagonists. You feel their hopes and pains and frustrations as they try to understand and resolve the mystery they've been plunked into along with the reader.

At the same time, you begin to see the plot from the antagonists' point of view. While bent, they're also human. Otherwise decent people who are now sliding down a slippery slope that bad luck and circumstance set them on.

Some reviewers comment that you need to suspend disbelief to enjoy this, but I didn't find it far fetched at all. Not when you see the crazy things really going on in our world, and the amazing inventions that now seem commonplace. I'm glad the author didn't spend chapters going into technical detail.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Emmy. She's smart and witty, and far from cardboard as a con-artist. Her fortune-telling scene is amazing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Memory Incorporated"

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Ivan

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Rumor has it there's a Russian you can turn to if you're very rich, and need dirty deeds done without a trace. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost because he's operated for years without leaving a trail or revealing his face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Tim Tigner Thriller

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 03-25-16

Great new author!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

What made the experience of listening to Chasing Ivan the most enjoyable?

Tim definitely has a knack for coming up with unusual weapons and circumstances. I wonder what he'll think of next. Adding to my enjoyment was an unexpected twist near the surprise ending.

What other book might you compare Chasing Ivan to and why?

I'd compare Tim Tigner's work to Daniel Silva's for the nuanced plots and Vince Flynn's for the speed and Lee Child's for the interesting characters.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Chasing Ivan had American, English, French, and Russian characters. Dick Hill brings them all to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the end -- but don't want to give it away here.

Any additional comments?

I'll use my next credit to buy another Tim Tigner novel. I hope he keeps them coming.

9 of 9 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 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

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

Couldn't stop listening. Even the second time.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

What did you love best about Betrayal?

I'd loved the book when I read it last year, and was excited when I heard that the audiobook had come out with Dick Hill narrating. He's one of my favorites. He did not disappoint.

Even though I knew how it ended, I still found myself in suspense, feeling every scene. Tim Tigner is really good at keeping the action going while keeping you guessing and making you feel for the characters.

I also like that Betrayal is a thinking person's thriller. It's not just good guys and bad guys and guns. It's complex moral and social issues, politics and greed, and characters with strengths and flaws and multiple dimensions.

What other book might you compare Betrayal to and why?

I'd compare Betrayal to Vince Flynn's books. Especially the early years when Mitch was working with Anna.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dick Hill is so good with emotions. He does a better job than I do in my head. Plus I can cook while "reading."

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Rambo meets House of Cards.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to the author's other audiobooks. I see Dick Hill is narrating them too : )

2 of 2 people found this review helpful