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  • The English Assassin

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978

Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked...

  • By Oxi on 07-07-04

Good amount of suspenseful action

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

This story was enjoyable from the first chapter. It included quite a few twists and turns to keep the reader guessing how things would play out. Daniel Silva is one if my favorite authors because of this ability. John Lee did a wonderful job in his performance to allow the story to come alive for me.

  • The Kill Artist

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,469

After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reluctant Assassin

  • By Snoodely on 10-30-13

I recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I really enjoyed this book with its twists and turns. Daniel Silva is a very talented author that doesn't just tell a story if fiction but also includes historical events to allow the reader to fully understand the reasons behind the characters motivations. George Guidall did a wonderful job narrating giving life and passion to each character. For anyone who loves action, mystery, and learning from the past I would recommend this book.

  • The Evan Gabriel Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Steve Umstead
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Books 1-3 of the Evan Gabriel trilogy. Follow North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel as he crosses the galaxy searching for redemption, returns to where it all began, then finally seeks revenge on those responsible. Military science-fiction adventure at its best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spaghetti Western meets solid sci-fi

  • By Garth on 07-22-15

Awesome trilogy

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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: 01-04-19

I couldn't stop listening to to this collection from the first book to the last. Steve Umstead is an extraordinarily talented author. His use of descriptive detailed words allowed me to envision each scene and character as if I were a part of the story. Ray Chase did a magnificent job narrating with his own unique style and use of distinct voices for each character. He made sure to add something to each so that the character's personality shined through.

  • Bone Dust White

  • By: Karin Salvalaggio
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 739

Someone is knocking at the door to Grace Adams' house, and he won't stop. Grace thinks she knows who it is, but when she goes to her second floor window for a look she sees a woman she doesn't recognize. The woman isn't alone for long before a man emerges from the dark of the surrounding woods, stabs her, and leaves her for dead. Trying to help, Grace goes to the woman and is shocked to find that it's her mother Leanne - a woman who abandoned her 11 years before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You can do better

  • By Jim T on 04-28-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I enjoyed this book from the first page. Karin Salvalaggio is a good author because she knows how to give details to make the reader understand the setting. The story line flowed nicely and the times when I thought she wasn't going to elaborate on what happened to certain characters, she wrap up everything in the last chapter. Amy McFadden is a talented narrator who not only gives voice to the characters but also act out the non verbal. Anyone who loves crime mystery books should listen to this one.

  • The Ship

  • By: Antonia Honeywell
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 46

Oxford Street burned for three weeks; the Regent's Park camps have been bombed. Lalla, 16, has grown up sheltered from the new reality by her visionary father, Michael Paul. He has promised Lalla and her mother that they will escape. Escape on a ship big enough to save 500 people. Once onboard, as day follows identical day, Lalla's unease grows. Where are they going?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ship leaves you thinking

  • By TeachVC on 06-05-15

Very good story

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I enjoyed listening to this story. Antonia Honeywell does a good job giving us a glimpse of what the future might become if we are not careful. It was well written and Melody Grove's performance was a good one. The only downside is the ending that left me wondering what happened next.

  • So Long, Lollipops

  • The Free Until The End of the World Novella
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,651

Peter watched his new family drive away, certain it was the last time he'd ever see them. But sometimes plans go awry in the best way. Now, the plan is to get back to them. But sometimes plans go awry in the worst way. Sometimes the only plan is to believe it will be all right, even when it's almost impossible to believe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie, Chick Lit

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-30-15

Filled in the gap

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I'm glad that Sara Lyons Fleming included this novela to the series. It allows the reader to see what happened after one of the characters separated from the main group. As usual Julia Whelan's performance was superb.

  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this

  • By Natalie Harris on 09-05-14

Absolutely awesome

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I truly enjoyed every moment of this book. Not only was it action packed but also had moments of tenderness. The conflict resolution was realistic not fairytale based. Sara Lyons Fleming is a very good writer, paying attention to the details necessary to give the reader the full picture of what is going on. Julia Whean's performance was spot on in matching the character with the voice and personality.

  • Learning from the Giants

  • Life and Leadership Lessons from the Bible
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what lessons would they share with you? In Learning from the Giants, John C. Maxwell draws on 50 years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. These people fought and won epic battles, served kings, and endured great hardships for God to come out on the other side transformed through His grace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good read

  • By ladypea on 02-23-18

another good read

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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: 02-23-18

I enjoy John C. Maxwell's style of writing in this book as well as the other two similar ones. I feel as if he invited me into his home as a friend to spend a day while high caliber guests enter, stay awhile, and then depart. It gives me a sense of importance that I can be a part of the experience. Chris Sorensen did a superb job in vocalizing each character to keep them distinct in my mind.

  • Wisdom From Women in the Bible

  • Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives
  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

If you could spend a few minutes with biblical heroines Ruth, Sarah, Mary, and others, what valuable lessons would they share with you? In the tradition of Running with the Giants and Learning from the Giants, John Maxwell shares wisdom on life and leadership inspired by the Bible - this time focusing solely on the stories of nine incredible women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By LeeAnn on 02-21-18

A wonderful and inspirational book

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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: 12-29-17

I enjoyed listening to the book. Mr. Maxwell has a great writing style of allowing the reader to become part of the story. I had no problem invisioning me walking along side of him on this journey. Mr. Thompson did a wonderful job portraying the different women we encountered on our walk. I recommend this book to anyone who needs to be encouraged to reach their full potential.

  • Gabriel: Zero Point: The FREE Prequel Novella

  • Evan Gabriel Trilogy
  • By: Steve Umstead
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,702

Evan Gabriel wasn't always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Before dangerous missions to the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, the deadly jungle world of Eden, and politically corrupt Mars, he was a simple recruit, fighting to make his mark in the elite Naval Special Forces…and was part of a top-secret military experiment that would change his life forever. Zero Point tells the tale of a young man faced with difficult choices and dangerous trials.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 100% Narration Failure

  • By Sean Vikoren on 03-10-17

Good Start

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

This was a good book with fluid motion from scene to scene. I was completely immersed in the story. Steve Umstead did a superb job in describing the surroundings as well as the sensations the main character was experiencing. Ray Chase did well in his performance, making sure that the reader could distinguish between characters.