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  • Buy a Bullet

  • An Orphan X Story
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy - a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him. Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after completing a mission in Northern California, he happens to spot a young woman at a coffee shop....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would Love to know someone like this!!

  • By shelley on 01-03-17

Caution - Novella Prequel

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

What did you like best about Buy a Bullet? What did you like least?

Just finished the original book (Orphan X) in the series, and was looking for the next book in the series. Purchased the book the audible app on my phone, so I wasn't aware it was a novella until after partway into the book.

Story was just ok, it provided some limited, additional background to the original. Not anywhere close in quality to the original book though, and in hindsight (having heard the story and knowing it was a novella), I would not have purchased this. Overall felt like the author was running a bit low on funds, and decided to write a quick novella for a bit of extra cash.

Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Hurwitz? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the original book in the series, and so am going to buy the second full length sequel. Will not purchase any future novellas though.

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

Definitely. Scott Brick did a great job of bringing the character to life.

Could you see Buy a Bullet being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Potentially yes. In many ways this book reminded me of Robert Ludlum's original Bourne books.

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 747

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Storyline Weak and Rambling

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

One of the daily audible deals, and the story sounded potentially intriguing. About half way through the story became fairly disjointed, and it was a struggle to finish.

  • Staked

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,615
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,885

When a Druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires - make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber. Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad pain-in-the-neck Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I have to agree. . .

  • By Jessica on 02-04-16

Amazing Narration

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

Luke Daniels does an amazing job bringing the characters to life.

The Iron Druid series continues to be entertaining.

  • Chains

  • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction for All Ages

  • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 01-18-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Narration was good as was storyline.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Book ended before I wanted it to. Leaves you hanging a little.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration was fine. White slave owners accents were a bit off.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I don't think so

Any additional comments?

No

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