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  • Doomsday Haven: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • The Doomsday Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Dark, powerful forces, willing to stop at nothing. A conspiracy deep-rooted throughout our institutions. A cyber attack. An EMP. Drone warfare. Americans caught in the crosshairs. Doomsday had begun. Author Bobby Akart once again masterfully tells a tale of a nation on the edge of societal collapse. For decades, Americans had found themselves increasingly at odds with one another - politically, socially, and culturally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thumbs up

  • By John on 02-13-19

Kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The pace and story are good, although some of the bad guys seem overly simple.

  • Doomsday: Apocalypse: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • The Doomsday Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

In Doomsday: Apocalypse, book one of the Doomsday series, it was New Year's Eve. As the ball dropped in Times Square, Americans were preparing for a new year and a bright future. Instead, they found themselves fighting for their lives as the fuse had been lit that sent the country into chaos. With political rancor at an all-time high, the war of words escalated, and a political war erupted. Americans were caught in the crosshairs of societal unrest and a shadowy group stoking the fires of discontent burning in America. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As all of his books, own them

  • By Kathleen on 01-10-19

Beware of creating division

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

This story is a good reminder that all the hateful speach going around in this country has real consequences, including leading to violence and potentially to war.

  • Dark Territory

  • The Secret History of Cyber War
  • By: Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

  • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

Must hear!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

This was a fascinating book, laying out all the details and participants involved in discovering and wrestling with all the issues involved in cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. You will never understand tomorrow's news if you don't have this background as your foundation.
I am recommending this book to everyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,799
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,620

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Great combination

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

When we have Ray Porter reading a Dennis Taylor book, you know it's going to be a great listen. Very interesting story, good characters and thought provoking implications.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,485

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Overshadowed by its Perfect Predecessor

  • By Derek on 02-16-17

Best Grayman book yet

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

As always, a little over the top with his skills, luck and recovery after injury. But overall it keeps you interested and involved all the through.

  • Righteous

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019

For 10 years something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again - or lose his mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joe Ide can write!

  • By 6catz on 10-20-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

This story was simplistic and did not hold my attention. I really can't believe all the rave reviews I read before buying it.

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,494

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, but it gained momentum quick

  • By Jan on 12-15-17

Great entertainment

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

This is really what an entertaining book should be. Once I just let go of trying to make everything rational and scientifically accurate, and just let the story unfold, it completely won me over. Good characters and plot, great pace, and wonderful narration.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Beijing Red

  • A Nick Foley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Alex Ryan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,165

When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bioterrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism unit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense thriller or contempory science fiction?

  • By Wayne on 08-16-17

Feels like a new genre

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Mixing high tech medical science with a spy and intrigue theme makes for a fresh story that kept me interested to listen closely all the way to the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,261

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Move Over Jack Reacher

  • By Ed on 03-25-17

Bleh

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Too much use of superlatives, especially concerning how tough the main character is. Not enough of a story to sustain it. Overall, I can't recommend this book.

  • 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 6,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,826

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

Best Clancy book yet

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

Realistic story line, fascinating to listen to, and so gripping that I kept finding reasons to listen longer and more frequently.