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  • Hired Gun

  • Antique Assassin Crime Series, Book 1
  • By: Ryan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Dexter O'Kane is a family man who becomes an assassin after the death of his wife and son, a failing business, and witnessing a murder that unravels his simple life. Recruiting best friend and business partner John Wood to be his partner in crime, Dexter is on the hunt for a serial killer who's wreaking havoc in the small blue collar town of LeClaire, Missouri.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By David on 03-30-17

SMALL TOWN ANTIQUE DEALER HUNTS DOWN SERIAL KILLER

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

Good narrator, clear and gave the characters voice.

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

When the main character buries his wife and son

Any additional comments?

Entertaining book about two antique dealers trying to make a livening while dealing with a family serial killer.

  • Taken

  • The Chronicles of Kilix, Book 2
  • By: Teddy K Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Kilix has vanished off the face of the earth. Loren feels responsible for his disappearance and has spent the last nine months searching for him. Just as Loren's about to give up the hunt for Kilix, a tip comes in that leads her halfway across the globe. To Loren's surprise, she's not the only one on the hunt for Kilix. To Loren's surprise, finding Kilix was only half the battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed Si-Fi with a little romance

  • By Gene on 09-06-15

LOREN'S ADVENTURE TO FIND KILIX

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

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

The most enjoyable part of the book was listening to Peter. He is the bad guy some times and a good guy other times. It is hard to dislike him, but he is the villain of the book. You want to see him dead but then again you don't. Great character created by Mr. Chapin and brought to life by Mr. Bennington's narration.

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

Joshua Bennington brings audio books alive. He did a supper job with Peter in this book.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend the the book if for no other reason than Peter. The book is the next in line after "Chronicles of Kilix" I found this one more entertaining and fast moving. I am looking forward to listening to the third book "Solix"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Chronicles of Kilix

  • By: T.K. Chapin
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The rise of the Artificial Intelligence in 2055, known as The Lost Year, resulted in massive casualties on a global scale. Planes crashed, elevators malfunctioned, missiles launched and brought the human race to its knees. Humanity was able to stop the A.I. after a year of tragedy and devastation and has been rebuilding ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MANKIND AGAINST THE MACHINES

  • By Jeff on 08-28-15

MANKIND AGAINST THE MACHINES

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

What made the experience of listening to Chronicles of Kilix the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed listening to Kilix because it brought back thoughts of when I was in High School. And I found the use of computers in the future to be interesting. Particularly the twist when we find out that the word was taken over by them.

What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

Joshua Bennington did an excellent job of doing the different voices. I liked the voice of Loren. Half the book is in her voice and half is in Kilix's voice but there are many other characters in the book and they all have different voices. Big job!! Talented reader!

Any additional comments?

I gave this book a 5 star rating because one I loved it and two the author and narrator kept the action moving.it was nice to listen to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Reluctant White Knight

  • Will it Be Sunny Tomorrow?
  • By: T. W. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The primary character is recovering from the loss of his wife of nearly 25 years. He uses the experience of his past to rescue a stranger and then protects that person from an attempted kidnapping. The scenes of the book are set in present-day rural West Texas with events occurring in Houston and on Galveston Island. The author uses colorful descriptions of the areas, people, and actions to draw in the listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure and Romance for grandparients

  • By Billy on 07-06-15

MY GRANDFATHER FINDS ADVENTURE

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

What made the experience of listening to A Reluctant White Knight the most enjoyable?

I liked the fact that it was a good story and it was about an older adult still having an adventure in life.

Any additional comments?

I gave this book a 5 star review because the subject was older adults and they were not reminiscing about how great their lives were but how great they were going to be. I also liked the narration. Joshua Bennington gave each character his own voice and there fore his own personality.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Railroad Raiders of the Civil War

  • Traditional American History Series, Volume 9
  • By: James M. Volo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

The focus of this selection concerns both the Federal and Confederate efforts to disable or maintain the railroads within the active theaters of the war. Real railroads of iron and steam and ribbons of steel vanishing into the horizon quickly became a strategic objective of both armies in the Civil War. Raiders and protectors were deployed both North and South. The damage inflicted on roadways and rolling stock was not always easy to accomplish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RAILROADS IN THE BOARDER STATES IN THE CIVIL WAR

  • By Deborah on 08-23-15

TRAINS OF THE CIVIL WAR

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Any additional comments?

I liked the book but it reminded me of a text book, a little dry. I gave it 4 stars only becuse I liked trains.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cruel Deception

  • Detective Jason Strong Book 9
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa are back with a new case, and this one pushes them to the limit. Clues are being left at the scene of the homicides but they can't figure out the meaning. Frustration mounts, as does the number of victims, but the detectives won't give up. Will they figure it out too late, or are they smarter than the killer gives them credit for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly good serial murder mystery!

  • By Wayne on 11-19-17

A BLOODY DETECTIVE STORY

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you listen to Cruel Deception again? Why?

I would listen to "Cruel Deception" again and have it on my best audio books list.

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

Most of the time the story line kept me from turning the story off, I always wanted to hear what was next.

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

Joshua Bennington's voice reminds me of the men telling stories over the radio I heard as a child. The old mystery/detective stories. The only thing that is missing is the music.

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

The killing were a little messy. But make you want Detective Strong to get the guy even more.

Any additional comments?

I gave this audio book a 5 star review as well as the other book by John Dalglish I listened too because of the performance of the narrator Joshua Bennington. He made the book for me.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal Injection

  • Detective Jason Strong, Book 8
  • By: John C. Dalglish
  • Narrated by: Joshua Bennington
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Jason and Vanessa have returned with a case that will test their faith and their partnership.The homeless of San Antonio are dying, but apparently from natural causes. Captain Patton is ordered to make sure these cases are not homicide, so he gets with Lieutenant Banks, and requests her best detectives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointed

  • By Henry on 01-29-17

WATCH OUT STREET PEOPLE

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Lethal Injection to be better than the print version?

The audio book gave me a more vivid picture of the characters in my mind. I could almost see them. And the narrator gave the story a mystery feeling.

What other book might you compare Lethal Injection to and why?

I liked some of his other books as well. Like "Cruel Deception". Basically the same type of story. I always like who done it.s.

Any additional comments?

I gave this audio book a 5 star review because the narrator was so talented. He gave the book the same feeling I got from hearing the mystery stories over the radio as a child. Brought back memories.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful