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  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,728

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

I miss the Reacher from the early days

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

This book is just plain boring. Definitely not the Jack reacher for the early days of the series. Very little action and plodding storyline. Glad I could get my credit back

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Cain Conspiracy

  • The Cain Series, Book 1
  • By: Mike Ryan
  • Narrated by: Charles Hayward
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

Shot in the head and recovering from brain surgery, Delta Force soldier Thomas Nelson wakes up in a military hospital unable to remember who he is. Faced with going through recovery alone, with no family that he's aware of, he is recruited by a top secret government agency. Project Specter is tasked with eliminating targets they deem to be a threat to the United States. Their goal is to turn Nelson into a super assassin named Matthew Cain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable audio that needs a little work

  • By Cyn on 05-28-17

Amateur hour writing and even worse narration

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

The dialogue was so predictable and boring. Definitely not at the level of a professional writer as I was expecting. The narrator was just really bad. Stay away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Russia Without Love

  • [#2] A Special Operations Group Thriller
  • By: Stephen Templin
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

SEAL Team Six veteran Chris Paladin left the Navy to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group to locate the White House Chief of Staff's kidnapped son-in-law before he is executed by Greek terrorists. Cantankerous Army Delta Force operator Sonny Cohen reunites with Chris and Hannah as they race the clock to save the hostage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SOG Thriller

  • By Ed G. on 10-12-15

Boring.... save your credit

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

Boring and monotonous. The characters were just not very interesting. And the New York queens accent of one of the characters got really old after a while.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Code Name: Camelot

  • Noah Wolf, Book 1
  • By: David Archer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 533

After witnessing the murder-suicide of his parents as a child, Noah Wolf suffers from a form of PTSD that has left him without emotion, without a conscience, and without the ability to function as a normal human being. With the help of childhood friends, he learns to watch others around him and mimic their behaviors, in order to conceal the fact that his mind operates more like a computer that he has spent years programming. That program is what allows Noah to pass himself off as normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Family Friendly Assassin

  • By shelley on 05-12-16

Expected better story

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Not bad story... But was hoping for a character along the lines of a Mitch Rapp or Dewey Andreas....or Victor. Narrator was pretty amateurish sounding.... Cannot recommend unless you are desperate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142,323
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142,169

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

good story. great narration

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

Reviewed: 03-20-15

Enjoyed the story. Started good. Liked the wry humor of the main character. All the super technical detail of the first 2 hours almost got to be too much and I almost gave up on it. Thankfully more characters got b involved and was great after that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Site

  • A Delta Force Novel
  • By: Dalton Fury
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202

Meet Kolt Raynor. A Delta Force operator and one-time American hero, he is still trying to make sense of his life - and duty - after a secret mission gone bad. Three years ago, in the mountains of Pakistan, Raynor made a split-second decision to disobey orders - one that got some of his teammates killed and the rest captured. Now he’s been given a second chance to do right by his country, his men, and himself. But Raynor’s shot at redemption comes at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting and Vivid!

  • By Alex - Discerning Consumer on 05-26-12

None stop great action!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

Where does Black Site rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great initial character development with enough back story to get you to understand the character with getting boring. Excellent narration and the story development definitely kept me interested all the way through. Get it!

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

Could have if had time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Apostle

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652

Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything - even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan - in order to keep his secret hidden.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst yet in an otherwise good series

  • By Povl H. on 02-18-10

Booooo!!!! Worst of the series :(

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Very disappointing compared to the other books to this pojnt in the series. Way to long into the book before getting to any real action or excitement, silly dialog, ....uhggg...waste of time. Skip this one if you loved tge others .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Amped

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 508

In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Michael Crighton but still worth a listen

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-11-12

If you liked Robopocalypse...save your credit

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

Reviewed: 06-17-12

Would you try another book from Daniel H. Wilson and/or Robbie Daymond?


After this one.... now I have my doubts

Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel H. Wilson again?

Possibly, but only after strong recommendations from other listeners.

What aspect of Robbie Daymond???s performance would you have changed?

Performance was fine, the content of the book just did not deliver.

What character would you cut from Amped?

They all need work.....

Any additional comments?

I was a fan of Wilson's Robopocalypse so I was expecting more of the same action and interesting story-line. This book simply did not deliver. I found it boring, predictable, and was very disappointed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Swan Song

  • By: Robert McCammon
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 34 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,101

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply an Amazing Story

  • By Amanda H. on 06-21-12

Great Story ! Must listen

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

Reviewed: 12-23-11

What made the experience of listening to Swan Song the most enjoyable?

Wow! What an awesome story! Gripping, gritty, and engaging. Wonderful narration. Really got a feel for the characters. Long, but you don't really want it to stop...so that's a good thing :)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swan Song?

What a certain somebody got their hand caught and other somebody had to get it

Which character ??? as performed by Tom Stechschulte ??? was your favorite?

Has to be Sister

Any additional comments?

Why has this book not been made into a movie(s)!!!!!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,558

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Al Gore nightmare meets Blade Runner.

  • By Marius on 01-13-10

Waste of a credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

Way to slow an boring ..... could not make it through the first half. Characters just did not catch my interest.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful