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  • The Pure in Heart

  • Simon Serrailler 2
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler, first introduced in The Various Haunts of Men, is on a painting holiday in Venice when he is summoned home by a telephone call. He has family problems to face, and the stress and grind of running a busy police station. When a little boy is snatched as he stands with his satchel at the gate of his home, waiting for his lift to school, an ordinary community realises that terror and evil are in their very midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New - and unusual - Favorite Series

  • By Carole T. on 01-07-15

That's it for me

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

I hate books without endings. Please don't tell me that what Hill wrote in the last chapter was the ending. This one "ended" not with a bang, not with a whimper but rather petered out. No more Susan Hill for me. Steven Pacey is a good narrator--worth more listening.

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,561
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good suspense thriller from beginning to the end.

  • By TammieK on 03-05-15

Why Not?

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Why not fill a "whodunit" with suspects and then introduce the killer out of thin air? Because it's dumb, that's why. The performance could have saved simply poorly written book. Nice job by Mr. Ryan.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Gone

  • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 5
  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Jack Caffery's newest case seems like a routine carjacking, a crime he's seen plenty of times before. But as the hours tick by and his investigation morphs into a nightmare, he realizes the sickening truth: the thief wasn't after the car, but the eleven-year-old girl in the backseat. Meanwhile, police diver Sergeant Flea Marley is pursuing her own theory of the case, and what she finds in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel could put her in grave danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you , thank you!

  • By MariaKristina on 08-09-15

I down graded my review on second listen

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

This is one of a good but not great series. This segment is low point int Mo's effort. Skip it and you will not have missed much. Awful narration is a major part of the problem. The ending should have been an epiloge and much shorter. The very end was just plain "sappy."

  • Freedom (TM)

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589

In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow - a must read

  • By James on 07-11-10

I've changed my evaluation with a caveat

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

This is the first book in the series I read. It made little if any sense so I gave it one star. I re-read it after reading the first book. Now it makes sense and deserves 4 stars. These make a good two-book read. Caveat: read them in order!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolves

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of crosscurrents at work, though. The White House doesn't want anybody stirring the pot; his old CIA bosses have their own agendas; and other countries are starting to sniff around, sensing something unusual.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book needs a warning: contains graphic harm against children

  • By Andrew on 03-28-17

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener. I wish this episode had given more "closure" but I'm sure I'll listen to the next installment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Man

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815

It isn't easy to steal warheads from the heart of Russia's nuclear complex in Mayak. It requires a great deal of money, coordination, ingenuity, and sleight-of-hand, and just a touch of luck. But if you're determined enough, anything is possible.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • generic ho hum

  • By David on 09-06-10

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost War

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

CIA agent John Wells returns, in a novel that reaches beyond today's headlines to foretell dangers yet to come, from the author of The Faithful Spy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd listen to George Guidall recite the tax code

  • By K on 05-25-15

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Faithful Spy

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,581

John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faithful Spy

  • By Margaret on 12-14-09

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration is better and adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.

  • Twelve Days

  • John Wells, Book 9
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran - furious and frightened - have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Most Under-Appreciated Man on Earth

  • By Snoodely on 04-03-15

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.

  • The Counterfeit Agent

  • A John Wells Novel, Book 8
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. Quickly, John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it’s a big one. We’ve put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It’s a test run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OH COME ON THAT WAS STUPID

  • By vishal on 02-26-14

Great Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Disclosure: This is not my genre. That said, I have enjoyed this series. The stories are well crafted. Everything seems to fit without being transparent. The characters are consistently drawn story to story. Throughout there is very little call for suspension of disbelief despite inherent unreality. George Guidall’s narration adds to the quality of the series. I’ve given each 4 stars but would give the series 5. In short, these stories are great entertainment for very little effort on the part of the listener.