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  • The Killer Collective

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All of Eisler's key characters together

  • By Wayne on 02-03-19

always impressed

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Barry is an exceptional author who is one of the very, very few who is also a rare excellent narrator of his own work. Had to stop in the middle of this one to just say that. Am always impressed!!

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,307

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

incredible -universal powerful, timeless, profound, honest human truths expressed in an exceptional human book

  • Blackhawk

  • Far Stars Legends Series, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Blackhawk: a wanderer, a man running from a dark and sinister past. A genetically-engineered warrior, a capable and accomplished killer, he is also a lost soul, a man who has fled to the deepest reaches of space seeking his true identity. The Far Stars: the farthest extent of human habitation in the galaxy, a sector of a hundred inhabited worlds, it is a dangerous expanse full of pirates, mercenaries, and cutthroats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the BEST Space Operas!

  • By Emma Aumack on 04-07-17

great story line - but writer needs help

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Would you try another book from Jay Allan and/or Jeffrey Kafer?

NO!! too much repeated character detail - over and over and over! Jeffrey Kafer always does a good job.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Blackhawk?

MOST OF IT.... HE HAD A GOOD STORY LINE BUT CHARACTER DETAIL REPEATED OVER, OVER, OVER AND OVER KILLED IT.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,808

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Fantastically fun read - can't wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

honest fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe and Skippy

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes! appreciate intensity and energy

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

understanding similarities and differences

Any additional comments?

would pre-order future books if they were available now

  • Weapons of War

  • Rebellion, Book 2
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

In the year 2280, an alien fleet stole our Earth. For 50 years they hunted us. For 50 years they enslaved us. For 50 years we lived in fear. Nothing lasts forever. They can try to quell us. They can try to break us. They can chase us to the ends of the Earth. They can chase us to the ends of the universe. We've won our first battle. We've earned our first taste of hope. What was theirs will soon be ours. We are the rebellion. Our story continues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exciting continuation to the series

  • By Sailfish on 11-28-16

you have me hooked

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Where does Weapons of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in top 20

What was one of the most memorable moments of Weapons of War?

each where characters over come and understand their differences.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Hays – was your favorite?

oh Gabriel for certain... but then you can't give up on Gator

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

sorry - can't pick just one

Any additional comments?

looking forward to next

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Sniper

  • A Sniper Elite Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

Bob Pope, the director of an American secret intelligence antiterrorist program, loses contact with his most trusted operative, navy master chief Gil Shannon, fearing him dead when a mission to take out a Swiss banker who is channeling funds to Muslim extremists goes awry. But when an American politician and her convoy are assassinated in Mexico City by the Ghost Sniper - an American ex-military gunman for hire employed by Mexico's most ruthless drug cartel - Pope must turn to retired Navy SEAL Daniel Crosswhite and the newest Sniper Elite hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sniper Elite Story not a Gil Shannon Story

  • By Kathryn on 07-18-16

Pay no attention to 1 star review!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

What made the experience of listening to Ghost Sniper the most enjoyable?

deeply intense and defined narration makes for a great listening experience

Any additional comments?

My chance reading of the first book - straight thru - prompted me to purchase and read the next three from beginning to end. Yes, the language is a bit ruff - but not out of character. Armament technical info not my thing, but because of the other threads of info/plot and incredible character development together with the fast but excellent pace, I will be looking forward to next one.

  • Man of War

  • Rebellion, Book 1
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810

In the year 2280, an alien fleet attacked the Earth. Their weapons were unstoppable, their defenses unbreakable. Our technology was inferior, our militaries overwhelmed. Only one starship escaped before civilization fell. Earth was lost. It was never forgotten. Fifty-two years have passed. A message from home has been received. The time to fight for what is ours has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope from Ashes

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 07-23-16

anxious for continuation books

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

If you could sum up Man of War in three words, what would they be?

like the concept

What was one of the most memorable moments of Man of War?

son meets mom?

Which character – as performed by Jeff Hays – was your favorite?

the old man

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

smiles and possabilities

Any additional comments?

would like to know when 2nd book comes out

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

  • A Novel
  • By: Judd Trichter
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 388

Set in a near-future LA, a man falls in love with a beautiful android - but when she is kidnapped and sold piecemeal on the black market, he must track down her parts to put her back together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do Androids Feel Love?

  • By Brandon on 02-06-15

wow!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction to be better than the print version?

have not read print version

What other book might you compare Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction to and why?

maybe Orsons Ender's series

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

Took a chance on the the book because of Luke Daniels

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

the pivotal moral, ethical and relationship issues and concepts

Any additional comments?

wonder if they reach the ISLAND and what happens next

  • Personal

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,236

"You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely," notes Jack Reacher - and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott - an American marksman gone bad - is one of them...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lee and Dick seem tired

  • By Jeffrey Rose on 09-06-14

lets retire Reacher and narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-04-14

What would have made Personal better?

always struggle with narrator - not one of my favorites - so it made a so-so into yuk yuk

Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

of course

Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

if the story is worth it

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

nope

Any additional comments?

none

4 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • A Better World

  • The Brilliance Saga, Book 2
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Constant suspense!

  • By Wayne on 12-17-15

wow 5 stars all the way. can't wait for 3rd

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

Reviewed: 06-19-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Have downloaded thousands of books from Audible, but this is my first review - because it and the now series - is excellent, thoughtful and unique. It had been awhile since I had listened to the first book, so decided a re-listen might be in order.. The re-listen was just as great and thought why not! Wow, NOW I can't wait until I can pre-order Book #3

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nic Cooper of course and Shannon. Cooper for his dedication to truth, family and America - Shannon because her heart and mind were open enough to discover the truth and act with determination and for humanity and America.

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

interpreting words - intention - vision of the book with intensity and emotion

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

Cooper's conflict, basis and decision to release video and subsequent evaluation, reflection, dialog.

Any additional comments?

would like to know more about author.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful