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  • Assassin Series, Four Novel Bundle

  • By: Russell Blake
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 35 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The first four novels in the Assassin series in a specially priced bundle. King of Swords is an epic assassination thriller framed against a gritty backdrop of drug cartel violence in Mexico. Captain Romero Cruz of the Mexican Federal Police must track and stop El Rey, the "King of Swords" - a faceless super-assassin responsible for a string of the world's most spectacular killings - before he turns the G20 financial summit into a slaughterhouse. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dick Hill can't do Mexican accents

  • By itinerant on 06-10-18

Starts out good

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The first story is the best IMHO. After that it drifts away from the Assassin and focuses on the police inspector and his life.
I’ll get the 5th book in hopes that it returns to the original story line

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,323

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Simply amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I was hesitant about getting this book. So sorry that I put it off. This is simply amazing. It entices you with the first few chapters and then your hooked. I can’t find another book by this author or narrator. Perdita Weeks has a beautiful voice.
I’ll be sorry when this book ends. I’m sure I’ll be listening to it again soon

  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-download for final chapter

  • By Townsend on 04-13-18

What the heck

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Loved the story up till the end. I strongly agree with the other reviewer. What the heck happened to the end. I also thought that the down load was corrupted, but no it just ends.
I don’t mind cliff hangers but this just stopped. Will have to think about getting the next installment.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • To Serve and Protect

  • Onset, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi genre story with plenty of action!

  • By Chris Miller on 01-18-18

Overall very good

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

The story line is interesting.. I see that there are two other books in this series, however they are not available at this time. I did notice that Ray Porter is not the Narrator for those books. I love Ray Porter, I was looking for a book narrated by him when I ran across this book. Since he’s not the narrator for the next two I won’t be following up with this series

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Rosary Girls

  • By: Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read

  • By Paw Paw T on 03-06-05

Could have been good

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

The story line is ok. However Julie is an idiot. Never put your gun in your purse so where’s her’s. Let’s the man she believes is a killer into her home, puts her gun on top of the refrigerator. Instead of going to her car to get her cell phone (yes she left it in her car)
She leaves her daughter in the house ( with the supposed killer) to go out into a storm to ask a stranger to call 911. Her character’s incompetence ruined this book
I won’t be reading any more of this series

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,275

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Goes on and on

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I’m currently on chapter 22 and still nothing has happened. Maybe just slow to start, but I don’t have that kinda time to waste. I’ll be returning this book.

35 of 48 people found this review helpful

  • The Monster Hunter Files

  • By: Larry Correia, Jonathan Maberry, Faith Hunter, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Bailey Carr, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823

For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large - and, in some cases, very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time. From experienced hunters on their toughest cases, to total newbies' initial encounters with the supernatural, The Monster Hunter Files reveals the secret history of the world's most elite monster fighting force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like most short story collections, a mixed bag

  • By Michael G. Potter on 10-27-17

My bad

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I did not realize that this was short stories. I don’t care for any short stories.
So I’ll be returning this book.
If you like short stories then this would be a great book. Narration is spot on.
Just not for me

3 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Waylander

  • Drenai, Book 3
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

The Drenai King is dead - murdered by a ruthless assassin. Enemy troops swarm into Drenai lands. Their orders are simple - kill every man, woman and child. But there is hope. Stalked by men who act like beasts and beasts that walk like men, the warrior Waylander must journey into the shadow-haunted lands of the Nadir to find the legendary Armour of Bronze. With this he can turn the tide. But can he be trusted? For he is Waylander the Slayer. The traitor who killed the King...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the assassin

  • By DAVID FUSCO on 11-01-17

Just me??

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

What would have made Waylander better?

I had a hard time following this story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I didn't care for the narration of this book. Seems flat. I had to keep turning up the volume as if his speech was getting softer

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Assassin's Blade

  • The Throne of Glass Novellas
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story, I'm game.

  • By N. ROSS on 08-26-14

What happened to the Assassin

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

What disappointed you about The Assassin's Blade?

I was expecting a book about an assassin or at least one in training

Has The Assassin's Blade turned you off from other books in this genre?

No this is just a poorly written book

  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,052

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

As good as the first

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Would you listen to Hell Divers II: Ghosts again? Why?

I plan on listening to book 1 and 2 again

Any additional comments?

How long will we have to wait for book 3. Not to long please

3 of 3 people found this review helpful