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  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,800

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Where is Jack Reacher ?

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I have listened to the entire series of Jack Reacher, some several times. This story drones on and Jack does very little. Things unfold way too slow. Hopefully Lee Child rebounds from this disaster. Easily the worst Jack Reacher book ever. ☹️

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Escape Artist

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,064
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,037

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not His Best

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Not Good Meltzer

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Would you try another book from Brad Meltzer and/or Scott Brick and January LaVoy ?

Yes. I have read many.

Has The Escape Artist turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. This was just a clunker from Meltzer. You don't hit homeruns everytime. Sometimes you strike out.

What aspect of Scott Brick and January LaVoy ’s performance would you have changed?

None

Any additional comments?

This book had no continuity. Jump back years, then today , then jump again. Characters just lacked realism and any interest. I would kill the Zig series after one poor book.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • The Prisoner

  • A John Wells Novel, Book 11
  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182

Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable - passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Berenson

  • By Snoodely on 02-04-17

John Wells Jumps The Shark !!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

A waste of George Guidall's talent. Terribly thin plot, very little action. It just drags on and goes nowhere. Worst book of 2017 so far. Time for Mr. Berenson to find a new chacter.
Overall it's barely a 1 star. ☹️

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies of Spies

  • Kyle Achilles, Book 2
  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Journey beneath the diplomatic veneer of international politics and beyond the reach of conventional military operations into the epicenter of clandestine affairs. For the next step in its expansionist agenda, the Kremlin devises a covert coup far more devastating than Bin Laden's most dangerous dream. With the American economy in his crosshairs, Russian President Vladimir Korovin picks suitable pawns and pulls sizable levers, initiating the boldest gambit the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening!

  • By Natalia on 12-10-16

A bright new talent for this genre. 😎

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

Where does The Lies of Spies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best I've read this year and that includes Connelly, Greaney, etc.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Achilles is strong but has very normal fears of failure, possibly dying, etc.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Flash

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,353

Two blood-spattered strangers awake, locked in the trunk of a car - with a murdered cop and the smoking gun. Aside from raging headaches and no idea what's happened, they appear to have nothing in common. Troy thinks it's 2001 and he's still a combat surgeon fighting terrorists in Afghanistan. Emmy believes it's 2002 and she's still grifting a living from the streets of L.A.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As promised

  • By ibrahim BURCE on 02-06-16

Interesting new author.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

Very intriguing story line. I found the 2 main characters believable. Looking forward to the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy Under Fire

  • A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
  • By: Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,886
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,887

On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory: an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Greaney is much better than Grant Blackwood

  • By Wayne on 06-19-15

Could we lose the Tom Clancy banner ?

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Good story. A little disjointed at times.

Would you recommend Tom Clancy Under Fire to your friends? Why or why not?

This was NOT Tom Clancy. He's been dead for 5 years. Let Mr. Blackwood's story stand on its own!!!!

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was good.

Was Tom Clancy Under Fire worth the listening time?

Yes, but remember, it is NOT Tom Clancy.

Any additional comments?

It's a shame the Clancy Foundation ? ( whatever) needs to keep attaching his name to these novels. He didn't write this, collaborate on it or have anything to do with it.
I for one will no longer purchase any NEW books with Clancy's name on them

16 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Radiant Angel

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,268

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG - surveilling Russian diplomats working at the UN Mission - is thought to be "a quiet end", he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another John Cory Success

  • By R. Warren on 05-31-15

Weakest John Corey novel yet !

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What disappointed you about Radiant Angel?

First half of the SHORTEST book in series has NO Kate and very little John. Much lengthy detail on all murders on the ship.

What could Nelson DeMille have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Involved Kate, used John more, cut the gratuitous violence as the Russian kills all on board the boat.

What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

Scott was fine, it's hard working with a bad script/plot.

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

Seriously reduce The murders on the boat. There was no point.

Any additional comments?

Maybe DeMille has run the course of the series. It was half the length and 1/10th the quality. OVERALL a real dud. 😝

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion's Game

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676

To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and engaging

  • By CoCo on 12-26-02

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Excellent story. Scott Brick did a tremendous read. Adding 12 more stupid words because they are required for no reason.