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  • Invasion: A Military Thriller

  • Invasion Series, Book 1
  • By: DC Alden
  • Narrated by: Alan Medcroft
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

A massive truck bomb detonates outside the gates of Downing Street. Passenger jets are blasted out of the sky. Jihadi terror attacks kill thousands. In a fortified bunker beneath Whitehall, British Prime Minister Harry Beecham can barely catch his breath. Family and friends are dead. All he can do now is run, escape the city before it falls. As the invasion gathers pace and England buckles before the military onslaught, Harry and his team are forced to abandon their HQ and head far to the north.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliff hanger, I cant wait for

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-19

Yuck...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

A serious theme in a book that disappoints at every turn. A repository of cliches and doomsday prophecies that overlay what could generously be described as a 'labored' plot.







0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 7th Canon

  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299

In San Francisco's seamy Tenderloin district, a teenage street hustler has been murdered in a shelter for boys. And the dedicated priest who runs the struggling home stands accused. But despite damning evidence that he's a killer - and worse - Father Thomas Martin stands by his innocence. And attorney Peter Donley stands with him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What bothers me may not bother you

  • By Alice on 10-03-16

Stereotypes, platitudes and cliches

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

...the aithor has enviable credemtials, but this effort leaves me cringeing. I hope it is not represrntative of his othet work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Foreign Agent

  • Scot Harvath, Book 15
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schulz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472

Terrorism in Europe has spun out of control. The United States has decided on a dramatic response. Now, the CIA needs a very special kind of operative. Scot Harvath has exactly the skills the CIA is looking for. He's a former U.S. Navy SEAL with extensive experience in espionage. Working for a private intelligence company, he will provide the CIA, and more important, the President, with absolute deniability.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What just happened?!?

  • By Jesse Gerspach on 06-28-16

A teenager's fantasy...

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

This is about as bad as any of.these 'action' fantasies get ... and it's what I would call a 'wooden' compilation of cliches.

  • The Short Drop

  • By: Matthew FitzSimmons
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,905

A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard - then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency - disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal - Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hidden gem hiding among all the generic crap

  • By Justin Messer on 12-27-15

BAD...in every way

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

Reviewed: 01-31-16

...and it has 'good' reviews. The ratings given these audio books are highly suspect and may mask some truly awful content.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,846

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

More of the same...

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

More 'good guys' (media-types,academics, etc.) versus 'bad guys' (capitalists and consrvatives, etc.) and the ultimate triumph of those occupying the moral high ground...guess who... And of course, there's the mandatory guidance on how to relate to one's fellowman...

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Director

  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 764

In David Ignatius' gripping new novel, spies don' t bother to steal information...they change it, permanently and invisibly. Graham Weber has been director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Weber isn' t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Flat Out Scary!

  • By NOKWISA on 06-22-14

more paranoia

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

yes...the plot

Would you be willing to try another book from David Ignatius? Why or why not?

no...the 'boomer' mentality resonates throughout all his efforts

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

saves eyestrain

Could you see The Director being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

today? sure...

Any additional comments?

when will somebody give our security establishment a few kudos, instead of constant BS?

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bleed for Me

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

A teenage girl - Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter - comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood. The police find Sienna's father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it's his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, but very melancholy

  • By Alcairha on 07-18-12

Depressing!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

What disappointed you about Bleed for Me?

...oppressive and annoying

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

...periodically shifted from subjective to objective

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

...all-encompassing intensity

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

...claustrophobia and frustration

Any additional comments?

...fodder for the terminally introverted

  • Dead and Buried

  • Cooper and Fry, Book 12
  • By: Stephen Booth
  • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Arson: Brutal acts of fire-starting have ravaged the Peak District, and now a new wave of moorland infernos sweeps across the national park. For DS Ben Cooper, the blazes are best left to the fire-fighters, even with the arsonists still at large. Burglary: But when an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub, Cooper is on the case - and he swiftly unearths a pair of grim surprises. The first is evidence of a years-old double homicide. And the second is a corpse, newly dead....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So depressing and so repetitive

  • By Mary on 08-22-12

ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 07-23-12

What disappointed you about Dead and Buried?

...tell half a story...cut it off with no conclusion...call it a 'shocking' ending

Has Dead and Buried turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just this writer.

What about Mike Rogers’s performance did you like?

Unaffected and natural.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dead and Buried?

...it's already been cut

Any additional comments?

...a stupid effort at being 'original'

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The USS Flier

  • Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine
  • By: Michael Sturma
  • Narrated by: Todd Barsness
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

The fate of the USS Flier is one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War. On August 13, 1944, the submarine struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Sulu Sea in less than one minute, leaving only 14 of its crew of 86 hands alive. After enduring 18 hours in the water, eight remaining survivors swam to a remote island controlled by the Japanese. Deep behind enemy lines and without food or drinking water, the crewmen realized that their struggle for survival had just begun.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disjointed & Boring

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-02-13

avoid

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

Reviewed: 05-13-12

What disappointed you about The USS Flier?

the narration

What do you think your next listen will be?

anything else

How did the narrator detract from the book?

like an automaton

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The USS Flier?

nothing in particular

Any additional comments?

someone should edit the narration that knows something about the subject matteri