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  • Walk in Darkness

  • Jon Stanton Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

It has been three years since Detective Jonathan Stanton solved the most brutal murder in San Diego's history, and as a result found himself in the middle of the worst police corruption scandal in memory. Choosing a less high-profile position, Stanton is nevertheless reluctantly dragged into the violent world of The Sandman. The Sandman is clever, ruthless, and cautious. He leaves no evidence in his wake and takes a morbid interest in those that chase him. Believing Stanton to be his parallel, he finds an affinity for the detective. One that Stanton may not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just wish his books were longer ...

  • By shelley on 12-10-18

I just wish his books were longer ...

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This is one of the books from the Jon Stanton series written by Victor Methos. As always his books are consistently well written, fast paced and believable. I always find myself wanting more when I listen to one of his books as they generally are on the shorter side.
This book is excellent with a really great twisted and completely unexpected ending. The Jon Stanton series is fantastic especially The Arsonist.
I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this book, series and author!
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  • Hard Time - Debt Collector 8

  • Jack Winchester Thriller Series, Book 8
  • By: Jon Mills
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

When a shocking visit from a mysterious stranger lays before him a seemingly impossible task, Jack travels to Honduras. But when he's framed for a murder he didn't commit, he's thrown into the most violent prison in the country to serve hard time. Now he must unravel who betrayed him while trying to survive against brutal criminals who fight to the death for a corrupt prison warden. No rules. No escape. No mercy. Revenge will be deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced with plenty of action...

  • By shelley on 12-09-18

Fast paced with plenty of action...

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I really like the Jack Winchester series by Jon Mills. Winchester is always getting himself into situations that are dangerous and inescapable and generally deadly. This story is one of those. The Honduras prison is realistically portrayed. Winchester's escape plans not so much.
I have enjoyed the previous books a little more, especially book #s 6 & 7.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this entire series and look forward to book #9 getting released on Audible.
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  • The Murder of Janessa Hennley

  • Mickey Parsons Mysteries
  • By: Victor Methos
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska, has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI. Special Agent Mickey Parsons of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit receives the sheriff's request and flies to Alaska to help in the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope there's more to this series...

  • By shelley on 12-07-18

I hope there's more to this series...

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Victor Methos is one of those authors I know I can count on to consistently write a good book worth reading. The Murder of Janessa Hennley is one of those books that stayed with me long after I was done.
This is the first book in the Mickey Parson's series but I don't know if there are any more, at least there are no more on Audible at the moment.
Mickey Parsons is a top notch profiler with the FBI. Since contracting HIV he's been relegated to a tiny little out of the way office. His superior says he's ok with it but his actions tell another story.
When Parsons receives an email asking him for help with the investigation of a family massacred in a small Alaskan town he decides to go there. The sheriff Suzan Clay is much younger but right from the beginning there are sparks on both sides. Parsons believes himself too old for her and the fact that he's HIV positive...
The murders are brutal but mostly left to the imagination and not too graphically described. And of course Clay becomes a potential victim of the murderer.
This story is a taught, fast paced, edge of your seat suspense.
Steve Carlson did a very good job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Dark Places

  • A Cady Maddix Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Kylie Brant
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Cady Maddix survived a brutal upbringing - emotionally scarred but hardened - with a will for self-preservation. Hunting fugitives has given her life purpose and control. But when the Deputy US Marshal returns home to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, a new case stirs old memories. Child killer Samuel Aldeen has broken out of a nearby facility for the criminally insane, and the authorities believe he was aided by accomplices, both inside and out. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!!!!

  • By shelley on 12-05-18

Well Done!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I found this book very absorbing. This is a story of two very dysfunctional families and the secrets they have kept.
The publisher's summary is more than adequate and gives enough information. There are so many likable characters in this story and the few not very likable are enough to make this very taught and suspenseful. The main antagonist really has his head screwed on backwards. This is told from multiple points of view and then and now time frames. The progression in character development is great. The ending is a real treat and totally unexpected.
If you have kindle unlimited this book is FREE to borrow with the kindle edition.
The narration by Christina Traister and Andrew Eiden is excellent. They worked really well together.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Terrified

  • By: Kevin O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Megan Keeler died years ago - or so everyone believes. In fact, she disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth.... Since then, Megan has built a new life in Seattle for herself and her son, Josh. She's never forgotten that she's a fugitive, and Josh knows nothing about her past. But someone does. There are anonymous emails and threats, just as she learns Glenn has been released from prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good not Great...

  • By shelley on 12-02-18

Good not Great...

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I think TERRIFIED by Kevin O'Brien is a very good book. I also think it's a little formulaic and kind of predictable. There's the abusive husband and the wife who runs with false identification who shortly after finds out that she's pregnant. The monkey wrench to her plan is a third person psychopath who also wants her and is murdering women he has kidnapped as substitutes.
This is not a new book and listening to his then compared to now style of writing is kind of interesting.
Again, good book. Not in my top ten but certainly worth listening to.
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  • Edge of Anarchy

  • A Noah Wolf Thriller
  • By: David Archer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Noah and the team are called up for a new mission, but it almost seems like history repeating itself. This time, Jenny is forced to take on the role of a known female assassin in order to expose the terrorist organization behind her. The plan takes them to a few different locales, and puts all of them in danger. The first contract she is given is for a high-ranking British official, but that turns out to have been only a test. The real contract comes afterward, and the entire team is shocked when they learn who the target is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deserves a 5 star rating, but...

  • By Wayne on 12-02-18

Even a killer can have a heart...

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This is another very good book by David Archer. If you haven't read this series I would suggest listening to book one first for background. The books do take the listener on a journey through relationships but they do not need to be listened to in order to appreciate them. The exception is books 5 & 6, those two books are really one longer story that need to be listened to together.
In this book Noah Wolf takes a back seat while Jenny takes a much more active role. She is acting as an assassin for the other side when her cover is blown. Her lover (Neil) is kidnapped and will surely die without her compliance to their demands. Of course she acquiesces, not seeing a bigger picture through the maze of demands and promises and not realizing they are both damned should she complete the mission.
This book has a little more romance which I guess would be considered ironic considering this is a group of assassins. Interesting opinion it doesn't really fit.
I really like this series but wish Archer would devote as much time to his I Am Sal series. I loved the two books in that series and hope he is not done with it.
Adam Verner does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Kill for Me

  • Victor the Assassin Series, Book 8
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 156

Victor is the killer who always delivers...for the right price. And Heloise Salvatierra, patron of Guatemala's largest cartel, is ready and willing to pay him just that to eliminate the competition: her sister. Heloise has been battling Maria for control of the cartel in an endless and bloody war. Now, Victor decides who survives. An easy job if it weren't for the sudden target on his back.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CAPTIVATING!! Victor is amazing in this one!

  • By shelley on 11-29-18

CAPTIVATING!! Victor is amazing in this one!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Wow, I can't believe I completely missed this book being released! I am a huge fan of the Victor books. Hey Audible, you should offer automatic notifications of preferred authors.
Victor is once again working as a lone assassin and no longer for an alphabet agency. The publisher's summary gives enough information about the quandary Victor has gotten himself into working between two feuding sisters. He's double crossed and redouble crossed. His plans are amazing as the listener you get to hear his inner thoughts. Sometimes the best laid plans actually don't fall apart!
In this book Victor plays with normalcy and marvels at the details of relationships. It makes him human.
This book is fast paced and I just can't say enough. This series is getting better and better.
Rob Shapiro's narration couldn't get any better.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Tom Clancy Oath of Office

  • Jack Ryan Novel Series, Book 19
  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Freedom may have finally arrived in Iran. As protests break out across the country, the media rejoices over the so-called Persian Spring. Western leaders are ecstatic. Members of Congress and the Cabinet clamor to back the rebels. Only President Jack Ryan remains wary. Meanwhile, he has plenty to handle at home. A deadly strain of flu is ravaging the United States as spring floods decimate the Southeast. An unethical senator wants to bring down the Ryan presidency and is willing to lean on fabricated bot-planted stories to do it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great espionage thriller!

  • By Wayne on 11-28-18

There's a whole lot going on here...

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I think Marc Cameron has done a really good job with this book. I have previously not been a fan of his and had returned the last Jack Ryan book he had written. I hesitated with this one but figured what the hey? If I don't like it I can always return this one too. I just don't like returning books. Anyway, this time I am so very glad I decided to buy the book! I think the plot is a little over the top with the rash of bad luck and number of conspiracies all going in at the same time. One thing is certain, no reader could possibly say there wasn't enough going on. There is SOOO much happening you really need to pay attention or you might miss something important. I had to rewind a few times. There is action, strategizing, real "fake news", Russians fishing in toxic waters,torturing people and acting all sorts of stereotypes, a deadly viruses, public manipulation and a two missing Russian missiles! Whew...
Cameron deserves five stars just for getting this all in one book and having it all make sense!
Scott Brick is Scott Brick. Need I say more!
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Cold Dish

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,097

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

  • By Dataman on 09-12-12

Sorry I waited so long to try this series...

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I'm not sure why but for some reason I was under the impression that the Walt Longmire series was a series of western novels. I had purchased the first back in 2016 during a sale and just in case I might like it (with so many positive reviews) I purchased book two, three, a 3 hour 45 minute novella and book nine during another recent book sale. So, I just finished book nine! This is a great procedural series that does not need to be listened to in order. I've been captivated and will be purchasing the entire series.
My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS for what I've listened to so far and I'm sure the remaining books as well!

George Guidall needs no accolades from me. His narration of Mitch Rapp is magnificent and he brings his talents to the Longmire books as well.
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  • The Caribbean Job

  • A Case Lee Novel, Book 3
  • By: Vince Milam
  • Narrated by: Tim H. Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

A simple job. Low key. Investigate the mysterious deaths of two rich guys. No worries. Until spies and professional hitters started coming out of the woodwork, pointed my direction. Just another day at the office. Welcome to the world of Case Lee, retired Delta Force operator. Stuck nose deep in the muck and mire of a trillion-dollar deal, espionage maneuvering, and shadow games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the series... so far!

  • By shelley on 11-20-18

Best of the series... so far!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

The Caribbean Job is the third book in the Case Lee series. Of the three books this one is definitely the best but I recommend all. They can be listened to in any order but I suggest book one first for background.
This book has a rogue CIA agent who has hired operatives to kill Case and after a few attempts Case finally goes after him.
Case had been trying to stay low key and under the radar because there is a bounty on him. But when his family's safety is at stake he has no choice. He has some very oddball friends and even more peculiar information and weapon contacts.
The end of this book blew me away! I was not expecting how the ending took a turn. WOW!
Tim Dixon does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful