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  • State of Emergency

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

Two agents, Russian and American, are brutally murdered. College students, working as drug mules, die gruesome deaths from radiation poisoning. Powerful dirty bombs explode minutes apart in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia - slaughtering citizens and spreading blind panic throughout the world. But this is only a warning. The next attack will be nuclear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having now read all three

  • By Mel on 08-13-14

Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

The voices (or attempted voices) were so awful I could not stand to listen to this book. What an absolute waste of money!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Desperate Times 2 Gun Control

  • By: Nicholas Antinozzi
  • Narrated by: Joe Cirillo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Desperate times continue to grind on with no sign of Martial Law ending soon or any hope that the economic crisis has subsided. Jimmy and his group learn of another camp of refugees that live not ten miles away from them. The group has adopted a 1960's era commune theme, complete with hippie slang and a flower child mentality. The commune was created out of one of the grand old lodges of northern Minnesota and is called Utopia, and they have one rule: No guns allowed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't get started on this series

  • By Sallysoso on 07-14-15

Horrible audiobook, don't waste your money

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

Would you try another book from Nicholas Antinozzi and/or Joe Cirillo?

No, this is the weakest story I have ever tried to listen to.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholas Antinozzi again?

NO, I think this is the last time I will ever listen to this author

How could the performance have been better?

The characters were silly, so was the performance

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

Anger at wasting my money

Any additional comments?

Tell the author to get real and stop insulting the listener

  • The Disaster Diaries

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
  • By: Sam Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Donald Corren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 411

Sam Sheridan has been an amateur boxer, mixed martial arts fighter, professional wilderness firefighter, EMT, sailor, and cowboy, and has worked in construction at the South Pole. If he isn't ready for the apocalypse, we're all in a lot of trouble. But when Sam had his son and settled down, he was beset with nightmares about being unable to protect him. Sam decided to face his fears head-on, embarking on a quest to gain as many skills as possible that might come in handy should the world as we know it end....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Bang, Great Starting Point

  • By DCLWolf on 06-25-14

Good, but not great...

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

Reviewed: 04-06-13

I believe the thesis of this book is somewhat naïve, or perhaps the authors conclusions are based on wishful thinking.

The book is an attempt to present a moderate view of what could result from the breakdown of societal norms. Honestly, it's not very convincing.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,419

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Bill from Florida on 05-29-07

Fantastic Book!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-13

I have listened to two of Khaled Hosseini's books, must admit they are so good as to be in a class of their own. These two books have given me a completely new prospective of Middle Eastern culture.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is exceptionally well written, the storyline is extremely well developed, incredibly disturbing and unfortunately very believable. The narration is so well suited to the story that you feel the reader is giving a first account of actual events that happened to her.

I would highly recommend this book for any one who wants to understand what people in a very hostile part of the world have to endure in their daily lives.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Higher Call

  • An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  • By: Adam Makos
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,747

Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proof the term "Hero" knows no borders

  • By Anon anon on 03-27-13

An Absolutely Incredcredible Audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-13

This audiobook is probably one of the very best I have ever listened to. In fact, I would go so far as to say this book is on a par with Laura Hildebrand’s phenomenal book titled Unbroken.

A Higher Call is a true story about two WWII heroes - Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, who is an Army Air Corps B-17 pilot, and Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler who is a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and one of Germany's most famous Aces.

The story is incredibly well researched and extremely well written, the narration is near perfection.

Listening to this book will be worth every minute of your time, the story and the experience will enrich your life.

If I could rate this book a 10, I would do it in a heartbeat.

30 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Line of Fire

  • The Corps Series, Book 5
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In the Sweet spot of this Series.....

  • By Stuart Fujisaki on 01-27-13

Great story - extremely well written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

Excellent story - classic Griffin, lots of action and wonderfully developed characters. Most notable, Dick Hill is back to do the narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Warriors

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Washington D.C., 1942. With the help of Charles A. Lindbergh, ace OSS pilot Richard Canidy sets up an air maneuver that will drop agents into the Belgian Congo to smuggle out uranium ore essential to the arms race. But this time, Canidy is not in the saddle; he's the backup pilot. And though he's not used to waiting for something to go wrong, he knows that it will....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, bad narration

  • By Ken and Brenda on 05-21-12

Story was just OK...narration was terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-10-13

Wasn't one of Griffin's best, but it was OK. The narration on the other hand was awful! I would pass on this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Temple Mount Code

  • By: Charles Brokaw
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

An old friend summons dashing linguistics professor Thomas Lourds to Jerusalem to examine an ancient text. But Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also wants the same document. Khamenei and many others believe that the book contains a secret that will allow its owner to rule all of Islam and wage a Global Jihad the likes of which has never been seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book getting ready to start his other ones no

  • By Ryan on 04-18-12

Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

This might have been a good book, but the narration is so bad I couldn't finish - stopped listening after a hour.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Night Light

  • By: Terri Blackstock
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

An era unlike any in modern civilization is descending without lights, electronics, running water, or automobiles. As a global blackout lengthens into months, the neighbors of Oak Hollow grapple with a chilling realization: The power may never return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Powerful Message

  • By Lisa Bartholomew on 02-16-08

A Boring Soap Opera

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

Reviewed: 01-01-13

This is a really boring audiobook with a very weak story line and totally unbelievable characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Kennedy

  • The End of Camelot
  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,628

More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing of Substance New

  • By Patti on 09-21-14

Good book...

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

Reviewed: 10-16-12

O'Reilly and Dugard do a good job on this book. I truly appreciate the historical insight the authors bring to events leading up to and immediately following President Kennedy's assassination.

I was a fourth grader when it happened; our class was on the playground for recess when we heard the news. All of us were scared to death to hear about our President’s death. Several of our teachers were crying and hugging one another. I truly hope our children and grandchildren will never see history repeat itself.

The book is well written and the history is meticulously researched…just wish O'Reilly would have had someone else do the reading...listening to the book was like watching The Factor for seven hours straight.

19 of 25 people found this review helpful