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  • The Kingmaker

  • Sean Drummond Series, Book 3
  • By: Brian Haig
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

Major Sean Drummond never says die. Especially when an old flame begs him to defend her brigadier general husband in the biggest treason case in US history. And even when Drummond is up against the fiercest prosecutor in the Army and fighting two murder charges. With an unconventional and beautiful co-counsel, Drummond plunges into an investigation that will unearth a damning array of secrets and cover-ups - and reveal a master manipulator who doesn't care who or what goes up in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sean Drummond is forever bucking the big shots

  • By shelley on 12-29-16

Listener Shelley this is three in a row from you !

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

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

I have over 300 titles in my library-I would put it in the top 25%

Who was your favorite character and why?

Drumand for sure has it all! Funny, Smart, Quietly a Badass

What about Joe Barrett’s performance did you like?

He was very good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think the last four chapters

Any additional comments?

Shelley Interesting I am the one that wrote the review that you mention in your review of the Grey Man's last book. I mean "jumping while driving a convertible onto the under carriage of a small plane taking off? C'Mon.I think your other three were spot on. Please add some new selections.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Informant

  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten receives a call from a mysterious stranger who claims his mind works so much like the killer's that he can actually predict the next attack: time, place, victim. When the predictions prove true, Mike and Victoria must join forces to find out if this eerie caller is the real psychopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!! This is a Really Suspenseful book!!!

  • By shelley on 07-13-16

Riveting from beginning to end

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

What made the experience of listening to The Informant the most enjoyable?

everything

What did you like best about this story?

it's viability

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

it was perfect as usual

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Suspenseful and rated R for good reason

Any additional comments?

My Thanks to Listener Shelley who also reviewed Tier 1. I ordered The informant immediately and just ordered another of Shelley's recommendations

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • First Strike

  • A Thriller
  • By: Ben Coes
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,736

Deep within the Pentagon, a covert multibillion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a handpicked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • His best book ever

  • By Sally E. Sasser on 07-08-16

I have well over 300 books this is in the top 10

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

What did you love best about First Strike?

Dewey does not come off as invincable

What did you like best about this story?

Terrific plot

Have you listened to any of Peter Hermann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Herrmann did an excellent job

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I do not know

Any additional comments?

I am looking for a new book right now I have "read" other books by Mr. Coes. I am going to look for another Coes

  • Blood Work

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood work kept my blood rushing

  • By Book and Movie Lover on 01-04-10

Great twist and turns mystery masterly written

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

Where does Blood Work rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 25 -I have more then 300 books in my library

What other book might you compare Blood Work to and why?

Mr. Mercedes- it's in my top 25 also

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

Terry

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

  • Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,063

When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one will be a Jack Ryan classic!

  • By Deborah on 12-09-15

Tom Clancey must be very pleased with Mark Greaney

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

Reviewed: 12-21-15

Would you listen to Tom Clancy Commander-in-Chief again? Why?

probably will

What did you like best about this story?

Fast moving and believability

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I order books because Scott is the performer. He is always excellent. At this point in his career, I don't think he work narrate a stinker.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A few laughs

Any additional comments?

I have approximately 300 Books in my library-I am glad this book is one of them

  • Deadly Assets

  • Badge of Honor Series, Book 12
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

In Philadelphia - suffering among the country's highest murder rates - the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings - especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the "Wyatt Earp of the Main Line" - and then the committee's combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By A User on 03-07-16

Even Scott Brick could not save it!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

What disappointed you about Deadly Assets?

The story line was flawed

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Cartel

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

I ordered this book because He makes a book come alive- very disappointed with the rest of it

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deadly Assets?

Non were memorial at all

Any additional comments?

Don't bother!

  • Queen of Fire

  • A Raven's Shadow Novel
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 26 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,795
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,800

After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant - those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark - and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named battle lord of the realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Completion of the Collapse of Potential

  • By Joe Chad on 07-14-15

Not as good as the first two-still EXCELLENT!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-15

What did you love best about Queen of Fire?

The constant action

What was one of the most memorable moments of Queen of Fire?

when the queens face was healed

What about Steven Brand’s performance did you like?

everything ! he was superb as usual

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

I hope there will be a fourth

  • Going Home

  • A Novel
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,737

If society collapsed, could you survive? When Morgan Carter's car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country's power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored - if it ever will be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun book can't wait for more!

  • By Drew (@drewsant) on 08-14-14

Almost a great book

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

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

yes -i learned a great deal about survival tecniques

What other book might you compare Going Home to and why?

Don'r know

How could the performance have been better?

While the different characters were done pretty well. He clearly has talent. However, narrator's voice was much too formal and monotone. I would respectfully suggest that he modify his speaking voice somewhat-maybe a little gravely, slight accent something more memorable


Did Going Home inspire you to do anything?

Yeah-think about survival

Any additional comments?

I think this author is like most of the others not completing the story in order to set up the sequel. Sort of what like Michael Connolly likes to do. I am always annoyed when he does it-but I seem to always come back for more

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,826

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

Tom Clancy Lives On!!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

Where does Full Force and Effect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 20

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Jr. He was the lead

Which scene was your favorite?

many

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

None come to mind

Any additional comments?

I was a bit hesitent with Mark Greaney writing in Clancy's name. But took a chance becauseScott Brick was the performer and I didn't think he would be involved with a "stinker" at this point in his career. And I was correct-great work Scott!
Great work Mark!!

  • 1776

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,597

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

A Must read for High School Freshmen!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

What did you love best about 1776?

Everything ! The unbiased truth about General Washington and the depiction of the war from every account

What was one of the most memorable moments of 1776?

The courage exhibited by the army under the most difficult conditions one can possibly imagine. And the crossing the Delaware on Christmas Eve of course

Which character – as performed by David McCullough – was your favorite?

No Doubt- General Washington first Generals' Lewis and Knox

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are many insights into Washington's mind, was he was in doubt, the tactical mistakes he made and his undaunted state of being. some where his sheer presence was enough to carry the day. You will no doubt agree, if not for him we would still could be British subjects

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend