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  • Deep Silence

  • A Joe Ledger Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

Terrorists-for-hire have created a weapon that can induce earthquakes and cause dormant volcanoes to erupt. One terrifying side effect of the weapon is that prior to the devastation, the vibrations drive ordinary people to suicide and violence. A wave of madness begins sweeping the country beginning with a mass shooting in Congress. Joe Ledger and his team go on a wild hunt to stop the terrorists and uncover the global superpower secretly funding them. At every step the stakes increase as it becomes clear that the endgame of this campaign of terror is igniting the Yellowstone caldera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Silence Shines Loudly!

  • By Tracy P. on 11-13-18

Mr. Maberry never fails to give a blockbuster

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

I was scared going into this book, knowing that the DMS would be gone at the end. You don't really get answers until the last 10 minutes. It was worth every single second of the 16 and a half hours waiting for those 10 minutes. The "political agenda" that I read about in other reviews? Just think what Top would say - yup, that's what I'm saying, too. I can't wait for Havoc.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Glimpse

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was 16. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh......

  • By Loves to Listen on 04-04-18

This. If Not Joe, Then This.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I don't know if everyone would call this horror, but it's my definition of this book. It reminds me of old Stephen King and of Joe Hill and maybe a little bit of Dean Koontz. Creepy but entertaining to a point where you can't stop listening. It was a true pleasure to read and the ending was awesome. I had to listen to it a couple of times to put it into perspective.

I'm almost never a fan of female narrators, but Ms. Galvin was the weakest point of the book. It didn't sound to me like she was invested in any way in the story (think Ray Porter). Most of the voices sounded the same to me. It's too bad.

  • Standup Guy

  • Stone Barrington, Book 28
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual - and potentially lucrative - dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman’s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime...and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By sharonda lowe on 06-05-17

God Forgive Me ....

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I must have said "Stone is an idiot" 5,000 times during this book. Honestly. Dino saved the book. I mean, I loved it. I love all of the Stone books, but honestly. Stone's an idiot. Mr. Woods is brilliant in weaving the past 27 stories in so fluidly that you'd never miss reading a previous book - you'd always be caught up. And he does it in a way that's not annoying or boring (after hearing it for 28 books). Kukos to Stuart Woods. But still - Stone is an idiot.

  • Son of Stone

  • Stone Barrington, Book 21
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

A new addition to the New York Times best-selling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone... including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very poor

  • By michael on 09-24-11

Hold On To Your Hat

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I loved this one. There was so much unexpected in it. The only thing that I'd prefer gone is the cheesy music that plays during the recording. Sounds like 1930's radio. Oh, and the narrator. He's still horrible.

  • Bel-Air Dead

  • Stone Barrington, Book 20
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Stone Barrington Novel

  • By William R. on 05-27-11

One of the best storylines so far (IMHO)

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I've listened to 20 of these now. The narrator is still so bad. The only person I can ALWAYS know is Dino. Everyone else sounds exactly the same as each other. Male and female.

I loved this story. First, because Herbie Fisher wasn't in it. Second, because for once Stone managed to keep it in his pants most of the book. Seems that if fifteen or so years have gone by, he should be slowing down just a little bit.

I love Dino more than I do Stone. I don't know what Stone would do without him.

  • The Motivation Myth

  • How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win
  • By: Jeff Haden
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

It's comforting to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more grit, more willpower, more innate talent, and above all, more motivation to see their goals through. But that's not at actually true, as popular Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden proves. "Motivation" as we know it is a myth. Motivation isn't the special sauce that we require at the beginning of any major change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd Listen To Ray Porter Read Me Math

  • By Kim on 04-09-18

I'd Listen To Ray Porter Read Me Math

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I would NEVER have listened to this book if Ray weren't narrating it. I"m required to do 40 hours of training a year at my job. This book ended up being completely interesting and 85% of it hit home. Whether for business or personal reasons, there's something in this book for anyone who needs help with motivation and the rationalization behind it. The author tells stories and experiences in an honest, down to earth way that people will be able to understand and try and Ray Porter gives all of the inflection and personality needed to keep me listening.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Short Forever

  • Stone Barrington, Book 8
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Hired by an odd client previously unknown to him, Stone arrives in London on a mission he thinks he understands but doesn't. Soon he finds himself not only out of his territory but out of his depth as well. Baffled as he is by the behavior of both his quarry and his client, Stone's life is further complicated by two, possibly three murders and the affectionate attentions of two former lovers. When the intelligence services of three countries become involved, he can only hang on for a wild ride and hope for a not-too-bumpy landing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An easy to listen to book

  • By Debra on 05-31-17

Best of the Series so far

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Although I missed Dino in the first half, I think this one was the most entertaining so far. I do wish Stone wash't such a complete knucklehead. Here, take my money. Sheesh. I"m sure this will all come around in the future and work itself out. This is my second go at the entire series and I have't read these early ones since they first came out. Am really enjoying them again.

  • Cold Paradise

  • Stone Barrington, Book 7
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Palm Beach is the most glamorous scene of the crime yet for cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington, who becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Will Never Learn

  • By Kim on 03-18-18

Stone Will Never Learn

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I love this series. One thing that Mr. Woods does BEST is tell the back story without "TELLING THE BACK STORY." You'd think after so much time, though, that Stone would stop being such a snatch hound, thinking he's madly in love with every single woman he gets involved with. He needs to listen to Dino more. Course, then the books wouldn't be nearly so entertaining. The narrator still sucks. Every single voice (except Dino's) sounds exactly the same.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Swimming to Catalina

  • Stone Barrington, Book 4
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

In Swimming to Catalina, ex cop turned Manhattan attorney and investigator Stone Barrington is back, still smarting from his sudden breakup with brilliant, beautiful magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for help: Arrington has vanished without a trace, and Calder, refusing to call the police, wants Stone to find her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Jim Blume on 01-06-18

Narrator almost ruins the story

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I'm listening to these years after I first read them. I love Stone. I love Dino. I love the spin off's. While this isn't the best of the first four in my opinion, it was fun. The narrator, though, is just horrible. Dino's voice sounds like a whiny baby, and all the other voices sound the same as each other, male and female. Such a shame. I can only imagine what Ray Porter or Scott Brick could have done with this.

  • Dead in the Water

  • Stone Barrington, Book 3
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

In Dead in the Water, Stone has hardly arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange happens: A beautiful young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long she is under the intense scrutiny of the local authorities, in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good

  • By Donlad on 01-15-17

Superb Ending

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I read a good many of the Stone Barrington books YEARS AGO and have restarted the series on audible. I don't remember Stone thinking with his - um - boy parts - as much as he obviously does. I also don't remember him drinking RUM and TONIC (how ghastly). With this book, you think you know where it's going - and you're never right. It was a wonderful book. Mr. Woods is an incredible writer. Am looking forward to moving thru the series and looking to see if Holly is on audible, too. It's fortunate that I love the series so much because this narrator is just horrific. I'd kill to listen to it by Ray Porter or Scott Brick.