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  • To Serve and Protect

  • Onset, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi genre story with plenty of action!

  • By Chris Miller on 01-18-18

Wonderful Book 1

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I, too, like many other reviewers was looking for a new series. I, too, read Joe Ledger - whom i LOVE. I also read all of the Bishop Series books by Catherine Coulter. Have I mentioned Ray Porter? I'd listen to Ray Porter read MATH to me. Or physics. Some of the reviews made me nervous. Eh! This is a charming book that still encompasses black ops (as it were) and woo-woo, which is entertaining and fun. I love David's character, and O'Brien's. The thing that I found REALLY REALLY ODD? David's height. No reason for it - so it was odd to me when it was first mentioned. By the third time, I was like - REALLY? But there ya'are. Great first book. I'm looking forward to the next two books.

  • Dead Moon

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,770

In the year 2243, the Moon belongs to the dead. The largest graveyard in the solar system, it was the perfect solution to the overcrowding and environmental problems that had plagued mankind for centuries. And the perfect place for Cali Washington to run away from her past. But when a mysterious meteor crashes into one of the Moon’s cemeteries, Cali and her fellow Caretakers find themselves surrounded by a terrifying enemy force that outnumbers them more than a thousand to one. An enemy not hindered by the lack of air or warmth or sustenance. An enemy that is already dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why did you do this? Just why?

  • By Veronica on 03-02-19

PLEASE, no more zombies

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I LOVE Peter Clines. I loved 14 and The Fold even more. I was SO disappointed when I realized this was Zombies on the Moon. I listened to it, and - truth be told - I liked it. But honestly. Can't we just be over the zombies already? I'll take green cockroaches ANY TIME. I'd love love love a follow up to The Fold. PS. If Ray Porter hadn't been reading this? I probably wouldn't have finished it. I can't understand how ANYONE can give Mr. Porter less than a 5 start performance for narration. Don't blame him that the book isn't up to par. He's the only reason you kept listening.

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  • To Speak for the Dead

  • Jake Lassiter, Book 1
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

Defending a surgeon in a malpractice case, Jake Lassiter begins to suspect that his client is innocent of negligence...but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have Miami's trial of the century.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another one saved by the narrator

  • By John on 04-11-17

Hokey, but ended up being fun overall

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I'm agreeing with 99% of the other reviews. Lassiter comes across as an idiot. The storyline isn't any more ridiculous than Stone Barrington, though, so I was okay with it. The narrator irritated me occasionally with either a monotone voice or a nasally whiny girlie voice used for a man. I'm sad that they start the series with the guy losing the girl, but at least he doesn't seem like he's ready to jump every woman that he comes across. By the end of the book I was "becoming" invested in the characters. We'll see about Book 2.

  • A Delicate Touch

  • Stone Barrington Series
  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did Stuart Woods write this?Stone needs a vacation,as does Stuart Woods

  • By beverly on 01-10-19

Best Stone Book In A While

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

He still can't keep it in his pants. But there was a LOT of Dino in this one and that made me very happy. Mr. Woods is so good at "reviewing" old storylines to keep everyone up to date, in case it's been a while since you've read the last one. I love the new characters alot. But - honestly - what's up with that ending. I was driving along happily listening. And then - it was over. Sigh. So. Teddy Fay will be next in a couple of months.

  • Missing You

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,529

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different and wonderful crime thriller!

  • By Wayne on 11-23-15

Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I didn't see the end coming - until the last 10 minutes. I'm not thrilled with female narrators in general, but I got used to her by the end of the book. The plot was wonderful as were the characters. It's Harlan Coben after all.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,493

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Make way for Jack Carr!!!!

  • By shelley on 03-08-18

I Have a New Author!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

This book was absolutely delightful. I'm REALLY glad the second book is due out soon. I loved the writing, the story, the characters. I love the topic ... corrupt government . It was wonderfully written. I could have listened to it in one stretch if I'd had the time. I'd say it's Joe Ledger'ish, but Mr. Carr is MUCH harder on both the government and the special operators than is Jonathan ... probably because it's very personal to him and he's lived thru it. I'm waiting impatiently for the second book to come out in the spring.

  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,661

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The new Harlan Coben?!

  • By shelley on 10-01-17

Harlan Never Fails

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

I loved this book from the first chapter. He kept me on the edge until the end. I had NO idea what the outcome was going to be. I was very happy with Steven Weber's narration. I'd go listen to other books narrated by him simply because they are.

  • Verses for the Dead

  • A Pendergast Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011

After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them - along with cryptic handwritten letters - at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Absorbing Pendergast novel...

  • By shelley on 01-01-19

Best Pendergast in a while, for me

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I loved this book. I'm (relatively) glad Constance is back. He was just so morose without her. I love the pairing they did with Cold Moon. They were a great team. I pretty much read it in a single "sitting." As I say in the title, I think this is one of the best Pendergast books in a while.

  • Still of Night

  • Dead of Night Series, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 361

The dead rose. We fell. But not everyone thinks the war for survival is over. Heroes rise in times of crisis, and Still of Night tells their stories....Dahlia- A bullied high school girl with a love for edged weapons goes from victim to powerful leader as the zombie apocalypse sweeps through her world. Rachael Elle continues her journey from comic-con cosplayer to actual hero as she encounter a community with a dark and terrible secret. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So excited!

  • By Liv on 12-14-18

Joe ....

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

The last 10 minutes made the entire book worthwhile. I'm not a HUGE Zombie fan. A lot of the book was tedious to me. Then there was the Joe and Baskerville. Totally worth the entire book. And then of course, there's Ray Porter.

  • Dead of Night

  • A Zombie Novel
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,424

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he can be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang… but a bite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who Will Be Eaten Next?

  • By Squeak on 11-04-11

I Did NOT Want To Like Zombies

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

Jonathan Maberry. I resisted listening to this entire series because it's not narrated by Ray Porter - except with Book 4, now it is. So I started at with Book 1. I didn't think I'd like it, but he weaved enough of the Ledger books into this to make me first accept it and then like it and by the end of the book I was totally invested. Let's see what Book 2 brings.