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  • Dead Eye

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,931

Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has always prided himself on his ability to disappear at will, to fly below the radar and exist in the shadows - to survive as the near-mythical Gray Man. But when he takes revenge upon a former employer who betrayed him, he exposes himself to something he’s never had to face before. A killer who is just like him. Code-named Dead Eye, Russell Whitlock is a graduate of the same ultra-secret Autonomous Asset Program that trained and once controlled Gentry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fits well into the series

  • By Julius Butcher on 12-16-13

Easy to follow!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Love the Gray Man but, sometimes it moves so fast I can’t keep up. This one was fun and easy!!!

  • The Western Star

  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Warning! This ends in a cliffhanger.

  • By TyrannosaurusRix on 09-21-17

I’m still unsure of what happened.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Varying timeframes make for a confusing story. Varying timeframes without any initial date references is nearly impossible to follow.

  • Dance with Deception

  • Scandalous Secrets, Book 1
  • By: Tracy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Haunted by his father's sins, Sebastian Montgomery, ninth Duke of Davenport vows never to fall in love or marry - until he encounters Gwendolyn MacAlistair and she consumes his thoughts. Sebastian wants her, and as he learned from his father, what a duke wants, a duke takes. Gwen's father has arranged for her to marry a man she despises, the very man who shattered her fragile family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Nicole on 07-12-16

It may have been a good story, But.....

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Simply stated, I can't even remember the premise of this story because the tambor of the narrator was so distracting. Maybe, someday, I might read this one in book form, but, not likely.

  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

Which one was that?

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I know I listened to this one only a few days ago but I don't remember any single detail.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Highlander's Bride

  • A Moment in Time, Book 1
  • By: Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by: Stacy Hinkle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 55

Mya woke one morning in a field, a stag grazing close by as if it didn't even notice her. She lay bare, like a babe from the womb, except for a wool blanket wrapped around her tightly. A grown woman with no memory, no family, no money, nothing. Kayden McGregor found her while hunting. He was after the stag and nearly shot her with his arrow instead. Unable to leave her to the wolves of his clan, he took her to his home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • worst attempt at Scottish accent

  • By Emelia on 12-02-18

Scots or Norse?

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

Predictable and annoying. There's no spark or chemistry here and it's very hard to take a serious listen when the "hero" of the story sounds like a Viking rather than a Scot. I see no way to save this one!!!

  • Letting Go

  • The Surrender Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Alix Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort - and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "Letting Go" is correct.

  • By Diana on 04-04-14

Needs some cheese to go with the whine!!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-17

Maya Banks is usually a good writer however in this story, her characters spent way too much time whining over another character who was already dead when the story started. It seemed as though she felt the need to create a heavy atmosphere of guilt in her two main characters in order to make the premise of the story viable. It was almost enough to make me speed up the narration. Hopefully not all of her stories in this series will be so awfully angst-ridden. The narrator did an excellent job of conveying every bit of angst Ms. Banks wrote.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,870

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

This woman can write!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

I was hooked on Twilight (the saga) and still listen to it occasionally; likewise with The Host. I've read everything she's written and only (really) disliked her role-reversed version of Twilight. I (really) enjoyed the partial draft of Midnight Sun and still pray she will finish it. It's been so long since she's published something new that I had my doubts that she could maintain what I consider high-quality storytelling. Well, I wonder no longer.

I now declare Ms. Meyer's foray into the suspense/thriller genre a major success. Her writing style changes to match what she's writing about. Also, just in case you are wondering, she can write the drama with hard-hitting prose and still not use vulgar rhetoric or other four-letter words to make her point.

I really liked most of the characters, especially our heroine who didn't need protection but rather had all the street smarts to keep others in her orbit protected, well, most of them.

I'll be listening to this one at least two more times. I highly recommend this book and this author. Don't think for one minute that any of Twilight or The Host appears in this intense novel. Check it out for yourself.

103 of 128 people found this review helpful

  • Dirty Little Secrets

  • A J.J. Graves Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Laura Faye Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Promising mystery, but lousy romance

  • By A. Moose on 03-10-15

A melodic voice.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

In the spirit of starting with praise, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Laura Faye Smith. A rich tone, pleasant register, clear diction; it was nice to hear someone narrate who really knew how. I will look for her name on future book hunts.

When the performance outshines the work being performed, it can't be complimentary of the work. While I enjoy Ms. Hart's "Jack Daniels" series, I can't say I remember much about this one. I may give it another chance with the second book in this series, maybe.

  • Grim

  • Tornians Book 1
  • By: M.K. Eidem
  • Narrated by: Commodore James, Laura Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455

King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor, and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered "unfit". The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO DANG GOOD!!!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-08-15

Intriguing premise, but.........

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

American arrogance strikes again. Our heroine comes in, surprised but quickly acquiescent, and commences to turn an alien race's entire culture on its ear. Imagine Hillary Clinton being kidnapped by Iraq where she proceeds to demand that all women there have equal rights and privileges, then starts burning all the burkas. We are Americans and therefore everyone else should live our way. I am a proud American who served in the Navy. I like most of what it means to be American but, from the time of our colonization, we have destroyed so many other cultures that it's funny that this author didn't see it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Falke's Peak

  • By: Anna Leigh Keaton
  • Narrated by: Gina Cedarwood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn't expect to be greeted by not one but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she'd ever seen... not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Erotica with Laryngitis

  • By Root VanDorn on 05-14-11

Narrator is RAW

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

The narrator, Gina Cedarwood, must be some Audible exec's niece in need of her first job. She made listening to the first half of this imaginative story very hard to get through. By then, she seemed to feel more confident and comfortable though she still needs lessons in order the keep up with the "Big Dogs". The story was worth the credit but I won't listen to this narrator again until she's gain more experience.