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  • Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor

  • By: Dick Couch, George Galdorisi
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789

Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance, boring story

  • By Ole on 06-14-12

Excellent and inspiring.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-13

I had seen the movie and this moved me to read the book. I enjoyed the book as much as the movie. A good read.

  • Run for Your Life

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his ten children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patterson delivers a roller coaster ride!

  • By Peggy C. on 02-14-09

Not as good as I expect from Patterson

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

This was a good read, but too short for me. I like longer books that are more developed and I was a bit disappointed in the book not making more of the issues.

  • The Second Deadly Sin

  • By: Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

Lawrence Sanders's masterpiece, The First Deadly Sin, set a standard for today's novels of psychological suspense. Now, retired Captain Ed Delaney returns to a distinctly urban milieu of paranoia and impulsive violence to solve a brutal murder that shocks New York's unshockable art world. The victim is Victor Maitland. Long-considered one of the world's greatest artists, he excelled in capturing the beauty of life on canvas. In private, he destroyed whomever he pleased: his wife, his son, his mistress, his dearest friends and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost as good as the First

  • By Ed on 08-06-12

Love the Edward X Delany stories.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

This was a great read. I liked this book better than the first one and it had a better conclusion than the first book.

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  • Full Black

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626

Born in shadow and kept from heads of state, there are some missions so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. so deadly, so sensitive, that they simply don't exist. When one such mission goes horribly wrong, a wave of dramatic terrorist attacks is set in motion. Their goal: the complete and total collapse of the United States. With the CIA's intelligence abilities hobbled, former Navy SEAL Team 6 member turned covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath launches an audacious plan to infiltrate the terrorists' network and prevent one of the biggest threats the U.S. has ever faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Sean on 08-16-11

Worth listneing to twice.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

What did you love best about Full Black?

Very well written and the performance was great.

What other book might you compare Full Black to and why?

I dont know what to compare this book to, but it was a good listen.

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

I have not listened to any of Armand Schultz's other performances, but really enjoyed his narration on this book. Very gifted.

  • The Last Spymaster

  • By: Gayle Lynds
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Charles "Jay" Tice was a legend throughout the world of international intelligence. But secretly he was also a traitor, reputedly selling information that will seriously compromise the security of the United States for decades to come. Since his treachery was exposed, Tice has been kept under strict surveillance in a maximum security prison. Then one morning, his cell is discovered empty. Jay Tice has vanished - without tripping an alarm or leaving any trace of his passing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fast and furious

  • By Anonymous User on 12-25-08

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Spymaster to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, but I loved the audioversion.

What did you like best about this story?

The story kept me interested and entertained the entire book.

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

The narration was great and helped you to feel the different charicters, not just read them, or in this case, listen to them.

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

The book had some humor but was a good suspense novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • A Memoir of the Craft
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901

The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

  • By Cather on 11-18-05

Great read.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-12

What made the experience of listening to On Writing the most enjoyable?

If you have ever wanted to be a writer, I highly suggest you read this book. It has helped me move into a field I am really enjoying. King presents it from a unique style as his books often are and it is important to study the craft if you want to be successful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stephen king makes this a personal journey.

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

When king began the mechanics of writing and how he comes by his stories, I sat up and paid attention. It has helped to spark many stories for me.

  • New York to Dallas

  • In Death, Book 33
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,182

It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NY to Dallas

  • By Debbie Woodruff on 09-18-11

Fills your time if you have nothing else to do.

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

What did you like best about New York to Dallas? What did you like least?

It was somewhat likeable, but mostly predictable, written in a future time, when there was no reason for it and just did not do anything for me.

Would you recommend New York to Dallas to your friends? Why or why not?

I dont think I would recommend this book to other, since I feel it was a waste of my credit, but I listened to all of it before I judged it.

Any additional comments?

If you find it on the $4.95 sale or 2 for 1 sale, then it might be a good deal. Other than that, don't waste your time.

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,378

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not perfect, but worth a listen.

  • By ShySusan on 10-01-11

Slow Start, great finish

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

Reviewed: 12-20-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It took me a while to get into this book, but it was worth it. I enjoyed it and was sorry it ended when it did. I would recommend this book to others that are into technology, or gaming, or a good terrorist kill plot with the correct ending.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Zula: She was an innocent bystander and though she was caught up in a bad situation, she stood up to it and did something about it when she had a chance.

Which scene was your favorite?

The accidental discovery of a terrorist cell in China.

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

The computer virus that infected a terrorist organization.