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  • The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

  • By: Hannah Tinti
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter, Loo, to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife's hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother's mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past - a past that eventually spills over into his daughter's present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A literary work with a plot line

  • By Truth Speaker on 05-09-17

Murder is okay

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I found this book to be a little strange in that the main character kills people but is portrayed as a good guy. The ending was hard to believe and it was probably done so a sequel could be written. There were a number of sub plots that eventually tied together but until the end it was difficult to understand how it would be done.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Most Dangerous Place

  • A Jack Swyteck Novel
  • By: James Grippando
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, coming to Miami for his young daughter's surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith's wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grippando puts the suspense in the courtroom.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 02-24-18

Chilling

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

If you start this book you will not stop listening to it. It is complex, twisty and at times tragic, but the ending is worth the effort. The narrator does an excellent job with each character.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904

It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Faith In The Series - Cyber Terrorism & Islamic State

  • By Derek on 12-07-16

Excellent story and reader

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Fast paced and twisty. Makes you want to get to the next chapter. The detail of the military equipment is amazing.

  • The Sympathizer

  • A Novel
  • By: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Narrated by: Francois Chau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,597

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2016. It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Great Vietnamese Novel(Port)Nguyen's Complaint

  • By Joe Kraus on 03-31-16

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

This book has some of the most descriptive language I have ever heard. The story is disturbing, rough and at times graphic but powerful. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the use of words to describe things and events.

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,885
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,897

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Keeps one guessing.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Excellent thriller in which the ending is beyond one's reach. Great character development showing each character's true self.

The reader was wonderful giving individual voices to each character making the listening very enjoyable.

Not much not to like.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fives and Twenty-Fives

  • By: Michael Pitre
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Jay Snyder, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

It’s the rule - always watch your Fives and Twenty-Fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and Twenty-Fives marks the measure of a marine’s life in the road repair platoon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PASSIONATE INSIGHT INTO WAR AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

  • By lynn on 01-15-15

Good story but..

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

The story is told thru different characters during and after their enlistment which made it difficult to follow the story line. I needed a list of the characters and what they were to the story. I guess the only word to describe the book is Disjointed. With that said I will listen to it again to see if my first impression was wrong.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Auschwitz Escape

  • By: Joel C. Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,256

A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging novel of Nazi horrors

  • By Mark on 02-26-18

Fabulous book

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

Christopher Lanes narration was fantastic it brought the story to life. The story itself is compelling and difficult to put down.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Kind Worth Killing

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Karen White, Kathleen Early, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,846

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start - he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit - a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kind Worth Killing - A Book Worth Getting

  • By AudioAddict on 08-23-15

Interesting and twisting

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Lots of twists and turns as Kittner goes about getting even. Her calm demeanor disguises her vicious nature. The ending leaves open for a sequel or the story can end without one and you can develop your own ending for her.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Cold Heart

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474

Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Tami Hoag book I've had

  • By April on 01-27-15

Very good story that will keep your attention

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

This is not writing that will last the ages, but it is a good read that will keep your attention and keep you guessing. A good plot with a twist that resolves a key point in the story. Characters are pretty well developed and the connections are easy to follow.

  • Marine Sniper

  • 93 Confirmed Kills
  • By: Charles Henderson
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 957

There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has been only one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legend of Marine lore. He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines. His record has never been matched: 93 confirmed kills. This is his story. Powerful, chilling, and all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • history at its best

  • By sheridan on 03-27-08

Riveting

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Marine Sniper to be better than the print version?

Yes. It makes you feel like you are right there with the characters

What did you like best about this story?

The bravery and cunning of the main character.

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

When they were out on patrol and in hiding waiting to shoot the general.

Any additional comments?

An excellent read/listen. Keeps your attention throughout.