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Virgil Perryman

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  • Birth of an Assassin

  • By: Rik Stone
  • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Amidst a murky underworld of flesh-trafficking, prostitution, and institutionalized corruption, elite soldier Jez Kornfeld is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the details and character development excellent

  • By Virgil Perryman on 09-06-18

the details and character development excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

the careful details and understanding the environment is incredible. Excellent character development without losing the exciting action. Slow to start but hang on the pace increases exponentially.

  • Emergence

  • The Dark Tide Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Dayne Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Dan Carroll
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

They came from deep space. They came to destroy humanity. Two thousand years ago, bloodthirsty aliens called the Krai'kesh devastated the world of Tar Ebon. Humanity almost perished. Now they're back to finish the deed. But now the Federation is prepared. Now they fight back.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible simple don't waste your money l

  • By Virgil Perryman on 09-04-18

terrible simple don't waste your money l

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

it was such a disappointment I must share a warning to anyone thinking about buying this audio book

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  • Cloud Atlas

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,365

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed often with the kindly Mr. Cavendish

  • By Aaron on 08-23-12

don't be deceived by the movie

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

the story is a lesson and the concept is so pertinent for the world especially the place were popularism is replacing logic and reason.

  • The Gripping Hand

  • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,257

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sequel to "The Mote in God's Eye"

  • By Ken on 01-14-13

fantastic new theme

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

two great writers have collaborated to create a marvelous tales with stories within stories to create a mist intriguing tale.

  • Mortal Sin

  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter has a dangerous conflict of interest. He's sleeping with Gina Florio...and defending her mobster husband in court for the wrongful death of an environmental activist. The homicidal Nick Florio has hatched a scheme deep in the Florida Everglades that oozes corruption, blood, and money. One false move, and Jake will be gator bait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lassiter is Stuck

  • By BillAmazon Customer on 12-30-17

great narration good story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

the narration was brilliant and the story was compelling. Truly enjoyed the experience. Plan to follow this author.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,959

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

the other side of the "looking glass"

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

tedious at first, but as you continue into the story it become so intense you can't stop listening

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,622

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bureaucratic time travel with an eye for details

  • By Matthew on 07-14-17

long but great book

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

a very intriguing twist on the time travel concept and witches. Never viewed magic this way before either. The narrative was superlative and for a very long book it captivated your attention from beginning to end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Icarus Agenda

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term of office quietly—when a political mole reveals to the world Kendrick's deepest secret: that Kendrick was the anonymous man in Masqar, the man who courageously freed the hostage held in the American embassy by Arab terrorists; the unknown hero who performed an act of outrageous daring then silently disappeared. Now, suddenly, Kendrick is a living target pursued by the terrorists he outwitted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Politician or not. A real hero.

  • By Lawrence on 05-01-13

Scott needs to brush up on Arabic pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

A long but great story, the only distraction is badly pronounced Arabic, with a little time invested Scott could have gotten it to a point where it was not totally inaccurate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,805

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

outstanding

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

this book joins the best story and narrative of the past three years and perhaps the one of the top 10 audio books I have experienced
please continued the excellent writing and more than excellent narration
the story is compelling until the end. the
narration is so realistic you almost see as well as hear the story

  • Terminal Justice: Mystery and Suspense Crime Thriller

  • By: Lyle Howard
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Most terminally ill patients spend their last days and hours sharing that most precious time with their families and friends. In Lyle Howard's new pulse-pounding thriller, Terminal Justice, terminally ill patients spend their last few hours tracking down murderers and felons who have walked free on technicalities or horrible miscarriages of justice. Then the patients become violent avengers - killing the murderers in explosive suicide bombings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Virgil Perryman on 01-26-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

nice concept and with enough mystery that even the best arm chair detective will have a challenge to guess the ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful