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  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,521

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorely Missed the Voice of Mitch Rapp (George Guidall)

  • By james on 09-06-17

no George but still was good

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I thought this was a good book. would of lived it more if George was the narrator but Scott was ok. ready foe the next one.

  • Fool's Quest

  • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705

The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great series, misses the old reader

  • By Andrew on 08-20-15

great book 2 better than the first

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

It started a little slow like the first book. but ended up being one of the better books of all the Fitz books

  • The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of The Wheel Of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,612

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By So Fain on 04-24-10

Just took 10 years to finally make myself listen

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

What did you love best about The Great Hunt?

It started off very slow, I mean very slow. It is not your traditional epic fantasy. That is what I liked most about this book.

Any additional comments?

It has been 10 years that I have tried to get into wheel of time. I kept trying to but could get past the first couple of chapters. I finally told myself I would finish the first book no matter what. I am glad I did once I got past the beginning I couldn't stop listening. So I would recommend this book, but would tell everyone to give it time and you will love it. You will not be let down.

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,602

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Much better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 04-24-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tris was my favorite but she should be everyone's favorite. Four was a close second.

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

I struggle with female readers for some reason, but Emma kept me stuck to the book the whole time. She did a great job.

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

Spoiler: Her mother giving up her life so she could live on. Very moving of how to be brave.

  • A March of Kings

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 2
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 518

A March of Kings takes us one step further on Thor's epic journey into manhood, as he begins to realize more about who he is and what his powers are, and as he embarks to become a warrior. After he escapes from the dungeon, Thor is horrified to learn of another assassination attempt on King MacGil. When MacGil dies, the kingdom is set into turmoil. As everyone vies for the throne, King's Court is rifer than ever with its family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence, and betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was unfinished

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-14

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

What did you love best about A March of Kings?

I love the story line but this part of the book was slow.

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

Wayne does a great job with the books he reads.

  • Sky Raiders

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little scary at first, but a great story!

  • By Shileen on 09-19-14

Kept you entertained

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

Reviewed: 04-20-14

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

I thought it was a great book for kids

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sky Raiders?

Where he never give up on helping his friends

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

No, but i will now

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn)

  • Book II
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620

The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and Masterfully Performed (As always)

  • By Aruna on 08-29-16

Way to finish the book

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

Reviewed: 01-13-14

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

Absolutely I was a little nervous after the first book but this book was very well laid out and covered a lot of gaps from the first one.

What did you like best about this story?

The opening for a whole another direction to take Star Wars books. I will read every Star Wars book Timothy Zahn puts out. I am a huge fan with both Thrawn series.

  • A Quest of Heroes

  • The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 885

A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. An epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hackneyed, *and* repetitive

  • By Samuel on 01-12-14

Bring on the rest of the books

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

Reviewed: 12-03-13

Any additional comments?

I thought it was a well put together book. Very easy to listen to and this story made me question the author a lot. I find that is ok as long as it doesn't take away from the story. I would like to see the rest of the books done and I will get them as soon as they are done. Strange enough I compare this to the Vlad Taltos Series which is very very good series of books.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zahn is simply the best.

  • By Ezekiel on 10-03-13

Not as good as the original series but it is OK

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

Reviewed: 11-10-13

Where does Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is not the best book I have listened to, but not the worst. I expected so much more from this series due to how good the first Thrawn series was.

What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

Marc is a awesome reader of any story and can always listen to him.

Any additional comments?

I like it so far.

  • Sands of Nezza

  • Adventurers Wanted, Book 4
  • By: M. L. Forman
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

After hundreds of years without a true king, the desert land of Nezza is in danger of falling under the rule of a ruthless lord advised by an evil wizard with dark intentions. A desperate cry for help brings Alexander Taylor to this perilous land and sets events in motion that will require him to rescue an old friend from and impenetrable dungeon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Need this one reread

  • By William on 01-18-17

Good Story but took a while to get use to Bray

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

Reviewed: 11-04-13

What made the experience of listening to Sands of Nezza the most enjoyable?

The story was well put together. Forman is a great writer and I would probably read anything he put out there.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sands of Nezza?

Alex coming into being a true wizard and earning respect everywhere he goes.

Which scene was your favorite?

Serpent in the desert

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

3 of 3 people found this review helpful