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  • In Harm's Way

  • The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,490

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Clarence Sparks on 10-22-16

Finally the Truth<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I was deeply sadden by the details of the heroic men of the USS Indianapolis. Clearly
the Navy's admirals insisted belief that someone should be punished for the sinking of Cpt. Mcveigh's ship. Despite their own incompetence and significant failure to admit their part in causing the ship and so many men's death. Those who invorrectly blamed the captain should have been court martialed. God rest the souls of all who served on the USS Indianapolis and gave their lives for our country.

  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,024

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twenty Questions

  • By Toulon Belle on 11-22-15

The Early Days

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

Would you listen to American Assassin again? Why?

Mitch Rapp in the beginning and first assignments stays true to the previous Mitch Rapp series of doing the impossible by enduring the most horrific human beings. How CIA operatives can complete tasks of this nature is well beyond anything normal men and women would be able to live with themselves if they had done any of the terrible things.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Mitch is the most beloved central character and the interplay with Stan, Irene and Stanfield makes a great story.

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

Once you hear George's presentation you know a talented reader that can bring details to life by his pronunciation of each word.

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

One sitting would be ideal but you never really lose your place in the story when you need to stop listening for a period.

  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,203

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • THE very beginning to Stocker's Empire's Corps

  • By Trudy Owens on 10-20-16

so much relates to the future if PC is continuing

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

I could really relate to the main character and our current world trends. Thank goodness the USA is trying to reverse the world order. So many of the books world"a governments seem to be accurately portrayed in this future it makes me believe the author has knowledge of our next 50 years. Highly recommended.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,090
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,771

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Best book I hav eheard

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

What made the experience of listening to Columbus Day the most enjoyable?

This books contains believable episodes and a good deal of humor that is read with a perfect setup and pause for effect. Highly recommend this author & narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Skippy to the rescue

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

Beer can from space

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  • The Forgotten War That Changed American History
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting history - terrible narrator

  • By School Nurse Cindy on 12-08-15

historical facts

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

unfortunately he really shouldn't read his own book for audible as it loses some impact

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,379
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,366

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

TOTALLY FUNNY

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Larry has out done himself in writing a tongue in cheek piece that is current with today's world including elected officials and commercials

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Call to Arms

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203

From Joshua Dalzelle comes the follow-up to the number-one best seller Warship. Captain Jackson Wolfe survived the initial incursion of a vicious alien species into human space...barely. He had assumed the juggernaut that had devastated three Terran systems was the herald for a full invasion, but for the last few years it has been eerily quiet along the Frontier. Jackson now struggles to convince the Confederate leadership the threat is still imminent and needs to be taken seriously.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed both books thus far.

  • By Mark on 01-23-16

only wish the third was available

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Another great story with a realistic characters and numerous battles of all types. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Federation Forged in Fire

  • Koban Volume 5
  • By: Stephen W Bennett
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

When the enemy discovers their hidden home, Mirikami is forced to lead 117 Kobani ships in a desperate attack against 3,000 Krall ships and uncounted warriors. Armed with a 22,000-year-old computer virus, and sheer courage, they must disable every enemy ship and weapon. The last time this tactic was tried against them, the Krall eradicated the entire Olt'kitapi civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great follow-up to the on-going saga.

  • By Daniel McKee on 05-12-17

Another Impossible to Put Down Adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

If you could sum up A Federation Forged in Fire in three words, what would they be?

Stephen Bennett continues to blaze a story tale with Eric Summerer's vocal talents in full detail. Unlike many other books I have listened to this writer and narrator are by far one of my favorites. I only wish the story could continue sooner, but reality is they can only create these works of art so quickly so I will wait until the next in the series is released. Thanks and congratulations to both for another stellar work.

What did you like best about this story?

The ability of the story to progress with new characters and a very realistic enemy.

What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is by far one of the best narrators and adds a color to each character by his vocal shifts and repetitive use of those individual characters voices in rapid exchanges.

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

Yes I would love to listen to the book in it's entirety but life limits how many hours I can listen uninterrupted. I do move to the car and continue the story the best I can as well as when I go to bed until I must turn it off and get some rest.

Any additional comments?

After a couple hundred books I can say Bennett and Summerer are in the top five of all those listened to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Grail

  • Area 51, Book 5
  • By: Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Martin Gollery
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte has paid his dues in battle and in blood. Now assigned to Area 51, he fights the toughest enemy of his career: the alien race who arrived on Earth millennia ago and have returned to claim the planet. Mike has dodged bullets and faced weapons of mass destruction to give humanity another day of reprieve. But when his lover, scientist Lisa Duncan, falls into evil hands, Mike must decide which prize means the most to him - the woman he loves or the legendary Grail.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Martin Gollery (Narrator) should be avoided!

  • By John Fernandes on 04-23-13

Worst Naration

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

A computer voice would have been better than this lifeless narration. I nearly decided to stop the series halfway through. The first book had a good actor reading, while the next three books had a different but acceptable narrator only to change in book five to an unexpected new reader that was the equivalent of a grade school child. Fortunately the rest of the series is narrated by the same person as books two through four.

  • Star Watch

  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

The Craing War is now over... the enemy defeated. As planetary systems around the galaxy try to bring normalcy back to their existence, one thing becomes crystal clear... without the Craing around to keep everyone in line, space has become a far more dangerous place. Admiral Reynolds is compelled to introduce a new stellar over-watch program. With his own career winding down, one of his final directives will be in the formation of a special intergalactic marshaling service... Star Watch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book continues the Scrap yard ship series.

  • By scott rand on 08-10-15

Almost Gave Up

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Would you try another book from Mark Wayne McGinnis and/or L.J. Ganser?

The beginning of the book was so bad I almost pulled the plug - the rock people,,, The balance was was better but not great. The narrator can;t do female voices but has a strong talent in everything else.

If you’ve listened to books by Mark Wayne McGinnis before, how does this one compare?

Compared to previous books this one doesn't quite measure up - disappointing.

Was Star Watch worth the listening time?

I wouldn't recommend this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful