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  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,254

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

Twenty Questions

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

Reviewed: 11-22-15

Where does American Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Vince Flynn is one of my all time Favorite Authors and American Assassin is one of the BEST of the Series!!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes. This book is unique for the genre. It is not only Exciting it is also Amusing. The "Twenty Questions" section with Stan Hurley is down right Hysterical!

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

George Guidall's narration helps to make the book especially when portraying Stan Hurley

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

My husband and I laughed quite a bit! The Stan Hurley's "20 Questions" scene and when Rapp first meets Greta standout!
Several sections were very entertaining!

Any additional comments?

One of Vince Flynn's best books. My husband and I have listened to it a few times and we are listening to the entire series again in preparation for Flynn/Kyle Mills latest book. Kyle Mills is a decent author and has done a good job subbing for Robert Ludlum. We hope he honors Flynn's memory as well.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Amaury's Hellion

  • Scanguards Vampires, Book 2
  • By: Tina Folsom
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody's emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes. Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he's involved in her brother's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hellion on Wheels, so worth it.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-14-13

Gabriel should use his gift or keep his mouth shut

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

Gabriel could have read Nina's thoughts and the problem of who to trust would have been Solved

Spoiler Alert

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Royal Blood

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,477

Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Adventurous Fun

  • By Dylan on 05-19-16

I would pay to have "Queenie" removed from series

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

Reviewed: 07-25-15

Queenie--Lady Georgie's so called maid is the Most Annoying character in any book I have listened to. Her character adds nothing to the series and I find myself fast forwarding thru her parts. Nobody would put up with such an incompetent servant. Normally a character who is portrayed as "flawed" has some redeeming qualities--unfortunately this one has none.

This book and all of the future books would be greatly enhanced with the removal of this Odious, Incompetent and Annoying creature!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mine to Possess

  • Psy-Changeling Series, Book 4
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Clay Bennett is a powerful DarkRiver sentinel, but he grew up in the slums with his human mother, never knowing his changeling father. As a young boy without the bonds of Pack, he tried to stifle his animal nature. He failed... and committed the most extreme act of violence, killing a man and losing his best friend, Talin, in the bloody aftermath. Everything good in him died the day he was told that she, too, was dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mine to Possess

  • By Listening is Reading on 07-16-18

Worst book in the series

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

Reviewed: 05-13-15

The two main characters have Absolutely NO Chemistry let alone anything in common. It makes for a difficult read. The Only redeeming qualities are the "Continuey" aspect and the Narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Execution Dock

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

On Jericho Phillips' floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, 13-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river. Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. But the miscreant is as wily as he is monstrous, and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of the law.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by the narrator

  • By Marjorie on 05-07-10

Absolutely the WORST Book of the Series!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-14

**Spoiler Alert**
Another Author takes and ruins a character's previous persona. We are supposed to believe that Rathbone who has ALWAYS been Fiercely Loyal to both Monk and Hester NOT only attacks them but goes out of his way to humiliate them just so he can impress his father-in-law (a man he has NO need to impress) to represent an ANIMAL like Jericho Phillips. It makes you despise a character that has always been portrayed as an Honorable person.

Then there is Rathbone's wife Margaret--she has been loyal to Hester and quite frankly owes her own personal happiness to Hester. Now she is portrayed as self righteous B*ITCH!

The court scene where Rathbone rips Hester & Monk apart is ABSOLUTELY REPREHENSIBLE!!!!

What is WRONG with authors and their need to treat listeners like we are stupid. I have listened to all these books but this book is INSULTING!!!!!

And YES the Narrator SUCKS but that is old news.
Please bring back Davina Porter (the BEST female narrator ever) and the only reason I ever discovered this author.



  • Oliver's Hunger

  • Scanguards Vampires, Book 7
  • By: Tina Folsom
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Newly turned vampire and Scanguards bodyguard Oliver has trouble controlling his thirst for blood. Every night is a struggle against temptation, but when Asian beauty Ursula literally falls into his arms, he fears he will lose the battle over his inner demons and succumb to bloodlust. Enslaved by vampires for her special blood, Ursula has just escaped her captors. She's rescued by a handsome stranger, only to realize that he's a vampire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, yummy narrator

  • By K. April Holgate on 12-19-13

Maya's "Apology" to Oliver is a JOKE!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

What would have made Oliver's Hunger better?

Spoilers
If the author had Actually stuck to the story line and the characters she has created.Oliver is a great guy they have known for 3 YEARS but after a measly 2 months as a Vampire nobody believes a thing he says! Maya should have been on her knees groveling for Oliver's forgiveness!!! I rooted for Zane all along but now he who has always drank from Humans can't even treat Oliver with respect. Sort of the pot calling the kettle black!

Has Oliver's Hunger turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but unfortunately it is a necessary "read" to continue the series. Just like JR Ward's book #6 Lover Enshrined of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series--I hated the way the author portrayed Phury but again it was a necessary read so you know what is going on. At least that book had some redeeming qualities unlike this one.Why do authors feel the need to ruin some of their best characters????

Which scene was your favorite?

I like Ursula & Oliver and their relationship is good thing but I don't have a favorite scene

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Ursula & Oliver's relationship.The ONLY other redeeming quality is the narrator!

Any additional comments?

Maya's so called "Apology" to Oliver is a JOKE!!! She should be horsewhipped at least. I now find her character totally Repugnant! Blake is a F***tard of monumental proportions! How can he be related to Quinn??? Zane and Maya's attitudes made my BLOOD BOIL!What was the author THINKING????

  • Sweet Addiction

  • Sweet Series, Book 6
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Caroline Wintour
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Cole is successful beyond his wildest dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there's only one he can't stop thinking about: his childhood sweetheart, Ren. He's never forgotten his first taste of innocent love and the desire that consumed them - or the pain he brought upon her . . .Her long ago brush with submission awakened a longing in Ren that drove her to walk the darker edge of desire. She's become a beautiful woman at ease with her sexuality and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Uhg! Both men in this story were complete idiots!

  • By Malinda on 05-20-16

Definitely the Best of the Sweet Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-18-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Addiction to be better than the print version?

I read the book and have been looking forward to the Audio version and wasn't disappointed

What other book might you compare Sweet Addiction to and why?

Book #2 Sweet Persuasion because Cole, Lucas & Damon are my favorite characters and these were my favorite books of the series.

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

Yes, she is the same as her previous performances. She is an okay narrator, not great but not bad. At least they use the same narrator consistently.

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

SPOILER: When Lucas gives Ren to Cole

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tempted

  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Zoe Winslow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 773

I had everything a woman could want... My husband, James. The house on the lake. My life. Our perfect life. And then Alex came to visit. The first time I saw my husband's best friend, I didn't like him. Didn't like how James changed when he was around, didn't like how his penetrating eyes followed me everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M SHOCKED!

  • By Brandon on 08-04-09

Tempted--NO! Tortured--YES!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

I bought the book before the cover was changed. The Original Cover was Very Explicit and you are lead to believe that this erotic book with a story line. Sounds great Right? Unfortunately, the book is whiny Melodrama with a few sex scenes thrown in.

The book is long drawn out drama about an anniversary party for Anne's parents. NOTHING happens, in this book, but we do learn all about Anne's marriage, her alcoholic father, her dysfunctional family and her inability to deal with her mother-in-law.

I kept reading hoping it would get better, and sometimes it did but then it would go back to dysfunctional alcoholic crap and ruin it.

I enjoy erotic novels to escape reality!! Not to listen about other people's problems.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,316

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Robert on 05-24-13

This Great Story deserves a Better Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-10-11

I read this book several years ago and was thrilled to find it in Audible format. My only complaint is the Narrator. Kevin Pariseau provides a monotone narration and ALL the voices sound the same--even the male & female voices sound the same. It's a long book which in my opinion is a good thing but you need a talented narrator to keep your interest. With this narrator I often find my wandering.

This is a great story and deserves to be read by a great narrator (such as John Lee or Simon Vance) that could do it justice.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The King's Coat

  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

It is 1780, and 17-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of naval discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding - rather unexpectedly - that he is a born sailor, equally at home with the randy pleasures of the port and the raging battles on the high seas. But in a hail of cannonballs comes a bawdy surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Sex, Swords, Sailing Ships"

  • By Andrew on 05-16-10

Wish ALL Alan Lewrie Series was Available on Audio

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

Reviewed: 11-02-11

The Alan Lewrie series is extremely interesting & addictive. His peronal life might be a diaster but his Professional Life is where he Shines!
I am a woman & some people might assume female readers would take exception to the character's behavior. I don't fault the character for his supposed "Inappropriate" behavior--I try to look at the big picture from realistic stand point and from that I can appreciate the cirumstances. Like I said before--his Professional Exploits are what makes the book!

To me the important thing is getting the job done and when it comes time to kick arse and take names--that is exactly what our hero does and he does with such a flare that you want him to do it againa and again!!

My only Complaint is that several books are NOT available on Audible. It is my Strongest Hope that the remaining books will be made available SOON. And it goes without saying that the books Must continue to be narrated by John Lee--nobody else could do justice to Captain Alan Lewrie.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful