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  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

not the best in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Lee Child is one of my favorite authors, but at this point I wish he would move on from Reacher novels and and create a new character. This novel drags, pure and simple.

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  • War of the Wolf

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

While Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be king of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the End

  • By Nicole Porter on 10-04-18

not as good as the rest of the series

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Still enjoyable, but I think that this series should have ended at the last book.

  • Choosers of the Slain

  • Paladin of Shadows, Book 3
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

Lust, Vengeance and Non-stop Action.

Mike Harmon's commando-quality retainers agree: their leader, code-named Ghost, is a peculiar one. An ex-Navy-SEAL, there is no stronghold he cannot penetrate, no target he can't take out. But Ghost is also a man struggling to keep the animal inside at bay and his twisted sexual desires satisfied with a rock-hard integrity and incredible force of will. Now Harmon and his militia have been hired to rescue the daughter of a powerful political mover in America, kidnapped into the Eastern Europe sex trade.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • puerile and ridiculous

  • By Clayton on 09-23-18

puerile and ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I expected a good yarn with its quotient of sex and violence, but for Ringo, every woman is a whore and every Muslim deserves painful death. His non-stop demonization of all things liberal and Democrat is astonishing and offensive.

  • Flashman and the Seawolf

  • Adventures of Thomas Flashman
  • By: Robert Brightwell
  • Narrated by: Henry Clore Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

This book introduces Thomas Flashman, whose career covers the Napoleonic and Georgian era. This first book covers his adventures with Thomas Cochrane, one of the most extraordinary naval commanders of all time. From the brothels and gambling dens of London, through political intrigues and espionage, the action moves to the Mediterranean and the real life character of Thomas Cochrane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Novel

  • By Jean on 09-20-17

truly excellent!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

very informative, well researched, and entertaining ! I look forward to the other books in the series

  • Rise and Kill First

  • The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations
  • By: Ronen Bergman
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 25 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

The news-breaking inside account of Israel's state-sponsored assassination programs, from the man hailed by David Remnick as "arguably [Israel's] best investigative reporter."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By Ari Safari on 02-09-18

utterly extraordinary!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Hard to say what is most amazing, the access this author had to secrets, his writing talent, or the stories and history he shares. maybe it's his humanism, the acknowgement of the terrible prices that have been paid by Israel and its enemies alike...

  • Empire

  • How Britain Made the Modern World
  • By: Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red, and Britannia ruled not just the waves but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great listen - What a History Lesson

  • By Dorothy on 11-04-17

overall, excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Fine, meticulous scholarship. Oddly, spends very little time on the process of decolonialisation and seems to blame it mostly on the US, as if nationalism and the Cold War were not major factors. Other major gaps exist, too much to put into one review...

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,400

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

ridiculously complicated

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I definitely struggled to finish this. Too many characters, a villain with zero back story, a plot it took all my concentration to figure out...

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,363

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Court Gentry, baby & diaper bag hmmmm...

  • By shelley on 02-21-18

a little disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I'm a huge mark greaney fan, so I wish I could write a happier review. the plot is too long, convoluted and unrealistic and is only saved by greaney's matchless ability to write gripping action scenes...

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  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764

In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story beautifully read

  • By Karen on 01-30-14

astounding!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

As fine and ambitious a novel that has been written in many years. painful, moving, funny, deeply personal. the writer narrates masterfully.

  • Fools and Mortals

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft, and a silver tongue. As William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring, and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TRULY astounding narration!

  • By Clayton on 01-14-18

TRULY astounding narration!

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

As always, Bernard Cornwell writes a fine story, although this time without his trademark battle scenes. What makes pop, though, was some of the best narration I have heard in over 4,000 audiobooks!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful