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John C. McGinnis

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  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,544

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like The Stand you’ll wonder why you didn’t just re-read that

  • By Kit C on 12-20-17

Finished Strong

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Wasn't sure I'd like it, but once I got in to the story it got me hooked.

  • Code Girls

  • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
  • By: Liza Mundy
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just released, about 80% through this story

  • By Roobah Fox on 10-11-17

Wow I Learned a lot

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Now there was a book anybody would enjoy . informative and very entertaining. I think this should be required reading for anyone in the armed forces or government service. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all these American Heros.

  • The Cuban Affair

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,120

Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the army as an infantry officer, with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun read with a continuous build, ok finish

  • By Virgil on 09-22-17

As Usual - Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

It's an easy choice when you see a DeMille/Brick combination available - you just buy it.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, 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
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

Absolutely Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

This account is THE BEST and "can't put it down" account of WWII. I have never enjoyed completely and learned so much. These two books "Winds of War" & War and Remembrance" absolutely should be sold as a set. Worth triple the price as well as the time invested. Combining some fictional characters with real ones interlaced with actual time lines and events increases the enjoyment and significance of this remarkable account of the most significant event in human history. Well Done!! Kevin Pariseau's performance is the best I've heard to date - definitely 5 STARS!

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Grabs you right from the beginning. I really enjoyed the character development and Scott Brick always delivers an outstanding performance.

  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,870

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This one will get me hooked on the series. Glad there are some follow up books.

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,416

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Emily - Audible on 07-17-15

Tough to review

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

It took me a long time to get into this book, but once hooked I was in for the duration. I really don't like Joe, but this sick person has to be followed. The logic he uses defies description, and it was tragically easy to follow. I thought it would end in a different way (I think my way would have been more sinister). Regardless I haven't read a book that SCREAMS to become a movie more than this one.

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Lot's of Twists and Turns

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

I enjoyed the story and especially the development of the characters. The ending was surprising but it's development you could follow. Brought together well. If you're a mystery junkie like me you'll enjoy this one.

  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,446

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh - Only Ok if You Like Cheese

  • By Michelle Harder on 06-26-17

Great Interwoven Story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

One plot that develops into great parallel subplots and then recombines into a great story. Jonathan Davis' subtle vocal inflections keep the characters distinct and engaged. Plan on checking out more Sandra Brown stories.

  • When

  • By: Victoria Laurie
  • Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is your death day?

  • By Martina Dalton on 05-07-17

Really Different

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

I was tempted by the short summary - and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the story. The ending was not what I expected, but I liked it better. Begs for a follow up book