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  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,526

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greaney sets the bar even higher.

  • By JACKIE on 02-17-17

The Gray Man - My Hero. I Love Him.

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I love the Gray Man. Where can I find him in my life? Seriously, it is amazing how he survives his adventures.
I guess I would recommend these books to anyone who likes the fast action and a good story. A little sexual tension thrown in there to boot. I look forward to the next book always.

  • Ashley Bell

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,013

Who is Ashley Bell? From number-one New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz comes the must-listen thriller of the year, perfect for listeners of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truthful review

  • By Christina on 01-11-16

No point.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

I kept thinking that this book was eventually going to show me a reason for me taking the time to listen to it. That never came.

Maybe I am intellectually challenged, but to me, I was reading about someone on a bad acid trip. I just didn't get the book.

  • Life Itself

  • A Memoir
  • By: Roger Ebert
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roger Ebert Life Itself

  • By MERCEDES on 12-04-11

Inspiring read.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

If you could sum up Life Itself in three words, what would they be?

Life is short.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Roger Ebert, of course. Roger Ebert critiqued his last movie. That movie being, his life.

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

Roger Ebert reviews his last movie.

Any additional comments?

This was a good read. Boy, some people has such interesting lives. My life is so little compared to some folks.

  • Existence

  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 910
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 813

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will its universe envelop you?

  • By Andreas Henriksson on 07-20-13

Author's mind kept me going to the end.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. This was a grueling read. My mind couldn't keep up with who was who and what was happening. I know the author has a brilliant mind and this book was his way of relating what this world would be like in the future.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Existence?

One of the characters had only her mind left after an accident. She was given an artificial body and her mind was somehow made part of this new body.

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

No.

Did Existence inspire you to do anything?

It made me think about the notion that our world exists solely through the perception of the observer. The book tries to get your mind around this belief about what reality really is.

Any additional comments?

I heard a David Brin interview. He has a genius mind. I wanted to hear more about his ideas, that's why I bought the book. But, it turned out to be a long, grueling read. My mind just isn't equipped to process his information.

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  • Better Homes and Hauntings

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,233

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harper offered up a simple, entertaining tale that

  • By kimbacaffeinate on 07-16-14

This is a good love story for A TEENAGER.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-14

Would you try another book from Molly Harper and/or Amanda Ronconi?

No. The reviews say Molly Harper is a great writer and I went on those recommendations when I bought this book. This story is light, fun and entertaining, but for a teenager, not adult fiction. I was so disappointed.

The narrator did a good job, for what it was.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Better Homes and Hauntings?

Probably in the beginning when I thought I was going to listen to a really good story that entwined spirits, ghosts and life after death experiences. But, alias, NOT!

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

Not that I remember. She really did a good performance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, that I wasted a credit on this book.

Any additional comments?

Probably won't take a chance on another Molly Harper book.:-(

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  • The Profiler's Daughter

  • Sky Stone, Book 1
  • By: P. M. Steffen
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great find

  • By Chris Culkeen on 03-14-14

Can't wait until the next book

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

Reviewed: 04-28-14

Where does The Profiler's Daughter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks among the top of my list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sky Stone. She was what the story was about. If I don't like the main character, I am not going to like the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Sky getting ready for the Carnival ball and me hearing about the dress and the designer's story.

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

The end.It left you wanting to read book 2 right away.

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  • Command Authority

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817

There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fine and fitting send-off for Tom Clancy

  • By Robert on 01-12-14

I found this book boring.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I couldn't get involved with the story because of the constant back and forth of the past and the present times. It was too confusing for me to keep it all straight.

What do you think your next listen will be?

A romance!

Which character – as performed by Lou Diamond Phillips – was your favorite?

None of the characters had any excitement to them.

Any additional comments?

I have never read Tom Clancy before, but because Mark Greaney and the Gray Man were such a favorite of mine, I expected this book to be more action packed and to have super heros. There were none. If there are any Gray Man fans out there, I suggest you pass on this book.

  • Locked In

  • A Sharon McCone Mystery
  • By: Marcia Muller
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by Locked-In Syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body's prison and discover her attacker's identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Perspective

  • By Me & My Girls on 04-21-14

too Tame for Me

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

Reviewed: 07-07-13

Would you try another book from Marcia Muller and/or Deanna Hurst?

This was my first book by this author. I will not try another book. I was so disappointed. The reviews were so good. Has anyone who reviewed read Baldacci, Patterson, Grisham and Susan Brown's Chill Factor?

Oh my goodness, this book was more like reading a Nancy Drew novel. It just was too tame for me.

What could Marcia Muller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I want more suspense, more strategy, more romance, more sex.

Which character – as performed by Deanna Hurst – was your favorite?

The characters had no color, no spice, no zing.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was just so disappointed in how dull the book was.

Any additional comments?

It was interesting to learn about the Locked-In syndrome. I could have read about it in Wikipedia and saved myself $14.95.

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  • The Source Field Investigations

  • The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations behind the 2012 Prophecies
  • By: David Wilcock
  • Narrated by: David Wilcock
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764

A stunning synthesis of hidden science and lost prophecies, The Source Field Investigations exposes many great secrets: DNA transformation, consciousness science, wormholes, stargate travel, sacred geometry, ancient conspiracies, multidimensional time, the Maya calendar, and a stunning new model of galactic energy fields triggering mental, biological, and spiritual evolution.More than two million people have seen David Wilcock’s incredible tour of the 2012 prophecies in his Internet documentary, The 2012 Enigma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The science behind Fringe

  • By Jay on 08-25-13

Mind Challenging

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

Reviewed: 04-28-13

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

No. But that is because I don't have any friends that would be interested in this subject matter. The subject matter is very mind expanding.

What other book might you compare The Source Field Investigations to and why?

The Seth Materials.

Which character – as performed by David Wilcock – was your favorite?

n/a

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

It made me think. I had to play each section over and over for my mind to wrap around what he was talking about.

Any additional comments?

David Wilcock is a very brilliant scientific thinker. He is doing the work of Edgar Casey, if Edgar Casey were still living today.

This is a book I will listen to over and over again. I don't think anyone can grasp the information that David is conveying in one read.

I would say that this book should be bought in Kindle form as well.








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