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  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,875
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,896

Four US Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Their task was to document the activity of an al Qaeda leader rumored to have a small army in a Taliban stronghold. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. This is the story of the only survivor of Operation Redwing, SEAL team leader Marcus Luttrell, and the extraordinary firefight that led to the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling and authentic story of valor in combat

  • By Michael J Canning on 01-25-14

One event, One survivor, Many heroes.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Read Seal of Honour - Murph's story in Operation Red Wings -
Don't get me wrong. Marcus is equally a Seal of Honour

  • Casey's Warriors

  • Bondmates, Book 1
  • By: Ann Mayburn
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wyles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Lorn Adar has searched more than a lifetime to find his bondmate--the one woman he was born to love and the only woman who can save him from the approaching madness that threatens all unbonded males of his race. When a wormhole opens from his galaxy to Earth and the women who could hold their future, Lorn will do all in his power not only to find his mate but to show her a universe she never knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How long before book 2 comes out in audio?

  • By Kathy on 02-12-15

Warriors ????

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Casey's horn dogs would be a better call, but even that would have been an incorrect .- Did not find the threesome entertaining in any position

  • Strangers

  • By: Barbara Elsborg
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

Kate Snow's had enough of bad boys until a one-way swim in the ocean puts her on a collision course with a man she can’t resist. Charlie Storm has turned being a bad boy into an art form. Already a famous pop star, mega-success in the movie business beckons until his inner demons send him spiraling out of control and right out to sea. The last thing he expects to do before he dies is crash into a suicidal woman. When the worlds of these two strangers collide, their lives take an upward twist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not funny.

  • By Tauna on 10-17-13

I was drowning from page one

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Had that sinking feeling by page two and by the end of chapter two - yeah I trod water and took my bearings - and leaving the characters at the authors mercy , - I swam to shore with the intention of reading the obituary notices for some light relief

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

  • By: Andrew Hodges
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Biography For The Patient Listener

  • By Sara on 02-22-15

No enigma, it is a damned boring book to listen to

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Knew the story through military books but this was the most boring presentation. I nearly sent it back but save that for the worst of the worst.

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and a little scary

  • By Joseph on 11-14-09

WTF

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

They made a movie from this...? I must be getting senile because I had no idea what I was reading about, but kept thinking of George Clooney and persevered until I admit, I waved the white flag.

  • A Gentle Rain

  • By: Deborah Smith
  • Narrated by: Suzy Harbulak
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Touching!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 12-02-13

Gentle Hearts

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

Reviewed: 12-20-14

This is going to be a book I will listen too many times as it has superb characterisation, the narrator is amazing, and the story has romance, mystery, brotherly love, tears and laughter. For those who believe in the power of faith, the ending is (overly) perfect but nothing else would do. Too many favourite characters and special moments to choose from.
Please do yourself a favour and listen to this story. This is an audio book done with such perfection I would never spoil it by reading a hard copy.

  • Hard As It Gets

  • A Hard Ink Novel, Book 1
  • By: Laura Kaye
  • Narrated by: Seraphine Valentine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome, pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too. With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book

  • By Leslie on 12-12-13

Vengence has hard going deep

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

Story had substance, interesting characters with depth and great interaction. The narrator takes this from being a good story to being a fantastic listen. (I will be looking for more of her work). I listened in one sitting - getting only one hours sleep for the night. Have since downloaded the second book which again was not put down until finished. This series has potential to be a favourite for many.

  • The Black Ice: Harry Bosch Series, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,619

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his head in several pieces and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 08-09-08

Harry Bosch - Drug Of Choice

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

Reviewed: 10-26-14

Connelly and Bosch continue to be my drug of choice. Addictive reading/listening. The Police Department is made up of many brotherhoods each making their specialist area's (i.e drug squad, forensics) elitist. Black Ice isn't the first book to show how this attitude can affect the outcome of investigations, but does so in a manner that adds to the characterisation of the major players. The summary tells you the storyline so if you are feeling modicum of interest at that, let me assure you, that the presentation in words and reading makes the story far more compelling.
Great crime story telling, Bosch has street smarts, not a trigger finger, and you feel as if you are riding alongside Harry as he voices his thoughts and observations for consideration.
If you've never read a Harry Bosch novel, this is a great one to start your addiction with Harry.

  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE EQUALIZER is truly worthy of an AWARD!!

  • By shelley on 08-24-14

He retired and that's when the action started.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-14

The story has action, suspense, intrigue, a lonely but charismatic character, more action, more suspense and interesting support characters. Twenty hours of listening, but I did it in one stint because it was impossible to put down.
He walked away from his job with a Govt endorsed but non-recognized organization, which no one walks away from. During his nine months under the radar, he settles into a life where he is in control and answerable to no one. Then he steps in and saves a hooker from being killed by her pimp. That one action starts a chain of events that culminate in him saving the life of the U.S.Secretary of State.
While aspects of the story may be typical of the covert ops action genre, it is enhanced by the special moments when our hero is reconciling his new life knowing his only employable skill is that of a killer.
Great characterization, great story and excellent narration.

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  • Raising Steam

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is like being bitten by a black ribbon vampire

  • By Jacobus on 11-16-13

Raising steam raised little interest

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

Reviewed: 05-26-14

Have read nearly everything Terry Pratchett has written and was looking forward to this book....was disappointed in that I failed to connect with any of the characters and by the fifth chapter found other things to do. Have persevered through another couple of chapters but still nothing to raise my steam.