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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Surprisingly good...

I'm always hesitant about Paul Levine's books. Most are very good but some not so good. After reading the positive review by Wayne (Mathews, NC) I thought I would give it a try. So glad I did. Thanks!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Over too soon!!! Leaves you wanting more!

This is a very good very short story that makes me want more.
The new Vice President's son slips away from his protection with his friend. They head off to Mexico and are kidnapped very shortly after. Just so happens that Dewey is in Mexico. Kind of makes you feel sorry for the kidnappers!
Fast paced, felt like I started the story and it was over. Can't wait for Bloody Sunday, Coes next book due out July 31!
Ari Fliakos does a great job narrating.
RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Super smart procedural with a touch of sarcasm...

This is the second book in the Nils (Shap) Shapiro series. Although I enjoyed the first book more, I do think this is also an excellent book.
This book has two teenage girls go missing. One 17, the other 18. The police treat the two cases different because the 17 year old is considered a run away because of her age. Meanwhile the 18 year old is considered a missing person , again because of her age. Then the 18 year old is found dead in a cave. When Nils goes to see the girl in the cave he receives an arrow (designed for hunting large game) through his shoulder. Someone doesn't want him looking for the other girl.
This book takes place in Minnesota, in a town that lives for ice hockey. There are lots of town secrets and more hunters then can be counted. I like the quirkyness of the area and the author's use of sarcasm when describing some of the area traits (and characters). Just keep in mind how much trouble one teenager can cause.
MacLeod Andrews does a fantastic job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Nerve wracking!!!!

Michael Swann is in Penn Station. He's is on the phone with his wife (Julia) who is home with their two kids in Pennsylvania when there is an explosion and the line goes dead.
Julia fakes a phone call to Michael for her kids sake, she doesn't want them to worry. But she is frantic. Julia tries to get into the city but all entrances and exits have been closed. The authorities believe this is a terrorist attack. Julia is convinced that Michael is dead.
Michael regains consciousness He has no clue who he is. While wandering he finds a phone in his pocket, it shows a missed call from Julia. The name sounds like it should mean something but he has no idea what the phone's password is.
Then Julia gets a call from the police. He on a list of missing people. Then he's on a list that includes people responsible for this act.
This story plays out through narratives by both Julia and Michael. Julia recalls when and how they met and fell in love, their first argument, their engagement, their kids and more.
Michael in the meanwhile is clueless. He's wandering the city, he doesn't remember the explosion and he has a head injury. He's bleeding and carrying a case he doesn't know if it's his or someone else's but refuses to let go of it. He's totally unaware that Homeland Security has been looking for him. They think he may be responsible for the blast, he's wandering the city acting strange and carrying this case that he's protecting...
Julia doesn't think Michael had anything to do with it but is frantic to find him before the authorities do.
Will Damron narrates this book perfect. Damron is excellent with differentiating voices including the female characters.
This book keeps the tension high and and I could feel the anxiety from Julia.
The writing is excellent, the characters are fleshed out and believable. The story is plausible.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

The bodies just pile up in this one!

This is an excellent sequel to The Body Reader. Anne Frazier has done a wonderful job really fleshing out the characters. She's given the protagonists (Jude and Uriah) very interesting, very damaged and believable personalities ).
This is a very dark story involving multiple gruesome murders. They are described with some details but not so much to discourage the readers who may have an aversion to this.
This is part of a series and although it can be read as a stand alone I would suggest listening to these books in order. There are reasons the characters are unique and more information is provided in the first book that may make future books more interesting. Also, the relationship between Jude and Uriah evolves and it's nice to have a starting point.
Emily Sutton-Smith does an outstanding job narrating. In my opinion she is one of the best female narrators.
If you have kindle unlimited this book is FREE!!!
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Maden pulls off another WOW Jack Jr book!

This is an outstanding addition to the Jack Ryan Jr. series. This is written by Mike Maden. I prefer the books written by Maden and Greaney.
In this book Jack Jr. is being sent to what was formerly Yugoslavia. A company there has hired Hendley's company to handle some financial work for them. Being a financial analyst Jack is the obvious choice.
When Jack's mother hears he's going there she asks him to deliver a letter to a young woman, if he can find her. She had treated her as a child when she was injured in the civil war between Sarajevo and Bosnia.
When he finished his work for Hendley but before going to Sarajevo he is attacked by a woman with a cooler chest filled with dry ice. She also has a bone saw. Jack breaks a few bones and knocks her out. She was a hired killer tasked with getting his head. She's been hired by a powerful group called the Iron Syndicate. They want to start a Third World War.
While in Sarajevo after finding the woman and becoming infatuated with her he learns that the woman sent to kill him has herself been killed.
Wow! The twist and turns in this book come one after another.
The writing is excellent as well as the character development. The plot is intense and extremely fast paced. This kept me listening from the time I started until THE END!!
Scott Brick is one of the absolute best and as expected did a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Even better then the first...

This book is as good if not better than the first (Target Omega) book in the Mike Garin series. Although you don't have to, I would suggest listening to these in order since this book picks up where the previous book ended.
In this second book Mike Garin's nemesis is back. In the previous book Garin thwarted an attempt to set off an Emp. Unfortunately the bad guy (Toras Bor) got away. Now he's back with more funding, more men under his leadership and wicked plans he intends to inflict on the people of the US. His only fear is that Garin will intervene once again. Multiple groups of men including one called the Butcher are sent after Garin who is both the hunter and the hunted. This book is a good vs evil, America vs the Russians.
Paul Michael does a much better job narrating this book then the previous.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Good start to a new series...

Peter Kirsanow is an author I've never heard of until recently. I came across this book after checking out listener pages of people I used to follow. I must say again how much I dislike the way Audible has redone the new listener page. I have written them and would like to suggest that others do so as well, maybe if they get enough complaints they will change this new format. One can only hope!
Anyway, back to the book. The few people who have left reviews have written absolutely glowing comments praising his book. Being almost obsessed with the mystery/thriller genre getting this was only a question of when.
The publisher's summary gives a good overview. This 13 1/2 hour book is so much more. The summary makes this sound like so many others in this genre and in a way it is. This is kind of interesting because through flashbacks he tells a story of how he came to be a fearless, Boy Scout terrorist killer.
Very enjoyable and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Pretty good story, plenty of action!

Byron Tibor aka Mike Roberts is living in a small West Virginia town, Winter's Rage. For anyone who hasn't read/listened to the previous two books, Tibor used to be in the Special Forces. He was an experiment , implant in his head enhances his abilities and makes him fearless. The US government wants him back so he lives off the grid
He's found a small town he thinks he could call home. He's been working for Wayne, a 70 year old man living alone in the mountains. His daughter has returned home with her two young children, a monkey on her back (drug addiction) and three hired killers working for a drug cartel looking for her.
There is plenty of action, lots of snow and white outs and a pretty decent story. I enjoy Sean Black, especially his Ryan Locke series. I've never heard of Steven Savile before but if he contributed to this series I will look for him in the future.
This series reminds me very much of the Jason King novels by Matt Rogers.
Grant Pennington does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Fast paced Action very entertaining.

J. B. Turner has written the start to a new series that I think will be another winner. If you like the John Reznick series I think you will like this one also.
The protagonist in this book is Nathan Stone. He's a ghost. Used to work for the CIA but was thought to have been killed. Instead he got a new face and now works for the Commission. The Commission isn't government, it's former black ops working for a group of wealthy men. They've come up with a list of people whose interests oppose theirs and they want them killed. Stone is one of the men tasked with carrying out the killings but something's gone wrong and now the Commission wants him out of the way also.
With John Reznick's skills if not his aversion to collateral damage Stone is out for blood.
This book is fast paced with plenty of action although a little predictable. Still very entertaining.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating.
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