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R. BARBER

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  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Russian counterintelligence chief Colonel Dominika Egorova has been a recruited asset of the CIA - stealing Kremlin secrets for her handler, Nate Nash - for over seven years. In the dazzling finale of the Red Sparrow trilogy, their forbidden and tumultuous love affair continues, mortally dangerous for them both but irresistible. In Washington, a newly installed administration is selecting its cabinet members. Dominika hears whispers of a closely held Kremlin operation to place a mole in a high intelligence position.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a better reader

  • By I. A. Wright on 10-03-18

Too many flaws, to be plausible

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

as the book went on it, it became more and more implausible, which was disappointing. The recipes in a book can be ignored, not in an audiobook....

still well told and if you suspend logic is a good yarn

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 879

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By sara on 18-04-18

a little sanctimonious but...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-18

Overall an excellent read. Comey's narrative about leadership as the backdrop to trump is clever.

The nuance to the crucial Clinton question that he fails to address is that although he had 2 options: conceal or be transparent, he left out one crucial element, the likelihood of there being a smoking gun having already reviewed 30k of emails.

For all his protestations it still appears that his team where on a witch hunt for the secretary of state.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci's Decker Full of Aces!

  • By Simon on 22-04-16

fast paced, lacking realism in places

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-16

A very enjoyable listen, however some of the clues were too broadcast and the story lacked realism in a number of areas