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  • Black Light

  • Bob Lee Swagger, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

On a remote Arizona ranch, a man who has known loss, fear, and war weeps for the first time since he was a child. His tears are for the father taken from him four decades before in a deadly shoot-out. And his grief will lead him back to the place where he was born, where his father died, and where a brutal conspiracy is about to explode.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well written and excellent reading.

  • By Robert on 21-10-17

Very well written and excellent reading.

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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: 21-10-17

Another excellent reading performance by Jon Lindstrom. Very interesting book that suits perfectly his reading style. Highly recommended.

  • Stealing Trinity

  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In the last days of World War II, the Third Reich makes a desperate grab to retrieve its most valuable asset, Die Wespe, a spy buried deep in the Manhattan Project. The man chosen for this mission is Alexander Braun: American born, Harvard educated, and a ruthless killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - highly recommended!

  • By Robert on 22-08-17

Great book - highly recommended!

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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: 22-08-17

I have just finished listening to all three Flight series books and three Assassin series leaving this historical fiction for the last one. To my great surprise this book is at the top Ward level of writing. It has a plot and action with lots of interesting details as the author excels in.
Just read in the news that USS Indianapolis wreck has been discovered at the depth of 5500m. Today the newest Assassin series book is coming to Audible. I'm really happy.

  • Assassin's Silence

  • A David Slaton Novel
  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

When it comes to disappearing, David Slaton has few equals. Police in three countries have written off trying to find him. His old employer, Mossad, keeps no forwarding address. Even his wife and son are convinced he is dead. So when an assault team strikes, Slaton is taken by surprise. He kills one man and manages to escape. Half a world away, in the baleful heat of the Amazon, an obscure air cargo company purchases a derelict airliner. Teams of mechanics work feverishly to make the craft airworthy. On the first flight, the jet plunges toward the ocean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Assassin & flight inspector - finally!

  • By Robert on 15-08-17

Assassin & flight inspector - finally!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

I'm very fond of the Flight series but so far not very much so far of the Assassin ones. However in this book author brings Jammer to the plot! This makes it much more exciting. Ward Larsen is an expert in aviation technical details and very good at plotting action stories. This one is up to the Flight series top level. Oh! and did I mention that this book is excellent!

  • Passenger 19

  • A Jammer Davis Thriller
  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Jammer Davis has spent most of his life investigating aircraft accidents. When a small regional jet disappears over the jungles of Colombia, it is a tragedy like dozens of others he has seen...but for one terrible detail, his young daughter, who was en route to a semester abroad in South America, is listed on the passenger manifest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book in the series.

  • By Robert on 28-07-17

Excellent book in the series.

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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: 28-07-17

Like the other books in the series this one has very interesting plot and is backed up by solid technical knowledge of the author. One of the more interesting books I have a listened this year. Lector as usual does the great job especially with a Spanish accent.

  • Fly by Night

  • By: Ward Larsen
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A top-secret drone crashes in the lawless Horn of Africa. The CIA is prepared to write off the loss, until evidence surfaces that the wreckage of their prized aircraft is hidden in a hangar outside Khartoum's main airport. The hangar is owned by a shady cargo airline that flies ancient DC-3s across Africa and the Middle East. The name of the company does nothing to still concern: FBN-Fly by Night Aviation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid fiction

  • By Robert on 19-07-17

Solid fiction

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

Although this book is a fiction the story is backed up by professional background of the author and therefore very exciting and interesting due to many aviation related details. I enjoyed it a lot.

  • Atomic Accidents

  • A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters; From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Thermonuclear on 17-05-18

Factual and Monotonous but interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

This book describes nuclear accidents in a factual and monotonous Wikipedia-like manner. However the most serious accident in Chernobyl is presented at about 2:20 hours before end of this 16 hours audiobook! This is not proportional to the seriousness of Chernobyl and Fukushima (1:45 before end) accidents.

At the time of writing this review Audible iOS chapters are just numbered and do not correspond with real chapters. Therefore finding specific accidents is impossible.

Despite the above I found this audiobook brook interesting.

  • Do No Harm

  • Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
  • By: Henry Marsh
  • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs

  • By David on 15-07-14

Excellent and brutally honest!

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

Reviewed: 19-06-17

I'm a neuroradiologist with background in neurosurgery. I enjoyed this book very much. It's an excellent listen for both medical and non-medical audience. Highly recommended!

  • Hot Lights, Cold Steel

  • Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
  • By: Michael J. Collins MD
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Michael Collins decided to become a surgeon, he was totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents, Collins felt inadequate and unprepared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great tale of residency.

  • By Nobbby on 20-06-17

Excellent blend of cold medical reality and hot humor!

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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: 18-03-17

Very interesting excellently written book that is understandable by both medical and non-medical audience. Great humor. Harsh medical reality. Great performance of the narrator. One of the best audiobooks I've listened to. Highly recommend. Reminds me of my residency times.

  • Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster

  • By: Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan, David Lochbaum, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe: fail-safes failed, cooling systems shut down, nuclear rods melted.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fukushima inspired political discussion

  • By Robert on 19-02-17

Fukushima inspired political discussion

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

Reviewed: 19-02-17

I was hoping to learn more technical aspects of the accident in order to have my own opinion. Instead it is mostly extensive political discussion with strong emphasis on American authorities. Lector has beautiful voice but occasionally loses comprehension of long sentences that the book generously uses.

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  • Running Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Engle
  • Narrated by: Charlie Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

After a decade-long addiction to crack cocaine and alcohol, Charlie Engle hit bottom with a near-fatal six-day binge that ended in a hail of bullets. As Engle got sober, he turned to running, which became his lifeline, his pastime, and his salvation. He began with marathons, and when marathons weren't far enough he began to take on ultramarathons, races that went for 35, 50, and sometimes hundreds of miles, traveling to some of the most unforgiving places on earth to race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By MR P G JEREMIAH on 21-09-16

Fast moving and very interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

This audiobook moves forward with every sentence. Great performance of the author as a reader. Highly recommend.