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  • Out of the Dark

  • Orphan X, Book 4
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 294

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from the orphanage he called home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Trained as a lethal weapon, he and his fellow recruits were sent round the world to do the government's dirty work. But the programme was rotten to the core. And now the man responsible needs things to be nice and clean. All evidence must be destroyed. That includes Evan. To survive, Evan's going to have to take the fight to his nemesis. There's just one problem with that. Jonathan Bennett is President of the United States, and Evan isn't his only victim. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!

  • By Kemi on 10-02-19

loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

I could listen to the narrator read the phone book. He really brings the story to life. I loved the story and found myself laughing out loud in some parts.
The mix me humour and action is great.

I hope the next book comes out soon. off the find another book narrated by Scott brick now

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdict by Nick Stone

  • By Steven on 29-01-14

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 15-01-19

I could barely put it down. It's a great story and the narrator really brings it to life. He could read the phone book and I would listen.

I couldn't stop listening. Cleared large tracks of time so that I could listen. My oven has never been cleaned so thoroughly ☺

Don't even think just get it, you won't regret it.

  • Hunter-Killer

  • Danny Black, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is a BIG disappointment!!

  • By JEO on 08-10-17

Awful narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I loved book one in this series.The narrator was amazing and the characters sounded realistic and credible.
Book 2 is an utter disappointment and giving up on chapter 5. As the other reviewer said, the narrator makes Danny sound like a thug and his team too. I could not bear it. I'm returning the book and will repurchase once either the narrator for book one narrates this one or another narrator does.
such a shame too, I was really looking forward to the series.

  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overkill

  • By Mark on 31-07-14

Thrilling

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

the story is great and the narrator is amazing. I listened to the whole book over two days.

it's immediately gripping and fast paced throughout.

this is the fifth day phonetic started this series and I'm half way through book 3. if you're a fan of action you won't be disappointed

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Kemi on 22-07-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

this book has been an eye opener particularly with the references to cultural differences. I'd never understood why ppl seemed to misunderstand what I was saying and also the motives behind my saying it.

these things should be taught in schools. it would make life so much easier as we navigate our way around the ever increasing multicultural workplaces.

get the book. it will be immediately useful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kremlin's Candidate

  • Red Sparrow Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

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

It's Ok

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

Reviewed: 15-07-18

Its ok-ish as a conclusion but it wasn't as thrilling as the first two. I guess it may have been because I new it was the last in the current series. I listened to it because I needed to complete the trilogy.

  • Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion

  • By: Dr. Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on more than 60 years of research into the psychology of persuasion, this audiobook reveals many remarkable insights that will help listeners to be more persuasive, both at work and at home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE TIME & MONEY!

  • By Chelle :o)) on 08-06-10

Worth the price

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

Reviewed: 15-07-18

This book is invaluable. Immediately applicable and nice short chapters.

I listened through the first time and now I am listening to make notes.

"Because I want to make copies." I laughed so hard I had to rewind the section. Trust me, when you get to this part of the book you will so get it. Hilarious.

Just get the book. I even got the hard copy before I finished listening to the audiobook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 9: IX (Six Degrees of Assassination)

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

MI5 Chief Counter Terrorism Officer, Alex Cartwright and his partner Ellen Townsend, come a step closer to exposing corruption at the heart of the establishment — and identifying the true killers of John Campbell, Britain's Prime Minister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Sarah H on 19-11-18

loved it! <br />

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

A very good listen. it was intriguing and engaging all the way through.
I listened to it in one go, I kept thinking, "just one more part" and before I knew it I'd listened to the whole thing

off to search for something similar

  • Palace of Treason

  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The sexual objectification in the narrator's voice

  • By Tim Regan on 01-11-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I found it really funny with moments when I laughed out loud. It's a good story and an easy listen.

The narrator was amazing. I'll be listening to more of her work after I listen to book 3.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Red Sparrow

  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a mole at the Russian Intelligence service. Dominika Egorov, is sucked into the heart of Putin's Russia, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA's biggest assets. Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought I had strayed into a cookery book

  • By Eddie on 13-03-18

good listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I loved the book. I listened to it almost non stop.

The recipes did get on my nerves to no end though. What is that even about? I just switched off when the recipes came on or skipped to the next chapter.


I liked the characters and the storyline. I downloaded book two before I'd finished book one. The telling of the story made you want to know what happens next.

The narrator was really good. You could distinguish the difference characters.