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  • Order to Kill

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brief but entertaining

  • By Rod Swift on 21-10-2016

Brief but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 21-10-2016

I figure this will appeal to those fans of previous Mitch Rapp novels. I found it entertaining in parts, and as I started getting right into it the book finished. Maybe there will be more later, the other half? Makes sense to charge 1 credit for half if you can... I'll be going back to full length reads after this one.

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  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 665

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Motivation in a book!!

  • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

Amazing person

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2015

I'm amazed by how much Arnold Schwarzenegger has managed to pack into his life. A truly inspirational man. Well worth reading this book.

  • High Heat

  • A Jack Reacher Novella
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Thriller master Lee Child presents an exclusive ebook novella about the teenage Reacher. July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York on his way from South Korea to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, fires are raging in the Bronx, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose. Reacher meets a woman with a problem, and agrees to help her... and then the power grid fails and the lights go out, plunging the lawless city that never sleeps into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok early Reacher but very short

  • By Rod Swift on 03-07-2015

Ok early Reacher but very short

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2015

Beware, if you don't feel good about buying less than half a book at full price then don't buy this one. I'm a little disappointed with what I received for my monthly credit...

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  • A Wanted Man

  • Jack Reacher 17
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of his best

  • By Hugh on 03-05-2015

Another good Reacher read

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2015

This wasn't my favourite Reacher story but I did still enjoy the twists and turns in A Wanted Man. Looking forward to next month when I start the next in the series...

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,059

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start, pretty good overall

  • By Rod Swift on 16-02-2015

Slow start, pretty good overall

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2015

The different narrators helped to bring the story to life. An entertaining read on my daily train commute through the suburbs...

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