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  • The Equalizer

  • By: Michael Sloan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not often I give 5’s

  • By Pete on 20-03-2019

Not often I give 5’s

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

Several books in one story. Really excellent. Highly recommend and amazing value for money. Enjoyable and solid characters.

  • When the Killer Man Comes

  • Eliminating Terrorists as a Special Operations Sniper
  • By: Paul Martinez, George Galdorisi - contributor
  • Narrated by: Paul Martinez, Nicholas Irving - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan. It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Pete on 06-03-2019

Valuable

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

Great listen. Really enjoyed. Valuable story and of historical significance. So glad Irving talked him into it. To the point and didn't mess around with jargon like most do. 99% of people who buy these books are familiar with the terms already. Recommend for sure.

  • Harden

  • Lee Harden, Book 1
  • By: D.J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

It’s been three years since Lee Harden emerged from his bunker into a world gone mad. Governments have fallen. And new ones have taken their place. In the United Eastern States, Lee and his team of battle-hardened operatives walk a tightrope of survival, keeping their fledgling society safe from the creatures beyond their gates - and from the enemies within. Then, an ambush in hostile territory reveals a traitor in their midst - and leaves Lee barely clinging to life. Wounded and on the run, Lee and his team race to uncover the leak before it’s too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • D.J molles does it again

  • By Patrick on 14-02-2019

Start with the other books.

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2018

I randomly picked this out just browsing and found out it's like the sixth book. I've gone back to the start. Really great story. The moral musing gets a fraction cringy in places, but past that into the action is fairly brutal.

  • Shadow Kill

  • Strike Back, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

The lot of an SAS man is not always a happy one. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CEO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive, the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just so condescending.

  • By Pete on 04-10-2018

Just so condescending.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

I couldn't get past the condescension. In parts it was just insulting to your intelligence and it really was a deal breaker for me. Performance was excellent.

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  • The Ghosts of Belfast

  • By: Stuart Neville
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really great.

  • By Pete on 04-10-2018

Really great.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

Years ago my English teacher gave me "The Sniper" to read. A short story based in the conflict. I remembered that again and came looking for a book from that conflict. I just randomly chose this one. It didn't disappoint. I loved "the followers" concept.

  • The Making of a Massacre

  • By: Audible Original, Ginger Thompson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

[Contains sensitive content] In March 2011, gunmen from one of the most violent drug trafficking cartels in the world swept through a small Mexican border town, leaving behind dozens of disappearances and deaths. This series follows ProPublica's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ginger Thompson as she investigates an instance where America's war on drugs had devastating civilian consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifying.

  • By Pete on 16-07-2018

Horrifying.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2018

Really enjoyed this. Terrifying in its detail and frustratingly tragic in how avoidable the event was. Well written and investigated and really enjoyed the production. I picked Cheech and Danny's voices as well! It was quite eye-opening in how such a criminal take over of a society can affect the innocent bystanders left with no options when those in authority refuse to do their job. I think once you're taking payments or making millions you have no defence. Many should be jailed for failing their community.

Sympathies to the families. Thank you for making this story.

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  • Agent Storm

  • My Life Inside al-Qaeda
  • By: Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-changing decision. He became a double agent and joined the CIA, MI6 and MI5. Filled with hair-raising close calls and deception, Storm's story builds to the climactic finale when he must betray his friend and mentor al-Awlaki - al-Qaeda's biggest threat to the West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible story

  • By Pete on 14-03-2018

Incredible story

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

Reviewed: 14-03-2018

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A story largely unknown in Australia, and absolutely recommend understanding the bigger picture.

What did you like best about this story?

The significance of what Morten did is understated even in the book.

Which character – as performed by Neil Shah – was your favourite?

The narrator was brilliant.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Hard to put down.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

I've got a lot of work to do

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2018

Would you listen to 12 Rules for Life again? Why?

Yes, absolutely would listen and take notes this time.

What did you like best about this story?

Relating complex psychology in layman's terms

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Jordan reading it himself

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's interesting

1 of 2 people found this review helpful