This is a list of books that promises to provide a thrill ride of fast paced action and adventure.
Liars and Thieves by Stephen Coonts
Read by Richard Hauenstein. Reading time 10 hours 43 minutes.
CIA agent Tommy Carmellini stumbles upon a massacre at a safe house. Three escape: Tommy, a beautiful translator, and Russian defector Mikhail Goncharov. Evading assassins and the FBI, Tommy locates Jake Grafton of America (RC 53012) for help. Strong language and some violence. 2004.
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Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy
Read by David Hartley-Margolin. Reading time 25 hours 14 minutes.
Jack Ryan Jr., son of the former president, and his cousins, from The Teeth of the Tiger (DB/RC 56873), belong to a covert intelligence group. Their mission is to capture an Islamic militant, known as the Emir, who is planning an attack inside America. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
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In the Company of Heroes by Michael J. Durant
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 12 hours 44 minutes.
Retired army pilot recounts his harrowing POW experience in Somalia after his Blackhawk helicopter was downed during a 1993 mission to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. He describes being attacked by a mob, imprisoned, interrogated, and finally released after eleven days. Introduction by the author of Black Hawk Down (RC 48028). Strong language. 2003.
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Medusa: A Novel from the NUMA Files by Clive Cussler
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 13 hours 42 minutes.
Kurt Austin, project director for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, heads a deep-sea expedition during which a manned bathysphere is attacked. Austin and his colleagues link the incident to a Chinese criminal organization, a deadly influenza outbreak, and biomedical research involving a rare jellyfish species. Some violence. Bestseller. 2009.
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Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
Read by Steven Carpenter. Reading time 21 hours 45 minutes.
1968-1972. Former cop Wayne Tedrow Jr. oversees the construction of Mafia casinos in Central America. Meanwhile FBI agent Dwight Holly executes Hoover's crusade against black militants and left-wingers, especially shadowy revolutionary Joan Klein. Sequel to Cold Six Thousand (RC 52349). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
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Deal to Die For by Les Standiford
Read by Roy Avers. Reading time 11 hours 58 minutes.
Miami contractor John Deal is recovering from burns suffered in Raw Deal (RC 45842) and trying to cope with his wife Janice's depression when his best friend, Barbara, is murdered. Hired by Barbara's sister to find the killer, Deal travels to California and investigates among traders in drugs and pornography. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and violence.
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Eater by Gregory Benford.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 11 hours 31 minutes.
Long before there was time, a black hole became a wandering entity, feeding on asteroids and planets and destroying everything in its path. When it reaches the edge of our solar system, three scientists must prevent it from annihilating Earth and its inhabitants.
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The Fan Club by Irving Wallace.
Read by Chuck Benson. Reading time 21 hours 56 minutes.
Four ordinary men meet in a bar and conspire to physically possess the world's most coveted and worshipped love goddess, actress Sharon Fields. The four proceed with their plan. Only they don't know the real Sharon. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence.
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Headwind by John J. Nance.
Read by Alec Volz. Reading time 14 hours 22 minutes.
When an international warrant threatens former American President John Harris, commercial jet pilot Craig Dayton defiantly takes off with Harris on board. While airborne, Harris arranges assistance from disbarred judge Jay Reinhart and a group of World War II veterans.
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Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour.
Read by Randy Atcher. Reading time 14 hours 10 minutes.
A test pilot for experimental aircraft, U.S. Air Force Major Joseph "Joe Mack" Makatozi, part Sioux part Cheyenne, is forced down over the Bering Sea by Russians. He must seek safety in the uncharted wilds of Siberia, pursued by Russian intelligence officer Colonel Zamatev and by a Yakut tracker.
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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.
Read by Geoffrey Centlivre. Reading time 28 hours 20 minutes.
Adventures of air balloonists stranded on a strange Pacific island during the American Civil War. Recounts their determination to survive and their resourcefulness.
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The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer.
Read by Bruce Huntey. Reading time 26 hours
Classic novel of World War II. An American infantry platoon invades the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Mailer explores the soldiers' behavior and emotions under the extreme stress of jungle warfare. Strong language and some violence.
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Rolling Thunder by Mark Berent.
Read by Roy Avers. Reading time 14 hours 11 minutes
This is the story of three men and the war in Vietnam. Air Force Captain Court Bannister is trying to prove to himself that he is as good as his famous father. Lieutenant Toby Parker is a starry-eyed kid until he joins an intelligence unit and loses his innocence. And Colonel Wolf Lochert, tough and all business, volunteers to rescue a downed pilot and discovers a trap. Vietnam War series, book 1. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
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Separation of Power by Vince Flynn.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 12 hours 55 minutes.
CIA agent Mitch Rapp, last seen in The Third Option (RC 53036), ensures Dr. Irene Kennedy's nomination to the agency's top post despite corrupt politicians' objections. He is sent to Iraq to destroy a nuclear weapons factory hidden under a Baghdad hospital. Some violence and some strong language. Mitch Rapp series, book 4. Violence and strong language.
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The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
Read by James DeLotel. Reading time 35 hours 59 minutes.
Classic English mystery first published in 1922 focuses on Richard Hannay who attempts to foil an international conspiracy and comes under suspicion of murder. Exposed to the double risk of capture by the police and assassination by the members of a powerful secret society, Hannay knows he must solve the riddle of the thirty-nine steps.
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Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M.Coetzee.
Read by Merwin Smith. Reading time 6 hours 14 minutes.
Allegorical novel of the war between the oppressor and the oppressed. An aging magistrate of the Empire becomes the lover of a young woman, a Barbarian. He returns her to her own people before a war against the Barbarians. When he further defies the bloodthirsty leaders of the Empire, he is imprisoned and endures great physical and psychological torture.
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Warrior Class by Dale Brown.
Read by Gary Tipton. Reading time 18 hours 37 minutes.
General Patrick MacLanahan is ready to battle shady businessman Pavel Kazakov during a mission to rescue a spy from Russia. Kazakov wants to build an oil pipeline through the Balkans. But MacLanahan's hands are tied by a new American president, an avowed isolationist. Patrick McLanahan series, book 9. Violence and strong language.
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You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming.
Read by Michael Clarke-Laurence. Reading time 6 hours 50 minutes.
Still grieving over the death of his bride, James Bond is given a tough assignment in Japan to renew his will to live. He undertakes the penetration of an island fortress ruled by a madman who cultivates a grisly garden of deadly delights. James Bond series.
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