Extended Audio Sample

Download Liars & Thieves Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Liars & Thieves Audiobook, by Stephen Coonts Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (677 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Coonts Narrator: Guerin Barry Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tommy Carmellini Novels Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781543611793
Regular Price: $9.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $9.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

When the safest place in the world has become a killing ground…
Unafraid to walk both sides of the law to attain his goals, CIA operative Tommy Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in West Virginia. When he arrives, he finds the guards shot dead and a ruthless team of American commandos killing everyone in sight. Carmellini escapes in a hail of bullets with what seems to be the sole survivor—a stunningly attractive translator, who then steals his car and abandons him after a deadly mountain car chase. But someone else survived the massacre—someone who holds the answers to a deadly conspiracy.

There’s only one recourse…
Catapulted into a life-and-death struggle, Tommy must employ all his savvy and skill just to stay alive. But to find out who is hunting him and why, he’ll need the help of retired Admiral Jake Grafton. Now they must learn to tell friend from foe as they fight their way through a poisonous wilderness of intrigue, all the way to a presidential convention in New York City—and to the surprising identity of someone standing on the verge of absolute power who has jeopardized the safety of the entire nation to prevent a dark secret from ever seeing the light of day.…

“This book is vintage Coonts…plenty of action and intrigue, with the added benefit of a new lead character.” —Dallas Morning News

“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…this is the mark of a natural storyteller.” —New York Times Book Review

Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_000149

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/19/2014

    " Really 3.5 stars. I wish I'd read this book before the Coonts I read earlier this year, because this one was sooo much better. Now I understand why I should care who Tommy and Jake are, too. Of course, the whole thing is completely implausible, but it's a fun ride/read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Slim | 2/19/2014

    " Trashy novels for guys, and this is the best at it. Carmellini is likable, flawed, fast and deadly. Fun and fast paced read, perhaps beach book for guys is just as cliched a term. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/31/2014

    " An action filled book. There are twists and turns to this story, plots that are very convincing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/22/2014

    " Wow! Tommy Carmellini is a fun guy! He's been in prison, but the CIA saw they could use him. He likes his job! Now...he's caught in the middle. Good guy? Bad guy? Fun and fast! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/20/2014

    " This audiobook was a lot of fun, mostly narrated by the character of Tommy Carmelini, a decidedly bad boy hero working for the CIA. Sex and violence happens but not explicitly and there are plenty of plot twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Spry | 1/20/2014

    " i enjoyed how the cia is corupt and destroyed this guys life in ways and how he is frame and trys to survive and with is amazing tapping in skills it allows him to learn about the truth "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 1/12/2014

    " I enjoy Stephen Coonts' action thrillers involving Jake Grafton and flying a lot more than his political thrillers involving Tommy Carmellini. Sure, Grafton is a minor character in this book, but the main character is Carmellini. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa T | 1/11/2014

    " In spite of myself, I like the crass lead character. Language is a factor, and sexual descriptions I could do without. But, the action is good if you can get past those annoyances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meakin | 1/3/2014

    " Find a Stephen Coonts book. Read about Carminelinni. And have a good time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/29/2013

    " Easy and entertaining. Carmellini is an interesting character. He appears in several books in the Jake Grafton series, which lead up to the events in his series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mjoneill | 12/18/2013

    " An excellent, mindless, escape. The literary equivalent of empty carbs. Wouldn't really recommend it, unless someone is looking for something that won't challenge them or make them think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/10/2013

    " Finished this one shortly after my dad died, so I don't remember much about it, but I was interested in it before the world turned upside down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greer Andjanetta | 11/26/2013

    " Another CIA betrayal - Russians and White House involvement - unexplained events which suggest leaked intelligence but no revelations until late in the book. Readable on a lazy day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pablo | 10/23/2013

    " Read the book in one 6 hour travel period from my Denver to the East Coast. Good enough...nothing to write home about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Burt | 8/20/2013

    " This was my first read by Coonts and it was okay. I'm not sure I'll read more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TAMI | 7/18/2013

    " Read via books on CD. I did not like this author's writing - seemed elementary and out of context at times - using words like "dude". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 7/1/2013

    " This was the first book I have read by this author, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I found the writing to be rather simplistic, and I'm certain it would have made a better action movie than a book. Overall, 2.5 stars with a slight willingness to try reading more of him in the future to compare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/4/2013

    " Great book, really exciting story, a little campy though with lots of silly cliche's otherwise good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 1/11/2013

    " Good enough where I plan to listen to the next book in the series if there is an audio book. Note quite good enough to read, but entertaining to listen to during a long commute. The actor did a good job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/3/2013

    " CIA/FBI - better book than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Van Tuyl | 11/20/2012

    " Nothing is as it seems in this novel of Russian and American intrigue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick F. | 10/13/2012

    " CLASSIC COONTS! GOTTA LOVE THE TOMMY C CHARACTER! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 5/17/2012

    " Enough to keep my interest, but he uses a little too much kid- like imagination for his main character. A seemingly ordinary thief with super secret agent killing skills. A little far fetched but with plenty of action, sort of like John Maclane's alter ego. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daelith | 5/10/2012

    " This was one of the best Coonts books I've read in awhile. Good to see Jake Grafton still included in this new series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/15/2011

    " Excellent, entertaining book which I had great difficulty in putting down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 8/31/2011

    " Not bad, well written but story can get slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 7/23/2011

    " Added this review years after reading it. Don't remember much other than what's in the description. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 5/3/2011

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/26/2011

    " In spite of myself, I like the crass lead character. Language is a factor, and sexual descriptions I could do without. But, the action is good if you can get past those annoyances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/8/2011

    " This audiobook was a lot of fun, mostly narrated by the character of Tommy Carmelini, a decidedly bad boy hero working for the CIA. Sex and violence happens but not explicitly and there are plenty of plot twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 3/30/2011

    " i enjoyed how the cia is corupt and destroyed this guys life in ways and how he is frame and trys to survive and with is amazing tapping in skills it allows him to learn about the truth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 3/3/2011

    " Easy and entertaining. Carmellini is an interesting character. He appears in several books in the Jake Grafton series, which lead up to the events in his series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/10/2011

    " Finished this one shortly after my dad died, so I don't remember much about it, but I was interested in it before the world turned upside down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 5/5/2010

    " A burglar turned CIA agent happens upon a mass murder and becomes
    the victim of a massive conspiracy. The plot has become well used but a reasonably fun read. This is not one of Coonts' best efforts.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/11/2010

    " Really 3.5 stars. I wish I'd read this book before the Coonts I read earlier this year, because this one was sooo much better. Now I understand why I should care who Tommy and Jake are, too. Of course, the whole thing is completely implausible, but it's a fun ride/read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 11/4/2009

    " Enough to keep my interest, but he uses a little too much kid- like imagination for his main character. A seemingly ordinary thief with super secret agent killing skills. A little far fetched but with plenty of action, sort of like John Maclane's alter ego. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 10/11/2009

    " CIA/FBI - better book than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 10/11/2009

    " CLASSIC COONTS! GOTTA LOVE THE TOMMY C CHARACTER! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 9/26/2009

    " book on tape.
    my first ste4phen coontz in the car.
    outstanding.
    just ordered 4 more cd's.
    very entertaining and very easy to get hooked and want to keep on listening.
    good job!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/9/2009

    " Wow! Tommy Carmellini is a fun guy! He's been in prison, but the CIA saw they could use him. He likes his job! Now...he's caught in the middle. Good guy? Bad guy? Fun and fast! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 4/19/2009

    " Nothing is as it seems in this novel of Russian and American intrigue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mjoneill | 12/27/2008

    " An excellent, mindless, escape. The literary equivalent of empty carbs. Wouldn't really recommend it, unless someone is looking for something that won't challenge them or make them think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/18/2008

    " Great book, really exciting story, a little campy though with lots of silly cliche's otherwise good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daelith | 4/30/2008

    " This was one of the best Coonts books I've read in awhile. Good to see Jake Grafton still included in this new series. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts is the author of over a dozen New York Times bestselling novels, the first of which was the classic flying tale Flight of the Intruder. His books have since been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator, Coonts flew combat missions during the Vietnam War and later served as a flight instructor. He received his law degree in 1979 and moved to West Virginia to practice, returning to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company. He now lives in Nevada and writes full time.

About the Narrator

Guerin Barry is a stage, screen, and television actor, as well as a musical performer. He has lent his vocal talents to The Empire Strikes Back, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Days of Our Lives, animated films, and talking toys.