Great action/adventure audio on hoopla!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need a good treasure hunt or globe-trotting journey.
May 26, 2020
Mike’s back with another edition of Best of Hoopla Audio! Today’s genre is Action/Adventure.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need a good treasure hunt or globe-trotting journey. Do you crave a story about assassins? How about uncovering lost civilizations? Do you want to have as much fun as Indiana Jones? There’s a little something for everyone in this list. Go on, discover adventure!
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Act of War
Army engineer Jason Richter is the designer of a whole array of futuristic infantry weapons. His unlikely partner is FBI Special Agent Kelsey Cornell, a no-nonsense intelligence officer. As the head of a top-secret military unit, Richter must lead his group against a cabal of international terrorists who are determined to destabilize the global economy.
Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson—a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake—and a rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible vision of death that will haunt him forever. As Cory struggles to understand his father’s pain, his eyes are opened to the forces of good and evil that are manifested in Zephyr.
From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists—and even fewer suspect its deity can change the course of history. For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast. Meanwhile, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend—and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions.
The Bourne Legacy
Eric Van Lustbader
Jason Bourne, international assassin of deadly repute, was an identity assumed by covert agent David Webb. Retired from the CIA and now a professor at Georgetown University, Webb’s life is finally his own. His newfound calm is shattered when he becomes the target of an assassin and is framed for the murder of his two closest associates-the only ones who knew the full truth about Bourne.
Afghanistan veteran Jim Chapel has been enlisted in a new war. This time it’s in his own backyard… and even more deadly. A small band of fugitives escapes from a secret upstate New York military facility, leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Each fugitive has a target—an innocent civilian—and will not stop until that target has been eliminated.
In a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self-mutilated body with the warning “Satan exists”. In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto-human species and a deity called Older-than-Old. In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the dead in a mass grave. So begins mankind’s most shocking realization: that the underworld is a vast geological labyrinth populated by another race of beings.
When the NSA’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage—not by guns or bombs—but by a code so complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence.
High in the Andes, Dr. Henry Conklin discovers a 500-year-old mummy that should not be there. Deep in the South American jungle, Conklin’s nephew, Sam, stumbles upon a remarkable site nestled between two towering peaks, a place hidden from human eyes for thousands of years. But where the perilous journey inward ends-in the cold, shrouded heart of a breathtaking necropolis—something else is waiting for Sam Conklin and his exploratory party. A thing created by Man, yet not humanly possible. Something wondrous… something terrifying.
Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are no strangers to international conflict, but this time the threat they’re facing lies closer to home. Amena, the young Syrian refugee they have taken into their care, is having trouble settling into her new life. Unfamiliar with the city and unsure how much she can trust Pike and Jennifer, she befriends a girl and her Serbian guardian on the streets of Charleston, a relationship that causes an argument with Pike. Angered at his rebuke and believing he’s insincere, she runs away from her new home.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world. A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast, and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars… and it appears to have been activated.
The Kill Clause
Tim Rackley, a deputy U.S. marshal, watches helplessly as his daughter’s killer walks free on a legal technicality. He is suddenly forced to explore his own deadly options—a quest that leads him into the welcoming fold of “the Commission,” a vigilante group made up of people like himself—relentless streetwise operators who have each lost a loved one to violent crime.
Map of Bones
During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks’ robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior, a treasure that could reshape the world. With the Vatican in turmoil, SIGMA Force leaps into action, pursuing a deadly mystery that weaves through sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and ends at the doorstep of an ancient, mystical, and terrifying secret order.
The Oracle Year
Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.
Path of the Assassin
Indomitable hero Scot Harvath is back, raising the stakes and taking on one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations bent on stoking a global holy war of apocalyptic proportions. After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot.
From the outer reaches of space to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.
The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of Indian tribes turned warlike over the white men’s encroachment on their land, and other prairie foes-like the unforgiving landscape and its creatures. Hugh Glass is among the Company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive.
The world’s most famous spy, James Bond, has just returned victorious from his showdown with Auric Goldfinger in Fort Knox. By his side is the glamorous and streetwise Pussy Galore, who played no small part in his success. As they settle down in London, the odds of Galore taming the debonair bachelor seem slim-but she herself is a creature not so easily caught. Meanwhile, the struggle for superiority between the Soviet Union and the West is escalating.
A moon rock missing for thirty years…Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon…A scientist with ambition enough to kill…A monk who will redeem the world…A dark agency with a deadly mission…The greatest scientific discovery of all time…What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?
The Ultimate Spider-Man
Spider-Man’s most notable stories are brought together in this anthology that features tales of identity, hero-worship, and Spidey’s early career.
Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. El Capitan was their holy grail, and their destiny seemed written on its big walls. Here they met the women who married, then left them. Now, 35 years later, Hugh’s wife has long since mysteriously disappeared into the desert and Lewis’s wife is divorcing him. The old friends reunite to climb El Cap one last time and make a fresh start. But “the Captain” seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging “wall rats” leave the ground, disaster strikes.
The Zero Hour
FBI Special Agent and counterterrorism expert Sarah Cahill doesn’t know the man she’s tracking. But the so-called “Prince of Darkness” knows her-intimately. So when Sarah is summoned to Wall Street to investigate, little does she know that she’s the one under surveillance… until the terrorist infiltrates himself into the deepest, most desperate corners of her life. Soon Sarah is plunged into a deep labyrinth of intrigue and catastrophe as she races to uncover a diabolically clever conspiracy… before time runs out.