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  • Blood World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 8
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier. A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Solid Adventure

  • By S. Morris on 04-03-18

gung ho Marines in space... what more do you need.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

war & peace it aint but it bounds along for a fun few hours... cant wait for the next instalment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mordacious

  • The City Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Sylvie Rossi has the loner thing down pat, with the exception of her best friend, Grace. But when the two are trapped in a hospital during the last gasp of a dying city, alone time is no longer an option. A nurse's offer of sanctuary promises Sylvie the supplies she needs to survive the zombies - it's the coexisting with people that might do her in. Eric Forrest will do whatever it takes to get into the dead city for his sister, including ending up dead himself. He's used to taking risks, but with every mile he travels death looks likelier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Zombie Joy!

  • By Carina Regan on 22-11-16

good shambler style zombie story

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

Reviewed: 26-11-17

flows nicely along, nice change to have inner city instead of mountain terrain. no silly supercharged zoms just shambling corpses ... must admit that by the end of the book the "soul searching" was getting on my nerves, hopfully the pity party is well and truly over and it can get into innercity survivalist mode or zombie clear out.. if not it looks like being a very short series

  • These Dead Lands: Immolation

  • By: Stephen Knight, Scott Wolf
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York, Captain Phil Hastings heads for the safety of Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training facility deep in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. Joining with other remnants of the military, government, and civilian communities, Hastings and his men must try to keep the tsunami of corpses from taking over the world and plan the resurrection of the nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great start.

  • By Niall byrne on 16-10-17

bloody awesome

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

as zombie fests go this is up there with the best of them.. fast paced and totally engrossing. . now wheres the next instalment

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

This publisher's pack contains Society (book three) and Hope (book four) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Octane Society!

  • By Simon on 27-10-17

not a zombje in site but....

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

I must say, im loving this series, it flows well and keeps you interested, narration is as expected, superbly done, gutted its ended and cant wait for the next... my one small gripe... this island is Britain. . not England. . if a group goes across channel and are asked their point of origin... yep its Britain. .. not flippin England. .rant over now give me the next instalment. .

  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating disaster survival story

  • By Erika on 13-09-17

a good story that sounds believable

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

Reviewed: 27-10-17

ok, nearly believable, there are a couple of excessively lucky finds.. but a good read all in all. and they didnt have to throw in any zombies or an alien attack to keep the storyline going..

  • The Safanarion Order Omnibus, Books 1-3

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Aaron Jace had a normal life until they came for him. Now he's being hunted. Assassins will stop at nothing to find him. Aaron is from Earth; his family is not. He is the last scion of an ancient and powerful family. Thrust into another world, Aaron must find his way to the one man who can help him survive. The Safanarion Order includes the first three stories in the captivating epic fantasy series listeners describe as compelling and full of suspense.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry.....

  • By Gary on 08-10-17

sorry.....

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

there were no previous customers reviews... and im sorry but I can see why.. I just couldn't get interested in the characters or the story, the narration was just irritating and put the final nail home.. I havent stopped listening this early into a story in a long long while... hopefully some other readers will give a contradictory review and I will revist it ...

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EPIC

  • By mr peter a r pryde on 13-07-17

a bloody good read, just couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

its been a long,, long time since a book held my intrest this much...thoroughly enjoyed it

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Espero

  • A Silver Ships Novel
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Trouble infiltrated the Harakens' capital city of Espero, in the form of New Terra criminal gangs who grew wealthy and powerful on the moons of Ganymede, hiding behind the cover of an ill-conceived mining charter. The gangs brought stims and addictive hallucinogenic drugs to Espero, distributing them to the young on the planet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • maybe its me...

  • By Gary on 05-06-17

maybe its me...

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Would you try another book written by S. H. Jucha or narrated by Grover Gardner?

sorry but I struggled to keep interested so.. nope

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the last few books in the series but I just couldn't get into this one.. it dragged on & on, the lack of concern at the kidnapping of a sister was laughable.. im writing this without having finished the book which in my opinion is just rude.. but I just cant be bothered to read it anymore.. don't care what happens to the characters.. find the Chicago gangster voices irritating and have totally lost interest at this point.. im going to put it on hold in case I ever get bored & desperate and give the next book a miss..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Abides

  • By: George R Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

A mysterious plague has destroyed the vast majority of the human race. Isherwood Williams returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence. Eventually, in San Francisco, he encounters a female survivor who becomes his wife. Around them and their children a small community develops, but rebuilding civilization is beyond their resources, and gradually they return to a simpler way of life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Thinker's Book

  • By Simon on 05-10-14

best I can say is it started well..

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

sorry but I found it racist, sexist and the main character sickeningly smug and condescending, even after allowing for the attitudes of the age I struggled through only to the halfway point at which stage I lost the will to live.....

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,370

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely enthralling!

  • By Misspelt on 18-04-17

I'm addicted, really enjoying the story...

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

well im hooked..spent every spare moment listening to the last 2 books, now the long wait till the next one...