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  • The Sick House

  • The Ulrich Files, Book 1
  • By: Ambrose Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Engaging 1st Audio Book

  • By Devilish Accord on 17-04-16

This Narrator is Awful

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

I have listened to other books by this narrator and have been mildly irritated by his mispronunciation of words in particular with the letters o & u, This time however, I am unable to listen to the book as there are just too many words mispronounced. I appreciate its too do with accent/dialect but really, why would you choose this person to read this book? I have rewound chapters to listen again as I have found I am concentrating on the narrators ridiculous words instead of the actual story.................. I am hoping I can swap it for another book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Folcroft Ghosts

  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

When their mother is hospitalized, Tara and Kyle are sent to stay with their only remaining relatives, their grandparents. It's their first time meeting May and Peter Folcroft. The elderly couple seem friendly at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is full of nooks to explore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confused

  • By L on 26-09-17

TERRIBLE

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Its read by a bland annoying reader, the story is flawed, the whole experience was a waste of time and money.

  • The Silence

  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

In the darkness of an underground cave, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, voices, and they feed.... Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive; to whisper is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for years, she knows how to live in silence; now it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others. But what kind of world will be left?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great apocalyptic story

  • By alex on 20-04-16

No too bad if you cant find anything else

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

Reviewed: 19-07-16

This was an ok story but had a few flaws. In a world where you need to be silent a deaf person isn't the one you would be looking to lead....if you're deaf you cant hear any noise you may make and since the creatures pick up any rustle ... a deaf person is a liability. There are thousands of deaf and non deaf people who can sign and seriously, as humans we would adapt and learn our own sign language if necessary. The lunatics and the cutting out of tongues to keep quiet - well yes they were mad but cutting off your tongue does not stop you making a noise. As to the ending, well, it was like the author had given up - creatures who came from a cold cave were all of a sudden dying because of the cold, yet rising into the world from the deep deep cave into a hot environment had no effect on them. I suspect a second book - don't think I will bother. Oh and the narrator ok for the most part but his Welsh accent got decidedly Somerset in places.

  • Narrator Battle: Zombie Edition

  • By: Nicholas Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, R.C. Bray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Sean Runnette: voice of Zombie Fallout and Lycan Fallout. R.C. Bray: voice of Arisen and Mountain Man. Two award-winning zombie narrators go head to head! Each given one of Nicholas Ryan's highly praised zombie apocalypse standalone stories. There can be only one survivor. Which narrator is the baddest and bloodiest?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Head to Head

  • By Ka Livingstone on 12-04-18

Sean Runnette - Excellent - Gets my vote!

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

Reviewed: 27-06-15

Sean Runnette is a great reader and made the story sound better. The 2 stories themselves were ok, just nothing new, same old same old. Sean gets my vote as best narrator without question. R. C. Bray is ok but a tad 'bland' compared to Sean.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Monolith

  • By: Shaun Hutson
  • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

On the banks of the river Thames a new building is being completed. A stunning creation of glass and concrete that will be a new landmark on London's skyline. The only problem is that people are dying because of it. Dozens of mysterious accidents have claimed lives during the construction of the Crystal Tower. The owner, an enigmatic Russian businessman, has links to the site reaching back to the 1930s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to have you back on form Mr Hutson!

  • By Mrs A on 29-06-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 30-04-15

Predictable story line with some really unlikely day to day occurrences. Characters that were uninteresting, and honestly wish the lift had got them all in the first half hour then I would not have had to listen to the ridiculous accents the reader experimented with especially towards the end where the Russian/Eastern European accent was a mix of the meercats from the insurance advert and 'allo allo' French ! What an awful reader and what a poor story from a usually good author.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • From The Ashes

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

It has been three years since the Progerians left their mark of devastation upon Earth. The remaining humans are in a desperate race against time as they do their best to reverse engineer the alien technology they captured, in an effort to bolster their beleaguered defenses against the oncoming onslaught of Progerians hell-bent on revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT

  • By T on 09-09-14

LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 09-09-14

Hooray Indian Hills is back, loved it but wanted it to be longer, cant wait for next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dystance

  • Winter's Rising
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence. Winter doesn't agree. She's stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors. With help from her best friend, Cedar, and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow, she believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunger Games & Divergent But With Extras

  • By Trevor on 31-07-14

IF YOU LOVE MARK TUFOS BOOKS GIVE THIS A MISS

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

Reviewed: 09-09-14

I have loved all of Mark Tufos books so far and also Sean the narrator (so much that I have listened twice to all of them - something I don't usually do) .
This story - although it has regular names thrown in from previous books, just doesn't have the same 'link' or 'feel' as the others had, mainly because it seems more like a teens book. None of the characters were particularly likeable (really wished they'd all died an hour into the book then it would have been over quicker) and I found the narrator so irritating I could only listen to small portions at a time (usually have head phones on for hours while doing mundane chores).
The best bit was the epilogue, better narrator, more up beat, and probably means a second book, which I will not buy because of this one.
Get rid of that narrator - she was terrible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Safari

  • Mountain Man, Book 2
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain since the demise of civilization, Gus knows that his next visit to undead suburbia could be his last.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A split performance

  • By martin on 05-09-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 30-08-14

First book left me wanting more, second book just dull and boring. Shame, don't think I will bother with third.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Homes

  • Rivers of London, Book 4
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187

Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the best-seller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural; loving detail about the greatest character of all, London; and a dash of the supernatural. A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil: An associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common or garden serial killer? Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his caseload. So far so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic and Mayhem...

  • By sharon on 28-07-13

Not as good as earlier in the series

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

Reviewed: 28-08-13

A good listen but felt this book was just setting the plot for the next, not enough Nightingale..

  • The Book of Riley: A Zombie Tale Pt. 3

  • Book of Riley Series, Book 3
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Together with Yorkshire terrier Ben-Ben and former archenemy Patches the cat, Riley struggles to keep the zombies at bay while helping her favorite human, Jessie, as they travel cross-country, dodging pepper paint balls and taser blasts from the evil, misogynistic Icely and his band of thugs. Now this motley mishmash of mammals are running for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as usual

  • By T on 28-08-13

Fantastic as usual

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

Reviewed: 28-08-13

The reader is great and really makes the story a good listen. Just wish they were longer ...