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  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing take and a very enjoyable book.

  • By J on 31-07-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

Awesome sequel. Read by the same narrator as the first one James Patrick Cronin, he does an amazing job. I love how the brothers sound the same but different enough to be able to tell them apart. If you enjoyed the first you’re like this one too. There are things that you will not expect to happen. Loved the book. Some chapters are a little too shot to have on a timer just before bed. But that was no reason for me to not enjoy the book.

  • Shadow Hunt

  • Disrupted Magic, Book 3
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett's world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen - and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault. It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge...and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By S. Smith on 24-09-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

I am so glad I bought 5 and 6 together the cliff hanger at the end of 5 wow! Those last two words (mind blown) can’t say I did not wonder if it could happen during that scene in Las Vegas!

We are back in LA but we do pop to Boulder Colorado and we meet up with Lex, she is from another series that this writer writes set in the same world, but she is not a null. She has been in this series before normally on the phone. Sasha also comes back in this book as well. Scarlett and Molly meet maven (normally seen in Lex’s books) their reactions are amazing! Loved it!
There are a lot of moments in this book, where you can’t stop listening to as you need to know what’s going to happen. This became a problem for me when I was only going to listen to one chapter before bed and I couldn’t stop listening. I really enjoyed this story and am hoping to hear more soon.

  • Midnight Curse

  • Disrupted Magic, Book 1
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As a human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett's job is to keep the supernatural world hidden - at any cost. But on the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with 12 human college students...and in one terrible night, she slaughtered them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is a Scarlett Bernard book

  • By Creative Butterfly on 08-07-17

3 years later

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

A lot of time has passed since Hunters Trail. we get caught up quite quickly. A few shock parts, no major spoilers. It’s a good start to a new trilogy. Molly is super cool as always, i was worried she would not be apart going forward in this story line but you just can’t stay away from Scarlett’s!

  • Blood Gamble

  • Disrupted Magic, Book 2
  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

If there is one city that Scarlett Bernard hates, it's Las Vegas. But when the cardinal vampire of Los Angeles convinces her to go investigate a new vampire-themed stage show, Scarlett quickly finds herself shoulder-deep in sequins, slot machines, and Old World intrigue. The show's creators are vampire celebrities Arthur and Lucy Holmwood, who once inspired characters from the original Dracula. Now, however, they have no qualms about announcing their true status to the human world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New location

  • By S. Smith on 24-09-18

New location

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

I bought this book and Shadow Hunt at the same time I’m so glad I did! This book was different as we had a lot of different characters and a different location. We do meet an old character which is nice and I fell in love with Wyatt. Sasha was super cool as well (no spoilers but very cool story with her and someone in LA!)
But I did really miss Jesse Cruz and Shadow

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By S. Smith on 24-09-18

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

First thing I thought of was why are you not wearing Face masks if everyone is dust aren’t they breathing in dead bodies? Shudder! But that’s just me! That did not affect my enjoyment of the story.

I’d like to think if I was in Poe’s place I would get to a
Libary for books and a medical center to get info and pain meds for squirts arrival so I’d know what to do! and what I could take to minamise pain. But I’m a wuss!
What I did like was how neither of the main characters were the type of people who were prepared for an apocalypse sernaro
Neither of them knew what to do.
The story starts at the very beginning and carries on very well. I enjoyed it! I do love Jeffry voice I have never heard Heather Costa’s before I did find it a bit jarring going from a male to female narrator I have had a lot of books just read by one person, I got use to it. It didn’t stop me from enjoying the book though. The distance that August had to travel meant it wasn’t a day by day telling of the story so it progressed very well.

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  • Dark Queen

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 12
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79

As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 16 hours feels like 3

  • By Suzanne on 30-05-18

Love the series. This book does not disappoint.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Awesome narrator love her voice.
Without too many spoilers, we get the big fight from the European vampires, I was a little worried that the whole book would be one big fight. Thankfully there were other story lines involved as well. I really enjoyed this book. Love the series.

  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 461

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Hope of Humanity!

  • By Simon on 04-05-18

Love it! A great end to a fantastic series.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I feel you know that this book is going to be amazing just like the previous ones. If you have gotten this far your going to like this story.
Amazing ending to a fantastic series. I loved this series, it has held my attention fully. Through quite a few books. I kept being upset when I was about halfway through, because I knew it would be over soon. This book was no different. Fick would make me laugh, at times I might get some odd looks as I would be outside with my headphones in and I would actually laugh out loud!! There are quite a few parts of this book that made me giggle. Also a few parts made me sad. As always R. C. Bray does an amazing job at bringing the characters to life. I would always be able to tell who was talking when, even before their names were said

  • Hell Divers III: Deliverance

  • The Hell Divers series, Book 3
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero. In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Ryan Demaine on 10-11-18

Enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I really enjoyed this book, I felt like it was on pre order for so long I was counting down the time until I would be able to listen to it. Of course R. C. Bray does an amazing job. I must confess that I do enjoy his voice so when I know he is going to be the narrator I know I’m going to enjoy listening to the book at least! The story did not dissapoint. I am glad the time difference was not stated in dates as sometimes I do struggle to remember the previous dates so it was told (example) 1 year and 9 months ago, made it easier for me to understand the time difference. I love miles

  • Bombtrack

  • By: Sam Sisavath
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Six years ago, Gaby was the most popular girl in high school. Then the world ended. Times have changed, and everyone’s unanimous choice for homecoming queen is all grown up. These days she’s part of something greater than herself: a group whose sole mission is to restore order to a ravaged world that badly needs them. Gaby will do whatever it takes to get the job done - as a soldier, a leader, or when necessary, a killer. Dispatched into Texas to investigate a series of deadly raids on former ghoul collaborator towns, Gaby’s mission is to collect intel and report back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Female narrator, another change.

  • By S. Smith on 04-06-18

Female narrator, another change.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Another new Narrator this time a female one, a completely different experience! All the previous books were narrated by male, this one was based on a female Character so makes sense, but keo was in this one too as well as other male characters . So did take me some time to know when it was him speaking, before being told, I got used to knowing it was him without being told.
She did a good job. Would not mind listening to her again

  • Head On (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, original and fantastic narration

  • By Laura Brand on 09-05-18

Really interesting.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Love the idea with this book. Where you can hear it narratated via a male or female. I love the storyline and fully enjoyed the narrator. I chose will Wheaton but I wonder what the story would be like if I chose the female narrator.
A really good book 2.