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  • The Perseid Collapse Series Boxset

  • Books 1-4
  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books! On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America's infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States - with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but...

  • By Bert on 06-08-18

Inconsistent

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

Reviewed: 21-03-18

Few inconsistent facts or contradictions of previous parts of the book. Hated the way the author repeatedly expanded acronyms that had previously been explained, or the way he over explained relationships of characters that had previously been introduced, for example during the fire fight at the Alex's parents house, Tim flecture was still mentioned by name followed by Alex's Dad even though we had been told this several times. It got very old quickly.

Wouldn't read this author again.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

As good as the others in the series

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

Reviewed: 19-02-18

Another cliff hanger but worth the credit. A a a a a a a a

  • The Last Ship

  • A Novel
  • By: William Brinkley
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

The unimaginable has happened: the world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the USS Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain - 152 men and 26 women - to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are the earth's last remaining survivors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic. Beautifully written

  • By Zelda on 01-11-16

Waffling

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

5% story 95% waffling. The author frustratingly waffles on about the thought process of the captain and seems to forget that they are telling a story. After 6 hours of frustration I've taken the decision not to waste any more time and get another book. THE ONLY BOOK I'VE EVER ABANDONED AFTER 140 AUDIBLE TITLES.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short, and no Skippy??? What?

  • By Steve on 31-07-17

Not value for money,

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

At £25 or 1 credit it's way to short for the price, it should of really been part of book 4. Very disappointed audible. And how come a book that's only a third of the length of the others in the series is only £7 cheaper. Surely it should be 2 thirds cheaper.

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

I found it boring, no real story to follow.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

It was a strange read, there was no main character to follow. Just lots of interviews with different people. I easily lost interest.

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and Engaging

  • By Katherine on 11-04-13

Long winded and rambling

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

Reviewed: 22-06-17

It's OK if you don't gave anything else to listen to, the story doesn't flow, I kept waiting for the story to kick in and get exciting but it never really did for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The City of Mirrors

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful epilogue - don't listen

  • By Freddietheone on 15-02-17

long winded

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

This is the first book that I actually fast forwarded sections. There are to many quotes from other authors and poets, not enough action with to much overview rather than solid story. It's almost like the author rushed the last book in the series.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,273
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,324
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,296

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 25-04-15

A very good gripping story. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, even if your not into science fiction.