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  • Extinction War

  • The Extinction Cycle, Book 7
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mouse

  • By neil on 04-01-18

"All It Takes is All You've Got Marine!"

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Right up to the very satisfying conclusion, these books have delivered without once failing to hold interest and an eagerness for more! Although sad to have reached the end of the series, I am pleased to have discovered that there are more series and books from this author to savour.

  • Extinction Lost

  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The war continues…Two days after the events of Extinction Aftermath, European Unified Command calls on Team Ghost for a top secret mission. The residents of a small Inuit fishing village in Greenland have gone missing and reports of Variants unaffected by Kryptonite have surfaced. Fatigued, injured, and unaware of the events back in the United States, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick leads Team Ghost into the remote and alien winter landscape to determine the fate of the missing villagers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smashing.

  • By julian on 06-01-19

Short - yes, but . . .

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

Reviewed: 19-11-17

OK, this is a short book but it is a part of the whole and not an aside. With the same powerful storyline and performance, the adversity continues apace and in no way detracts from the listener's eager quest for more. No matter how long the books in series have been - they ALL leave you wishing that they would just go on and on! So, in that respect, this book is no different. I am very happy that I have included it in my library.

  • The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set

  • Extinction Horizon, Extinction Edge, and Extinction Age (The Extinction Cycle, Books 1 - 3)
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 25 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction. Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force team, code named Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret medical corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By James on 28-02-17

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 16-10-17

Riveting from start to finish. Will have withdrawal symptoms until I find more from the same author!

  • The Hidden City

  • The Tamuli, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle, victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power - or Ehlana would die.But Sparhawk fought on, and none of his companions flinched from the awesome struggle, though each must vanquish forces of evil from Tamuli's dark past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant listening

  • By Hazel Ruth Wilson on 28-01-19

I'm ready for the next book!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

As with book two, I eagerly await starting the next book. The storylines remains fascinating.

  • The Shining Ones

  • The Tamuli, Book 2
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down.

  • By Andrew Flashman on 18-10-16

Gets better.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

I was sure when I first started listening to book one but it grew on me enough to move on directly to this book. It hasn't disappointed and I am eagerly waiting to download book three on completion of this review!

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  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful, just awful..

  • By Jim Pike on 21-09-16

Surreal

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Sort of cavemen cowboys meet Celtic clansmen via an encounter with an alien force which now controls the earth As if that isn't bizarre enough, we go on to meet, among others, Vikings, African tribal people, and Buddhist monks! Despite the oddity of this, the full-cast performance turned this story into a soap opera which I was happy to return to day after day.

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  • Shakespeare's Champion

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When Lily Bard stumbles upon the corpse of a local bodybuilder, the town's old racial tensions begin to boil over. The white victim was somehow connected to two unsolved murders of black residents of Shakespeare, but a resolute policeman is determined to stop the killings. Although it is Lily who has to decide whether to stay and fight for justice, or run away one more time...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sets you up to want more from the series.

  • By Naboya on 22-06-15

Sets you up to want more from the series.

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

Reviewed: 22-06-15

The second book of this mini series had me eagerly awaiting the next adventure. Once again Charlaine had me warmed to the characters.

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  • A Secret Rage

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

After a modeling stint in New York, Nickie Callahan returns to Tennessee hoping to enjoy the sweet, easy life as a college roommate to her best friend. But then a sexual predator strikes close to home, victimising women in a string of vicious attacks. Desperate to stop the brutality, Nickie casts a suspicious eye at every man she knows. She soon narrows her list down to 10 suspects - and then takes matters into her own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very different from other Charlaine Harris books

  • By Naboya on 18-08-14

Very different from other Charlaine Harris books

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

Reviewed: 18-08-14

What did you like most about A Secret Rage?

Although I have loved all the character based series, I really enjoyed this one-off character and, even though it was so removed from what I have grown to expect, I still thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet and Deadly

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Catherine Linton has returned to her hometown of Lowfield, Mississippi, unconvinced that the death of her parents in a car crash six months earlier was an accident. And her suspicions are confirmed when she stumbles upon the dead and beaten body of her doctor-father's longtime nurse. There are secrets being kept in Lowfield. And the town where Catherine grew up may be the same place where she is sent to her grave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • average

  • By Carole on 06-02-16

Naration detracted from the story

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

Reviewed: 18-08-14

What made the experience of listening to Sweet and Deadly the most enjoyable?

Another story a world away from the Sookie Stackhouse universe. Perhaps a little closer to the Aurora Teagarden character but Charlaine Harris once again demonstrates her versatility.

What did you like best about this story?

I hadn't a clue as to 'who-done-it' until the very end!

Did Suzy Jackson do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Although the naration was clear and showed SOME marked differences in the characters, it came nowhere near to my expectations after having listened to so many performances by Johanna Parker. At times the delivery resembled a cross between someone reading out statements from a script and an audio-described TV voiceover!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No