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  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

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

Very grey

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

I really struggled with Grey. The first 4 chapters, girl hide's in cave. The next 2 , girl comes out of cave. Got a little bit more interesting for a while. But after i got halfway, finally gave up. the reader was ok but not very good with mens voices. It just got very repetitive. There is only so many times you listen to how hungry, cold and wet they are.

  • Back to War

  • The Corps Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: C. G. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Daniel Dorse
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé and is thrust into America's unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International (S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy. He must seek his own brand of justice... Corps Justice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Change the narrator

  • By Ria on 04-07-18

Change the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I started off listening to this book. The reader was so bad( like an asmatic and 60 cigs a day type of voice) . I got to chapter 3 and gave up. After that I read it. Completely enjoyed it. A lot of action and amazing plot. I will get book 2. But if it has the same reader, I will only get the print version

  • What Tomorrow Brings

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In the midst of a bitter family feud, the much divided Rolland family is thrown together when news of their father's untimely passing places them on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Washington D.C. Although, they are physically close in the tight space of the aircraft, Rege, Mark, and Kit are at their farthest distance apart emotionally. Until the unthinkable happens. Two hours into the flight, missiles streak across the star-filled sky, the detonation of a nuclear warhead causes the plane to make a forced landing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story has no happy ending.

  • By Norma Miles on 17-10-17

Good book. Needs a sequel

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

Reviewed: 14-10-17

On the whole I enjoyed this book. Quite a few twists in the plot. But i think a lot more could have been done with the story. Example,Two very ill people (radation poisoned) went from Colorado to Washington to Spokane. Nothing in the middle. In a country where little works no plot. But if in someways a simple story, it was good. I would like to see a sequel. Very good narration. A good voice.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  • Catalyst Downward Cycle

  • By: J K Franks
  • Narrated by: Steven Varnum
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The super solar storm wasn’t supposed to hit Earth - the odds were against it. And yet it did, and everything changed. The storm causes a global blackout. Society begins to come apart as the planes begin falling from the sky and all traces of normal vanish. Scott Montgomery watches helplessly as pandemonium consumes the world around him. But the loss of electrical power is just the first of the problems facing the survivors in the chaos that follows.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary good!

  • By Tony Bough on 10-09-17

Easy and enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 13-08-17

Where does Catalyst Downward Cycle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks in the top tenth. It was an easy listen. Not too tecnical or full of gun numbers. Just enough to go with the story. It was different because to main guy is a computer geek. And has to prep after the event. I did enjoy it. I will get the next book.

What about Steven Varnum’s performance did you like?

He had a voice that I found easy to listen to. On the whole I found it easy to know who was talking. But he does need to pratice girls voices. Not bad but a little room for improvement

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

I did it in two sittings.

Any additional comments?

A good plot. Slightly flawed heros. (not know alls). Not overboard on teck details. I liked it. This audiobook was provided through AudioBook Boom free of charge, and without obligation.

  • What's Left of My World

  • A Story of a Family's Survival
  • By: C. A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been? Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen to a new PA novel

  • By kanundra on 28-05-17

Not a bad book.

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

What did you like most about What's Left of My World?

A slightly different take on the EOTW type. (No zombies). On the whole I enjoyed it.

What did you like best about this story?

A fairly large and interesting range of people. Unlike some of this type, not over loaded with gun descriptions.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Quite a few. He has a good voice for the SHTF type of story

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really

Any additional comments?

My main gripe is that the book starts about a year after the collapse. So you have a lot of flashbacks. And there is no indication as to what the collapse is, untill much later in the book. The epiloge is just the collapse with nothing else.
But on the whole I did enjoy it. And will get the next in the series.
This audiobook was provided through AudioBook Boom free of charge, and without obligation.

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 519

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Promises much but?

  • By Pete Marsh on 04-03-15

The Atlantis Gene

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Normally I would get through a book this size in 2 days. This took a week. I nearly gave up several times. the chapters were too short. Only a couple of minutes (perhaps half a page) Over 150 chapters It was difficult to identify with a character before it changed. And a hard to follow plot. Some people you thought were dead, weren't. People you thought were good guys, were the bad one's. It was a struggle to finish

What does Stephen Bel Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He wasn't a bad reader. It was just that the book overshadowed him

Any additional comments?

I'm not sure I will continue with the rest of the series

  • A Long Time Until Now

  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

A military unit is thrust back into Paleolithic times with only their guns and portable hardware. Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves lost in time. Somehow they arrived in Earth's Paleolithic Asia. With no idea how they arrived or how to get back, the shock of the event is severe. They discover groups of the similarly displaced: imperial Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and a small cadre of East Indian peasants.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • weak

  • By nigel on 26-08-15

Unusual. But I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of A Long Time Until Now to be better than the print version?

Dont know , I havent read it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Long Time Until Now?

There were a few of them. But surgery on one of the prehistoric woman. yuck.

Any additional comments?

I did like this. Different. A good mix of charactors. In many ways similar to a doomsday/survivalist senario. If you like them, try this.

  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 668

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overkill

  • By Mark on 31-07-14

Action packed

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

Would you listen to The Hunter again? Why?

Yes. There was lots of gun battles with tecnical info. Too much to understand in one go. Also many characters to follow. I found the reader very good. Easy to follow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Victor. You know he's a bad person, but you still want him to succeed

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The interaction victor and rebecca

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really

Any additional comments?

It took a while to get into this book. I had just finished Cold Blooded, which is also about an assassin. But that had a lot of humour in it. In my view Cold blooded was the better book. Having said that I did enjoy it and will get the rest of the series

  • Grid Down Reality Bites: Volume 1, Part 2

  • By: Bruce Buckshot Hemming, Sara Freeman
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The realness and startling reality that many may face in an End Of The World scenario. This book has them in spades. In a world gone mad, how would you survive? This is a Survival Blueprint with an exciting story line that you can't put down. From one adventure to the next where all seems lost, the strong will survive. October 7th, 2015 was the day the whole world changed forever. A must have for anyone who wants to learn how to survive an uncertain future. Just one tip from the book could save your life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wont bother with any more of the series

  • By Ria on 23-05-15

I wont bother with any more of the series

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

Reviewed: 23-05-15

Would you try another book written by Bruce Buckshot Hemming and Sara Freeman or narrated by Elizabeth Phillips?

The written book maybe. Audiobook not a chance. The people lack depth. No connection with previous book. You expect series to have some connection. It made it difficult to get into.

What will your next listen be?

Dont know yet. Maybe something by Chris Ryan.

How could the performance have been better?

A different reader. She made listening hard work. A horrible reader.

What character would you cut from Grid Down Reality Bites: Volume 1, Part 2?

I dont know. The Author kill most of them off by the end anyway

Any additional comments?

The writerseems to know very little about the military and the training. It feels like what bit he does know comes from a book. Plenty of technical no practical.I wont try any more of these. No connection between the books. Shallow storyline. Shallower characters,

  • Grid Down Reality Bites: Volume 1 Part 1

  • By: Bruce Hemming, Sara Freeman
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Two young men, Mark and Eric, struggle desperately trying to make it to their retreat in Northern California. Their truck is dead from an EMP. They have to walk 200 miles. Will they make it passed the gangs and the utter confusion of a powerless society? George and his son Junior, are set up in a retreat in Northern Wisconsin. Everything is going along great until disaster strikes. One mistake leaves his 18-year-old son to survive alone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Was expecting better. The narrator was awful

  • By Ria on 23-05-15

Was expecting better. The narrator was awful

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

Reviewed: 23-05-15

What would have made Grid Down Reality Bites: Volume 1 Part 1 better?

The basic story was good . But the charactors were unbeliveable. And lacked depth.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't have most of the good guys die. I know some have to. But 90%. of them

How could the performance have been better?

A different reader. It made listening a chore. She couldn't do voices. It was just one long monologue

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed. Could have been so much better. I do like the survivalist genre. But

Any additional comments?

I will try another in the series.I do like the survivalist genre. Im just not sure about this series. There are much better around, eg. Going Home, by A. American was much better. Dies The Fire, S.M. Stirling