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  • The Sigma Surrogate

  • When Tomorrow Calls
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Jean Ann Douglass
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Keke is a biopunk journalist who won't stop till she exposes the truth. Will her reckless ambition help the surrogates, or harm them? Join Keke on her mission to uncover the biggest story she's ever encountered. You'll meet Jasmine and Marko and get pulled under with Kirsten, who's on the cusp of her own nail-biting story.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing prequel

  • By Tony Bough on 24-07-18

An amazing prequel

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I read When Tomorrow Calls first so I was already familiar with the world that the author has crafted for us. It's an absolutely brilliant prequel.

We get all back story from the characters that we see in the trilogy and I loved that. Also the investigation into the Sigma society, Keke meeting Marco etc is all really well written and very entertaining. I'm deliberately avoiding plot reveals!

The characters, even the minor ones are lovingly crafted and you really get into the story through how good the characters are. That's not saying that the story itself isn't really compelling because it is! The action is relentless without being overwhelming or overdone. The pace and the tension that builds in the book is fantastic.

The author has an amazing world-building talent in this near-future that we find ourselves in.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Rebel Bound

  • By: Shauna E. Black
  • Narrated by: Courtney Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Caelin is a survivor. It's been 11 years since a nuclear disaster drove much of the population underground. Caelin and her young sister Mardy were left topside, and Caelin uses salvage to trade for shelter until she gets stabbed, and a handsome stranger named Jate must save her life. Jate brings the sisters to rebel turf where plans are being hatched to conquer the Undercity. The rebels preach good life for the masses, and both Caelin and Mardy are hooked on the dream. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliantly written Dystopian. Very good!

  • By Tony Bough on 24-07-18

A brilliantly written Dystopian. Very good!

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

This is a relationship story in ways as we have two sisters brilliantly written with this close relationship which helps to drive you deeper into the story itself. All the characters are really well done and there's plenty of chemistry within the book in that respect on character interaction.

The story and the premise is great. Caelin works really well as a lead character and her motivation of wanting to protect her sister doesn't detract from this or stop her developing as a character. We get plot reveals and twists and turns as we go through the book and it all feels well timed with great pace to the book. I like how this gives us more perspective or different perspectives as we go.

The narration is great and really matches the pace of the book and also works well with the story and all the characters in it.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • A Bump in the Night

  • Jake Stark Mysteries Collection, Books 1-4
  • By: D. A. Provencher
  • Narrated by: Bryan Anderson, Sonia Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

This is a collection of the first four titles from the Jake Stark Mysteries series with a short bonus story. It includes The Gorham Vampire, The Burning Town, Whispers of the Lost, Heart of Ice, and A Jake Stark Christmas

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This was going to end badly.

  • By Norma Miles on 26-07-18

A great book with an old fashion detective feel

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

The narration immediately put me in mind of a Dick Tracy type detective story. Especially where you have the officer telling him what's going on and how they need his help.

I like the level of detail that the author gives to the action and I felt myself drawn in to the world that's created for us. The characters are big and bold and it's quite intense in places. Although absorbing with it.

I found myself invested in our hero and wanting him to win, which is a must in my opinion, and I really like Jake Stark as the main/leading character.

Very enjoyable

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Flipping good?

  • By C. Rowlands on 31-07-18

A cool adventure book

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I really liked how they used dinosaurs in this book. No cloning, just actual dino's. Which was great. I also liked how they challenged the notion of what we think about dinosaurs such as them hunting as pack animals. Also the domesticated dinosaur was a nice inclusion. Nice little touches that add to the story. It's certainly a strap yourself in for the ride sort of book. Non-stop action.

I really liked all the characters. We get a good variety of them without their being too many. We focus on a few but we do also get everyone included. I really enjoyed it throughout and the ending was great from action to build up of the ultimate consequences. Very good.

The narration matched the book very well and kept me interested in the story as well as giving good pacing.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Integration

  • The Tantalus Series
  • By: M.A. Abraham
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

As the inhabitants of Tantalus work together to create a new home, the Arc Royal travels closer to the planet. No one is surprised to find out that the man that they call the Witch Hunter is on board and in command, although not visibly so. He doesn't wait very long to make his presence known. The Tantalarians continue to do what they can to help their new neighbors including guarding those in need from danger. While this happens, new friendships develop, old ones strengthen, and the two species begin to form more meaningful bonds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing follow on to book one!

  • By Tony Bough on 02-07-18

An amazing follow on to book one!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I really enjoyed book one. The story felt new and different and the writing style was great. This carries on very nicely in that vein. We have to very different cultures melding together, learning about each other and in the case of the settlers from earth forming a new society. I like the bad guy who is ever present bubbling behind the scenes using his gifts to control and endanger everyone and everything. I love all the characters and watching their relationships develop is brilliant. Its so easy to listen too and a genuine pleasure to get to know our characters.

The world that's built for us is amazing. Interesting and fascinating to get to see.

I enjoyed this from start to finish and the finish certainly leaves you wanting and waiting for more. Lets hope we don't have long to wait!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • The Sam Reilly Collection

  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Three best-selling novels starring marine biologist Sam Reilly by master of action and adventure Christopher Cartwright is presented in this thrilling audio collection. Listen to the exciting adventures in The Last Airship, The Mahogany Ship, and Atlantis Stolen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story and characters

  • By Tony Bough on 02-07-18

Amazing story and characters

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I love Sam as a lead. I also really like the friends he has gathered around him who can easily step up to take over being the main focal point at different points. All the characters are well written. The story or rather stories are all brilliant. Brilliant detail and descriptions and a great pace that moves us along. Quite literally I was hooked within moments.

This is a must read/listen too series that you really want to check out!
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • When Tomorrow Calls

  • Complete Boxed Set: Books 1-3
  • By: JT Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

The complete set of the When Tomorrow Calls series is now available on audiobook, including Why You Were Taken, How We Found You, and What Have We Done. Experience JT Lawrence's chilling vision of the all-too-near future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Anonymous User on 03-08-18

An incredible near future story!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I loved these stories which feel really different and evolve nicely. I really loved the vision of the future. The tech as well is really cool! I loved the elements that the tech gave to the story from the start where its interesting to taking a really important part in the story progression. Also really solid characters. A great pace to the story which mixes a good level of detail and description to immerse you in the story but also a sense of progression with good momentum. Really compelling characters throughout with a good solid lead.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • Infected, The Shiners

  • By: Tara Ellis
  • Narrated by: Tara Ellis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

An alien plague. A sixteen-year-old girl. A fight to save the world. When a rare meteor shower unleashes a mind-altering infection, the people Alex loves begin to change. They’re smarter, faster, emotionless, and they have a plan. One that doesn’t include her. Guided by cryptic clues left behind by her deceased father, Alex follows a trail of increasingly shocking discoveries. Earth’s history isn’t what she learned in school, and a new hive mind threatens to rewrite the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cool story with a great characters

  • By Tony Bough on 02-07-18

Cool story with a great characters

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This starts really well with a meteor shower leading to a roller coaster adventure for Alex. Alex and her compatriots on this thrilling twist filled ride are all really well written and solid characters. The story moves at a good pace revealing new information and plot twists as it goes. Really enjoyable! I listened to it in just over one sitting thanks to a long journey and to be honest I would have loved an excuse to drive a bit further and listen to it all. It's really easy to get into. The narrator is the author and does a great job of getting you into the book. I really enjoyed the narration, which is a skill in itself, so really great job!!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

  • The Last Airship

  • Sam Reilly, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Cartwright
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

In 1939, a secret airship departed Nazi Germany in the dark of night filled with some of the most influential people of its time. Its cargo: a complement of rich Jewish families carrying their most valuable possessions. One such item among them was as dangerous as it was priceless. The airship never reached its destination. In 2015, Sam Reilly, a marine biologist and wealthy son of shipping mogul James Reilly, discovers a missing clue about the lost airship, and what follows is a violent treasure hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great action adventure introducing Sam Reilly

  • By nerak on 11-06-18

Your new action hero! Read this series!

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

A brilliant story. It actually made me really want to have a go on an airship which is strange as guess what (not a surprising spoiler) the airship doesn't last long. Sam Reilly is a great character. A mixture of your typical square jawed hard guy hero mixed with someone looking for something and also someone who wants the best for others and the environment as that's sort of his day job. I also strangely liked Sam's father. A total megalomaniac and he's pitched that way but in his own detached strange way he's pretty cool. We have an interesting love interest/match for Sam with a decent and also strong female lead. I liked the search that we go on.

It's a roller-coaster and its a good one!
Action/thriller books are often (in my opinion) hard to narrate as you have to do decent characters and story and then step up for the action. That's done really well here! I loved it from start to finish, and I most definitely want to see what adventures Sam is going to take us on.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Waypoint

  • A Game of Drones
  • By: C. F. WALLER
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Stacy’s life is in free fall. She finds herself clutching a handgun, searching for a sign that tomorrow will be any better than today. Her cell phone rings, bringing an offer that may postpone her soul searching. The discovery of an airplane graveyard containing a dozen commercial airliners is shocking. When the salvage camera reveals them to be virtually undamaged under in the Indian Ocean, theories abound. Who put them there? How are they still in one piece? What reason could there be? Stacy is about to learn the answers to those questions, as well things she’d prefer to forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good techno thriller

  • By nerak on 09-07-18

I couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

This was a gem of a book. It started and I instantly got into the main character. Probably at the lowest ebb she could be at but Stacey/Lydia is just so likeable. Intelligent, vulnerable, a bit messed up, sensible just a really human and real character.
She's about to do something really bad at the start but although you don't want her too you are still on her side in terms of understanding. She just gets even more interesting as we progress through the book. I like her boss and her tech/gaming friend that we meet as the story progresses. It kept me on my toes. We go from a diving/rescue/mystery and at first I'm wondering where its going but it opens up to this really interesting link to everything else that's going on in the story. Very good.

I really liked the audible narration. Great character identification and also great pace for the general story as well.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.