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  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful

  • By captainsjo on 09-03-15

Completely thrilling

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Rarely does a single volume comfortably cope with the whole story of the zombie apocalypse. Sarah Lyons Fleming has perfected the art. There is a beginning, middle and end to this saga that feels somehow complete and readers/listeners are not left wanting. Action, suspense, passion, lust, love, family and friendship are all here... a superb novel, well written and performed eloquently by Julia Whelan. A worthy purchase for the diehard apocalypse fans.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis

  • Arisen, Book 8.5
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 421

Between the fall of man and the arrival of the JFK, the Horn of Africa is a battleground. Salvation. Vengeance. Vanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does My Badass Look Big In This?

  • By Simon on 18-06-16

Edge of my seat at every word

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Michael Stephen Fuchs & R C Bray in combination bring me again to the edge of my seat, destroying all other undead novelists and narrators in their wake.
I'm a huge fan of the Arisen Series and this prequel just adds another staggering dynamic to an already nail biting seat if your pants thrill ride series. R C Bray brings his own phenomenal style to a superbly well written book. You are in for a full on action packed fight for humanity through the wildest, outstandingly structured and fabulously imagined Zombie Apocalypse series of our time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • ZFinity

  • Zombie Rules, Book 3
  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

It's now two years since the zombie apocalypse changed the world. Survival is precarious for Zach Gunderson and his friends. They are encountering zombies who are evolving into something more than mindless automatons, and the group dynamic is threatened by the revelation of a murderer in their midst. They handle each situation in their own special manner, but a seemingly innocent encounter with a group of Marines leads to disastrous consequences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By James on 27-05-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 27-05-15

What a waste of a great story line. It's like the author gave up on the plot, Zack had everything and then it was all taken and he gave up.... It's like this was the alternate ending that was accidentally put forward as the finished work... Wasted my credits.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Eeny Meeny

  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Nigel Pilkington, Lucy Gaskell, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 978

The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: Kill or be killed. Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind? Eeny Meeny is an electrifying debut, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!! "What would you do?"

  • By lynsey on 15-05-14

miney mo

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

a gripping story, at time a little slow but very well written and read.

  • Murder on the Home Front

  • A True Story of Morgues, Murderers and Mysteries in the Blitz
  • By: Molly Lefebure
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

It is 1941. While the 'war of chaos' rages in the skies above London, an unending fight against violence, murder and the criminal underworld continues on the streets below. One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the 'horrors of secretarial work' don't appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out exactly what goes on behind a mortuary door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder, war, trials and sardine sandwiches

  • By Sonia on 11-04-13

A refreshing woman's view of WW2 Britain

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-15

I have read so many books, biographies and memoires by men from war time Britain and most if not all leave you wondering what about the women... Molly Lefebure has broken the mould. Her eloquence and playful nature keeps you gripped throughout, never a dull moment and always cheerful. A remarkable insight into a life less ordinary... I have listened and re listened over and again, totally addicted and so sad Molly published so few titles before she departed yet so happy I have had the chance to indulge in those that she did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Child Called 'It'

  • One Child's Courage to Survive
  • By: David Pelzer
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat, and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunner

  • By Andy on 07-10-07

An amazing survival story

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

Reviewed: 26-03-15

This truly brings into context just how blessed some people are. Having had a less than enjoyable childhood, I have learned so much humility since hearing these books by David Pelzer... They are a true inspiration. And to go from a feeling of expecting certain at such an early age, to surviving and making such progress and success as an adult.... Simply wow. God bless you David Pelzer. Brian Keeler, the narration was clean, crisp and full of passion.

  • DropZone: Terminal Velocity

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Nigel Pilkington
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

The Raiders are a talented young skydiving team - with a secret. They are also a highly trained group of covert operatives, carrying out deniable missions for Britain's intelligence services. Under the demanding guidance of their ice-cold leader, an ex SAS explosives expert with many live covert special ops missions into active war zones behind him, the Raiders are developing into an impressive unit. This time, the mission lands Ethan and the team in the most perilous adventure of their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved the book and great reading would recommend

  • By hayley bladon on 04-08-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

Would you consider the audio edition of DropZone: Terminal Velocity to be better than the print version?

The only benefit of the audio version over the written, is the personality given by the narrator Nigel Pilkington.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I almost flat-lined... out of boredom.

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

I have listened to a couple of narrations by Nigel Pilkington and this is on par with them.

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

I have listened several times, each time, trying to glean interest from the plot... both in parts and in full... the performance of the narrator was fine... the storey felt mass produced, rushed and so far from McNab's normal flair, I begrudge the price of the credit that paid for it.